We just got back from the Ocho Rios/Runaway Bay area. As part of our trip we did a day pass to Couples Sans Souci as we will be travelling to CN in January and thought this would be our chance to see this area and then decide which resort we prefer. The resort was gorgeous. It's layout and grounds left you with a very calm, peaceful and romantic feeling!! The beach area is very nice and the food was very good. We visited Sunset Beach and were totally blown away with the friendliness of the people. Our only concern with the resort were the number of stairs there are. On the positive side of that, it should keep your weight in check and it would be a great workout. This is resort that we would consider on a repeat trip to Jamaica!!
We just returned from a stay at CSS (Nov 20-Nov27, our first time on that side of the island -- we have always stayed at CN and CSA. We had a lot of reservations due to reading on the message board about the heights and steps. We stayed in a Beachfront room and found stairs not to be a problem at all, nor was there real heights. A couple of nights with my spouse was wearing heels for dinner, we called for the van pick-up. No problem.
And then we were on a cruise two weeks later that stopped in Ocho Rios, so we too did a day trip to CSS. What a treat that was to return to all of the wonderful warm faces (yes, the people are the friendliest) and a little sun time on Sunset Beach.
Couples Sans Souci is now one of our favorite and will certainly be included in our rotation schedule.