Eloping In Jamaica | What can I expect?

eloping in jamaica

A reader is considering eloping in Jamaica and needs some advice, or rather, some reasons. What do you say to him (or her)?

I shared my response below but there might be some learnings for you as well.

Here is the question...

We are considering eloping in Jamaica in January.

My fiancee's sister got married there a few years ago at one of the popular resortS and we are looking forward to the same. Any ideas?

ANSWER: by Wellesley

Hi Anon,

Thanks for asking!
And by all means, please make it Jamaica!

For the benefit of those who are new to the concept of eloping, let me quickly explain... Eloping in its strictest sense means a secret wedding, usually away from family and friends. In the historical context, it happens between sweethearts who sometimes were not approved by the family, or where there is a limited budget.

It is also done when the parties want to exclude all the formalities that a traditional wedding might entail.

Nowadays though, the term is used interchangeably, almost in a novel way, with a wedding.

Now back to your question...

There are several good great reasons why your sister in law chose Jamaica, I'm pretty sure - and perhaps why you are considering as well.

In fact, according to Bliss, the popular honeymoon destination guide, Jamaica is the perfect eloping destination in the Caribbean - and it's easier than you think!

They listed four great reasons!

  1. The magical tropical settings - which creates the perfect backdrops, from beachside and tropical gardens to mountains and waterfalls.

  2. The variety of resorts and the abundance of specialized services they offer.

  3. The pricing - Many of our resorts offer all-inclusive packages that might work in your favour.

    In addition, there are extremely professional consultants available that are ready and willing to make it happen in an even more customized way.

  4. The service! We talk a lot about the Jamaican beaches, hotels, food, attractions etc, but the people and the service is what is consistently rated as our biggest attraction.

    Jamaican hospitality is right on par with the best in the world!

Can I tell you also that over 50% of the recorded weddings in Jamaica today are actually what is termed 'hotel weddings'?

And a large number of them are visitors like yourself! Yeah man, Jamaica is still the hotbed for romance.

By the way, if you decide to make it Jamaica (and I'm pretty sure you will), I have a great recommendation for you - she did my wedding too!

You can find her here on my marriage in Jamaica page.

Thanks again for your question! And congrats on your new and romantic adventure!

As usual, I welcome your comments here.


P.S. We've answered HUNDREDS of questions, click here and here to get even more answers.


  1. "Elope to Jamaica: It’s Easier Than You Think!", BlissHoneyMoons.com, Retrieved from https://www.blisshoneymoons.com/elope-jamaica/ on August 14, 2019
  2. "What Does It Mean to Elope?", The Spruce, Retrieved from https://www.thespruce.com/the-definition-of-eloping-3489843 on August 14, 2019

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

New! Talk To Me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.

Read More ...

Recommended For You ...

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed. 

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.

About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 9,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

New Here?

I recommend you START HERE to enjoy the best of this website!

What's New?

Click Here to see the VERY latest articles and features.

Trending Now

Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

list your business here

Builders in Jamaica - Building Contractors
Recommended Building Contractors In Jamaica Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Jamaican National Heroes Quiz -24 Fun Questions To Test Your Knowledge

    Oct 21, 19 10:45 AM

    So you know Jamaica's history, heroes and all huh? I'll put you to the test! Let's see how much you know about the Jamaican national heroes with this fun quiz.

    Read More

  2. Nanny Of The Maroons | National Hero | Indomitable, Resolute & Defiant

    Oct 21, 19 10:06 AM

    A maroon warrior & military tactician, she refused to bow to slavery and oppression and led the resistance to our now free Jamaica. She is nanny of the maroons.

    Read More

  3. The Pimento Tree /Allspice Plant Explored |The Secret Taste Of Jamaica

    Oct 19, 19 07:45 PM

    It's allspice berries are the most aromatic in the world! So what is special about this plant? Read on to learn more about this, the Jamaican pimento tree.

    Read More

  4. Norman Washington Manley| Jamaica's National Hero & Social Engineer

    Oct 18, 19 11:34 PM

    He might be father of the political movement, but his impact is much greater! Get to know this esteemed scholar and national hero, Norman Washington Manley.

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.