Post # 1
I am sooooo excited. after about a year of stalking the couples resorts (after discovering them here on the hive) we have booked with couples swept away! We will be there for a total of 7 days and I seriously cannot wait!
Anyone who has been there feel free to chime in with what to pack/bring, what is a must do/see, or any other tips! I posted on the couples board on their website too!
Post # 3
Bump, no one has any advice?
Post # 4
I’ve never been to Swept Away, but we went to Couplse Sans Souci last year and absolutely loved it! If Swept Away is half as nice as Sans Souci was for us, then you will be blown away.
Post # 5
I’ve only been to couples negril but i know you will have an amazing time.
if you’re going to do excursions – the two I would suggest are Rhodes Hall Horseback Ride N Swim, and Floyd’s Pelican Bar is a MUST! It’s amazing!
Post # 6
I was there 10 years ago, and it was fabulous. Make sure to pack lots of sunscreen – tropical sun is really intense.
Post # 7
We just got back from our honeymoon at CSA 2 weeks ago, and let’s just say that I’m super excited for you! You’re going to have an amazing time!
I’d definitely pack more than one bathing suit. It’s so humid in Jamaica that if putting on a damp swimsuit doesn’t sound like your cup of tea then having a 2nd suit will fix that problem. Switching every other day allows ample time for drying! 😉 I’d also pack some cover-ups. I pretty much lived in a swimsuit with a cover-up all week! And then a few sundresses or something nice to wear. The two restaurants that require reservations, Feathers and Lemongrass, are nicer and impose a dress code on the guys, so I’d advise looking a little nicer than just “resort casual” when eating there.
The sunset catamaran cruise is absolutely a must-do! It was our favorite thing we did all week. Sign up for it at the concierge desk right after you check-in because they book up a few days in advance!
Definitely try all of the following: the banana-stuffed French Toast at Patois (it was so good that I ate it 3 times that week!), the sweet potato chips at Seagrapes, the Pad Thai at Lemongrass, ANY soups on the menu (all the ones I tried were fabulous!), the jerk chicken at Cabana Grill, and a Dirty Banana drink (they’ll make them at any of the bars).
A few little things we found our 2nd to last day and last day that we wish we had known all week: 1. The water at the beach furthest to the left (down by the Great House/Cabana Grill/swim-up pool bar) is the shallowest while the water furthest to the right (by the Water Sports Shack) is the deepest. We loved the shallow water but after a day or two found ourselves wanting to swim around in something a little deeper, then we found out this fact and wanted to smack ourselves! 2. There is a soft-serve ice cream machine at Seagrapes with cones to make yourself a little treat. AWESOMEEEE. We found this on our LAST day and each ate two cones to try to make up for lost time. 3. The swim-up pool bar is fairly shallow, only around 4ft deep, while the pool next to The Palms and Seagrapes goes 7ft deep. We didn’t go in the deeper pool until our last day and kicked ourselves for this afterwards as well.
I’m sure I’ll think of like 12 more things to share as soon as I post this. If you have any questions at all or want to see some pictures just let me know! We had such an amazing time, you definitely made a great choice! 🙂
Post # 8
@Saria213: I’m just seeing this now, thank you for all your great advice! I’m keeping a notebook with notes and will jot it all down! FI’s favorite dish is pad thai so i will be sure to let him know to order it!
Post # 8
What month are you going? My husband and I went this past September for our honeymoon and had such an amazing time! You are going to love every minute of it.
I’m agreeing with Saria213 that the Catamaran sunset cruise is a MUST. It tours a bit of the Jamaican coast line and is a really fun way to see more of the island. They blast dance music and have a cooler full of drinks and a bartender onboard.
I really recommend staying on the resort. We booked one excursion to see crocodiles and go to some waterfalls. It was alot of fun and beautiful, but it took a couple of hours to get there and back. We would have much rather been laying on the beach or floating in the pool with a cocktail than sitting on a bus for a couple hours on a gorgeous day.
I also recommend going snorkeling. Seeing all of the creatures and diving for “treasure” was such a fun activity (Especially if you were a little sunburned and needed to avoid laying out for a bit).
What room will you be staying in? We had a ground floor in the Atrium Suites Garden View and LOVED it. These rooms are probably only amazing though if your love the outdoors. If you’re looking for something more luxurious, I’d recommend a different room. The Atrium suites were tucked beneath palm trees. It has lots of windows for natural sunlight and a hammock on the back porch. It had such a tropical feel and we felt like we were napping in the rainforest. Afternoon naps on the hammock was our absolute favorite.
Another MUST activity is the piano bar (they have it every night). There’s Karaoke and it’s a really fun way to meet other couples on the resort. By the end of the week, we were saying hi to everyone we passed and we all felt like friends on the same adventure.
My hubby and I just booked another all inclusive trip to Mexico for our 1 year anniversary. Honestly, we are so nervous because we feel like Couples set the bar WAY too high. You are really gonna love it. It’s Paradise. Have fun 🙂