Couples Sans Souci
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- All Inclusive Features
I read nearly every single review (including the complaints) and so I figured I knew what to expect and prepare for. What I wasn't prepared for was the absolute sheer beauty of of the cliffs, the beach, and the view!The people were amazing (thank Gabbie, Lady A, and CoCo, and the turtle man!) and we didn't want for anything while there.My husband and I stayed on the main beach because we found the SSB to be a bit rocky and not as secluded. We LOVED snorkeling off of Charlie's Grotto and spent our days laying near the mineral pool. There is no bar, but our mini fridge was always well stocked and cold so we could bring out our own drinks. We also loved the smoothie bar!The only (minor) complaint would be that the Bella Vista Grill had exceptionally slow service. So much so that on our last day, we left and ordered room service instead. The food at the beach grill, Cassanova, and the buffet was AMAZING. The drinks were strong, the water lovely, and the rooms were amazingly clean. We will be back San Souci!
This was our third trip to Couples San Souci. Our room request at check-in was granted. We wanted the room we had our first year E5. We liked the large balcony and could lay on the bed and see the view.The staff at the resort is the best. If you want the best vacation in paradise, book a vacation at one of the Couples Resort in Jamaica. You will not be disappointed.
Another fantastic holiday at Sans Souci. The resort itself is beautiful, the staff are so friendly, the food is superb - top quality restaurant standard. The room was very comfortable ad the mini bar full stocked every day!I want to go back....... No problem!!
Read just about every review going back 2 years prior to our trip so we could be informed guests and have the right expectations. I'm not going to elaborate on the friendly service, dining, drinks, dated G-block rooms vs updated beachfront rooms, etc. because those have been covered in depth by other reviewers. What I will address are some of the questions we still had prior to arrival, surprises, or tips.Property: words you will read over and over are beautiful, lush, tropical etc. All true, but I would also add the word "mature". Not only the vegetation (be sure to check out the cotton tree) but the facilities - this is not a "shiny brand new" resort, but clean and very well maintained for sure. It's also large and quite a production considering there are only 150 or so rooms - we often got that "where is everybody?" feeling (which is a good thing). Staying in G-block, and reading often about the stairs, we expected to be a sweaty exhausted mess climbing them to our room from the beach or after dinner - we found this not to be the case. If you are in moderate physical shape it should be a non-issue. Beaches: we knew going in not to expect the "white sugary sand with crystal blue water" that we've experienced at other Caribbean destinations or the panhandle of Florida. While true, we found that 1) both beaches we would still consider "pretty", 2) with water shoes, it's not uncommon to see people floating in the ocean off either beach (lounges have a cushion that doubles as a beach/pool float), and 3) at SSB, while floating or swimming, the adjacent White River creates pockets of cold water that can be a) refreshing or b) spleen tingling depending on one's perspective.SSB: While far from C/O beach newbies (Caribbean, Florida etc.), this was our first experience in a more "social setting". We were just a tad apprehensive (the thought of going through the buffet line sans clothing just seemed a bit odd) but like thousands of people before us it became very "normal" after about 10 minutes. Couples can be as social (or not) as they like -"no pressure, no problem" rings true. The restrooms at SSB could use updating but we heard this is on the horizon. And while your mileage may vary, we had no problem finding shade - there was a bit of "chair saving" with the prime spots but still several palapas or trees to lounge under on the beach. Explore the Resort: we met several repeat guests that had never even been to Charlie's grotto. Visit Crackers. Ride a bike around the lake. See the Cotton Tree. Get a drink at Balloon bar and hop into the lobby pool. Try a tamarind martini at the martini bar (our favorite place to hang). We had (at least) one drink in all 7 bars in one day. It can be done. And don't forget to hydrate (we brought Tervis mugs for water) and lather liberally and re-apply sunscreen often.Finally - although covered in almost every review, I do have to emphasize how universally friendly the staff is - food servers, bartenders, groundskeepers, housekeeping - the role did not appear to matter. Be sure to tip the "red caps" at the airport and your shuttle driver as they are not a part of the package. We will almost certainly be back (someone indicated about 1/2 of the guests while we were there were repeaters - that speaks far louder than any one TA review).-
This trip was awesome... the resort is built into the beauty of the land. There are so many Lil spots u can get away and explore. Our view was amazing and the whole experience was wonderful. If u r looking to escape, chill, and come home refreshed this is the spot for u. The employees were very welcoming. Room service and food was delicious. It was clean. Tropical, magical, and refreshing.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- All beverages (domestic and premium brand liquor, house wine by the glass, beer, soft drinks and bottle water)
- In-suite dining (6am-11pm)
- 2 beaches with one clothing optional
- Hobie cat sailing
- Water skiing
- Aqua cycles
- Glass bottom boat rides
- Scuba diving with resort course
- Nightly entertainment
- Golf at Upton Golf Club's 18 hole course, green fees & transfers (cart and caddy not included)
- Free admission to Island Village, home of Jimmy Buffets' Margaritaville
- Shopping tour to Ocho Rios
- Dunns River Falls Tour
- 150 rooms
- Buffet and a la carte restaurants (Italian, French, Jamaican)
- 6 bars, including: Beach bar, Swim-up bar
- 4 pools, 3 freshwater and 1 natural mineral pool
- Fitness Centre
- 2 lit tennis courts
- Beauty salon
- Games room
- Scuba diving centre
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Water sports centre
- Medical services on site
- Complimentary internet access
Verandah Suites include:
- One room suites with 2 twins or 1 king bed
- Satellite TV
- iPod docking stereo
- Coffee maker & kettle
- In-rooms safe
- Spacious marble tiled bathroom
- Spacious verandahs
- Max occ. 2
Ocean Balcony Suite, Ocean Jacuzzi Suite, Beachfront Jacuzzi Suite, Penthouse Ocean Suites also available.
Honeymoon Bonus - To be eligible for the honeymoon bonus, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.
Free Wedding - Wedding packages available. Please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Couples Sans SouciOcho Rios,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Route A3, St-Mary PO Box 103, Ocho Rios Jamaica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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