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    My happy place in the sun. Friendly people, great activities and forget about time.

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Ian on Jun 20, 2014

    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.

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    A Perfect Honeymoon!

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Colleen and Allen on Sep 18, 2013

    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!

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    An amazing staff, paradise setting, 5 star food and excellent amenities: a dream vacation!!

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Anthony and Mary on Dec 23, 2012

    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

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    Perfect honeymoon! Had to ignore the sewer smell though

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by DarrellC on Nov 28, 2012

    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.

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    We loved it and are already planning our return!!

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by mieke and greg on Mar 11, 2012

    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.

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    wonderful couple's getaway

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Cam on Sep 09, 2011

    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!

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    Yea mon, it's amazing!!

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Tara Macdonald on Sep 06, 2011

    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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        Reviewed by MaryAnn B(Taylorville, Illinois, United States) on Sep 16, 2014

        This was our second trip to Jamaica, but first to Couples Swept Away. We had decided before we left that we would be returning. Everything was beautiful! The Staff was wonderful, the rooms were...

        This was our second trip to Jamaica, but first to Couples Swept Away. We had decided before we left that we would be returning. Everything was beautiful! The Staff was wonderful, the rooms were lovely. The food was off the charts! I encourage everyone to go and try all the restaurants, all the bars, and please do not miss the wonderful entertainment. It was a wonderful trip, and first class resort!

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          Beautiful and relaxing AI for honeymoon or anytime

          Reviewed by TXCorgi(Houston, TX) on Sep 15, 2014

          We stayed September 3-8, 2014 in an Ocean View Verandah room. We were on the 1st floor. I had specifically asked that we be placed on an upper floor because my husband is allergic to cats. There are...

          We stayed September 3-8, 2014 in an Ocean View Verandah room. We were on the 1st floor. I had specifically asked that we be placed on an upper floor because my husband is allergic to cats. There are a number of cats that roam the grounds and make visits to the first floor verandahs for food and pets. We didn't have a problem, but if you think you will insist on an upper floor. We used Club Mobay on arrival and departure. Even though it was low season and the lines weren't long I think it was worth the peace of mind (and the drinks, food and service.) Check in was breeze especially with the sparkling wine they gave us on arrival. The grounds are beautiful and very walkable. You don't have far to go to get a drink, food, or go to an activity. The food was above average for an AI, IMO. We ate at both reservation restaurants and found the food very good, in small portions. You get plenty of courses and can ask for more if you're not satisfied. Most employees we encountered were helpful and courteous. The drinks were strong enough and easy to get. We spent most of our time in the beautiful ocean on a floatie or on the beach sleeping or reading. We did the snorkeling trip and the sunset catamaran cruise which was the highlight of the trip for me (other than just floating in the refreshing ocean.) My husband went out on a hobie cat and enjoyed it. Most activities are free. We did the tie-dye class and there was an additional cost for the shirt ($6). The in-room minibar was stocked daily with everything we requested except for the additional diet coke and red stripe we asked for. They'll only allow you a certain number per day. Overall, it was a wonderfully fun and relaxing trip.

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          Wonderful experience

          Reviewed by twigloo(Ottawa, Canada) on Sep 15, 2014

          This was my first time at an all-inclusive resort. The service was exceptional as they accommodated my gluten-free diet. The beach was phenomenal and the cleanliness was above and beyond. Well worth...

          This was my first time at an all-inclusive resort. The service was exceptional as they accommodated my gluten-free diet. The beach was phenomenal and the cleanliness was above and beyond. Well worth the money! I just wish they had more chairs on the beach.

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          Impossibly Beautiful Beach

          Reviewed by LoriandJoe(Albion, New York) on Sep 13, 2014

          We stayed here the third week of August, 2014. We'd never been to Jamaica before and were extremely impressed. First of all - Use Club Mobay when you arrive (we did). The line to get through customs...

          We stayed here the third week of August, 2014. We'd never been to Jamaica before and were extremely impressed. First of all - Use Club Mobay when you arrive (we did). The line to get through customs and immigration was estimated to take 2-3 hours. We were through in 15 minutes and had the opportunity to relax for a bit while waiting for the shuttle departure. Amanda was our host at Club Mobay and was extremely friendly, informative, and professional. We headed out on the shuttle with a fresh glass of rum punch from Club Mobay. The ride was fine in the shuttle and it took about 80 minutes to get there. Great scenery during the drive. Check in was a breeze with a cold towel and glass of champagne. We were then whisked away to our beachfront veranda room. We had a corner room on the second floor. We would describe it as a Caribbean bungalow. We would say that the rooms are slightly outdated (furniture, bathrooms) compared to something new or recently remodeled, but it was certainly fully functional and kept spotless by the cleaning staff. Our view was outstanding and the beach was steps away from our room. Great sunset views. The beach and sea are just beautiful. The staff keep the beach and all common areas neat and tidy - raking up leaves, picking up coconuts, smoothing sand, etc. There were plenty of comfortable lounge chairs with floating cushions. If there is any complaint on the beach it is that people save the palapas very early in the morning, and then would not be using them for a lot of the day. There is ample shade in the trees, however. The palapas are nice because it gives you a place to hang towels etc. We took an "if you can't beat them, join them" attitude, and went out at 5:30 AM one morning to find only one still available. That's crazy. The grounds of the resort are beautiful. We enjoyed walking through sections to get around. Away from the beach the grounds are very tropical with a wide variety of flowers and plants, all neatly groomed and maintained. We would consider taking a room further from the beach just to enjoy the seclusion of the shaded, tropical sections. We found the food and drinks to be outstanding. We ate everywhere except "Lemongrass" at least once. Some of the more notable food would be the sweet potato chips and their dips and the self serve soft ice cream (great for a hot afternoon), the beef or chicken "patties", and the snapper sandwich on coco bread. The food selection was widely varied and always tasty. We didn't find anything we didn't like, and explored some food items we wouldn't normally try or have available at home. (i.e. Lion Fish) The service staff was friendly and attentive all around. As for drinks, we had fun exploring the drink menus. Our room was near the beachfront "Bamboo Bar", and since our chairs were right there, we were able to refresh drinks at will in addition to the flag service from your chair. We went on three excursions - Margaritaville, Rick's Café, and the Catamaran Cruise. We enjoyed all three for a first time there. We probably wouldn't go back to Rick's or Margaritaville again just because we'd rather enjoy the beach or another activity than these two places. The staff were great. Friendly, gracious, and sincere. We never felt like they expected anything from us like some other reviewers have mentioned. The one thing that almost made us lower this to a "4" for a review was noise from renovations in the building adjacent to us. Every day from around 9 until after dark, we were subjected to the noise of power sanders (MANY power sanders) while a crew worked to refinish every wood surface in the building (and there are A LOT) The din was non-stop the entire day. You sort of tune it out after while, and the workers were not loud outside of the work. The only reason we chose not to lower down to a 4 is because we understand that the work must be done to better the property and keep it fresh. The Bamboo Bar was also being refreshed the first couple of days we were there, but that wasn't noisy and once they re-opened on Thursday, their music drowned out at least some of the sanding noise. Our veranda was essentially useless during the day because of the noise, but inside the room, the noise was not apparent. All in all, we certainly enjoyed our stay here and would return without a second thought.

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            Couples swept us away

            Reviewed by ZetababePa(PA) on Sep 12, 2014

            We stayed at CSA from 8/30 to 9/6/14. We used Club Mobay for arrival and departure and I would highly recommend this. They made the customs transitions very smooth. I know that some folks say the...

            We stayed at CSA from 8/30 to 9/6/14. We used Club Mobay for arrival and departure and I would highly recommend this. They made the customs transitions very smooth. I know that some folks say the ride to the resort is long but in truth, I enjoyed the scenery and the ride. It didn’t seem long. Check-in was different from any other resort I’ve been to. They had all of us who had arrived at once sit in the main lobby. We were given clip boards with our booking information, a map of the resort, a drink, cool towel and asked for a picture ID and a credit card for a courtesy hold. The staff member collected the clip board, ID and credit card; disappeared into the other room and came back with a credit card slip for signature. We were encouraged to make our reservations for dining and the catamaran cruise which we did. Our room wasn’t ready at the time so the staff member asked that we make ourselves comfortable on the resort and come back in an hour. We returned and for our trouble, we were given a $100.00 resort credit. That was a nice touch. My husband instantly fell in love with this place and I’ve never seen such a beautiful beach with such an amazing stretch of sea. The water was a clear crystal blue out past the roped off area of the ocean and calm. You could walk the roped area and see star fish on the bottom of the sand, reach down and pick them up. The grounds are beautiful, lush and tropical. The resort has done a fantastic job with this. There are several Jacuzzis situated throughout the resort and they are the perfect temperature. We found the staff to be friendly, engaging and very polite. Security at the resort is situated along the perimeter of the resort and they did a good job of keeping vendors from intruding into your space and in keeping the resort safe. If you wanted to buy anything, all you had to do was to approach the vendor. We did buy the most amazing shell from ‘Shell Mon’ but we didn’t purchase anything else. There were vendors on grounds with beautiful wood carvings, leather sandals and jewelry if you were so inclined. The snorkeling was great. Julian took good care of us and we went several times. The catamaran cruise was fun and the sunset truly beautiful. If you go on the catamaran cruise you should know that the staff are not employed by Couples and can be tipped. There are several teen boys that dive off of the rocks by Rick’s Café and they also appreciate a few dollars. ‘Mama’ is entertaining on the cruise, keeps the fun going and also sells very pretty bathing suit wraps. All of the day time activities are well coordinated and you can be busy throughout the day if you want. Our first drink was at the sunset bar where we had a Bob Marley shot (not the high test version as the over-proof rum wasn’t available) plus a few others. Alshane kept us very entertained and made great drinks. I found that they never skimped on the drinks and they flowed freely. Beware of the Bob Marley shot with the over-proof rum. It has the ability to knock you on your tush. The green flag service was hit or miss depending on where you were sitting on the beach. The closer you sat to the bars seem to ensure that you got a green flag however, you really aren’t very far from either of the beach bars and it’s no big inconvenience to serve yourself. We had no problem getting beach towels either. There was plenty of space and shade on the beach. I only experienced one cut-throat action with a palapa. One couple arrived and approached us as we sat under one of the palapas. The man seemed to want it very badly but we didn’t go in to our room until around 4 in the afternoon. We are early risers and went out every morning at 6:30 and yes – other than eating breakfast, we were at the palapa. On our last morning there, I heard the alarm in the room above us going off at 5 AM (where incidentally this man and his wife were staying). He actually went out to put his towels and books on the chairs under this particular palapa at that time. I just don’t understand the issue with this particular palapa as there were plenty others but waking me up at 5 AM made me a little grouchy. The business center is very nice. There are lots of computers and printers plus it is air- conditioned with refreshments available. We did see them renovating some of the Great House Rooms and BVFS. Food: We never had a bad meal. They were all good but our preference was to eat at Feathers as much as possible. We ate at Lemongrass which was delicious however it was very warm upstairs of the Palms which put me off from wanting to eat there again. Room: We had a beachfront verandah suite that was literally on the beach. The AC worked well, the refrig was cold and there was all the booze you could want. I found the bed to be super comfortable. We did have a problem with the shower that was never resolved. There is about an 18” piece of glass by the head of the shower that runs floor to ceiling and then an open drain that runs the length of the shower. Our drain never worked properly which meant that the bathroom flooded each and every time we showered. We did use two towels and the bath mat to put next to the drain to stop the flooding but overall, it seems to be a poor set-up. The bathroom itself is small and so is the sink area. The sink takes up almost the entire countertop so there is really nowhere to put your toiletries. It would have been nice to have a shelf or a drawer to put things in. The walls and floors do carry certain sounds like loud walking, alarms, moving furniture, etc. Spa: We had a couples massage at the spa which was to die for. We were so relaxed after the massage that I wished we had done it our first day there and maybe the last day. Evening entertainment: This is where I feel the resort really falls short. The only air-conditioned bar was the piano bar. Every time we went there it was dead with no one in there. Maybe we were too early. A band played at the Palms but most people left when they were done eating. The beach party was a lot of fun with some acts and interaction with the guests. My only wish was that it wasn’t Friday night which is the night before a large majority of people leave. Oh, and for those of you who have read about the Casino: it is currently closed with no opening date on the sign. There are a few things that I discovered about myself and some things that I wished I had known before I went, which I didn’t think to ask. Since I’m not from a tropical climate, I found that I really did like an area that was air-conditioned to eat, drink and be entertained in. The Palms, Patois, and Lemongrass are all open-air restaurants and I found them to be loud with the number of people in there talking, and very warm. You do get used to the heat after a few days but it is more relaxing to be in a restaurant that is on the quieter side, cool and you can hear nice dinner music. I also thought there would be slippers at a resort of this caliber. They had bathrobes but no slippers. The toiletries were very basic so bring your own if you are picky. Also, I didn't realize how much I liked room service for lunch or a snack in the middle of the night. They have only a limited room service for a continental breakfast in the morning. I do wish that they would open up the restaurant at 6:30 for a full breakfast. I liked CSA and if the price is right, I’d return for the beach and the day time activities. It would be a plus for me, if the evening entertainment were livelier. My aunt traveled to CSA last year and said we were going to Eden and I can see where she came up with that idea. I think it would be very difficult to not have a good time at this resort.

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