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Couples Negril
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Fairfield, Ohio
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“Another great trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our second time to visit CN over the July 4th holiday, but our 14 trip total to CN. We'll never get enough of this resort. We're already booked to return in December. As usual, the staff is great. We were able to get our requested building two, close to exercise room to help with the eating, drinking and just relaxing. You can tell by the number of trips that we have no complaints. Each visit we meet some terrific guests and give them a few tips. Ivy, at the pool bar is among the best. The entire entertainment crew get to know you and have added some new entertainment such as the cello and guitar at breakfast...quite a nice addition. The beach party was fun as well as casino night and dancing in the piano bar. When we return in December, we're taking two other couples who like to cruise. They've heard us talk about CN so often they're looking forward to going.
Absolutely the best.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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st. louis, mo. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were there 6/21 to 6/28 with three other couples.

Another great stay. The food was as good as ever. It was great to re-connect with some friendly faces and make some new friends.

When we were there in Nov. ’13, they had you calling to get soda/beer for your fridge. Now they’re back to re-stocking it every day to make sure there are 2 Red Stripes and 1 each of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Ting and Ginger Ale. There is also a form where you can have bottles of a variety of liquors, juices and wine stocked in your room at no extra charge. The rum calls for Appleton Special. I’m assuming the rest is of the “house” variety.

We were in room 1105. I was told Buildings 1 and 2 have been renovated and they are in the process of upgrading 6 and 7. They’ve taken out the bath tub/shower combination and replaced it with a walk-in shower.

They still have the “red flag” service on the beach as well as a couple more hammocks strung up between the trees.

A special shout-out to Elke (Elke-holic), Ivelyn (Poison Ivy) and Marissa (guest relations)

Other’s worth mentioning: Floy, Keano, Camille, Milton, Omar, Wilfred, John, Charles (piano bar), Monique, Jullyann, Lindon, Nina, Tonya (sp?), Sontal, Syan and Donovan. We missed Sharlton Tomlinson as he was on vacation.

We tend to hang out on the beach or at the pool bar, but found time to go sailing 5 times and my wife walked the beach every day. It’s about a mile up the beach to the far side of the second RIU. Some of the locals have their wares set up in an area between the 2 RIU’s, but a lot of the days there were locals set up right on Couples beach.

Local troubadour Donnovan Dalrymple still patrols the beach singing some well known songs, but has plenty of his own, too. Give him a dollar or two – he works hard for it.

St. Louis, MO. USA

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Gladstone, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been to Couples Negril at least 8 times. We have thoroughly enjoyed each stay. Everyone was friendly and the food was fantastic! We have been to Jamaica 20 times and we wouldn't go any where else for a very relaxing vacation. We have been to several other resorts on the Island, but we still go back to Couples Negril. It's a smaller more intimate all-inclusive hotel and we love that kind of hotel We also love the location on Bloody Bay. We have visited the 7 mile beach on a day trip, which is practically around the corner, and that was fantastic also. So much action going on. We have toured the Island visiting many sights and we still have more to see. We are used to the vendors and people on the beach selling items. We usually buy something to remind us of our stay there and we also know that this is how many of the Islanders make their living. I would recommend this Island vacation to everyone. If you haven't been, you at least must try it just once. You just may be hooked!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nancy Finn did a great job as our agent recommending Couples Negril for our Anniversary trip. The resort was absolutely beautiful, very friendly staff, great accommodations and loved the water sports. We would highly recommend this location to any couple that is looking for a relaxing, quiet vacation with just enough options to keep you entertained.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Last year we went to Couples Barbados so missed our annual 2 weeks in Couples Negril. Have also been to Tower Isle and Sans Souci but have spent around 100 nights in C.N..The staff and Management were as fantastic as usual. Always try to get building 4 , top floor.The rooms are not updated yet but are very comfortable.

We went in June this year and found a much younger crowd and lots of weddings. Never seen a Wedding dinner served to a large group on the beach before.

The A.N. bar was much larger with a beautiful counter top. Still no choice but patties for lunch.

Liked that they still ran the bus to Church on Sundays.

Dressing for dinner appeared much more casual than in previous years. It amazes us how often the ladies dress up but the men just wear long shorts with shirts hanging over them. Maybe because it was a younger group.

There were many nice new seats in the garden area where you could sit and relax. Enjoyed our meals in all the Restaurants especially the Lychee. The Otaheite was excellent and all the food was laid out beautifully. We only went to the beach resturant once as there were quite a few sandflies when you ate out on the deck. There was not very much choice there at lunch time.What they had waas good. We preferred the Buffet restaurant.

We always walk down to the Riu Negril at the other end of Bloody Bay. There were a few stalls previously but now there are stalls all the way down the beach. Lots of new things to buy.There was even a lady with a massage table. None of the vendors bothered you if you said "No Thanks" when they wanted you to look at their wares. We have been to Jamaica over 35 times so have all the souveniers that we need.

We were looking forward to a quiet time on the beach when we heard that the jet skis were gone. Passed 8 of them lying on the beach on our walks. However one of the para sailing boats had a very noisy engine. There appeared to be more beach entertainers.

The scuba diving is one of the best organized and well run operations. The snorkelling was enjoyable but there did nto seem to be as many fish as on previous trips.

The bus to Times Squre for shopping was a bit too long. Previously the bus also took you into Negril but that has stopped.

Would highly reccomend this resort to anybody who wants a restful vacation with excellent staff. If you golf and scuba dive you will really get your monies worth.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nova scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Last minute, impromptu trip booked for our 3rd stay, 21-28June... we will be back, for sure! Stayed in Dlx GV Room #3302.

A bit disappointed we did not get upgraded; it was our 3rd stay and according to Operations Manager David (with whom we spoke at the Returning Guest Cocktail Party), the hotel was just over 60% occupancy - he even said they had to lay off some staff temporarily and according to Esther (our mgmt. rep from the Gift Shop at the Returning Guest Dinner), some chose to take some vacation time.

In any event, our room was cleaned every day by the time we returned to it late afternoon; a/c worked well thank goodness, water pressure and temperature was never an issue, mini bar was stocked as requested (and we did not have to be in room for it to be). Ants were a bit of an issue, but after spraying on a couple occasions, they abated. We NEVER did get turn-down service with towel refresh in the evenings despite leaving our room for the evening at different times.

Having a 2 hour time difference, we were up early and headed to breakfast close to Cassava's opening time. We never had a problem getting a lounger at the beach or pool with shade. Even at 10am, there were still 'prime' spots available - quite surprising actually.

Still wide variety of options for breakfast and lunch at the buffet. Breakfast included Baked Ham a couple mornings, Roast Turkey for lunch and still the best soups, which we had most lunches! Don't know if it was the cut-back of staff or not but we would heed the sign at Cassava to "wait to be seated" (many did not!), only to have to wait to be seated even though there were staff 'hanging' around. Coffee/water/wine service was slower than we are accustomed to and the birds are still annoying - we would never accept to sit below a rafter - did that only once and got s*** upon!

We had late lunch at the grill and the wings, nachos were very good - the onion rings were soggy and should have been cooked longer though, but filled the void!

Ate once at Heliconia for supper and it was just OK... I did not finish my chicken as it did not seem to be done - it was one of those flash frozen breasts so was not pink inside, just watery - YUK. My husband ordered Salmon and got the chicken dish - he just rolled with it instead of getting it re-ordered. And it was not busy - you would think a waiter would get it right!?

We ate twice at Otaheite and both meals were very good and nice that the menu changed, so we got to try two separate menus! Brad was our waiter both times and he was attentive, friendly and engaging without being intrusive.

We ate at Lychee once with their menu and it was very good; still enjoy the deep fried ice cream for dessert! Lychee hosted the Returning Guest Dinner as well; this meal was very good and the service was the best, probably as there were only two full tables and part of a third at the dinner, so about 30 guests - one of the smallest groups ever according to the GM. He said the chefs were pleased not to have 150 to serve!

Maybe the busy winter season really does wear the staff down!?

Pool attendants and watersports guys to a fab job of keeping the beach, pools, hot tubs clean and sparkling. Pools vacuumed every morning and every second day they were scrubbing down the tiles inside the pool area. Good to see as the 'gunk' can build up!

Big shout out to Ivylyn, the best bartender at the swim up pool bar! |She kept our drinks fresh. Thanks also to Camille - she stepped in for us when Ivy was busy! Top shelf was available, just ask.

Entertainment was varied; we only took in a couple of the evening shows. Not to be missed are the Silver Birds who currently perform on Friday nights. During busy season they also perform on Sundays at lunch time. New this trip was live music at breakfast. We were usually finished up by the time they started, but we could hear the music from the pool area where we parked. One morning there was a harpist and another was a violinist. One evening a saxophonist played as well. Very nice!

So bathrooms in Bldg 1, 2, 8 are done and they have started on 7 (or 7 done and they have started on 8, I forget)- with the exception of the Beachfront rooms in them which have not been renovated as yet, with 9 next. David, Ops Mgr, said all should be completed by Dec 2014 ready for the next busy winter season.

A few hiccups along the way, but nothing interfered with our enjoyment of the resort, the ocean and each other...it was sad to have to leave,, but we know we are closer to our next trip.

Look forward to returning for stay #4!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Braidwood, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I read a ton of reviews and had my doubts, it was very good! The food was great, rooms were good people were awesome! I really don't know if we could have a better vacation. I am getting ready to book another one for feb. 2015 we watched the superbowl on two screens of 20 by 40 foot. incredible!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Address: Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#4 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#6 Spa Hotel in Negril
#10 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Couples Negril 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Couples Negril. A brilliant balance of elegant and eclectic. At Couples Negril, style surrounds and infuses everything in sight. From the laid-back charm of the swim-up bar to the intoxicating allure on an in-suite Jacuzzi, there’s just something about Couples Negril that says chic. Defined by imaginative, artistic features and possessing a beautiful balance of elegant and eclectic, Couples Negril is 18 acres of all-inclusive luxury, personality and pleasure. All expertly carved into the captivating landscape of Negril, Jamaica. And while our unique appointments set us apart from any other resort, our unwavering attention to your every desire has earned us recognition as the premier all-inclusive resort not only in Jamaica, but the entire Caribbean ... more   less 
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