Redifining the All-Inclusive
Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist of Magical Escapes
for a moment that you are swept away to a tropical island in the
Caribbean, to a luxurious resort in an ideal location where the
staff is friendly and attentive, the rooms the epitome of comfort,
and romance abounds. And to your delight you discover that not only
is your dream getaway a place welcoming to couples, it is a place
where honeymoon and romance are a part of every aspect of your escape.
Could such a resort – or a number of them? – actually
exist? Yes, and Magical Escapes Vacations and the Wedding Day Sourcebook
would like to take
We aren’t taking about some made-up fantasy, but about Couples
Resorts, located in the best places on the island of Jamaica, which
some consider to be the heart of the Caribbean. Don’t just
take my word for it, however – ask any couple who has found
themselves swept away to a Couples Resorts, and you will find two
people as in love with their romantic getaway as they are with each
Swept Away, Couples
Negril and Couples
Ocho Rios are the highest ranked all-inclusives in the Caribbean
and among the Top 15 resorts in the region overall, according to
the readers polled in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2006 Readers’
Choice Awards. Clearly, others share our opinion that Couples Resorts
are not only among the most luxurious and romantic places to stay,
but they also represent one of the best values in the Caribbean.
Ocho Rios is the original all-inclusive resort on Jamaica.
An adults-only haven, this resort pairs Jamaican Paradise with a
50s Hollywood Hangout, where stylish rooms are married to views
of exquisite white-sand beaches and sparkling ocean waters. Endless
amenities, gourmet dining, and beautifully landscaped grounds, complete
with Jacuzzis hidden throughout the pathways, complete this luxurious
A variety of activities await your pleasure, including not only
watersports and activities at the resort, but excursions out into
Jamaica: from catamaran cruises to horseback riding, to Dunn’s
River Falls and Margaritaville. Take advantage of shopping tours
and unlimited golf, glass-bottom boat tours and scuba diving. Or
just relax at any of the resort’s four bars, swimming pools,
Jacuzzis, or five restaurants. For those who desire au natural sunbathing
and swimming, take a short boat trip out to Tower Island, Couples
Ocho Rios’s au natural private island.
at Couples Ocho Rios are comparable to luxury hotels, spacious and
exquisitely appointed. All rooms are air-conditioned and include
a king bed, private bath/shower, satellite TV, CD player, blow dryer,
safety deposit box, balcony or patio, and nightly turndown service.
Views are of the lush gardens or Caribbean Sea. Junior Suites with
sitting area and 1 Bedroom Suites with spacious living rooms are
Negril, on the other hand, combines romance with chic
boutique. Infused with both style and laid-back charm, this elegant
yet eclectic resort sits on 18 acres of captivating landscape in
Negril, Jamaica. This is an all-inclusive resort that includes both
personality and luxury, with artistic touches and natural beauty
designed to create an unforgettable vacation experience. It is no
wonder that Couples Negril has earned a reputation as the premier
all-inclusive resort in both Jamaica and the Caribbean.
aired terraces and beach side tables provide the settle for the
finest in Caribbean and international cuisines at the three unique
restaurants. Four bars – including a swim-up bar and a piano
– offer alternative places to eat, drink, and enjoy yourselves.
But what really sets Couples apart from other all-inclusives are
the number of activities included in your rate: Watersports are
offered as part of the all-inclusive package, as well as an array
of other activites: shuttles to Pirates Cave and Margaritaville,
shopping excursions to Downtown Negril, Catamaran Cruise, Unlimited
Golf, Glass-Bottom Boat Tours, Scuba Diving, and more. End the day
at the Spa, with your choice of treatments, from massages to body
wraps, or stroll along the moonlight beach in the perfect romantic
here reflect the resort’s elegant, eclectic nature, offering
the amenities of the most luxurious resorts and truly setting Couples
Negril apart from any other hotel in the area. All rooms are air-conditioned
and include king bed, ceiling fan, private bath/shower, satellite
TV, CD player, safety deposit box, private balcony or patio, and
nightly turndown service. Views include both the gardens and the
ocean, as well as beachfront rooms which open onto one of the most
beautiful stretches of white sand beaches in Jamaica. The Deluxe
Beachfront and Garden or Beachfront Suites all include a fully stocked
refrigerator (alcohol is included in your all-inclusive rate), include
beer, wine, soda & Champagne. For the Suites, hors d’oeuvres
are served nightly, and you can also enjoy special extra amenities:
a Jacuzzi tub, and hammocks on the balcony or patio.
the most romantic spa resort in Jamaica, look no further than Couples
San Souci. Here, gazebos overlook the majestic Caribbean
Sea, a natural mineral spring pool provides quiet relaxation, and
manicured lawns set the stage for cultured beauty. This resort rises
against a dramatic cliff, where winding walkways meander throughout
tropical greenery and opal beaches. Personal service, renowned cuisine,
and unmatched spa treatments make Couples San Souci the perfect
romantic setting for a honeymoon.
Four amazing restaurants offer magnificent cuisine, prepared by
award-winning chefs. The 2005 Conde Nast Gold List ranked the dining
experience at this resort as the best in Jamaica. Impeccable service
and scrumptious meals make dining an unforgettable experience. Five
bars round out the dining experience, providing the perfect atmosphere
for evening cocktails and great entertainment.
the other Couples resorts, Couples San Souci offers more activities
in its all-inclusive package than most other resorts in Jamaica,
ranging from watersports and scuba to unlimited golf and excursions
such as glass-bottom boat tours, Dunn’s River Falls tours,
Margaritaville, and Shopping trips to Island Village.
All of the 148 luxury suites offer views of the ocean, so an evening
on your terrace or balcony has the perfect romantic backdrop. Every
suite offers air conditioning, satellite TV, CD player, radio alarm
clock, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, iron & ironing board,
in-room safe, mini-bar, in suite dining, and coffee maker. Jacuzzi
suites, either balcony or beachfront, and Penthouse Suites offer
the ultimate in luxurious accommodations.
for those who really want to feel as if they’ve escaped away
to someplace special, someplace far away, then Couples
Swept Away is the perfect resort. Here, ocean breezes
whisper to you, as acres of white-sand beaches, breath-taking views,
and tropical gardens provide the ultimate in romantic beauty. This
is the tranquility of an intimate, all-inclusive getaway, the most
private and peaceful of all the Couples resorts. Everything you
need to relax and revel in romance is here, from moonlit walks on
the white sand beaches, to yoga lessons, to a candlelight dinner
at a gourmet restaurant.
Offering the same amenities and activties as Couples Negril, including
all the excursions to Pirates Cave, Margaritaville, glass bottom
boat tours, catamaran cruises, and mores, Couples Swept Away also
offers its own special extras: 10 acres devoted to sports and fitness
center. Find the perfect restoration of body and soul in the ten
lighted tennis courts, two freshwater pools, two Jacuzzis, a health
spa, a steam room, and a handful of other amenities.
adorned suites complete the romantic touches of this resort, opening
to either beautiful gardens or seemingly endless stretches of white
sand beach. All rooms are air-conditioned and include king bed (some
garden rooms have two doubles), ceiling fan, private bath/shower,
satellite TV, CD player, safety deposit box, private balcony or
patio, and nightly turndown service. Some suites offer hammocks
on the balcony, mini-bars, sitting rooms, and Jacuzzis.
Couples Swept Away also recently completed an expansion and renovation,
which included new Verandah Suites with T.V.'s and mini-bars, a
new infinity-style pool with swim-up bar, a new beach grill, a new
open-air brick-oven Italian themed demonstration restaurant, and
a disco/piano bar.
matter which Couples Resort appeals most to you, you will find yourself
transported to the most luxurious all-inclusive resort experience
in Jamaica. Here, romantic dreams are made a reality, and you’ll
quickly see why so many other couples have ranked these four resorts
as the best romantic, all-inclusive experiences not just in Jamaica,
but throughout the Caribbean.
With a reputation as deserving as this, it’s no wonder why
Magical Escapes Vacations and Couples Resorts, along with the Wedding
Day Sourcebook and CJC Events, wants to help one lucky couple realize
a romantic honeymoon at the Couples Resort of their choice. Be sure
to attend the Western New England Spring Bridal Show on March 4,
2007, for your chance to win a 3-night / 4-day all-inclusive dream
honeymoon to Jamaica. Remember, you must be present to win! So stop
dreaming of the ultimate all-inclusive honeymoon, and look no
further than one of four Couples Resorts in Jamaica.
About Michelle Mangio
Michelle Mangio is the owner of Magical Escapes Vacations, based
in Attleboro, MA. She is a certified Honeymoons & Destination
Weddings Specialist, with expertise in many popular honeymoon locations,
including Tahiti & the South Pacific, Australia, Aruba, Hawaii,
Cancun, and more.
About Magical Escapes Vacations
Magical Escapes Vacation is a full-service travel agency specializing
in complete destination planning for any occasion. “Don’t
just make reservations. Make experiences. Create memories. Live
your dreams.” Let Magical Escapes Vacations take the stress
and uncertainty out of vacation planning by assisting you in creating
a vacation to remember for a lifetime. Our unique personalized approach
will exceed your expectations. We treat each vacation like it was
our own, and will work with you to find the perfect getaway. So
escape away today… because everyone deserves a vacation.
For more information, contact Michelle at Magical Escapes Vacations
toll-free at 866-698-7849 or locally at 508-717-2535, by email at
michelle @ magicalescapes.com,
or online at http://www.magicalescapes.com
About Couples Resorts®
Couples Resorts proudly owns and operates four luxury all-inclusive,
couples-only resorts on the beautiful island of Jamaica. The properties
include the first-ever couples-only, all-inclusive resort, Couples
Ocho Rios, along with Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away and
Couples Negril. For over 28 years, Couples has delighted guests
with outstanding service, exceptional dining and unparalleled value-added
experiences. We are different from other all-inclusive resort companies.
We consider ourselves Artisanal, not Mass Market; more of a Boutique-style
collection of unique resorts within the all-inclusive category.
We are driven to provide the highest quality product with the most
inclusions, at a competitive price.
For more information, visit Couples Resorts online at http://www.couples.com
Magical Escapes Vacations – http://www.magicalescapes.travel
(This article originally appeared in the March
2007 Edition of the Wedding