Moon Author's Review
Couples has two properties in Negril: Couples Negril (US$408/590 low/high season per couple per night), which is actually just across the border into Hanover, and Couples Swept Away (US$413/602 low/high season per couple per night), at the north end of Long Bay. For proximity to off-site activities and an easy walk to Negril's nightlife, Couples Swept Away has clear advantages. On the other hand, for couples looking to get away from it all, including adjacent public beaches and other reminders of the existence of outside civilization, Couples Negril could be a better option.
Couples Swept Away is an exceptional all-inclusive with a new wing on the south end of the compound that has a wet bar, grill, and beautiful lounge tastefully decorated by Jane Issa, wife of Couples owner Lee Issa. Mr. Issa can often be found around the property, checking in with his guests and making sure everything is running smoothly. The gym facilities and tennis courts at Couples are top-notch. Day passes, offered for eight-hour periods (US$75), entitle pass-holders complete access to the resort.