If you’re looking for the best honeymoon destination, then Jamaica is an excellent choice. Why is Jamaica good for honeymoons? This popular Caribbean island offers natural beauty, white sand beaches, clear and warm waters, and tons of activities. There are many Jamaica honeymoon resorts to choose from and the weather is perfect all year round.
One of the best things about Jamaica is you can experience luxury on your honeymoon without breaking the bank. All-inclusive honeymoons can easily be found for around $3000 for 5 days (sometimes even less depending on when you go), and they go up from there depending on what you are looking for.
In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know to plan your Jamaica honeymoon, including information on Jamaica honeymoon all-inclusive resorts and Jamaica honeymoon packages, when to go on your Jamaica honeymoon, how much your Jamaica honeymoon will cost, and what to do on your Jamaica honeymoon.
Jamaica Honeymoon Quick Picks
- Most Affordable Jamaica Honeymoon Resort: Sandals Negril
- Best Adult-Only Jamaica Honeymoon Resort: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
- Best Jamaica Honeymoon Resort for Mountain views: Sandals Dunn’s River
- Cost of a Jamaica Honeymoon: $3,500+
10 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Jamaica
For a relaxing and rejuvenating honeymoon, we recommend an all-inclusive honeymoon package. That way, once you get on the plane you can relax knowing that everything is taken care of. Contact us to get in touch with a travel advisor to help plan your perfect Jamaica honeymoon.
Available honeymoon packages and prices are constantly changing, but here are our top 10 all-inclusive honeymoon resort packages in Jamaica to give you an idea of what Jamaica honeymoon packages in 2023 will be like.
We recently visited Sandals Negril and it was our favorite of the Sandals resorts in Jamaica. One thing that sets this location apart is the amazing sunsets you only completely see from this western part of the island.
Sandals Negril is located on Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach, a beautiful stretch of powder-soft white sand along the vivid colors of the Caribbean. The water here is calm and crystal clear, perfect for swimming and watersports like wakeboarding, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. You can snorkel right off the beach at Sandals Negril and see colorful reefs and abundant marine life.
The luxurious accommodations at Sandals Negril include beachfront walkout suites, penthouse suites, and swim-up suites (some with the services of a personal butler).
Sandals Negril is one of the most affordable Sandals resorts. Jamaica all-inclusive honeymoon packages at Sandals Negril start at $266 per person per night or $2660 for a 5-night honeymoon. The top suites, like the swim-up suites, are much more expensive.
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Montego Bay is set on a long stretch of private, pristine white sand beach along the glorious turquoise Caribbean. While this is where the Sandals brand started—the original location—the resort feels modern and fresh after its renovation. Couples will appreciate the lavish and spacious suites, complimentary watersports and land activities delicious cuisine, and lively social scene.
The sleek open-air lobby overlooks the Caribbean, many restaurants are waterfront, and there’s even an overwater bar. You don’t have to lose sight of the ocean here if you don’t want to.
A bonus to staying at Sandals Montego Bay is that you get complete access to all the amenities and restaurants of the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean (easily reached via a free shuttle service).
At Sandals Montego Bay, you can choose from a wide range of lavish rooms and suites, many of them set just steps from the beautiful beach and sparkling sea. These include swim-up rooms and beachfront walk-out suites.
Overall, the opulent renovation makes Sandals Montego Bay one of the top resorts for a honeymoon in Jamaica. Jamaica honeymoon packages here start at $343 per person per night, or $3430 for a 5-night honeymoon.
Couples Sans Souci
The name says it all, really (Sans Souci is French for “without a care”). Couples Sans Souci is part of the world-class Couples brand of all-inclusive resorts. Located in Ocho Rios, this Couples resort probably has a slight edge over its counterparts due to its preserved natural setting. This scenic and peaceful all-inclusive Jamaica honeymoon resort even has its own private grotto and mineral springs pool.
Like its sister properties, Couples Sans Souci is designed especially for lovers. It excels in areas such as lush, tropical scenery, uncrowded beaches, and cushy suites with private balconies. A unique amenity is a clothing-prohibited beach and pool.
Rates here include premium food and drinks, 24-hour dining, room service, watersports including scuba diving, land activities including tennis and golf, entertainment, some local excursions, and WiFi. The property is close to great local attractions, including Dunn’s River Falls and Dolphin Cove.
Prices at Couples Sans Souci for their Jamaica honeymoon all-inclusive package start around $3000 for a 5-night stay.
Sandals South Coast
If you’re looking for a magical honeymoon destination, you’ll find one at Sandals South Coast, named “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort” in the 2019 World Travel Awards. Sandals South Coast is a luxurious adults-only all-inclusive in Jamaica nestled along a 2-mile stretch of pristine white beach amid a 500-acre nature preserve.
One of the reasons it’s such a honeymoon favorite is that it features uber-romantic accommodations like Over-the-Water Bungalows and Swim-Up Rondovals.
Sandals South Coast is located in White House, along the unspoiled southern coast of Jamaica. It’s about 30 miles from Montego Bay airport. (Tip: The drive to the resort is rough. Make sure you take Dramamine before you start the drive.)
Many couples choose Sandals South Coast for their destination wedding because of the amazing Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel. But if you’re not getting married on this trip, you can still enjoy an overwater experience at Sandals South Coast by visiting the Over-the-Water Bar for a refreshing drink surrounded by the Caribbean. You can even laze the day away with your sweetie in one of the overwater hammocks for two!
This is one of the least expensive Sandals resorts. Jamaica honeymoon packages at Sandals South Coast start at $234 per person per night or $2340 for a 5-night honeymoon.
Sandals Royal Caribbean
If you’re trying to choose which Sandals in Jamaica is best for your honeymoon, you may want to look at Sandals Royal Caribbean.
We recently visited, and what sets Sandals Royal Caribbean apart is the private offshore island with its own beach, amenities, and Over-the-Water bungalows. Also, guests here have full access to all the facilities at Sandals Montego Bay.
Sandals Royal Caribbean is a beautiful, recently renovated resort with a private feel, nestled on a stunning private beach in Montego Bay. This resort showcases Jamaica’s British heritage with a Georgian-style Great House, a manicured lawn, and activities such as afternoon tea and croquet. You can even spot peacocks strutting around.
For a truly luxurious honeymoon suite, stay in an amazing overwater bungalow. If that’s out of budget, some of the other romantic accommodations here include swim-up suites, oceanview suites, and beachfront walk-out suites.
Jamaica all-inclusive honeymoon packages at Sandals Royal Caribbean start at $295 per person per night or $2950 for a 5-night honeymoon.
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall offers lavish amenities like excellent butler service plus a beautiful setting on the beach in Montego Bay.
This upscale adults-only Jamaica all-inclusive honeymoon resort promises couples the perfect setting to disconnect and enjoy each other’s company. Pamper yourselves with relaxing spa treatments, indulge in mouthwatering local and international dishes at any of their five restaurants, sample perfectly made cocktails at the four bars (including a cool swim-up bar), and enjoy great entertainment and activities.
Your Jamaica all-inclusive honeymoon package at Iberostar Grand Rose starts at $659 per night, for a 5-night Jamaica honeymoon package cost of $3295. More luxe accommodations like the swim-out suites will be more expensive.
Bahia Principe Runaway Bay
Bahia Principe Runaway Bay is a good option for an affordable Jamaica honeymoon all-inclusive package. The price is very reasonable, a lot less expensive than many other all-inclusive Jamaica honeymoon resorts.
All food is included in the price of your stay. That includes unlimited á la carte dinners, 24-hour soft drinks, fast food, and a wide selection of unlimited local drinks, beer, and soft drinks in the hotel bars until 2:00 a.m.
All entertainment is included, plus bar and waiter service at the pools and beaches. Guests can also use all the facilities and restaurants of the Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica, except the buffet.
There is a good variety of delicious restaurants to choose from, and there are plenty of activities happening. If you like a lively atmosphere, this is a good resort for you.
In the off-season in the fall, prices at Bahia Principe Runaway Bay start around $110 per person per night for a 5-night Jamaica honeymoon package of $1100. During busier parts of the year, it can start around $160 per person, for a cost of $1600 for the 5-night all-inclusive honeymoon package.
Sandals Royal Plantation
One of the best-rated Sandals Resorts, Sandals Royal Plantation is located in Ocho Rios.
What makes Sandals Royal Plantation unique is two things, its size and the Butler Elite service provided to every room. There are only 74 ocean-view suites and they all have butler service.
There are two lovely beaches on private coves of white sand with beach service. Sandals Royal Plantation is also one of the best Sandals resorts for golf.
What makes a stay at Sandals Royal Plantation extra special is that you get to stay at a more intimate resort but you also have access to all the facilities and activities—and 16 restaurants—of nearby Sandals Ochi.
Other unique aspects of Sandals Royal Plantation are the English afternoon tea served on the terrace and the champagne and caviar bar. There are 5 gourmet restaurants to choose from, including French fine dining, Caribbean, seafood, and international.
Jamaica honeymoon packages at Sandals Royal Plantation start at $320 per person per night, or $3200 for a 5-night honeymoon.
Whether you want to party or have a bit of privacy, Sandals Ochi offers the best of both worlds.
The place is huge! Onsite you’ll find 11 bars (including the Caribbean’s first speakeasy), 16 amazing restaurants, and a hot new beach club. Nearby, you also have access to Sandals Golf & Country Club. But you can also find some time alone for just the two of you, with the many private areas available on the adult-only property’s 100 acres.
At Sandals Ochi there is one long beach separated into 3 different areas. All have calm water lapping white sand beaches. Some of the luxurious accommodations at Sandals Ochi include suites with private plunge pools, beachfront penthouse suites, and honeymoon hideaway rooms.
Sandals Ochi is one of the most affordable Sandals resorts. Jamaica all-inclusive honeymoon packages at Sandals Ochi start at $264 per person per night or $1980 for a 5-night honeymoon.
Sandals Dunn’s River
The newest Sandals resort in Jamaica, Sandals Dunn’s River is taking reservations now and officially opens in May 2023.
The lush landscaping, jaw-dropping design, and amazing amenities of the all-new Sandals Dunn’s River make it a new contender for the best honeymoon resort in Jamaica.
We are excited about this resort because it has a lot of new features, such as Jamaica’s first Skypool Suites, which have elevated infinity edge pools that run the length of your balcony, plus Sandals’ first-ever Coyaba Sky Rondoval Villas with a roof terrace, a private plunge pool, and access to the river pool.
In addition, among the 12 restaurants are several new concepts including a Greek restaurant, an Asian fusion restaurant, a South and Central American restaurant, and a Jamaican and French fusion restaurant. There will also be a rooftop bar and a rum bar among the 9 bars.
Other room choices at Sandals Dunn’s River include swim-up suites that overlook the ocean; Swim-Up Rondoval Suites, beachfront suites; oceanview suites; and suites that overlook Jamaica’s lush mountains—all with oversized soaking tubs on private balconies.
This resort is set in Ocho Rios on a beautiful beach and close to Dunn’s River Falls, the Blue Hole, and other top Jamaica attractions. It is also close to Sandals Ochi which guests have access to.
Jamaica honeymoon packages 2023 at Sandals Dunn’s River start at $388 per person per night, or $3880 for a 5-night honeymoon.
Why We Recommend Sandals Resorts
The luxurious Sandals resorts offer some of the best Jamaica honeymoon all-inclusive packages. The truly all-inclusive rates at Sandals resorts cover swanky accommodations, all meals, and snacks at all onsite restaurants, all nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages including premium liquors and Robert Mondavi wines, a huge range of water and land activities (including scuba diving), entertainment, airport transfers, WiFi, and taxes and tips.
If you get married and then honeymoon at any Sandals resort, or if you go there within 30 days of your wedding date, you’ll get Sandals’ complimentary honeymoon package. This includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a special turndown service with flower petals on your bed the first evening of your honeymoon, fresh flowers, and a decadent breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.
There are seven beachfront Sandals resorts in Jamaica: Sandals Negril, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals Ochi, and the new Sandals Dunn’s River (opening May 2023).
For a 5-night honeymoon at a Sandals resort in Jamaica, rates start at $1,980. Since that is the cheapest rate, expect to pay more.
When to Go to Jamaica for your Honeymoon
The best time to go for a Jamaica honeymoon is from November to mid-December. The weather stays between the mid-70s to high 80s all year long, so it is nice even in winter. Hotel and flight deals are easiest to find during this time.
While resort deals may be cheaper during the summer months, it’s hurricane season so that can be risky. January to March are peak travel seasons for the island, making room rates way more expensive.
Best areas for your Jamaica Honeymoon
No matter which part of Jamaica you choose to visit, you are sure to have an amazing time on your honeymoon. You can fly into whichever one of Jamaica’s three international airports (Montego Bay, Kingston, or Ocho Rios) is closest to your resort.
What part of Jamaica is best for honeymoons? Some of the best areas in Jamaica for honeymoons are Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, and Negril. You will find lots of choices for Jamaica honeymoon all-inclusive resorts in these areas.
Located on the north shore of Jamaica, Montego Bay (or “MoBay,” as locals call it) is one of the top romantic trip and honeymoon destinations in Jamaica for multiple reasons. There’s plenty to do, it’s easy to get to, and the beaches are spectacular.
Montego Bay is a major resort town with plenty of Jamaica all-inclusive honeymoon resorts to choose from. This city is home to the famous “Hip Strip,” where you will find plenty of nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.
Montego Bay is also home to some of the most popular tourist attractions in Jamaica. From watersports and rainforest excursions to historic and cultural sites to lively markets and exciting nightlife, there’s something for everyone in Montego Bay.
Ocho Rios is also located on the north shore of Jamaica. It is known for its waterfalls, and Dunn’s River Falls is one of the best attractions to visit (see Things to do on your Jamaica honeymoon, above, for more info).
Ocho Rios is one of the more popular areas in Jamaica, with tons of amazing beaches, watersports, and dining options. This area offers many different activities such as waterfall tours, hikes, river tubing, and ziplining, among others. It also has good nightlife. You can easily find great all-inclusive resorts for your Jamaica honeymoon here.
Runaway Bay is a beachfront area located about one hour from Montego Bay and about 30 minutes from Ocho Rios. This makes it conveniently located close to many attractions but in a quieter area.
This bay is one of Jamaica’s best snorkeling sites, with a thriving coral reef and a variety of marine life including stingrays, sea urchins, and parrotfish. The beaches are fabulous as well.
Negril is best known for its spectacular beaches and laid-back feel. Having started as a fishing village, Negril is a relaxed, beach-oriented town. Jamaica’s legendary Seven Mile Beach is in Negril, as are several other top beaches. Many of the restaurants and bars in Negril make the most of this by being located on the water.
If you’re coming to Jamaica for the beaches or water sports—or if you’re looking for a peaceful, romantic hideaway—Negril is one of the best Jamaica honeymoon spots.
What do you think after reading our guide to Jamaica honeymoons? Are you ready to plan your own honeymoon in Jamaica? If so, feel free to reach out to us for help in planning it.
Top Things to Do in Jamaica for Your Honeymoon
One of the reasons Jamaica honeymoons are so popular is that there is so much to do on the island. From adventure sports like ziplining to regular sports like golf and tennis to historic and cultural sites to shopping and dining to beach-hopping and water sports to bar-hopping and dancing, there is truly something for everyone in Jamaica.
Here are some of our top picks for your Jamaica honeymoon itinerary:
Visit Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios
Visiting Dunn’s River Falls is one of the top things to do in Jamaica. Not only does climbing the falls offer an unbeatable view, but it is also a safe, fun outdoor activity that provides plenty of great photo opportunities.
Hang out on a gorgeous beach
Jamaica is full of beautiful white sand beaches. Here are 5 amazing beaches worth visiting during your honeymoon.
- Blue Hole Bay, St. Ann – The calm waters of Blue Hole Bay keep it one of Jamaica’s safest swimming beaches. This wide stretch also makes it easy to wade through the waves. The beach is part of Cornwall Beach, which is located in Maya Cove on the north coast of the island. It is a popular beach for kite surfing and snorkeling, as there are many interesting rock formations nearby.
- Doctor’s Cave Beach, St. Ann – Located in Montego Bay, this popular beach is named after a natural spring that was said to have healing properties. The beach is perfect for sunbathing and the water is calm and shallow. Inland from the beach, you will find Doctor’s Cave Beach Club, which provides snorkeling equipment, lockers, and showers.
- Meads Bay, St. Catherine – This beautiful bay is surrounded by lush green hills on one side and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea on the other. It is one of Jamaica’s most secluded beaches. It has recently become popular with international travelers who are drawn to its impressive views and pristine sands. You will find that there are no resorts or hotels in close proximity, making it an ideal spot for a quiet getaway.
- Frenchman’s Cove – This beach is located in Montego Bay and is one of Jamaica’s most popular beaches. It has powder-like white sand that slopes into the aquamarine waters below. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are in your own private paradise; it is one of the few completely private beaches in Jamaica. You can find nearby restaurants and places to swim in the water if you are not content with basking in the sun.
- Lucea Beach, Hanover – This long stretch of beach is quite popular with locals who come to bask in its famed beauty. The sands are soft and pale, while the waters are calm. The location is close to Black River, which is known for its wildlife tours of crocodiles and manatees. There are also several great golf courses in the area including Rose Hill Golf Club, which offers magnificent views of Lucea Beach.
Take Sunrise or Sunset Walks on the Beach
There is nothing more romantic than spending a beautiful morning walking along the beach in Jamaica or going for a stroll at the end of an amazing day and admiring the changing color of the sky. This is a great reason to stay at a beachfront honeymoon resort, so you can easily get to the beach at any time.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner Together
There are many romantic restaurants in Jamaica. First, start with your resort. Many all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica have wonderful restaurants, including ones in beautiful settings like on the beach. There are also some well-known restaurants throughout Jamaica that are perfect for a honeymoon.
The Caves is easily the most romantic restaurant in Jamaica. Here you can indulge in private dining inside a cave.
The Rockhouse Restaurant
The Rockhouse Restaurant is another great choice perched on volcanic cliffs at Pristine Cove, where you can enjoy dinner to the sound and sights of crashing waves.
Many say that the Sugar Mill is Jamaica’s best restaurant. Located at Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, the Sugar Mill pays homage to the resort’s history as a sugar plantation. Set high on a hill, it offers gourmet Jamaican cuisine in an intimate, elegant setting with indoor and open-air seating.
Also at Half Moon is another top Jamaican restaurant, Delmare. This award-winning seafood restaurant has an Italian influence and overlooks the beach.
Margeurite’s Seafood by the Sea
Marguerite’s Seafood by the Sea offers sophisticated fine dining and fresh seafood and steaks at the edge of the Caribbean. Located in what was a private home on Gloucester Avenue, it features stunning water views and an open-air terrace and has an award-winning wine list.
The HouseBoat Grill
The HouseBoat Grill is another restaurant offering a unique setting for an intimate, one-of-a-kind dining experience. You can enjoy dinner downstairs in a cozy dining room, upstairs under the stars, or waterside.
Raft the Martha Brae River
Rafting the Martha Brae River offers an unforgettable, peaceful experience. You will be guided down the river by your captain, gliding by riverbanks full of lush tropical plants and palm trees. The water itself is clean and clear, allowing you to see all kinds of fish and other aquatic creatures.
Go snorkeling together to experience the wonders of the ocean and see tropical fish, coral reefs, and other amazing aquatic life. The Montego Bay Marine Park is a perfect place to go, or you can go on a snorkeling tour. At some Jamaica honeymoon resorts you can snorkel from the beach.
Check out the Views from Lover’s Leap Lighthouse
As the story goes, this is the location where star-crossed lovers who, rather than be taken from each other by a jealous plantation owner, chose instead to run away together. They raced to the edge of this cliff and the moon caught them in a golden net, setting them slowly below.
At 1700 feet above sea level, this is the highest lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere.
Enjoy a Couple’s Massage
A couple’s massage is a romantic activity that will rejuvenate you and give you time to relax together. Most Jamaica honeymoon resorts have a spa onsite, but if not the concierge should be able to direct you to a vetted massage therapist during your trip.
Is it safe to go to Jamaica for your Honeymoon?
Jamaica, despite being one of the most popular honeymoon and travel destinations in the world, also has one of the world’s highest crime and homicide rates. Yes, that’s a red flag. Is it safe? Travelers claim that while the statistics aren’t favorable, millions of newlyweds have unforgettable honeymoons here.
If you stick to luxury resorts and stay in crowded parts of town that are deemed safe, you should be fine. Be warned though, there are regular reports of thefts. Keep an eye on your bag and personal items while you’re out and about, and don’t carry a lot of cash or valuable items.
Be sure to leave your passport and travel documents in a safe place in your room—and for extra security, make copies of those and your driver’s licenses and put those in a separate place just in case. For more information on traveling to Jamaica safely, check out our article “Is Jamaica Safe as a Travel Destination?”.
How much does a Jamaica honeymoon cost?
Is Jamaica expensive for a honeymoon? No, Jamaica is not expensive for honeymoons. As with any destination, you can certainly spend a lot here if you want to stay at an uber-luxurious resort and do all the activities. But you can also find plenty of nice Jamaica honeymoon resorts that offer an affordable Jamaica honeymoon package.
When looking at a Jamaica honeymoon cost, it really depends on you and your preferences. For under $200 a night, your accommodations will be basic and usually do not come with access to a white sand beach. You can find some 3-star hotels on the beach for this price, but most do not have good reviews.
You will find most Jamaica honeymoon resorts in a price range between $300-$500 a night, including all-inclusive resorts. Luxurious honeymoon rooms like the overwater bungalows at Sandals’ all-inclusive honeymoon resorts in Jamaica are around $1000/night and up.
As you can see, your Jamaica honeymoon cost can vary greatly, but in general, for a 5-night honeymoon, we recommend around $3,500 plus airfare.
Jamaica is a honeymooners paradise! There are plenty of amazing beaches, great food, and luxurious resorts all waiting to make your honeymoon one to remember. It’s just time to start planning!
Ashley has always loved to explore new places and indulges her passion for travel whenever she can. She has been to 12 countries and 32 states so far.
Ashley has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years, specializing in the areas of travel, marketing, personal development, and the pursuit of happiness.
Favorite destinations include Sorrento and Capri, Italy; Haarlem, Netherlands; Paris; Sydney and K’gari, Australia; Rotorua and Waiheke Island, New Zealand; the American West; Palm Beach; the Florida Keys; and her hometown of New Orleans. Ashley has a goal of visiting every state plus many more international destinations.