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Couples Negril is an attractive, contemporary hotel right on the sugar-white sands of Bloody Bay and surrounded by 18 acres of lush, tropical gardens. There's plenty to do for those who enjoy more than just soaking up the sunshine: you can play tennis, work out at the fitness centre and even water-ski or scuba-dive. Entertainment is provided every night of the week and a pianist plays 4 nights a week while you sit back, relax and enjoy that well-deserved rum!
On 18 acres of tropical gardens, facing a white sand beach, 5 miles from Negril. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 30 min.Larger Map
234 rooms on 3 floors in 9 buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod docking station, telephone, mini-bar replenished daily, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and board. Deluxe Garden View Rooms overlook the gardens and have 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.
Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are as per the Deluxe Garden View Rooms but with partial ocean view and located close to the beach.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are as per the Deluxe Ocean View Rooms but located closest to the beach.
Garden Suites overlook the gardens and have a large bedroom with seating area. The oversized bathrooms have bathrobes, a Jacuzzi bath, shower, plus a hammock on the balcony/terrace.
Beachfront Suites are as per the Garden Suites but located close to the beach, with ocean view.
Club Room Benefits available for 2014 at an additional supplement to all room types and includes:- VIP check-in
In addition to the above for 2015 staysLounge access from your UK departure airport
4 speciality restaurants: Heliconia Grill restaurant (Mediterranean grilled specialities and pasta dishes), Cassava Terrace (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner is a mixture of buffet and à la carte, open 6 nights a week), Otaheite (gourmet Caribbean dining, dinner only, reservations required), Lychee (Asian fusion style, dinner only), beach grill. In-room Continental breakfast (6.30am-10.00am). 24-hour dining. 5 bars including a swim-up bar.
Swimming pool with 4 Jacuzzis and swim-up bar. 4 tennis courts (2 of which are floodlit), fitness centre, basketball, aerobics, beach and pool volleyball, unlimited golf including green fees and transportation to nearby course. Mandatory caddy payable locally, clubs available for hire. Water sports (instruction included), including scuba-diving–resort course offered and included for beginners, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kayaks, snorkelling and glass-bottom boat tours. Clothing-optional beach area. Games room.
Live nightly entertainment including a piano bar and beach party. Films on the beach by starlight.
Free WiFi Internet access. Beauty salon*. Full-service Spa*. Boutique and gift shops.
Couples over 18 years only.
*Denotes local charge.
All meals and snacks, all drinks (all premium brands), all activities and entertainment detailed above.
3 nights, except over Christmas and New Year when it is 7.
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Wow. I cannot say enough great things about my recent stay at Couples Negril. This was both mine and my boyfriend's first time to Jamaica. We read all the wonderful reviews about this place which... Read more led us to choose this particular property. Our room was spectacular. Although we weren't in it very much, we certainly enjoyed it when we were there. It was cleaned twice a day, the mini-bar was stocked each morning, and we could literally step out into the sand from our porch. Building 6 is a must! It was also directly across from the pool and the Cassava Terrace. The food was wonderful. The beach party offered a wide variety of Jamaican cuisine, where we tried curried goat and delicious jerk chicken. Cassava Terrace had amazing breakfast. We loved the banana french toast with mango syrup and the made-to-order crab meat omelet. The beach grill was delicious as well. We had the jerk burger and onion rings almost every day! The drinks were delicious as well. They were strong and tasty. The Cool Runnings was made with fresh pineapple juice and coconut rum and was one of our favorites. The Smile Jamaica was also amazing, a combo of pina colada, strawberry daiquiri, and rum cream. We also loved the Dirty Banana and the Bob Marley shots. One thing that stood out to me was the staff. They were all so friendly and I so wish I could remember everyone's name. Denva helped my boyfriend get a bag of dry rice for his cell phone that was soaked in the ocean. Each day, he asked us if it was working again. After day 3, it finally came back to life, but we never were able to tell Denva that it was working. Both of the recreational guides were amazing. I cannot remember their names, but we had so much fun playing volleyball with them. Elke (sp?) was great at the pool bar. She was very attentive and poured drinks just perfectly. I needed a zip lock bag at one point and it took all of 5 minutes for someone to bring me not 1 but 3 just in case. We WILL be back to this resort. Read less
Second trip to a Couples Resort. First time to Couples Negril. The property is nice and beautiful! The beach is a little bit of heaven. The downside is the vendors that roam the beach. Which Couples... Read more has no control over since it's public. They do have guards to make sure they don't pester you. But they constantly holler there wares. The red flag service at the beach was nice! Never had to leave your lounge chair to get a drink! The food was wonderful. Always different things to try. Would recommend!! Read less
My wonderful man of 8 years surprised me with a trip to Couples Negril this past winter and we longed for October to come. This was our first time vacationing outside of the country, and I am glad... Read more that our Couples Negril trip turned out to be such a beautiful experience! We would definitely return to this resort. We certainly look forward to visiting again, Jamaica is the most beautiful place I've ever seen in my life (so far). Although next time we will most likely book our own flight (to guarantee a direct flight), the rest of the process went smoothly. Communication from the resort was excellent, they kept us informed when there was a flight change and called to offer room upgrades prior to our trip. Overall, the booking and pre-trip service was a good indicator of good customer service. We used the Club Mobay service, which we will certainly be using again, it was worth the extra charge to us. Especially when you see the long lines that you would have had to go through. The service we received was excellent from the time we met our contact upon arrival until we departed the airport. We also had a great experience with Club Mobay on our return flight home. The lounges with food and drinks are nice, the people who work there are also friendly from my experience. For those who can afford it, there was a service there that offered a flight that only took 12 minutes from Montego Bay to Negril. It cost like $140 per person. Like others have mentioned, it's about an 1 1/2 hour drive to the hotel from the airport. We came and left on a Sunday, so we probably missed some of the real traffic that occurs. I enjoyed the trip because it's quite scenic and you get to see the real Jamaica along the way. I appreciated that part of it, getting to see the locals and how they live. You also get to see lots of the beautiful sea along the way! The driver offers to stop if people are interested along the way as well. Looking back, I kinda wished we could have stopped at a little local bar or food place, but our bus never stopped. Side note: They drive fast and aggressive down there, so expect that. It was comparable to NYC driving, IMO. Lol. The check-in process was quick and easy and the welcome and you receive upon arrival is exceptional! The vibe is relaxed and friendly. Marlon greeted us and helped us with our baggage to our room, he definitely gave us a great first impression of the people of the resort. Very friendly and warm. We are glad that we met him! We certainly found a friend in Marlon. This place is beautiful, the decor and scenery are attractive, and grounds upkeep is impressive. It really seems like they take care of this place. I loved all of the tropical vegetation! I also like how they take steps to be environmentally friendly at the resort. No, they do not have bottled water. But they do have water coolers and stations around the grounds and cups. The water stations are pretty awesome too, because they usually have iced water with fruits in it! Our room was nice, simple, clean and cozy. The towel sculptures on the bed are a sweet touch and the tapestries are lovely! We had a garden room, I enjoyed the view and hearing the chorus of frogs and creatures at night. We would leave our balcony doors open at night, the fresh air was wonderful for sleeping. The bed was huge, a bit too firm for our liking, however, we didn't care much, we were in paradise. No worries, no problems, right? :) I like to be honest in my reviews and even if I completely adore a place, I like to point out any issues I had as well to help the resort. I thought the person cleaning our room did a great job overall, the only issue I had was that the shower looks like it could use a good grout cleaning around the bottom and the sink had a really slow drain. Other than that, the room was great. We went to the pool bar first to have an arrival drink, that's where we met Camille. I will never forget her, her sweet smile and outgoing personality, she also makes good drinks. There really are some delightful people down there. No, not everyone is overly friendly, but for the most part, there were plenty of smiles and greetings and everyone was cool! The pool bar is really fun, the whole pool area there is gorgeous. However, we didn't spend much time at the pool though, I soaked up that warm and beautiful sea as much as humanly possible. One of the first major activities we did was the catamaran cruise, that was lots of fun! There was a bar on the boat and a slide! They had rum punch and red stripe on the boat with a very animated bartender! The ride goes out to these caves and cliffs where you get to go through the cave and be in the sea. The local kids will scale and perform some sweet dives from high cliffs for you and they accept tips if you want to bring some cash on the boat. I would have tipped them if I would have brought cash, they have some talent. This is the area where they let you use the slide to go right into the sea! It's so awesome! Overall the cruise was fun, we danced, talked to some people and had fun! The crew was cool as well! For the most part, the food was good. We avoid meat outside of occasional seafood, so we mostly eat vegetarian and we found that there were plenty of options even for us. They even serve vegan bread. Cassava Terrace buffet had lots of choices for each meal. I love that they offer fresh coconuts to drink every morning, as well as the green smoothie bar! I found the eggs to be a bit bland in the breakfast buffet, but I imagine they have to make them bland-ish to appeal to the masses. We are people who prefer a lot of seasoning, so I understand that not everyone is that way. There are tons of options though, which was nice. They also offer a taste of Jamaica with some of the dishes they serve, I enjoyed the callaloo as well as the ackee and saltfish. The Beach Grill's veggie burger with the plantain was delicious, I ate that quite a few times. Heliconia Grill's dinner was great as well. The Lychee has delicious food as well. We had a nice meal at the Otaheite, you have to dress nice to get in there and you need a reservation, so make sure if you plan to eat there, bring an elegant casual outfit and shoes! Having said that, you should certainly aim to eat there because it's delicious! Be prepared, they have a TON of drinks to pick from and they are all good! The bartenders are good, I feel like the drinks are made pretty well and they were all friendly in my experience. The man's favorite was the Dirty Banana and mine was probably the One Love! But it's hard to choose, there are so many! Most of the bartenders could make a great spicy Bloody Mary as well! You can get your fridge in your room stocked with what you want as well. The beach... THE BEACH. This place is magical. The water is crystal clear and warm, all day, in the early morning, even at night! For the most part the water is calm, so you can get on the rafts and just float around. You can just look down and see your feet. You can be in deep water and still see the bottom. If my body and skin would have allowed me, I would have spent my entire trip in the water. This was my favorite part of the entire trip. The beaches are clean and they take great care to keep them this way. Every morning they use wooden rakes to clean the beaches, I think that's a great detail to be appreciated. The beach has beach volleyball, bocce ball courts, hammocks, and wooden swings in the trees. All of the beach trees are also lovely, the Seagrape Tree is pretty awesome, I learned that you can eat the grapes. They taste kind of bitter and they were cool to try. Speaking of trees, the resort has lots of cool ones! They even have them labeled, FYI. Check out the Soursop Trees, Almond Trees, Bread Fruit Trees and more! Back to the beach... Naturally with the beauty comes the things of nature that you should be aware of. The water is sometimes choppier than others and sometimes there are jellyfish, so be aware. We were told to be careful around the roped areas in the water because jellies can get stuck on these. Sand fleas will bite you, there are also ants on the beach and there are these other ants that will bite that fell on me out of the tree a couple of times. None of those things put a damper on my day, but I like to provide as much detail as possible. And of course as you should already know, have lots of sunscreen! The sun is HOT HOT HOT there. When you are on the beach, there are people who are going to try to sell you things. While none of this bothered us, I'm putting it out there, it's going to happen. You will be serenaded, you will be offered anything you need from cigarettes to cigars (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt_pCdYWq5U) or possibly even more. Yes, there is a chance that you might be offered drugs, there's nothing to be offended about, this is just how it is. You will be offered hair braids, necklaces, flags, wraps, parasailing rides (I say that in my best pirate voice), hats and whatever else there is to sell tourists. The vendors don't come up on the main beach part, but they do walk along the shoreline. There are actually designated areas that other vendors will set up on the beach (these are approved by the resort, I imagine) where you can buy things as well. While we didn't encounter any issues, the security on the beach is good, so you don't have to worry about anything. I found all of the security guards that I spoke to to be friendly and easy to talk to. The people there are pretty laid back and cool if you chat with them. We didn't know this at first, but you can actually walk the entire beach strip, leaving the Couples Resort and walking on the beaches of the surrounding resorts and area. It certainly makes for a much longer walk. It's an at your own risk type of situation, but I felt safe enough. One security measure that I appreciated was one of the security guys for Couples actually got our info when we walked off of the property and the time we left. If you choose this little adventure, you will encounter more people selling things, in between resorts there is an area of little shops set up on the beach that the locals have there, they will all try to get you to come look at their wares. I will admit, it can be a bit overwhelming at times. You will have to say "no" a lot. However, I wanted to give to the locals and intentionally went shopping in that strip, so I knew what I was getting myself in to. I tried to divide my money across as many of the little beach shops as I could, the prices aren't too bad and you can haggle with them to get good prices, but be fair to them as well. Now to my MOST favorite part of the beach, the nude beach! I loved it! This was our first nude beach experience and now I look forward to many more! Luckily, I was able to talk my man into doing it with me and while I think he was unsure at first, he ended up enjoying it as well. We spent time at the nude beach every day after our initial experience, I actually preferred it over the regular beach. The nude beach is actually in between the Couples main beach and the resort next door, so you're certainly not in a private space. However, there are fences on both sides, so people can't see you unless you are out in the shoreline area, the water or if the people walk by (which happens often). This beach has it's own jacuzzi as well, a bocce ball court, horseshoe pits and it's own bar. It's actually a beautiful little beach. I can see it as I sit and write this review. If you want to get a full tan and have no problem being in your birthday suit, you need to check out this lovely little treat. I thought I only needed a little bit of money to go to Jamaica. I was thinking prices were going to be cheaper and my dollars would have gone further down there. I was wrong. Prices were just about the same there for everything, especially at the resort gift shops. I should have expected this though, because this is what happens in tourism, right? Haha. If you don't want to buy anything, then yeah, you don't need much money. If you plan to buy things and enjoy shopping, bring plenty of cash. There are plenty of activities, they have little classes that they set up in different locations at certain times every day. They do things like jewelry making, hat making, basket weaving on the beach and it's taught by some of the regular vendors. The resort will have signs sitting out letting you know which activities are happening, you can also look on the schedule that you should receive when you get there. When you participate in activities, you can earn "funny money" from the resort. You can collect this by doing activities offered by the resort. You can collect "funny money" and use it in a cash pot auction to bid on and buy little items they offer from the gift shop. Most of the items they auction are pretty cool for being essentially free! Some of the other activities they offered were: Jamaican cooking classes, rum classes, frog hunts, Jamaican history, couples massage and stone painting. It's worth checking some of them out, I enjoyed myself and came home with a few items that I made myself with the assistance of folks like Tommy the Great and Dennis the Menace. I made a coconut palm hat, a weaved coaster, a necklace and I painted a stone. Doing those activities also introduced me to other people staying at the resort and some of the locals. We tried the couples massage, it was pretty neat, we learned some techniques that we could do at home. Some other cool things they did were a reggae dance night on the beach (we went to bed, so I can't comment on it), movie night on the beach and buffet dinner on the beach. Another favorite part of our trip, the water sports! We were so excited to try all of the exciting water activities they offer, we made sure to get as many in as possible. We were excited to try scuba diving, that was up until I had an unexpected anxiety attack during, so unfortunately I wasn't able to complete the initial training and we didn't go out with our class. The instructor Karl aka "Sugar" was a great instructor though, I really wish we could have done this activity. They do try to push you to get PADI certified, which from what I understand is cheaper there if you are interested. We were able to try snorkeling though, we actually did this 2 different times because we loved it so much! Luckily, we were able to snorkel in 2 different locations, we did a morning and afternoon class. We saw lots of cool fish, some little squid, lots of sea urchins, lobsters, jellies that don't sting and the beautiful reef! They take underwater photos of you that you are able to purchase at the resort if you like as well. Cap'n Omar is a great guide on the glass bottom boat ride as well as for snorkeling. All of the guys in the water sports area were awesome! We also really liked our pal, Bubblicious! He's awesome! We also tried hobie cat, kayaking (try to get the clear bottom ones) and paddle board. Everything was fun and it was really a big part of our trip, so thanks to all of the water sports fellas! I am so sad that I don't remember everyone's names, but I met so many great people! Bazzle dem! Now for the spa. I would have loved to do more spa activities, but the prices were a little high for our budget. If you are able to afford it, there are lots of dreamy things you can have done. Beach massage, tree house massage, seaweed wraps, salon, etc... During our stay, the spa was relocated to guest rooms due to construction so we didn't get to use the actual spa (which we could actually see from our room balcony). All of the services seemed really awesome though. We were able to get a 25-minute Swedish massage and we did enjoy it! Unfortunately, we had one small issue with the spa, it wasn't enough to ruin the trip, but it did give us a brief moment of negativity. We had scheduled two Swedish massages in person, but they had us in as a couples massage which was totally different. When told that is not what we scheduled, and it was in a polite fashion, the spa receptionist was a bit curt and short with us and it made us feel a little uncomfortable. However, we just brushed it off and moved on. We still enjoyed our massage. We were there for the Sweet 16 celebration and it was so beautiful! They put so much work into decorating for the party, it was amazing! We were impressed with how quickly the staff worked to assemble this huge party! It was immaculate! The decor was so gorgeous and detailed! The food was delightful! So many choices! I didn't even know where to begin! It was like a sea of food! The only thing that would have made this party better would have been the chance to hang out with some of the resort crew that weren't in attendance for the party. For us, the people who work there help make the resort what it is. I spent more time talking to resort employees than I did talking to guests, so I personally thought it would be cool to be able to mingle with the all of the staff if there is a party. But other than that, it was a nice event. I'm glad we got the chance to experience it. Lastly, and once again, not something to ruin the experience but worth mentioning is the entertainment. It just seemed kinda outdated and repetitive. We are in our 30's, that didn't seem to be the average age range there, so I can understand if the entertainment is geared toward an older crowd. Just wanted to add our opinion about it. We're diverse, we don't all only know 5 Bob Marley songs, UB40's 2 hits, and disco music, lol. :) I feel like some authentic Jamaican culture entertainment would be really awesome! Overall this experience was one of the coolest things we've had the pleasure of doing. I'm so glad my man chose Couples Negril and I will forever remember all of the people and awesome things I experienced there. Thanks to our housekeeper Stacy, Sinia who we met at the Heliconia who we had heartfelt conversations with, Natasia who was so very sweet, Tedroy was super awesome, Andane who was equally as awesome and everyone who we met there and exchanged a smile or a conversation with! I really do hope this will not be my last time there! Thank you to everyone who helped make our trip one of the most beautiful trips we've ever had! Oh! And in case you didn't know... The sunsets are really beautiful! ;) I actually cried when I left, the way they sent us off made me so sad to go. This trip has made me want to relocate. I love the vibe of that island. One Love my friends! Niki & Pete Read less
We rented their top of the line suite and were not impressed at all. While it seemed we had the best room in the hotel, everything just seemed run down. I told my wife that maybe it was part of the... Read more charm? But, it feels like the whole place can use a deep cleaning. It was our first time staying at an all inclusive resort and while we are not big drinkers, i was hoping the food would be really good...but it wasn't, it was very hit or miss. We would find something in the menu we would like, such a snapper sandwich, only to get it the next day and for it to taste completely different. Some of the waitstaff seemed like they could care less. However, they were a few people that would go out of their way to make you feel welcomed, such as Marlon Brandon in the Valet parking, he was great and remembered our names and overall very friendly, however i wasn't expecting him to be the highlight as far as customer service. We tried booking a couple of tours, through the tour desk and the lady who worked there seemed like she could care less. We wanted to the Jamaican Zip Line and she told us they would not just come and pick us up for 2 people, not sure if she was trying to push the alternative zip line company...She mentioned she would reach out to us if someone else booked, but we never heard from her. Finally I decided to reach out to Jamaican Zip Line company ourselves and they had no problem booking us through their website, it seems that most tour companies have to pay a commission to the hotel, which makes me think the company she kept suggesting as an alternative, gives her a bigger commission. Drinks: Like i mentioned before, we aren't big drinkers, but the few drinks we tried seemed a bit "watered down"...the same can be said for most food items, everything was very blend. Never thought I would be on vacation and wishing it was over 2-3 days before our 1 week stay was up. I should also mention that the maids were very nice and did a good job cleaning the room and it was nice that they would happily comeback at a later time if you were still in your room when they were ready to clean it. If you have to choose between Hawaii and Jamaica, please do yourself a favor and don't choose the latter one...Cant wait to get back to Texas. Before I forget, I am 30 and my wife is 27, most of the couples here are 35-40+, you won't find many "younger" couples around. Read less