Couples Negril

Negril, Jamaica

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4674 reviews

The hotel

Surrounded by coconut trees within 18 acres of natural, lush tropical gardens, Couples Negril is nothing short of idyllic. Set on a secluded stretch of pure sugar-white sand, this couples only resort is an attractive, contemporary hotel right on the shores of Bloody Bay. There’s plenty to do for those who enjoy more than just a soaking up the sun with endless activities including snorkelling and scuba diving. Alternatively enjoy simply splashing about in one of the pools or lazing on the beach. Be sure to venture out on the complimentary Couples Catamaran cruise to see the sunset and the pirate caves. The restaurants at Couples Negril are formidable, each one serving authentically prepared traditional dishes ranging from Caribbean to Asian cuisine. Otaheite offers intimate Caribbean dining in a relaxing romantic setting — get your reservation in early though as the tables fill up fast! For a more casual setting, the Cassava Terrace is sure to impress you and your taste buds. A delicious buffet restaurant offering a wide variety of culinary treats, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The low-key yet lively atmosphere at Couples Negril Resort adds to its popularity. Entertainment is provided every night of the week, look out for the talented pianist, he will be sure to get you up for a sing-a-long and a dance!

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

On 18 acres of tropical gardens, facing a beautiful white sand beach, 5 miles from Negril. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

234 well-appointed rooms on 3 floors in 9 buildings. All with a private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod docking station, telephone, complimentary mini-bar replenished daily, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and an iron and board. Deluxe Garden View Rooms are located in the heart of the lush, tropical gardens, set away from the beach and bustle. All rooms and suites have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: All meals and snacks, unlimited local and premium branded drinks, all activities and entertainment detailed above.

 

 

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are located through the tropical gardens and have partial ocean views from the private balconies.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are located right in the heart of the resort, within skipping distance of the white sand beach.

Garden Suites overlook the gardens and have a large bedroom with seating area, oversized bathrooms with separate bath and shower, plus a hammock on the balcony or terrace.

Beachfront Suites offer the same inclusions as the Garden Suites but are located on the beach with ocean views, allowing you to step out onto the powdery sand from your terrace.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • Honeymooners: receive a bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival and a 25-minute Couples massage, once per stay, when staying a minimum of 6 nights. Couples must be travelling within 30 days of their wedding date and present a copy of their marriage certificate on arrival.

    May not be combinable with other offers.

  • Booking bonus: book by 28 Feb '19 to receive up to 50% off the accommodation cost for travel up until 31 Oct '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Adult-only property, ideal for couples looking for a grown-up getaway

With 2 stunning pools and 4 Jacuzzis, there's plenty of space for relaxation and a visit to the Oasis Spa will ensure you totally unwind

Enjoy water sports off the beach, pick up a tennis racket or simply join one of the included excursions like the Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits — For travel between 1 Jan '16-30 Apr '17:

  • 20% discount off treatments at the Oasis Spa
  • 10% discount at the hotel gift shop

International Buffet restaurant, Cassava Terrace, offering a full dinner buffet (3 nights a week), salad bar, soups and a live pasta station (during à la carte evenings). This resort also features 3 speciality restaurants; Lychee, offering Asian food served in a relaxed and stylish venue (dinner only), Otaheite, named after a Jamaican apple, this restaurant serves authentic Jamaican cuisine (dinner only, smart clothing and reservations required), and lastly Heliconia Beach Grill, offering casual dining at its best, serving grills, salads and Jamaican classics (lunch and dinner, no reservations or dress code, open through the night for late night snacks). 24-hour dining available across the various restaurants. In-room continental breakfast is also available. 5 bars including a swim-up bar and Piano Bar. Private dining on the beach* available to book through the concierge team, allowing for seclusion, romance and privacy while you dine. Repeat Guest Dinner, for which personal invitations will be delivered to your room.

Live nightly entertainment including the weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party, beach party, weekly beach bonfire, weekly cheese and wine party plus karaoke nights at the Piano Bar.

2 swimming pools and 4 Jacuzzis, The Oasis Spa*. Beauty Salon*. Fully equipped Fitness centre, with classes including aerobics, spinning and Pilates, 4 tennis courts (2 floodlit for night play), beach and pool volleyball, unlimited golf including green fees and transport to nearby 18-hole course (mandatory caddy*, club hire*). Water sports including Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, kayaks, snorkelling and glass bottom boat tour. Scuba-diving, 1 complimentary dive per stay for beginners, and 1 complimentary dive per day for certified divers (PADI and other courses*). Complimentary excursions including a Shopping Tour to Negril, Sunset Catamaran Cruise, trip to a popular Sunset Bar and a trip to Margaritaville.

Complimentary WiFi in all rooms and resort areas. Photo desk*, Money Exchange, ATM, tours desk*. Laundry service*, plus on-site boutique and gift shop*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 4 Jan-25 Dec '18, 4 Jan-31 Oct '19.

7 nights between 26 Dec '18-3 Jan '19.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Couples over 18 years of age only.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4674 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating It’s been our favorite

Feb 16, 2019 CWalkerTweets Holly Springs, North Carolina

We have traveled around the Caribbean, and this continues to be our favorite spot. We just went back this January, and could not have been more sad to leave. The people, the food, and Jamaican Rum Cream . . . So hard to leave. We will be back soon - maybe for more than a week this time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesomeness

Feb 16, 2019 sportsbook Auburn, IL

We went with friends, 4 couples at Couples. We had a great time. Loved the entertainment staff, bartenders, dining staff, watersports staff. We went snorkeling 4 times in a week, only the night snorkel was an upcharge. Our friends went on 5 dives and 2 snorkels. They had enough to keep you as active or as relaxed as you wanted to be. Food… Read more
We went with friends, 4 couples at Couples. We had a great time. Loved the entertainment staff, bartenders, dining staff, watersports staff. We went snorkeling 4 times in a week, only the night snorkel was an upcharge. Our friends went on 5 dives and 2 snorkels. They had enough to keep you as active or as relaxed as you wanted to be. Food was really good, never disappointed. We ate at all the venues and enjoyed it all. The lamb was very good, steak, pasta, seafood, sushi. I do wish they had bigger coffee cups at breakfast (that is the worst thing I can say, so it’s amazing!!!) Housekeeping was excellent and we had fresh towels twice a day. The sunset cruise was also amazing as well as side trips to Push Cart Bar and Margaritaville for sunsets. Couples Negril checked all of our boxes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Resort, Unbelievably Bad Accounting Department

Feb 14, 2019 ronsc1985 Manassas, Va

The resort is mostly clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and always helpful. The boat trip was fun as the crew was humorous took their time pointing out the many points of interest on the Negril beach. The food was good at the restaurants. The grill was in need of some supervision as the employees were standing around talking… Read more
The resort is mostly clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and always helpful. The boat trip was fun as the crew was humorous took their time pointing out the many points of interest on the Negril beach. The food was good at the restaurants. The grill was in need of some supervision as the employees were standing around talking instead of cleaning taking orders and cleaning the tables. Once the food arrived it was excellent , but one should not have to ask the servers to clean the table off. The specialty restaurants were good with the exception of the meal we had at the one that requires reservations. We had duck and all I can say is they shouldn't let the chef anywhere near a duck carcass again. The rest of the meal was excellent. I would have given the resort at least four stars but my experience with their accounting department has lowered my rating to three and that is being extremely generous. After arriving home the next month I noticed a $700 charge from Couples for a date after we had departed in spite of having no bill upon departure. I call the credit card company, dispute the charge, and it gets resolved in my favor. The next month I get another charge for $100 and $3500 for a trip I had cancelled and had received the $400 deposit back.The trip was cancelled well before the 45 day deadline and I had an email from Couples confirming this cancellation in plenty of time with no penalty. I have already spent an hour or so with my credit card company and because of the spurious charges from Couples had to cancel the card and have a new one reissued with a different number so the next time they screw up I don't have to go through this again. In summary although the resort was good the continuing problems with their accounting department makes me hesitant to ever go to another Couples resort again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Resort in the best bay in Jamaica

Feb 12, 2019 Stephanie S ND

We just returned from our first visit to Couples Negril. We are big fans of Jamaica, this was our 8th visit. And we believe the bay this resort is located in is the very best for that stereotypical calm blue beach. Beach Review - the biggest wave from the entire week didn't even hit my knee. It was a slow slant out into the ocean to the perfect… Read more
We just returned from our first visit to Couples Negril. We are big fans of Jamaica, this was our 8th visit. And we believe the bay this resort is located in is the very best for that stereotypical calm blue beach. Beach Review - the biggest wave from the entire week didn't even hit my knee. It was a slow slant out into the ocean to the perfect swim area. There is a very large swim area and the beach never felt crowded. There is plenty of shade or sun, depending on what you're looking for and the bar is within a 15 second walk. Dining Review - we aren't buffet fans, so I truly can't give a review on that. We loved the food. For the couple of times we ate the buffet for breakfast, it was very good. There was something wonderful each night. I will say that we don't expect the best meal of our life at a resort in Jamaica. We expect very good food, an excellent selection, and our expectations were exceeded at each meal. Bar Review - this was the best bar menu we've had at any resort. We loved the top shelf options. The bar staff was good but I will say they seem micromanaged. The staff that was least interactive of any resort we've been to. As with most things, there are exceptions to the rule. There was a couple staff members that were more interactive. But, for the most part, they seemed to be looking over their shoulder constantly to see who was watching them. Typically we enjoy chatting with the bartenders so this was a little disappointing. And, we were not the only guests who mentioned this. The drinks were always wonderful though! Entertainment Review - 1/2 of the entertainment staff was incredibly interactive and the other 1/2 was not. We LOVED the entertainment staff that was responsible for most of the activities. They work hard and truly added to our vacation. As far as evening entertainment goes, this resort was the weakest of any resort we've been to. Typically we dance the night away to the band playing along with many other people from the resort. That was simply not the case here. The steel drum band was incredible! Aside from that, it was weak. Again, multiple people said the same thing as we did. It was not a gathering place in the evening for most people due to the quality. The Super Bowl party was terrific!! Room Review - there is not a bad room location in this entire resort. The beds were so comfortable. The rooms were clean and comfortable! The housekeeping staff was terrific! It's not marble and brass but truly we don't look for that in Jamaica. Resort grounds, beach, garden, pools, and facility - This is our favorite place of the 5 Jamaica resorts we've been to. For a resort in the Caribbean, we believe it's truly the best. It's beautiful. And it represents the local culture perfectly. The staff are constantly cleaning and manicuring the grounds and buildings. We will return to this resort. We love smaller/personal resorts and this one fits it so perfectly. There is always someone looking to complain about something. :) For those of us looking to have an enjoyable/relaxing time, love the beach, love the sun, and enjoy an adult beverage ... then this resort may be for you. It is our favorite! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Falls short of being great

Feb 11, 2019 DandDH77 Corning, New York

I honestly had a really good time and was very happy with mostly everything. We traveled with a group of 6 and when we ate together in the Cassava Terrace the tables were limited to the center, right under the chandeliers where birds like to hang out, eat your food when you aren’t looking, and... But the food was pretty good and the restaurants… Read more
I honestly had a really good time and was very happy with mostly everything. We traveled with a group of 6 and when we ate together in the Cassava Terrace the tables were limited to the center, right under the chandeliers where birds like to hang out, eat your food when you aren’t looking, and... But the food was pretty good and the restaurants provided some very interesting specialties. The resort had a lot of things to do although some seemed very disorganized. My only real disappointment was that we grabbed some beach chairs in the morning that were recently cleaned, and not rinsed property. I threw one of my nice shirts on it, went in the water, and when I returned my shirt had a lot of bleach spots on it. I brought it to the attention of the staff and never heard a word about it. 6k is a lot to spend and I just wished they “went the extra mile “ to give the people the experience they would never forget. Read less