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At Couples Negril, style surrounds and infuses everything in sight. From the laid-back charm of the swim-up bar to the intoxicating allure of 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 encompasses 18 acres of luxury, personality and pleasure. 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 in the entire Caribbean.
Location: On the beach, 15 minutes from Negril, 60 minutes from the airport.
Short trip to Couples Negril for our 20th anniversary. The resort is perfectly situated in the middle of Bloody Bay. The water was beautiful, clear, blue, and calm. I saw a couple of Stingrays at sunrise but other then that, tiny fish, starfish, and birds diving in for a snack. The area available to play in the water was significantly bigger than our last trip to Jamaica at a competitor’s resort. There is also a swim lane boueyed off from one end of the bay to the other for everyone wanting get a big swim in. The property has the best beach in the bay, soft sand, trees growing very close to the water giving you a choice of shady or sunny spots to choose your paired up lounge chairs that all have floating cushions, we took them out in the water often. The pools and jacuzzis were clean and at the right temperature, they did close the jacuzzis early but that wasn’t a big deal. Housekeeping did a great job, our room wasn’t clean to begin with but they new we didn’t want to wait and would rather have been let in our room, it was already about a half hour after check in before they got us in. After that it was perfect. I do agree with Queen of Hartz previous review, they should upgrade the bath products, we also brought our own so it worked out. I also didn’t realize some of the slatted windows were glass less and the farthest thing from sound proof until hours after we got there, but we didn’t mind, we just turned up our music when necessary. The room was great, bed was excellent, it was a beachfront, with a great porch, and couples hammock. The breakfast to the room was a nice touch, we used it every day as a way to get going and then I would hit the breakfast buffet. As far as meals, Otaheite was our favorite for quality of food. Overall, considering it is an all inclusive resort I give the food 4 out of 5. Service slightly higher. Beverages were very good, fresh juices, smoothies, coffee and adult bev. If we did it again we would get the exact same room in building 5, stay at least a week and probably spring for the private airplane flight from Montego Bay to Negril.
Our last stay in Jamaica was at Couples Tower Isle(CTI). Nov 2014, we never planned on returning to Jamaica after that trip.Well we decided to give Couples another try and Booked at Couples Negril (CN).This was our second stay there and overall our 4th trip to Couples Resorts.Here is our review of our last stay.Checkin, Great!!Room Wonderful, it was updated since our last stay there, we had a garden view room and really loved it!!Food and Drink, both very good, although is seamed that the drinks were made stronger at night than during the day, not a big deal but we noticed. The restaurants were good although the Asian seamed to be a little less to our liking than our last visit !!Pools and Beach, The best of both worlds, we loved both the pool and the beach, The Royalton next door is not attractive to the human eye, but we did not let that bother us!!Entertainment ;It appeared that most of the guest were up early and did not partake in the offerings for the entertainment, including ourselves , although we did go to the piano bar one evening and it was not what we expected They wanted to play guitar and did not want to take requests from the guests, so we left!!What is not to be missed it the Sunset Catamaran Cruise, it is really great, the crew was wonderful!!Staff, all the encounters we had with the staff was wonderful, they all work very hard, kudos to all of them!!In closing we plan to return to this wonderful resort!!Thank You Couples for a Wonderful Vacation!!
We stayed here for our wedding with a group of 34 people and everything was great! My husband and I have stayed at Couples Swept Away and loved it, but wanted the smaller setting for a group our size so we could have people spread out doing what they enjoy while still passing and catching up with others in the group. This setting was great for that.Check-In was quick and easy, we are Romance Rewards members so we got to request a building and have our mini bar stocked upon arrival. Everything was ready for us. While an upgrade is not expected, we were surprised to learn we were the only wedding that week and there was no upgrade given. Aside from that, we spend very little time in the room, so a smaller room is not an issue for us, we had all the essentials.We took advantage of as many of the daily and nightly activities as we were able to, and most were enjoyable. I am not the type of person who needs to participate, but I do like to watch, and I appreciate that there are people to help get the crowd involved, but you do not feel forced to join in. A big plus for me.Our group went on the catamaran cruise and loved it, it was very similar to our experience at Swept Away. We also booked a bus to Rick's Cafe as many of our group were eager to see what all they hype was about. The driver was great and we're happy we booked it over going through the resort.Wedding day had rain in the forecast (which what day doesn't in the tropics?!) The wedding staff was amazing with accommodating our request to get the ceremony in on the beach prior to the downpour that was that day's rainstorm. The reception ended up being indoors rather than in the garden and was still a blast. Looking back, it was nice that the one day it poured, our whole group had plans all day, so we weren't left with a day to find something to do while it rains. It was perfect!The biggest differences I noticed between Swept Away and Negril were few. There were many more vendors on the beach at Swept Away, we liked having the opportunity to buy from them in Negril, but having a lot less of them was great! Also, with fewer, they remember you and it's nice to say hello to someone on the beach even if you aren't buying something. The beaches are very similar in my opinion. You can swim out to the ropes at both, float and enjoy a walk on the beach, I loved it. The flag system seemed to work a lot better at Negril vs Swept Away which was neat because of our large group, someone always ordered something. The size of the resort is perfect, a bit smaller and very comfortable, never felt crowded or needed to fight for a chair. The pools were the biggest difference for us. We much preferred the pool at Negril. It was bigger, warmer and just in a better overall location. We used the pool maybe twice while at Swept Away and spent most of our time at the beach. At Negril we spent our mornings at the beach and then headed to the pool for the afternoons, it was clean and also never crowded.The staff at Negril was not as friendly as Swept Away. The wedding coordinators were beyond fantastic! The girls who cleaned our room were very friendly and always waved hello or good morning when we saw them. The bartenders overall were good. There is one who was normally at the pool bar, he would usually deliver our drinks during volleyball games and he was great too, quick but always had a minute to joke and smile with us. The female staff seemed to be more uptight, not sure that's even the right word, they were just less social and more just doing their job, not there to converse or have fun. The entertainment guy (I'm so mad his name escapes me) was fantastic. He had nicknames for people in our group, always stopped to say hello, was great with remembering names, and just really friendly. Every time we passed him he seemed to be singing and always waved hello and smiled, we truly looked forward to seeing him everyday!This was a great trip and we will be back, we love Jamaica and especially Couples. Our 34 friends now have a new vacation spot to call home also.
Stayed at Couples Negril for 9 days in early November. Overall it was a nice stay but not quite up to par with what we were expecting.Hotel: The grounds and hotel were very nice. It is more of a rustic tropical feel and it was quite nice. We loved the swings in the lobby and the small size of the resort was quite manageable. Rooms: Clean and well kept. We had an "Ocean Deluxe" room and would not pay the upgrade again as we felt all the rooms were about the same except for the suites. We did dislike the bathroom, the shower does allow water to soak the floor, there is no exhaust fan, the slatted windows and doors provides zero privacy and the lighting leaves something to be desired. The water pressure and temp was all over the place and the bath products were terrible. We brought our own and so glad we did not forget anything. Beach: Lovely beach, one of the best I have been on. Vendors came by but as people have said, a polite "no thanks" and they move on. The water was warm and clear most days and we spent most mornings here. Couples definitely could have used a few more chairs as several people in the afternoon could not find seating and there was plenty of open area but no loungers. Pool: Fairly clean, great water temp and a good time. Food: Ranged from fair to great. We had trouble getting what we actually ordered but other than that it was decent all around. If you can just go with the flow and are not very picky you should be able to find something you like. Buffet and beach grill need to be improved a bit, the food selection at the buffet was good however if you were not there early, things were not replenished often. The beach grill left something to be desired, most greens were warm and wilted. Service: Here is where we struggled a bit. As others have mentioned service waxed and waned. It was very hit or miss both in quality and in friendliness. Our room was cleaned once a day between 12 and 5pm which we would have preferred earlier so we could have come back to the room and napped or showered early for dinner. We did ask about the towel art as we didn't get any, once we asked they started doing it. Obviously not a big deal but we were confused that some people were getting it and not others. Nightly turn down service, well, we had it 2 nights out of our stay and only because we asked both nights as we needed towels. Our final night no one came, after 2 phone calls and 90 minutes later we gave up. We went to the beach in the morning to grab towels for our shower so we could check out. Oddly enough we had people staying on the other side say they had housekeeping stop by 2-3 times a day. We did have great service from Oswald and Vinessa from dining and there was a lovely young man at the front desk/guest relations but I did not catch his name. Ivelyn and Charles were fantastic bartenders and Shakur and O'brian (?) were a lot of fun.Entertainment: As others have mentioned, this place is pretty quiet at night. By 10pm most people have turned in. Although we loved Donovan in the piano bar he sang the same songs night after night. I think that the resort needs to change up their nightly entertainment a bit. We agreed with the comment that there should be more "Island Music" as it really was just a ton of American Music most of the time. The lobby band was great and we wish that we could have heard more of them or music like that. I don't think anyone heads to Jamaica hoping to hear a ton of American country or classic rock. Overall we had a nice stay and had no major complaints just minor annoyances. We met some great people who we may return with next year but that would probably be the only reason we are not exploring other options. I think with some fine tuning it could be an excellent experience. We will probably go back but I hope that the next time around is a step up.
So this is a late review but we are finally settling in to the normal life and I had some times on my hands. We have ben to couples many many years. We already know what to expect. There was a lots of new staff and we feel this may have been because of the opening of the new hotels. That being said, there were A LOT OF new faces and we return not so much because of the physical property but the staff. Couples has been a little inconsistent with service over the numbers of years. Some staff will give you A1 service while some it was almost a bother. At times my husband and I even felt like we did not want to ask for anything but just get it ourselves. Food is always so good here!!! The beach for the most part is green but some serious work need to put in to the lounge chairs and floats. Room was great - we were on block 6. Quiet for the most part besides some rowdy guests below us. Our a/c didnt work for 2 days but we made no complaint as it wasnt a great deal to us.Activities were more or less the same but the staff!????? Music still at a minimal - even two years later.SO MANY NEW FACES SO MANY DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES. WHAT HAPPENED.??We saw our girl Sanya and our man Okeno but Sanya you have fallen veryyyy short. You were so much more fun 2 years ago when we visited? What happened? We met "Tupac" Shakur. Great guy, fun person but I don't know something just does not connect.He can come across a bit stern and aggresive and jokes fall flat.Orece was a laid back characrter not a bad thing but definitely needs to be seen more. We may have seen him 2 times and he never once remembered our names. The newest female Lauretta was a BLAST. When i tell you A1 communication skills, A+ in remembering names, GREAT execution of activities, GREAT CONVERSATIONS and totally a bunch of laughs. this is a great addition to the team. She has surpassed other female coordinators we have met in past. This chica certainly needs to be recognized. After activities guests still speak about her, we see the interpersonal relationship between guests and staff from this young lady. EVERYONE HAS MET HER that we spoke to and that says a lot. Beautiful girl, amazing personality. Well done!The one thing negative however is that the team doesn't seem to have much chemistry. Some of the co-workers reactions and responses to each other weren't very pleasing to see. More personalities like this are needed as when guests meet her first and then meet the rest of the entertainment team it is disappointing when it is not consistent. Besides that everything was either the same as before or fell short. Couples needs to check into this as you could lose your repeat guests if you have major inconsistencies like these
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- 24 hr food service
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Premium brand drinks
- Sunfish sailing
- Hobie cats
- Fitness centre
- Shopping trip to Negril
- Trip to Pirates Cave
- Transfer & entrance to the Jungle Night Club
- Glass bottom boat reef trip
- Sunset catamaran cruise
- Golf including transfers & fees at Negril Hills
- Nightly entertainment
- 234 exquisitely appointed rooms in nine 3-storey buildings
- 3 a la carte restaurants: Grill/BBQ, Caribbean, and International (dress code & reservations required)
- Bars including Piano bar
- Clothing optional beach
- 2 pools
- Tennis courts
- Air-conditioned squash courts
- Fitness center
- Games room
- Beauty salon
- Water sports center
Deluxe Garden Rooms include:
- 1 king bed
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- CD player
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Nightly turn down service
- Balcony or patio w/garden view
- Max occupancy 2 persons
Deluxe Ocean Rooms include:
- Same as above, lower floor, close to ocean, some w/partial ocean view.
Garden Suites include:
- 1 king bed
- Ceiling fan
- Seperate sitting area
- Satellite TV
- CD player
- Refrigerator stocked w/beer, wine, soda & champagne (replenished daily)
- Fully stocked wet bar
- In-room safe
- Oversized bathroom w/jacuzzi tub & sepearte shower
- Double vanity
- Hammock on balcony or patio
- Hors d'oeuvres each evening
Beachfront Suites include:
- Same as above, located beachfront
Free Weddings - Available, please inquire for further details.
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Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica
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