Jamaica is best known for its soft, white sand beaches and laidback local vibes. This Caribbean island is a destination where you and your guests can truly kick back and relax, sipping some island rum on the palm-lined beaches between dips in the pristine water. While Jamaica’s easy breezy vibes will tempt you to eat, sleep, and dream the beach, there are plenty of activities you can add to your destination wedding itinerary. Adventure awaits for those who plan a wedding in Jamaica – including visits to Bob Marley’s hometown, local coffee plantations, or even a zip line trip in the rain forest or a plunge into the aquamarine sea off of limestone cliffs.
NEED TO KNOW:
Jamaica is one of the top destination wedding destinations in the Caribbean. Couples can be married just 24 hours after arriving providing that prior application for a marriage license has been made. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Ministry of National Security & Justice at 876 906 4923, or contact the nearest Jamaica Tourist Board office.
- AREA CODE: 876
- WEATHER: The average annual temperature is 80 degrees.
- ELECTRICITY:The electric current is 110 volts, 50 cycles. US appliances need adaptors. Get one before leave home or ask at the hotel.
- GETTING THERE: Jamaica is an easy flight from most major US airports. The approximate flight times for Jamaica are: New York:5 hours Boston:4 hours Philadelphia: 3.5 hours Miami: 1.5 hours Atlanta: 3 hours Baltimore: 3 hours Los Angeles: 5.6 hours Chicago: 3 hours Houston: 3.5 hours Denver: 5 hours
- WHEN TO GO: Jamaica is best after the hurricane season ends, from October to around the middle of December. The weather is cooler and crowds are quieter, meaning you’ll get better deals at hotels and less heat to beat.
- SAFETY: Gorgeous and wonderful as it is, Jamaica is a poor country and general precautions should be taken. Keep valuables secure and ask your hotel concierge about safety before venturing out at night.
- TIPPING: A 10% service charge is usually added to restaurant bills.
- TAXIS: Use taxis whenever possible, make sure they have red PPV plates and settle on the fare BEFORE you get in.