Advice on Jamaica in general
I have not stayed at Couples, so I cannot offer advice on the resort itself. Our first visit to CN will be on 4/18. However, I have been to Negril four times, so I can offer advice there:
1) Be prepared for the poverty in Jamaica. Tourism is the biggest business there. Many people live in deep poverty, the sight of which can be hard for some.
2) Know that you will be approached to buy items at the airport or possibly if you are walking down the beach. A simple "I'm good, no thank you" is best. A comment like, "Maybe later" is not best, because they will remember and ask you again later. Be respectful of the many Jamaicans who are trying to make a living.
3)Take bug spray. Beware of sand fleas around sunset in the sand at the beach. Be careful not to dig your feet around in the sand especially around that time of day. I have only had an issue with the sand fleas once. It was when I absent-mindedly sat there and played in the sand with me toes at that time of days. You may see people with numerous big red bug bites on their legs. That's sand fleas. Not a problem normally, if you are aware.
4)Take sunscreen. The sun is much stronger in Jamaica and will BURN you, especially if you are fair-skinned.
5)Try to remember the names of the staff members and call them by name. They will remember your name. Return the favor. It will prove to be much more fun!
6)Understand that you are not in the U.S. Things are different, so you will have more fun, if you do not expect everything to be just as it is at home. Enjoy the difference!
7) You are in for a treat. Jamaica is a wonderful place to visit. It can be a spiritual experience for some, since it can bring the realization that material things are not important for happiness. The Jamaicans have a wonderful spirit and attitude about life. There is so much to be learned from their culture and their attitudes toward their fellow human beings.
Have a wonderful honeymoon!