My girlfriend and I booked a trip here for Xmas week a few weeks prior to our visit. We based our decision primarily on the reviews from trip advisor and a few other web sites. We are from NY city and are definitely a little spoiled and have experienced many top notch hotels, restaurants, etc. For this trip, our goal was to book something that wouldn't break the bank, where we could get away and catch some R and R. We went in with expectations that were modest. We knew we were not going to a four seasons - we were going to an all inclusive spot on a beach. The bottom line is we simply could not be happier with our decision. The staff is so friendly and warm. The food is beyond solid. The Resort itself is beautiful. We have found it peaceful. Many, many fun activities ( we have played tennis, worked out in fitness room, went sailing, surf paddling ( you know, when you stand on a board land paddle), and many others.
Knowing that the ride from the airport is an hour and a half was helpful so we priced it into our travel expectations. The rooms are fine. Not amazing, but totally fine which is what we had expected. I could go on and on but I wanted to "pay it forward" and alleviate any concerns people may have. It's Jamaica, mon, and the Couples Towe Isle was everything we hoped and a lot more.