8 Amazing Resorts for a Jamaican Destination Wedding
A recent visit to Jamaica gave me a great perspective on not only on what properties I would recommend for a Jamaican Destination Wedding but what areas as well. There are three main areas to choose from, Ocho Rios approx. 2 hrs East from Sangster Airport, Negril approx. 2 hrs West of Sangster airport and Montego Bay approx. 15 minutes from Sangster airport. Here’s my take on all three!
1. Melia Braco Village, Runaway Bay
My travels on the way the back from Montego Bay brought me back to one of my favourite properties ever, now newly taken over by Melia resorts. Melia Braco Village is truly one of the nicest property layouts I have ever been too, ever! I love the town square feel where you can shop, dine and even head out on their resort bikes. The rooms are warm, upscale and inviting with fantastic ocean views.
2. Riu Palace Tropical Bay, Negril
If you are looking for an amazing beachfront area that will provide you and your guests endless days of ocean fun; then look no further than Riu Palace Tropical Bay which is nestled squarely in the middle of the paradise waters of Bloody Bay Negril. It simply doesn’t get much better than this if you want the beach to be a major part of your wedding and vacation fun! Head on down to Rick’s Cafe for drinks and cliff jumping, it’s only a few minutes down the road from your resort.
3. Riu Palace Jamaica, Montego Bay
Montego Bay is a great destination to stay in the surrounding region as well. My pick is Riu Palace Jamaica. It’s going to give you very upscale adults-only experience and only a mere 10 minutes from Downtown Montego Bay for all those shopping items you just have to bring back from Jamaica like Scotch Bonnet Pepper!
4. Royalton White Sands & 5. Hyatt Ziva, Montego Bay.
A couple of big hits resort wise are the new Royalton White Sands Jamaica as well as the Hyatt Ziva. The Royalton White Sands and Hyatt Ziva Jamaica are also very conveniently located only 20 minutes or so from the Montego Bay Airport. Both spectacular for different reasons, destination weddings abound here!
6. Secrets Wild Orchid & 7. Secrets St. James Bay, Montego Bay
My favourite stay in Montego Bay is none other than Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St James Bay. It was my first visit to this beautiful 5-star adults only resort and won’t be my last! For properties located more central to Montego Bay: Secrets St James and Wild Orchid for adults these two provide that luxury, relaxing vacation in spades!
8. Moon Palace Jamaica Grand, Ochos Rios
Ocho Rios is the heart of where the most popular excursions are along with great beaches and shopping in downtown Ocho Rios. A stay at Moon Palace Jamaica Grand gave me the opportunity to see their fantastic wedding gazebo along with all the other beautiful amenities of this property such as swim with dolphins, a world-class spa, waterslide and waterpark for children and best of all great food and service.
For the Ocho Rios area, you’ll want to consider it if excursions are your top priority. Also, I’m going to recommend Moon Palace Jamaica Grande with its exceptional oceanfront private wedding gazebo.
In conclusion, these are some resorts for a Jamaican Destination Wedding! Comment if you have any questions are want to know more about these beautiful resorts!