No kids, all the inclusions, and the most relaxing place I've ever been.
No kids, all the inclusions, and the most relaxing place I've ever been.
#1 reason we love Couples is NO STRESS!!! You don't have to worry about money, tipping, activities,food. The hardest thing you have to decide is what to drink!
I also love the romance. My husband and I have been married a long time but this place brings out the best in both of us. We find ourselves holding hands as we walk along the lighted paths to dinner. We sit on the beach at night and giggle- talking about the day's events. We love the late night hot tubs and waking up and smiling because we get to do it all over again.
We've been to a few other resorts in Jamaica and were severely disappointed...we found them to be very Americanized and huge mega resorts with no personality. We wanted to return to Jamaica and visit a resort that were adults only, no children. What helped us choose Couples:
- the Couples website - so many inclusions, adults only, a romantic and classy vibe!
- the Couples message board - it was great to get so much feedback and advice from fellow travelers
- the small, intimate feel of the resorts - you feel that you get to really know the staff and other visitors!
#1 All Couples
#2 NO kids
#3 Free excursions
#4 Wonderful staff
#5 Message board - Which I didn't discover until after our 2nd visit!!! LOL
at first glance it was the couples only rule but then after reading the message board, seeing pictures, and comparing the rooms and everything included, it was a no brainer. my hubby and i wanted to begin traveling around now that our girls have grown up and out of the house and after our first trip to css in 2008, we are heading back in 8 days!!! talk about paradise! i can't describe how wonderful, romantic, relaxing and just plain fun it was, except to say we are heading back for 10 days instead of 8. the whole package is important but frankly it all started with it being adult, couples only without the H experience. Fall in love again!
1. It's COUPLES. Which means NO KIDS and no unpaired guys & gals trying to hit on each other.
If I get other reasons . . .
2. Staff -- who make each visit more special than the next.
3. Beach (at CN, which is the only place we've been) -- heavenly
My honey chose CSA for us, and the minute we got to the resort we knew it was for us, and have never looked back. From the smell of the night air (it's like perfume) to the zen feel of the accommodations, the fabulous food and beach, to the fabulous staff (who even remember us from year to year)! This place has so many fabulous memories for us!!
Ummm, but I guess that wasn't just ONE reason....
I fully agree with Pamela: So I have borrowed some of her verbiage.
There are thousands of resorts to choose from all around the world where you can spend your money. The couple’s only policy was the only factor in our decision-making process. Everything else is a result of that policy. The reality is, that the couple’s only atmosphere by design tends to balance activities, personal behavior and actually assists couples in finding each other again. Possibly a major factor in why most “couples” choose a Couples Resort.
Two other couples decided to join us this time after we described our experience. At Couples you are surrounded by like couples to a large extent who are trying to escape the same rat race, blackberry world where we often have little "real time" devoted entirely for our spouse. At Couples’ this reconnection happens naturally as you find yourselves walking along pathways holding hands, sipping a drink, sharing a meal, talking and really listening. It helps “Couples” reconnect.
While there are a lot of resorts on the same fantastic stretch of beach in Negril, the couples-only policy continues to be the deciding factor for us and most like us. I have been to better resorts (all a matter of money), but the “Couples only” policy makes our decision easy. Should that ever change, Couples is just another resort and they become just another dime a dozen operation and I will then vacation elsewhere.
At a Couples Resort, we've never been bothered by a single guest or rowdy party seekers. No boys’ night out or girls gone wild as folks tend to show their better side when their spouse is beside them. I'm sure it would be a much more frequent occurrence if we stayed at a resort that was more open to single guests. Been there, done that and that is not our idea of vacation. Again that is why we choose Couples.
That is what they heavily advertise; spend a fortune pushing as their theme of a romantic getaway for couples only. That is what I am paying for and that is what I expect. If you see an advertisement for a green sweater and place your order that is what you expect to receive…not a brown pair of slippers.
Easy. The staff.
[B]So MANY #1 Reasons for loving Couples (I know not an answer)...
We just LOVE Everything About CN!!! From the Location to the People to the Total Pampering and Relaxation!!!
CN is our Paradise!!!! HEAVEN On EARTH! Soon Come !!![/B]
Art xo Francine
CN is the only resort we have been to in Jamaica, but we have since compared notes with friends who have been to other chains.
Too hard to pick a single #1!
The staff and our CN dive family, the value with included activities, adult couples only, romance, food, beach and water quality,and our dear friends and family we have met at the resort. And our CN dive family, did I mention them?
As my DH says, we haven't had a bad experience yet, so why mess with a good thing? That's not to say we won't ever venture out now & again to other islands, but in Jamaica - Couples Negril is our HOME.
No kids (although one might argue that everyone regresses to childhood when they're at Couples)...
"In an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty..." - Bob Marley - "Rat Race"
"us time", in a wonderful place with an excellent staff that we consider family.
Having read all the responses, I do agree that no kids was a big draw for us too. When we were looking, all adults was a MUST.
no kids / all couples
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Last edited by RDYJMJM; January 13th, 2010 at 07:02 PM.
Can we have two #1 reasons if we use the same four words in both?
because it's just couples
just because it's Couples
We just retuned from CN. I think the #1 reason was Trip Advisor and this message board. and oh yea no kids....
Tied for number one - no kids, couples only, it's in Jamaica (read into that anything you like . . . and you're probably correct), and it's only an hour and fifteen minute plane flight.
Tied for number two - everything else.
Boca Raton, Florida
(just a 75 minute plane flight from paradise)
1. Exceptional service
2. AN experience
3. The sense of family which is made all the better by the message board.
Trip advisor and a quick, direct flight from New York are what convinced us to try Couples Swept Away. Lazy days on a pristine beach with flag service are what keeps us coming back. Also, we really like the food and enjoy trying all the Jamaican dishes as well as the delicious continental fare at Feathers and the Thai food at Lemongrass. We think that CSA feels intimate; it's not a mega resort like you might see in other parts of the Caribbean. The staff are soooo friendly and kind. Sadly, we probably won't be back this year. (DH is talking about re-landscaping and putting a pool in our backyard and that may eat up our disposable income.) I think the fact that there are no kids was a factor only in that if I am not bringing my kid, I don't really wish to deal with someone else's child.
When we went to Couples Ocho Rios for the first time, we had been to another resort twice. We thought that it was just gorgeous. We had never been anywhere else that looked or felt like Jamaica. Even though this resort had kids, singles, couples, seniors and more, to us, it looked like paradise. Our first vacation alone in twenty five years.
Now, on our third visit to Jamaica in 1995, Syl and I took our first drive up the driveway. The van stopped, as it always has, under the portico. We stepped off the van, and in to the world of Couples. I think that our eyes and our mouthes remained wide open for about two days.
Now, one of the things that we came for initially was TI. That's about all we knew about the old gal. We hadn't heard any raving about how great staff was, or how delicious the food was, or the feelings that have when you are there.
Today, we still come for the island. It has brought us many many many hours of unbridled happiness and the friendship of more people than I could I have imagined.
However, as it was in the beginning at visit number one, it is even more important to us as our trips have added up. It is the staff.
Regardless of how many people may have come and gone over the past fifteen years, there always remained the warmest welcoming individuals that have always represented Couples in a most positive light.
Through the years we have met some pretty interesting couples. And remain friends with many of them. It has been a great experience and I think that we have helped to enrich each others lives.
The staff have always made us feel welcomed. Their gracious hospitality is unsurpassed. If there has to be a number one, it would be the staff.
And, the feeling of "home."