I began researching resorts for our anniversary in Jan. I knew it would be one of the Couples (CN or CSA) but not sure which one, we settled on Couples Negril mainly due to the reviews I read here on Trip Advisor. We like small, romantic and intimate resorts which are what all the reviews mentioned and we were not disappointed. Let me first say words can't explain the resort and AMAZING time we had but I will try to touch on some of the highlights. We stayed at Couples Negril May 4th to May 11th. We have been to Jamaica on many occasions and stayed at many different all inclusive. Hands down Couples Negril is the BEST resort we have ever stayed at.
When we arrived and cleared customs we went straight to the Couples lounge, checked in and while we waited for our transportation I had a couple of cold red stripes off tap and the Mrs. had a cold soda and then we were off to the resort. Drive time was approx. 1 1/2 hour and we stopped half way for a bathroom break and purchased some food & drinks (not included with the all inclusive we just enjoy the local food and after a long day we were hungry)
Upon arrival we were greeted with cool hand towels and a glass of champagne, check in went smooth, and we were off to our room in a matter of minutes. We had a room with ocean view, first room was on ground floor of building 8 the room was nice but not as private as we wanted so we asked for room change to higher floor and it was no problem mon, next day we were moved to building 7 room 7203 and the room and view could not have been better (see pictures posted from room). The room was very bright, bed was comfy and everything was Irie, no problem mon :-).
The resort grounds are amazing, perfectly landscaped, clean and very well maintained. There is one main pool with another small pool over by the garden rooms. The resort is split with the garden buildings (1 through 5) on one side and the ocean view buildings (6 through 9) on the other side. Everything is in close proximity so you don't have far to walk for anything. The pool is amazing as is the beach, soft sand on your feet and the water at 9 am in the morning was as warm as bath water. There are vendors who walk the beach and some who come by in boats or on jet ski's and simple no thanks and they continue on their way, no problem.
There are 4 restaurants, we only ate at one of the specialty restaurants Otahaite and it was excellent. The resort has an executive chef and you can tell they take time and pride in preparing the daily menus and food. All the food is excellent, the buffets were amazing and the themed nights were great. the food here was the best we had at any of the all inclusives we stayed at.
I had to put this category in bold type because the service is what stood out and is what set this resort apart from any other resort. The employees here aim to please everything is No Problem, just ask and if within reason they will accommodate. The staff goes over and above to make your stay awesome. My wife and I love Jamaica, we love the people, the food the atmosphere and the music. We always stay at all inclusives but also venture off the properties to sample the local foods and culture. One evening while the staff was setting up for the pool buffet we started talking to chef Tyrone, my wife mentioned how she enjoys the authentic Jamaican food and asked about the availability on the resort. Tyrone advised us that they cook meals to cover a variety of pallets and guest from different countries, but he also advised that each day they prepare more authentic meals for the staff and that he would be glad to share some of the meals with us. So for the next 3 nights we ate the same meals the staff ate and let me tell you WOW it was amazing. Our vacation already was amazing but this took it to over the top and our hats go off to Chef Tyrone and his staff.
There are a couple of people that need mentioning, Chef Tyrone, Franklin, Andrew, Ravon (spelling), Tyrone and Davia
To sum it up vacation is what YOU make of it, if you are looking for a resort with all the marble, glitz and glamour, then this is not the resort for you, but if you are seeking to have a vacation that provides you with the flavor of Jamaica and be pampered with service and food then this is the place for you. My wife and I both agree that we have found our home in Jamaica. I can now see why there are so many return guests to this property and we will be added to the list returning guests (God willing). So enjoy your stay, have fun because everything is Irie no problem mon.