My wife and I just returned from Couples Negril where we stayed for 5 nights and had a wonderfull time except for our return flight or lack thereof on Air Jamaica. Overall, it was the best vacation we ever had.
We will definitely return to Couples, probably for 7 nights next time splitting between the other two resorts so we can see them all and also be able to see Ocha Rios. We definitely recommend Couples Negril
The resort - It is a beautifully landscaped resort set back from the road unlike many others which are right on the road. There are coconut trees all around which provide a lot of shade, even on the beach. The place screams tropical paradise, from the beautiful lobby throughout the entire property.
The rooms- We found the rooms to be clean and comfortable and had a very tropical feel with a nice balcony. I had booked the ocean view room and thought that the slight additional cost (90 for the 5 nights) was worth it. Even though it was only a partial ocean view due to the coconut trees (we stayed in building 7, 2nd floor), it was nice seeing the ocean every morning when we woke up. The only negative was the lack of an outlet for my wifes hair dryer in the bathroom (Couples provides a hair dryer but it's wimpy).
Other facilities- All fine except for the internet room which was more like an internet booth with only one computer! Always a line
The beach - Fantastic! Clear and calm water and white sand. Lots of shade from coconut trees. Plenty of chairs and cushion floats on the beach. There is a huge roped off area for the Couples Negril resort where the water stays shallow, only up to your shoulders at the deepest part. From what I can tell, I think that Couples being on Bloody Bay has one of the nicest beaches in Negril. As others have mentioned, it was sometimes hard to find the towel lady but I think this is a minor quibble. I recommend getting your fresh towels in the morning.
The food and the drinks. Overall, excellent The Otahite restaurant was fantastic, recommend the tenderloin and lamb chops. The buffets at breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all very good. Good sandwiches at lunch too. Excellent jerk chicken in the Beach Grill and my wife says the burger was good too. We also had a good meal for dinner there when it converts to a steak and pasta restaurant. The ribeye and pasta marinara were very good. The only disappointing meal we had was a sitdown mean in the terrace (main dining room) where both my wifes chicken and my salmon were overcooked. The drinks were very good although usually too strong for my wife. We asked for her drinks weak.
Entertainment - Most of the singers were good as was the house band as well as the steel drum band. The beach party was a lot of fun. I thought the casino night was disappointing, not enough going on.
Service - Mostly no problem Excellent service both at the restaurants and the bars. Maid service was good although they didn't bring enough washclothes and towels so we usually had to have them come by again.
They were quick though bringing more towels. Bed turn down service as well as filling your wather container were nice touches
Activities - As others have said, the sunset catamaran cruise was great. We also enjoyed the glass bottom boat and snorkeling trip. The shopping trip was an experience. The trip to Ricks cafe was a lot of fun. The cliff divers were something to see
Transportation - The bus ride to and from the airport was fine, only took about 1 1/2 hours. Seeing the roads there especially thru the towns makes me realize that we would never want to try to drive in Jamaica.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Couples Negril Hotel Negril
- Couples Hotel Negril
- Negril Couples Hotel
- Couples Negril Jamaica