Couples Resorts Overview:
Couples Resorts is a group of four all-inclusive, adults-only beach hotels located in Jamaica in the Caribbean Islands. They are not the height of luxury, but many couples believe they offer a terrific value in relation to the cost.
Close Up: Couples Tower Isle (formerly Couples Ocho Rios):
The oldest (circa 1948) of the resorts, Couples Ocho Rios was once a Hollywood hangout. And like many screen divas, she went in for a facelift and makeover (in 2009) and emerged a beauty with a new name: Couples Tower Isle. Return guests praise the service, private beach (which means no hassling by vendors), and restaurants. A free trip to Dunn's River, catamaran cruise, and horseback riding are included. Couples who want to go clothesfree can head to the resort's au naturel island. At night, reggae and Caribbean steel drum bands and movies on the beach make staying up late fun.
Close Up: Couples Swept Away:
The most popular of the Couples Resorts, Swept Away lays claim to 10 acres in Negril and continues to add rooms and buildings to keep up with demand. All rooms overlook the ocean or tropical gardens. The new, top-of-the-line Great House contains a wedding reception space plus 28 suites, some with a wet bar, Jacuzzi, and plasma TV. Part of the all-inclusive's offerings are a free trip to Margaritaville, Pirate's Cove, and catamaran cruises.
Close Up: Couples San Souci:
Right outside Ocho Rios, Couples San Souci was originally built in 1950 and acquired by Couples Resorts in 2005. According to Trip Advisor reviews, it's not as beloved as its sister resorts. The setting, however, is pretty and the 148 suites face the ocean. The resort contains four eateries: Italian and Jamaican restaurants, an open-all-day bistro, and a beach grill. Nude sunbathing is permitted, and Couples' many free perks, including a free trip to Dunn's River Falls, are available.
Close Up: Couples Negril:
Couples Negril is on an inlet close to Jamaica's famed seven-mile beach; transportation is needed to reach it. However, the resort does offer other free trips to Margaritaville, Pirate's Cove, and a shopping shuttle in addition to a catamaran cruise, scuba diving course, diving expedition, glass bottom boat rides, and windsurfing and other water sports with instruction. Nude sunbathing is permitted.
What All-Inclusive Means at Couples Resorts:
The following are included in the price of a Couples vacation:
- Airport transfers
- Fully stocked minibar
- Continental breakfast in bed
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited premium liquor brand drinks
- Golf transfers and greens fees
- Hotel taxes
Weddings at Couples Resorts:
All of the resorts offer a free basic wedding package. To make marrying here even easier, Couples has a weddings reservation service that enables users to reserve a wedding date and time online. Free wedding features include:
- Wedding coordinator
- Non-denominational ceremony
- Sparkling wine and two-tier cake
- Bouquet and boutonniere
- Half hour massages for bride and groom
Honeymoon and Romance Packages:
On top of the all-inclusive price, you can opt for such amenities as:
- Fresh flowers in your room
- Gift certificate good toward a tour or spa treatment
- Candlelit dinner
- His-and-her massages
- Beachfront photos
What to be Aware of at Couples Resorts:
- The bus from the airport to Ocho Rios takes approximately two hours over bumpy roads.
- Spa services, parasailing, jet-skiing and off-site, non-resort excursions carry an additional cost.
Find Out More About Couples Resorts:
To see for yourself what the Couples Resorts look like, you can Visit the Couples Resorts Photo Gallery, which consists of resort-supplied images.
US Reservations Number: 800-268-7537
Couples Sans Souci
PO BOX 103, Ocho Rios
St. Mary Jamaica, WI
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PO BOX 35
Norman Manley Blvd.
Hanover, Jamaica, WI
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You can find out many details about the resort experience by reading the Couples message boards, but keep in mind that they are monitored and negative comments don't linger.