Couples Sans Souci

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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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

  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hideaway.

May 14, 2022 jaynebrad54 Cupar, United Kingdom

A great hotel, very quiet with small beach. Walks within grounds.Good choice of restaurants on site and most water sports free! Spa facilities too.Evening and daytime entertainment including a weekly Gala dinner. It's a thoroughly relaxing holiday if you want it to be or try out all the sports!
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May 5, 2022 633mytrip St. George, Utah

This was our first trip to a Couples Resort, and we were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful and we loved the views from our Penthouse Ocean Suite in Block D. Housekeeping did a super job of cleaning and stocking our room. Would love to see what the rooms will be like after they are refurbished. The staff at the resort were very… Read more
This was our first trip to a Couples Resort, and we were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful and we loved the views from our Penthouse Ocean Suite in Block D. Housekeeping did a super job of cleaning and stocking our room. Would love to see what the rooms will be like after they are refurbished. The staff at the resort were very friendly and helpful, and took super care of us. I had a couple of massages at the spa while we were there, Jackie did a super job! Loved how quiet and relaxing the beach and pool were, I always could find a shady spot. Did not use Sunset Beach other than to get a picture of the sunset there one evening, so can't rate that. Thanks Couples San Souci for a great trip! Read less
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May 2, 2022 falcal2022

A very beautiful resort with a GREAT STAFF, really enjoyed most offerings. Your Breakfast should re-think Breakfast start time...Most people were a little annoyed with start at 7:30 if not later. In addition, if you have a Martini Bar & Balloon Bar, the high end (Grey Goose) should be available all times, not the Beach Bar/Sunset Bar where same… Read more
A very beautiful resort with a GREAT STAFF, really enjoyed most offerings. Your Breakfast should re-think Breakfast start time...Most people were a little annoyed with start at 7:30 if not later. In addition, if you have a Martini Bar & Balloon Bar, the high end (Grey Goose) should be available all times, not the Beach Bar/Sunset Bar where same was available most days. If it were possible, the Main Beach water have the seaweed growth withing the perimeter be removes as many don't like to wade in this. As well at the Sunset Beach the rocks be removed so that you can wade into the sea. Otherwise, this is the perfect Couples Vacation resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean , friendly and relaxing

Apr 27, 2022 xjoanna1 Kent, United Kingdom

Beautiful clean tidy well looked grounds. Breakfast was perfect every day , loved the singing pan cake chef. Attentive service. Housekeeping was really good. Entertainment was not the best , during the day someone would ce to the pools and shout anyone for a quiz then of there wasn't lots of responses the Entertainment didn't happen in 10 days of… Read more
Beautiful clean tidy well looked grounds. Breakfast was perfect every day , loved the singing pan cake chef. Attentive service. Housekeeping was really good. Entertainment was not the best , during the day someone would ce to the pools and shout anyone for a quiz then of there wasn't lots of responses the Entertainment didn't happen in 10 days of being at a pool all day I witnessed 1 quiz and 1 game of volleyball . Advertised rock painting both Tuesdays on the beach it didn't seem to happen. A la carte which you had to book or room service every evening but 2 when there was fantastic buffet food. We loved the music and bonfire on the beach night. Dunns river was a great excursion but I wouldn't recommend the shopping trip . Mini bar in room was good . Sunset beach (au natural) really made the holiday. Never done a natural beach before and it was very lovely atmosphere and lovely bbq at lunchtime. You needed to be there early for a sun bed by the pool. If I lived closer I would return but a 9.5 hour flight was way to long and the prices were to steep for what we got to be honest .. on the whole though it was a beautiful resort and very pretty Read less
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Apr 22, 2022 teriemma Niagara Falls, Canada

We loved this resort. We stayed in building A on the third floor. We loved the location of the room bc it was close to the Sunset beach, breakfast and grill. It was a little loud but the entertainment stopped very early. It didn’t disturb us at all. As others have written it was important to be up early to get an umbrella on the nude beach, we… Read more
We loved this resort. We stayed in building A on the third floor. We loved the location of the room bc it was close to the Sunset beach, breakfast and grill. It was a little loud but the entertainment stopped very early. It didn’t disturb us at all. As others have written it was important to be up early to get an umbrella on the nude beach, we did that daily. But to suggest that there was no room is not accurate, at least for the time we were there. You may not have an umbrella but there were plenty of chairs when we were there. We could always get as many towels as needed and wanted. The resort could fit many more umbrellas on the beach and would be wise to do so. The sunset beach is what made the resort so enjoyable for us. We went by the main beach and tried swimming there but the water was extremely shallow with seaweed in spots. It wasn’t enjoyable. Sunset beach has some rocks so water shoes helped us. We wouldn’t return if they only offered the main beach. The staff was mostly very friendly and helpful. I only encountered one woman bartender that was always ‘off’. Everyone else was great. The food was very good. I have a food allergy and they were always willing to help out and make sure my food didn’t contain the allergen. One time there was an accident and I noticed the allergen on my wrap and the server was more upset about it then I was. The veggie bar employee went out of her way to make me special foods to enjoy. It was a wonderful vacation and I understand why everyone returns year after year. We’ve booked again for next year. Read less