Behind the Scenes at Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa

Located on the sparkling white sand shores of Montego Bay, Jewel Grande is one of the newest and most exciting additions for destination weddings in Jamaica.

Aerial shot of resort on the ocean

For our recent cover shoot, the Wedding Vacations team visited Jewel Grande with cover stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, who enjoyed a mini romantic getaway at the resort! Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at their stay.

Breathtaking Venues

Wedding gazebo overlooking the ocean

Brides and grooms can exchange their vows in a host of spectacular settings at Jewel Grande. Kaitlyn and Shawn’s fashion spread with Kleinfeld Canada and Hudson’s Bay Men was shot at various wedding venues around the resort including the wedding terrace (shown above), the pier-side gazebo and the oceanside gazebo (where the cover was shot).

World-Class Spa

Spa pool

Jewel Grande is home to the Grande Spa, voted the Best Spa in the Caribbean by the Caribbean Journal. Kaitlyn and Shawn had the opportunity to enjoy a lavish couple’s massage at the spa and a relaxation session in the only Himalayan Salt Lounge on the island following the photo shoot. The resort offers unique wedding spa packages with authentic treatments, perfect for some pre-or-post wedding relaxing. Shawn even shot a mini-workout video with his new fitness app in the spa’s outdoor area!

Delicious Dining


Never a bad view at dinner when I’m sitting across from her.

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There’s plenty of opportunities for a romantic date night at Jewel Grande, with restaurants located in spectacular settings, including al fresco dining, oceanside dining and private dining. Kaitlyn and Shawn enjoyed a romantic dinner one night at the resort’s Waves restaurant, located on the patio with beautiful pool and ocean views. For guests looking for a more intimate setting, customizable romance packages are available.

All-Suite Accommodations

Suite with balcony overlooking the ocean

The sprawling suites at Jewel Grande are certainly VIP-worthy. Each luxurious suite at the resort offers fully-equipped kitchenettes and oversized balconies with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. You can upgrade to a one, two or three-bedroom suite or villa for even more luxury during your wedding week.

Download the latest issue of Wedding Vacations magazine to see more shots from our cover shoot at Jewel Grande.