You will love Couple Swept Away
Originally Posted by CaseyandAlyssa
My wife & I had our honeymooon at Couples Swept Away and couldn't have been happier. It was so beautiful, the staff was amazing, the food fantastic & wonderful activities. Very Romantic as well.
I agree with the posters that said those complaining may not have traveled much or traveled to the Caribian, hwoever, it was my first time there but my wife had been to Jamaica & other Caribian resorts 9 times.
After my first 3 days, I sadi to my wife"This is like paridise to me and so nice, what other places compare to this that you have been?" Her answer" Nothing else compares to Couples Swept Away. It IS THAT much nicer than any other place."
now for your individual concerns...
1)>> People actually becoming ill from sand flies and/or bed bugs?
There were no bed bugs and the rooms were in immacualte condition and well taken care of.
At night, there ar sand flies....but that is everywhere in Jamaica, & can be easily handled by wearing OFF or similar brand bug spray or jsut not being int he sand during the night time. it's not a big deal...trust me.
2)>> Extensive flooding of the resort during rain.
Flooding?? That was a curious one. It only rains for an average of 15 minutes or so int he middle of the day and yes, the rain comes hard, but is so welcome and makes everythign so refreshing its really nice. We were there 9 days but only had the rain on 5 of those days. There were no flooding issues, unless they count, the designed walkways the waters run and disperse on very effieciently a flood haha. I think someone was exagerating there.
3) >> Unacceptable amounts of mold in showers and baths.
Out bathrooms were clean & I imagine that in a tropical environment they have to keep on their toes to keep it that way. We had no issues there and found the staff to be great at keeping our rooms very clean and stocked.
However...and this is a big however, you will never be in your room exceot to sleep!!! there is to much to do and too much beauty to enjoy!
4)>> Staff using the term "Island Time" or "Jamaican Time" as an excuse for slow service.
Again, an exageration, we never felt anythign was slow, but let me make this point and this is something we really enjoyed. On our first day, we enjoyed the little outdoor cafe on the beach that serves fresh fish and wonderful fruit concoctions..and our favorite lady there was the wonderful lady running it at the time. We can't recall her name , but we loved her...and she said to me," You seem like a man that is in a hurry in business and and always very busy...when you in Jamaica man, relax, look around, so much beauty...relax and enjoy"
Wonderful advice and we sure did. Everyone had that attitude, reminding guests to relax and take it all in...not becuase it was slow sservice...but because they want to remind you that you are on vacation...so do that "Relax mon"
4) >> Beach chairs or lack there of...
No issue for us, there were always plenty of chairs...
I hope you have a wonderful vaction and relax....
Much love, Ed