Couples Sans Souci

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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Dunn's River Falls tour, glass bottom boat reef cruise, shopping tour, catamaran cruise, scuba diving, and trip to Margaritaville.
Golf: Unlimited greens fees and transfers to Negril Hills Golf Club (cart and caddy are mandatory and extra).
Honeymoon: Bottle of sparkling wine and 25-minute couples massage (restrictions apply).

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property only uses environmentally friendly cleaning products and utilizes energy efficient air conditioners. Paper towel holders have also been replaced with electronic hand dryers.

When it comes to cuisine, 85% of the menu is prepared with products form local growers and farmers.

Nestled on the cliffs of Jamaica's emerald coast on 35 acres of oceanfront property, Couples Sans Souci in vibrant Ocho Rios, Jamaica, beckons you and your loved one to surrender mind, body, and soul. Stress melts away in the healing waters of the natural mineral springs. Feel a rush of exhilaration scaling Dunn's River waterfalls, or simply drift to sleep in a hammock by the sea. This 24-hour, all-inclusive resort offers the vacation experience you've been dreaming about.

The resort's design pays tribute to an understated colonial elegance. Each of the 150 suites at Couples Sans Souci offers unparalleled privacy and pristine views of the Caribbean Sea. Take in the ocean vistas with the one you love, and enjoy an outdoor meal from the sumptuous room service menu.

Private cabanas at cliff's edge provide the ideal setting for signature spa treatments, while the choice of resort activities knows no limits. Explore the coral reefs, play a round of golf, take a professional tennis lesson, or sail into the sunset. You can also explore the island on select tours, part of the all-inclusive package.

Enjoy four swimming pools and a gorgeous stretch of beach, including a section for au naturel sunbathing. Six bars, including a swim-up pool bar, serve unlimited premium-brand liquors and wines. A seaside, air-conditioned fitness center has state-of-the-art cardio equipment to keep you in shape while on holiday. There are many classes available, including aerobics, yoga, acquiesces, Pilates, and meditation. A host of non-motorized watersports ensure you make the most of the coastal location.

Four unique restaurants serve the finest international cuisine with a Caribbean twist. From elegant country club dining on the sweeping terrace of Casanova to casual meals at the Beach Grill, the dining options at Couples Sans Souci never fail to please. Authentic Jamaican specialties made with only the finest local ingredients and spices may be enjoyed alongside a worldly menu of international favorites. At the end of the night, saunter up to the polished wooden counter of the Balloon Bar and feel like you traveled back in time.

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Learn more about Ocho Rios.
This property is two miles east of Ocho Rios on Jamaica`s North Shore, 70 miles from Montego Bay Airport (approximately one and three-quarter hours by car).

Local Phone: 876-994-1209
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-COUPLES
Fax: 876-994-1544
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (3 1/2 miles)
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
There are three freshwater pools (one of which is au naturel), one mineral water pooland one mineral water jacuzzi.
Holes: 0
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Bicycles: Complimentary
Other Sports: Voleyball, basketball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Nestled in the heart of Ocho Rios, within walking distance of many of the great attractions that this bustling town has to offer, the Couples Sans Souci Resort is an oceanfront oasis of peace and tranquility. Tropical elegance awaits you at the luxurious Couples Sans Souci. Sans Souci emerges majestically from the cliffs of Jamaica's emerald mountains, with stone pathways tumbling past tropical greenery to a breathtaking Caribbean Sea. Beach: There are two private beaches. The main beach encompasses a total of 800 m, and the second au naturel beach features its own whirlpool, bar and grill. Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 150
Year Opened: 1985 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
Couples only (18 and over). There are no handicapped facilities.
Spacious accommodations with a separate living room and a large private balcony with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary personalized minibar, nightly turndown service, and king size bed.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
View of the Caribbean Sea from a private balcony or patio. Bathrooms and walk-in-shower. Separate living room. Complimentary personalized minibar, nightly turndown service, and king size bed.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Spacious masterbedroom with a large balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary personalized minibar, nightly turndown service, and king size bed.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Large master bedroom with separate living room and balcony with breathtaking ocean views. Complimentary personalized minibar, nightly turndown service, and king size bed.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

IPOD/MP3 Player
Room Service (6:00 am until 11:00 pm)
Couples Sans Souci features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All
There are 4 Restaurants at Couples Sans Souci:
2 Snack Grills - The Main and Sunset grills are the perfect place to stop for a quick bite after a swim. Enjoy the daily Jamaican Jerk special, hamburgers and hot dogs. Open 12:30pm-5pm daily. Main grill reopens at night (after 11:00 pm)
Palazzina - A casual buffet restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. The evening la carte menu has an Italian theme. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Reservations are required for dinner. Dress is smart casual.
Ristorante Casanova - Classic gourmet Italian cuisine elegantly presented with European flair. Open for dinner nightly except Tuesday and Friday. Dress Code: Casual Elegance-no jeans, flip flops, shorts, t-shirts and open toe shoes.
Bella Vista - A casual Jamaican restaurant located directly on the beach. No reservationsrequired. Dress is casual.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily scheduled activities program, nature walk, bingo, tea time
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live nightly entertainment (cabaret, karaoke, themed gala parties, cultural shows, Caribbean Carnival BBQ, Grand Gala Buffet).
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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258 Recommend
258 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Couples Sans Souci to their friends and family

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Couples San Souci WAS AMAZING!!
Mar 28 2018
We enjoyed our Jamaica experience through Couples San Souci so much that we cannot wait to return! We are planning to take a trip any time that we can afford it!
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Jan 31 2018
We loved San Souci and hope to return. Only thing for people to know there are lots of steps.
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Front Desk
Nov 30 2017
Just once I would like to check into Couples and get the room I booked. Every time the tell me my room, The Penthouse I booked 11 months earlier is not available and would I like to down grade for $100 in resort credit? No, i would not!!!!
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Couples Sans Souci was amazing
Nov 03 2017
We enjoyed our stay so much that we want to come back here next year. The entire staff weather they were grounds crew, watersports, maids, etc always asked if everything was OK. The staff here go out of their way to make sure you are happy.
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Jul 24 2017
We had an awesome 6 days & 5 nights. The cuisine was excellent throughout our stay no complaints and the staff was exceptional.
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Fantastic Resort, Incredible Resort
Jun 26 2017
The resort is incredible. It is not overly large, and is built on several levels of on the hill beside the beach, so it feels rather small and private. The staff are very personable and friendly. They remember you (and your drinks). We loved this resort compared to much larger ones where you are just a number. This resort also has the highest percentage of repeat guests compared to the other Couples. It was around 48% of guests were repeat guests while we were there. That's incredible! We certainly hope to be a repeat guest. The only thing to consider is that it is a 2hr van ride from the airport (which has a Couple lounge area and free beer). They also ask you to tip the driver and the person loading your bags on the van. Otherwise everything else is included and you are NOT to tip the staff at the resort. No tipping pressure was very nice. The meals were fantastic, the best we've had. The water sports activities are all included. We snorkeled twice, kayaked, paddle boarded, and did the glass bottom boat. The only downside we really experienced is that the water sports staff that actually take you out (they are in blue water shirts) are not quite as friendly as the rest of the staff. They frequently are the only ones there to answer questions or help you reserve your spot, and they are vague with their responses, or act as if you are bothering them at times. Other times, there was a separate girl working the sports reservations booth which was helpful. But there were several times we almost missed our activity because they were vague and told us to wait, only to see another guy walk over to the boat without anyone saying anything to us and running to it before he left. They need a "waiting area" or better directions for what people should do that have never done the activities before.
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Jul 27 2016
Another amazing trip to Couples Sans Souci! We have celebrated a honeymoon, anniversary and a birthday there and can't wait to go back! It was glorious relaxing and having everything taken care of after working so hard back home in order to go on vacation! Cannot say enough to give it proper justice! Love everything about the resort! Thank you!!!
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Just the right size
Jun 23 2016
This resort was not too big or overcrowded but was still able to offer all of the desired amenities and activities.
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Intimate and Serene
Jun 06 2016
The size of the resort was perfect for our honeymoon. Not too big. Not too small. The hotel staff was accommodating and friendly. The food was a fair, not great, not too awful. Options for included water sports and activities were a great way to expand our honeymoon experience. I highly recommend a couples massage in the Hide Away hut on the cliff over the ocean, an experience I will never forget.
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Couples San Souci
Apr 06 2016
Our resort was great. We are very please with the service and staff at the resort. The staff was very friendly and fun. The room was perfect and was very comfortable. The food was always fresh and meals were amazing. We are very pleased with couple San Souci Ocho Rios
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I upgraded to an ocean view penthouse what a disappointment no ocean view our room was located directly above the device driveway I heard backup alarms on trucks every morning stating at 5 an I heard staff talking loudly I smelt diesel fuel from the trucks I paid thousands extra and when I met other couples they had amazing full ocean view and didn't pay anything extra I also received an email from spoke the flight changed they were rude on the phone I had to pay extra airline fees u am very upset with Apple very upset
Mar 18 2016
Not satisfied
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Near Perfection
Jason K, Durham
Mon Aug 13 20:28:39 EDT 2018
I would love to keep Sans Souci for myself, but that would be a disservice to the great people there (as well as to the others who take time to write fair reviews here that I've also used). Thus, I (somewhat grudgingly) share with you one of my favorite places on Earth. So, let's break down the specifics that readers will want... Rooms: we've only had two, they've been at two ends of the complex (that, to be fair, has quite a number of stairs, but it IS built into the side of a small cliff, so... duh). Both rooms were glorious for different reasons - one with high proximity to the things we did most, the other with a higher view and greater personal space. Bottom line is that both were sparkling clean and very very very comfortable. Food: the resort has four main restaurants (and a fifth grill for those that include the au naturel side in their trip, as well as a great juice bar that also has great food), as well as excellent room service for most hours of the day. The restaurants are each a little different, and all are honestly excellent. Even the somewhat snackbar-like beach bar transforms post-lunch into an elegant beachside (literally one foot from the sand, with torch light) restaurant with high end cuisine, without even needing a reservation. For the more formal, the Casanova restaurant is a four-course experience every night that it is open.... and when is it not open? When the resort is having one of its two celebratory outdoor dinners each week, which offer wonderful variety and flavor, along with entertainment fun. Spa: ever had a couples message in a gazebo perched over the ocean? Well, you can now. Glorious. Decadent. Too good to do more than once... except that my wife and I just did for the second year in a row. Water sports: Think your all-inclusive resort really is? Well, does it include scuba diving, snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, water skiing, paddle-boarding, and glass bottom boat tours? Well, this resort does. Yep, all included, every day. No, seriously. Alcohol: yep, separate from food for many readers looking for an all-inclusive resort... all included, all the time. Yes, even the good stuff. Crazy, right? Beach: not as big as the resorts on the Seven Mile Beach, but also completely clear of peddlers, passers-by, etc. A little bit on the shell/rock side for a short distance, but really nothing about which I would ever complain. Love the water here. Pools: several, and with wonderful swim-up bars with bartenders that seem to flippin' love their jobs. So much fun. For those who like the au naturel side of things (as there is both a pool and a beach there), the space is very comfortable and just the right balance between spaciousness and being small enough to keep people from ending up all isolated from each other. (Side note: the au naturel side is NOT clothing-optional - everyone there is naked, period. And what does that produce? One of the least judgmental groups of people I've ever met. It's certainly not for everyone, but if you're on the fence, I think you will be happily surprised at how welcome you will feel, and pretty much from the very first moment. Every size and shape of body is there, and roughly nobody there cares.) Bars: lots of fun at all of these, because, come on, they're bars. Open late on the beach, open all day in the pools, open late on some nights with live music. And do NOT miss the martini bar... each of the bartenders there even seems to have his or her own specialty (do be a little careful though, as those babies go down easy... had half a day of quiet last year after not respecting the martinis enough... eek). And finally the staff: I cannot convey to you often how much the staff is the reason to stay at this resort. The entertainment staff are crazy fun. The bartenders are always goofy and fun. The housekeeping staff is wonderfully polite and some go out of their way to learn your name the minute you arrive. The restaurant servers are so polite and proper while also sometimes dropping in a little wit and laughter. The lifeguards are great with the watersports and teaching. The live entertainment folks at the theme nights are high energy and very talented. Even the groundskeepers (who are constantly fine-tuning and improving your visual experience even when everything already seemed ideal) are happy all the time and greet you every single time they encounter you. The view, the beaches, the food, the bars... all reasons to go to Sans Souci. But the people there? They're the reason to return. (Geez, I just got back from there, and I already wish I was headed back now. Sigh.) Also, I fully recommend that you try the little extra stuff too. Make a palm frond hat on the beach. Make a tie dye in Jamaican colors. Play the goofy pool games. We had no plans to do some of that stuff when we first went to Sans Souci, but the reality is that they really add a lot to the experience. So simple, but so fun. Finally, and I can't emphasize this enough... talk to people and make friends. Not everyone is there to be chatty, but you can tell pretty quickly and respect their space. But wow, hanging out with new friends who are also living out their island paradise vacation really adds so much fun to the time there. We've met some great friends and impressive people there - don't hide in your room and miss your chance to do the same. (Final side note: below I'm clicking on the mid-range cost box. Honestly, I'm not sure how a hotel falls into any of the categories below at what price. What I CAN tell you is that I'm a little stunned that Sans Souci can stay in business charging what it does. The breadth of its all-inclusive-ness just feels like it "has" to cost more than it does. Geez, I hope typing this doesn't make them recognize the same - eek!)

A Perfect Place for Total Relaxation
Emma L, Kingston, Jamaica
Sun Aug 12 22:22:44 EDT 2018
This is not a large hotel - it's cozy, nestled in a cove, and it is on several slopes and a hillside. Our room was beautiful, and the design and decor is tasteful, fresh and spotless throughout. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful, and also quite laid back without overdoing it. The wellness area is quite lovely, with lovely sea views from the rocks, with a mineral pool, spa, waterfall, etc. The food is truly delicious - wonderfully creative dishes and several notches above the average all-inclusive food. I also loved the natural lake at the back of the property, where we sat in swing seats and watched the sunset (and being a nature lover, lots of great waterbirds!)

Wonderful Place
kyannemcnees, Great Falls, Montana
Sun Aug 12 07:24:20 EDT 2018
We loved this resort! We had a wonderful trip without one hiccup from the service of the resort. The restaurants are amazing, bars always flowing, tons to do, and everyone there is beyond happy to serve you. Even the guests are all happy and it is a wonderful place to make new friends! We will definitely be going again.

Loved it!
nrschauf, Wichita, Kansas
Sun Aug 12 05:52:52 EDT 2018
My husband and I went for our honeymoon and it was perfect! It's a large property with limited rooms, so it can be intimate when you want it to be, or there are parties on the beach/pool, if you're looking to socialize.

Beautiful Resort with a few downsides.
Sun Aug 12 05:35:18 EDT 2018
As a travel agent we were fortunate to be able to stay at Couples Sans Souci. The grounds are beautiful and parts make you think you are in grottos in Europe. The pools are large and inviting and the staff very welcoming. The rooms were huge, bright and inviting. The mineral pool and grotto near the juice bar is incredible The downside is that if you are an early riser, there is no where to get coffee or food before 7:30 am. Yes, there is a small coffee maker in the room, however, it would be nice to have a muffin with the coffee. The other downside is the lack of restaurants. The buffet style restaurant is open for all three meals, however you have to make a reservation for dinner. There is also more formal restaurant and a beach grill for lunch and dinner. One thing I feel those Looking at this resort should know is that the resort is huge and has hundreds of steps for you to get from rooms to restaurants, front lobby, spa, etc. however, they will offer a shuttle to take you around with just a call to front desk.

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