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Five-star Luxury and Premium All-Inclusive Service at the Romantic Couples Resort
When you think of Jamaica, the first thing you think of is reggae. And in fact, it can be found everywhere on the island. But Jamaica has so much more to offer. The tropical surroundings are breath-taking, the people are lovely, and the hotels are fantastic.
With the Couples Resort, the all-inclusive concept was virtually invented on the island. In 1978, Abe Issa, the father of all-inclusive resorts, built his first hotel, the Tower Isle, in Ocho Rios. He transformed the hotel, popular with many Hollywood stars, into the world’s first all-inclusive resort for couples only. His vision of the perfect romantic getaway for couples is now being continued by his son Lee, other members of the Issa family, and the dedicated managers and staff.
Today there are four couples hotels, which as Jamaica’s most popular all-inclusive luxury resorts with their adults-only concept, promise relaxing, romantic, and luxurious holidays. And this promise is kept – the wonderfully chilled atmosphere, the stunning long sandy beach, the friendly staff, the personal service, the delicious food, the cocktails and activities without end – here you will be spoiled from head to toe.
Situated on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, the elegant Couples Swept Away is the perfect place for romantics, sun worshippers, and sports enthusiasts.
“TRUE LOVE IS A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.”
On 19 hectares, there are 39 bungalows with 312 suites in the Caribbean style, six restaurants, eight bars, three swimming pools, five jacuzzis, and a 4,000 square meter sports complex, hidden in the palm trees and surrounded by tropical nature. The love and respect for the natural scenery are evident everywhere here. No roof is higher than the palm trees around it.
At the heart of the Couples Resorts, are the friendly and dedicated staff. Initially, many foreigners were working at the hotels, but now the local employees have been trained and equipped with the necessary skills to such an extent, that all employees, except for three, are Jamaican. Terrific!
ALL THE FUN, ALWAYS INCLUDED
With the All-Inclusive Unlimited concept, more is included in the room rate than you would expect. Not only are you spoiled from morning to night with delicious food and drinks, but there are also plenty of (water) sports and excursions. And even the wedding ceremony is already included.
- Transfer from and to Montego Bay Airport
- 24-hour gourmet dining
- Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Premium branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, also at the pool or in the minibar
- Excursions, for example, to Margaritaville
- Water sports, such as stand-up paddling, snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking, plus diving and PADI diving courses at the resort, and unlimited water skiing with an instructor
- Catamaran cruise
- Unlimited golf including transfers and green fees on two championship courses, the Negril Hills Golf Course and Upton Golf and Country Club
- Tennis, with playing times and lessons
- Cooking, handicraft and dance courses
- Fully equipped gym with various classes, such as aerobics, yoga, and aquacise gymnastics
- Evening entertainment (steel and reggae bands, bonfires on the beach, barbecues, and open-air cinema)
- Free wedding ceremony applies with stays of 3 nights or longer
- Renewal of marriage vows; no additional fees apply with a 3 nights stay or longer
- Honeymoon Package: a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a 25-minute couple massage; a minimum of 6 nights applies
PURE WHITE SAND BEACH
Crystal clear warm water and an endless beach for relaxing and swimming, the palm-fringed Seven Mile Beach is simply gorgeous!
Here you can relax and enjoy tasty cocktails and snacks with a view of the ocean under wafting palm leaves.
NO KIDS – NO SINGLES – NO HASSLES
Those who don’t want to swim in the sea can also refresh themselves in one of the three pools or enjoy a cocktail at the Swim Up Bar and marvel at the sound of silence. Well, there is the twittering of birds, the roaring of the ocean, and a few laughing and cheerful guests that can be heard, but otherwise, it is wonderfully quiet!
ISLAND CHIC STYLE
The 312 suites are distributed in the tropical garden in bungalow-style buildings. Some offer sea views, and others have views into the tropical garden. They are stylish and elegantly furnished in Caribbean style.
Premier Beachfront Suite
The most popular suites in the resort are perfect for your honeymoon. They are located directly on the beach, are furnished with comfortable seating, floor-to-ceiling cedar shutters and French doors in classic Caribbean style furnishings and have no televisions.
Great House Ocean Suite
These spacious suites offer a great sea view – even from the bathtub.
Garden Verandah Suite
The Garden Verandah Suites have a private balcony, terracotta tiled floors, and French doors with cedar shutters.
This open and caribbean style restaurant was our favorite. It offers an ingenious a-la-carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes in bistro-style with Caribbean and Latin American flavors and wood-fired oven pizzas. Really delicious!
The open-plan main restaurant offers a huge selection of fresh fruit, freshly baked bread, and omelets in the morning. Lunch and dinner consist of salads and fresh seafood and are served with live music in the background.
Really enchanting are the staff and also these little feathered friends.
This cozy restaurant serves Asian-style dishes under the starry sky with a view of the main pool. It is best to book in advance.
The Fine Dining Restaurant serves continental cuisine with a distinctly Caribbean flair. Reservation in advance is advisable.
Reggea Beach Dinner
This beach barbecue party with live reggae music and a fire show was an absolute highlight. A great party with delicious food – right by the ocean.
The award-winning spa features eight private treatment rooms, a long Buddha plunge pool, and a eucalyptus steam bath. Massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs are offered using local ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, and sugar cane.
HONEYMOON & WEDDING BY THE SEA
A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a 25-minute couple massage in the spa (from 6 nights)
Free wedding package: One Love Package
With beautiful settings for the wedding on the beach or in the tropical garden and dedicated wedding planners, your wedding will be a heavenly experience.
From 3 nights is the ceremony included:
- Personal wedding planner
- Your choice of spectacular wedding locations on the beach or in the tropical gardens
- Sparkling wine for up to 6 people
- Wedding cake for up to 6 people
- Bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere with purple or white Dendrobium orchids
- Professional photoshoot: A wedding portrait in 8 x 10 format
- Exclusive use of the resort’s sound system for MP3 players / iPods
- Automated online wedding calendar
- On-site wedding coordinator
- Wedding Officer
- Marriage certificate
- Celebratory T-shirts for bride and groom
Only the license and administration fee of $ 350 (Europe) needs to be paid.
Renewal of Marriage Vows
Services as above for the bridal couple and 4 guests, $ 350 fees (Europe)
Couples Swept Away offers endless possibilities as an ideal destination for the perfect marriage proposal or a romantic getaway.
RECREATION MEETS ROMANCE
For sports enthusiasts, the vast fitness complex offers 10 tennis courts, squash and racquetball facilities, a fully-equipped fitness center, and much more.
Kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and diving – all included. Whoever wants to can also do the PADI certificate here at an additional fee.
The Sunset Catamaran Cruise is a cool party tour with cocktails and reggae music with fun guaranteed. The tour ends at a small cave where you can jump off the boat and swim in the ocean.
Are they not gorgeous!
There is a shuttle from the hotel to the popular Margaritaville Bar.
Rick’s Café is a famous bar, especially at sunset. It is located directly on the cliffs and attracts many people who want to jump off the cliffs. So cool to watch!
- Black River/Y.S Falls
- Chukka Canopy Zipline Tour
- Chukka Horseback Tour
ISSA TRUST FOUNDATION
With this foundation, Couples Resorts has been supporting the improvement of the health of the population and the education of children since 2005. Excursions to the Oracabessa Elementary School, Ocho Rios, or the Happy Hearts Early Childhood Institution in Negril can help you to get to know the culture of the Jamaicans and Jamaica’s education system even better.
This is a list of urgently needed school supplies that you can bring along and donate during your vacation.
The number of returning guests to the popular Couples Resorts is impressive. Those who sign up for the “Romance Rewards” program can get free nights and other benefits. There are even special dinners for returning guests.
As a family-owned resort, we take pride in providing a delightful experience that reflects our cherished island traditions. Our sadness to see you leave is only tempered by the excitement that one day soon, we will open our arms and “welcome you home” again. – Lee Issa, Chairman
Everywhere in the romantic Couples Swept Away, you can see happy faces! And we also felt really comfortable here – “Irie”! The enchanting people, employees, and even guests, and the unique concept make a holiday here particularly relaxing and unforgettable! There is so much to experience that a few days are hardly enough. Due to the Adults-Only concept, it is also wonderfully quiet and perfect for a honeymoon or romantic break. Each of the four Couples Resorts has its own charm! We liked the endless beach, the a-la-carte breakfast at Patois Patio and the catamaran cruise the most. Jamaica and Couples Resorts are definitely worth a trip and highly recommended! Our stay at Couples Swept Away felt much too short!
Rooms: 312 (rooms with beach or garden views, suites)
Flight duration: approximately 10 to 11 hours non-stop from Frankfurt, Germany to Montego Bay
Transfer: about one and a half hours with group transfer (included)
Airport: 75 km
Vaccinations: recommended are Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Pertussis, Measles, and Hepatitis A
Air Temperature: 19 – 33 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 27 degrees Celsius
Time difference: CET +6 hours
Best travel time: December to March, as well as April and July; warm all year round: the months outside the hurricane season, August – November, are optimal
Price: from 600 per night including Unlimited All-Inclusive
Activities: Water sports, ball sports, golf, pilates, yoga, diving, a catamaran cruise, Dunns River Falls hike, shopping tours, night club, and a casino
Special features: beautiful beach, great relaxed atmosphere, loving and caring staff, and excellent personal service
Perfect for: beach weddings, honeymoons, couples, beach lovers, and water sports enthusiasts
Couples Swept Away
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaika
UK/Europe +44 1582794420
TOP RESORTS IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS – Condé Nast Traveler 2018
TRIPADVISOR’S TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
ORBITZ BEST IN STAY AWARD
GOLDEN APPLES – 2018
DELTA VACATION QUALITY ASSURANCE AWARD – 2017
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Please note: Our stay was sponsored by the Couples Resorts. Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in the article are our own – 100%!