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Drenched in romance, Couples Swept Away is the perfect tropical hideaway, combining peace and tranquillity with an impressive range of amenities. Gourmet dining, lively bars and regular evening entertainment are all on offer, as is a 10-acre sports and fitness complex with a fantastic 7-lane training pool. There is also unlimited golf at a local course for the enthusiast, 10 floodlit tennis courts and a fully equipped gym and fantastic full service spa with sauna, Jacuzzi and spa treatments.
A 27-acre property (including a 10-acre fitness complex) located at the western tip of Jamaica, overlooking a pristine stretch of Negril's 7-mile beach. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 30 min.
312 Caribbean-style rooms and suites, in 2- and 3-storey buildings spread throughout 17 acres of tropical landscaping. Great House Verandah Rooms are located in the Great House, near to Feathers and Patois Patio restaurants, and the piano bar. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, iPod docking station, telephone, mini-bar, safe, iron and board, hairdryer, all rooms and suites with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.
Garden Verandah Rooms - as above except with either bath or shower. Located on the perimeter of the property with views of the tropical gardens.
Atrium Rooms – as above but centrally located. Each block consists of 4 Atrium Rooms with a central Atrium in the building, they have a hammock on the balcony/terrace. Atrium Rooms do not have a television.
Ocean/Beachfront Verandah Rooms – situated in 3-storey accommodation and in addition to the above, have a balcony/terrace with sofa, chairs and table and bathtub with shower.
Beachfront Suites – are located along the beach path with views of the Caribbean Sea.
Great House Jacuzzi Suites are also available, and are located in the Great House, near to Feathers and Patois Patio restaurants, and the piano bar.
6 restaurants: The Palms Restaurant (buffet breakfast and lunch, dinner is either à la carte, buffet or themed evening, depending on the day), Feathers (award-winning gourmet cuisine - reservation required), Lemon Grass (à la carte Thai - reservation required), Sea Grapes (healthy snacks during the day), Patois Patio (à la carte Mediterranean/Jamaican cuisine for lunch; Caribbean and Latin cuisine for dinner, also open for breakfast) and Cabana Grill (snacks). 8 bars, including a veggie bar and piano bar.
10-acre sports and fitness complex, 3 swimming pools including 7-lane training pool in the sports complex, 10 floodlit tennis courts (5 clay/5 hard court - instruction included), 2 squash courts–instruction included, 2 racquetball courts, basketball court, 1/2 mile jogging track and aerobics studio. Fully equipped gym and full service Spa & beauty salon* with steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Water sports (instruction included), including scuba-diving – resort course offered and included for beginners, Hobie Cat sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, snorkelling trips and glass-bottom boat tours. Unlimited golf including green fees and transportation to nearby course (mandatory caddy*, clubs available for hire*.) Games room. WiFi. Gift shop.
Regular evening entertainment, including live music and beach party (weekly). Piano bar. Aura Nightclub. Films on the beach by starlight.
This is an over 18, couples-only resort.
*Denotes local charge.
Dress Code: applies in à la carte restaurants.
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.
Good general access around the property. However, the majority of the ground floor rooms have three steps up to the door. There are no ground floor Great House Verandah rooms.Book this hotel Back to top
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This was our first vacation to a Couples Resort. We stayed in an Atrium Suite and it was absolutely amazing. It had a huge verandah with a hammock and a couch and a table. The restaurants were... Read more nice and the service was good as well. The quality of the food was excellent but unfortunately the selection could have been better. They had very little Jamaican cuisine which is unfortunate considering that is one of the things we went to Jamaica for. The grounds are well kept and the people are relatively friendly. I would like to mention some of the employees that made our experience a great one. At the Palms restaurant, we were served by a waitress named Tracy-ann. Let me tell you, if she worked in Canada as a waitress and performed the way she did there, she would make a killing. Her attention to detail was second to none. Usually working as a cook at the fish taco stand by the beach is a young man named Oshane. His personality and outlook on life is truly contagious. He was always smiling and was not afraid to talk to us and make sure we were having a good time. Omar is a Bartender at the Piano Bar/ Night Club. He was funny and outgoing and called us by name for the whole week. He was very good at his job. Alot of people went back to him for their drinks because of his personality and his ability to make people laugh. And last, I would like to mention Dale from their Public Relations Department. We were going to be celebrating my wife's Birthday and after numerous e-mails back and forth over the weeks prior to our arrival at the resort, he was able to take care of everything I requested with very little of my assistance. All of these people are wonderful assets to this company and I can only hope that Management acknowledges this and lets them know what a great job they are doing. It is a shame that we were unable to tip anybody as it is not allowed at this resort but I assure you, some of these people absolutely deserve it. Please keep up the good work. Your workers are one of the reasons why we look forward to returning to CSA. Read less
I do have to say that the rooms need updating for the amount of money you spend but once you get past that the beach, food and staff are awesome!!!! Feathers is a great place for a romantic dinner... Read more . We ate most of the time at The Palms, breakfast is the best there. Lunch and dinner are great there too. Sea grapes is a great place to have a lite lunch. The staff are awesome. Very helpful & so hospitable and friendly. I recommend the private catamaran. Max & Cooper made our trip the best. It's $300 and you can split with another couple. We would have done twice if we had known how great it was and had done earlier in our trip The beach is so beautiful. Bring mosquito spray as you will probably need. I hope they do renovating soon as this place is tons of fun!! Read less
My husband and I stayed for our first time at the Couples Swept Away hotel in Jamaica for a wedding, and we really loved this hotel. The staff was exceptional and super friendly. The food was very... Read more good as well. The rooms were nice but could be a bit cleaner. We had a wonderful time! Read less
Third trip to Jamaica second to a couple's resort. Last year Negril couples, which for some reason we liked better. Smaller seemed more friendly and the atmosphere at Negril was better than Swept... Read more Away. Both resorts offer the same things, but Negril's daily activities where better and more vastly. Can't go wrong with either just a personal preference. The one negative and I really mean this the nightly entertainment needs to be over hauled at both resorts. Major positive really liked the location of Swept Aways beach, able to walk the beach and go to the local spots along the beach . And the employees where very nice. Stayed last week of July 2013. Read less
Two couples travelled to Swept Away as husbands’ 50th birthday presents. Overall, a great, relaxing holiday with all of the intentions to becoming Couples “repeaters”. Will break down review by... Read more sections in case you would like to skip something. Travel & Transfers: Flight in (Westjet) was delayed by about an hour due to some weather issues in Toronto. Interesting entertainment on board with two couples sitting behind us making out, switching partners and making out again… didn’t ask, but must’ve been on their way to Hedo :) Was sitting on the fence about Club MoBay arrival service for about two weeks before trip since it was a day before U.S. Thanksgiving. In the end decided to skip it and glad we did. Less than 15 minutes combined immigration/luggage/customs until we were checking in at Couples lounge. Travel mates had a Priority Pass card that let them into the Club MoBay lounge which is right next door to the Couples lounge… the folks at Club MoBay were very nice and let all of us in. So, a couple of rum punches and bags of plantain chips and we were summoned to the bus. There were enough people arriving to have two separate buses, one to CN and the other to CSA. Drive was quick with no stops and took about 1hr15mins.Return trip took about the same amount of time even though there was traffic in MoBay… probably because our driver had a bit of a lead foot. Check-in/check-out: Check in was pretty quick, as we were 2nd and 3rd in line. We did put in a request to be in the same atrium building and we even asked for a few building options two weeks prior to arrival. Both requests were granted, but the funny thing was that we requested 1st floor, while the other couple wanted 2nd. Well we ended up on second, and they got first. At this point we didn’t care to switch… besides, each has it’s advantages. Were taken to our rooms with our luggage immediately. Reservations: While following posts on the Couples website, there was a short window of time when people posted that they were able to e-mail the resort ahead of time with Lemongrass/Feathers and catamaran cruise reservations. Although we managed to book these, my understanding is that this practice is no longer available (it was an experiment) and you need to do this after checking in. Since we booked ahead, I just called concierge desk to confirm and I was told that all reservations were in fact in their system. The concierge though, didn’t mention that we needed to grab reservation slips for Feathers and the cat cruise (had to run back to lobby to get these before boarding cruise). Rooms: Atrium rooms were beautiful – the hammock on the giant verandah is worth the price of admission. We got building 25 and it was centrally located, partial ocean view, and maybe 25 paces to sunset bar and the beach. Except for a slightly noisy bar light and a toilet that would top itself up once-in-a-while (woke us up at night a couple of times), everything in the room worked great, including AC. No ants to speak off. Fridge had some red stripes, water and a couple of bottles of pop until the next day, when all requests that were filled in on the “romance rewards” form arrived. Rooms were cleaned very well and always before 5pm. Bar replenishment was also good and rarely was anything missed (ok so they forgot club soda once... no big whoop). Rooms were also turned down every evening while at dinner. The ice bucket is refilled by the housekeeper (so earlier in the day) and would be half melted by the time we wanted a nightcap. We asked the maid to put the ice bucket in the fridge and that insured we still had enough ice for a vodka-ting in the evening (noticed that most of the 3 floor newer buildings had a large hopper of ice at the back of each building). Beach: Absolutely stunning! White sand, blue calm water (first two days was a bit rough). Took us a couple of days to find a “favourite” spot. Lots of chairs with floaties, many with either tree, shade-sail, or palapa shade. Despite of some comments on here about lack of green flag service, we found it to be quite steady and available in the first couple of days. Our favourite spot ended up being right in front of sunset bar, so we really didn’t need this service. Beach vendors weren’t super annoying. The musicians were very entertaining and the bartenders would actually turn their music off when some of the musicians would play nearby. The only annoying ones were the ones whistling from their jet skis in the water, or the guy with megaphone walking around in the late afternoon promoting a local concert. There is nothing that can beat taking the floaties out into the water, with a plastic cup of champagne, in order to “toast” the sunset every night. Food & Drink: Starting the morning with a room service continental breakfast consisting of still-warm croissants/pastries and a thermos of really good coffee really put you in a good frame of mind for the day! Yes, there were a couple of “errors” one morning. We had decided to take the breakfast tray to the beach and when noticing that there were things missing, went to the Palms to get some extra stuff. When the waiter heard why we wanted “take out”, he promptly told us to go back to the beach, and brought the rest of our breakfast to us… that’s great service! Well, as previously read on the forums, we did have two breakfasts every day… our 2nd breakfasts were either at Palms or Patois. We did go to Patois in order to try the infamous French toast, as well as the smoked marlin eggs benedict, but besides that, breakfast at the Palms was terrific… especially the occasional Jamaican options (saltfish and ackee, festival, callaloo). By all opinions, breakfast meats, eggs, omelettes, etc… were all delicious… and I don’t mean buffet-grade delicious. Tried lunch at all spots… Seagrapes fish tacos, snapper sandwich on coco bread, salads, and even the veggie burgers were enjoyable… a consensus by all four of us is that the best thing at all meals, if available, was the snapper. So fresh and plainly, but perfectly prepared. We all tried the jerk chicken, patties and onion rings at the sunset grill… all very good again. Had dinner at Patois (great pizza), Lemongrass (appetizer platter and tom yum soup were highlights) and Feathers (on a Saturday night so lobster all around… mine was with a Lionfish dinner…mmmm). On Jamaica night, Palms was filled with their specialties and not taking away anything from Feathers or Lemongrass, was one of the best dinners we had. So when in Jamaica… stewed oxtail, curried goat, callaloo, jerk pork was just amazing. Dessert offerings were also very good… always a bread pudding or crumble, some interesting pastries and some sort of a fried dessert (donuts, bananas foster, etc…). Wine in the room and at Palms was Tavernello. Red was passable, white… undrinkable. Two kinds of sparkling wine were seen, and both were very good. Patois, Feathers and most bars had Frontera (Chile) cabernet, merlot or chardonnay… even saw some rosé at the beach bar, and was considerably better than the Tavernello. Top shelf liquor in most bars (Palms, Martini, Aura, Patois). We usually stuck with Grey Goose (not once was told that they had run out), but also saw Crown, Johnny Walker, etc… Mixed drinks were always good, and asking the beach bartenders to make “whatever” always resulted in a good drink. Had to explain a couple of times on how to make a caipiroska and the bartenders were appreciative to add another drink to their repertoire of a few hundred that they already know. Biggest complaint (so you can appreciate on how close to perfect this place is) is that on several occasions and in several bars, they had ran out of limes… a key ingredient in many drinks. Entertainment: Live show every night was good to excellent… the latter of course is attributed to the Silverbirds. Other liver performers were also quite entertaining. Tried the piano bar twice and completely different experiences each time. First night we showed up it seemed nice, until a few really obnoxious guests showed up and “took over” the place, followed by a huge wedding party. Yes they are guests too, but when the venue turns into a wedding reception, complete with drunken speeches from the wedding party and family… the least they could have done is sent me an invitation or left me with a wedding favour… ha, ha. In any case, not the resorts fault entirely, but maybe book a private room for this sort of thing. Second time was “name that tune”, a lot more civilized and fun. Stuck around at Aura for a bit of dancing. It was a bit strange as it filled up immediately after Ultimate Chocolate stopped, but then emptied about 5 songs later. Excursions: Cat cruise was a blast even though it was too rough to swim in the caves. The rum punch flowed freely, and we did manage a stop to swim a bit and use the slide in front of Rick’s Café. We also did the One Love Pub Crawl which was way too much fun. I would have preferred to have about a dozen or so less people on the bus (we had 39), but it wasn’t too bad since it’s only a few minutes between each stop. Sports Complex: A country club within a resort… literally. Excellent tennis program with instruction – never seen a resort offer a brand new tin of balls every time you go out to play and the option of night tennis (great in the Jamaican heat). A beautiful lap pool, an outstanding gym and a juice/smoothie bar (despite of previous posts though, they haven’t had Guinness there for over two years). Sorry about the overuse of space here, but as you can see, in our eyes, Couples has an excellent formula and has checked off all of our boxes in what is important to us. As a comparison, our travel group has been to: Dreams, Valentin, Sunscape, Iberostar, Beaches, Barcelo and other properties in Mexico, DR, St. Maarten, Turks & Caicos, and Jamaica – so far, this trip has exceeded them all. Read less