Resort: Couples Tower Isle
Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
* Formerly known as Couples Ocho Rios
* All inclusive resort for adults only
* Completed a $30 million renovation in April 2009
* 226 garden & oceanview suites in three & four story buildings
* Au naturel offshore island
* Glass-bottom boat tours & catamaran cruises
* Spa, fitness center, snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis, etc..
* Unlimited golf with transfers & green fees included (mandatory caddy fee)
Couples Tower Isle Video Tour:
Food & Drink:
* All inclusive meals, snacks & drinks
* Room service available for continental breakfast only
* Four bars including a piano bar
* Friday night is lobster night
* Private dinners available (extra charge)
* Numerous restaurants:
Eight Rivers – Gourmet restaurant with Caribbean and Jamaican dishes. Open 6:15 pm – 9 pm. Reservations required. Dress code: Resort Attire – Jeans, sneakers, flip flops and shorts are not permitted.
Bayside – Casual Asian restaurant with oceanviews. Open for dinner 6 pm – 9 pm. Reservations required. Dress code: Casual.
The Verandah – Caual restaurant with continental dishes. Open 6:30 pm – 10 pm. No reservations required. Dress code: Casually elegant – tailored shorts, polo shirts.
The Patio – Open air restaurant located by the main pool. Breakfast and lunch buffets are served at this location. Dinner is a la carte with Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Dress code: Casual.
The Pool Grill – Snacks, sandwiches and sodas served during the day and into the night. Dress Code: Swim wear acceptable, casual attire.
Couples Tower Isle Review:
This all inclusive resort for adults has always been a great resort, but the recent $30 million dollar renovation has made this resort absolutely fabulous. This is not a mega resort with in your face entertainment teams and toga parties. This is a mid-sized all inclusive resort with a laid back and romantic setting.
The staff is the highlight of the resort as they go out of their way to make sure you are having a good time. The food is delicious with numerous restaurants to choose from. The only downside is that room service is only for a continental breakfast. Have coffee and pastries delivered when you wake up and then hit the full breakfast buffet later in the morning.
Make sure you take advantage of the snorkeling, scuba diving, catamaran cruise, and trips to the clothing optional island early in the week if the weather is good. If the winds pick up, these activities will be restricted.
If you have any problems with your room, let the front desk know about it as soon as you arrive. Your issue will be resolved as soon as posible if it is something that can be fixed. The front desk does a great job of letting you move to a different room if you are not satisfied.
One negative at this resort is the lack of nightlife after 10 pm. The bars are still open, but there is no nightclub or entertainment options. The other main negative is the small beach area. It is a nice beach, but people used to expansive beaches in tropical destinations will be disappointed.