Though its name translates to eight rivers, this lush tropical region along Jamaica’s northern coast is actually best known for its waterfalls. Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most photographed landmarks, is a natural set of cascading “stairs” that pools into the Caribbean, with ample natural beauty to enjoy. With a number of high-end resorts in the region, most couples and their guests make the most of the plentiful outdoor excursions in the water or nearby rainforest, like zip-lining, snorkeling or a bobsled tour. And, as a bustling port town, you can also expect ample dining, shopping and nightlife choices at your fingertips.
For couples wishing to marry in Jamaica, photo IDs plus proof of citizenship are required. Divorce and death decrees, along with any name change documents, are also required as applicable. French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents. For additional information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Jamaica. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Jamaica is English, though variations of Jamaican English are widely spoken.
The Jamaican dollar is the official currency, though US dollars are often accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Jamaica has a tropical climate with warm temperatures ranging from 77 to 82 degrees F. The rainy season is from May to November, and hurricane season runs from June to November.
Dunn’s River Beach is the emptying point for the famous Dunn’s waterfalls and is a great beach for watersports like snorkeling. James Bond Beach is where Dr. No was filmed, with soft white sand and lush surrounding jungle. Reggae Beach is also a popular beach, with clusters of hundred-year-old almond and palm trees shading the golden sand.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
The Blue hole is a great excursion for couples and their guests, as a rope swing carries you into bright blue cave waters and cascading waterfalls that are gentle enough to swim in. The famous Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most photographed landmarks, with a natural set of cascading “stairs” that travelers climb with the help of tour guides. For a panoramic view of the rainforest, try a bobsled tour through over 100 acres of jungle canopy. .
At night, reggae escapes from dive bars and clubs alike and keeps travelers dancing through the night.
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