(Closed) Has anyone gone to Couples Negril?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’ve also booked there and even though alot of the reviews are phenominial, some of the recent posts on Trip Advisor have me so nervous!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m leaving Couples Swept Away this Am 🙁 If Couples Negril is like Swept Away it will be awesome. The water is gorgeous and the food is yummy. You can relax all day like we did or go on tours, parasail, jet ski, snorkel.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t even explain how great CN is.  We’ve been before, and are going back early next year and i can’t freakin’ wait.  

It is a small resort compared to most, but it’s big enough.  Alot of people i think are shocked by the decor, because they think it is old, but it has been renovated 2 years ago and it is supposed to look the way it does.   I just thought i’d mention that first.

The staff is absolutely amazing.  They all knew our names by the second night.  They always went above and beyond customer service.  

The food was AH-mazing…. soooooo good!  All of it!

all the inclusive activites(which is a TON) made us not want to leave the resort.  I think we left the resort once to do an excursion, and the rest of the time we didn’t need to. 

We spent alot of time in the pool because it was an awesome pool, and we really loved the swim up bar staff.  

They have red flag service – which means every morning they hand out little red flags at the pool and beach….. and when you want a drink you just put up the flag, and they come take your order and bring your drink…. and they are fast.  LOVED IT.

We never ever had a problem finding a chair by the pool or on the beach. 

Our maid service/room service was great…. cleaned daily, stocked the fridge daily.

The nightly entertainment was really good.  no complaints there.

The beach was awesome… the water was clear, and smooth… you can lay on your floaties in the ocean all day…. Just remember to tuck a couple beer cans in the head of the floatie, they fit perfectly in the hole, hahah.

we really didn’t get bothered by hardly anyone offering us weed. 

The beach vendors are a riot…. keep an eye out for the cigar/cigarette guy… (he yells out “Cigars, Cigars, Cigars… Ciiiigareetttesss, it’s getting hot, hot , hot”) He’s a riot. 

There are a ton of hammocks all around the resort…. some on the beach, and some tucked away in the gardens…. it’s so nice.

believe when people say tipping is not allowed…. the staff will get fired if they are caught accepting tips.. the tips are included in your price.

There is a little local hot spot just a 5 minute walk up the beach called “Office of Nature”… if you go the locals will feed you fresh caught lobster and smoke you up to. 

I felt really safe at the resort…. there are security everywhere all the time, all night(make sure you chat to Big Ron, he’s hilarious).

Make sure you book a photographer to take you out at some point just before sunset, and they will take you around the resort and snap about 100 pictures, free of charge, then in a couple days you can go up to the lobby and choose which pictures you’d like to buy from that, they put it on a CD for you.  The photographers don’t work FOR the hotel… so we tipped him for that hour he took us around.  

 

You will love this place….. guaranteed.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Crappy cell phone pic from CSA (Just down the street 5 minutes from CN). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Beach Vendor in the water “Jet Ski today? Hey boss lady, you want to Jet Ski?”

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have heard only good things about both couples resorts in Negril.  I would love to go there one day when my kids are older.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Willow1991:  Did you leave the resort and visit any other places around the island?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Pinkpiggynat:  Not really, and i don’t think a lot of people did. The water and beach are just too gorgeous to leave, we found it a struggle to get our butts off the sand and go snorkeling! We did go to Margaritaville on Wednesday evening but I do not reccommend it. The bar food was actually good to my surprise but waaaaaay overpriced and it turned raunchy quick. They were pouring shots of tequila into everyones mouth at the door, and when I read the little flyer on the wall they were having a wet tee contest later on. I have been to other Margaritaville’s and they were not like this one. I should have known. This was just a Margaritaville that catered to all the resort guests, no locals, or other travellers inside. As soon as the bus pulled around at 7:30 everyone was headed back to their resorts and no one was inside the restaurant.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Went on our honeymoon to CN in May and it was the greatest experience. My husband is not a “beach guy” (self-proclaimed) but he wants to go back every year… forever. Haha.

The best parts were the FOOD (nothing was anything less than awesome) and the atmosphere. It is so laid back, the staff is very accomodating and friendly… There’s always a chair available on the beach…If you want to participate in resort activities you can, if you don’t, no problem mon. The entertainment staff is great and they are open books – so interesting to talk to and spend time with.

We went off site to go zip lining in the jungle which you can set up at the resort with a very reputable company. It was a fantastic and HOT experience. We also took a shuttle to Rick’s cafe on the cliffs because I don’t think anyone should go to Negril and not go to Rick’s. It’s awesome but only necessary for 2 hours or so around sunset.

For those who say you don’t tip… Well, you don’t HAVE to tip and it certainly is written that you are not SUPPOSED to tip. HOWEVER, we noticed very early on into our stay that many of the guests tipped – especially to the bartenders in the evening after dinner when the bar was busy, the beach waiters, maids and those who help you to and from your room. You will get great service regardless, but even a little more “extra” if you’re tipping. We didn’t find it necessary but we had a lot of small bills we knew we weren’t going to use and did start to discretely tip certain people.

Best trip ever. Loved every second of it.

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