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My happy place in the sun. Friendly people, great activities and forget about time.
Date of stay: November 2013
Trip type: Couple
I will return for my tenth stay at CSA this December. The location and beach are beautiful. The grounds are covered with palms and the serpentine pathways through the greenery belies the fact that there are a lot of people on ...
I will return for my tenth stay at CSA this December. The location and beach are beautiful. The grounds are covered with palms and the serpentine pathways through the greenery belies the fact that there are a lot of people on the site. Staff are friendly and helpful. I always look forward to meeting staff members who have been at CSA since my first visit. They still remember me. I enjoy the whole experience from socializing over a breakfast of whatever I feel like eating, to the scuba diving on a beautiful new boat. The dive staff is experienced and makes every dive fun and safe for beginners as well as interesting for experienced divers. I enjoy the casual luxury of the place, with no need to dress up in the evenings and the staff being friendly and helpful while not intruding on the experience. The weight room is first class and accommodates the casual work out to some very heavy lifting. Donovan, the supervisor, is a knowledgeable quiet man who can give every assistance with your workout or answer any questions you may have about your fitness plan. Donovan, thanks for helping me to my heaviest lifts while working with you in Jamaica. I enjoy the wide variety of food and have never gone hungry at CSA !!! The tennis courts are well kept and tennis is part of what makes CSA a destination resort. Night life is as varied as the menu, from piano bar to the house band led by the talented Lincon, to visiting singers and performers. Every night different and enjoyable. The rooms are simple, clean spacious. Hats off to Couples Swept Away, my happy place.
A Perfect Honeymoon!
Date of stay: September 2013
Trip type: Honeymoon
We took our Honeymoon at Couples Swept Away in Negril Jamaica and it was a week to remember. The facility offered everything from health and fitness, luxury spa, night life, entertainment, water and beach activities, excursions, and relaxation. ...
We took our Honeymoon at Couples Swept Away in Negril Jamaica and it was a week to remember. The facility offered everything from health and fitness, luxury spa, night life, entertainment, water and beach activities, excursions, and relaxation. It was a wonderful mix of romance, fun and socializing. The age groups was from 20's to 50's and all guests we met were enjoying their stay. We never heard a single couple with a complaint about the facility. The beach is clean, well groomed and warm as a bath tub. There is drink service to the beach and lots of lounge chairs and floaters for the ocean. If you are looking for a tan there's tons of room but lots of shade for those who prefer to read or just relax. The many restaurants offered wonderful flavours and variety every day. You were never tired of the large buffet but you still had great options for al a cart with the other restaurants. There are two finer dining al a cart restaurants so bring at least two nice outfits so you can celebrate in style. There is limited beef choices but tons of chicken, fish, seafood, pork and vegetarian options. We also participated in the private dinner on the beach (for an additional fee) and loved the evening would recommend to all. The staff were amazing and the hospitality flowed as well as the free drinks. There was never a request they didn't try to accommodate and they never met you without a smile. We met many guests that were return visitors and we will definitely join the group of repeaters. A Honeymoon to remember. Thank you to Couples Swept Away and Westjet Vacations!
An amazing staff, paradise setting, 5 star food and excellent amenities: a dream vacation!!
Date of stay: December 2012
Trip type: Couple
An extraordinary staff, always eager and well disposed to help. The sports and spa facilities are excellent and the best in Jamaica. For an all inclusive, it is very satisfying that they don't cut corners, the food is ...
An extraordinary staff, always eager and well disposed to help. The sports and spa facilities are excellent and the best in Jamaica. For an all inclusive, it is very satisfying that they don't cut corners, the food is 5 star, excellent quality liquor, bar service, even on the beach!! The long beach and the crystal clear water was a perfect scene. Great entertainment, morning and evening at the Palms, great effort put out by the entire staff to stage the Friday night Beach party. Even at 98% capacity, the layout and facilities are such that you never feel crowded, never fighting for a good spot on the beach. Was our second time back, going back next year with friends. Thank you swept away for another wonderful experience. Anthony and Mary
Perfect honeymoon! Had to ignore the sewer smell though
Date of stay: November 2012
Trip type: Honeymoon
Couples Swept Away was a perfect honeymoon! It was exactly what we were looking for. Lots of pools to find a quite spot, wasn't too big of a resort, not too busy, no big party groups there, activities ...
Couples Swept Away was a perfect honeymoon! It was exactly what we were looking for. Lots of pools to find a quite spot, wasn't too big of a resort, not too busy, no big party groups there, activities aimed at couples & honeymooners were a lot of fun. Location was good - 1.5hrs away from airport. Most off resort activities required a little drive - horseback riding only 20mins away. Zipline, however, was about a 2hr drive. Downtown shopping area only a 10min drive if you wanted to buy coffee or booze off resort (we did, big savings). Staff very laid back and easy going. It's a no-tipping, no-cash resort, which is nice, but takes the bartering out of the equation if you're into that. We would go back, for sure. There was an issue to sewer smells on the resort throughout our stay. Might of been related to Hurricane Sandy that was the week before. There was also 2 male bathrooms I noted to have their floor drains back up. Might be an issue that's resolved now, but the smell wasn't pleasant.
We loved it and are already planning our return!!
Date of stay: March 2012
Trip type: Couple
We have travelled for years and have stayed at numerous all inclusives in Mexico as well as the Dominican Republic and Cuba. We have also tried top notch cruises and have found Couples Swept away by far ...
We have travelled for years and have stayed at numerous all inclusives in Mexico as well as the Dominican Republic and Cuba. We have also tried top notch cruises and have found Couples Swept away by far the best. First of all the beach - the beach is amazing and goes on for miles. Than there is the staff - who were all extremely welcoming. As to the food, it was very good and the selection of liquors varied and top notch. The exercise facility alone is worth the trip with a lap pool, tennis courts as well as tennis clinics, yoga, pilates, jogging track, basketball court and on and on it goes. All activities are included - water skiing, a sunset cruise, snorkelling in either day light or at night. You can't fit it all in in just a short week. We have already decided to return. Next year we will forgo the beach front verandah suite- as all the rooms are nice -and spend the money on a longer stay.
wonderful couple's getaway
Date of stay: August 2011
Trip type: Couple
My wife & I spent two amazing weeks at Couples Swept Away in Negril in Aug 2011. We have never seen a beach so beautiful or water so crystal blue in our lives. The staff at CSA were truly ...
My wife & I spent two amazing weeks at Couples Swept Away in Negril in Aug 2011. We have never seen a beach so beautiful or water so crystal blue in our lives. The staff at CSA were truly amazing, always smiling & always willing to offer advice or assistance if needed. The Hotel grounds were great, very tropical & lush, the work out facilities were by far the best we?ve ever experienced at a hotel. The restaurants were very good & offered a wide variety of dining options. If I had to pick one thing that put Couples Swept Away above any other hotel we stayed at in the past it would have to be all the inclusions. Everything from catamaran cruises & scuba diving to the strict no tipping policy truly helped make our holiday one of the most relaxing getaways we?ve ever been on!
Yea mon, it's amazing!!
Date of stay: August 2011
Trip type: Couple
Negril was a trip that we will not forget! The people, the beaches, the water, the SMILES!! They have a way of life that we all should consider in the way that they are so relaxed and are ...
Negril was a trip that we will not forget! The people, the beaches, the water, the SMILES!! They have a way of life that we all should consider in the way that they are so relaxed and are so happy!! The beaches and water were like those that you see in the corona commercials!! The red stripe cold and always ready for you!! We fell in love with the jerk chicken so much that when we got home... We went and bought a smoker to make our own little piece of JAMAICA!! We will be back... Oh yea mon!!!
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Nothing but AWESOME!
I won't fill this with fluff as I'm sure others have covered most aspects of the resort. All I have to say is that on our first trip we found it to be absolutely awesome so we visited it a second...
I won't fill this with fluff as I'm sure others have covered most aspects of the resort. All I have to say is that on our first trip we found it to be absolutely awesome so we visited it a second time. Oh yeah, we got married on our first trip and WOW, it was a great experience.
This is the resort you stay when you love watersports and other activities! Not only do you get all you can drink of premium drinks, and a nice room, one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen...
This is the resort you stay when you love watersports and other activities! Not only do you get all you can drink of premium drinks, and a nice room, one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen, but you also get scuba (if certified), snorkeling (from a boat), sailing, kayaking, wind sailing, paddleboarding, and a daily sunset catamaran cruise (one of the best experiences to be had in Negril!!) Pools were not great - quite small and swim up bar was the smallest I've seen. Patois restaurant was good, buffet was good, and specialty restaurants were delicious. The beach was absolutely incredible, beautiful with white sand, and the water smooth, clear, and gorgeous! Get a flag in the morning to put up when you want a drink for great service! Accessibility: I was in a wheelchair, able to get up a few steps and with my husband to assist. I had steps to my room, paths would have been near impossible on my own, and some areas required quite a few steps to access. Getting on and off the boats was very difficult, but the people at the Catamaran were very helpful in getting down. The people on the dive boat were excellent with staying with the group and ensuring all were good. They helped me with the tank so I had minimal difficulty getting in. Very nice! They were also helpful with the snorkel. The best food for us was at the hamburger grill. Enjoyed those very much. Loved the Grace Ketchup! Wish more resorts carried that!! The sports area across the street was awesome with loads available for those that are very active. I wasn't overly impressed with the décor - was more rustic than I expected and food wasn't quite what I had hoped for, but the inclusions and the amazing beach are what make this property first rate! Enjoy!
Great beach, typical all inclusive type place
Couples Swept Away was nice and had a great beach. It was a typical all inclusive place in that the food wasn't so hot and the drinks were weak. However, it was a good time and the staff was...
Couples Swept Away was nice and had a great beach. It was a typical all inclusive place in that the food wasn't so hot and the drinks were weak. However, it was a good time and the staff was attentive and the rooms were nice and clean.
Heaven on earth
I have no complaints. There are no bad things to say about this place. Hands down, best vacation ever. My husband and I went for our anniversary based on friends suggestions and we were not...
I have no complaints. There are no bad things to say about this place. Hands down, best vacation ever. My husband and I went for our anniversary based on friends suggestions and we were not disappointed. There is something magical about the place and the staff that give you the feeling that you are in paradise. Everyone is exceptionally friendly and truly care about meeting your needs to ensure that you are having the best vacation possible. The food, the drinks, the beach, the water sports, all exceeded my expectations. I think I enjoyed meeting and getting to know the locals and the staff the most. There was so much to do and see that we never left the resort for the entire 6 days and there are still things that we didn't do! We definitely plan on being return visitors for many years to come!
Amazing resort!! Very long and detailed review...
We just got back from an incredible stay at Couples Swept Away from Oct 22-Oct 25th. I will give you a run down of our experience from arrival to departure! Arrival: We arrived at the airport...
We just got back from an incredible stay at Couples Swept Away from Oct 22-Oct 25th. I will give you a run down of our experience from arrival to departure! Arrival: We arrived at the airport around 11am. We were some of the first to depart the plane so we were some of the first to arrive at the customs line. We breezed right through - however, I did look back as we were leaving and noticed if you weren't one of the first off the plane you will end up in a long line waiting. I highly suggest going for the ClubMobay VIP service. This will put you on the fast track through customs. Like I said - I got lucky that I didn't need it upon arrival but if I got trapped in that line I would have been kicking myself for not having it. (I bought it for our departure though) ;) Once you are through you will be escorted to the Couples Lounge while you await your transportation to Negril. Here you will have a bar with whatever you want, restrooms and free wifi. (just ask a rep for the password). Travel to Negril - We only had one other couple join us on our busride to Negril - so it was nice to spread out and take in the Jamaican culture as we passed through towns. I did spring for the $280 flight back from Negril to Montego Bay due to our short stay, so it was interesting to get to see eveything since I knew we wouldn't see it on the way back. It does make you appreciate the things you have, and I don't think I could bare to see another starving dog. So that aspect was a bit depressing. The ride felt a lot shorter since we had pleasant company the entire way. The roads were windy and narrow, but I didn't think it was as bad as others on here have previously mentioned. Arrival at hotel: Once we arrived we were greeted with a cold town and champagne. They instantly made you feel welcomed! We got escorted to the front desk and soon after were immediately escorted to our room. Everyone was very nice and helpful and check in was a breeze. If you want a specific request regarding your room, speak up! I requested a top floor and my request was happily granted! Room: We booked the beachfront suite and our mouths dropped when we entered our room. Now I am not a luxurious person and do not need the "finer" things such as marble floors and chandeliers. Our room was absolutely perfect for the type of people we are. It was clean, spacious, had a HUGE patio, beautiful crafted wooden french doors, large king sized bed, upgraded bathroom and lots of closet space. The breeze that came into our room was so awesome and it was surrounded by plantation shutters so you could have plenty of light, or you can have plenty of privacy. Your choice. I told my husband that one day I would love to replicate that room and patio as our master bedroom. I must note...once the sun goes down, you will INSTANTLY hear the frogs. Some may find this annoying, I loved it. (Except for one particular very loud frog that had the worst sound ever)...but that's nature. If you want to drown out the sound, just close your doors and windows. I also recommend closing your doors at night as well. As I LOVED the breeze coming in from the top floor - your lights WILL attract bugs. So unless you like sleeping with them, I would close everything up and just turn on the ac for the night. :) They have a safe in the closet that you can set your own password to. I recommend using it. I just locked up my ipad and other expensive and personal (money, passports, etc) belongings. Not that I wouldn't feel safe or feel the resort is shady in that regard, but better be safe than sorry. (no pun intended). Room service: They will have cards you can put out on your door if you need your refrigerator re-stocked, your room clean or if you would like to have your breakfast in your room. They only have breakfast room service. Honestly, we got some fruit and coffee but were dying to go to the breakfast buffet each morning. Which I will get into momentarily. Food - They have LOTS of options when it comes to food. We ate at The Palms for the breakfast buffet every day which is very good. Huge selection of everything you could want. We frequented the Seagrape Cafe for lunch which was awesome!! They had amazing fish tacos! Also a self soft serve machine which made me eat one too many ice cream cones. For dinner we ate at The Palms one night - which is buffet style. It was good but I HIGHLY recommend Patois. Simply AMAZING food and a much better vibe there. We ate at Feathers friday night and you can only eat there by reservation, so book quickly because we arrived on a weds and it was booked full until friday. You also have to dress up - for men that involves slacks and dress shoes. They won't let you dine without them. Honestly, I thought it was a little too stuffy and snotty for my liking. The portions were insanely small and the atmosphere was just to uptight. It was good don't get me wrong, but I would have rather dined at Patois instead. The BEACH!!! - This is where we spent ALL of our time. I will say, run don't walk, run to the watershop if you want to get in some excursions and activities.They tell you to sign up a day in advance but much to our disappointment, they were booked solid for two days straight. I didn't even bother checking for Saturday since that was the day we were leaving so I don't even know if there was anything for that day. But we didn't get to do anything like snorkeling, glassbottom boat, or the catamaran cruise since it was all booked up and there are no waiting lists. But fortunately, we had the mindset of just relaxing anyway so sitting on the beautiful beach was just fine for us. We did go kayaking which would have been nice if it wasn't so windy. But it was still fun nonetheless.The resort provides floaties on your chair so you can take it with you to go float in the ocean. The sand is so soft and the water is so clear. I had absolutely NO idea why anyone would want to go to the pool when this beach exists 10 ft away. It was almost criminal. I didn't step one toe in a pool. I can do that anywhere! I lived on that beach for days, only stopping to eat! Now I must say the only con about the beach is that it is open to the public. And therefore you have to deal with the vendors. They can get annoying, when all you want to do is sleep or relax and you are constantly being approached to buy anything and everything under the sun. They WILL offer you weed and other drugs. My husband was offered to buy weed seriously no less than 20 times while we were there. But a simple "no thank you" is all you need to day to get them to move on. They are polite and will keep it moving. The securities presence is made clear so you can feel safe knowing they are always watching to make sure things are ok. Keep in mind, weed is illegal in Jamaica and it's not worth it to risk getting in trouble for. Also - people will wake up at the crack of dawn to reserve a palapa - I suggest if you want one - rise and shine early to throw a towel and a shirt in the seats to reserve it for yourself. Departure - on the sad day when we had to head home, we had our luggage picked up from our room and met the bus up at the lobby. As I said previously, I had booked a private plane back to Montego Bay which is only $280 per couple one way. SO worth it. Our flight was 20 minutes back to Montego bay vs the 90 minute bus ride. I am SO afraid of small planes and the "airport" for these tiny planes looked SO sketchy. But once I met the pilots and we got in the air, they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. It really was an adventure! As I also said, we got the VIP Mobay Club lounge which puts you on the fast track through customs and you will be escorted down to a nice lounge where they have food, tv and refreshments waiting for you until your flight is called. The departure VIP Mobay was only $30 a person and SOOOO worth it. I'm telling you...GET THIS. you won't be sorry! Weather - unless there is a hurricane coming - do NOT become obsessed with looking at the weather report before your trip. I made that mistake and the weather constantly said 80% chance of thunderstorms and rain. That is typical tropical weather. In reality, it was 90% sunny with a small rain shower that lasted approx 10 mins AT MOST each day. So really, try not to pay much attention to the weather reports. (unless of course as I said, there is a hurricane approaching...then yeah, I'd pay attention) haha Well that about wraps up my review! Hope it was helpful!! Please remember no matter how much you want to - this is a NO TIPPING resort. Once you are on the resort they are not allowed to take tips. They could be fired for this. So don't feel guilty when you don't tip them. HOWEVER, the pilots, the bus driver, and anyone else off the resort that provided you assistance - they will expect a tip. So it's ok to do so off the resort. Enjoy your stay at Couples Swept Away!! You will LOVE it!!
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