Couples Tower Isle

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The hotel

Every holiday feels like a honeymoon at this 5-star Ocho Rios retreat. Only open to couples, it doesn’t just feature four pools and 19 acres of beachfront, it also has its own private island – just in case you prefer your sunbathing au naturel. The team whisks you there by boat to sunbathe in seclusion, or to drink at its swim-up bar. While, back at base, Couples Tower Isle indulges you with its beach bar flag service, a twice-weekly Martini hour on the roof, water sports like scuba-diving and hydro biking, and a spa that’s been dubbed Best Caribbean Hotel Spa by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

On the beach close to the lively resort of Ocho Rios. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 2 hours 10 minutes.

Hotel information

226 rooms and suites on 4 floors in 5 buildings with 4 lifts (2 buildings without lifts). All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod docking station, tea/coffee-making facilities, personalised mini-bar (replenished daily), safe, iron and board, nightly turn down service, bathrobes, hairdryer and king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Deluxe Garden rooms are located in the main building, face inland and have views of the gardens.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, all drinks (all premium brands), all activities and entertainment detailed above.

Superior Ocean View rooms are located in the South wing, face the ocean and have partial sea views.

Deluxe Ocean View rooms are spread between the South, East and West wings and have views of the sea and Tower Isle. 

Premier Ocean View rooms are located in the main building and have beautiful views of the beach, sea and Tower Isle.

Garden View Junior Suites are larger, and have garden views, seating area, free-standing shower and Jacuzzi bathtub.

Ocean View Junior Suites are as above but with unobstructed sea views.

1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites are larger suites, with separate bedroom, living area and bathroom, views over the ocean, free-standing shower and Jacuzzi bathtub.

Oasis Spa Villas are brand new, and are ultra-private featuring a sun terrace, private plunge pool and zero-entry shower. Guests also receive private villa check-in and a custom spa itinerary featuring unlimited spa services.

Signature Oasis Spa Villas are brand new, and feature a larger plunge pool, sun terrace, separate living room and zero-entry shower. Guests also receive private villa check-in and a custom spa itinerary featuring unlimited spa services.

  • 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.

  • Free Wedding

    Conditions apply.

6 restaurants including; Patio Restaurant (continental breakfast, buffet lunch, Italian and Mediterranean buffet and à la carte dinner), Eight Rivers (classic cuisine with local Jamaican and Caribbean ingredients; open for dinner only, reservations required), Bayside (Asian cuisine; open for dinner only, reservations required), The Verandah (continental cuisine; open for dinner only), Pool Grill (all-day dining, grilled specialties) and the Veggie Bar (healthy food served during the day). 5 bars: Main bar, The Lounge Bar, Island swim-up bar, piano bar and main swim-up pool bar. 24-hour dining by the pool. Room service available daily: 7:30am–10.30am (breakfast), 11:00am–9:30pm (all-day dining) and 6:00pm–9:30pm (dinner). Continental breakfast in bed.

Nightly entertainment including cabaret, resident bands, piano bar and live shows. Films by starlight on the beach. Weekly beach party. Managers cocktail party.

4 swimming pools (1 with swim-up pool bar). 4 Jacuzzis. Spa with plunge pool, juice bar and fitness centre with aerobics classes. Unlimited water sports including Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, kayaks, snorkelling trips and glass-bottom boat tours. 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*. 3 floodlit tennis courts. Beach volleyball. Pool tables. Table tennis. Games room. Private island (naturists only) with swim-up pool bar. Unlimited golf, including green fees and transfers to Upton Hills Golf Course (mandatory caddy, payable locally, clubs available for hire).

Complimentary selected excursions, including catamaran cruise, shuttle to Island Village (home to Margaritaville) and a trip to Dunn's River Falls. Complimentary WiFi.

3 nights between 4 Jan-22 Dec '20 and 4 Jan-31 Oct '21.

5 nights minimum stay applies at all times to Oasis Spa Villas and Signature Oasis Spa Villas.

7 nights between 23 Dec-3 Jan.

Please note: this is an over 18, couples-only resort.

Dress code: applies in à la carte restaurants.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating CTI didn’t let us down

Jan 31, 2021 SouthJerseyCasey11 Lawnside, New Jersey

Wife and I travelled here for our annual Thanksgiving trip. Arrived on 11/26 and stayed till 12/6. First time back to CTI and Ochi in 4 years. And I must say we were not let down. Arrival through MBJ and customs took a bit longer than we are used to even with Club MoBay. However, this beexpected with Covid. Drive to CTI in Couples Van took about… Read more
Wife and I travelled here for our annual Thanksgiving trip. Arrived on 11/26 and stayed till 12/6. First time back to CTI and Ochi in 4 years. And I must say we were not let down. Arrival through MBJ and customs took a bit longer than we are used to even with Club MoBay. However, this beexpected with Covid. Drive to CTI in Couples Van took about an hour and a half with another couple in the Van. /Masks were required to be worn while in the van. But when we arrived at CTI we were greeted at the front by Emorth who grabbed our luggage and handed us 2 ice cold Red Stripes which we requested over the Champagne. We upgraded our room upon arrival to 5410 I believe. Amazing room. Even better view. The resort was about 20 percent capacity which shrunk to about 15% when San Souci opened on 12/1. The resort and staff were completely mindful and safe when it came to social distancing, and wearing masks. Sanitizing stations were all throughout the Resort, at every entrance into each public room/restaurant and it was asked that you sanitize your hands prior to entering. The tables are spread out so you have plenty of room and were never close to the table next to you. Never once did we feel our health or safety would be compromised or subjected to COVID due to the Staff. The food was even better than we remember and my wife thinks CTI has the best food out of all the Couples Resorts. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were happy and didn’t want for anything. Couples and Mr. Issa, you should be extremely proud of your Staff and our new family at CTI. Just a few employees that stood out, and deserve mention here, Paul (Veggie Bar) always a smile and pleasure talking to him every day. Can someone from the resort get this Young Man some music/speakers so he can listen to while he’s making the best Caesar Wraps and Marlin Dip? Shanice, Nackira were always waiting at the bar to refill your drinks with smiles, and a fresh glass all the time. Kendrick at Piano Bar, You my friend are great! Go see him for a Chocolate Martini and amazing conversations. Francine, your bright smile is one of the first we saw when we arrived at the front desk. Your warm welcome and greeting of us everyone we passed through the lobby was a great way to start our mornings! Omar, Server at a couple of our breakfasts, and 8 Rivers for dinner. Such an extremely hard worker who entertained us from the moment we sat down. Finally, these last two employees will always hold a special place in our hearts! Melessia, Upstairs/Swim Up/Piano Bar. You are Amazing! From having our drinks ready for us, the conversations about Reggae, going out of your way to get me a CD and then bringing it to us after your hard days work, was way more than we anticipated and we are extremely grateful to have met you. Tamara!!!!!!! We had her as a server our first night and first full morning at breakfast. And what an impression she made on us! Those 2 occasions were all she needed to remember us by name. Not only did we have her a couple more times during our stay, but she always went out of her way to come say hello while we were eating at different restaurants, and made sure we were ok. Tamara, your hard work, bright smile, warm and welcoming personality made a lasting impression on us that we will never forget! Mr. Issa, she’s one in a million. Once again Couples Family, you exceeded our expectations as we had another wonderful and much needed vacation. Thank you again for continuing to welcome us “Home” and we can’t wait to see you all again in March for our 10 year Anniversary. Read less
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Jan 28, 2021 annmariem906 Augusta

During uncertain times, the staff and management at Couples Tower Isle provided remarkable professional service. The protocols were followed to the letter. Enjoying the sun and the amazing views, and coming off the stunning outdoor beach and pool areas, it is easy to forget Covid exists and leave your mask. In classic hospitable Jamaican… Read more
During uncertain times, the staff and management at Couples Tower Isle provided remarkable professional service. The protocols were followed to the letter. Enjoying the sun and the amazing views, and coming off the stunning outdoor beach and pool areas, it is easy to forget Covid exists and leave your mask. In classic hospitable Jamaican style you are reminded to 'kindly' wear your mask. We were reminded to sanitize each place we went. We left Jamaica one day after the US instituted mandatory testing before you could return. The resort was prepared to help us enjoy a seamless experience. Couples Tower Isle provided free testing- the testing team was very professional and we had our results within an hour. We were sad to see so many of the resorts shuttered. And all the while we were aware the sacrifice they were making to keep the doors open. Not one activity or entertainment was cut! All the water sports were available. The fitness classes were great! We just wish we had more time to enjoy it all. The food was so fresh and delicious! I thought they did a lovely job juggling the closure of some of the restaurants due to low occupancy. Every days menu was different and new. The entertainment each night was amazing. One night due to low occupancy and other dining options, only 6 of us were there to enjoy the singer and band. Want to get up and dance during Covid times...social distanced?? No Problem, Mon. That performer performed as if she were playing to a crowd of 2000! Our airport experience was equally as good. It is easy to social distance for travelers these days and I hope that the appreciation and dignity in the travel world which we felt for the first time in the US continues as we return to more normal times. We have travelled extensively, and you can always count on Jamaican hospitality, but this trip made me realized how deep the commitment of this resort to keep their promise to help you enjoy carefree days with them---now more than ever a value beyond measure. This was one of the most relaxing and vacations my husband and I have ever had in 33 years of marriage. I hope you will feel comfortable trusting Couples Tower Isle with your precious need to relax in the sun with your loved one. Read less
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Jan 2, 2021 mymilesandsmiles New York City, New York

We had originally planned to stay at Excellence Montego Bay, however because of COVID (October 2020) that resort was closed and we had to switch things around. We ended up at Secrets Wild Orchid for two nights (see that review), and then at Couples Tower Isle for an additional seven nights. Best choice we made! We stayed in one of their eight… Read more
We had originally planned to stay at Excellence Montego Bay, however because of COVID (October 2020) that resort was closed and we had to switch things around. We ended up at Secrets Wild Orchid for two nights (see that review), and then at Couples Tower Isle for an additional seven nights. Best choice we made! We stayed in one of their eight Villas (four oasis and four signature oasis). Each Villa has its own heated pool and includes unlimited services at the Spa. We took full advantage of the Spa. ARRIVAL - easy arrival and check-in. If you stay in the Villas you get private car service from the airport to the resort included. If not in the Villas you still have a shuttle from the airport, it is just not private. Bags are sanitized. Hand sanitizer stations throughout the resort. Temperature checks. Staff is friendly, accommodating and well-trained. ROOM - Oasis Villa. Absolutely wonderful. Spacious, comfortable, and totally separate from the rest of the resort. Outdoor heated plunge pool with an area for table and chairs where we had room service to deliver breakfast every morning. There were also two "loungers" for sunbathing. The only drawback is that it is not near the beach and is closer to the road, so you do get some road noise, however nothing to complain about. The Signature Oasis VIlla is slightly larger (mostly in the bathroom) and the pool has an additional "wading depth" area where you put the lounge chairs to enjoy the water and sun simultaneously. FOOD - honestly some of the best resort food we have ever had. Multiple restaurant options. Eight Rivers was our favorite. Think upscale NYC restaurant quality food. It is really that good. We have included pictures of the food for you to drool over. AMENITIES - basically everything you could want is included. Water sports are snorkeling, water bikes, glass-bottom boat tours, sailing and catamaran. They also have day trips available to Dunnes River Falls and a few other places. NIGHTLIFE - Craygon (that's his name) and the piano bar are a nightly staple. He is wildly entertaining. Late night they have a club with a DJ. There was one night where they did a martini bar for sunset on the rooftop, which was probably our favorite of the nights we were there. POOLS - there are two. The smaller one has a swim-up bar. The other one is large enough to do laps. BEACH - small private beach area and very well maintained. Drink service at the beach to your lounge chairs. The full length cushions for the chairs were also flotation devices, so you could bring them in the ocean and just lounge on them in the water, then bring them right back to your chair. OVERALL - highly recommended. Such a great experience that we are going back in February 2021 for 12 days! We met a few couples that have been there 50 or more times! BONUS - for those that are "adventurous", they have a private island just a stone's throw from the resort that can easily be seen from the beach. Private boat there and back. Ps. It's a naked island Read less
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Jan 1, 2021 655tashad Quincy, Massachusetts

Phenomenal/Accommodating Staff. The rooms located in building #2 are beautiful. Room service menu is excellent. We truly enjoyed our vacation in the mist of Covid. Jamaica until we meet again.. Happy 2021
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Dec 29, 2020 KaylaL09272020 Dickson, Tennessee

Very small beach, offers nude beach, which didn't go- its small as well. Great customer service and food was great... at times. 15 minutes from excursions but at least 3 hours bus time from airport to resort. Enjoyed the catamaran, Dunn's river and deep sea fishing that was right down the road. Room service was good. Definitely more a quite… Read more
Very small beach, offers nude beach, which didn't go- its small as well. Great customer service and food was great... at times. 15 minutes from excursions but at least 3 hours bus time from airport to resort. Enjoyed the catamaran, Dunn's river and deep sea fishing that was right down the road. Room service was good. Definitely more a quite setting for couples still fun! Read less