(Closed) Honeymoon Help……Jamaica vs. Dominican Republic

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Jamaica, hands down, no contest. I find everything better in Jamaica, the food, the weather. I just love love love it there. We’re having trouble getting excited about going to another island for our honeymoon, we want do something different but we just love Jamaica so much.

Post # 4
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was going to post this exact same topic!!

MrN & I are debating between Punta Cana, DR or anywhere in Jamaica.


Post # 5
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Just got back from Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica… loved it so much we’re making it an annual trip. I have NOTHING bad to say about Jamaica…. the people are amazing… it’s beautiful. The weather is perfect.    I absolutely fell in LOVE with that island!

Post # 6
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been to Domincan, but not Jamacia. I’ve heard Jamacia is super nice, but can be very $$$.

I have nothing bad to say about Domincan. If you go there, go to Punta Cana. It is way better than Peurto Plata.

We recently stayed at the All suits Bavaro Princess. It was AMAZING! 7 a la carte restuarants, a HUGE property, and the rooms were really really nice! They have bungalos with 8 rooms in each, and then a hotel style room. They also have a VIP section, but our travel agent said that VIP wasn’t worth the extra $$. The VIP section had it’s own private beach with double wide padded lounge chairs.

Post # 7
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Haven’t been to either, but we booked our honeymoon in Punta Cana DR.  I’ve heard to many bad things about Jamaica.  However no one I know has been to DR so we are going in cold turkey.  But I’ve seen a ton of celebrity’s who have been vacationing in Punta Cana the past few months, so it can’t be terrible. 

We are booked at Majestic Elegance.  I’ve read nothing but good reviews about this place. 


Post # 8
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve been to both. DR is beautiful, but not gunna lie, we didn’t leave the resort b/c we were alone and didn’t feel safe outside of it, we were probably just paranoid though.

Jamaica was another story, we did so much!  Climbed the Dunns River Falls which is an actual waterfall you hike up, thrilling and not something you can do anywhere!  We went to the cliffs in Negril and jumped off into the ocean. We went to different beaches which had gorgeous which sand, ate at Margaritaville, and the locals were quite friendly, even offerent us something “special” to smoke driving away from the airport, needless to say we declined.  I’d vote Jamaica!

But if your mind is open to it, Aruba was my favorite Caribbean island and where Fiance and I will be going for our Honeymoon in July 🙂

Post # 9
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@LovebirdsSC:  My Friend got married there a few years ago. Her pics were amazing! 🙂

Post # 10
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have been to Jamaica and booking our honeymoon for Dominican. I’ve heard from previous travelors that it is a lot more calm and relaxing. Plus, I always want to go somewhere new haha.

I do all of my travel investigating at http://www.tripadvisor.com . People post true reviews and even personal vacation pictures so you can get the true view of what it is actually like there!

Post # 11
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@LovebirdsSC:  Oooooh, we just booked ours for the same place – you’ll have to tell me all about it!!!

ETA: I second the tripadvisor.com recommendation.

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