Couples Tower Isle
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I loved staying at this hotel. The room was great, great balcony which I enjoyed my breakfast on the last morning and fantastic decor in the lobby and restaurants. And did I mention the Grey Goose? yeah. enough said.
So, on my first night there I decided to order some items from the minibar menu as it was all part of your inclusions.
We did a whirlwind tour of many hotel site visits on this trip. Suffice it to say that most were beautiful and the staff always very welcoming. Out of the hotels I stayed in this was definitely my favourite. It had an ambience I liked, decor I loved and a beautiful pool area. As well as these recent renovations I loved the food. We did buffet meals …
We arrived in Jamaica safe and sound, after a pretty quick flight....only about 4 hours - faster than getting to Vancouver, which may have to be considered in any and all future travel plans! :)
We were up pretty late the night before and had to be up at 5am in order to get to the airport in time for our 9am flight - we got 4 hours of …
We were greeted with cocktails and warm washcloths for cleansing our hands at the desk. We were thrilled when got to our gorgeous garden view room with a king bed and a balcony overlooking a beautiful rainforest-like garden. The room was complete with towel animals and we left the french doors to the balcony open for most of the trip despite my (as …
... brought in slaves from Africa to work profitable sugar plantations up until 1834 when slavery was abolished. Bunny flies us past one of the first free settlements in Jamaica.
The roads become windy and we follow the river through narrow gorges of surrounding mountains. It’s stunning scenery; dense jungle, bamboo and fast-flowing water. As we approach the highlands there’s small villages around Bauxite mines and coffee plantations. Two ...
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Each of the past four years we have come ot couples. The food is excellent, especially the ocean side pasta bar. We play golf and the course is fantastic. The staff is exceptional and always make you feel special. As return guests the flowers in the room, the tee shirts, massage and champagne always make us fel special. We will be back next April... we can't wait.
Had a great time
In every vacation there are always a few glitches.
We had our share (plane 4 hours late, so no one to greet us)
No one told us we had to have formal wear to get into one of the restaurants
No notices telling us where the orientation meeting was.
Jamaica and Jamaicains are laid back.
Do not expect them to jump to your commands.
Treat them nicely and they will treat you like gold.
They especially like it when you say please and thank you.
Not to offend anyone, but, they knew we were Canadian because we said please and thank you (try it)
Soft ice cream at one in the morning sitting in a hot tub.
Who cares if they can't get the paperwork right.
Great staff HAVE FUN!!!!!!!
My husband and I were married at Couples Ocho Rios on October 12, 1998 and we just returned from our second trip there to celebrate our four year anniversary. We were there from October 12 - 19, 2002. Our first trip and our marriage in 98' were absolutely perfect. They upgraded us to a villa with our own private pool and also upgraded our parents. Our wedding was professional and exactly what we wanted. Our photos and video are beautiful.
We got married at Couples OR on May 2nd, 2002. We had read a lot of great reviews about the site and were not disappointed when we arrived there. The bus trip is not the best, and it's MUCH worse on the way back because you know you're going home. All in all we had a good time, food was excellent, service was okay. We were told our marriage certificate would arrive in the mail 4-6 weeks later. It did not. After repeated emails and phone calls, we found out that they had not recieved our $50 filing fee (to be paid in cash), so the papers were never sent through to be processed. Now, I know we paid the fee, I remember my husband doing so when we were picking out flowers. 6 weeks later I did not have the receipt for proof of payment - if you get married, make sure you get and keep a receipt. I would have thought that IF they didn't get the funds they would have let us know BEFORE we left the resort. Many more phone calls and emails later, they got back to us and told us that even though there was no proof of payment, without prejudice they would send it in for us and to expect it in 8-9 more weeks. Well, it's been another 9 weeks and still no papers, they don't respond to emails in a timely matter and getting Nadine the wedding coordinator on the phone is next to impossible. So it is nearing the end of the year and for tax filing purposes as well as insurance reasons we are probably going to have to get married legally again! So much for $3000 spent on our wedding/honeymoon.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Couples Ocho Rios in January 2002 and thought it was absolutely fabulous. This was my 3rd all-inclusive Caribbean vacation, and would definitely return to Couples Ocho Rios over the others.
The perfect place for Couples
Feb. 2002 was our second trip to Couples Ocho Rios. The time spent this year was even better than the year before. With all th food, drinks and off site tours you can't go wrong. The staff is so friendly, they want to make your stay unforgetable. I can hardly wait to go back!
Well, we had very high hopes from what we had heard. I was recently told (after our return)that Couples had changed management. Unfortunate for us and future guests. After enduring the 3 hour bus ride from Montego Bay, we arrived. All went well for, mmmmm, 10 minutes. We were greeted with smiles and champagne. We had our bags dropped in the room and it was off to the bar. I placed an order for 2 drinks, they were served 20 minutes later. This service continued throughout the trip. We constantly had to get up from meals to get drinks from the bar (no one else was going to get them for us). The resort is beautiful and the food is slightly above average. The service was terrible. In addition, our sink in the bathroom was clogged, there was no CD player in the room as advertised and our cable did not work. We requested these problems be rectified on day #1. By the end of day #2, I found myself under the bathroom sink with a pocket knife. I also fixed the cable. Never did see a CD player, though. The day of departure we decided to have a nice breakfast. After having to ask for silverware, a coffee cup and a glass of water, I figured I wasn't going to complain about the lack of a placemat. Check out Turtle Beach, Barbados ...... you'll enjoy it...
My husband and I went to Couples to get married in November 2000 and returned for our anniversary
During July, 2001. My fiance' and I decided to finally tie the knot, and although expensive, decided to go to Couples in Ocho Rios. What a surprise upon arriving, that we had found paradise. I would have to say that all the amenities and grounds were perfect, just like the brochure, but the most impressive aspect was the staff and the other couples around us. I have never met such a friendly and outgoing group of people, they made the term "no problem" turn into a philosophy for my husband and I. Thank you Couples (and Wayne - the bartender) for making our honeymoon the best ever. See you next year!
My husband and I went to Couples for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was everything that we hoped it would be and more. We renewed our vows and they had a wonderful ceremony and reception in the gazebo. All of the staff were polite, friendly and they treated you like royalty. The rooms were lovely and I believe that they all have balconies. Try a suite or villa if you can afford it. The beach was breathtaking. They even had a nude island but we didn't visit it. The restaurants were exquisite and the food was excellent. We had a ball on the party boat and at the beach party. I went horse back riding for the first time. There are more activities than you will probably have time for. The trip to Dunns River Falls was very exciting. We are not drinkers but we drank virgin drinks throughout the day. I miss them now. The entertainment crew was very talented. They will teach you how to dance Jamaican style. The grounds are breathtaking too and you wil enjoy the private jacuzzi's and hammocks for two. We enjoyed the boat ride on the glass bottom boat. After visiting couples, I am now a lover of jerk chicken and curry chicken/lamb. I especially liked the fact that it was strictly for couples. I can't wait to go back!