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Couples Swept Away


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Exceptional Value!
Extra Value: Sunset catamaran cruise, shuttle to local sunset bar, Glass bottom boat reef cruise, shopping tour, and trip to Margaritaville.

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.

Set on 19 acres of Negril, Jamaica's, sparkling Seven Mile Beach, Couples Swept Away is a 24-hour, all-inclusive resort. From the moment you arrive at this couples-only escape, you'll be in awe of the Caribbean paradise unfolding before you. Exotic flowers bloom amidst acres of green flora on seven miles of the purest white-sand beach on the island. Dotted among the tropical gardens, there are open-air cafes, small pool enclaves, and fresh-fruit oases for you to discover. Never crowded or hurried, the resort offers an intimate tranquility and, when desired, total seclusion.

With 312 Caribbean-style rooms and suites, all with a private balcony or verandah, Couples Swept Away is your home away from home. All rooms embrace a quiet elegance, with cedar furnishings and pure, white linens. Plantation shutters open onto the verandah with views of gardens and the azure sea.

The spa at Couples Swept Away takes personal pampering to a new level of delight. Eight private treatment rooms await alongside a Buddha plunge pool, while the eucalyptus steam room and showers are mere steps away. Sporting an exceptional 10-acre fitness complex, Couples Swept Away offers endless opportunities to be active. Within the complex, you will find 10 tennis courts, squash and racquetball facilities, a fully equipped gym with cardio and weight training equipment, a private aerobics room, a 25-meter lap pool, a basketball court, and an outdoor running track.

For beach and water-lovers, an excellent selection of gear such as sea kayaks, snorkeling fins, masks, sailboats, and wind surfers are readily available. Need help getting started? You can get private lessons. Three swimming pools and five Jacuzzis are located throughout the property.

Six unique restaurants serve the finest international cuisine with Caribbean flavors: The Palms, Feathers (fine dining), Lemongrass (Thai-fusion), Patois Patio (Mediterranean fare with wood-burning oven), Alfresco Sea Grape Café and Veggie Bar, and Cabana Grill. Enjoy the festive atmosphere while sipping a Couples Sunset or Couples Mojito signature cocktail served at any of eight bars, including a swim-up option. After dinner, listen to international musical talent covering everything from steel drums to soul, reggae rhythms to rock 'n' roll. There's a beat to match every mood. The piano bar offers a chic indoor setting for cocktails and live entertainment five nights of the week, and transforms itself into a lively nightclub for the other two. Kick up your heels after dark as you embrace the spirit of this beautiful place.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Couples Swept Away is a beachfront resort just off the main road, on the Long Bay Beach in Negril. It is 10 minutes from town and 60 miles from Montego Bay.
Address: LONG BAY
NEGRIL


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Local Phone: 876-957-4061
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-COUPLES
Fax: 876-957-4060
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
The free form swimming pools are located near the beach and is a great places to relax, and the 25-meter lap pool is ideal for the serious swimmer who wants to include distance swimming as part of a fitness regime.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 10
Outdoor Courts: 10
Lighted Courts: 10
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Raquetball: Complimentary
Squash: Complimentary
Other Sports: Basketball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Couples Swept Away is a secluded tropical playground set amidst Eden-like gardens and lush tropical foliage. Offering spacious suites with verandahs and wooden shutters, this quiet, picturesque resortis perfect for couples in search of tropical serenity. Resort features include the 10-acre Sports and Fitness Complex, nightly entertainment and dancing, 6 restaurants, 8 bars, 2 snack bars, unlimited golf (10 minutes away), and certified divers receive two complimentary dives per day. Beach: The beach is covered in Negril`s pristine white sand and is within the 7-mile stretch of Negril`s famous Long Bay Beach. Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 236
Year Opened: 1990 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
This property only accepts couples and singles over 18 years of age, and there are no TV in some rooms. To receive the Value Plus offer Honeymooners must present a copy of their marriage certificate at the hotel upon check-in.
ROOM TYPES
BEACH FRONT VERANDAH SUITE
Rooms with a picturesque view of the Caribbean Sea. Located along the beach on the first, second, and third floors. Personalized minibar, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
OCEAN VERANDAH SUITE
Suites with a partial view of the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary personalized minibar, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
GARDEN VERANDAH SUITE
Suites with a view of lush tropical gardens. Complimentary personalized minibar, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
GREAT HOUSE OCEAN SUITE
Large suites with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. Bathrooms feature a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and incredible view. Exterior balcony offers a chaise lounge. Personalized minibar, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
ATRIUM SUITE
Caribbean-style rooms with a view of the lush tropical gardens. Complimentary personalized minibar, luxury bath amenities, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
PREMIERE BEACHFRONT SUITE
Classic Caribbean-style rooms with view of the Sea. Large wrap-around terrace or balcony. Complimentary personalized minibar, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
BEACH FRONT SUITE
Classic Caribbean-style rooms with view of the sea. Complimentary personalized minibar, king size bed, and nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
GREAT HOUSE VERANDAH SUITE
Rooms with balconies offering views of the gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Located in the Great House building, close to restaurants, piano bar, pool, and beach. Personalized minibar, king size bed, nightly turndown service.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe

OTHER INFO
IPOD/MP3 Player
DINING
Couples Swept Away features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All
There are 6 Restaurants at Couples Swept Away:
Cabana Grill - On the shore of Negril's most magnificent beach, the Cabana Grill offers a of mouthwatering sandwiches, salads, jerk chicken and just about everyone's favorite casual food choices. Open for late night snacking 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Feathers - A divine dining diversion. Negril?s finest gourmet restaurant offers continental cuisine with a distinctly Caribbean flair. Make sure to call ahead for reservations to this award-winning restaurant. Required Dress Code.
Patois Patio - A casual yet invigorating dining experience .This tropical setting offers a most unusual combination of Caribbean and Latin flavored dishes for dinner
Lemon Grass - An authentic a la carte Thai Dining Experience overlooking the main pool and the Caribbean shores while dining under the stars. Dress code casual elegance. No reservations required.
The Palms - Encounter the gentle kiss of a Caribbean breeze as you dine in this tropical Innovative meals, featuring an array of tempting international and localdishes, are offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Seagrape Café - A delicious meal awaits you at this seaside café. Whether you?re a strict vegetarian or just in search of an excellent natural dish, this is the place for you.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Raggae Dance Class, Mixology Class, Beach Volleyball, Sunset Catamaran Cruise, Glass Bottom Boat Tours
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Entertainment, Sing-Along Piano Bar, Guest Talent Show
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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576 Recommend
576 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Couples Swept Away to their friends and family



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Wonderful, but aging resort with a bonus sports complex
Erik S, Tiskilwa, Illinois
Thu Dec 01 07:44:30 EST 2016
Booking and transfers Our travel agent Colleen, at Travel Connections in Peru IL, took care of booking the hotel, flights and transfers. She also included Club Mobay at the airport. We went through the airport with and without Club Mobay on separate trips. Club Mobay is nice because a friendly rep escorts you from your plane, through all the steps required at the airport, then to your bus so there is no confusion. Club Mobay is even better on the way back because it includes a buffet, drinks and a spa. The bus ride from the airport to CSA took about 2 hours. The resort CSA is a large resort with a maze like garden between the main lobby and the buildings that have the hotel rooms. The gardens are large and beautiful, but not pristinely tended like some resorts we have been to. The bathrooms are clean, but nothing special. Don't expect marble sinks or rolled up towels. The hotel room The building we chose was right on the beach. It had three floors and six individual rooms total. We had the top floor, room 4318, which had a great view. A corner room would have been better because the porch would include a better view. A ground floor room would be a great option because the beach would be right at your front door. Our room was clean and functional, but not fancy. The bathroom features one sink, a rain shower head and a small glass divider so water doesn't splash everywhere. The room has a TV, a king sized bed, a cold fridge stocked with the juices and wine we liked and a desk chair. Out on the porch, there is an outdoor couch and a rocker chair with an end table. Housekeeping did a great job all trip. We always had towels, bars of soap and the floors were always swept. If we were still getting ready when turn down service arrived, she would simply return later after we left. The sports complex CSA has the best sports complex I have ever been to. This complex is across the street from the main resort, which is a small inconvenience. Hotel staff assists when crossing the street because the road has a lot of traffic. There are 4 clay tennis courts and 5 hard courts, all in pristine condition. There is also a lap pool with a hot tub. The weight room in this complex is nicer then the gym I pay for at home. Is has brand new Cybex equipment with tons of treadmills, ellipticals and free weights. There is even squash and racket ball buildings. The outdoor track that is within this complex is long and smooth with exercises on the route like pull ups and sit up stations. The smoothie bar at this part of the resort serves up tasty healthy drinks. The spa is in this section of the resort. Tennis is outstanding at CSA. Brenton, Jermaine and Norson (Ryan fills in on Saturdays) are the resident tennis pros. You can book lessons with them 7 days a week and those lessons are included in the resort price. There is also a traveling tennis pro that CSA invites for a week at a time. This time it was Cole and he was fantastic. I only play tennis a few times a year. After playing tennis four hours a day with Cole and the other guests, I learned to play doubles much more effectively. There was a round robin tournament ever week day night. There was at least 20 players each time! Restaurants You need to make reservations for Feathers and Lemongrass. The buffets are very good for breakfast lunch and dinner. My favorite restaurant was Feathers because the staff, including Shawnee, was always very fun. The resort serves very tasty lobster on Saturdays. I was joking when I said I wanted two more lobsters after my meal. To my surprise they were brought to my table! After eating all that lobster, I had to skip desert! The beach Seven Mile Beach may be the best beach on earth. I was in the pool once all vacation. There was never any seaweed problems. The water was always warm and clear. There are salesman walking the beach night and day, but security keeps them from walking up from the shore line. There was never a shortage of towels and the resort didn't mind if we took multiple towels. Shanice was great. She kept us entertained by organizing beach volleyball and other events. Nathaniel organized a fun ping pong tournament and was always fun to talk with. Thanks CSA for a relaxing and fun vacation!

Third time here in last 24 months, still a great place to stay!
gromit23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wed Nov 30 09:01:25 EST 2016
Back again! This time beachfront corner room 3rd floor in the new section. Room was really nice and AC was cool. 3rd floor was nice. No noise from neighbors. We have been in the garden atrium rooms the last three times ('03, '14,'15) but with the renos going on no availability. No matter. Alittle more $$$ but very nice. Never really turned on the TV. We disconnect. We didn't use our phones the entire week. Rarely checked email. Food was great again. Bar service was great. Beach is georgeous. Alittle windy at the beginning but let up towards end of week (Thanksgiving week). All meals were delicious. We did go back to the returnees dinner (peer pressure- Mac/Millioinaire, Jenny, David & Sherry) but it was really nice this time and worth it. In conf room with AC! Buffet rather then sit down went a lot quicker. Drive in was fine. We still prefer Club Mobay. Took a lot of walks both ways on beach. I am pale red head but really didn't get pestered. Just politely say No. Try not to engage the vendors. Elvis, Bob the baker etc... still there. "Ring, Ring, Ring, Jamaica One Love". We still love this place. I am not the kind of person that needs to be waited on hand and foot and expects service immediately. BE PATIENT. You are on vacation. We had plenty of shade last week as it seemed to be a lighter crowd then the past. Fish Tacos still our choice at lunch. Hit the snack bar in afternoon for Chicken (wife) and nachos (me). All our meals were good. Feathers once, Lemongrass three times, Patois once, PALMS buffet once and the Returnees dinner. Ate a lot of Seafood. Just relax and enjoy! P.S. Wil GT2 & Eileen you better come next time!

Love this Place
Roma S, Halifax, Canada
Tue Nov 29 14:41:12 EST 2016
Swept Away has it all: A beautiful, long white-sand beach, clear, turquoise water, a friendly, attentive staff, good food and entertainment, comfy accommodations and more activities than you can manage in a week. Best of all, it's all inclusive, every private and group lesson, every class, snorkelling and even diving. You can book a tennis pro for a half hour every day, learn to scuba dive, sail a boat. Or you can just laze in the sun. No one bugs you. There are no loud speakers pushing you to do this or that. We have visited many times but haven't returned since a major expansion nearly 10 years ago. The resort has lost a little of its intimacy but its beautiful beach front has grown too. The new Oasis dining room lacks some of the charm of the Palms but they both overlook the beach. The resort is nicely developed with lots of lush greenery. When you are on the water you can just barely see the roof tops of the original units. The newer three-storey units are more visible. We like the old units. No TV but with a big, bright- covered deck and a white, embroidered hammock. Such a treat. There are several restaurants. Lots of fresh fruit, Jamaican specialties, international fare. It's all good.

Diet Coke is here! Don't overpack
Stephnie, Scottsdale
Tue Nov 29 06:27:44 EST 2016
We stayed over Thanksgiving week at CSA and I was a review troll for a year before scouting the reviews for anything that might make me change my mind. I am glad I didn't. We stayed November 19-26, 2016 and were in room 3312 (ocean verandah room). This was a corner room and we had a perfect view of the ocean with palm trees. The room was clean and how housekeeping kept the sand out I don't know because despite our diligence, we tracked it in. They DO HAVE DIET COKE, all caps because we were "worried" about this and in fact while we were at the airport a fellow traveler purchased multiple bottles because he stated that Jamaica is a "Pepsi" country. While this was true, CSA has Diet Coke (and Pepsi) and will stock your refrigerator with whatever you request. I had requested an upgraded vodka before check-in and by the time we were settled in our room it was there. Pros: 1. Great beach- no need to even bring water shoes unless you plan on snorkeling. 2. Beach chair service- I am home and miss my red flag to signal that I need another drink. They were perfectly timed (if they would have come more quickly, I would have had pressure to "chug"; a little slower and I would have been out). The drinks are plenty strong enough which isn't always the case. 3. Friendly staff- enough said, Tavis (who was new and already a pro), Ricardo, Judy, Kadie, and security Christine McGee were all stellar and made you feel special. 4. Clean rooms- our room was serviced in a timely manner and there were plenty of towels. 5. No tipping- Really! We locked up our cash (minus a few dollars for musicians on the beach and tips for the catamaran and snorkel crew) and didn't use it again until we left the resort. 6. Water sports- go snorkeling if you have a chance and the catamaran trip was a lot of fun (hint- bring your snorkel mask to the catamaran trip because you get to swim in a cave and it would have been great to have been able to see below the water). Cons: 1. Food- I knew they were renovating one of the kitchens and that wasn't an issue but we found tracking down when a restaurant was going to be open to be a bit challenging. Pay attention at check-in on this as the book in the room wasn't accurate. Overall the food quality was satisfactory with Lemongrass being our favorite. We went to Feathers and it was good, but unless you need to have a "fancy dress party" type experience while you are here, use the extra space for another swimming suit. 2. Vendors- this was a small issue really and I found the "cigaareeeeetttttesss" guy to be the most annoying. The musicians were great to have around and moved to another spot on the beach before they became repetitive. Other advice: 1. I packed waaay too much sunscreen. I planned for a bottle per day but for the week we only used 2 bottles so I'd bring 3 the next time I went for a week. 2. Only pack one bottle of bug spray. We used it the first day and never needed it again. This might be different a different time of year though. 3. Pack something to do when it rains (cards, dice, etc.) 4. Don't overpack- I took way too many clothes and only wore 2 sundresses (one for the beach, one for dinners) and that was all that I needed. 5. Do bring additional swimming suits. Three (3) per person for a week should be about right. 6. I wore socks when we borrowed snorkel fins so I didn't get a blister and they worked wonders. 7. You may want to bring snacks. There were times when we weren't really hungry for a meal, but there wasn't anything to snack on so we ended up going out anyway. 8. Check the Palms each day for their new flavor of ice cream. Overall it was a great trip and I would recommend (and would return to) Couples Swept Away.

November at CSA was just okay
Julie T,
Mon Nov 28 14:26:49 EST 2016
Let me start by saying we have been going to Couples resorts since 1999 I believe we are up to 12 visits. We have stayed at them all and prefer CSA. I have never written a review but felt it was necessary after this 12 day visit. Let me say that we knew going in that the Palms restaurant was being refurbished and would not be open during our stay. We had been tracking the updates through facebook on the CSA Uncensored page and the Couples Resort page as well. Feathers was phenomenal and we were lucky enough to eat there twice during our stay. Lemongrass has changed its menu and neither of us were impressed. It was just okay. The Cabana Grill has the best jerk chicken and patties as well as staff! Patios was where we ate lunch most days as it was a buffet and we could both find something to our liking but we missed the Palms! The Palms was open at night with limited menu and we found them to not be very good. The restaurant situation overall was a disappointment as we have always found CSA to have excellent food. Drinks and Bar staff: Best drinks came from the Martini bar which we visited each night before or after dinner. We also had great drinks from the bar inside of the Palms on the occasion that we were using the pool. I would not go into the swim up bar. First it is not a swim up bar you must get out of the pool and walk around and into the small section that is the "swim up bar" Not enough water filtering for me to stick a toe in that pool. People sit on those seats for hours without ever moving...enough said. The bar staff at the beach bars were awesome, friendly and engaging just as I had remembered. Red flag service was flying at the end of our chairs on most days and service was ok. Some days I got up rather than waiting. One day one of the staff actually told me to sit down when he saw me getting up and said that it was his job to get my drink. He was a very nice waiter and we talked to him often. Room & Housekeeping Our room was just as we had remembered. Nothing fancy but clean and adequate. We stayed in a garden view room behind the hot tub next to the pond. You could hear road noise and it was somewhat annoying. Our fringe was stocked as we were unpacking and all but one night we were given fresh towels. We did have an issue with the safe - not being able to get into it. I called the front desk and after waiting about an hour someone came and punched in a number and the safe opened. One other night we went to dinner and "I" left the safe door open by accident. When we returned from dinner I was shocked to see the door open and NOTHING WAS MISSING! Turndown service had been in while we were gone and we were lucky that our turndown staff were honest individuals. Our passports, money, credit cards, jewelry and ipad were all still there as we had left them. Beach Vendors: Ring man was annoying as ever but and he is the one vendor that I wish the resort could keep off the beach. The other is an older man that does not seem to sell anything. I think he might work for one of the other vendors but I am not sure. Every year he asks my husband for his sandals and seems to stalk us while on the beach. He asks for cigarettes and a light when ever he sees us and always asks my husband when we are leaving and if he will leave his sandals behind for him. He must ask this from others as I saw him being given sandals by a gentleman one day. Security We went off resort via taxi one night and did not know we were supposed to check back in when we returned. The next morning at 6am we got a call from the security desk to make sure we had returned. While it was great that they were checking on us we didn't make that mistake a second time. Another day 2 female prostitutes were walking down the beach yelling to the men on the beach about how great there female parts were and would they like to see them. They were jumping and doing splits while being extremely disruptive to all of the couples on the beach. I was very surprised when security just sat there and did absolutely nothing to move them along. Entertainment was lacking greatly compared to past visits and other Couples resorts. We never saw them except for during the evening and it seemed that they were just announcing the events of the night and they were gone. In past visits you would see them out and about during the day and I think we saw one of them just once when he was trying to get a volleyball game going. The beach party was indoors and I don't know why since it was a beautiful night and in the 12 days we had no rain. Usually there is a dinner outside around the main pool and that didn't happen either. In previous visits I have purchased jewelry from a vendor who comes in for the pool event. Not this year. We felt like the resort was just not up to its usual standard that we have come accustomed to. We were not looking for more just was had previously been. Checkin went very quickly and our room was ready at 1:00 when we arrived. It was a very pleasant surprise. Checkout not so much. People were just walking up cutting in front of others that were waiting to check out. I understand you are excited to get checked in and onto the beach but the people sitting there when you walk in are not there to get out of the sun! After I checked out I realized that I was not given my departure repeat guest bag so I had to go back and ask for it. All in all the beach and weather and room were perfect! The service and food just was not the same. We will go back one more time next November and if its the same as this year it will be our last year.



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