Why should honeymooners have all the fun? I think it’s important for couples of all ages and stages to be able to get away for a romantic “escape” every once in a while 🙂 Mike and Jo-Anne just spent a week at the very romantic Couples Swept Away in Negril (Jamaica), and were kind enough to send me their candid feedback about the resort. And some gorgeous sunset photos!
We had a fantastic, especially relaxing time and the resort [Couples Swept Away] was really great. While it seems to be an older resort, it was very well kept and constantly being cleaned by a staff that was as friendly and happy to wait on you as any I’ve ever seen in the many resorts we’ve travelled to. Our room was a beach front veranda 3rd floor room 3317 and was centrally located almost dead center of the complex which made it an easy walk to anything. We were a roughly 30′ walk to the beach and every night from our balcony, we had a perfect view of the prettiest sunsets you could ever wish to see. The beach was as beautiful as almost all others I’ve stayed on, with maybe the exception of Aruba. I probably wouldn’t recommend the ground level suites because the walking paths are literally only feet from the front door or rear balcony so they didn’t seem to offer much privacy. For the first five days, there was absolutely no (zero) seaweed and when some rough waters did blow some ashore, the staff had it raked up and buried within hours. The food at Swept Away was also as good as any resort we have ever visited and I tried and enjoyed things that I would never have thought about eating.
No resort is perfect and while I absolutely loved our stay here, I figure you want to hear the things people don’t like. The resort was definitely an older crowd and I’d guess that we were middle to younger crowd and we are in our early 50’s. The night before we left, a group of about 10 people in their mid-early 20’s came in but they were few and far between. I’m sure they were going to be shocked to find that most of the entertainment is over about 10:30-11 and the place is a complete ghost town after 12. I really would have liked a few more entertainment options available at night but it did make for a relaxing vacation. The casino was very small and we did pretty well but they no longer have the video roulette table so they are limited to roughly 20 slot machines. The biggest negative in the casino is there is no attendant or automated teller machine so if you win you have to hold the slip and cash it at the front desk the next day. The drinks were plentiful at the bars and on the beach but you really had to beg the beverage staff to stock the mini bar in the room. The last thing I would like to mention is the long ride to and from the airport. Please stress to people that they have to leave a minimum of four hours in advance of their flight so an early morning return flight has you leaving the resort at an ungodly hour. We were booked for an 8:45AM flight and would have put our luggage out at 3AM with a 4AM shuttle so I changed our flights at an added cost.
Overall, the place was great and we really did enjoy ourselves. We both agree that we would go back and maybe in a couple more years we’ll be just fine with the ultra quiet nights.
Thanks again Ann for all your help, we’ll be sure to contact you for our future travel.
Mike & Jo-Anne