Are you looking for a vacation full of adventure and activities? How about great food, beautiful sunsets and calm ocean water to explore? If you’ve never considered Jamaica as a prime destination for sun and relaxation before, it’s time to take a closer look at the island. Last year was a banner year for the country, garnering several Destination Award wins, as well as high praises for their top rated hotels, finding themselves at number three, ten, eleven, and eighteen on the Trip Advisor Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean list as well as fifth on Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels Awards.

One of the awards that Jamaica can boast about is that it has been rated the 2014 World’s Leading Wedding Destination. Whether you are visiting Jamaica for an all-inclusive or all-exclusive vacation, there is no doubt that there are weddings abound. While many couples choose all-inclusive resorts in which to be married, Jamaica has many beautiful beaches on which couples share their vows with one another and all of their closest friends and family in a perfect tropical paradise. Whether you prefer the turquoise waters and rocky edges of Boston Bay Beach or a small beach just off of your resort, Jamaica has got the location you are looking for.

But, you don’t have to be getting married to enjoy Jamaica and all the wonderful things that the island has to offer. Whether you are traveling with your family or you are looking for an adults-only getaway, Jamaica has some hotels that have won awards in 2014 and have been receiving praise and accolades from happy guests.

One such award winning hotel is called Couples Tower Isle in St. Mary’s, Jamaica. This adults-only retreat has everything included for vacationers, including food, beverages and activities. It’s also wildly popular with couples looking to get married in a small ceremony and it even has a spa (that is also award-winning) on site so you can take part in a couples massage before the nuptials. An island getaway since 1949, the Couples Tower Isle opened in 1978 and received a complete renovation in 2009 that added a dive pool, ten spa treatment rooms and twenty additional rooms (bringing the total rooms to 226).

A 2014 TripAdvisor winner this year was also the family-friendly Jamaica Inn, located in Ocho Rios. They ranked #3 on the Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean. With complimentary water sports and a crescent shaped beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea, many travellers have found tranquillity and perfection with their stay here.