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How to plan your perfect Jamaican wedding & honeymoon

Prepare for paradise! Whether you want to combine wedding and honeymoon, or just plan a dreamy couples beach escape, Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean are the resorts you need to know. We explain what makes these Caribbean hideaways ideal for your first holiday as newlyweds

When it comes to beach honeymoons, Jamaica has it all. This Caribbean island offers silky sands, sparkling sea, glorious cuisine – and some quite spectacular resorts where you can enjoy it all.

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Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean showcase the best of Jamaican honeymoons. However, although the high level of luxury is the same, as with all Sandals resorts each property has its own special, unique personality. We explain what a newlywed getaway looks like at these beautiful properties, to help you decide which best suits your couple style.

Once you’ve made your decision, you’re guaranteed a honeymoon to remember. And you can elevate the experience by having your wedding at your chosen resort, too. After all, if you’re staying for three nights or more at a Sandals resort, you qualify for a “free wedding”. This includes a personal wedding planning team, ceremony, and wedding reception including the cake, cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres; ideal for the value-conscious couple who love luxurious living.

Get ready for some magical armchair travel – before you finally get to do the real thing!

Sandals Montego Bay

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Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay has a long history of romance, as Sandals’ first Luxury Included resort. A recent transformation means it now combines that history with the most up-to-date facilities, including fresh dining experiences and a beautiful beach bar.

The mood

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The Bayside Deck

Carefree luxury, in harmony with the stunning natural surroundings. The resort is set up so you can do as much or as little you please. Get active with unlimited land and watersports, and PADI Certified diving; indulge in some pampering in the Red Lane spa; or simply unwind by one of the six pools.

The accommodation

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One of the luxurious suites

Each suite is designed to delight the senses. Beachfront Swim-up Suites have swim-up pool access straight from your patio, or you may prefer a lagoon view in a Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suite. For the ultimate romantic escape, Love Nest Butler Suites have a signature Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and a personal butler to take care of your every wish.

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Honeymoon-perfect suites with swim-up pool access

The dining experiences

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Latitudes Overwater Bar

With 12 restaurants, you can enjoy a different culinary adventure every evening. The two latest offerings are Butch’s Steak & Seafood, The Jerk Shack and Soy, must-trys for foodie couples.

For sunset cocktails and after-dinner drinks, beachside Latitudes Overwater Bar is a heavenly spot, with panoramic ocean views. Premium liquors and wines are always unlimited and included at any Sandals resort.

Your Sandals Montego Bay wedding

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Walk down a glass aisle to say “I do”

As mentioned, you qualify for a “free wedding” if you stay for three nights or more at a Sandals resort. Stay for a minimum of seven nights and qualify for Premium Perks, which include credit towards a room upgrade, photography credit, videography credit or credit towards a cabana or candlelit dinner.

There are some lovely ceremony spaces at Sandals Montego Bay, including white-sand beaches, tropical gardens and a unique traditional wedding chapel. You should also consider the new Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel, with its signature glass-floor aisle (additional cost of $750 for guests).

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The glorious Over-the-Water Serenity Chapel

It’s not always easy to put together a personalised celebration when you’re planning a wedding in another country. That’s why Sandals have created their Customisable Weddings programme, which allows you to make your wedding exactly as you want it, mixing and matching from a wide range of inspirations, with support from their team of experts. Your wedding will be as unique as your love story.

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The romance of a beach wedding

To learn more about the all-new Sandals Montego Bay, visit www.sandals.co.uk/montego-bay/

Sandals Royal Caribbean

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Over-the-Water Suites & Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Just a ten-minute transfer away from Sandals Montego Bay, you’ll find Sandals Royal Caribbean, which has its own private island. There, you can enjoy a day of indulgence on the secluded beach.

The mood

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A River Suite at Sandals Royal Caribbean

A feast for the senses. Sandals Royal Caribbean brings together influences from around the world, from British elegance to Balinese serenity, but with a distinctly Jamaican flavour.

The accommodation

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The wonderful view from an Over-the-Water villa

There’s a wide range of rooms and suites. The Sandringham building houses spacious Beachfront Honeymoon One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites and the Royal Beachfront Club Elite Suites. These have Tranquility Soaking Tub for two on their patios and balconies, for bathing with a view. To get closer to the sea, Sandals Royal Caribbean has Over-the-Water Suites and Villas, via the resort’s private boat. These feature see-through glass floors for ocean viewing, a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, an over-the-water hammock for two and a private infinity pool.

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Blissful accommodation at Sandals Royal Caribbean

The dining experiences

There are eight must-try restaurants, with different cuisines from around the world, including French fine dining and gourmet versions of British pub classics. The two newest restaurants are Spices, serving up Pan-Caribbean favourites, and Bombay Club, with exceptional Indian cuisine.

The resort has its own private offshore island, just a few minutes away by boat, where you can enjoy lunching at The Jerk Shack for traditional Jamaican dishes during the day, or Thai cuisine at the authentic Royal Thai restaurant by night.

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The resort’s private island

To learn more about Sandals Royal Caribbean’s luxurious accommodations and new restaurants, visit www.sandals.com/royal-caribbean/

Your Sandals Royal Caribbean wedding

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The oceanfront gazebo

There are some truly stunning spaces here for a beach wedding. As at all Sandals resorts, you can choose between a beachfront ceremony or the romantic oceanfront gazebo.

The decision

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Can’t make up your mind which resort to book? The good news is, you don’t have to! Thanks to the “Stay at one, Play at Both” policy,  guests staying at Sandals Montego Bay are able to use the leisure and dining facilities at Sandals Royal Caribbean at no extra cost, and vice versa. There is a complimentary daily shuttle transfer service which departs at regular intervals to transfer guests between each resort. This means that whichever resort you choose to make your base, you can enjoy the benefits of both stunning properties.

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To book or for more information on Sandals Resorts visit www.sandals.co.uk