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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Jun 25, 2020 kkonrardy Cascade, Iowa

When we first walked in, I thought, “Oh boy, what have we gotten ourselves into?”. This resort is small in comparison to other places we’ve been, and the hallways to the rooms need some updating. However, it didn’t take long to fall in love with this resort! The food and drinks were amazing, the service totally top-notch, and the amenities &… Read more
When we first walked in, I thought, “Oh boy, what have we gotten ourselves into?”. This resort is small in comparison to other places we’ve been, and the hallways to the rooms need some updating. However, it didn’t take long to fall in love with this resort! The food and drinks were amazing, the service totally top-notch, and the amenities & activities unparalleled. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is included here- no special categories for guests here (unlike other resorts). Boozy catamaran? Yep. Wait service on the beach? Yep. Room service? Yes. Snorkeling trip? Yep. Dunn’s River Falls excursion? Yes. Scuba diving? Yes! Even scuba diving is included! I love that every guest is in the same category- you don’t have to worry about paying more to receive “platinum service”. We loved ordering early room service and having fruit & coffee on the balcony while we watched the sunrise. But the best part was truly not having to tip. I’m used to resorts where you have to carry a pocket full of ones every day to make sure the bartenders will pay attention to us. This isn’t like that at all! It was so great to get up every morning and not have to worry about stuffing our pockets full of cash. If you’re considering this resort- do it!! You won’t regret a stay at CTI!! Read less
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Apr 29, 2020 c_k_string Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

My husband and I stayed at CTI from December 1st to December 11th. This was our second time staying at a Couples resort. ( Our 1st was to Couples Swept Away in Negril (November 2018)). Arrival- We flew American Airlines with a straight flight from Philadelphia to Montego Bay (roughly 3 hours & 20 minutes). Once passed customs, we were directed… Read more
My husband and I stayed at CTI from December 1st to December 11th. This was our second time staying at a Couples resort. ( Our 1st was to Couples Swept Away in Negril (November 2018)). Arrival- We flew American Airlines with a straight flight from Philadelphia to Montego Bay (roughly 3 hours & 20 minutes). Once passed customs, we were directed to the Couples lounge where we would wait for our transportation to our resort. We were served Red Stripe or Red Stripe Light while we waited. We were in the lounge for approximately 15 minutes when we were told our transportation had arrived. This part of the trip is a bit rough (2 hours give or take to the resort). You do stop half way to use the bathroom & grab a few beers/water if you'd like. Couples does have it's own transportation, so you are only with people from CTI & Couples San Souci (which is a 5 minute trip from CTI) When we arrived, we were immediately greeted with a cold towel & asked if we wanted a glass of champagne or a rum punch. Check in was smooth & we were shown to our room. Room- We stayed on the first floor, but still overlooked the ocean & main pool, as the 1st floor is actually like 2nd floor height. I can't remember our room number (possibly 1001, but not 100% sure). The mini bar is stocked daily (make sure you fill out a form each day & hang it on your door before 1am). We requested (4) Red Stripe Light per day & it was always fulfilled. Grounds- always well maintained. Beach- A bit smaller but still beautiful. Plenty of chairs & shade. I can't speak for the beverage service on the beach, but there were always servers walking around with drinks. Island- We were hesitant at first, but we had agreed we would try it out on our first full day there. Should we like it, we could spend the rest of our vacation lounging over there, if not we would make our way to the beach on the actual resort. There is a boat that goes over to the island all day long. From 8:30-9am, guests can travel to the island to explore the tower, views, etc, and take pictures. At 9am, if you do not plan to go au natural- you must leave. All guests staying on the island after 9am, must go au natural. Part of the island facing the resort is covered by trees, giving guests on the island a bit more privacy. My husband and I went to the island, every day for the rest of our trip. The guests that choose to use this island, I felt are non judgmental & don't care what anyone looks like- which is quite refreshing & really allows you to relax. The island has it's own pool & swim up bar. The bartender on the island is Conrad & he is by far one of the best employees & bartenders! We brought 20oz thermoses, which were great to keep our beers cold, or whatever drink we chose that day! When it comes time for lunch, you don't even need to leave the island- lunch is brought to you. (variety of food changes daily usually)- They always have Jamaican patties (which are my fav). The entertainment team comes over every day to play games or teach you something newThere isn't much of a beach on the island, but you can definitely get in the ocean (either from where the boat docks, or a set of steps a bit further down the island). Make sure you bring water shoes to wear in the water! Food- As I said in my review of CSA, the food is by far one of the best we've ever had at an all inclusive resort. Still a toss up, as to which resort had the better food. There are a few different options for breakfast, we usually went to the buffet (opting for omlettes (made to order). However, we did use room service twice (utalizing both options) Here there are two options, (1) use the order form & hang it on your door before 1am the night before (continental breakfast) - (2) order from the room service booklet by calling in your order (we ordered the night before), this menu has a lot more options; we were able to get omlettes delivered. I noticed at the buffets that they offered many gluten free breads, desserts & options in general. I am not GF, but I thought it was great to see. There is a veggie bar located right near the beach, healthy options & smoothies available. Thought this was a great touch! Depending on what you'd like for dinner, you may need to make a reservation. Reservations are needed at 8 Rivers (more fine dining- think steaks/lobster/etc.) & Bayside (Asian). Veranduh (carribean inspired) you do not need reservations, but they may ask you to wait (which happened to us; but NBD- we went over to the piano bar (located across the way), listened to music &grabbed a few drinks while we waited. We were able to eat at the reservation restaurants a few times during our stay. There is also a snack bar by the main pool (open during the day & again late night). We usually grabbed something on our way back to the room after hanging at the bar at night. Drinks- Red Stripe & Red Stripe Light. They also do a martini night located on the roof top (my favorite martini- Flirtini (vodka, pineapple juice & topped with champagne). Banana Daiquiris are great! Resort has an array of liquors from call to top shelf. Service- Excellent. Workers are always saying hello & making sure you are enjoying your vacation. Shoutout to: CONWAY (bartender on the island), KENRICK (bartender on the island during conway's break or day off- as well as bartender at the bar outside of the buffet), DENILLE&ANNA (entertainment team), GARFIELD (server at 8 Rivers). Excursions- Although it is difficult to pull yourself off the beach, we did go to Dunn's River Falls (included in your stay at Couples). Dunn's River Falls is about 15-20 minutes from the resort. We also did the exchange privleges with Couples San Souci. CSS is pretty streched out & you definitely get your steps in while staying there. They also have their own private Au Natural Beach & Pool. Spa- My husband & I got a couples massage. Well worth the money I thought. Departure- I suggest using Club MoBay, as you are usually at the airport 2-3 hours before leaving. Included with Club MoBay ($30pp) is food, drinks & a lounge area. You can sign up for it at concierges with CTI. We would 100% return to this resort & we have considered splitting our next vacation between CTI & CSS. One Love. Read less
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Apr 1, 2020 Meredith_Smith94 Wichita, Kansas

Couples Tower Isle was a true getaway for my husband and I. The customer service and food was out of this world! They have awesome include activities/ events you can attend or you can just enjoy the private beach. We will definitely be returning!
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Mar 30, 2020 Go13632132542

We definitely plan on coming back next year! We went there for our honeymoon and we were able to meet new couples easily. The entertainment at night was super fun and involved too. We also really enjoyed the food at all places!
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Mar 27, 2020 carolelemon12 Mitcham, United Kingdom

Wonderful holiday, staff very friendly and helpful, couldn't find fault with anything. The beach was very private which was very good as you didn't get pestered by people trying to sell their goods, neve struggled to get sunbeds either. Would not hesitate to re-book for next year.