Couples Sans Souci

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

The award-winning Couples Sans Souci continues to offer renowned cuisine and first-class service in an elegantly tropical setting. Sans Souci is French for 'without a care', and what could be more appropriate for a laid-back holiday in Jamaica, especially in a resort of this quality? Set into a pretty, 35-acre hillside garden that leads to 2 white sand beaches, the resort offers you a blissful retreat.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On a golden beach, 4 miles east of Ocho Rios. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 2 hours 10 minutes.

Hotel information

150 ocean-facing suites on up to 3 floors in 7 buildings. All with air-conditioning, LCD flatscreen TV, iPod docking station, tea/coffee maker, personalised mini-bar, safe, iron and board, nightly turn down service, bathrobes and hairdryer. Deluxe Ocean Suites with partial sea views, french doors leading to an enclosed covered sitting area, and large master bedroom (no balcony or patio), 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All inclusive of: all meals and snacks, all drinks (including premium brands) and all activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.

Deluxe Ocean Verandah Suites have a partial sea view, spacious master bedroom and large private furnished balconies, 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Ocean Suites have a balcony, panoramic sea views and separate living room, 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

1-Bedroom Beachfront Suite with living area, bathroom with large walk-in shower, and balcony or patio with oceanfront view, 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Penthouse Suites available on request.

  • Booking bonusbook 30 Apr '20 and save up to 45% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan '20–31 Oct '21. Not applicable when booking a Penthouse Ocean Suite.

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

  • Free weddings: conditions apply.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Palazzina Restaurant (Bistro Fare, buffet breakfast and lunch, à la carte for dinner - reservation required), Beach Grill & Bella Vista (grilled specialities for lunch at the Beach Grill and authentic Jamaican dishes for dinner at Bella Vista), Casanova (traditional cuisine fused with Caribbean and Jamaican ingredients, dinner, reservation required). In-suite dining available 6:30am-10:30pm. 7 bars: Swim-up pool bar, Charlie's Veggie Bar, Beach Bar, Sunset Beach Bar, Palazzina Bar, Balloon Piano Bar and Martini Bar.

Weekly Jamaican beach party. Friday night Starlight Gala. Resident band and pianist. Strolling musicians. Live nightly entertainment. Weekly Wine-Tasting Party.

4 swimming pools (1 natural mineral pool), 3 Jacuzzis, 2 beaches, 1 for au-naturel sunbathing. Water sports with instruction including water-skiing, scuba-diving – resort course and one complimentary dive per stay for beginners, and one complimentary dive per day for certified divers (a second dive is subject to availability), night dives are available*, snorkelling trips, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing and glass-bottom boat rides. Fitness centre and gym classes, Charlie's Spa and beauty salon*. Unlimited complimentary golf including green fees and transfers to Upton Hills Golf Course (mandatory caddy*. Golf clubs available for hire*). Unlimited free local excursions.

Complimentary WiFi.

 3 nights except over Christmas and New Year when it is 7.

 

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: applies in à la carte restaurants.

This is an over 18, couples-only resort.

Please note: this hotel is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties due to the location on the cliffside.

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Traveller rating

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Mar 27, 2020 CurtisReinert

This resort is beautiful! Everyone is super nice! Would definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a nice, relaxing, carefree vacation. There's also plenty of options for activities on and off the resort.
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Mar 16, 2020 Elaine R Blowing Rock, North Carolina

As usual, we had a wonderful time at Couples Sans Souci. You can't go wrong here, if you like a beautiful and laid-back resort. The staff is excellent - very friendly and helpful. Ask Ray at water sports to give you a great sail boat ride. The food is delicious and the grounds are like a tropical rain forest.
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Mar 16, 2020 rxgiang New York City, New York

Beautiful and relaxing resort. Food is good and service is good. Only downside was when we checked into our room, the cover and pillows smelled sour. Seemed like the cover hadn’t been changed in a while. Even though pillow cases were changed but the pillows themselves smelled sour. The pillow were also very high and when requested for lower… Read more
Beautiful and relaxing resort. Food is good and service is good. Only downside was when we checked into our room, the cover and pillows smelled sour. Seemed like the cover hadn’t been changed in a while. Even though pillow cases were changed but the pillows themselves smelled sour. The pillow were also very high and when requested for lower pillows, resort did not hVe them. I ended up using a towel as pillow for a week. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 Factor_1001 Telford, United Kingdom

First time at CSS. Had a very enjoyable stay for 7 nights, despite the weather being very unsettled. Our accommodation was in block C, so no sea view; in fact we had no view at all from the terrace as it was obscured by the trees and shrubs. Not a big problem as we don’t like to spend too much time in the room anyway. The room was very spacious,… Read more
First time at CSS. Had a very enjoyable stay for 7 nights, despite the weather being very unsettled. Our accommodation was in block C, so no sea view; in fact we had no view at all from the terrace as it was obscured by the trees and shrubs. Not a big problem as we don’t like to spend too much time in the room anyway. The room was very spacious, having a separate lounge and large bathroom. We found the food and drinks to be of excellent quality, and really enjoyed the choices at mealtime. We also found most of the staff very welcoming and friendly. My only criticism is with guests claiming sunbeds before breakfast on the smallish beach and then not using them for most of the day, particularly those beds that are in the shady areas. More shaded sunbeds are needed. Didn’t really enjoy the gala evening - due the wet weather it was moved indoors and the queues for food quickly built up. Would have liked the option of dining elsewhere instead. Overall a relaxing holiday at quiet hotel. Read less
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Mar 11, 2020 Noseworthys Caledon, Canada

This is probably our 15+ trip to Couples Sans Souci and we are never disappointed when we return. In fact it is like coming home. We have vacationed at numerous resorts on the island some massive with a thousand guests however if you want quiet time with friends or a loved one this is the place. Grounds are manicured and beautiful allowing many… Read more
This is probably our 15+ trip to Couples Sans Souci and we are never disappointed when we return. In fact it is like coming home. We have vacationed at numerous resorts on the island some massive with a thousand guests however if you want quiet time with friends or a loved one this is the place. Grounds are manicured and beautiful allowing many places you can be alone to read or relax. Couple Sans Souci has an incredibly high guest return rate. And there is a reason for that. The team provides the services and cares that you enjoy yourself. You feel welcomed. Service and food are superb, appealing presentation with knowledgeable staff. If you have food restrictions just let your waiter know and the chef will accommodate. The in house wine is good however if you are celebrating a special event there is a wine list to choose from a an nominal cost. My wine friends say the cost is actually quite reasonable. And of course there a martini bar located on the lower level. There is one main pool with swim up bar; mineral pool overlooking ocean and a spa located near mineral pool. We definitely have had many treatments and massages over the years and satisfied with the service. There is also a massage room which is a turret called the “Hideaway” surrounded by the ocean where a couple or single can really turn the world off. I had to have a blood test while in Jamaica and with the assistance of management they took me to the lab and ensured I returned safely. Although I never felt nervous at any time. The test itself only cost $15.00 US which surprised us. This is another example of how this resort team takes that extra step for their guests. Every Tuesday night is the Jamaica BBQ on the main grounds; Wednesday is a special dinner for returning guests and Friday Night Gala is held outside with a wide assortment of food stations, bar service and entertainment. Not a night to be missed! It’s all lit with white lights and stations draped in white - magical! We are planning on returning again next year! Read less