1. You can walk barefoot down the aisle
Tying the knot on the white sand of Montego Bay’s Cornwall Beach makes for the ultimate laid back and intimate wedding. Imagine walking barefoot down the “aisle” in northeast Jamaica, surrounded by friends and family on two acres of beach, everyone you love celebrating with you while the sun dips below the Caribbean.
When Cornwall Beach — yes, the entire beach — gets rented out for weddings, an onsite wedding consultant helps arrange the marriage license, photographer, flowers, music, and wedding cake. That level of assistance is pretty typical of Jamaica weddings.
2. Jet lag won’t be a problem.
Jamaica is just over four hours from Toronto, making it an easy destination to reach.
3. The weather’s consistently warm and tropical.
With pleasant coastal weather ranging from 22 to 31c, Jamaica’s a popular destination year round. Peak travel season is mid-December to mid-April, with the rainier months between May and October.
4. Eco-friendly nuptials are also a possibility.
One of the world’s first hotels to be certified environmentally friendly, the multi-award-winning Hotel Mockingbird Hill sits in the tiny town of Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s northeast coast. Secluded and private, this is no mega-resort: there are just ten gorgeous rooms, one wedding a week, and an onsite wedding coordinator to help you plan your own bespoke ceremony.
You don’t have to worry about the environmental impact of your big day, either. Mockingbird Hill counts its food miles, uses solar heating, participates in a carbon offsetting program…even the stationery in the guest rooms is made from recycled paper produced by a local women’s co-op.
5. You won’t have to travel far for your honeymoon . . .
You can have it right here in Jamaica - with all of your friends and family. From climbing waterfalls hand in hand to dancing the night away to local jams, this island’s the ultimate romantic getaway.