We were at Couples Sans Souci this past fall. Since then, our lack of being at Couples has greatly impaired our quality of life and performance of daily duties...
These vacation withdrawal symptoms have had a major impact, including:
Shortened attention span
Slower than normal reaction time
Reduced awareness of the environment and situation
Reduced decision-making skills
Increased likelihood of mentally ‘stalling’ or fixating on one thought
Increased likelihood of moodiness and bad temper
Reduced work efficiency
Loss of motivation
Errors of omission – making a mistake by forgetting to do something
Errors of commission – making a mistake by doing something, but choosing the wrong option
Treatments have included these 'stop-gap measures' – brief periods of involuntary excapes that range from a few minutes to a few hours in duration... playing Jamaican Music... reading online Couples reviews... participating in Couples forums.... watching YouTube videos of Couples resorts especially our favourite destination ~ Couples Sans Souci... enjoying some Jamaican rum... turning up the indoor heat...
Some updates that we noticed this past visit:
Lobby and Cassanova terraces re-tiled, as well as staircases down to and including lower D-block terrace
New Martini bar being built on the lower D-block terrace, overlooking Mineral Pool
Re-tiling of the terraces near the spa entrance, and new couches/chairs in that area.
One Bedroom Beachfront room being renovated ~ a trial for the owners to either decide "thumbs up" or "thumbs down"
New great alternative to the Beach Gala ~ choice of a la carte dining at the Palazzina! So, for those who wish to avoid the Beach Buffet, you have choices: dine A la Carte, dine-in via Room Service or make arrangements for a Private Dinner ($).
It has been said that "next to excellence is the appreciation of it" ~ and as already stated in our previous reviews, we've found that "excellence" is not an exception here -> it is a prevailing attitude! When we vacation, we look for an "authentic" local ambiance & charm, a Caribbean tropical atmosphere of remoteness & ruggedness, quiet secluded uncrowded beaches and beautiful tropical gardens that contribute to a "Robinson Crusoe" destination. Yet on the other hand we look for good food, lush & stunning surroundings and a bit of pampering on the side. This tropical resort's Jamaican Island architecture, layout and gardens exemplify its incomparable setting of natural beauty and comfortable "Caribbean Elegance" ~ simply breathtaking! It's ambiance is of a classic British Colonial seaside plantation, and this sprawling resort offers idyllic seclusion and serenity.
Sans Souci... soon come...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the cliffs of Jamaica’s emerald coast above a dazzling stretch of Caribbean, Couples Sans Souci beckons you to surrender mind, body and soul. The resort's 'no worries' mantra comes to life as every day unfolds. Lose yourself exploring secluded stone pathways. Melt away stress in the healing natural mineral springs. Feel a rush of exhilaration scaling Dunn's River waterfalls. Or simply drift asleep in a hammock by the sea. Located in vibrant Ocho Rios, the resort's design pays tribute to an understated colonial elegance—intricate latticework, white woven furnishings and feathered palms set a refined stage for your island escape. Dining options abound—from authentic Jamaican fare to five-star international cuisine. Private cabanas at cliff's edge provide the ideal setting for our signature spa treatments, while the choice of resort activities knows no limits. Learn the art of living well while living in the moment at Couples Sans Souci. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Couples Sans Souci Hotel Ocho Rios
- Couples San Souci
- Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios
- Couples Sans Souci Jamaica/Ocho Rios