Couples San SouciOcho Rios, Jamaica
Couples San Souci
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Long considered the “Jewel of Jamaica,” Couples Sans Souci sweeps guests into a kaleidoscope of natural beauty, island atmosphere and romance. A hidden gem set majestically against emerald mountains and Caribbean Sea, this Ocho Rios resort on Jamaica’s sunny northern Caribbean coast exudes a sense of solitude and intimacy. Its lush foliage and smaller footprint allows guests to lose themselves exploring its secluded stone pathways and storybook trails. No matter which way the path winds, past colonial-style buildings and secret pavilions that extend over the ocean on the cliffs, you’re never more than a few steps away from stunning sea views.
Quick Facts150 Suites
5 Restaurants, 7 Bars
4 Swimming Pools, 3 Jacuzzis
Private Au Naturel Beach & Pool
Room and Suite Features
Nestled on a hillside to afford spectacular ocean views from each of its 150 suites, Couples Sans Souci is a lush tropical paradise. Its suites have French or sliding doors leading to private, furnished balconies or patios. Beautifully decorated in shades of royal blue and cream and accented by island artwork and accessories, these luxurious air-conditioned accommodations have king beds, ceiling fans, iPod docking stations and mini-bars.
Our Deluxe Ocean Verandah Suites are ideally located near the Lobby in Blocks G, D and E. The suites feature a generous master bedroom, and private furnished balcony with a partial view of the ocean.
Located on Blocks D, E, F and G near the resort’s natural mineral spring pool and lobby terrace pool, our spacious One Bedroom Ocean Suites offer beautiful views of the Caribbean from large private balconies. A separate sitting area is ideal for morning coffee and conversation.
Deluxe Ocean Suite
Featuring partial views of the sea, our spacious Deluxe Ocean Suites have French doors leading to an enclosed covered sitting area. These rooms are located on Block C in close proximity to the Palazzina Restaurant.
Our most popular accommodation, these large One Bedroom Beachfront Suites overlooking the resort’s beautifully manicured lawn and beach are ideally located near Bella Vista Restaurant and adjacent to the main pool and swim-up bar. Features include a generous master bedroom, separate living room, walk-in shower, and private furnished balcony overlooking the turquoise ocean.
Among our most exclusive accommodations, the Penthouse Suites exude the atmosphere of a small apartment with private balconies, separate living rooms and master bedrooms. Featuring magical views of the Caribbean Sea from large private balconies, these top-floor suites are located on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. Each is named for a celebrity guest who has visited Couples San Souci.
Boasting more than 1,200 square feet of living space including a large furnished verandah with stunning Caribbean Sea views, the spacious one-bedroom Prime Minister’s Penthouse Suite is the essence of style and sophistication. In addition to its standard amenities, this elegantly furnished suite features a powder room, spacious walk-in shower and Jacuzzi for two.
Nestled on a cliff behind a hedge of colorful bougainvillea overlooking the Caribbean, the ultra-private Hibiscus Cottage is the ultimate secluded hideaway. This tranquil cottage features French doors leading to a private furnished balcony with breathtaking ocean views, a beautifully decorated extended living room, private infinity-edge plunge pool, large master bedroom and bathroom with walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub for two.
Dining at San Sousi
From elegant country club dining on the sweeping terrace of Casanova to casual meals in the sand at the Beach Grill, the dining options at Couples Sans Souci never fail to please. Authentic Jamaican specialties—made with only the finest local ingredients and spices—may be enjoyed alongside a worldly menu of international favorites. At the end of the night, saunter up to the polished wooden counter of the Balloon Bar—and feel like you traveled back in time.
Each restaurant more magical than the next. That’s dining at Couples Sans Souci. Authentic Jamaican specialties meet an array of international favorites, their menus united by fresh local produce and island spices. Enjoy them all or savor the ultimate romance of in-suite dining.
Enjoy bistro fare from around the world in an elegant indoor dining room on the terrace. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with table service.
For casual dining on the beach, enjoy grilled fare and fresh salads for lunch at our Beach Grill and authentic Jamaica specialties for a delectable dinner at Bella Vista.
In a style of understated colonial elegance, Casanova’s menu features an eclectic mix of international cuisine, Caribbean ingredients for elegant dining indoors or out.
Delight with our fresh juice of the day, fruit smoothies, veggie dips and delectable healthy salads and sandwiches.
Tired after a long day exploring Ocho Rios? Just want breakfast in bed? From fresh fruit plates to pan-fried snapper, in-suite dining is our pleasure.
Bars & Nightlife
With six unique bars, Couples Sans Souci offers one beautiful setting after another for sipping your favorite cocktail – or savoring one of ours. Sample the Sans Souci Exotic Cooler while you enjoy live nightly entertainment under the stars. From steel drums to soul and from reggae rhythms to rock n’ roll, there’s a beat to match every mood at Couples Sans Souci. Whatever you do, don’t leave without a disco night (or two) on Sunset Beach.
Beach Bar Flag Service
No need to get up to get your drinks! Guests can stick a flag provided by the property in the sand while lounging in the beach and have the bar staff bring over their order.
Head over to the main pool to relax with a cool tropical drink. This swim-up bar overlooks the resort’s crescent beach and is the perfect area to float around. Hang out with old friends or meet new ones!
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Charlie’s Veggie Bar
Enjoy refreshments and healthy alternatives at Charlie’s Veggie Bar. Located next to the gym on the Spa Terrace adjacent the mineral pool, it’s a perfect stop to enjoy a post workout smoothie. Select a raw coconut and our bartenders will split it open for you. There’s nothing like sipping cool coconut water while surveying our ocean-side cliffs.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mingle with other guests at the Beach Bar outside the Bella Vista Restaurant, located on the waters edge by the main beach. The well lit bar is the spotlight of the night and calls guests to come and enjoy one another’s company. Enjoy light reggae music and bartenders specials. Open until 1:00 am, the Beach Bar is a guest favorite for late-night fun.
10:00 am – 1:00 am
Sunset Beach Bar
Located in the small bay, this bar resides next to the pool and grill in the au naturel section. The bare necessities are certainly surpassed with this fully stocked bar. Enjoy every imaginable drink in this lovely secluded area.
Sunset Beach Hours:
April – August: Au Natural Sunbathing 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Sunset Beach opens to all guests at 6:00 pm
September – March: Au Natural Sunbathing 9:00 – 5:00 pm. Sunset Beach opens to all guests at 5:00 pm
Sip on drinks on the outdoor terrace at this restaurant or relax inside at this hearty bistro. For those yearning to take in the Jamaican air, an outside seat depicts lush garden grounds and shimmering seas.
12:30 – 3:00 pm and 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Balloon Piano Bar
This casually elegant setting overlooking the pool is inventive in design. Its unique decor features hot air balloon art hanging from the ceiling. The sophisticated space has a grand piano and seating enclaves clustered around an octagonal-shaped bar. Our resident band plays nightly at 7:45 pm followed by a sing-a-long at 11:00 pm (except Tuesdays & Fridays).
3:00 pm – 1:00 am
Take a seat and enjoy one of our signature martini cocktails at sunset. It’s the perfect spot for a meet and greet with other guests.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm daily except Tuesday and Friday
Weddings and Honeymoons
Let Couples Sans Souci be the backdrop for your milestone moment. Whether you’re planning a wedding ceremony on the sand, renewing your vows on the cliffs or simply seek to enhance an already romantic occasion, we’ll make sure every detail – from flowers to food – is magical. The resort’s smaller scale and lush tropical foliage add another layer of intimacy to your special celebration. Allow our Romance Concierge and Wedding Planner to help you plan a fairytale experience at the “Jewel of Jamaica.”
Couples Resorts take care of every detail from the moment you arrive in Jamaica.
Couples’ four Jamaica resorts are easily accessed via the island’s Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Couples provides complimentary transfers from the airport to our resorts, provided we receive your arrival flight details at least seven days prior to arrival. Upon arrival to Montego Bay Airport, please proceed to the Couples Resort Lounge, conveniently located outside the Immigration and Customs area.
If you are staying at Couples Swept Away or Couples Negril resorts, your drive to Negril will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you have booked at Couples Tower Isle or Couples Sans Souci, your driver will take you to Ocho Rios, about an hour and forty-five away minutes from Montego Bay.
FROM THE U.S. AND CANADA
There are dozens of non-stop and direct flights available each week from major U.S. and Canadian gateways. Use the “Check Availability” button on any page to search for air and hotel prices and availability or check with your travel agent or preferred airline for the most current schedules and fares.
There are more direct daily flights from the U.K. to Jamaica than any other European country. Contact Couples Resorts’ UK/Europe representation company, Group Promotions, for the latest schedules and fares.
Water Sports and Other Activities
In addition to our exceptional inclusions, your stay at Couples Sans Souci offers a wealth of thrilling activities. Dive into our pristine mineral pool and enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of natural spring water. Frolic in the waves. Explore the coral reefs. Play a round of golf. Take a professional tennis lesson. Or simply sail a boat into the sunset.
Tennis & Land Sports
Our tennis pros and professional-grade clay and hard surface courts are sure to please even the most passionate tennis player. Sign up for daily private instruction or participate in a group clinic twice a day. Indoor racquetball, squash and table tennis also available.
Fully Equipped Fitness Center
Overlooking the mineral pool with a panoramic view of the ocean, our state-of-the-art fitness facility features high-tech cardio machines (including treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bicycles) and free weights, as well as a team of certified trainers.
Yoga and Pilates Classes
Our air-conditioned fitness center offers spinning, aerobics, Yoga, Pilates and meditation classes every day. Develop your body strength and flexibility through our aerobic workout challenges.
Enlighten your senses and find your center with our meditation classes. Embrace your own spirituality through inner peace, leave behind your stress and awaken your mind and body.
Four Swimming Pools
Enjoy a dip in one of our swimming pools. Surrounded by palm trees and chaise lounges, our pools overlook the Caribbean Sea and beautiful white sand beach. Swim up to the bar at the Main Pool or Sunset Beach and enjoy a cool cocktail.
Three Jacuzzis, including one tucked just a few feet from the Main Pool, invite couples to relax and rejuvenate in a sun-splashed setting.
Full of silky mineral waters once thought to have healing powers, this pool sits behind a natural grotto that was once home to Charlie, an ancient sea turtle.
Mineral Spring Pool
Soothe away every stress in our beautiful natural mineral spring pool, which is filled with water from one of the resort’s several natural mineral springs. Secluded by the spa area overlooking the ocean, this is hydotherapy at its best.
Dive into a world of wonder with our exceptional scuba diving program. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just starting out, you’ll delight in day and night dives.
Take a ride aboard our glass bottom boats for a snorkeling tour to one of 30 different snorkel sites showcasing the island’s natural coral reefs. Fins, masks and snorkels are all provided.
Hobie Cat Sailing
Set sail for an Ocho Rios adventure when you take one of our Hobie Cat sailboats. Never sailed before? Sign up for a beginner lesson offered by our Watersports Staff.
Our fleet of sea kayaks offers optimum speed and grace. Available as a single or two-person hull, each kayak has a closed-deck design with self-draining scuppers to keep you dry and comfortable out on the water. Lessons and equipment available daily.
Our high-powered water ski boats ride smoothly over the waves, pulling guests behind them on two skis, a mono ski or a wake board. Expert instruction available. Water skis, wake boards and life vests are included.
The steady Caribbean breeze creates the perfect conditions for exhilarating windsurfing. Our state-of-the-art fiberglass windsurfers are perfectly sized so everyone can enjoy the experience. Equipment, life vests and lessons (9 am – 4 pm) offered daily.
Pedal your way across the seas on one of the resort’s hydro bikes. Enjoy a great bike workout while enjoying the sun and scenery.
Grab your partner and hop aboard a pedalo, a couple-powered watercraft that’s great for a quick workout or leisurely coastline cruise.
Head to the main pool for a casual or competitive game of pool volleyball. Create a team with a few of your favorite couples or check with the Entertainment Desk for times and teams.
Try this offshoot of surfing in our calm Caribbean waters. If you’re a beginner, start by kneeling on the board and using your arms to propel yourself forward, then graduate to standing and using a paddle to navigate.
Combine aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training in our fun on-property fitness classes.
Our professional massage staff shares tips on the fine art of massage, teaching couples how to give each other this amazing and romantic treat. Classes are offered once per week.
For guests seeking to lessen impact on their bones, joints and muscles, Acquacize fitness is for you. Aquatic fitness utilizes buoyancy to take extra tension and pressure away from stressesd areas. Our class exercises range from basic aerobics to resistance training.
Imagine yourself with the sound of the ocean below, as one of our expert therapists melts away your stress with a deep tissue massage. It’s delights like these that make our signature spa services so enticing—and have garnered us the honor of being named the “Best Caribbean Spa” by Travel + Leisure. Indulge in an extensive menu of relaxing massages, reviving body wraps and scrubs, reflexology, and pampering beauty treatments. Afterwards, let our salon’s stylists pamper you with services including manicures, pedicures, hair styling, hair conditioning and repair, waxing and hot towel shaves for men.
Sightseeing an Excursions
Enjoy four swimming pools, a water park, live entertainment, land and water sports, and more family-friendly activities.