My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for the first week of January 2012 and are very interested in visiting Jamaica. I have spoken with a few travel agencies about what we are looking for and it seems that we can't have it all.
We really want a place that includes the activities of Couples San Souci (scuba certification, dunns river falls, boating) but have heard the pool is nothing to brag about, the beach is small and the sunsets are on the other side of the island.
I recently saw a special on the travel channel that promoted Ricks Cafe in Negril for the sunsets and parties. That is a long way from Ocho Rios and seems like it would be a long bus ride from the airport... That would hinder my decision to find a resort in Negril area, we would also miss out on the Dunns River Falls.
While we would be most interested in a place aimed at adults or couples only, we aren't into the nude beach culture. Anything that brags about that being the high point is not for us. Couples Tower Isle looks very cool with the island out there but if its just for nude sun bathing we wouldn't even bother.
The prices of the Sandals Resorts seems to be much higher than Couples and I haven't looked into Beaches or any independents.
What advice can you give to soon to be newlyweds in our late 20's as far as a great honeymoon in Jamaica?