(Closed) wedding in Jamaica safe?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Should I go ahead with Jamaica?
    Yes, its beautiful and if it's what you want then go for it! : (17 votes)
    81 %
    No, it's not a safe place to visit. : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No, you should change it for the few guests who have voiced concerns : (0 votes)
    yes, its a great place to vacation to! : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My FI’s sister is getting married in Jamaica. She’s been there multiple times. She lOVES it and doesn’t seem in the least bit concerned about traveling and having her wedding there. 

    Post # 5
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    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    WE ARE HONEYMOONING IN JAMAICA… MY PARENTS HAVE GONE 10 TIMES PROBABLY AND LOVE IT! AND THEY WORRY A LOT!….SO GO FOR IT!!

    Post # 6
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My cousin lives in Jamaica. She loves it there. Of course there are always bad parts to anywhere you go in this world. Just be aware of your surroundings.

    Post # 7
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    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Purpleunicorn just went there for her honeymoon and it sounds AMAZING!

    Post # 8
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    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re going to Jamaica for our honeymoon in September.  That resort looks AMAZING and I can’t imagine someone not wanting to go there.  I think Jamaica had a bad reputation in the 90’s for being unsafe but you don’t really hear much about it anymore.  Like a pp said, just be aware of your surroundings – don’t go into town, etc.

    Post # 9
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    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I went to a wedding in Jamaica. It was beautiful. I would not suggest leaving the resort though. But there is no need to.

    Post # 10
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was in Jamaica April 9th-16th for our honeymoon.  We were in Ocho Rios and I never once felt like I wasn’t safe.  It is absolutely beautiful 🙂

    Post # 11
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I mean yes, it is a third world country but so is every other country in the Caribbean. You just have to be smart when you travel. Don’t walk alone at night, don’t carry thousands of dollars on you, etc. If you are staying on the resort you will be perfectly safe. If you leave the resort, just be smart.

    Post # 12
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    91 posts
    Worker bee

    I am from Jamaica. As a bee said before anywhere you go will have areas that are not too safe. For Jamaica its mainly Kingston, Spanish Town and some parts in Montego Bay (our main towns).

    The resort looks lovely and i believe that you and your guests will be safe there. 

    My country is very beautiful and a lot of tourists come here every year to get married. I have not seen or heard on the news of any been harmed. 

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

    Post # 14
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    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m Jamaican. Stick to the touristy places and you’ll be fine. It’s like if someone said, “Don’t go to America because there are places like Baltimore and Detroit just full of drugs and violence!” You’d laugh at them, wouldn’t you?

    Post # 15
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    7403 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Been there twice, even went off the resorts both times. Had a great time. Love that country.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Can I just say that that last pic looks AMAZING!  I went to Jamaica in August of this year and it was completely fine.  I felt totally safe and left my resort multiple times.  I wouldn’t have gone into Kingston at the time as it was deemed unsafe, but the tourist areas/resort areas rely on tourists and they really try to keep them safe.

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