This hotel was awarded a place on the Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for 2013, so you know you’re in for a treat...
This luxury hotel is tucked away on top of a rocky outcrop, and looks out over a spotless white beach. The sea views are second to none – and you get to enjoy them whichever room you’re staying in.
There are 4 pools here. And dining is a real pleasure, with options including a gourmet venue and a beach grill. Beyond the hotel, Ocho Rios – home to Dunn’s River Falls – is about a 10-minute drive away.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand and premium-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar. Snacks at set times.
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A place of various beauty and body treatments like massage, hot stone therapy, reflexology, waxing, facials and much more.
4 outdoor pools
With 3 whirlpool baths, sunbeds, pool towels and sun terraces with shaded area.
Bella Vista Jamaican à la carte restaurant
Offering traditional Jamaican cuisine. Closed on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
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suite with verandah and limited sea view
Suite with limited sea view sleeps 2, with a king-size bed, ceiling fan, sitting area, in-suite dining, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod docking station, iron and board, bathrobes and nightly turndown service.
suite with limited sea view
Suite with limited sea view sleeps 2 - with a king-size bed and with ceiling fan, sitting area, in-suite dining, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod docking station, iron and board, bathrobes and nightly turndown service.
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Excellent Holiday, amazing- would highly recommend
My wife and I visited this hotel with family and friends from 31/07/14 for two weeks holiday to celebrate her 50th birthday. From arriving to leaving the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The weather was hot with an occasional shower, but not enough to affect our holiday. ARRIVING AT MONTEGO BAY After landing we went through customs, which was quiet busy and was then escorted to the lounge for a drink and rest before our taxi ride to the hotel. TAXI RIDE Our taxi ride took about two hours, following the coast road from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios. During the transfer our taxi driver was full of information about Jamaica. ARRIVING AT THE HOTEL On arrival we were met with a glass of champagne and cold towels, the booking in process was quick and relaxed, after which we were shown to our room. OUR ROOM. We had room E4 which was central to all places and had a view of the sea from the balcony. The room was spacious with two bathrooms, separate lounge and large balcony. Even though we were quiet close to the Ballon Bar which is located near reception, any music had stopped by 11.00pm. THE BEACH. Even though it was around 70 steps down to the beach from our room, this was not a problem. The beach was always cleaned of any leaves and seaweed every morning by one of the singing life guards. A nice way to start your day!!! The sun loungers were very comfortable with plenty available any time of day. The sea was always warm and inviting. Due to the sea weed and sea urchins some people were wearing aqua shoes to go into the sea, however, we only saw one sea urchin which was quiet a way out. Once the Beach bar opens one of the waiters comes around with blue flags, you need to wave it above your head to get the attention of the bar staff who will come and take your order for drinks. THE POOLS. There are three pools, the main pool down by the beach, a small pool next to the Ballon Bar and the mineral pool. The main pool has a swim up bar, but we never got to use this one. The mineral pool, just below the Martini Bar, was always very quiet, apart from when the aqua aerobics was on. It was also very close to the Spa. The small pool next to the Ballon Bar was never really used, I cannot remember seeing anybody use it. RESTAURANTS AND BARS. This hotel has three restaurants, the Casanova, Palazzina and The Bella Vista. The Casanova and Palazzina are pre-booked in the lobby area, but you do not need to make a reservation for The Bella Vista for evening meals. Breakfast is an open buffet in the Palazzina. the Bella Vista and Palazzina are located by the beach and the Casanova is next to reception above the Ballon Bar. The food in all these restaurants is really nice, but the one that stood out for us was the Casanova. A wide selection of foods were available in all restaurants and catered for all different tastes. I do not like anything too hot or spicy and was able to find something on the menu every night. On a Tuesday and Friday the resturants close due to a Beach Party and Garden Party, these are incredible nights with a lot of preparation going into laying these events on. Again the food cannot be faulted with such a wide selection to choose from. The Ballon Bar seemed to be the main one used as the evening entertainment was carried out just outside, then you had the Beach Bar which is located next to The Bella Vista and the Martini Bar which was open from 6.00pm - 9.00pm. TRIPS. We would highly recommend all the trips we were lucky enough to do, these included Dunn's Fall ( make sure you take Aqua shoes), Mystic Mountain ( including chair lift up to the top, bob sleigh and zip wire), Horse riding in the sea and trip into Kingston. The trip into Kingston included stopping off at a couple of places going there and on the way back, however, when you get to Kingston all you do is drive through the Uptown and Downtown areas, you do not get off the coach. STAFF. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. A very special thank you to our maid Sharronlyn, who always cleaned our room early and made my wife's birthday very special with the decoration in the room and on the bed, to Trevor in the Casanova who always looked after us and again made my wife feel very special on her birthday. To Dion and Oshain in the Palazzina, Ocen and Akeema at the beach bar, Owen the photographer and not forgetting Godfrey our rep. Overall we could not fault this hotel and staff and would love to thank everyone for making our holiday very special and memorable. Just one note any person booking through Thomson's should know that trips to Dunn's river fall and Ocho Rios are free from this hotel. We were not told this and booked the Dunn's River before we flew out, however, our rep (Godfrey) did manage to arrange a refund on our return, which we have now received.More
Lorrianbarn, Middlesex, England
Second Trip - Welcome Home
All the awesome things you have read about Couple's Sans Souci is true. The staff at CSS are essentially what make this resort the best place to stay. They go out of there way to make you comfortable and ensure you are enjoying your stay. We were married at CSS last year (2013) and returned this year (2014) for our first anniversary. The wedding staff is fabulous and make sure everything goes without a hitch. The photographer is great and captures all the special moments. The dining room staff is awesome and the food is pretty good too. We loved ordering from the menu at the restaurants as opposed to eating at a buffet like you do at so many other all inclusive resorts. We had a couple's massage in a cabana on the cliffs and the ladies were great. Our housekeeper was friendly and helpful. If you are diver, make sure see Nicholas down at the dive shop. If you are an early riser you may catch "FM" singing on the beach, and that's a real treat. Make sure if you are a repeat guest that you attend the special dinner as there are prizes to win. The Starlight Gala is fantastic and it takes them literally all day to get everything setup and ready to go, and the Beach Party is fun too. We did Dunn's River Falls this year and had a blast. So make sure you don't miss out on all the fun and awesomeness that this quiet, relaxing resort has to offer. You won't be disappointed.More
WD-Anderson, Melissa, Texas
Still Love it!
Just back from 8 wonderful days at CSS, this was our 5th trip and it felt just like going home. We arrived at 1:25 on Friday â right on time. We had pre-booked the Club MoBay arrival service and the immigration line did not look too long when we first got there but within 10 minutes it was back up to the ramp. We had about a 20 minute wait for our shuttle before we were off to the resort. The bus driver was very informative and the bus had free Wi-Fi on board so the trip flew by. When we arrived they had our pre check-in information and our Romance Rewards gift and credit was waiting for us. We received a room in the G Block (G-6) which we had requested prior to arrival. We love the G Block for the huge rooms, balconies and view from the cliff but it is not particularly near anything but the lobby and Casanova. Toiletries included âconditioning shampooâ and shower gel in dispensers in the shower and lotion in a dispenser by the sink. I personally bring a separate conditioner because it is not sufficient for my hair. Wi-Fi in our room was excellent but could be spotty throughout the resort. Food was generally very good to great. Jerk chicken and fries covered in jerk sauce is now my favorite beach food. A massage in the huts on the cliffs is a must, other than scuba diving we let sand gravity take hold. The resort was not full and there was always a quiet place to relax or a livelier place to socialize. All in all we had a great trip and we will be back. A few things we noted this time: You can no longer request mini-bar items from room service â you must fill out the hanging tag. Our room was pre-stocked with liquor and coke but getting diet Coke turned out to be an ordeal. When you order from room service you can still get a bottle of champagne but wine is only served in a carafe. The Martini bar is a great addition and Q the bartender is great! Right but the D block is a gem that has yet to be discovered by most guests but for some reason there is no breeze here so it gets HOT! Drink menus are at all bars now if you need help thinking of an order. We loved Vernie! She was the best bartender weâve had in a while â she asked our names our first time to the bar and she remembered us and our drinks all week. I am so tired of the beach party â I heard Palazzinos is now open as an alternative â we ordered room service instead. Dive crew was great as always â Nicolas had us laughing the whole time and Leon remembered us from our previous trips. We did a night dive our first night down â it was awesome. Repeaters dinner was a bit of a letdown. There were more people there than places and we wound up at a table without a Couples representative. It is also the same night as lobster night and since its surf and turf you only get half a tail. I do wish they would move the dinner, perhaps to the beach party on Tuesday since all the repeaters I talked to would be happy to skip it. Breakfast was a bit disappointing this year. The fresh fruit selection was small and the buffet style dishes were generally subpar. Luckily the omelet/egg station was as good as ever.More
AAS, Dallas, TX
Amazing, relaxation and pampering
We have been to two of the Couples Resorts in Jamaica...Sans Souci is amazing. The staff is unlike any staff that I have encountered, everyone stops to say hi and engages in a conversation with you, very genuine. The resort is smaller and more intimate and has a "campy" feel which we loved. Be prepared for a little walking if you are not beach front, however the walks are beautiful. Lastly it must be said that the food is amazing and the desserts are beyond amazing.More
Shannon H, Denver, Colorado
Great all inclusive resort.
My wife and I enjoyed every bit of it. This was the first all inclusive place we had been and we'll definitely return. If you love food and unlimited alcohol, this is the place to be. The hosts will play games with you as well.More
Byron W, Mocksville, North Carolina
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