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 Little piece of heaven during COVID19

Sep 23, 2020 Robert P Laval, Canada

We really enjoyed this hotel. First on the list the staff was great. We had an ocean view room #4505 overlooking the activity pool, and the sea. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was kept very clean. The food was great, and there was plenty for breakfast. The only thing we would suggest is that there could be more shade around the… Read more
We really enjoyed this hotel. First on the list the staff was great. We had an ocean view room #4505 overlooking the activity pool, and the sea. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was kept very clean. The food was great, and there was plenty for breakfast. The only thing we would suggest is that there could be more shade around the pool areas, and also at the beach. For those worrying about the seaweed, we had none during our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Romantic Getaway

Sep 23, 2020 rogerdL5799ZY Richmond, Virginia

We had to push our original trip from July 3rd to September 7-13 due to Covid but it was worth the wait. From the moment we arrived the atmosphere was relaxed and the employees by far are the best I have ever experienced in all of my travels. The resort was beautiful, the views from our room(4410) were gorgeous. The sunrises were a thing of… Read more
We had to push our original trip from July 3rd to September 7-13 due to Covid but it was worth the wait. From the moment we arrived the atmosphere was relaxed and the employees by far are the best I have ever experienced in all of my travels. The resort was beautiful, the views from our room(4410) were gorgeous. The sunrises were a thing of beauty. While many of the excursions were not going on, Dunns River was and that was a fun experience. Clear bottom Kayaking, Glass Bottom boat tours, Hobie Cat sailing, all fun. The food? Excellent and tons of choices. Bayside was our favorite dinner spot. Great food and very romantic setting. The spa was so relaxing, a couples massage ends the afternoon perfectly. Covid unfortunately limits all the resort normally offers, however, the response of the resort to protect their guests was fantastic. We felt safe and secure. Thank you for a memorable trip! We cannot wait to return Post Covid! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Property

Sep 22, 2020 malidam Kingston, Jamaica

The property is not very big which is a plus. It is directly on the beach so there are beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. The food options were great with them catering to persons who are either Vegan, Vegetarian or have any special diets or allergies. The room was nice and comfortable. I will advise you to book ocean view room. Imagine waking… Read more
The property is not very big which is a plus. It is directly on the beach so there are beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. The food options were great with them catering to persons who are either Vegan, Vegetarian or have any special diets or allergies. The room was nice and comfortable. I will advise you to book ocean view room. Imagine waking every morning to those views and ordering room service and enjoying your meal on the balcony. When they say ALL INCLUSIVE they mean it. All your activities both land and water sports are included. Best stay ever! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun over Safety?

Sep 19, 2020 Adam s

I'm a repeat guest to Couples, this is our fifth and final visit. For those of you travelling under the restrictions imposed by CV-19 this might make interesting reading; This is my first day and it has left a lasting impression, one never experienced in all our past visits. 5am up and about went to use the gym, locked should be open by now but… Read more
I'm a repeat guest to Couples, this is our fifth and final visit. For those of you travelling under the restrictions imposed by CV-19 this might make interesting reading; This is my first day and it has left a lasting impression, one never experienced in all our past visits. 5am up and about went to use the gym, locked should be open by now but alas, no sign of any awake staff? Night staff asleep in reception, gate staff fast asleep at the gated desk to the entire site? Anyone could have got in, do you feel safe, I certainly didn't and as for the other guests they were blissfully unaware! We all know crime in Jamaica is high and tourists are targeted hence why we are advised not to go out alone and when we do only in escorted groups. We all go to sleep at night feeling secure that the hotels have people in place to watch over us....but are they watching or sleeping? I discovered its the latter, anyone could have got in, just by ducking under the barrier completely unchallenged! Diving - a cautionary tale; I'm a certified diver with nearly 15+ years experience and have dived here many times before, I know what to expect.....but.....if your 45 yrs old with any condition (as I have hypertension) medicated and under control they will now restrict your ability to dive? The new diving policy is.....you need a doctors letter? Nice to hear once your on site, with no chance of getting one whilst on holiday! My advice perhaps don't be so honest, or go elsewhere. I've never come across this before and was diving in Dubai only 8 weeks previously. In fact all divers are required to self certify. The dive shop takes a different view, regardless of the fact your perfectly healthy qualified and able. Today we used the nude island as we have many times in the past. Up until 2pm everything was fine and sensible but by 3pm it was very busy; 25+ in the very small pool, social distancing, what's that? If you're interested in your safety then perhaps the pool area on the island is not the place to be as clearly its not being safely managed by the hotel management. We are in the mist of a pandemic yet it very much feels like business as usual? We will be cutting our trip short, safety has clearly go out of the window, this is not the Resort we have fond memories of, a great shame. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best place to be!

Sep 18, 2020 Ashley H

My husband and I went for our honeymoon beginning of September. It was amazing. Everything about this place is real paradise. The food was amazing, the staff was amazing, our room was amazing. There was nothing negative about this place it was amazing.