This blog post is dedicated to the pile of pillows on the bed in room 4306 at Couples Tower Isle. I love you. I miss you. I want you back. 😉
So, I’ve mentioned a few times that my husband and I visited Jamaica this month and now I want to tell you all about where we stayed! You don’t want to miss these details, because A) if you are planning a trip to the Caribbean, this will help you choose where to stay, and B) if you’re not planning a trip the Caribbean, you’ll want to start. 😉
We were lucky enough to be hosted by Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This means that our stay was free of charge in exchange for me sharing details with you here. You’ll still get my honest opinions, as always!
So, the first thing you should know is that Couples Tower Isle is a smaller, more intimate all-inclusive beach resort in Ocho Rios that caters to couples. That means no single people and no kids. Because it’s a smaller resort, it also means there is hardly ever a wait for food or drinks, the staff remembers you by name, and there are plenty of beach chairs to choose from.
When they say “all-inclusive,” they are seriously not kidding around! It’s not just your food and drinks that are included at this resort – you’ll also get to go kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and use their paddleboards!
Oh, and starting December 27, they’re offering ALL-INCLUSIVE SPA TREATMENTS. Unlimited, free spa treatments. Y’all, book here.
There is also a daily schedule that is PACKED with different activities to keep you busy and having a good time, ranging from dance classes to painting classes to massage classes!
This piece of goodness was hard to photograph! It’s a beef burger, dipped in jerk sauce (!!!), topped with grilled red onions, crispy bacon, and a bit of guac. Y’all. How am I supposed to go back to the states where burgers do not come like this? #ad #jamaica #ochorios #travel #visitjamaica #jerkchicken #couplesresorts #couplestowerie @couplesresorts
Couples Tower Isle offers six restaurant options plus room service. We were shocked by how much we loved the food at the pool grill. Often, those little grills aren’t the best quality of food, but their jerk burgers, fried calamari, and jerk chicken were simply amazing.
I’ll be recreating the jerk burger for you shortly! My husband, on the other hand, has been whining daily about the lack of fried calamari currently in his life.
We also dined at Bayside, a gorgeous Asian restaurant set out over the water. It was a magical experience, both because of the views and because the food was just amazing and abundant. My husband even learned how to use chopsticks, so that was extra magical! 😉
And, yes, our kids thought it was hilarious that he went to Jamaica to learn to use chopsticks. Ha!
Our room was spacious, clean, and overlooked the ocean. The double patio doors slid open wide to open the room up, let in the light, and allow you to listen to the waves in bed. We both loved sitting on our private balcony and just gazing off into the sea.
But most importantly, was the bed comfy? Oh my gosh. We were making jokes to each other the whole trip about how we spent the nights comatose. We slept so good, because the mattresses were just right and there were an abundance of pillows ranging from soft to firm to big to small. It was heavenly.
The bathroom was modern and gorgeous with a large walk in shower and there was always plenty of hot water available.
The staff were all beyond friendly. They often greeted us by name, especially the bartenders. 😉 We may have enjoyed their free premium drinks quite often. And we were happy to note that they did not water their liquor down or serve really weak drinks. We actually commented quite a few times about how strong the drinks were – not something that I often see in an all-inclusive bar!
There was even an au naturel private island, if you’re the type who hates tan lines. 😉 You can see the little island in the above picture.
I really wanted to venture over there to check the island out, but I personally love a good tan line, if you know what I’m saying. I’ll let another more adventurous blogger share the details of that with you sometime. 😉
Would I recommend this resort to friends and family? Unequivocally yes. We plan to go back again ourselves sometime in the next year or two. It was a truly magical experience and I can honestly say that Couples Resorts are an all around good deal. Highly recommend!
They have two resorts in Ocho Rios and two resorts in Negril, so if you’re planning a trip to Jamaica I hope you’ll check them out and let me know what you think! Check out all four of the resorts here.
I’ll be back in a week or two with a recreation of that jerk burger I talked about. It was so good and I don’t think I could live without it in my life!