My wife & I have just returned from Couples Negril. We where there from 1/3 to 1/10/09. We are in our late 30’s travel to the Caribbean & Mexico at least twice a year & have stayed @ many higher end all-inclusive resorts. This is our 2nd time to Jamaica. The first time we stayed @ the Grand Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay, which was maybe mediocre at best. Couples Negril was one of the best resorts that we have ever been to & blew away the Grand Bahia in every aspect. After staying @ Couples, I feel that the Grand Bahia should be condemned. Here is the breakdown of our trip:
We flew in on Air Jamaica direct from Baltimore with no problems at all. Great airline! After arriving in the Montego Bay airport & going through baggage claim & customs, we went to the Couples lounge for a Redstripe & water. After 10 minutes in the lounge we where driven directly to the resort on an air conditioned bus, which took about 1 hour & 30 minutes.
Very smooth. We where given a cold towel & glass of champagne upon arrival to the resort. Our room was ready right away & out luggage was taken to our room by a bellman.
No complaints at all. Had a standard garden room located on the 3rd floor of building 4. The room was a little bit out-dated; however, it did not bother us at all. The room was very clean, had a good air conditioner, a 42 inch flat screen TV with all of the main channels, a comfortable king sized bed, a nice balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds & a fully stocked mini bar with beer, water, soda, & hard liquor! You can order whatever you want to stock your bar with! The bathroom was standard & worked for us. They also offer a room service continental breakfast every morning if you want it & also provide a nightly turn down service every night.
Beautiful grounds & very well kept. Many palm trees & tropical foliage.
Food & drink:
The food was excellent! They serve the best food that I have had at an all-inclusive resort by a landslide. The breakfast buffet was excellent & had everything you could imagine. We had the room service continental breakfast twice, which was also very good. The beach grill was great for lunch. Good jerk chicken & nachos! We ate at all of the restaurants for dinner twice: Lychee, Otahite, & Halacona, all of which where excellent. They never ran out of anything & you never had to wait for anything. Friday night is lobster night & they serve lobster at all of the restaurants. The drinks where made as strong as you want with top shelf liquor & served with a smile. There are no plastic 8 ounce Dixie cups at this resort! The Casavasa bar has live reggae every night & even had a steel drum band play one night, which was awesome! The Halacona bar was my favorite, located right on the beach overlooking the ocean.
Perfect. Sunny & 85 degrees every day.
Bar none, the best service that I have ever had at any resort in the US or in the Caribbean! The staff is very polite, professional, & extremely nice! Very high praise to all, especially Omar, Tonisha, Shrek, Kevin, Conroy, Damion, & Franklin. We have made a lot of new friends with the staff here that we hope to see again soon.
Awesome white sand beach with crystal clear turquoise water. The water is like glass, there are no waves & it is always just the right temperature. There are always seats available at any time of the day. The red flag drink service is incredible. They even have a self serve liquor bar right on the beach if you want to make your own drink! You can take a walk to the end of the beach all the way down to the Riu Negril resort. It’s a nice walk which provides many interesting sights.
Did both the reef snorkeling trip & sunset catamaran booze cruise through the resort = free. Both where a lot of fun & I highly recommend them both. I also did the parasailing which was about $60 & worth every penny.
One thing that I had forgot to mention is that there are no kids allowed on the resort, which makes it very peaceful & romantic. I wish that I was still there. This is one of the best vacations that my wife & I have ever had. We will definitely be coming back to this resort next year & every year. I don’t see how anyone could say anything bad about this resort. You will definitely have a good time here.
- 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