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 29 Feb '20 and save up to 45% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan '20-31 Oct '21. 

    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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Jan 25, 2020 Tiara0111 Medford, New York

I cannot say enough about this resort. This was the best adult all-inclusive atmosphere I have ever stayed at. Intimate and secluded with beautiful, clean, lush grounds. The beach was clear turquoise and warm, with powder-like sand. There were birds and peaceful wild life all around, including a peacock that just hung out in the lobby. The staff… Read more
I cannot say enough about this resort. This was the best adult all-inclusive atmosphere I have ever stayed at. Intimate and secluded with beautiful, clean, lush grounds. The beach was clear turquoise and warm, with powder-like sand. There were birds and peaceful wild life all around, including a peacock that just hung out in the lobby. The staff are the nicest, always with a smile and quick to remember you. Since the resort is not huge, we were treated like celebrities and it felt like we were in our own private paradise. The never-ending stone steps winding up and down and all around the resort was actually a draw for me. Every morning we walked the whole property (which was a good way to work off breakfast). The food was excellent (actually the best consistently quality resort food I have ever had and the menus had a lot of choices). Every day we excitedly figured out what we would eat off the menu the following day. Our room was heaven (they upgraded us to a better location for free that was in the center of the resort with a balcony that overlooked the beach!) We actually think we had the best room in the resort. This is the first time I can absolutely say I would go back to the same place 20 more times. The smile never left our faces and the romance was rekindled. Plus Jamaicans are like no other...relaxed, fun and kind and no language barrier to overcome. For once, no one expected tips (which we heard were forbidden). The staff from bartender to bellboy to waitress to housekeeping just took good care of you without expecting a hand out. On our last morning, the other guests and staff we met throughout our week actually sought us out to hug and say goodbye. And we assured them we would be back. So as soon as we are ready for our next tropical vacation, there is no doubt we are going back to Couples San Souci for sure. We found our paradise! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous getaway - Sans Souci really means care free

Jan 24, 2020 Andres L

We came to get away from our daily life. Sans Souci means care free and that is what we encountered. When you arrive at Montego Bay, you go to the Couples lounge, they give you a drink set-up your ride to the resort. That ride is not provided by Couples, but outsourced. We enjoyed that the driver provided us with a great tour along our route… Read more
We came to get away from our daily life. Sans Souci means care free and that is what we encountered. When you arrive at Montego Bay, you go to the Couples lounge, they give you a drink set-up your ride to the resort. That ride is not provided by Couples, but outsourced. We enjoyed that the driver provided us with a great tour along our route which was nice during the close to 2-hour drive. The roads are in good shape and there was not too much winding along the way. When you arrive at Sans Souci, you are greeted with a cold towel and champagne. They then take you to your room later bring up your bags for you. Everyone was always extremely friendly. TIP: We were able to make some reservations ahead of our arrival for both of the restaurants that required it as well as for treatments at the spa (thank you Deleen!). When we arrived at about 6pm, we went to the Bella Vista for dinner, where one does not need reservations. TIP: menus at the restaurants repeat on certain days\nights, so look at the bottom of the menu to see if you should make a reservation for the following night at a different restaurant. We stayed in a Penthouse Ocean Suite. We were put in a room in the Dahlia block that had 2 rooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The room was large and had a stunning view. We were able to hear the entertainment in the Balloon Bar during many evenings, but were still able to relax in the rom. Other nights the entertainment is in the Main Lawn near A and B blocks, and we didn’t hear that much. We did attend and\or listen to the entertainment and have to comment that the performers were great. We loved that in this small resort (148 rooms I think), there were lots of places to explore. Yes, there are a lot of stairs, but that adds to the charm of the resort and the stairs were not steep and in no way compares to the stairs say in many places in Greece. Some places we loved were the gazebo as well as sitting by the mineral grotto where you get a pedicure by the nibbling fish. The food was delicious every night. This was true at the restaurants as well as the events that we went to including the Grand Gala as well as the Jamaica night (which ended up being their 14th Anniversary Celebration). Carol at the egg station in Palazzina in the morning was always singing and made consistently delicious food (eggs: omelets, poached, and fried, waffles, and pancakes). Our night at the Casanova was also great, we ate outside and enjoyed the show that was happening at the Balloon Bar that evening. Food at the Palazzina was delicious as well. Lashana, a server we saw many times always had a smile and was charming to talk to. We very much appreciated the reasonable portions we got eac meal. We never felt we over ate and knew we could always order more if we were hungry. Jannell, the cook at Sunset Beach grill was also always friendly and great at preparing delicious burgers, chicken, etc. During out stay we took advantage of the trip to Dunn River Falls. TIP: Ask when the cruise ships will be in town and pick a different day. Your stay includes a trip to this unique experience climbing up the falls. You work as a team, helping the group climb by holding hands. You absolutely need water shoes and will get wet. TIP: If you don’t have water shoes, you can purchase them on the way to the falls as they stop at a store along the way. Folks ended up with water shoes with Jamaican colors and paid less than I did for mine on amazon. We were unable to take other trips like the glass bottom boat, snorkeling, etc which are also included in your trip due to high winds. The Entertainment at the resort was top notch. We had a group of youngsters on Steel Drums we loved and were also treated to a great Reggae show by Freddie McGregor. Mikhugh did a great job as an MC as well as giving us Jamaican Trivia. He was always around and also demonstrated a great attitude as did everyone working at Sans Souci. We spent our days at Sunset Beach. We found the main beach to be clean and the main pool in front of A and Blocks to be nice but enjoyed the au naturel experience available. We never had an issue finding a lounger at Sunset Beach. Yes, there are rocks when coming into the water, so wear your water shoes (maybe the ones you got on the way to Dunn River Falls) and you won’t have a problem. The Sunset Beach Bar had top notch brands and drinks I think were better here than at other bars. A shout out to Julia at the SSB Bar who was always friendly and made great drinks. As others have said in other reviews, don’t wait until your last day to give the Au Naturel side a try. Overall, we had a great 7 care free days away from home where able to completely disconnect. I wish we could have stayed longer. I found the resort to be in great shape and know that after the refresh in the next few months things will be even more amazing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant !

Jan 23, 2020 Gourgazaud Windsor Ontario

One of the most amazing places we ever stayed at. The food is first class. The suite (Gardenia 13) was a beauty. The staff is helpful, friendly, classy ... Those two weeks passed like a breeze. Thanks to you all !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic getaway

Jan 19, 2020 Odyssey111719

Food is wonderful, view is awesome, beverages - are plentiful Weather is fantastic one can't ask for much more. Ocean water is warm not like the ocean in Pacific northwest. Just wish it was closer and not so far to get to
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First but certainly not the last

Jan 13, 2020 Tjbarnett Lindsay, Canada

Couples San Souci was paradise. Our vacation started from the moment we got to Montego Bay Airport. You are greeted at the couples lounge where you can relax and enjoy a drink, snack while you wait for your transport to the resort. Once you arrive at the resort you are then greeted with a cold cloth and a glass of champagne. From the amazing… Read more
Couples San Souci was paradise. Our vacation started from the moment we got to Montego Bay Airport. You are greeted at the couples lounge where you can relax and enjoy a drink, snack while you wait for your transport to the resort. Once you arrive at the resort you are then greeted with a cold cloth and a glass of champagne. From the amazing perfectly cooked food, to the staff that work so hard to make it all happen. By the second day we were already talking about when we will be returning. Highly recommended for couples Read less