I'm turning 40 April 27th, and my husband & I will be going on our first trip together...seriously 12 years of marriage & five kids w/very little alone time! Which resort is the "liveliest"? I love music, and I love to dance...but I'm also super happy just listening to music w/alcohol in hand! HELP!!!! I can't decide!
I have only stayed at CSA, but have been told by many who have stayed at the other properties that it is their favorite. Head to the Piano Bar at night located in the Great House for some good times and libations. Or lay on the beach and get your favorite beverage delivered right to you by the very prompt and friendly staff.
I would recommend Couples Negril for a little bit younger crowd. More likely to have people hanging out in the Piano Bar on disco night. Swept Away is a little bit sleepier crowd. You can call me with questions 360-225-7291. Anna
We all have our favorite Couples resort, but that doesn't make any one better than the other. The livliness of the resort depends on the person. The entertainment is there if you look for it. Heck, we've been known to be in bed by 8pm, and also shut the piano bar down at 4am!
If you're still not sure, here are some quick differences between them:
CTI - Completely private beach, yet small; separate island for nude sunbathing, 5 restaurants including Bayside that sits on the water; the most inclusions (Dunn's River, catamaran cruise, horseback riding in addition to the others). Only 5 buildings with rooms so the resort is very compact and intimate (though 3 are connected). Everything revolves around a central location. Just underwent a $30 million renovation - new rooms, new decor, new pools, etc.
> CSS - the newest to the Couples resort, but not the newest built. It used to be a Grand Lido then Couples bought it. Also has a completely private beach. Separate beach for nude sunbathing. Resort is spread out and built on cliffs. It's split into 3 different levels, lots of steps throughout. Lots of foliage and hidden spots. Does not offer a catamaran cruise. 3 restaurants but room service. All rooms are suites with mini bars. Rooms are more hotel like as far as the decor.
> CN - Sits in Bloody Bay which it shares with 3 other resorts and public beach access. Separate section of main beach used for nude sunbathing. Individual buildings throughout the resort for the rooms. All on beach level. Somewhat spread out. Huge main pool with swim-up bar. Rooms decorated in bright colors. Room service only in select room categories and it must be ordered a day in advance. All rooms have mini bars.
> CSA - Sits on 7 mile beach. Separate buildings for rooms that are cabana like, dark wood and white linens. Resort is spread out along the beach but all on beach level. Only resort with rooms right on the beach where you can walk off your first floor patio into sand. Night Club. Some rooms do not have televisions or mini bars. 5 restaurants. No nude sunbathing option. Huge sports complex across the street.
Keep reading this board, look at pictures, see what each resort offers and go with your gut! As long as you're at Couples, you can't go wrong. I'd be happy to share our pics if that would help (firstname.lastname@example.org).