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It’s an island of one love, steel drums, and vibrant sunsets; a destination where smitten couples get lost in tangles of rainforest and long ribbons of powdery white sand.

The hedonistic, uninhibited vibe makes Jamaica a popular choice for couples, whether they seek an active vacation of bobsledding through mountains, or simply relaxing in the hot sun.

Here are the top 5 reasons Jamaica is great for couples:

1Fiery sunsets

Colorful sunset in Negril, Jamaica
Sunset in Negril

Many Caribbean islands offer a sunset show, but Jamaica’s position deep in the Western Caribbean affords it one of the most stunning sunset displays, especially near Negril on the west end.

Best Sunset ViewRick’s Café in Negril is the perfect spot to catch the sunset. Perched high atop limestone cliffs, the restaurant offers a nightly sundown show with reggae music, island food and tropical drinks.

If you’re looking for something more intimate, a stroll along seven-mile beach or horseback rides along the coast in nearby Montego Bay are also great options.

2Luminous Lagoon

Bioluminescence lights up the waters off Falmouth, Jamaica
Luminous Lagoon by josh hunter

Dip into the dark water and watch your body sparkle at this phosphorescent lagoon that stretches along the northern coast of Jamaica. The green and blue light is emitted from tiny microorganisms that glow when disturbed.

It’s a phenomenon that occurs at only three other places in the world, and Jamaica’s lagoon is believed to be the most brilliant.

Lagoon trips depart from Glistening Waters Restaurant & Marina, where you can enjoy food and cocktails after your trip.

3The most unusual candlelight dinner

Dining in cliffside caves at The Caves, Jamaica
Dining in cliffside caves at The Caves, Jamaica

Many resorts have a beachfront candlelight dinner – but can they offer cave dining by candlelight?

It’s a unique and intimate experience offered by The Caves, a boutique-style hotel poised on the high cliffs of Negril. The grottoes below are transformed into a romantic and private oceanfront dining area, lit by candlelight and strewn with bougainvillea petals.

The Caves dining is available to non-hotel guests, as long as a reservation is made in advance.

4Jamaica beaches

Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica
Seven Mile Beach Negril

Sometimes the most romantic vacation is one where there is nothing to do but lay on a beach and splash in the sea, and with long, sandy stretches of coastline and secret coves, Jamaica is the right place to find relaxation.

The beaches of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios tend to be livelier, with lots of activities, families and cruise visitors, but couples can find intimacy along beautiful seven-mile beach in Negril.

5Natural delights

Blue Hole, Jamaica
Blue Hole Jamaica by Geoff Stearns

Jamaica’s mountains and rainforests are just as popular as the beaches. Escape from the crowds of Dunn’s River Falls with a trip to Blue Hole, a pool of baby blue mountain water hidden in the cliffs of Ocho Rios.

Couples can also enjoy intimate moments together lazily rafting down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft.


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