We stayed at Couples Negril for our 6th time from 10/20 -10/27. For the most part things went smoothly. Food and service were as they normally are when we visit.
Nightly entertainment in Casava Terrace really needs some help. Couples Negril is still running the same show that helps ďeducateĒ guests about Jamaican heritage. Itís OK the first time that you see it but after 6 times itís getting old. Wednesday evening there were two male guest vocalists. We were interested to see if this perked up the house band, as guest singers have done so in the past. When the first song played was some Rick Astley, we left. I guess if we want to hear some Jamaican music in Jamaica, we will need to take a taxi somewhere.
Friday evening there was a large pre-wedding party of about 30 in Casava. We were there enjoying the Friday night lobster. That is, until someone from the wedding party was handed a microphone and was urging others in that group to share stories about the bride and groom over the PA system. When we were married we did the same thing but we paid for a PRIVATE hall. This activity took away from the ambiance of a romantic lobster dinner with my wife. We understand that this group grew to a size of 51 on Saturday. Someone at Couples had the foresight to put this group in Heliconia as its closed on Saturdays.
The large group trend seems to be a growing issue with Couples as we have read about this in other posts. We originally chose Couples Negril for its romantic atmosphere and small size. If welcoming of large groups continues itís sad that we may have to start looking elsewhere to spend our vacation monies.