Locations – Caribbean
Hurricane season in the Caribbean stretches from (June 1– November 30). Risk-aversive couples ought not book weddings during that period. However, experienced travelers know that most island days will be hot and sunny during that period. And if it rains, the weather is more likely to bring just a passing shower.
One of couples’ favorite places for a destination wedding — thanks to its numerous beaches, countless waterfalls, and multitude of all-inclusive resorts (read about the advantages of all-inclusive weddings in Chapter 6) — Jamaica has a soul and spirit all its own.
The rhythms of reggae infuse Jamaica, one of the biggest islands in the Caribbean. With 200 miles of sandy shores, nearly every coastal Jamaican resort has a private beach. Visitors willing to tear themselves away can fit in a trip to Dunn’s River Falls and the Bob Marley Museum. Uncommon adventures beyond those range from ATV safaris to river tubing to horseback rides that start up at the cliffs and end with hooves splashing in warm, shallow waters.
Sandals: Jamaica is where Sandals (www.sandals.com), originator of the weddingmoon (wedding-honeymoon combo) concept, got its start. Couples can choose from seven different locations on this island, including the newest, Sandals Whitehouse, designed to resemble a European village.
Basic weddings at all Sandals properties (refer to Figure 8-1) are free for couples who stay for at least seven nights. If that’s more sun ’n’ fun than you can handle, weddings (complete with free consultant services) start at $750. With add-ons such as a $1,200 photo