Nestled on a secluded cove with a laid-back vibe and a friendly staff, Couples Sans Souci (“sans souci” is French for “worry free”) is a luxurious couples-only, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica’s Ocho Rios region. Some areas are actually clothing prohibited (a plus for some, perhaps), the beach lacks soft white sand, on-site dining variety is unimpressive for an all-inclusive, the abundance of stairs throughout the grounds isn’t ideal for less mobile guests, and there isn’t much in the vicinity in terms of shopping and dining; but the property offers an impressive array of included activities and amenities (such as scuba diving and top-shelf liquor), a beautiful tropical setting with waterfalls and jungle flora, reggae and steel drum entertainment at night, a good fitness center with beach views (and classes such as yoga, Pilates, and aqua aerobics), and private dinners on the beach. Other unique elements include a mineral grotto, a mineral spring pool, an on-site piano bar, and a veggie bar with fruit and veggie smoothies. The rooms have slightly dated features, but come with Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, French or sliding doors leading to furnished balconies or patios, excellent hillside ocean views, and plenty of space. The outstanding spa (it’s one of the best in the Caribbean) offers a variety of couples treatments including seaside massages surrounded by verdant tropical flora, seaweed wraps, body scrubs and poultices, a full-service salon, and unique bamboo fusion and hot stone massages. Activities include beach volleyball, included water skiing, included scuba diving and sunset catamaran cruises, included golf, kayaking, windsurfing, and glass bottom boat rides. Excursions to nearby Dunn’s River Falls and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville are included as well.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are provided on-site for guests returning to the United States. Results are available within 24 hours via email.