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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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This was our first vacation to Jamaica and to a Couples resort. It not only met, but by far exceeded any expectations!!! The staff is 100% top notch. For this reason alone, we will be going back in...
This was our first vacation to Jamaica and to a Couples resort. It not only met, but by far exceeded any expectations!!! The staff is 100% top notch. For this reason alone, we will be going back in January 2015!! Seymour at the water sports, and Peter at the pool bar were fantastic. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make your stay fantastic!!!
Pictures don't do it justice!
I am not typically one to write reviews however we were so impressed with this resort that it would not be fair to keep the feedback to myself! First and foremost the pictures that are posted are...
I am not typically one to write reviews however we were so impressed with this resort that it would not be fair to keep the feedback to myself! First and foremost the pictures that are posted are beautiful but they do not do the resort justice. I was "wowed" from the moment we arrived: by our room, a second floor atrium suite; the beach (perfection); the gardens and foliage; the staff!! The resort is picturesque, beautiful and beyond relaxing. The food was great with lots of healthy options and the drinks were plentiful with top shelf options available. We have been to other AI's and this one def has a different, low key vibe to it. Embrace it, this is ideal for relaxing and reconnecting with the one you love. My tips for you: - As one who plans, plans, plans for every vacation - I recommend to stop all the planning! Once we arrived all my plans were abandoned and my main activity consisted of floating in the amazing turquoise water. - All of the rooms seemed amazing. I am one who typically goes for beachfront however for this resort I highly recommend an atrium suite as the open feel, high ceilings, privacy and giant veranda were AMAZING. Spend less on the room and stay for an extra day - WIN/WIN! - We booked a private Catamaran Cruise with a couple of other couples - this was one of the highlights of the trip. - The vendors add to the vacation rather than take away from the vacation - they add character! Don't think twice, book at CSA and start your vacation count down. We will definitely be back!
Can't imagine better
Lovely place, staff are very friendly and the resorts strict no tipping policy was a breath of fresh air Would recomended it to anyone! One point of note though is if given the choice do not...
Lovely place, staff are very friendly and the resorts strict no tipping policy was a breath of fresh air Would recomended it to anyone! One point of note though is if given the choice do not fly with Thompson. It was horrible and I will defo fly with someone else next time
Not for everyone
First off, I want to say that I love Couples and I have been to all 4 of the hotels, as have a lot of people. This last visit, in September 2014, however, was a bit of a mixed experience. My...
First off, I want to say that I love Couples and I have been to all 4 of the hotels, as have a lot of people. This last visit, in September 2014, however, was a bit of a mixed experience. My partner and I booked 2 weeks at Swept Away. I had been to CTi and CSS previously and loved both of them. The attraction to CSA was that the beach had such rave reviews and I wanted to experience another side of Jamaica. I had also read so many positive reviews on the 'infamous' Atrium rooms. I can't fault Couples in terms of the usual 'service'. However, not one member of staff actually stood out for me as CSA. Painful to say this, but the staff are quite a lot different from those over at Ocho Rios. Nothing negative to say, but staff were definitely not as friendly as what I came to expect from the 'Couples' experience. The biggest disappointment was actually the Atrium Room (2234). It's not for everyone and wasn't for us. You really need to like the open window element - we didn't like it AT all. Seemed to spend so much time closing and opening the shutters! We didn't like the bathroom being so open either. The view we had WAS lovely, and the large balcony with hammock were great, but we actually didn't spend a whole lot of time out there. The bed - was AWFUL. Very weird with nowhere to rest your head if you happened to be sitting up in bed. Banged our heads a few times - thought we would have learned after the first, second and third time!!! The resort is large and very spread out - it was a few days before we realised there was literally a whole complex over the road. This was very quiet, but the staff at the juice bar turned us off going back there - it's not as if they are very busy (there were never more than about 6 guests about), and I thought they really couldn't be bothered to interact with us, let alone remember what we had been drinking. The spa was very good, although pretty expensive. Food on offer was very good - although, towards the end of our stay, we had really bad service at The Palms - had to wait more than an HOUR for our dinner. When it arrived, it was tough as boots and we left it. There seemed to be a LOT of private dinners that evening, so not sure whether it was down to staff shortage. Other times we went there, we seemed to be 'forgotten' and this especially happened when we were seated to the left of the entrance. It got so bad, that we specifically asked NOT to sit in this area. Breakfasts in Patois were far superior, as was the service. Lemongrass - we didn't enjoy. Again, not the greatest of service. We arrived 20 minutes early, by mistake, and were ushered away quite rudely. We came back 15 minutes later (5 minutes ahead of our booking) and you would think we were expecting the host to walk across hot coals! The food was awful - only went once thankfully. Feathers, on the other hand, was superb. Service and food was of a high standard. Sea Grape, veggie burgers were the best I have had and can highly recommend. The swimming pools were not fantastic, but this resort isn't pitched as having 'great' swimming pools. The swim up felt crowded and there was not a lot of shade. We also didn't like having to get out of the swimming pool and into the swim up pool, to get a drink. The 'main' pool was ok, although quite small, and why oh why do they offer scuba lessons and volley ball in this little pool? Why can't the go over to the sports complex? Basket making was great fun. By day 10, we were, dare I say it, bored! Difficult to put our finger on it, but we just looked at each other and at the same time, said ' 5 more days of this?' Never did I think I would feel this way at a Couples resort. We decided, on the spur of the moment, to transfer to Couples Sans Souci. I have a separate review for this. All I can say is I WISH we had decided this earlier. CSA is fine for a week, any more and you may find yourself bored to tears. I wouldn't return to CSA and unfortunately can't recommend it. I have to commend the Couples Reception staff on how they handled our transfer to Sans Souci. Superbly done and with no hitches at all. I wouldn't want to knock CSA as it clearly wasn't to our taste, but may well be to others. By the way, the wifi was excellent - far superior to what we expected.
Swept Away Never Disappoints
Our second trip to Swept Away was spectacular again, we love the vibe, the staff, the responsiveness and the beach is to die for. Positives; Check in a breeze Room ready by 1:45 Third floor...
Our second trip to Swept Away was spectacular again, we love the vibe, the staff, the responsiveness and the beach is to die for. Positives; Check in a breeze Room ready by 1:45 Third floor Beachfront Verandah Suite with killer views Clean and bar stocked Food was beyond good Drinks and brands always available Love the security guards, fun to interact with Turn down service always nice to come back to Conrad is a great Operations Mgr! Repeaters dinner was so good Day visit to Couples Negril Opportunities to improve; Towels on beach were late a few days (after 9:30 am) Flag service was a little spotty but glad so we could get a little activity Not a Couples thing but Parasailing vendors asking you 20 times a day if you are ready to "fly" Large group from SC that was drunk, loud, cursing and taking over Patois on 10/9/14 about 20 people seated together. It's Couples not large drunk groups We are already planning our return trip, if you haven't been there you are missing out.
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