Couples Swept Away Summary
Ideal for: Couples looking to have an adults-only property that is set on the beautiful 7-mile beach.
Firstly, ranked among Jamaica’s more popular adults-only properties, Couples Swept Away competes locally with an honest, low-calorie approach to resort living. Although its grounds may appear less refined, this resort embraces 20 hectares of heliconias and ferns, a lush beachfront fantasia, and 26 two-story buildings linked by snaking paved walks.
When it comes to the dining experience, you will be in the presence of plenty of choices. The Palms is a rattan-furnished open-air restaurant on the ground floor, serving breakfast and lunch buffets. Dinner here is a la carte daily. Lemon Grass offers Thai food in a dress-casual, outdoor environment. At the beach, the Sea Grape grill specializes in local dishes, with fish and jerk chicken cooked on open flames and pita pockets stuffed with spicy yogurt and meat, as well as vegetarian offerings for the health-conscious. Night owls can gorge themselves at the moonlit Cabana grill, which stays open from lunch until 5 am.
Another great thing about this resort is the nightlife. Cabaret shows provide entertainment, and a TV room, billiards room, board games and a library brighten up rainy days. A house band strikes up nightly, a virtuoso plays in the piano bar, and the manager’s weekly cocktail and beach party draws guests together. Also, the facilities are excellent. One of the three whirlpools flanks the elaborate lagoon-style pool, and a security force guards the thin strip of beach. Lounge chairs have pads that double as rafts, and the latest addition is an infinity pool. The island’s largest state-of-the-art fitness center is outstanding. It includes an open-air gym, a giant aerobics studio for step classes and yoga, an Olympic-size lap pool, massages, sauna and steam rooms, and squash, racquetball, basketball and ten tennis courts (five clay, five hard-surface, all lighted).
Activities & Rooms
Watersports are extensive, and rates include diving, waterskiing, and use of boats. Complimentary greens access at the Negril Hills Golf Club is also part of the package, although the mandatory caddy and cart cost extra. The two- and three-story veranda suites, graded Atrium, Garden, and Beachfront, are fitted with terra-cotta floors inset with ceramic fish.
Furthermore, the rooms also feature beautiful hardwood furniture, one king or two double beds with plump duvets, beautiful wooden shutters, oversized mirrors, minibars, and full baths with stall showers and hair dryers. Turndown service is a whimsical touch, and room service delivers breakfast in bed.
The staffers are responsive to requests and often call guests by name. Americans flock here, which is quite noticeable in comparison to the European-favored Riu properties in the area. So, I think it’s safe to say this could potentially be the perfect resort for your dream wedding!