When my husband and I decided to take a belated honeymoon last December we wanted an easy-to-reach tropical destination. So we chose Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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I’ve found you can’t be on an island for long without taking on its unhurried rhythm.

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On an island, days seem to last forever—lazy mornings segue into rainy afternoons into dreamy twilight.

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Lush vegetation teems with the melodic chirping of tree frogs.

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Water and sky meet in an endless blue broken only by an occasional cloud.

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But most surprising—and spectacular—are the sunsets that hold you captive until the last flash of light slips into the sea.

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Ah, Jamaica, you are an enchantress. We can’t wait to return.