Butler & Lloyd specialise in creating authentic travel itineraries and getting behind the scenes of a destination, packing trips with meaningful experiences that couples can share and treasure for a lifetime. They also offer a honeymoon gift service, so wedding guests can contribute towards the cost of the honeymoon. This formula is ideal for honeymooners looking to do something a bit different…whatever their budget.
With a passion for supporting local economies and a focus on meaningful travel, this tour operator takes travellers off the beaten path in a different way. Through villa options and tailored experiences, each trip encourages travellers to not only meet the locals, but get to know them personally and understand each destination through its cultures and traditions. What makes Jamaica so fun for a Honeymoon?
Summer is the most affordable time of year to go
Accommodation rates are lower in the summer and early autumn, as Jamaica’s peak season is January to March. Yes, there’s a chance of showers, but these are usually over fairly quickly.
You can also enjoy events such as the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival (29 May to 5 June, 2016) and Reggae Sumfest at Montego Bay (17 to 23 July, 2016). October half term is another good time to catch the last of the summer sun.
Villas are no more expensive than in Europe
For example, it costs from £301pp per week staying at the three-bedroom Linga Awhile in Discovery Bay. We found a comparable luxury villa in Croatia from £314pp per week, but that price would be several times higher in other Mediterranean countries such as France and Italy.
There’s an amazing choice of activities…
Beach clubs with watersports, tennis and golf, swimming with dolphins (the Half Moon hotel even has its own dolphin lagoon), polo, riding horses in the sea, spas…you name it and Jamaica has it.
Bathwater temperatures for swimming
Sparklingly clean seawater with an average June sea temperature of 28.5°C (83.2°F). Then it keeps on heating up until September when it reaches to an average of 29.7°C (85.4°F). The average air temperature in Jamaica is 28°C (82.4°F) all year round, so there’s never a bad time to visit.
Fun and fabulous food
Apart from the miles and miles of sandy white beaches, there’s rum and good food around every corner. From jerk chicken and pork, to fried plantain…the cuisine has influences from Africa, India, France, and Spain. Then, of course, there’s fresh lobster from the sea – the grilled lobster, coconut rice and mango salsa is delicious!
With its origins in African villages, music has always played an important part in Jamaican culture. It is full of history and stories of freedom, independence and politics, but was traditionally used to pass on messages and gossip, as well as to lighten the load of daily chores. Traditional dance music celebrates some of the island’s special holidays and events.
There are a wealth of paradise islands to explore in the world and Butler & Lloyd has compiled a range of options for honeymooners in Jamaica that are all about the beaches or want to include a slice of tropical heaven.
For more information visit Butler and Lloyd www.butlerandlloyd.com or phone 01252 411749