Couples Swept Away

Negril, Jamaica

The hotel

Drenched in romance, Couples Swept Away is the perfect tropical hideaway, combining peace and serenity, with an impressive range of entertainment and amenities. A full 7-miles of powder-soft pure white sandy beach, Couples Swept Away is tranquillity personified. As with all Couples Resorts, you’ll be privy to a premium All Inclusive experience with the absolute best in dining, activities, excursions and sports, all included. Dinner for two? You’ll be spoilt for choice with a selection of six different restaurants. Don’t forget to make use of the 10-acre sports complex, complete with tennis courts, aerobics centre, fitness and yoga classes… then cool off and wind down with a visit to the Jacuzzi, steam room or sauna.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Overlooking the world-famous 7-mile beach in Negril. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

312 Caribbean-style rooms and suites, located in 2 and 3-storey buildings spread throughout 17-acres of lush, tropical landscaping. All with a private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, iPod docking station, telephone, satellite TV (excluding Atrium Rooms and Beachfront Suites), personalised complimentary mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, nightly turn down service, bathrobes, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Garden Verandah Rooms are located on the edge of the resort with lush garden views. All rooms and suites have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, unlimited local and premium brand drinks. All activities and entertainment detailed above unless otherwise stated.

Great House Verandah Rooms are spacious accommodations located in the Great House, close to the restaurants and bars.

Atrium Rooms are centrally located. Each block consists of 4 Atrium Rooms with central Atrium in the building, they resonate peace and serenity with no TV, glass screens, and private furnished balconies featuring a hammock.

Ocean Verandah Rooms have partial views of the Caribbean Sea.

Beachfront Suites are located along the beach path with views of the Caribbean Sea and do not have a TV.

Beachfront Verandah Suites are located closer to the beach and offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Great House Ocean Suites are located in the Great House, near to Feathers and Patois Patio restaurants and the piano bar. These large suites offer breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and benefit from a furnished balcony and luxurious bathroom.

  • 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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • 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.

6 restaurants: The Palms Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) offering fresh fruits and pastries in the morning, and locally caught seafood for afternoon and evening meals. Feathers (award-winning International cuisine combined with a Caribbean flair - reservations required), Lemon Grass (à la carte Thai - reservations required), Seagrapes Café (juices, smoothies and sandwiches), Patois Patio (Caribbean and Latin flavours for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Cabana Grill (all-day dining, late snacks and grilled favourites). 8 bars, including a swim-up bar and Piano Bar. Personal dinner invitation extended to any repeat guests for the Repeat Guest Dinner.

Nightly entertainment, including themed nights and live music. Weekly Shipwreck Beach Party. Weekly Manager's cocktail party. Piano bar. Honeymooners celebrations every Wed at the Aura Lounge. Weekly beach bonfire. Nightclub.

10-acre sports and fitness complex, 3 swimming pools including 7-lane training pool in the sports complex. 10 floodlit tennis courts and 2 squash courts (instruction included), basketball court, jogging track and aerobic studio. Unlimited water sports including Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, 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*. Unlimited golf including green fees and transport to nearby 18-hole course (club hire*, mandatory caddy*). Gym. The Oasis Spa* and beauty salon*. Morning nature walks.

Complimentary excursions including a sunset Catamaran Cruise, a trip to a popular sunset bar, a shopping tour and a trip to Margaritaville. Complimentary WiFi access in all rooms and resort areas. Photo desk*. Money exchange, ATM. Tours desk*. Laundry service*. On-site boutique and gift shop*.

3 nights between 4 Jan-25 Dec '20 and 4 Jan-31 Oct '20/21.

7 nights between 26 Dec '20-3 Jan '21.

* Denotes local charge.

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

Dress code: applies in à la carte restaurants.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We were definitely Swept Away

Sep 21, 2020 Amy R Gilbert, Arizona

My wife and I just returned from a fabulous 12 days trip to Couples Swept Away in Jamaica. It was a relaxing and necessary escape from the Covid-19 world we live in today. The resort was less than 30 percent full, and everyone (except the guests) was wearing masks all of the time. The buffet restaurant was open, however, everything was plated… Read more
My wife and I just returned from a fabulous 12 days trip to Couples Swept Away in Jamaica. It was a relaxing and necessary escape from the Covid-19 world we live in today. The resort was less than 30 percent full, and everyone (except the guests) was wearing masks all of the time. The buffet restaurant was open, however, everything was plated and served by the staff including the salad bar and pasta bar. Almost all restaurants are open to the outside with views of the beach or tropical gardens. The sunset from LemonGrass was beautiful. Tables were appropriately spaced in all restaurants and beach chairs were plentiful but spaced as well. We felt safer at the resort than we ever did in the US. It was a bit stressful getting to Couples Swept away as we were supposed to be at Couples Negril and were changed to this resort just a few weeks prior to arrival. We also did not receive our travel authorization from the Department of Health until 12 hours before our flight was due to leave... We say that we have never had to work so hard for a vacation before... but it was definitely worth it. Just remember that everything seems to be on "Jamaica Time." We loved Marvelous Marvin at the Martini Bar, He made dozens of different drinks and kept everyone happy. Sangara, at the Patio bar made an amazing perfect manhattan as well as a great Cosmo. Our favorite restaurant was Feathers. It is a true fine dining experience and we enjoyed everything that we ate there. Shout out to our waiter Shwayne ( a ludacris look alike) and the Manager Duane. Highly recommend Feathers.. Check on reservations when you arrive as they tend to fill up quickly. You need reservations for Feathers, but it is well worth it! Our daily meals at Patois Patio, The Beach Grill, Sea Grapes and the Palms were always good. We enjoyed all of the various jamaican foods, especially the Chicken patties ( similar to an empanada) , Jerk chicken, Snapper, and sweet potato lentil cakes. Special thanks to Joshshia, Rasheed and Nafterlee for making our dining experiences enjoyable. The gym, spa and sports centers are across the main street from the resort, farther away from the beach. The gym was well stocked with machines and weights, however, it is open air and with the humidity, we really worked up a sweat! We had a natural smoothies after each workout made by Keisha. She always made us laugh, while keeping us hydrated. The only negative for us was the cats. The resort has about 20 cats roaming the property. They are not aggressive, but we are not cat lovers, so it was a bit annoying at times. Overall a splendid vacation and we highly recommend Couples Swept Away if you are visiting Jamaica. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd time to Jamaica and couples. First time to Swept Away.

Sep 21, 2020 niab848

First and foremost we had an awesome time at Swept Away. It was a super headache planning this trip (from a canceled flight, to having to switch resorts, to having to get covid tested twice due to a last minute change in the guidelines) but I'm so glad that I didn't get so frustrated that I moved or canceled the trip. We traveled along with my… Read more
First and foremost we had an awesome time at Swept Away. It was a super headache planning this trip (from a canceled flight, to having to switch resorts, to having to get covid tested twice due to a last minute change in the guidelines) but I'm so glad that I didn't get so frustrated that I moved or canceled the trip. We traveled along with my brother and his wife who were helping us celebrate our 15 year anniversary. We were originally supposed to be at Couples Negril but due to closure we chose to stay at Swept Away. They were EXTREMELY accommodating due to the switch which I loved and service I expected from Couples since we had such spectacular service last time. We received a very generous resort credit along with a free night next year and club mobay departure tickets. We also received an extra$100 resort credit which we really appreciated considering this was something they really didn't have to extend due to the fact it was a requirement anyway. Room: we stayed in a great house ocean suite which we absolutely loved. The view from the balcony was spectacular. I've seen some people complain about staff noise in the mornings from these rooms but maybe due to low occupancy we didn't have this issue at all. The room was well ventilated and we took advantage of our separate tub our last night. The room is in the same building as 2 restaurants, the photo and tour desk and the aura night club. We never had an issue with noise from the night club in our room. Can't speak for the other rooms that may be closer. Food: the food was pretty good. We loved LEMONGRASS the most. That good was so good and we were disappointed we didn't go there until the end of the trip otherwise we probably would have made a reservation to go again. The food at Feathers was just ok you us and unfortunately it seems we all 4 of us got sick from this restaurant as the next morning we were all in the bathroom. We actually got warned from another guest that morning that she got sick from the rabbit dish so we assumed to just avoid that one but apparently it seemed it didn't matter what we ate as we all pretty much had different dishes. We did really enjoy breakfast everyday. They switched up the menu a couple of times but we appreciated seeing something different as to not get bored. We preferred the beach grill over at Couples Tower Isle much better ( my husband was disappointed they didn't have the jerk sausage at this resort). The patties were good as usual so was the jerk chicken, not the best but very good. Entertainment: we had a blast in the night club a few times during our stay. I know some guests say us and my brother and his wife as the life of the party 😂😂 and we enjoyed that. Matthew and Mr. Cool went out their way to make sure everyone had a good time. The bonfire was nice but since it rained earlier that day the wood was pretty wet to the fire kept trying to go out. But they kept it lit as much as possible with trying to refuel it often. We enjoyed the couples game show even though we felt we got cheated out of 1st place due to another couple constantly giving signals to each other but no biggie because we're on vacation so we tried not to sweat the small stuff. They did give out prizes for this game. Water sports: we tried everything from kayaking to the hydro bikes to the paddle boards to the hobbie cats. We also did the catamaran cruise which was fun going to the cave but it was pretty quiet until once again we were forced to be the life of the party lol. we also did night snorkeling which we paid for using our resort credit.it was a really cool experience seeing lobster and a squid. We also got to touch the sea cucumbers. Sports complex: it was amazing and huge. Our husband and I got to play a little tennis (I suck lol) I also took advantage of the workout classes offered twice. I did a boot camp which kicked my butt and then the last day all 4 of us took a spin class which was really fun to do all together. Thanks to keisha for hooking us up with those delicious smoothies while over there. Swim up bar: was always great. Thanks to Rodine and another gentleman who wished not to be named. They always had the drinks flowing. Photo experience: we did do the "free photo shoot" which was great but I feel the photos are extremely over priced. I feel we wouldn't have got them if it wasn't for the resort credit. The price could be justified if were actually getting printed out photos but all they do is transfer them to a usb drive. It even more money to get one printed and framed. We had to cut our photos from 72 to 15 because I was not willing to spend more than $150 for images on a usb. My suggestion to couples would be to include a package that at least includes one printed photo with a frame. I feel this would increase the amount of people willing to buy photos. The beach: most beautiful Beach I have ever seen. The sand was so soft and powdery and the water was the clearest blue ever. I honestly thought that I wasn't going to enjoy my time that much at Swept Away due to it being a much larger resort and I've heard about the numerous amount of vendors, however I actually enjoyed the walking and due to covid there weren't many vendors on the beach. Couples did really well with making sure everyone sanitized. I enjoyed feeling safe enough not to have to wear my mask every where. Overall I really enjoyed our time and would definitely come back if it was low capacity. So maybe returning when it's not busy season. I really liked that. My husband and I are already planning our next stay. Thanks again Couples for another great Jamaican experience. aspect. Read less
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Sep 17, 2020 missyrivs Casselberry, Florida

Just returned on Sunday, and before my trip, I really loved reading all of the posts and tips in here, so I want to share my experience as well. I traveled with my husband and another couple- each of us had been to other resorts in Jamaica several times, but new to Couples. As a first-timer to Couples traveling during Covid-times, my experience… Read more
Just returned on Sunday, and before my trip, I really loved reading all of the posts and tips in here, so I want to share my experience as well. I traveled with my husband and another couple- each of us had been to other resorts in Jamaica several times, but new to Couples. As a first-timer to Couples traveling during Covid-times, my experience may be different than yours. I can't stress enough how important it is to use a travel agent. It costs you nothing extra, but saves you the peace of mind. I will always recommend Mike and his wife Amy at Dream Makers Vacation Services. I found them nearly a decade ago based on great reviews from Tripadvisor, and have booked several trips. One time, Mike had to navigate a resort closing due to a norovirus outbreak a week before our travel, and managed to get us to an even better resort with upgrades. This time, Mike saved the day by helping to expedite our Travel Authorization to Jamaica (while some people waited until hours before their flight for approval, Mike made some calls, and we were approved with nearly two days to spare). It would have been so stressful dealing directly with the resort or online booking company, as opposed to using Mike. Mobay Arrival- we arrived on a Monday and really didn't need it. There were two lines for the Covid check-in, and I didn't feel the Mobay line went any faster. With that said, it's still worth it to me. It's a nice touch to have someone waiting for you, walking with you, bringing you to your baggage. We only had 15 min. in the Mobay lounge before the Couples van arrived, so it was enough time to use the bathroom, grab a sandwich, and fill up our yeti with Red Stripe or rum punch for the 90 minute ride. Check-in- We emailed our covid results in advance, so they already had a $100 resort credit waiting for us (this is a current promotion through Oct. 2020), and we did a pre-checkin on the app so we had everything waiting in our mini-bar, and our building request was granted. Head straight to Guest Services to make dinner reservations. If I remember correctly, it's only 3 days out, and we had some difficulty getting the days we wanted for Lemongrass and Feathers. We weren't able to go to Lemongrass (the 4 of us) until Saturday, the night before we left. And got a reservation for 2 at Feathers on Thursday (often they would say they only had a 6-top table, or couldn't accommodate 2 of us, etc.) At one point, we checked the app and said "no tables available", but we walked up to Guest Services, and were able to make the reservation. We also made the catamaran reservation right away (3:15 M-F only right now). Room- IN LOVE with our Atrium Suite! We were in room 2227, 2nd floor, central location, with a view of the ocean. Absolutely loved the balcony and hammock, and it's the perfect place to wait out an afternoon storm. We definitely had to be conscientious about closing the shutters because you can see directly into the room next to you. They may or may not have gotten a show from time to time. Decorating the railing with string lights helped us find our room at night. Before coming, the map of the resort looked so big, but I really was just steps to the beach. Our friends stayed in an ocean front, 1st floor, (building 41) and it was also an amazing location. Towards the end of our trip, an awesome employee, Baffi, I think, started delivering her coconuts with a straw to her patio. What a nice touch! Catamaran- Highly recommend the catamaran cruise. Almost backed out because the sky was looking dark, and it started to rain, but I'm so glad we still went. It helped that we were on a "fun" boat with people that enjoyed dancing and having a good time, despite the rain (and lightning lol). Don't forget your yeti- the drinks will flow. It was so cool swimming in the cave, and then watching the jumpers at Rick's (we weren't allowed to get off at Rick's). Bring money for a tip for the catamaran crew, and also (if you choose), for the locals that put on a little jumping show near the cave. They were pretty entertaining. Snorkeling- Sign up the day before. Currently, only doing trips at 11am (not sure if it's 7 days a week). We purchased a full face snorkel mask on Amazon for $20, and thought it was great! The guide made it fun by having everyone follow him, diving down to get things to let us hold (sea cucumber, starfish, etc.) and giving us food to feed the fish so they would be right in your face. These are Couples employees, so they are not allowed to accept tips (I saw someone try, and he responded, "thank you, I appreciate it, but all eyes on me, so I can't accept it.") Bonfire/ Silent Disco- Both were enjoyable. I wanted to get the full experience of the resort, so I'm glad I went to these events. I had no problem with sand fleas or mosquitos like others have mentioned. Silent Disco is hilarious if you take your headphones off at some point- you'll hear people singing who don't even realize they are singing! It would have been better if there was a way to have more than two choices of music, since it seemed like the music kept repeating, but it was still fun for about an hour until we left. The bonfire was nice also. Romantic songs, a few people dancing, but mostly sitting around enjoying their loved one. Food- What a highlight! Temperatures taken and hand sanitizer given before entering all restaurants. I really enjoyed having the continental breakfast delivered to start our day (a pre-breakfast). The sun rises so early, so for us, marking 6:30-7am delivery was perfect. Sit on the balcony with a croissant or banana bread, and some coffee (or rum and pineapple at 7am lol). . .why not? A few days, wanting to start the day on a lighter note, we got fruit smoothies at the fitness facility across the street. The employees over there were always great to talk to. Never did an indoor restaurant for lunch- always did Seagrapes (fish tacos and hummus) or Cabana Grill (beef/chicken patties or fish sandwich on cocobread). At Seagrapes, you can also ask for a coconut with a straw. Lemongrass was my favorite- went there on a Saturday so they had a lobster dish (my husband and I each ordered a meal PLUS the lobster to share). Feathers was good, but honestly, I don't think the food was that different from the high quality food at Patois or The Palms. Nothing I ate warranted any complaints. Literally, delicious, and the desserts were also amazing. Aura Lounge- we enjoyed the piano bar, and stayed for dancing afterwards (Monday and Saturday night for us). Both nights were decently crowded, good music, great drinks. It definitely wasn't a late night- can't remember, maybe last song around 10:30? Then headed for late night munchies at the Cabana Grill. Main Pool- In many resorts, there are sprawling pools, with poolside entertainment. Not here, but it makes sense (have you seen the beach??) The majority of our days were spent on the beach, but we definitely had fun at the pool with the bartenders. At one point, we started taking pictures every time we had a shot (probably 7 shots within the hour). Not super strong, but it was fun because if you were at the pool (or in the vicinity), you were taking a group shot. I was hoping for some music here. Not even live entertainment, but at least some reggae pumping through the speakers. Employees- There were definitely some stand outs. Rick-O-Neil met the four of us like once. The next night at the bonfire (in the dark), he sought us out and knew ALL of our names! Talk about making you feel special. I can see why people come back to the resort and say it feels like a family- I didn't spend too much time with the staff, but many go out of their way (especially since a compliment with their name supposedly gets them a bonus or some recognition). Please make sure to mention a few on your review at check out. In hind site, I wish I would have used the notes section on my cellphone to jot down staff member names. Clothing- I needed like NO daytime clothes, other than coverups for my bathing suit. I've been to all-inclusives before, but every time, I think "maybe I'll need some shorts/outfits." Nope. You'll live in a bathing suit until dinner time. Why I packed a hair straightener, no clue. Obviously not needed. I packed 5 bathing suits for 6 days- should have packed 6. Keep those cute heels at home (sandals, flip-flops- and sneakers if you plan to work out). Mobay Departure- We went home on a Sunday morning. The airport was not crowded at all, and once again, could have done without it, but it was awesome having the Mobay lounge with all the food and drinks (as if I didn't eat and drink enough at CSA). Random tips- Ignore the weather forecast leading up to your vacation. It may rain. It may not. Either way, you're in paradise. Several times, the dark sky toyed with us, but the rain held off for hours. I brought a hanging shoe rack for the bathroom door which was perfect for keeping all of my toiletries/bottles organized. Metal or rubber straws with your yeti. My friend brought canvas shoes cause there's someone near the sports hut/craft area that paints shoes. He is there twice a week (I think Tuesday and Saturday)- not sure what he charged. Bring cash with you to the beach ONLY if you want to buy bracelets, lobster, hats, weed, etc. Otherwise, I usually said, "No thank you, I don't have money with me." Sometimes they were relentless, but just be firm. It's funny how the vendors have their own unique style/sound. "Cigars, cigarettes"- I can still hear it in my mind. Tree frogs didn't bother me at night- probably because I was so drunk each night that I slept like a baby, but if you think it would annoy you, bring earplugs. We usually planned dinner for 7pm, which meant getting showered and ready around 6, which meant missing the beautiful sunset (was usually about 6:20ish when we were there). Skip the restaurant one night, or eat later, and just sit on the beach with your significant other and enjoy that time of day. It's romantic, peaceful, and calming. If you got this far, I hope you enjoyed my comments, and wish you the very best time ever. Use it to connect, reconnect, and love the one you're with. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Less busy this time, but no decline in quality, service, or beauty

Sep 16, 2020 Elizabeth J Newnan, Georgia

This was our second visit to CSA, our first was 6 years ago on our Honeymoon. It was just as wonderful as we remember it, from the food, to the environs, to the included extras. I would say the Beachfront Premium Verandah Suite is a bad idea, it's the most costly room, but as the windows have no glass, just wood shutters (which we love, makes us… Read more
This was our second visit to CSA, our first was 6 years ago on our Honeymoon. It was just as wonderful as we remember it, from the food, to the environs, to the included extras. I would say the Beachfront Premium Verandah Suite is a bad idea, it's the most costly room, but as the windows have no glass, just wood shutters (which we love, makes us really feel like we're in the Caribbean), having a fan and AC unit right over the bed is a necessity. In the Premium suite, the fan and AC are above the sitting area and the AC unit is just not enough to cool the whole, larger room. Either way, we LOVE LOVE LOVE this place and will continue to return every few years. There's simply no other all inclusive that feels this "Carribean and lush". We booked our travel again through Trip Guy Travel, and even though there were some changes in the requirements for accessing Jamaica due to COVID testing, the Trip Guy team was AMAZING. They literally answered my emails (and I might have sent 100 over a 2 week period) in seconds and were with us every step of the very nerve-wracking journey through getting our COVID testing completed and our Travel Authorizations approved. Read less
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Sep 16, 2020 60straveler00 Columbia, SC

We were 1st timers at Swept Away and were awed by the amazing beach. The staff were friendly and helpful and the grounds are beautiful! Love the "Couples" atmosphere and the wonderful amenities!! We went with friends and all agreed this is truly a vacation paradise for couples.