Yes, we found "Paradise" again (my 4th time). I am not going to say it is easy getting to Couples Sans Souci, but once you are there- well- truly there are "no worries." The tough part was getting there: 1. At Logan Airport, due to inclement weather in Philly, we were rerouted to Charlotte. The US Airways attendant was patient and I believe made the right decision in deciding to send us to Charlotte. First class seating helped matters.
Eventually, we arrived at the Montego Bay airport -jumped into one of two slow lines- and in about an hour we were at the Couples Lounge waiting for a van ride to our destination. We elected to have a lounge staff member take out our bags and after tipping- we were off and running to Ocho Rios. Truthfully, our driver was not in a talking mood and the van seemed to follow the "lead" as it puttered along.
After about two hours we arrived at our destination and we entered a whole new world. We were offered champagne and a wet towel and sweet Renna registered two tired guests
Some how we were rejuvenated as we entered our clean room on Bock C. Through, the foliage, we could look down and see parts of the beach. We took a slow walk around the expansive grounds-making a pit stop at the lively Beach Bar for a few Red Stripes.
Full disclosure- I have been there 4 times so that will tell you that this review is tainted with bias.
In a nutshell: This resort seems to be a magnet for nice friendly guests. Don't ask me why- maybe, the Couples Theme.,2. The two five star restaurants are out standing, The multitude of choices at breakfast and at lunch every morning is truly amazing. Yes, will include pictures of food., 3. The staff is extremely personable and able and to meet your every wish. Kudos to Maureen. 4. Water sports and tennis: Richard & staff will set you up for any water sport activities and easy going "Ya mon" Radcliffe Watkis residing at the two new tennis courts will hook you up with a lesson or match.
Lots of the residents enjoy the Au Natural beach--yours truly and wife ventured over there when the sun went down and when the clothes went on. Bring your camera- in the evening.
Now the entertainment is fit for a King, Queen or Hollywood Star. The food once again is amazing, but the entertainment is top shelf. A.J. Brown at the Gala will treat you to Bob Marley songs,etc. Up at the Balloon Bar there is a "Rock and Roll Oldies" gent who is a real crowd pleaser, and lets not forget, Trevor at the Piano, who will engage the hanger-ons - starting at 11PM.
Yes, indeed- as soon as you get off the van-observe those colorful flowers and walk through the gateway- you have arrived----Paradise.
- 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