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Stylish Suites and Water Sports at the All-inclusive Couples Swept Away

Couples Swept Away in Jamaica is a luxury tropical getaway for honeymooners who enjoy sandy beaches, relaxing in a hammock and spa treatments. All-inclusive pricing at the ...

Jamaica Vacation Ideas

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Caves Resort for Couples

This unique hideaway is set on top of caves carved by the sea. Vacationers are accommodated in unique rooms with sea views.

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Affordable Jake's in Treasure Beach

This boutique hotel in Treasure Beach has only 15 cottages furnished in a simple, rustic style. Couples enjoy snorkeling, fishing, canoeing, swimming and kayaking.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Rose Hall, Jamaica

Play championship golf, relax by the pool and get pampered at this spa vacation resort in the tropics.

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Romantic Honeymoon at Couples Sans Souci

Perfect for couples who enjoy luxury amenities and all-inclusive rates, this resort is a romantic honeymoon getaway set on 35 scenic acres. All of the suites have ocean views.

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Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay

Relax by the freshwater pool and indulge in relaxing treatments at the spa. You can charter a boat for a PADI diving or a deep-sea fishing excursion.

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Strawberry Hill: Scenic Spa Hideaway

This unique mountain spa getaway in the Blue Mountain range has a scenic pool and a natural spa where you can get massages in a beautiful setting.

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Couples Negril: Romantic All-inclusive Hideaway

The all-inclusive resort offers an array of things to do, including Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Windsurfing, Hobie Cats, tennis, golf, Yoga, Pilates, scuba diving and catamaran cruises.

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All-Inclusive Sandals Negril

Activities include catamaran rides, scuba diving, spa treatments and, naturally, relaxing on the white sandy bay.

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Family Fun at The Tryall Club

This villa getaway offers championship golf, tennis, a kid's club and a selection of watersports. Rent one of the 69 private villas which are great for families.

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Geejam Has a Recording Studio

A unique getaway on a sandy beach offers its guests great views and a private recording studio. Geejam Studios lets you record your own album while on vacation.

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Goldeneye: Private Villa Hideaway

Stay at this luxurious retreat and find out where Ian Fleming found the inspiration for his 007 famous novels. The Ian Fleming House, available for rent, has three bedrooms and features Ian Fleming's original writing desk.

Jamaica Map

This island in the Caribbean offers sandy beaches. The map shows the country in green and the surrounding Caribbean Sea in blue.

Jamaica's Beaches

Jamaica is known for its relaxed atmosphere, plenty of sunshine and, of course, its white-sand beaches. One of the most famous, the Seven Mile Beach in Negril, is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Since it is protected by a reef, it offers calm waters. Hotels in the area include the Rockhouse Hotel and Caves Resort, popular with honeymooners. Couples Swept Away is set on an amazingly soft stretch of sand.

Where the Dunn's River Falls meet the sea, in Ocho Rios, lies a beautiful beach with lush tropical plants as a backdrop. Just east of Ocho Rios is Reggae Vibes Beach with secluded areas where one can come across nesting turtles.

James Bond Beach, 20 minutes from Ocho Rios, offers clear waters and beautiful views of the St. Mary mountains.

Shanshy Beach Complex, located to the west of Port Antonio, is divided into two parts by a fence. On one side lie huts belonging to local fishermen. The other side of the bay, with its white sands and shallow areas, is great for sunning and swimming.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay onthenorthwest coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations with more guest rooms than any other part of the island. The bay features white-sand beaches, historic buildings and art galleries.

Vacation activities include five 18-hole championship golf courses and scuba diving in Montego Bay Marine Park with 10 square miles of coral reefs.

For kids, the area offers several parks, including banana boating in Aquasol Theme Park, Blue Hole Nature Park and Animal Farm.

Shops with items ranging from straw baskets and handmade leather to duty-free china and perfume line the bay.

Honeymooners looking for private villa rentals, the Tryall Club is a 2,200 acre gated community where you can rent 69 private villas. The club is also home to a golf course which has hosted several international events.

The annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in January and the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest Festival in July take place here. Throughout the year, the area offers exciting nightlife, ranging from reggae to rock clubs.

Great Getaways in Jamaica

Jamaica offers travelers many different accommodation options and activities. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the island offers great snorkeling, scuba diving and other ocean-based activities. In addition to that, there are beautiful waterfalls and mountains, great for hiking and relaxing with a view. You can stay at a large full-service resort like Montego Bay or an intimate hideaway.

There are many seasonal events and festivals, shopping, a variety of restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches. This is a bird watching paradise. In Montego Bay, you can find full service resorts offering luxury spas, golf, facilities for children, shopping and diverse nightlife. Other fun places to visit are the Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and off the beaten path South Coast.

Affordable Cottages from $95 per Night

The private cottages at Jake's are unique and affordable, a fun romantic idea for couples heading to the Caribbean. Hang out by the pool bar and lounge with a view of the water.

Private Villas in Montego Bay

The Tryall Club is as luxurious as it gets. The resort is home to the famous Tryall's Golf Club which frequently hosts golf championships. Families can rent one of the private villas in a gated community which includes a housekeeper. The hotel has a fitness center, scenic jogging trails and a variety of water sports. The Wildlife & Nature Program include snorkeling and free diving, coastal discoveries and coastal kayaking.

Rooms and Villas with Caribbean Sea Views

Also located in Montego Bay, Round Hill Jamaica is another luxury option with its own beach, spa, tennis and other sports facilities. The swimming pool overlooks the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. Vacationers have a choice of oceanview rooms as well as private villas located on the hill. Nearly all villas have private pools. Round Hill offers casual and more sophisticated dining, or you can take the free shuttle to Montego Bay.

The hotel has a full service spa located in a restored 18th century plantation house on 10 acres. The spa has an indoor and outdoor fitness center, full service beauty salon, seven body treatment rooms and an outdoor treatment area in the garden. Try the Pineapple Body Buff which employs freshly harvested pineapple and local polenta to gently exfoliate and smooth the skin. The exfoliation is followed with the application of an aromatic blend of ultra rich pineapple butter. There is a fitness center located at the spa. The waterfront lawn offers a beautiful setting for afternoon yoga classes. A light spa menu is served daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Romantic Hideaway near Negril

The Rockhouse near Negril and the Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy relaxed indoor-outdoor living in guest rooms with terraces or private villas over the cliff. Couples can watch romantic sunsets while they dine on innovative Jamaican cuisine at the Rockhouse restaurant.

The Blue Mountains

Strawberry Hill is a spa vacation getaway neastled in the Blue Mountains, offering pristine natural surroundings and scenic views. Vacationers get to sample unique spa treatments in a mountain setting. Strawberry Hill is an hour from Kingston, located at an elevation of 3,100 feet.

Romantic Caves for Honeymooners

Caves Resort is a romantic honeymoon hotel carved into the rock above the Caribbean Sea. Rooms, suites and the restaurant offer scenic ocean views. The hotel is known for its attentive service and uniquely decorated guest accommodations. There is an outdoor swimming poo, jacuzzi, hammocks and a one-of-a-kind furnished cave.

Bird-watching

With its 250 species of birds, Jamaica is a great bird-watching destination. Jamaica's national bird the streamer-tailed Hummingbird or Doctor Bird - and 26 other bird species cannot be found anywhere else other than on this Caribbean island.

Many bird-watchers visit to see the vervian hummingbird, the second-smallest bird in the world, as well as the Jamaican tody which nests underground. Visit Dolphin Cove and its surrounding four acres of lush tropical rain forest with tropical birds and reptiles. In addition to bird-watching, you can also swim with a family of bottle-nose dolphins at Dolphin Cove.

Visit the Waterfalls

Visit the waterfalls to enjoy some of the best scenery on your vacation. At the famous Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios, visitors can climb 600-feet and view a series of waterfalls. Professional guides supervise the climb. After your Dunns River Falls visit, relax on the tropical beach below where the falls hit the sea.

Located on the undeveloped south coast, Y.S. Falls feature ten separate cascades. Great swimming holes can be found near the Mayfield Falls in the Dolphin Head Mountains. These falls feature 22 mini-cascades, an underwater cave where visitors can swim and mini-cliffs for high diving.

Luxury Spa Resort

At The Ritz-Carlton, Jamaica, you will find it easy to relax surrounded by beautiful beaches, luxury service and unique spa treatments that incorporate Jamaica's native plants. The spa measures 8,000 square feet in size and is decorated with cool Caribbean colors. The spa has a fitness center, sauna, steam room, and a relaxation lounge. Treatments include massage, hydrotherapy, detoxifying therapy, skin, hair and nail services. One of the signature treatments offered is the Nourishing Rose Body Wrap which is named for Ms. Rosa Kelly of the historic Rose Hall Great House. The treatment includes exfoliation and a specialty body wrap with rose extracts ($120 for 60 minutes).

European-style Spa at Royal Plantation

The 5 Star Diamond European Spa at Royal Plantation is a spa getaway for the senses. The spa has marbled treatment rooms and offers an array of treatments, including hydro baths, steam baths, body wraps, saunas, massages, manicures and pedicures. If you are on your island honeymoon, book a couples treatment at the spa and relax and re-connect.

While you can spend your entire vacation at the luxurious five star spa, there are many other activities not to be missed at the resort. Scuba diving is complimentary for certified divers. Golf is included in the nightly rate as well. Or head to the fitness center which offers a variety of Aerobic Classes, Aqua-Fit Classes, Treadmills, Elliptical Machines, Exercise Bikes, Stairclimbers, Free Weights, Cybex Equipment, Universal Weights and Tennis.

At the spa, some of the best treatments to try include the Bamboo Polish: using bamboo crystals, dry skin is gently nourished with natural, eco-friendly essential oils and aloe vera. This spa treatment was designed for sensitive skin. Another treatment to try is the Caribbean Sea Wrap: stimulate circulation and smooth your skin in this warming wrap that induces blood circulation that encourages absorption of nourishing botanicals.

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