What to pack? Jamaica Honeymoon!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@engleman10513:  Find a Jamaica guide book and circle the places you want to go or activites you wish to do! We did this for our honeymoon planning and had tons of fun picking out activites and places we wanted to see the most 🙂 With any luck we can get to enjoy those sites soon! 

-Also I would go ahead and try to find an online tour guide that mmight point you in the direction of companies you want to use and may also tell you what weather to expect 🙂

hope you guys have tons of fun!

Post # 5
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We honeymooned in Jamaica, it’s amazing.  Spent most of our time in our bathing suits.

I highly recommend lots of sunscreen (it’s SO hot!) and a conditioner for your hair. The water was different and my hair felt so weird after a shower and would get knotted.

Post # 6
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

commenting to follow, we are also going to Jamacia… in about 11 days. No IDEA what to pack… just lots of hot-weather clothes?

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013



Going on my honeymoon to Punta Cana in 13 days!  I got a few maxi dresses, and short dresses and beach coverups.  I’m assuming ill be in a swimsuit all day with beach coverups, but will want to change into a nice maxi dress or dressy top and white pants/shorts for dinner.  It will still be hot, so I’m packing lots of dresses! 

Are you going hiking or doing anything active?  Maybe one pair of comfortable shoes (that you can wear while flying! Open toes get chilly on planes), and a few sandles.  Dresses don’t take up much room. And I won’t need more than a few sandles.

Is it lame to want a big floppy hat?  🙂

Post # 8
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@engleman10513:  don’t forget the sunscreen and a sunhat.  after sun lotion or aloe gel for burns is also a good idea.

most of the time you will be in a bathing suit and cover up during the day.  short sundresses for day longer or dressier for night/dinner. 

i always pack a small medical bag with not only bandaids and advil but also tums, benadryl, immodium, gravol, bug spray, afterbite or calamine lotion, etc.

have fun.

Post # 10
1591 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am so jealous, my fiance and I visited there as it was a stop on our cruise last summer, incredible. The people there are so friendly!


But may I add, BUG SPRAY. The humidity attracts them like no other and if either of you are prone to getting bit here in the states, you’re gonna be a target for it there 10 times over.

Post # 11
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Several bathing suits! And lots of little sundresses and beach coverups.

Post # 12
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am honeymooning in Jamaica, but I’ve also been there before.

I packed LOTs of swimsuits, I’m talking at least 12. I wore every single one of them.

Tons of cover ups. I wish I would have packed more crop tops, it’s not something you can wear normally and it was so HOT in the middle of the day.

I wore white linen pants on the beach at night, perfect for the cool breeze and to keep the bugs away.

SUNGLASSES. Bring more than one pair just in case.

Lot’s of CASH! You don’t want to pay the ATM fee’s. We did all inclusive, but you still need to tip the service people and if you go shopping you don’t want to have to switch to Jamacian money — they are terrible about giving correct change.

An extra SD card for your camera. By the third day, my memory was full and I had to start deleting images  🙁 

Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 14
1712 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@engleman10513:  Yay! We just got back from our Jamaican honeymoon at Sandals Whitehouse!

Cash–no need to exchange.

Bugspray/Afterbite–we used the OFF! travel sized ones from Target. And Cortizone.

Extra Sunscreen–we went through 2.5 full sized banana boats. We’re both Irish, so maybe we applied more than the average tan person, but just be careful.

Hats–one for your and your DH!

Your appetite–don’t be afriad to try to local food…sooooo good!


Where are you guys staying?

Post # 15
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@engleman10513:  Don’t switch any of your money! Any reputable business takes US dollars. The service staff will prefer American money anyways. Any activities you do with your hotel will take US dollars, and your VISA card. 

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