Travel Blogs from Negril
After being away from my husband for three and a half months, we decided to take a four day weekend in Negro, Jamaica.
When you go to Bar-B-Barn you are not just a guest, you are part of a family; home away from home, singles, couples and family alike. Being a family run hotel that has been in operation for over twenty years, I know what it is to look for that personalized ...
... of it. I will be working on duplicating that recipe for sure.
My birthday dinner was the highlight of my entire trip. It was a candlelit dinner at Ivan's Bar at Catcha Falling Star Resort. The setting was so beautiful overlooking the water below the cliffs. As it got later in the evening the moon and the stars came out to glisten upon the water. The resort is tucked away behind the high gates ...
Today was a much needed day at sea. We got a ton of sun yesterday and are both pretty tired today. We started with breakfast at the solarium, one of the few places we haven't tried yet. It’s the healthier eating buffet. The food wasn’t particularly good, though to be fair none of the buffet food on this ship is very good. We’ve been eating a lot at some of the other dining venues and have only visited ...
... his fault.
Dinner was good, and after dinner we went to Neptune's bar and had scotch, rum and who know what else. We people watched and laughed, and then we started chatting with a nice couple from NC. They told us all about the membership programs and booking the next vacation while still here. We said we'd check it out.
Then it was back to the room to relax, and we planned to get up early to enjoy our last ...
... and tend to watch the clock, hoping to leave school early. (And of course life IS very stressful there.) They need skills and training to become confident and better at teaching."
Volunteer Laura DR's blog has lots of details and photos also: http://olpc-france.org/blog/2012/02/100 -kmh-down-hope-road/ The text is in French, her native language. The information she shares will likely be valuable to volunteers and locals working with XO projects in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Couples Negril
My wife and I stayed for 7 nights, and it was no where near enough. Whoever said you can't get enough of a good thing, was thinking about Couples Negril. The staff, the food, the entertainment, it's all there. We are already looking forward to next year there.
My husband and I chose Couples Negril based on many positive reviews from TripAdvisor and Epinions. This was his maiden journey to Jamaica, and this was my second, having stayed at Sandals Ochos Rios 4 1/2 years ago with a friend. Thus, my review will attempt to compare the two and add to the threads I read. We visited the week of January 12-19, 2003.
My husband and I just returned from a beautiful 2 week honeymoon to Couples Negril. It was more than what we had expected. In fact, I would rate this resort a 6 star as compared to the other resorts we had seen during our stay in Negril. It is located between Riu Tropical and Grand Lido resorts. We had the best beach.
We spent 4 nights in November of 2002 at Couples Negril. Very nice facility. Restaurants/qualiity of food / bar service all very good. Went on the sunset catamaran cruise to the Pickled Parrot. Catamaran had a simple bar which was fine and some entertainment. Really great to go in the late afternoon as the seas were smooth and their was a beautiful sunset.
I feel obligated to write this as this web site was critical in my choosing Couples Negril as a vacation destination. SOOOOOO glad we chose this resort. It was fabulous. First and foremost was the staff. They were truly wonderful and they completely made the trip. Second was the food. Absolutely delicious with a wide range of choices and magnificent presentation. The grounds of the resort were beautiful and well maintained. It made waking up every morning exciting since you couldn't wait to get outside. The rooms were nice, just as they're pictured on the website, the only downside was the bathroom, as it was a bit small. But really, who cares about the bathroom in the grand sceme of things! Our room was in the building next to the pool and Cassava Terrace which was very convenient, however, at night a bit noisy as they had entertainment after dinner usually until 10 or 10:30 at night. Not unbearable however, since to our surprise we were often in the room before 10 every night. That Jamaican sun will take it out of you! Take the catamaran cruise. There's one to Rick's cafe that we never made since most recommended the complimentary one that provided free drinks and entertainment on board. Cliff jumping was great and made for good pictures! As for the bus ride in, don't sweat it. Considering we never left the resort the entire week, this was really the only time we saw the country. Coming and going it never took longer than an hour and 15 minutes. Very interesting/eye opening as it's a very poor country. Also, prepare yourself to be propositioned for "party stuff." This was a little unsettling at first considering you may be out on your raft in the Carribean Sea and have someone in a boat riding the property line trying to sell you pot, but they were never annoying and with one "No thanks" that was all they needed to move on. By mid-week they seemed to find new territory anyway. The water is beautiful as is the beach with the sea grapes and palms. The weat
Couples Negril was a great choice for us!! We decided to skip the road trip from Montego Bay to Negril and flew with Burl air took 15 minutes "great people". When we arrived at Negril airport, a van was waiting for us from Couples Resort, took about 2 min to get over to couples. We were greeted with all smiles, a glass of champagne, and a cold towel we just looked at each other and said "wow! we are in heaven". We were asked to fill out some papers and just relax, "everything is taken care of". This was only a few minutes and off to the room we went. We had gone for a Beachfront suite and the gentleman was taking us to a garden view suite so we told him this was not right.... only took a few minutes and they straightened everything out, they were very smooth about it... The room was very large, a very large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub which we used. We had a great time meeting people at the swim up bar and Pool Jacuzzi. We loved sitting and talking with Tennison who was our favorite bartender of all, after only one sitting, he new what we were drinking and everytime we returned he would say Hello and go mix a 7 and 7 and get a miller light without me even asking... I was very impressed. My wife snorkeled for the very first time and loved every sec of it, the water was very clear. The Catamaran cruise is a must, don't miss this one, we had a great time and they take you over to the picked parrot. Although it is closed there is a 40 ft cliff you can dive from, I did it and about half our cruise did too. The food was excellent, plenty of great beach to sunbathe on and the piano bar is a allnight party if you want it to be. We just got back 2 days ago (our stay was 4Oct-7Oct 2002) and we are already planning our next trip, we are thinking of the double take next time 5 or 6 days at each resort, Negril and Ochos Rios..
We just returned from a four day trip to Couples Negril and had a wonderful time. We had previously been to Ocho Rios in 1995 and 1997 and stayed at the resort that was then called Ciboney and is now Beaches Grand Sport. In comparison to our experiences at Ciboney, we found Couples Negril to be similar in meeting our expectations. We enjoyed the villas with stocked refrigerators and semi-private pools at Ciboney, as well as more choices for dinner. However, the beach at Couples was far better--much larger, with crystal clear water, only a little moss, and great wading complete with the occasional starfish sighting. We also enjoyed the closer proximity to everything at Couples. Going to the beach at Ciboney was a "trip" (via bus) whereas at Couples, one could head down to the beach for a quick dip, and be back in the room within minutes. The rooms at Couples were not luxurious but were above average for a tropical resort--sort of chic bohemian style decor. They were comfortable, had an in-room safe, and most had views of the ocean and gardens. The grounds were lovely, and flowers bloomed everywhere. The resort is 4 years old, and they seem to be maintaining it well. They were painting in some areas during our stay--hope the management keeps it up!
My husband and I were married at Couples Negril in January 2002. We always wanted to be married in Jamaica and we could not have picked a more perfect resort. It surpassed all of our expectations.
You have a choice, a week in the Spanish sun or a week at Couples. You choose Spain? You are the Weakest link..... Goodbye.
Perfect Honeymoon Destination
My husband and I visited Couples Negril in July 2001 for our honeymoon. This is a perfect spot for honeymooners or just a romantic get away. The staff was awesome, great food and the watersports were a blast. We were treated like royalty and can't wait to visit this beautiful hotel again. A few must do's: Otaheite Restaurant, Waterskiing, Sunset Catamaran Cruise and Shuttle to Rick's.