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 four 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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A la Carte
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Honeymooners staying seven 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
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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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Charlie's Spa takes its name from the sea turtle that used to swim in the mineral spring grotto that bubbles up beneath the resort. The spa is a tropical retreat with cabanas overlooking the sea. Book in for treatments like a Couples Body Scrub and Polish, a Bridal Bliss Package, hot stone therapy or a mani-pedi.
4 outdoor pools
There's a choice of four outdoor pools here with three whirlpools. Sun terraces with shaded areas, dotted with sunloungers and parasols, make the ideal place to relax.
Bella Vista Jamaican à la carte restaurant
It's here that you can sample traditional Jamaican cuisine. The restaurant is closed on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
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1 bedroom beachfront suite with sea view
1-bedroom beachfront suites here come complete air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, LCD flatscreen TV, a personalised minibar, an iPod docking station, hairdryer, coffee-maker, kettle, safety deposit box, an iron and board, nightly turndown service and in-room dining.
deluxe ocean suite with limited sea view
These deluxe ocean suites come complete with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, LCD flatscreen TV, a personalised minibar, an iPod docking station, hairdryer, coffee-maker, kettle, safety deposit box, an iron and board, nightly turndown service and in-room dining.
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My wife and I decided to visit Jamaica for the first time to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. We made a great decision staying at Couples San Souci. The shuttle ride from the airport was about 1.5 hours. We were given the option to stop on the way to the resort at any time, but the group decided not to. We were impressed with the resort. The grounds and beach are beautiful. The music from the bar that shares the small cove with the resort was a little loud on the weekend but didn't affect our enjoyment of the beach. Overall, the food was very good. We enjoyed our meals at Casanova the most â Make sure to request reservations when you check-in online. Reservations arenât difficult to get after you arrive at the resort, but getting the seating time you want may be difficult if you wait. Our room was on the third floor of the A block. It was very comfortable and clean. The view from the balcony was wonderful. It overlooked the main pool and beach. We recommend staying in block A or B as these are closest to the beach. We took the included tour to Dunnâs River falls. It was a fun experience. The entire group had fun, and the tour guides were really great. The people who work at the resort make it really special. Everyone from the front desk, concierge, bar tenders, restaurant wait staff, and especially the water sports team made our vacation great. We had a nice time on a snorkel trip. I really enjoyed wakeboarding down the coast; Dwight is a great driver! The resort scuba team is amazing; especially Nicholas. I had never been scuba diving before, and was really impressed by his teaching style. I enjoyed diving so much I took the PADI certification course with Nicholas. There is a fee for the certification course but itâs worth it. I am now certified! We also took a private champagne cruise (extra fee) and really enjoyed the tour down the coast. Dwight was an excellent guide and provided a lot of background on the sites during the cruise. We had a very memorable time and will definitely will return to Couples San Souci.More
Only a "Couple" of Things Prevent a 5 Star
Multiple other reviewers have given an overall review of the restaurants, the layout of the resort (i.e, don't go there if you don't like stairs), the names of the restaurants and what they offer, the bar options, etc. So instead I am going to focus on some more itemized things that led me to rate this resort 4-star instead of 5-star. Please also be aware that part of my review involves the Au Natural side of the resort: the main beach is VERY nice: sandy and calm, with plenty of both shade and sun. 5-Star Stuff: --In-Room dining service is excellent. The delivery time is listed for a 30-minute window, but they were never more than 10 minutes past the start time, and this happened only once. The rest of the time the order was delivered within 5 mins of the requested time. --Room remodels were good. Previous issues included a safe that was in an area of the closet that was hard to get to and dark. Corrected. Now also plenty of pegs for hanging stuff, both in the bathroom and in the bedroom. Plenty of shelf and drawer space. --Staff overall very friendly and helpful. Special kudos to Andrea in the Palladina and Bella Vista restaurants. She was a peach. Also the Au Natural bar staff. --Drinks at the various bars were NOT watered down (usually). --Danishes in room service orders were to die for: sooo fresh! --Au Natural side is private and is patrolled by staff. Anyone who looks like a gawker is challenged. The pool area is great: very nice hot tub, there is a pool bar, and lunch is served buffet-style for those who do not want to go back to the main resort area. --Maid service to the rooms is prompt. The couple of times we requested something (extra blankets and an extra pillow) they were delivered quickly. --Grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. --Mini-bar is sweet: you can custom-replenish daily at no charge (except for premium wines and spirits). --All the pools, bars, restaurants clean and well-maintained. Now some stuff that decreased the rating: --BIGGEST ISSUE BY FAR is the lack of restaurant choices. There are only 3 restaurants (don't be fooled by the website listing the Bella Vista and the Beach Grill: they are the same place: BV for dinner and BG for lunch). 2 of the 3 require reservations for dinner and the reservations book quickly. The resort Seriously needs to add another restaurant with different cuisine choices (Japanese, Mexican, American, deli, whatever) AND offer at least one more choice of dinner options that does NOT require reservations. --the Au Natural beach itself is wonderful, with lots of shaded areas and lots of sand. Once you get into the water, however, it becomes totally rocky. ALSO: a river (I believe the White River), empties into the ocean just to the left of the beach. The water is clear, but it is COLD. So the temp of the entire area is colder than on the "textile" side, which is much sandier and has NO river. --the drive from the airport is 1-1/2 to 2 hours, depending on traffic. --Room Service options are VERY limited for lunch and dinner. They need to SIGNIFICANTLY expand the selection, especially in light of the fact that there are so few options for dinner (see above). Once we asked for a minor addition to an order that was not on the menu: we didn't get it. So: great resort overall. We will be coming back, and this was our 3rd visit. I just wish they would correct the issues noted above, which have been expressed by multiple customers. Hope this is helpful.More
Kicking of February with warmth and beauty!
I love this place! So charming. I love to take advantage of the whole property! Even at full capacity it stills feels incredibly intimate! You and your love can certainly get lost if you want too! I love the food, shows, dancing, and amazingly kind staff!More
Relaxation and Romance
This is a lovely resort: the most peaceful one we have been to in many trips to Jamaica. It feels hidden away: the decor is simple and elegant. It also can be healthy, since walking up and down hills is required, and there are always healthy choices for food. There is a mineral pool to swim in, and the spa is world class. It was not crowded, and the other guests, many British, were a reserved and sophisticated crowd. Picking a resort depends on what you are looking for, and if you want peace and intimacy, this is your place. It is not the party atmosphere of some of the resorts, but it made for a very relaxing and luxurious trip.More
Awesome Setting, Service and Food
If you don't like an idyllic service oriented all inclusive environment this isn't for you. We had a beach view room and stayed 8 nights starting January 16th and wish it was much longer and can't wait to go back.More
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