JAMAICA WHERE THE ALLINCLUSIVE WAS BORN
Thereâ€™s an old-school romantic element to many Jamaican all-inclusives, perhaps because the concept of a couples-only property was created here 40 years ago. And thereâ€™s still a distinct midcentury vibe â€” refreshed with a pretty pastel palette â€” at 218-room Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios. A favorite venue is the resortâ€™s private island, where a Signature Wedding includes a gazebo ceremony, music, photos and a one-hour cocktail reception for up to 40 people with open bar, hors dâ€™oeuvres and cake (from $4,750).
Follow that with a private buff et reception with open bar from $95 per person (or dine with your group at one of the resortâ€™s restaurants, like the colonialchic Eight Rivers, for no extra charge). Rooms from $165 per person, all-inclusive. For a more intimate vibe, the four-bedroom Seaweed Villa and a neighboring threebedroom cottage sleep 14 and can host a sit-down reception around the infi nity pool.
And because the properties are part of Jakes Treasure Beach, overfl ow guests have a place to stay nearby. Seaweed Villa rentals start at $5,300 for three nights (including a full staff and private chef ); a ceremony and reception with an open bar begins at $6,500 for 40 people.