ADVERTORIAL • November 2017
If you’re a couple seeking a get-away-from-it-all experience, head to a place where the term all-inclusive takes on paradisiacal proportions and the rum flows (quite literally) free. Couples Resort Jamaica offer up romance throughout Jamaica, but which to choose? The Club helps decipher your dream resort match
A grand total of nine pools and 12 hot tubs between them, all Couples Resorts ensure palm-tree canopied, pool-side perfection, ideal for any couple who love nothing more than settling in and soaking up the sun. For a spiritual dip, the award-winning spa at Couples Swept Away features an indoor Buddha plunge pool, while all the biggest resort pools are attended to by specialist beach-waiters and swim-up cocktail bars, so you can enjoy your favourite tipple without even leaving the water.
Club tip: Fed by several natural springs, Couples Sans Souci is the only resort to boast a warm mineral pool and mineral grotto, which, built right over the ocean, neighbours a hidden-away bar serving up Jamaican fruit smoothies.
More thrill than chill? Couples Negril, Swept Away and Sans Souci will all have you toe-to-toe with the turquoise depths of Jamaica’s crystal-clear oceans from the complimentary glass-bottom boat tour, plus kayaking trips, paddleboarding and waterskiing all up for grabs. For the real adrenaline junkies, swing through the jungle-heights with all three resorts’ abseiling and zip lining escapades.
Club tip: Couples Sans Souci has no safari excursions, so if you prefer your adventure on four wheels, then head to Couples Negril or Couples Swept Away for their 4x4 Jeep experience.
After the epic romance of the high-seas? All of the Couples Resorts are eager to help you squeeze the most romance from their oceanfront locations. At every Couples Resort, you can head into the enchanting world of underwater reefs alongside a certified instructor for complimentary diving and snorkeling tours, plus sailing, windsurfing, and that all-romantic treat: swimming with dolphins.
Club tip: Only Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away allow you to set sail aboard the Catamaran sunset cruise, but Couples Sans Souci compensates with a ‘glistening waters tour’ – a glimpse into Jamaica’s only natural nighttime phenomenon.
Surrounded by loved-up guests, there are lots of ways to enjoy a more private stay, made especially easy with Couples Sans Souci’s all-day in-room dining and private balconies. Couples Negril and Couples Sans Souci offer a secluded beach area that’s specifically designed for au natural relaxing – no cameras or phones allowed - while all resorts allow you escape into the green of the golf course with unlimited, complimentary play. The pièce de résistance? The private, three-course, ocean-front dinner under the stars, offered at all resorts for $200 per couple.
Club tip: If you’re a honeymooner, let them know – you’ll recieve a free 25-minute couples massage and bottle of sparkling wine as long as you’re staying for six nights and can prove you’re within thirty days of tying the knot.
Although it’s easy to stay in the all-inclusive bubble, those who enjoy diving into the local culture will find themselves much rewarded. The first stop for any Couples Negril guests has to be Downtown Negril, perfect for pavement-side fruit markets, rainbow-coloured streets and Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain Coffee. The north coast resorts also run complimentary travel to Margaritaville and picture-perfect Ocho Rios, home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls. For a boozier day trip, all resorts provide trips to Appleton Estate, the makers of Jamaica’s finest rum.
Club tip: At Couples Sans Souci, make your mark on the local community with their local school visit excursion, as part of the ‘build a playground initiative’, as well as tours of island capital, Kingston, home to the iconic Bob Marley Museum.
British Airways flies direct to Kingston from London Gatwick up to four times a week. For a limited time, save up to 50 per cent on stays at Couples Swept Away, Couples Sans Souci and Couples Negril when travelling in 2017, and 40 per cent when travelling in 2018. Book by 30 November 2017.
Words by Hannah Ralph