Planning Your Wedding in Paradise
Click HERE for the most up-to-date information about travel requirements for entering Jamaica.
- A passport with a minimum of six months remaining before expiration is required to enter Jamaica (unless you are a Jamaican national).
- A negative Covid-19 test is NO LONGER needed to visit Jamaica.
- Vaccination is not required to visit Jamaica.
- The wearing of masks is no longer required but is strongly suggested.
- Depending on your country of origin, a negative Covid-19 test may be required to return home.
- An Immigration and Customs Form must be filled out for each traveler. This can be done in advance by clicking HERE.
- If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica, they will be required to isolate at the hotel or at a government facility for up to 10 days. For purposes of departure from the island before the isolation period ends, visitors may be released from isolation by a medical officer according to the rules of their country of destination and the airlines. Travellers to the USA may therefore be released from isolation after 5 days if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are mild and improving.
Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
5 Minutes from The Palm Terrace
Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)
Approximately 122 miles or 3+ driving hours to The Palm Terrace
Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ)
Approximately 72 miles or 2+ driving hours to The Palm Terrace
Be Treated Like the VIP That You Are!
Start and end your vacation in style with Club Mobay or Club Kinston VIP Airport Services. Be greeted when you de-plane and ushered through immigration and customs to a lounge, a cold drink and a snack before catching your transportation. On your departure, take advantage of the lounge with food, beverages and wi-fi to pass the time while waiting on your flight. Click on the image for more information or to book!
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Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish on Jamaica’s north coast, is a major cruise ship port with numerous beach resorts and golf courses outside its commercial core. Popular beaches include Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach, home to an amusement park. There’s also snorkelling and diving at coral reefs in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park.
(list is not complete)
Excellence Oyster Bay
H10 Ocean Coral Springs and Ocean Eden Bay
Hilton Rose Hall Resort
Holiday Inn Resort
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Resorts or Suites and Iberostar Grand Hotel
Jewel Grande Montego Bay
RIU Reggae, RIU Montego Bay and RIU Palace Jamaica
Royal Decameron Montego Beach
Royalton White Sands and Royalton Blue Waters
Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean
Sea Gardens Beach Resort
Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid
Peppa’s Cool Spot
Peppa’s Cool Spot is every foodie’s dream. In fact some fans of the five-year-old casual dining establishment, spearheaded by Bernard ‘Peppa’ Morrison and daughter Danielle Morrison-Hunter, say it serves up the best international cuisine in Montego Bay.
Located in some of the most celebrated Caribbean ports, Margaritaville After Dark – or Club Ville for the familiar – is more than just your average bar. It’s a destination. Locals and adventure seeking travelers alike flock from all corners of the world to experience island life at it’s fullest. Excusive acts, the region’s best DJs, multi-level dance floors, friendly service and top-notch drinks. Yeah, we’ve got a destination for that.
Pier One is second to none, with a wide variety of seafood dishes from lobster (in-season) to a local favorite – land crab done with a Jamaican flare. If seafood is not for you, their Beef Tenderloin is <chef’s kiss>. From salads to tofu, jerk chicken to jerk sausage and pasta, their menu suits the most fincky diner and the atmosphere cannot be beat.
Scotchie’s Montego Bay is the no-frills, casual eatery that allows visitors to get the real taste of Jamaica. The rustic, yet comfortable booths allow for great family vibes while enjoying freshly jerked chicken or pork as well as delicious side dishes. Fish is prepared to order and soups of the day complement any meal. Cool the spices with coconut water, local juices or the island’s famous Red Stripe beer. However you slice, bite or sip it, Scotchie’s is sure to please your palate.
Montego Bay Hip Strip
Known as the “Hip Strip,” this coast-hugging stretch of Jimmy Cliff Boulevard (formerly Gloucester Avenue) is at the heart of the local tourist scene. Here, for a mile or so, you’ll find brightly painted eateries filled with reggae music; bars and clubs serving rum cocktails and Red Stripe until well into the night; souvenir stores and smoked jerk chicken. At the southern end of the strip, you’ll find the remnants of Fort Montego, an early-18th-century British garrison, along with a small craft market. At the northern tip is Dead End Beach, where you can watch the planes descend into the adjacent Sangster International Airport.
Dipping your toes in the warm Caribbean Sea, chasing breathtaking waterfalls, and rocking to world-famous Reggae beats. These are all amazing experiences and yet, they just begin to scratch the surface of the best things to do in Jamaica. Our tiny island is a mixed bag of white sand beaches, mountainous inner terrains, bustling city life, sleepy roadside towns boasting homegrown food, friendly people, and warm smiles. Whatever adventure you seek, it awaits you here.
Climb a Waterfall
Dunn’s River Falls is a famous waterfall (180 feet high and 600 feet long) that empties in the Caribbean Sea. It is a major Caribbean tourist attraction and a must see in Jamaica.
Visitors can make the 600 feet climb from the base of the falls, hand-in-hand like a human daisy chain, guided by competent staff. Guides at Dunn’s River Falls are skilled at leading you up the falls and can use your camera to take your picture as you pose under the many falls.
Experience Sand Gravity
Jamaica has some of the best beaches in the world. Local to Montego Bay and just minutes from The Palm Terrace is One Man Beach, Cornwall Beach, and Dead End Beach (among others) but the most convenient and popular is Doctor’s Cave Beach, located just 5 minutes from the venue.
Golf the White Witch
Jamaica has 10 world class golf courses, four of which are local to Montego Bay and The Palm Terrace – Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, Half Moon Golf Course, The Tryall Golf Course and The White Witch Golf Course, a tourist favorite. This 6,800 yard, par 71 treasure is named for the former sugar estate’s beautiful but wicked mistress, Annie Palmer. Legend has it that Annie’s ghost still haunts the grounds, creating an alluring mystique that has fascinated islanders and visitors for generations. The White Witch features 16 holes offering views of the Caribbean Sea and dramatic elevation changes and vistas.
Fall from a Rope Swing
The Blue Hole—alternatively known as the Cool Blue Hole, Secret Falls, or Island Gully—is a natural limestone sinkhole near Ocho Rios. A deep cavern within the tropical mountains of Jamaica, the Blue Hole gets its name from the deep azure hue of the water. Travelers visit to swim, cliff dive, and make their way through the lush rain forest to Secret Falls. The tour includes a mini hike through the rain forest to the falls, cliff jumping, rope swing, several blue lagoons to swim in, a mud cave to go through and stunning scenery. Everyone who visits the Blue Hole raves about its beauty.
Luminous Lagoon is famous for being home to millions of dinoflagellates. At night, the lagoon sparkles and glistens when disturbed, as these microscopic organisms produce an eerie glow, reflecting the outlines of fish and other objects in the water. The Luminous Lagoon is said to be the largest and most brilliant of four in the world, a fact that continually attracts and awes visitors and scientists from around the world. Don’t miss the natural phenomenon for yourself. Departing every night from the Glistening Waters Marina, crowded tour boats take visitors on a ride around the lagoon. The highlight of the 45-minute tour? The part where you get to jump out and swim, your body surrounded by the luminous green glow.
Ride in the Caribbean
Saddle up and get acquainted with your new hoofed-friend for a unique and unforgettable horseback adventure. Ride up mountain terrains with spectacular ocean vistas. Journey through Jamaica’s backcountry and pass through farmlands, while exploring the ruins of an 18th century old sugar plantation. Continue to the seaside where your horse will be prepared for the experience of a lifetime. Feel true horsepower as you ride into the warm Caribbean Sea atop your swimming horse; a moment in time you’ll never forget!
Swim with a Dolphin (or Shark)
Dolphin Cove is a marine park which allows visitors to swim with dolphins and other marine life in their natural environment. Have the experience of a lifetime as you get up close and personal with amazing animals. Included are mini-boat rides, glass-bottom kayaking, snorkeling with stingrays, watching Shark Shows and access to the beach.
This is RastaSafari, an amazing and unique way to discover how the Jamaicans live in the countryside! Jump on brand new atv’s and drive them through the hills, plains, farms and a beautiful village of 500 persons where you gonna swim in crystal clear mineral springs, discover a Ganja Field, see and taste exotic fruits and plants and much more! A new top rated excursion which is a real photographer’s gold mine!
Honor a Legend
A visit to Nine Mile, a sleepy town high in the Jamaican mountains of St. Ann Parish, is a must for die-hard Bob Marley fans. Home to the birthplace, house, and mausoleum of the legendary king of reggae, Nine Mile offers visitors insight into Bob Marley’s everyday life and his music, and a deeper understanding of his roots. The core of any trip to Nine Mile is a tour of Bob Marley’s home, which remains untouched from the days he lived there. Walk through for a look at the intimate details of his daily life, such as his favorite clothing and chair. Rastafarian guides fill you in on Marley’s childhood, career, and Rastafarian culture as you go, making the most of every display. Most tours also include a trip to Mt. Zion Rock, Marley’s frequented meditation spot and home to the rock “pillow” mentioned in his song “Talkin’ Blues,” as well as to his final resting place and mausoleum.
Turn up the Romance
The embarkation area, “Rafter’s Village”, encompasses six acres of beautifully manicured lawns situated on a natural horseshoe island. It offers a fully appointed recreational facility which includes picnic grounds, a full service bar, two souvenir shops, swimming pool and modern restrooms. Before embarking on the tour, guests can also take a stroll through “Miss Martha’s Herb Garden”, a presentation of Jamaica’s herbs famous for their medicinal and healing properties. Established more than forty years ago, Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a complement of eighty five licensed and experienced raft captains. Thirty-foot long bamboo rafts are boarded from a concrete pier, under the supervision of a licensed dispatcher. The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae River and lasts approximately one hour. Once on the raft, guests can learn about “The Legend of Martha Brae” or enjoy an exhilarating swim.
Relax on the River
As you float down stream with your tour guide leading the way, you will discover an environment rich with tropical scenery. The Rio Bueno river has many different moods, starting with some lazy river sections for you to sit back and relax, and followed by a range of fun filled class 1 and 2 rapids for you to quench your thirst for adventure. Along the way, there is an area where you can jump from a platform into the deeper section of the river and have a swim in the cool refreshing water. Following a few more rapids after your river jump and swim time, the currents begin to subside and you will then embark on a short yet scenic boat ride into the Caribbean Sea and towards Bengal Beach. Once you’ve arrived at the beach, there’s still adequate time to unwind, take a dip in the warm ocean water, and enjoy a few drinks at the bar.
Tear it up!
Gear up for a ride on the wild side on the Chukka ATV Quad Safari and journey into the rugged dirt trails of a colonial-era estate. Ride through Papillion Cove, used in the filming of ‘Return to Treasure Island (1985)’ and ‘Passion to Paradise (1988)’. Continue your ride along the coastline with breathtaking ocean views to our hidden treasure – The Cove. Feel the thrill as you experience our cliff-jump into the warm, blue Caribbean Sea; a revitalizing moment you’ll never forget!
Feel the rush of adrenaline on any one of several zip line adventures in Jamaica. Whether zipping from a mountain top at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios or flying over YS Falls, the experience is one you will never forget.
Feed the Birds
Home to thousands of native and migrant birds, the family-owned Rocklands Bird Sanctuary in the hills of Montego Bay is a haven for feathered friends and a memorable way to spend a few hours. Set within a garden paradise, the sanctuary is a peaceful setting where a spectacular array of birds allow visitors to feed them by hand.
Sea the Sunset
It is no secret that Jamaican sunsets are spectacular. Take the experience one step further with a sunset catamaran cruise or a sunset dinner cruise. Charter a catamaran for your rehearsal dinner or party and create stunning memories with your guests!
Visit a School
This experience is a once-in-a-lifetime memory to be made. Come and meet the children (ages 3-12), talk to the teachers, see the facilities and learn about our education system. It’s a beautiful and fulfilling experience and one you will never forget. There is no cost for the tour – only for the transportation – but visitors often bring school supplies and other helpful items to donate.
Go Off the Grid
Visiting Floyd’s Pelican Bar in Jamaica is definitely something to brag about. Floyd’s Pelican Bar is a tiny bar made of driftwood stilted on a huge sandbar about ¾ mile out in the sea. Floyd’s Pelican Bar is located in Parottee Bay on the South Coast of Jamaica and has to be one of the most unique places to eat and have a drink in the entire world – hands down the best bar in the Caribbean! Arrive by dinghy, swim on the sandbars, get your name carved into the wood, enjoy some fried chicken and just soak up the vibe.
Drink Some Rum
Largely regarded as one of Jamaica’s best rum distilleries, Appleton Estate has been producing the liquor since 1749, making it the country’s oldest sugar cane estate and distillery. Today, the historic 11,000 acre estate produces about 10 million liters of rum per year, including a variety of gold, white and aged rums.
Immerse yourself in an authentic, multi-sensory rum experience that includes:
- Complimentary welcome cocktails
- An overview of the world of rum
- An interactive, guided tour through the history of the Estate and thecane-to-cup rum making process
- A guided tasting led by professionally trained rum experts
Later, enjoy cocktails and authentic Jamaican dishes at the Black River Lounge, with indoor and outdoor seating, a bar and a jerk pit.
Mystic Mountain’s signature ride features a gravity-driven plunge through 3280 feet of twists and turns on a specially designed sled evoking the glory of the 1988 and 1992 Jamaican Olympic Bobsled teams. The track for the Bobsled run was laid specifically to avoid disturbing the natural landscape; as such , the trail curves around ancient trees, hugs majestic cliff faces and limestone outcroppings looming over the shoreline, and ushers you through narrow chutes of dense rainforest. You control your own decent with an in-sled handbrake, allowing for either a leisurely tour through the forest or a pulse-quickening dive to the bottom of the mountain.
Meet a Ghost
At night, Rose Hall is not for the faint of heart! Experience the Rose Hall Plantation’s dramatic past as you venture into the world of the White Witch as she roams this Eighteenth Century sugar plantation seeking the love and fortune that first lured her here. But be warned Legend upholds that no one who crossed her survived to tell the tale!! This promises to be the encounter of a lifetime.
With over six hundred miles of coastline, Jamaica has some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. Whether you’re a beginner or someone who has gone snorkeling before, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.
Jamaica’s underwater world features beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life, and the crystal clear waters make it all easy to see. Many of the more captivating views are close to the shore, which makes Jamaica ideal for snorkeling.
Savor the Sunset
I’m sure you’ve seen a sunset. But have you ever experienced watching the sun set at one the best locations in the world? While warm tropical breezes engulf you? While songs from the legendary Bob Marley play live filling your ear with sweet melodies? We didn’t think so.Rick’s Café is known for having an unrivalled view of the sunset in Jamaica. Set in the West End atop a 35-foot high cliff, it is also known for a heart-throbbing, exhilarating cliff jumping!
The cliff side was originally owned by a local doctor who was the son of the first Governor-General of the newly independent Jamaica. However, Rick’s Cafe wasn’t founded until 1974 by Richard Hershman. At this time Negril was a sleepy fishing village with few establishments, electricity, telephone or running water It was however, always known for the wonderful SevenMile Beach. Rick’s Cafe added another breath-taking attraction and became the first public bar and restaurant in the area that possessed such a magnificent view of the sunset.