Couples – Swept Away, Negril, Jamaica
,My husband and I just returned from our 5-day, adult-only stay at the all-inclusive Couples – Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica. Paradise! My only regret was that didn’t have the opportunity to stay longer.
Couples Resorts is a Jamaica exclusive company with four adult-only, all-inculsive resorts located throughout Jamaica. There are two Couples Resorts in Negril and two Couples Resorts in Ocho Rios. The resorts boast of farm-to-table, gourmet dining among other inclusions, such as unlimited premium drinks, in-room dining, wi-fi, entertainment, water sports, PADI-certified diving and snorkeling excursions. All of the rsorts are EarthCheck Certified for sustainability, and Couples established Issa Trust Foundation (https://issatrustfoundation.com) as a means of giving back to the people and culture of Jamaica.
After arriving in Montego Bay, we made our way through customs via Club Mobay (more info on request), and we were welcomed into the Couples lounge at the airport where we could wait for our complimentary transfer. After a 15 minute wait, we were loaded onto a shuttle to Negril. The ride was a solid, yet somewhat pleasurable, 1 1/2 hours with an entertaining and knowledgeable driver who filled us in with tidbits of information about Jamaica's culture, history and points-of-interest along the way.
We arrived at Couples Swept Away to a warm Jamaican welcome, complete with champagne in the open air lobby. Once checked in, we were guided to our room. This began our vacation in paradise. We ate at all of the 6 restaurants, The Palms, Patois, Lemon Grass, Feathers, Cabana Grill and Seagrape Cafe, and the food proved to be top notch. We started each day with coffee and fruit to be delivered to our room which we enjoyed this on our beachfront veranda. In addition to much (but never enough) restful beach time with our books (lounge chairs were plentiful - just grab one and roll it where you want it) , we took full advantage of the included water sports and excursions - paddle boarding and kayaking. We took a snorkel excursion. We went on a catamaran excursion to a cave. We participated in yoga on the beach. All were enjoyable, and there was so much more to choose from. We were both disappointed that we didn't get the opportunity to go on the included SCUBA excursion, but there is just not enough time in the day to do it all. We did pay $15 pp to go on an excursion Rick's Cafe... because it's Rick's Cafe, and we were in Negril.
I did make a point to walk around the property and snap a few shots of the room and beachfront area of the resort which I included below: