(Closed) Ocho Rios or St. Lucia?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where should we go?
    Ocho Rios : (6 votes)
    21 %
    St. Lucia : (22 votes)
    76 %
    Neither...your honeymoon should be in ____________ : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @KeeKalena:This was our dilemma too! We ended up going to Ocho Rios, but would love to go to St. Lucia someday as well. Jamaica is cheaper than St. Lucia – which ended up being our deciding factor, we were able to stay for longer and do more off-site things. 

    One thing to keep in mind is that will be hurricane season for the Caribbean so MAKE SURE you have insurance on the trip!

    Post # 5
    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    St. Lucia is definitely more expensive. You can travel outside of the hurricane belt to have better chances during your honeymoon time. Don’t feel limited to the Caribbean if you aren’t “beach people”. Don’t go that route just because it’s popular. Decide what things are important for you both to do and see and go from there. If you like to hike or ski, find a place on the globe that offers that in September…

    Post # 7
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We went to Ocho Rios for our Honeymoon in October. We had a blast! We stayed at the Sandals resort. Outside of the resort is quite sketchy, but there was plenty to do outside the resort; ziplining, swimming with dolphins, Dunns Falls, watersports, snorkling scuba diving, etc. I would suggest staying at Sandals or all inclusive places liek that because they take care of planning all your excursions outside of the resort and transportation. Plus at Sandals theres stuf to do on the resort so you don’t have to leave everyday! The weather was rainy the first day we were there but was beautiful the rest of the week.

    Post # 9
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We went to St. Lucia and staryed at Stonefield Estates- if you aren’t beachy people, I would definatly recomend it.  Everyone that stays there gets their own little hut with your own pool and its very private and secluded and gorgeous.  Its not on the beach and it is right next to the pitons.  None of the big all inclusive resorts are near-by whcih is really nice because there are not a lot of people.  THat might be a draw-back for some people, but we loved that.  Check out the resort website, it was actually pretty affordable, especially for the accomidations, and we had a great time. 

    Post # 11
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i;ve been to Jamaica and definitely recommend it!  I can’t compare it to St. Lucia though.  But if you end up in Ochos Rios, be sure to go to Dunn’s River Falls!  Another thing to consider. if you are really beach people, then you should also consider Negril, Jamaica as it has the best beaches in Jamaica.

    Post # 12
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Yeah we went to Dunn’s River Falls (very cool) we ended up not doing anything else off-resort, lol – but dolphin swimming and ziplining sounded fun. We had thought about a plantation tour as well….and just never did it, lol. We just ended up being really lazy and liked sitting on the beach.
    We stayed at Couples San Souci – but I have heard that the Negril beaches are better. CSS was fairly secluded and private – they had some great views and cozy hammocks all over the grounds to hang out in. Walking around at night was great because you stumbled upon several great hideaways to talk or kiss 🙂

    Post # 14
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We plan on going to Ocho Rios for our honeymoon. We stopped there on our first cruise together and vowed to return for our honeymoon. On that trip we went to Dunn Rivers Falls (amazing, like PP stated), hung out at the beach, and went on a private tour of the area. On our honeymoon we are staying at sandals and are planning several off resort excursions such as ziplineing, swimming with the dolphins, a bike ride through the mountains, some plantation tours and we would love to skydive there if we find a place (a hobby of ours).

    Post # 16
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @KeeKalena: like hisgoosiegirl, i stayed at a Couples resort, but in Negril (it was called Couples Negril, and there is another one in Negril called Couples Swept Away), and it was AMAZING!  there were plenty of on site activities included in the resort like snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat and catamaran cruise boat rides, wind surfing. and more!  LOVED IT!

    My wedding was in Montego Bay and i definitely liked the beaches better in Negril. i can’t compare to Ochos Rios though.  Although in Montego Bay, we stayed at a 3.5 star resort (Couples is 5 star), so that may have influenced my opinion of each place as well.

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