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4.7 out of 5
"Couples Negril is a great place for couples of all ages. The beach, the staff are terrific. Can't say enough about Travis from the staff. Would like to go back next year." – Larry
137 out of 143 (96%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Nightly sunets Lychee New Years Eve The main bar Sunset catamaran cruise Sunset cruise pool Beautiful sand and sea Negril Sunset Be sure to sail on the cat. hammock calling our names beautiful beach right outside your room! My wife and I enjoying the clear blue waters! Jamaica Starfish
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August 11, 2010
We had a Great Time at Couples Negril Jun 1-5 2010

This was our first time to an all‑inclusive resort. During our visit we found that Couples Negril is a great place to relax and completely unwind for a few days. My wife and I were there from the afternoon of May 31 thru mid‑day June 5th. The facilities are great, always plenty of beach lounge chairs to choose from at the pool as well as on the beach. As we spent most of our time on the beach and in the waters, the only shortage of chairs, if you can even call it a shortage, were for spots in the shade under a tree to escape the burning mid‑day sun. The concept of the lounger's cushions doubling as a float is a great idea. Not only is it super convenient for being both in and out of the water, but it also leaves your chair cushion‑less and unlikely to be commandeered by someone else while you are in the water. We also loved the red flag drinks service. Put one up by your chair, staff comes by to take your orders. Average response and delivery time, less than 10 minutes. The food was good. Mondays is Beach Buffet and Thursdays is Jamaican night. Al the jerk chicken and red stripe beer you'll ever want. The portions at Lychee's are huge. One dish of Pad Thai would serve 2 back home. We gained 3 lbs in 5 nights. The trick is to diet it off when you get home inside of a week to avoid a "permanent" gain. The beach and the waters were fantastic, gently sloping clean sand, the swimming area is cordoned off by plastic twine rope and floats to keep the jet‑skiers and other watercraft out. The max depth is 5 1/2 feet which is reassuring to some of the novice swimmers who are afraid of accidentally getting into deep waters. One just needs to be aware that the jet‑skis do generate 6‑8 inch wakes and if you are half‑on, half‑off the floats, you could get tipped over. We enjoyed the included watercraft activities; paddleboats, kayaks, Hobie‑cats. For good swimmers and experienced snorkelers, GO on the Night Snorkeling excursion. For just $35, you are taken 1/2 mile offshore around the point at 7 mile beach to a set of reefs and jump into the waters at night with nothing but a high intensity underwater light and a inflatable life‑vest. Far more fish come out at night, they didn't seem to be bothered by our lights. Our guides did a really unique thing at the end before we got out of the water. All lights out and we saw schools of photo‑luminescent fish faintly glowing all around us in the pitch dark ! For those interested, I also highly recommend the included PADI "Intro to SCUBA" session that runs from 8:30a to about noon. I often free dive to 20‑25 ft when snorkeling and always wanted to try SCUBA where I could "fly" around under the sea for a long time. "Fly" I did, it was like flying the blimp that flies over sports stadiums; inhale to rise and exhale to sink. The fins enabled me to go pretty fast too. Be sure to wear a T‑shirt for SCUBA, the tank and air bladder straps will chafe your shoulders and back, the tank is quite heavy when you are out of the water. The instructor (Sugar) is excellent. He was very thorough in the instruction session both in the practice pool as well as at sea where we dived to 30 feet. On my next visit, I'm looking to get fully certified ! We felt safe at the resort at all times. There were guards either stationed individually at the 3 security huts or constantly roving the beach. At night, we saw at least one guard constantly making the rounds to all 9 buildings and pathways so we felt quite safe walking around, even late at night. The 4‑5 vendors that pass by the resort are all very nice and non‑aggressive, staying by the water's edge while hawking their goods or trips (paaaarrra-sailing, jet‑skiing, water‑skiing, cigarettes and ceee-gars (Cubans too), etc.). We were there just 2 weeks after the civil unrest resulting from the Jamaican authorities chasing down a drug kingpin. Never once did we feel any kind of threat to our safety while in Jamaica; airport, shuttle buses and in the resort. As it's a couples only resort, there were no loud or wild partiers in the crowd. Most were in their 20's and 30's with quite a number of 40 and 50 somethings and even a few 60's. The place went quiet after the entertainment ended at near 10 pm. Tree frogs (dozens of them) were all that we heard until the next day. I recommend building 8 or 9 (we were in 8) to be away from the restaurant and entertainment noise at night. Perhaps buildings 1 and 2 were quiet too as they are far from the noise too. Buildings 5 and 6 are too close to the restaurants, etc and can get a lot of the noise. We also visited the nude sunbathing section a few times during our stay. It's next to the border with the Breezes resort next door and is separated from the rest of the resort grounds by tall bushes and fencing on 3 sides and open to the bay. In that section, no clothing is allowed, leave your cameras and video in your room, they are a Definite No‑No. There's a guard right at the beachside entrance to enforce the rules. We enjoyed it along with the 3‑4 other couples who were there). Better than the NYC area nude beaches we go to in the summer (no long hikes to get there, no biting bugs, gawkers, heavy surf and rip‑currents, colder waters, etc). The place has it's own attended bar and jacuzzi and plenty of lounge chairs under the shade at mid‑day. On a couple of the days, the guard was cool about it and let us nudists run naked onto the beach and into the waters to skinny‑dip and float around. Ya Mon, No Problem !! All in all, I highly recommend Couples Negril. As a frequent and experienced cruiseship passenger (14 cruises); for a totally relaxing time, I'd opt for a resort like this as you can always do things when YOU want to and on YOUR schedule. Not so on the ships, too structured, even with anytime dining which has horrific waits. And the ships are only there 7am ‑ 6pm, at best. Too rushed. The all‑inclusive nature of these resorts is another plus, no nickle and dime‑ing of people on drinks, extras, overpriced shore excursions, etc. Last but not least, I recommend American Airlines as the air carrier. I am happy that cheapcaribbean.com uses first rate airlines and doesn't force one to take the discount carriers (especially ones that go on strike). I have read all the complaints about how the resorts oust everyone off to the airport 6 hours before flight time but in our case, this time, being at the airport over 4 hours in advance was a godsend as our 3x a week flight to NYC‑JFK had been canceled ( our Verizon and Sprint cell phones did not work in Jamaica so we never received the phone alert ) and American's check‑in staff were able to quickly re‑book us on a flight to Chicago leaving in just 35 minutes. There was also an option to fly on a codeshare emergency accommodation with Air Jamaica later that night ( nice to know that American will do that ) but with the recent news reports, we wanted a guarantee of being back on US soil ASAP. With all of the confusion, flight changes, rushing thru security and to the gate, I have to hand it to American Airlines that both of us as well as our checked luggage made all the flights back to NYC that evening.


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From: NYC
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 12, 2013
A MUST experience

Right at the airport the fun begins. Couples has a lounge after baggage claim for you to enjoy a cold Red Stripe or two before the ride to Negril. This is complimentary, of course. Upon arrival, you are met with huge smiles and a crew of employees who are there to make your stay the best ever. The rooms can use an upgrade but we have been in worse rooms at more expensive resorts in the Caribbean so do't sweat it. It's all good, Mon! The beach is one of the nicest in the Caribbean and the drinks keep coming. They have cocktail servers who will bring you a drink if you don't feel like getting out of the sun! All of the bartenders are great. The pool is nice and clean and is connected to the swim-up bar. How nice.....:) If you are a beef eater I suggest you get your fill before you come to the Caribbean. The meat is kind of tough but the chicken and seafood are to die for. Don't forget to try something different like the curry goat or the other Jamaican dishes offered. You will not be disappointed. We also strongly recommend the catamaran booze cruise offered a few days a week. This is also included and a total blast! They take you for a sunset cruise and you get to swim in the Caribbean and see some cool caves. There are some little Jamaican boys who are at the caves looking for some money from tourists. We gave them a dollar each ($4) and they seemed genuinely thankful. Also check out Tyme Square shopping- they take you there free, too! Visit shop #14- it is the only shop owned by Jamaicans. All others are Indian owned. So, visit Couples Negril, eat, drink and be Irie Mon!


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From: Shavertown, PA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 25, 2013
Couples Negril

This was my 6th all inclusive resort experience, and the best. Food was good, clean resort, clean rooms, beach was excellent. Staff was good, except it seemed you had a really friendly staff member, or very subdued. During breakfast, I was getting up to get yogurt, and took my husband’s coffee cup to fill, the manager was near the coffee and asked me why I was getting his coffee, was the server unavailable...I told no, the servers were great, I was getting up anyway...he said "that tells me my servers aren't doing their jobs" I assured him that was not the case, and he was kind of angry unnecessarily.. he calls over all the servers and yells at them...I felt awful and it was completely uncalled for...this same manager spoke to some people at the outdoor bar who ordered shots, and he told him he can shut them off if they got out of hand...we were looking at him like he was crazy, because it had just started to downpour and we all had just gotten to the bar..that was strange... All the water sports were great...definitely do the catamaran cruise, it down poured on us, but cleared when we got to the caves, and it was alot of fun...make sure you sit in the net! The drink service at the beach was great...plenty of towels, and chairs. Bring an insulated cup; they will fill it for you. I was worried that they didn't have bottled water, but the Grill bar had 2 types of flavored water (cucumber or watermelon) every day, which was delicious & refreshing. Asian restaurant was our favorite, and had lunch every day and dinner once at the Helciona grill ...jerk chicken is the best! Would absolutely go back.. Bring: insulated cup, bug spray, hydrocortisone for bug bites, single dollars and five dollar bills, waterproof sun block, hats, Room: garden view rooms are great, we were on the 3rd floor in 3000 Restaurants: I heard the reservation restaurant was over rated, but try to email and get a reservation before you leave, they are very accommodating. Asian was great! Water sports: go at 8am to sign up 24 hours in advance for excursions, scuba and snorkeling. Room Service: It’s so nice, you can put at tag on your door at night for breakfast to be brought in the morning, if you would like. Internet Café- great for doing online check in and printing boarding passes.

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From: Connecticut
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 16, 2012
Relaxing.

My husband and I didn't have a vacation for 9 years, so this trip was long overdue. This was my husband's first trip to Jamaica and my second. My husband didn't think he'd even enjoy this trip! He LOVED it. He can't wait to go back again. This resort was a little outdated and needs a facelift. Even if they just repainted everything it would be a big improvement. In the rooms you can see in the bathroom how old everything is, the grout no longer looks clean even though it is. Around the toilet it's been caulked so many times it's messy. There are stains all over the tiles in the bathroom/bedroom area. With all that being said..... the place was immaculate. Even though it looked old, you can clearly see that everything is spotless. The grounds were spotless too, you always saw someone cleaning somewhere, including the beach. Don't let the old look deter you. Drinks were good, they were a little weak, but you could always ask for them stronger. And they were plentiful. The food was really good. We didn't try the Italian place as a lot of people only said it was just okay, so we skipped it. The Asian place and the O were really good. No complaints about any of the food. The beach was amazing!! We never even checked out the pool because we couldn't leave the beach. They have beach chair pads which double as beach floats on every chair so you can take them out and just drift in the ocean. The staff hands out red flags to everyone on the beach... need a drink, put up your red flag, have your drink in minutes. The staff were all friendly and accommodating. They always went out of their way to chat, and to make sure we were having a good time. Frequently at night we would have one of the staff sit with us for some nice conversation. They all were glad to answer any questions we had about their daily life on the island, about their home life, and their culture. We always felt safe on this resort and also when we went out on excursions. The property has security all over including on the beach. The only truly negative things we could say about this resort is about the lack of entertainment. Most nights it was the same band playing with a different singer. Some of the singers were awful. One night they put on a spectacular show with some trapeze work, and some jugglers. But overall this is the area they need to work on. I have been to a few AI resorts before and they normally put on a Vegas style type show, but not this place. Overall we loved this vacation and we would definitely go back. About booking through Cheap Caribbean... I had called several times for various reasons and the staff were always helpful. When I finally booked the trip my agent tried to get me to pay for private transfers, which were something like $120 a piece. I informed him that a transfer from the airport to the resort should be included. And he said Oh yes, it is included. I then questioned his trust by stating that I felt like he was trying to rip me off by trying to get me to pay for private transfers. He quickly came back with, that is why he asked if we wanted a private transfer. That's where the problem was...... he never asked, he just tried to get me to pay for it. I then said I cannot believe that I was informing someone that my transfers were included, he worked there and should have known this. He said it was rare that people didn't get the private shuttle. Maybe it was rare because they don't tell you it's free! They just tack on the private transfer!!!


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From: Deptford, NJ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Couples Negril features 234 air-conditioned rooms and suites with furnished balconies or patios, digital cable LCD TV, iPod/MP3 Docking Stations, fully equipped bathrooms, cozy bathrobes and so much more to make your vacation the ultimate in relaxation.

Room Details

Deluxe Garden (DG)
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Deluxe Ocean (DO)
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Deluxe Beachfront (DB)
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What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive Beach Eden on the sugar white sands of Seven Mile Beach.

Getting centered in the yoga class - it's challenging and a great work out.

Chillaxing during a Bamboo Fusion Massage in a Tree House spa. (Yes, you read that right.)

The late-night bonfires on the beach with a glass of wine gazing at the stars.

 

What We'd Change

The single pool can be crowded at times, but that doesn't seem to matter so much when there's the big, wide Caribbean just a few feet away.

 

Why You Should Go

It's about an hour & a half from the airport. It's a ride, but once you arrive you'll forget the drive.

Private gourmet dinners on the beach featuring Caribbean-inspired cuisine are waiting for you.

There's an au naturel sunbathing area - bring your birthday suit.

Don't miss the Sunset Bar Catamaran Cruise that's included in your stay. Swoon-worthy.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Room Service ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Poolside Bar
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Scuba Lessons
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Yoga
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Internet Access
  • Water Skiing
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Hobie Cat with Instructor
  • iPod Docking Station


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Couples Negril

Norman Manley Blvd

+876 957 5960

Hotel Description

Couples Negril: All-Inclusive Jamaican Beach Eden

You've been thinking about a beach getaway, just the two of you. But that life stuff has gotten in the way. No more excuses: this is your heaven-on-the-sand retreat you can't ignore any more. Nosh on gourmet cuisine with the purr of waves as your dinner music. Toggle between the pool and the sand. Destress in the Jacuzzis. Don your birthday suit at the au naturel (and camera-free) beach. Revel in the unlimited everything and let the ocean breezes wash over you. This will remove any reality that might be lingering in your body and soul. Promise.

  • Roundtrip Airport/Hotel Ground Transfers, Compliments of Couples
  • Gratuities and taxes
  • Please note: the activity and tour inclusions can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

    DINING

    Elegant casual is (mostly) the vibe here. Dine al fresco on a patio and enjoy light fare. Nibble on some Asian eats. One spot serves Jamaican during the day and Mediterranean at night. If you want to get gussied up, there's authentic Caribbean-Jamaican fine dining. Beach appetit.

    Cassava Terrace
    Type:
    Resort casual
    Hours: Sun-Wed, Fri-Sat. Continental breakfast, 5:30am; Full breakfast, 7:30am-10:30am; Lunch, 12:30pm-2:30pm; Dinner, 6:30pm-10pm.
    Description: With different service times throughout the day, this open-air restaurant serves freshly made entrees. Made-to-serve omelets and freshly baked goods are offered at breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the menu boasts salads and fresh seafood.
    Dress code: Resort casual.

    Beach Grill
    Type:
    Jamaican
    Hours: Lunch - daily, 11am-6pm; Late night, Daily 11pm-5am
    Description: Feast on casual fare featuring grilled entrees, salads and Jamaica delights during the day. The grill reopens for dinner as Heliconia.

    Heliconia
    Type:
    Mediterranean
    Hours: Sun-Fri 6:30pm-10:30pm - Closed on Saturday.
    Description: Enjoy a Mediterranean dinner under the stars. Heliconia offers a selection of grilled specialties and delicious pasta dishes. Reservations are not required.

    Lychee
    Type:
    Resort elegant
    Hours: Sun-Wed, Fri-Sat 6pm-9:15pm
    Description: Guests experience a taste of Asian fusion created by experienced chefs with an open-kitchen floor plan.

    Otaheite
    Type:
    Fine dining
    Hours: Tue-Sun 6:15pm-8:45pm
    Description: Reservations are required for this chic restaurant, where you can encounter all the spices, flavor and fusion of fine Jamaican and Caribbean fare.
    Dress code: Ladies are expected to wear "semi-formal" attire, and gentlemen must wear a collared shirt, long pants and dress shoes. Jeans are not acceptable and jackets are optional.

    All hours are subject to change.



    BARS/NIGHTLIFE

    The epicenter of it all is The Piano Bar: nosh on delish hors d'oeuvres in a chic indoor setting where you can chill or kick up your heels to live entertainment. Special nightly partays include the Wine & Cheese party on Tuesday or Honeymooner's reception on Wednesday. Cheers.

    BEACHES AND POOLS

    Dig your toes into 1,000 feet of white-sand beach, or booze snooze at two glistening pools. For de-stressing, there are four open-air Jacuzzis and for the ultimate in freedom, head to the au naturel beach. Go on - throw caution (and your swim suit) to the wind. You only live once.

    SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

    Water

    • Scuba diving
    • Sailing
    • Snorkeling
    • Pool volleyball
    • Glass-bottom boat tour
    • Catamaran cruise
    • Windsurfing

    Land

    • Tennis with instruction
    • Fitness center
    • Spinning
    • Aerobics
    • Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Pilates

    Golf
    Guests of Couples Negril have access to the Negril Hills Golf Course. The 6,333 yard-long, par-72 course is about a 10-minute drive from the resort.



    INTERNET

    A 24-hour internet cafe and Wi-Fi is included.



    SPA SERVICES

    Praised as the "Best Spa in the Caribbean" by Travel+Leisure, the Oasis Spa at Couples Negril embraces its idyllic setting and offers exclusive treatments in organic therapy rooms, an open-air, thatched hut on the beach, or in the tucked away intimacy of the Tree House.
    • Massages
    • Body scrubs
    • Manicures/pedicures
    • Hair styling


    WEDDING/HONEYMOON

    Wedding Services
    From vibrant bridal bouquets to gourmet menus to thrilling live entertainment, a dedicated wedding planner will make all the arrangements according to your specific instructions, leaving you free to enjoy the moment with your loved ones. Please contact the front desk for more information.

    Honeymoon
    Couples Negril offers different honeymoon packages. Please contact the front desk for more information.


    CHILD CARE

    Couples Negril is for adults, 18 and older.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Five miles from downtown Negril, a small fishing village, and 50 miles from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, approximately an hour-and-a-half drive. Round-trip airport/hotel transfers are included for all guests traveling to Couples Resorts. Private transfers may be purchased for an additional charge.

    Airport Transfers
    Please note: if you book your air separate from your hotel reservation, you may have a delay at the airport with your complimentary transfer because flight information is not available with resort reservation.

    Check In/Check Out
    Check-in: 4pm. Check-out: noon.
    A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

    Minimum Stay
    A 3-night minimum stay is required with the following exception:
    A 5-night minimum stay is required for arrivals Dec 26-29 every year.

    Age Restrictions
    This resort accommodates adult couples only, 18 years of age or older. No singles, triples or children allowed. Single occupancy is not permitted at any Couples Resort.

    Nude Sunbathing
    Secluded areas are available for au-naturel sunbathing.

    Awards
    Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards - One of the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean, 4 consecutive years
    T+L 500 World's Best Hotels 2013, 4 consecutive years

    Smoking Advisory
    Effective July 15, 2013, Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.



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