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.

  • 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.

3 restaurants: 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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Mar 21, 2019 rdrost Elora, Canada

Sans souci once again delivers. The food quality remains top shelf, as does the personal service from bartenders and wait staff. However the nude beach is becoming way too busy, and there seems to be an incredible turnover in staff. The quality is great but the faces are changing.
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Mar 21, 2019 CheriB1216

We did a day trade with another couples resort. It is beautiful but too many steps for me. I thought the water was a bit colder due to coming off the bay. Friendly staff and beautiful grounds, but not a place if you can't do many steps.
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Mar 20, 2019 LoyceR3 Graham

We had a great time at Couples Sans Souci. The people that work there really make you feel welcome. It was our second time to stay there and it was just as nice as the first! We thought the food was great, the entertainment fun and we met so many people from all over the world. We stayed in the Ocean View suites both times, which is up on the… Read more
We had a great time at Couples Sans Souci. The people that work there really make you feel welcome. It was our second time to stay there and it was just as nice as the first! We thought the food was great, the entertainment fun and we met so many people from all over the world. We stayed in the Ocean View suites both times, which is up on the hill and the views are amazing but the rooms need a bit of updating. We will stay in the Beach Front suites on our next visit because we have been told they have been recently renovated. We are looking forward to going back! Read less
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Mar 19, 2019 825jefft Kitchener, Canada

Had a great time, suggest beachfront A or B suites for easy access to 2 of the 3 restaurants and easy access to beach...the rooms on the hillside/mountain have beautiful views but is a lot of stairs and hill walking(they supply a quick shuttle if can't walk)..the beach is nice and clean but if in for long beach walks you get about a 4 minute walk… Read more
Had a great time, suggest beachfront A or B suites for easy access to 2 of the 3 restaurants and easy access to beach...the rooms on the hillside/mountain have beautiful views but is a lot of stairs and hill walking(they supply a quick shuttle if can't walk)..the beach is nice and clean but if in for long beach walks you get about a 4 minute walk end to end as resort is in a inlet between rocky mountains. The rooms are spacious and bathroom is huge with 2 sinks(at kitchen counter height...nice!!) there is a big 50"+ tv in room on swivel mount to move when in bed or sitting on couch. The mini bar is stocked daily and has a order list daily for what you would like. There is a keurig machine in room as well with regular and decaf coffee. The nicest thing about this resort was the lack of needing money to tip as all staff will not accept anything(stated strictly forbidden for couples resorts) so this alleviates needing anything or feeling bad because you didn't(we discreetly tipped anyways on occasion). The diving was 2 a day for free and was very convenient as the boat and dive station was right there owned by resort, we did a lot of the same dives but was enjoyable and great just to walk out of room wearing wetsuit and carrying gear down to beach!!!! All in all the food was good and there was different options most of the week. Parts of the resort are dated but kept up well, being carved into a mountain i can see why even the small upgrade would be a huge adventure. Read less
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Mar 19, 2019 stephenbM7348HH Boston, Massachusetts

My wife and I have visited the Couples Resort in Negril 5 times, CSA once and CN 4 times, so we are fans of the couples brand. We enjoy the real Jamaican vibe from this family run resort! Saw Mr. Issa on property many times. We very much enjoyed our trip to CSS as it was a new adventure but still at Couples. The property here is gorgeous,… Read more
My wife and I have visited the Couples Resort in Negril 5 times, CSA once and CN 4 times, so we are fans of the couples brand. We enjoy the real Jamaican vibe from this family run resort! Saw Mr. Issa on property many times. We very much enjoyed our trip to CSS as it was a new adventure but still at Couples. The property here is gorgeous, landscaping is unique and tropical, all the little coves and hiding places around CSS are so fun to discover! Our room was in the B block. Very nice -and couples gave us a free upgrade here. Food was better then expected, a level up from CN in our opinion. Beach was great! We used all beaches and enjoyed the swim up bar and hot tubs very much. Having lunch served right on SSB was great! We loved the pool area and sitting on the beach! Only cons we have are the amount of stairs throughout resort and that the ocean on SSB is rocky and a little chilly.......so we did miss bloody bay in this respect. But ever’ting Irie Mon! Great place to go, it is awesome! The staff was smiling and seemed to enjoy themselves at work. We also did a trading places at Tower isle, what a fun day trip! We celebrated our 25th anniversary here and will be back!!! Read less