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“So romantic and relaxing..” 5 of 5 stars
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Couples Tower Isle
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   St. Mary, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Formerly Couples Ocho Rio)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Ocho Rios
Canton, Michigan
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“So romantic and relaxing..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

OVERALL: My husband and I stayed here in April 2012. The first thing that attracted me to this resort was the fact that it is adults only. This means that the entertainment and entire setting is geared toward couples and romanticizing, if that's a word. I've stayed at various places in the Caribbean on the same scale as this hotel, and this was my FAVORITE hotel and vacation!

ARRIVAL: The Jamaican people are like no other. So friendly, welcoming and genuinely just want you to relax and enjoy yourself. That is apparent right when you get off of the airplane in Montego Bay. It was very easy to find the Couples lounge in the airport and enjoy a free Red Stripe or soft drink while waiting for your shuttle to take you to your hotel. We didn't even get the chance to sit down - we grabbed our beers and got right on the shuttle. They took our bags for us, turned on some nice Reggae music in the air conditioned, comfortable shuttle and it was about an hour and 45 minute drive to Tower Isle. The driving can get scary sometimes (passing people with oncoming traffic coming very close) but not much scarier than the driving gets at home in Detroit. When you arrive at the resort, you are immediately greeted with a drink (ALL soooo good, by the way), and a cool washcloth.

FOOD: When other reviewers say the food here is amazing, they aren't kidding. I love trying different types of foods and I was amazed by the quality and taste of everything we had. Be sure to get the steak in Eight Rivers - it was to die for. The smoothie/snack bar on the beach is a nice touch when you are out in the sun and don't want to go inside yet - fresh mango, sugar cane, granola bars, hommus, sweet potato chips... and all are fantastic. The Monday night beach BBQ is awesome. They work so hard to put on this event - chairs and tables and the buffet all on the beach. Even the Patio buffet was very good for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner (if you don't have reservations at the restaurants that require them) - many choices and every night starting at 7pm, there is a live band playing soothing music.

POOL/BEACH: We spent the majority of the time either on the beach or in the more quiet pool that did not have a bar which tends to get a little loud during the day. We loved that since this resort is adults only, the pools and hottubs are all open 24/7.

ROOM: We booked this room with a great deal on Priceline so I feel like we got a smaller room in not such a great location. We were right near the elevator so it would get quite loud in the morning when housekeeping was working and sometimes socializing loudly in the hallway. I wish the staff would be a little bit more quiet. We did eventually ask for a new room which they happily accommodated for us and the last few nights we were able to sleep better. This one seemed bigger and was away from the elevator. Try to stay in the middle of a hallway if you can (away from the elevator and stairs on the other side). Loved the walk-in closets and the large balconies from which you can see Tower Isle and the vastness of the Caribbean. Bed and linens were very comfortable, better than most hotels I've stayed at. Also loved the cool, chic, relaxed atmosphere around and in the resort.

ENTERTAINMENT: Keep in mind that my hubby and I are usually tired and in bed by midnight or so - but it seemed like people were still out and about at this time if you like to stay up later. We highly enjoyed the steel drum band, Leonardo Carmichael who sang almost every night, the Jamaican dancers, Martini night, the piano bar, karaoke, etc. Again, all so much better since you don't have to have any entertainment geared toward children.

MERCHANDISE: One of the nights, vendors came and stayed around the pool area with different Jamaican souvenirs you can buy. We bought a few hand-made wooden souvenirs and then I compared them to the prices at the airport before going home. The airport souvenirs seemed to be of the same quality, but were more expensive than the vendors at the resort. So take advantage of that when they come.
There were a few times where we needed something that we forgot to bring. The resort has anything you'd need.

Room Tip: Try to stay in a room in the middle of a hallway - not near the elevator or stairs.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I stayed here with my boyfriend for a short stay, (3 nights 4 days) and I absolutely love this place. The resort grounds are very nice. The views are absolutely beautiful. The garden area is very nice. They have a few hammocks that are great for an afternoon nap (watch out for the misquotes as they tore my legs up). The Jamaican hospitality is comparable to none. The resort host Katie is such a nice person. I was impressed that she remembered our names!!!
The food was OK. I frequent the veggie bar and I loved this place. The fresh juices, smoothies, and veggie food was great. I was kinda sad they closed at 5 or 6.
The Cafe has all the jerk Chicken you can eat and they stay open all night :).
One of the restaurant you need a reservation and you need to bring a pair of slacks! No JEANS or SHORTS will be allowed.
The drinks were great!! I drunk RUM PUNCH the whole weekend :)
They had a cultural fair and I was able to get some shopping done without leaving the resort. Always bargain for a deal!!
The room was clean and the ocean view from the room was great! I would recommend this place to

Room Tip: Any room with a view, preferably ocean!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon and cannot say enough great things about if. We would def return the staff cant do enough for you all the staff work so hard. The beach is small but beautiful and the staff are up at 5am raking it. The entertainment is good you can do as much or as little as you like. The entertainment staff work so hard such as Janeice! The food was outstAnding we loved everything! Especially the veranda! Would def recommend and return!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Wow! Couples is the best resort we have ever stayed at. All inclusive food and alcohol, lots of activities and water sports, amazingly includes scuba diving and snorkeling. Food was always different and tasty in the main restaurant, all meals were great and the other cafe/restaurants were fantastic as well. The Jamaican service excellent, so very polite and always happy to provide any extra service you may ask for. It may be 2 hrs drive from Montego Bay but you never want to leave as there is so much going on at the resort to explore everyday. The catamaran cruise was another amazing experience, the crew provided a very entertaining 2 hr cruise and swim. Another plus for us what not having to ever sign a check and provide tipping to anyone. We did the Secret Rendezvous, saved some money and ended up at Tower Isle. We were given a beautiful top floor garden, very large room. Housekeeping were always cleaning and making sure we had fresh towels and the lovely added touch of fresh flowers left on our pillows everyday. We loved the constantly stocked free mini bar, although we didn't spend much time in the room to drink much. We really enjoyed the "Adults Only" resort, no kids and the "get naked island" was to far away to bother us as its not something that we would do. Our only fault we could come up with was there was no bottle opener in the room and we finally got one 3 nights in. So pack your bags and head to paradise!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be fantasist, ask for a top floor, even if you have a garden room, it feels like a...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed March 2012. We absolutely loved the resort. Beach was great although my hubby wanted to put on water shoes to walk into the water (seaweed) so he did and I jumped on the float and he pulled me in the ocean(to avoid the seaweed). Food was good, not great with the exception of the private island dinner and the grill. Drinks were plentiful and Chad at the bar/beach was AWESOME! He brought our faviorite drinks from the bar to the beach without asking. Ocean view was amazing from the room! We also really liked Byron and Kirk fist pump please. They were so accommodating. Pool bar was fun fun fun!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We saved a few dollars and and chose the secret rendevous. It seems from other reviews that Towers is the resort that most people get. We thought we would not mind the extra two hours we would spend riding to the resort, but we were extremely tired from the traveling and next time, we will stay in Montego Bay. When we purchased the package we were told we would get their best available room. When we arrived, we knew right away we were in their cheapest, smallest rooms. We asked for an upgrade. We had to pay for it, but we were willing to do that to get a better room.
We have been to all inclusive and cruises before and for the most part, a few things are constant. It seems the food comes from the same vendors! But the food was tasty. They worked around the clock trying to keep the resort clean and appealing. It seemed they chose the parts that would be seen by the majority and made sure they were taken care of.
The activity directors and management on site are awesome. If you have a problem, let them know. They are there to please. The staff there are super friendly....except for some of the people at the front desk, they could use a little more training and personality.
If you are looking for a big beach, there is not one. But if you get a room with an ocean view, you can hear the ocean all night and it is amazing.
Everybody is happy! Everybody is in love. People are either on their honeymoon, or celebrating something special so it really was not hard being happy and enjoying being there.
If you want to go someplace with someone that you enjoy being with, it's a wonderful place. You will come back refreshed and more in love than ever before. If you are looking for a place with alot of entertainment, go someplace else.

Room Tip: Pay extra and get the room on the ocean. The rooms are much nicer, larger and the sound of the ocea...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Forest, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you are going to get wild and crazy, and want lots of excitement, this is NOT the place for you. We loved the fact it was all couples, quiet, relaxing and chill. They offer a lot of things to do, and excursions that come with your booking if you want that. The ride from the airport to the resort is LONG - 2 hours. We stopped at my request to take a bathroom break. It was “no problem mon”. The resort is small which is perfect! The food was excellent. The facilities were clean and everything was well-kept. The style is kind of 50’s chic - and I liked that! Actually, the history of the place goes way back, so it made it special. Now, a couple things that are just nice to know: The safe in the room fit most all of our valuables including a macbook air, iPad, and a camera. I’ve attached pictures. The towels on your bed are your beach towels, and they are NOT replaced at the end of each day. You need to pick up new ones at the water sports stand or by the pool. There are toiletries and a hairdryer in the room (although I found the “conditioning shampoo” to be not so conditioning. The bed was super comfortable. I loved the fact they posted “quiet zone” signs at night as you enter the hallways to the room. We had a spa credit that we pleasantly found out counts towards the pictures the resort takes of you as they walk around. Internet is spotty at best - which we only used at bedtime and when we drank coffee in the mornings. The people bend over backwards to make your stay pleasant - and will do anything for you. We tipped everybody - but that’s how we roll. It’s not mandatory. The island is for nude sunbathing. The drinks are just ok, but plentiful. You can request whatever beverages you want stocked in your room. I would recommend this resort.

Room Tip: We paid the extra to have a “premiere room” and am glad we did. It was HUGE! The balcony was huge...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: St. Mary, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Formerly Couples Ocho Rio)
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Ocho Rios
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ocho Rios
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ocho Rios
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ocho Rios
#5 Spa Hotel in Ocho Rios
#6 Family Hotel in Ocho Rios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Couples Tower Isle 4*
Number of rooms: 226
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Playground to Hollywood celebrities in the 1950s, glamorous Couples Tower Isle exudes a chic sophistication perfectly balanced by a relaxed Caribbean sensuality. Perched on the lush terrain of Ocho Rios, Jamaica—the resort seduces with breathtaking sea views, a wide sandy beach and century-old palm trees. Discover the joys of snorkeling among the reefs, windsurfing on the waves, or sailing into the sunset on a catamaran, rum punch in hand. Intricate blue tile work and jade chaise lounges offset the striking white retro architecture. Luxurious rooms boast private ocean-breeze balconies. Whether being pampered in the Zen-inspired spa—recognized as "Best in the Caribbean" by Travel+Leisure—sipping cocktails at the piano bar or indulging in an exquisite meal alfresco, Couples Tower Isle creates countless intimate moments that inspire you to return again and again. ... more   less 
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