Your concerns do not sound like the complainers stayed at a Couples resort. We have been to all 4 resorts and we have NEVER felt like a tourist, room number, any of those things, we have always felt like family being welcomed home.
There are days that we are in the water more than we are out of the water. We have never had any issues with our items being stolen. We even leave our stuff on our chairs when we head in to get food.
The beach vendors are not annoying, in fact they can be a lot of fun. Tell them you are not interested, but talk to them, find out about them! You will find out lots about Jamaica and her people from the beach vendors.
With TA and the other opinion boards you must take the good with the bad, weigh the good with the bad and see which floats to the top. With Couples there will be 1 negative review out of 10. 90% of the people who go can not be wrong and Couples repeater rate is HUGE! So many repeat guests would not be returning if Couples was not awesome.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come