Couples Resorts Water Sports

“Everything is included”, but what does that mean for water sports? At all Couples Resorts all of your activities are included in the price of your stay – even use of all of the water sports equipment, snorkeling and diving trips and use of Hobie Cat sailboats. Scuba Diving Couples Resorts offers a very extensive…

Will you go Au Naturale?

A Guide to Nude Beaches and Nudism with Tips and information for First Timers. Couples Negril, Sans Souci, and Tower Island all have “Au Naturale” – or – Nude beaches and facilities. These Au Naturale beaches are considered some of the top in Jamaica and people travel from all over the world specifically to spend…

Walkabout Orientation Tour

If you are new to Couples Resorts, and especially if you are staying in Couples Sans Souci or Swept Away, then going on the orientation tour is a good idea so you can get to know the resort. There are usually two tours a day and they typically leave the lobby areas around 8:00am and…

Special Dining Nights at Sans Souci

At Couples Sans Souci, they have two special nights – “Jamaica Night” on Tuesdays and “Starlight Gala Cabaret” on Friday nights. On each of these nights, Couples sets up an elaborate and elegant buffet dinner on the lawn complete with entertainment from various live bands and entertainment. These nights can be a lot of fun…

Couples Sans Souci Dining

At CSS, there are 4 restaurants – Palazzina, Beach Grill/Bella Vista and Casanova – 5 if you count room service. The Beach Grill turns into Bella Vista at night to create a wonderful water front experience. There are 2 gala nights that include a buffet dinner and private dinners are available at an extra cost….

Couples Negril Dining

Couples Negril features 5 restaurants – The Cassava Terrace, Beach Grill/Heliconia, Lychee, and Otaheite. The Beach Grill turns into Heliconia at night to create a wonderful experience with a view of the water and beach. Private dinners are available at an extra cost. The Cassava Terrace This is where you will eat most of your…

Choosing A Room Type

Figuring out what room to choose (and pay for!) can be a challenge when planning a vacation – especially at an all inclusive resort. At an all inclusive beach vacation you have to decide on budget, ocean view (partial or obstructed), proximity to activities and restaurants and noise factors. Fortunately – when planning a vacation…

The Bus Ride to Ocho Rios or Negril

No matter which Couples resort you are staying at – or any resort in Jamaica – you will need a bus or private taxi get to your final destination. Couples provides this transportation for free from Montego Bay and uses private contractors driving small buses that hold about 12 people. Normally the bus is not…

Romance Rewards, Pre-Checkin, and Trading Places

Couples offers a reward program called “Romance Rewards.” This program offers free benefits for signing up including Pre-Checkin, resort credit and “Trading Places” which let’s you spend time at the other Couple’s resort in the same city. You should sign up for Romance Rewards before your trip – even if it is your first time…

Which Resort?

Having trouble deciding which Couples resort is right for you? If you don’t have anything specific in mind for your vacation, then you could just flip a coin and land on any resort and your vacation will be amazing and one of a kind. All Couples resorts feature many of the same amenities, and all…

CSS Room Types

If you have tried to book a room at CSS, you have probably seen that there are 7 different room types – each with it’s own pros and cons. To add to the confusion there are 7 different room blocks and each room type is scattered among the blocks. If you are having trouble deciding…

Keith’s Bamboo Crew!

If you are staying at Couple’s Sans Souci, there is a very special excursion you can take with Keith’s Bamboo Crew. “Spend a relaxing day floating on a bamboo raft and drinking Red Stripe while we prepare a feast of Lobster (Season permitting), fish, jerk chicken and local vegetables for your pleasure (Vegetarian option available).”…

The Mineral Pool and Grotto at CSS

Mineral Pool The mineral pool is one of our favorite places at Couples Sans Souci. It is located near Charlie’s Spa and the fitness center. This area is especially beautiful in the early mornings, evenings and late at night. During the middle of the day the concrete tends to get pretty hot but the coldness…

CSS Beaches

The beaches at CSS are unique in many ways. They are not like the wide open beaches that you have at Couples Negril and Swept Away. However, they are private, kept very clean, and are close enough to the bars that they have beach service for drinks. Set in a small cove, CSS has a…

The CSS Pond

CSS has a pond in the middle of the resort where a lot of wildlife and amazing plants are found. There is a jogging and biking trail that has a mostly pebble surface and goes around the pond, past the SSB gate and over to the tennis courts and bike rack where they have bikes…

A Block, G Block? Which one is Best?

Trying to decide where you would like to stay at Couples Sans Souci can be quite the challenge. The resort is built into the cliffs and each room “Block” has advantages and disadvantages. To add to the confusion, There are 7 different room types to choose from – and each type is spread around in…

Scotchies Jerk Center

If you are looking to try some authentic Jamaican food off resort – look no further than Schotchies Jerk Center in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Kingston. Featured on numerous food shows – this place has some of the best jerk chicken, pork and more. (Trip Adviser reviews) Have a comment about this post? Have…

The Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is one of Ocho Rios’s best off site attractions. This excursion is not included in the price of your stay but is well worth the ~$60pp price to drive up to the blue hole and about $30 to tip your tour guide. Hiring a private taxi/driver is the best way to experience…

Sunset Beach @ Couples Sans Souci Resort

Sunset Beach (SSB) is Couples Sans Souci’s Au Naturele facilities. If you are not familiar with Au Naturale Beaches, read our blog post for tips on your first Au Naturale experience. Similar to Tower Island, sunset beach includes a pool with swim up bar, hot tub, grill, palapas and a very large beach area. The…

The Many Stairs at Sans Souci

There are a lot of stairs at Sans Souci. The resort was built into the surrounding cliffs and landscape instead of clear cutting a large area. The difference in height from the beach level to the top rooms is about 9-10 stories. However, this creates fantastic long distance, ocean views for the guests staying in…

Couples Sans Souci

Couples Sans Souci is in Ocho Rios – just a 5 minute bus ride from Tower Island. This means you can “Trade Places” for the day and explore Sans Souci. It takes one and half hours to travel from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios. The bus ride is pleasant as the highway between the two…