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Jamaica: A Tropical Wedding Destination!

**One of the best ways to celebrate a shared union is to have a destination wedding! This location has everything you’d need to make it happen. Couples are guaranteed a spectacular and unforgettable ceremony in paradise!

By: Tarah Jean

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What’s the perfect location outside of the U.S. for a wedding? There are a lot of great choices. But if you’re looking for a tropical destination wedding, Jamaica is worth a look!

Jamaica is a tropical, Caribbean island known for its rich culture. Well-known music genres including reggae give listeners a soothing and peaceful feeling like no other. Traditional dishes such as jerk chicken or ackee and codfish are to die for. Sites like the Dunn’s River Falls, Doctor's Cave Beach and Negril Cliffs are breathtaking.

Jamaica’s authenticity makes it a dream location definitely worth visiting. Traveling to this country is still a go but comes along with a few restrictions.

A travel authorization form must be completed before departure to Jamaica. Vaccinated travelers are only allowed to enter if they haven’t traveled to a select group of countries two weeks leading up to their departure. They must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result and may be required to get tested upon arrival.

All travelers are also required to quarantine when they arrive unless they’re staying at approved accommodation. Some more protocols include wearing masks in public places and being screened during the stay.

Picture this: you’ve gone through all the requirements for how to get there and you're finally in Jamaica. What’s next? Spending long hours doing research to find out which specific location caters to your destination wedding dream the most? That won’t be necessary. We’ve got you covered!

Jamaica is filled with some of the best hotels and resorts dedicated to carrying out your desired wedding plans. A few of them are Half Moon, Round Hill, GoldenEye, The Caves and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall.

Half Moon Bay, Montego Bay

Half Moon Bay has consistently been voted one of the top romantic destinations in the world. Its team of experienced planners and master event specialists have many options for couples to choose from. Options range from a traditional wedding to a cultural one and every creative suggestion couples might have in between.

Half Moon’s planners are available to assist with creating timelines and recommending style, color and layout. They even manage budgets, provide regular progress updates and work with other key support team members at Half Moon.

Their assistance doesn’t stop here. Half Moon ensures that they will be there for couples on their wedding day to coordinate the day’s proceedings. A wedding by Half Moon guarantees a celebration full of special moments.

Round Hill, Montego Bay

Unparalleled service. Undivided attention. Ultimate exclusivity. Those are the promises Round Hill makes to its guests. No wonder Round Hill was recently featured in the Wedding of the Day on!

This award-winning resort only hosts one wedding per weekend. This helps couples feel the intimacy they deserve while celebrating with their loved ones. Services include customized menus and custom decor options. They also come with a professional photographer and videographer, a seasoned wedding coordinator and more.

Lovebirds are even able to choose from a variety of destination weddings on the resort with beautiful views. A sand beach celebration, a luxury hillside villa and a private tropical garden setting are just a few that are offered. Round Hills’s wedding packages even range from intimate ceremonies to elegant celebrations. This is all while still providing a custom package to suit the specific needs of its guests.

GoldenEye, Oracabessa

Spectacular settings and intimate experiences are what couples can look forward to with a destination wedding at GoldenEye. This hotel is full of stunning locations to choose from. These spots include Sea view peninsulas, Low Cay Beach and Fleming Villa.

GoldenEye connects its guests with the best musicians and Jamaica’s most talented bakers for their big day. Specific details are an expertise of this extraordinary hotel as it works to make the dreams of couples come true.

The Caves, Negril

The Caves is the ultimate getaway for relaxation, revitalization and pure romance. This luxurious resort’s “Say Yes” wedding package is everything soon-to-be newlyweds could hope for and more.

This package includes arranging a wedding ceremony and assisting with flower arrangements, photos and music. It even comes along with creating a customized buffet. Planners are always ready to bring the details to life for couples at The Caves.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Montego Bay

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall has got it all covered. Whether it’s a grand ballroom gala or a simple barefoot beach ceremony, this adults-only all-inclusive resort handles every detail.

A number of packages and menus are available with spaces for up to 1,000 guests. They can be customized with the help of Hyatt Zilara’s wedding specialists to make sure couples have the perfect celebration.

It’s clear that the destination wedding options in Jamaica are endless. The island’s exceptional hotels and resorts are guaranteed to exceed the expectations of couples. Jamaica on its own is even more than enough to lure anyone into creating unforgettable moments there.

"There are a number of great and diverse properties in Jamaica,” said Travel Advisor Anne Heintz. "It's one of my favorite islands because I love the Jamaican spirit and friendliness, which is evident with those in the hospitality sector.”

Jamaica just might be one of your favorite destinations, too. What are you waiting for? Paying it a visit is the only way to find out!

**Tarah Jean is an undergraduate student at Florida State University studying Editing, Writing and Media. She is also an intern with Heintz Media Group assigned to the TravelAnne editorial team.

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