Honeymoons in Jamaica

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Jamaica Overview

If you want to immerse yourself in an island which has a melting pot of culture, stunning landscapes and tradition, then Jamaica could be the perfect location for your honeymoon. Whether you want to relax or enjoy adrenalin fuelled adventures, the choice is yours. When you stay at one of the hotel resorts or hire a private villa, you can experience the best of what Jamaica has to offer.

If you're dreaming of a tropical Caribbean island with striking mountain ranges, crystal blue waters and powder white beaches then Jamaica could be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. With a couple of flight connections from South Africa, you could still be experiencing nostalgia and excitement, within 36 hours. No trip to Jamaica would be complete without a visit to the Bob Marley Museum. The reggae king is as important to Jamaica as Elvis is to the USA. Take a step back in time and visit the former home of Noel Coward simply called “Look Out”. With the table set for dinner and his shirts hanging in the wardrobe, it's as if he still lives here. Ramp it up with a spot of river rafting, shop till you drop at Ocho Rios, swim with dolphins and feast on the food the Jamaicans do best – jerk. Simple, yet delicious, this is great washed down with a rum punch. Whatever you see and do, a honeymoon in Jamaica is simply incredible.

Key Facts for Jamaica

Currency: Jamaican Dollar

Captital: Kingston

Language: English

Flight time: 14 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Jamaica

When to go:
– April to December is the dry season and a quieter time to travel. June to November is the hurricane season so you may prefer to avoid this time. Also try and avoid mid March to April as this is when the High Schools take a break. All year round has a pretty pleasant temperature, so any time is good.

Flight information:

- Multiple carriers operate from Johannesburg to Kingston including South African Airways, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic. Flight duration with connections is anywhere from 30½ hours depending on connection times.


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Getting Married in Jamaica

If you're looking for an exciting and vibrant tropical island on which to hold your wedding then perhaps you should consider Jamaica. Yes, it has the lure of white sandy beaches and blue sunny skies, but it is also rich in culture and has stunning landscapes and spectacular architecture. With old plantations houses, exotic gardens and tropical rainforests to exchange your vows, or even traditional churches or a secluded beach, it's not hard to see why so many couples are choosing weddings abroad in Jamaica. With fabulous hotel resorts or grand houses, able to help host your reception, your special day will be truly unforgettable.

Marriage Requirements


Getting married in Jamaica is easy and all you need have with you is your birth certificate showing your father's name and a completed wedding application form. You can pick up a form of declaration and a licence form from the Ministry of Justice and these then have to be taken to the Stamp Duty and Transfer Tax Department where you'll need to pay a fee of JM$4,000. A Justice of the Peace needs to sign your form of declaration which proves your marital status and then all the documents are returned to the Ministry of Justice again. If you've been married before or are widowed, they'll need to see the necessary documentation. The licence is usually ready to be collected within 3 hours and is valid for 3 months. To learn more visit http://www.jis.gov.jm/faq/how-to-apply-for-a-marriage-license