We spent 2 weeks from 18th February at Couples Negril. This was our 4th stay at Couples Negril & we have also stayed at the other 3 Couples Resorts on Jamaica.
We flew economy with BA from Gatwick (the 1st time with BA we usually travel with Virgin) & we found travelling from Gatwick North terminal much better that the South, it’s a smaller terminal & feel far less stressful. The flight was on time, the aircraft clean & the staff attentive. Unfortunately on arrival at Montego Bay we found long lines to the immigration hall – we landed at 4.15pm but didn’t reach the Couples Lounge until 6.50pm! This is the worst we have ever encountered; usually it takes on average an hour! Luckily Couples were ready with our transport, we had chance for a quick trip to the toilet, grabbed a red stripe then we were off on our way arriving at the hotel at approx 8pm.
Upon arrival in the lobby it felt oh so friendly & familiar; all guests are greeted with ‘welcome home’, a cold towel & a glass of champers. A few minutes to fill in the registration card & off we went to our room to begin our 2 weeks in paradise.
Our days were spent at the beach & some afternoons at the pool bar. The presence of the friendly security guards make guests feel secure & even the smallest incidents find the security rushing to intervene. The vendors are ‘no problem’ we lay at the very front of the beach every day & never once did any of them pester us.
We had breakfast at Cassava, mid munchies of gorgeous pattys & nachos from the beach grill & then ate where ever we fancied on the day for lunch – either the grill or buffet at the Cassava.
We ate at all the restaurants in the evening, our favourites being the Otaheite & Heliconia & again they were delicious. Lobster night is on Friday, the 1st Friday we ate ate the Heliconia & the 2nd we ate at the Otaheite. We ate early at the Otaheite & my husband had plans to eat again later so he could have lobster twice – but his eyes were bigger than his belly LOL! The good thing about Couples is that if you want more you only need to ask & of course there’s nothing stopping you eating until you burst, ha!
The staff goes out of their way to make sure that guests are satisfied, during our entire stay we never once encountered a grumpy employee & let’s face it we all have ‘off’ days!
So much has been written about Couples Negril, that I would merely repeat all the reviews. My advice – go try for yourself. When ever I’ve returned to a hotel for a 2nd time it’s never been as good as the 1st, but Couples Negril? 4th time & we’re planning a 5th. This place ticks all our boxes & we certainly know what we’re getting for our money.
Couples have a loyalty programme for repeat guests, which includes a free massage, credit for the resort (shops, photographer, upgrades) a repeat guest dinner (in fact some weeks they have had over 100 guests in attendance – speaks volumes eh???) & a trading places stay at one of their other resorts.
We left the resort & took the short 12 minute flight from Negril Airstrip (just across the road from the hotel) to Montego Bay, what a great way to view Jamaica. It made leaving the hotel at little less painful.
Our 1st stay was in 2005 & many of the staff still remain, each year we return it feels more & more like home.
We had the most marvellous time with friends old & new & were treated like superstars by the staff – YEAH MON !!!
- 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