My husband and I just returned from a seven-night stay at Couples Negril. We had stayed at two other resorts in Jamaica before, and after sampling the others, we will definitely be returning to Couples for future visits.
The Couples lounge at the airport was easy to locate, comfortable and well-organized. The shuttle bus arrived promptly, but not TOO promptly - we had time for a glass of Red Stripe before following our bags out to the bus and heading to Negril. The drive was uneventful, and we arrived at the resort in good time.
Check-in was simple, efficient and friendly, and included a glass of champagne and a welcome damp towel. We were shown to our room, a Deluxe Beachfront in Building #1, and got a quick tour of the resort along the way. Our bags showed up shortly thereafter, but we opted to go out and explore a bit before unpacking. After sticking my toes in the Caribbean, we strolled down the gorgeous, well-groomed beach, then grabbed a rum punch and went back to get settled into our room. While we were unpacking, one of the ladies who does the evening turn-down service arrived, and we had an impromptu Bob Marley sing-along while she plumped the pillows. Right away, we felt completely welcome.
We tried each of the restaurants during our stay. The Cassava Terrace buffets were excellent - a wide variety of foods, well-prepared and tasty. Dinner at Lychee was so nice we went twice. If you're a seafood fan, the snook is very good. Heliconia was our favorite for lunch, mostly because I'm just not happy unless I get some jerk chicken each day. In the evenings they do a pasta/steakhouse thing there, but we missed that. Dinner at Otaheite was lovely, and I can't say enough about the spinach, green pea and callaloo soup I had there. The jerk lamb was also wonderful, as was the tenderloin my husband enjoyed. We also had a private dinner on the beach our last night at the resort, and it was simply gorgeous.
The bartenders were friendly, the entertainment staff was engaging (and Amanda, in particular, is everywhere!), the house and groundskeeping teams were meticulous. My husband went diving four times and spoke very highly of the SCUBA team's organization, and the watersports crew was great when we went snorkeling and took one of the included sunset catamaran cruises the resort offers.
Our room was great. We usually choose a suite, but they were booked by the time we were able to confirm our dates this time, so we were a little apprehensive - but there was no need. The deluxe beachfront was comfortable, roomy and perfectly fine for our needs. If you want luxury dripping from every feature, you'll be underwhelmed, but if you want a good, clean place to cool off, shower and sleep you'll do just fine.
We'll absolutely be returning to Couples Negril in the future - preferably as soon as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Couples Negril. A brilliant balance of elegant and eclectic. At Couples Negril, style surrounds and infuses everything in sight. From the laid-back charm of the swim-up bar to the intoxicating allure on an in-suite Jacuzzi, there’s just something about Couples Negril that says chic. Defined by imaginative, artistic features and possessing a beautiful balance of elegant and eclectic, Couples Negril is 18 acres of all-inclusive luxury, personality and pleasure. All expertly carved into the captivating landscape of Negril, Jamaica. And while our unique appointments set us apart from any other resort, our unwavering attention to your every desire has earned us recognition as the premier all-inclusive resort not only in Jamaica, but the entire Caribbean ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Couples Negril Hotel Negril
- Couples Hotel Negril
- Negril Couples Hotel
- Couples Negril Jamaica