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Today we are bringing you the next in our series of honeymoon guides in association with Mr & Mrs Smith and their Wanderlist guides. We are continuing our watery theme with yet another luscious location by the sea. Today is all about the vibrant Jamaica and the stunning location of Port Antonio. Spice up your life at the bountiful birthplace of jerk seasoning, nicknamed Banana Empire for its fruity trade history. Errol Flynn once declared Port Antonio to be ‘more beautiful than any woman I have ever known’. (He knew a few.) This vibrant Caribbean island is full of the most amazing scenery with jungles with hidden waterfalls, rainforests merging into beaches, a Blue Lagoon and Blue Mountains. From the picture perfect beaches to the pounding waterfalls this is one amazing location. You can go as adventurous or relaxing as you like. So whether you want to sip rum cocktails on the beach or fancy grabbing your surf board this is a fabulous honeymoon destination.

The Top 5

  • Raft down Rio Grande river
  • Paddle in Frenchman’s Cove
  • Laze in the natural hot tub at Reach Falls
  • Splash around the Blue Lagoon
  • Surf Boston Beach’s swells

Where to stay

Get back to nature among the banyan trees at Kanopi House. Live it up like Neptune at Trident Hotel with its private beach and alfresco bath tubs. Lively up yourself at Trident’s sister hotel, Geejam: a music mogul-owned hideaway that never hits a bum note. Take a Bond-style speedboat up the coast to Goldeneye, then get some A-list R ‘n’ R at Round Hill Hotel.
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Honeymoons in Jamaica
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VIP villas near Rio Grande Don’t miss Mike’s Supper Clubgeejam
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Coconut-coloured cabins Don’t miss Banksy’s doodles kanopi_house
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Sky-skimming treehouses Don’t miss Elaine’s home cooking round_hill
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Polo-inspired plantation Don’t miss the rare orchid garden goldeneye
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007-worthy tropical playground Don’t miss the swim-up spa

Something to write home about

Yes, Blue Lagoon is a dubious-looking curaçao cocktail but, more importantly, it’s a stunning, jungle-hugged Port Antonio cove where the warm Caribbean Sea meets cool freshwater springs. It’s home to a dragon, too, according to legend.

When to go

Between December and April (peak season), you can expect hot, humid days; bring a brolly (or prepare to get warmly soggy) if you jet in between May and November, the island’s wet season.

What To Pack

Go bright and beautiful for this colourful destination. Bikini's are a must and you can't go wrong with a tropical print or a stunning bright colour. This fantastic turquoise number from M&S is ideal for a stand out look on the beach or for exploring the waterfalls. Get in the tropical frame of mind with this jungle print bikini from Seafolly. For a cover up I am loving this fun striped playsuit from ASOS. Add cute flip flops for day or fab wedges for night.

Beauty Looks

Jamaica needs fun and pops of colour. Go for statement braids in your hair. Long and loose for daytime or pinned up for evening. You'll need volumising spray to get a perfect full plait and a good serum. This Umberto Giannini volumising dry shampoo is perfect for quick beach to bar style changes. For holiday hair protection apply the Mark Hill Holiday hair serum to avoid the inevitable frizz of a hot country. For you beauty bag pack a smokey eye palette and waterproof mascara for super long lashes. This Clarins waterproof mascara will keep your lashes looking gorgeous even after a dip in the pounding Reach Falls. A beautiful pink for your cheeks and a bright lip will complete the look. Mac's Men Love Mystery is the perfect shade of bright pink for luscious lips. Finally finish with a gorgeous shimmering body lotion for that luxurious finishing touch. This supermodel from Charlotte Tilbury promises to shape and lengthen your limbs which sounds like the perfect body confidence booster to us.

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Written by Lottie Manns

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