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.
Honeymooners staying 7 nights or more get a room upgrade subject to availability, 30 minute massage each and sparkling wine. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of wedding. Please state 'Honeymooners' at time of booking and travel with a copy of your wedding certificate.
Food & Drink
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Selected local-brand and premium-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar.
Snacks at set times.
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 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.
Where to start when you talk about CSS. The hotel is located in a fantastic park style area with lots of green directly at the beach. Several houses (partially hidden behind the trees) give an impression of a natural grown place. And due to the geography of the place you can still discover some nice hidden jacuzzi's even after 2 weeks of staying there and wandering around...
The restaurants are amazing, especially Casanova is extremely recommendable with a six course dinner. Just have a Martini before dinner on the fantastic sunset terrace of the Martini bar. Thanks Q for the great service: You are one the best bartenders I have ever seen.
All inclusive is understood in the literal meaning: All food and drinks (we even ordered a big bottle of rum on room service), water sports, scuba diving, tennis - it's all in. Over the 14 days we made 17 great dives, just for free.
All staff are wonderful, friendly, polite, always with a little melody on the lips. CSS is the perfect location for a romantic time.More
AlexKohls, Geneva, Switzerland
Just can't fault CSS
We returned to CSS after having previously booked 2 weeks at Swept Away. I wish we had transferred to CSS earlier as returning there (previously stayed in 2008), was truly like coming home.
This is a magical place. The vibe and the staff have got to be the best in the Couples portfolio. The beautiful garden AND buildings are just so restful and easy on the eye. We were placed back in our 'old' block, Block D, on the 2nd floor, and the room was absolutely great. Yes, it's dated and yes, there are a few cracks and scrapes on paintwork, but it really doesn't matter. Well, to us it didn't matter. Great view of the beach too.
Service was as remembered 6 years ago, perhaps even better. Food was superb, however, I did miss avocado pear - where on earth was the avo??? Didn't see any in the 2 weeks we stayed at both resorts!
The Spa was fantastic, as was the hair salon. I don't understand why some people say the beach 'isn't great' - well it was just fine for us. Beautiful bay, rather than a boring long sandy beach. Suppose it depends what you like!
Entertainment was pretty good and far superior to CSA.
Room service was an added bonus and we really loved breakfast together on our balcony.
Undoubtedly, Sans Souci is our favourite and we will be returning as a group in 18 months time for my 50th birthday celebration.More
Just got back from a wedding, it was great time. The property is older but it was still really nice. We were in "A" block section which was close to the beach and had a beautiful view of the pool and beach. We had a one bedroom oceanfront suite, it had a sitting area with a small couch, coffee table and chair. There was ceiling fans and air conditioning in the bedroom and the sitting room. The bathroom however had neither and could feel a little warm and stuffy, but not bad. The bathroom had a shower and a separate huge jacuzzi tub. There are no elevators and 3 floors on that wing, and lots of stairs everywhere in the resort, and could get tiring to some people. They have a really nice oceanfront gym if working out is your thing. They have 3 pools, there is a mineral pool by the gym along with a smoothie bar that also serves some "healthy" food, ttat was really good,I am a junk food person and I loved it. There are 3 restaurants on the property all are very good. One you have to dress to go to, men have to wear slacks. They have paddle boards, glass bottom boat, snorkel boat, water skiing, and other things to use in the water if lying around with a drink in your hand is not your thing. There are hammocks located all over the place, several hot tubs, one tucked away out of sight over by the mineral pool. There also have a tennis court and a small track. They also have a "natural " beach and the non dress code is strictly enforced until 5:00 pm. The staff were all very friendly even though they seemed to be understaffed and very busy. The only con if there is one is the resort is 2 hour drive from the airport., but the driver was great he offered to stop along the way if needed or wanted to so it was not all bad. One last thing I would recommend has nothing to do with the resort. At the airport. I highly recommend paying the $30 to use Club Mobay while waiting to depart. It is the only airport lounge, and it has comfortable seating, free snacks and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, TV's, playroom for small kids and overall a way nicer place to hang out waIting on your flight. One more thing the resort offers rides to Dunns River falls and for shopping, I did not do,either, but some of the others in my ground did and said it was great.More
Terri L, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
We stayed at CSS from 6 Oct - 13 Oct. This was our sixth time to Jamaica, but the first time to Ochi. First, I know people complain about the drive and it is a two hour trek, but it's a beautiful drive and we didn't mind it at all. We figure, if you do your research before you go, the drive shouldn't be a big shocker. Take a Red Stripe for the road and enjoy the scenery. The resort shouldnât be held responsible for traffic, quality of roads, crazy drivers, etc.
We booked over a year in advance, but shortly before our trip, we discovered my husband needs spine surgery for total disk replacement. We delayed his surgery until November to take our trip to JA. Knowing about the stairs, we wanted to tough it out and at least try to keep the original suite category we booked (One-Bedroom Ocean Suite) and we were placed in G9. We heard so much about the views and the sunsets. However, after one day/night it became apparent that the stairs were too much for my husband's back to handle. He is a pretty healthy guy, but this back issue has definitely slowed him down. Obviously this is not the resort's fault. We were well aware of the stairs before we booked and at the time we didn't think it would be an issue.
The downside was that G9 had a minimal view through dense vegetation and, though the tropical surroundings were gorgeous, it was also rampant with mosquitoes. And I do mean rampant! Iâm aware this is a lush, humid Caribbean area, but we couldn't use the patio AT ALL - night or day. If we did dare to step out onto the patio, we had to open and close the door very fast to try to keep with mosquitoes from flying inside. We tried bug spray and wipes, but I was getting eaten alive â 11 bites in just a few hours. Between the mobility issue and the mosquitoes, we decided to ask the front desk if there was anything we could do.
Dalton was so helpful and accommodated us with a Beachfront Suite at a minimal cost. He was an absolute Godsend, because this change made an enormous difference in the rest of our trip. The mosquitoes were drastically reduced. Limited stairs unless we wanted to go to the Spa, Balloon Bar, or Casanova â which we didnât do very often. Otherwise, everything was very easily accessible. We could walk straight out from our room every day to the beach or the grill or the beach bar with ease. HUGE improvement!! Thank you, Dalton, for saving our vacation!!!
The Beachfront Suite (B7) was fabulous!!! Beautiful room with a stunning view. Much like the One-Bedroom Ocean Suite, it had a separate living room and bedroom. The mattresses in both rooms were a little too firm, but everything was very clean and well stocked. Thank you, Shanalee for keeping our room spotless.
The beach was beautiful â much smaller than Seven Mile Beach, but still plenty of chairs and shady areas. We never had a problem finding chairs in the shade at 8:00am. The water was clear and the beach crew works so hard to keep the beach clean.
The water sports guys are so very friendly and helpful. Williams and Norris helped us every day with paddle boards, kayaks, peddle boats, water skiing and hobie cats. Williams also joined us on the snorkel trip with Amalachi as our captain. They were a fun crew and took us to a great snorkel spot. We saw large snapper and a number of other colorful fish. NOTE: The sunken ship sounds really cool, BUT the other site has more varieties of fish.
As for food and drinkâ¦.it was all fantastic!! Bryan at the swim-up bar was a TON of fun. If you go to CSS, stop by the swim-up bar and ask Bryan to make rainbow shots. Itâs a fun take on chemistry. Akeen on beach service was AMAZING!!!! His nametag says âTraineeâ, but youâd never know it by his amazing service. He is an absolute gem and Couples is lucky to have him. We will definitely look for him when we go back. He is always so positive and upbeat, even at the most hectic times. Donnette and Ricardo at Pallazina and Bella Vista were also super nice and always attentive. We never had a bad meal, but the lobster and snapper dishes were extra extra yummy!!! Bella Vista was our favorite restaurant: gourmet dishes, under the stars, by the sea, with romantic lighting and no fussy dress code. Ask for the Appleton Rum Cheesecake â itâs to die for!
Other people to note were Owane (photography), Marsha (massage-extraordinaire), and Ruth (massage-extraordinaire). Owane is a great photographer! Marsha and Ruth treated us to the most amazing massages weâve ever had in the most soothing hut possible, the Hide Away. Make reservations early to make sure and get the Hide Away.
The reason I didn't give 5 stars is because there were a couple of workers who expected and all but asked for tips. One kept asking for beer. When we did not comply with their requests, our service from them was degraded and we got a little bit of attitude. This definitely IS NOT an indication of how most of the employees act, but it did put make us have a few awkward moments. We don't want the negative actions of a few to overshadow the utter awesomeness of Couplesâ really stellar employees.
Well, it looks like this review has over-stayed itâs welcome. Just wanted everyone to know how great this place is. Very tropical. Very romantic. The only awful part of our stay was having to leave.
But â thereâs always next year!!
Montasseri, Madison, AL
Like a fine wine, better as it ages
The last time we were at Sans Souci (27 years ago), it was a most intimate and customer-centric experience. To our delight, under the corporate banner of Couples and the leadership of Pierre Battaglia (GM), it has continued to grow, but still maintains the intimate feeling of a boutique resort with all of the amenities and services of a super resort. From the moment we entered the lobby until we boarded the shuttle back to the airport (with great sadness I might add), our every need was met and our expectations exceeded. Hats off to all of the staff members in all departments. We look forward to our next opportunity to go back "home".More
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