Traveling to Jamaica for your upcoming honeymoon or anniversary trip? Consider these four acclaimed hotels. With standout features like private white-sand beaches, championship golf courses, and open-air spas reached via kayak, we're confident that each property will deliver the trip of a lifetime. The resorts also appear in our new Jamaica honeymoon destination guide.
Half Moon, a Rock Resort
This first-rate Jamaican resort has been a honeymoon hotspot since 1954, when it first opened its doors. Newlyweds will be drawn to the hotel's whitewashed cottages, 400 acres of meticulous grounds, invigorating Fern Tree Spa, elegant guest rooms and suites, and many activities, which includes a natural Dolphin Lagoon.
A honeymoon at this luxurious property will certainly make for a most memorable getaway. The resort, where famed author Ian Fleming wrote all 14 of his James Bond novels, offers 21 incredible rooms, a private beach and lagoon, two pools, two restaurants, a treehouse spa reached by kayak or swimming, and endless on-site activities.
This chic resort in Negril is a honeymooner's dream escape. Set amidst lush tropical gardens on the island's far western end, the hotel stands out with its thatched roof villas perched across the cliffs of Pristine Cove. The property is home to a pair of award-winning restaurants, a highly-acclaimed spa, watersport activities, and even complimentary yoga classes.
The Caves Resort
If you'd like to stay somewhere in leisure but still want to see more than just beaches, then you may want to book a room at The Caves. Situated on the limestone cliffs of Jamaica's west end, the property boasts spectacular views of lush vegetation, bronzed cliffs, and beautiful beaches -- all looking over the Caribbean. Ten hand-crafted cottages are nestled between the caves, which enjoy dramatic sea views. Or get cozy in one of resort's large furnished caves, where you can have a romantic dinner and watch the waves roll in.
For more expert travel recommendations, check out TJ's full collection of honeymoon destination guides, which includes 20 new additions for 2014.
Photo: Half Moon Jamaica Resort & Spa