Celebrate Your Love in JamaicaWords by Lauren Ertl
It’s the birthplace of jerk chicken and reggae music: Jamaica, mon! This Caribbean island offers serendipitous relaxation and stunning sunsets over turquoise waters, making it an ideal destination for honeymoons and intimate wedding celebrations. My husband and I were lucky enough to get to spend our first anniversary on the Caribbean island with top-of-the-line accommodations at Couples Tower Isle.
What makes Couples Resorts so unique is in its namesake, the entire experience from the moment you check-in is curated just for couples. The Tower Isle location is an all-inclusive resort that features six restaurants, five bars, four swimming pools, a private au naturel island and the Oasis Spa. While all room accommodations on the property provide stellar amenities – if you are visiting the resort for a special, romantic occasion – why not go all out and book your stay in the luxurious Oasis Spa Villas?
Couples staying in the villas enjoy private airport transfers, a specialized check-in with a spa concierge, a private sun terrace, a personal plunge pool, a minibar and sumptuous bedding. Perhaps the best part of the whole villa experience, unlimited spa services at the luxurious Oasis Spa.
Let me tell you, my husband and I stepped into full-on zen mode when we entered the pristine spa for our luxurious couple’s massage. The senses are awakened as you are led to the outdoor courtyard where a Buddha plunge pool sparkles in the sun, ambient music plays, and you are handed a refreshingly fruity drink. The sensory experience continues as you and your partner are led to your treatment room (ours' was even complete with its own bathroom and outdoor soaking tub.) Slip into sweet tranquility and take in the soothing sensations of a full-body Swedish massage as you lie next to your love. No matter which treatment you choose, the Oasis Spa is sure to bring out your zen.
Relaxation time is important for romantic travel, but so is fun – you're in Jamaica, after all! Watersports, movie nights and salsa dancing make up a few of the long list of activities available on-property. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Book a glass-bottom boat tour, a catamaran cruise, a trip to Margaritaville, unlimited golf, a shopping tour or a hike up Jamaica's own Dunn's River Falls.
If you are considering tying the knot in Jamaica with an intimate celebration, Couples Tower Isle is ideal – whether it’s just the two of you or a small group of your family and friends. During our stay, I got the chance to witness a real-life wedding where the couple had opted to say “I do” on the property’s private island. The Tower Isle wedding team worked hard to perfect the setup of the couple’s customized wedding, which included a sightly ceremony arrangement by the water’s edge, a fully stocked bar and a designated cocktail area, among other details. If this private-island ceremony sounds like your cup of tea, or you’d like to know more about the wedding options at Couples Resorts, click here to request more information. A recent styled shoot conducted on the property displays what your wedding could look like at the resort.
Whether you are hosting your destination wedding at the resort or you are honeymooning, your first days as a married couple are sure to feel extra special at Couples Tower Isle.
Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Couples Resorts (1st & 2nd); Denise Mason Photography (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th)
Styled Shoot Vendors: Photography: Denise Mason Photography; Videographer: Elite Media Concepts; Gown: Dora Sasu; Linens: Contempo Linens; Floral & Rentals: Tai Flora Luxe; Jamaican Wedding Planner: Island Bride Jamaica; International Wedding Planner & Stationery: Events by Zeiry; Stylist: Calyann Barnett; Make-up: In Your Face Beauty; Hair: Cadey Clark; Concierge Services: Shikima Hinds Events Concierge; Male Model: Joshua Greenwood; Female Model: Prescilla Asmar
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