Jamaica for couples: love at first sight
Natural waterfalls, bamboo rafts, endless beaches, a Rastafarian village... It's time to discover one of the best kept treasures in the Caribbean!
Bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae River
Imagine the scene: you and your partner slowly sailing on a bamboo raft down a narrow, calm river, listening to the songs of the colorful exotic birds, while admiring the lush forest on both sides of the river. Doesn't that sound nice?
Few trips will seem so romantic as this one on the Martha Brae River, located 30 kilometers from Montego Bay, the bay where Iberostar’s 5-star hotels in Jamaica have all the services needed to live a few unforgettable days in Jamaica as a couple.
Blue Mountains: Jamaica at your feet
The mist-shrouded hills leading to the Blue Mountains are one of the best examples of Jamaica's natural beauty. Through tropical forests of ferns, bamboo, eucalyptus and colorful wildflowers you will have the island at your feet. In fact, this mountain range hosts the highest point of the island, located at 2,256 meters.
How about adding the possibility of tasting one of the best coffees in the world to the charm of the landscape and the purity of the air? The Blue Mountains are home to one of the finest plantations on the planet. Tasting a cup of fine brew while contemplating the limits of the island is an experience that will last a lifetime.
Dunn River Falls, Beyond the Divine and the Human
The force of the river Dunn, located near the town of Ocho Rios, takes over a stretch of the forest, flowing at will through the terraces and creating mesmerizing natural waterfalls.
If you manage to wake up from this wonder, we suggest you go one step further and go through the water curtains jumping from stone to stone. And then celebrate the adventure by taking a dip in these blue waters that flow into the Caribbean Sea.
And back at the hotel, what better way to commemorate it than having dinner at one of the five restaurants of the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, savoring the most exquisite dishes of Jamaican cuisine?
One love, one heart
What better way to visit Jamaica as a couple than to follow in the footsteps of Bob Marley, the most famous Jamaican in history, through his songs?
In the town of Nine Mile everything revolves around the king of reggae. Here you will be able to visit the house where he was born, contemplate his guitars and other musical instruments, see unpublished photos and even sit on the rock on which Marley was inspired to compose his universal lyrics.
A mystical journey to the Rastafari Indigenous Villa
Visiting the Rastafari Indigenous Villa, located in Montego Bay, very close to the hotels in Iberostar hotels in Jamaica, will make you discover the essence of this typical subculture of the country, which is famous around the world. During the tour through its streets you can take part in organic farming, traditional crafts and even receive music lessons.
In fact, the villagers themselves are happy to interact with visitors, allowing them to take part in their quiet way of understanding life, a true example of sustainability and slow life.
Ocho Rios and the beach where James Bond was born
Did you know that novelist Ian Fleming created the most famous secret agent in history, James Bond, 60 years ago while on holiday in Jamaica?
In fact, scenes from the famous 007 saga have been shot on some beaches in the town of Ocho Rios, in films such as Dr. No, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun.
Having a swim in its calm waters, surrounded by lush vegetation, will literally make you feel like the star of your own film.
Cultural trip to Kingston, the capital of Jamaica
It is worth choosing a day of your stay to visit Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, located two and a half hours by car from Montego Bay.
Founded in 1692, it has landmarks such as the National Gallery, the best art gallery on the island, the Georgian Devon House and the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, the Hope Gardens, the Coconut Museum and the Sunken Gardens.
And don't miss the opportunity to take a romantic stroll through Trenchtown, the historic neighborhood where reggae was born, and soak up the culture of the country and its welcoming people.