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Couples Negril: Romantic All-inclusive Hideaway

Couples Negril is a romantic beach resort in Jamaica, surrounded by an 18 acre tropical garden with ponds, two ...

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.

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.

European-style Spa at Royal Plantation

The spa at Royal Plantation is a spa getaway for the senses. The spa has marbled treatment rooms and offers an array of treatments. 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.

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