QUICK UPDATE: We just visited Couples Tower Isle and have new photos in the photo album for you. This resort has recently undergone an extensive renovation. Even though it's now one of the most modern and up-to-date resorts on the North coast, the property hasn't lost its charm and character. An update to the below report is in the works... in the meantime... call us... and see the new photos.


This 19 acre, adults only/couples only (no singles) resort is dedicated to the romantic celebration of the couples relationship.

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Its name, Couples Tower Isle, says it all. Formally known as Couples Ocho Rios, this 19 acre, adults only/couples only (no singles) resort is dedicated to the romantic celebration of the couples relationship. For this reason, there are lots of honeymoons, weddings and anniversaries celebrated there. It's right on the Caribbean on a wide expanse of broad, white sand. Completely renovated in 2009 this resort is now one of the most modern and up-to-date in Jamaica.

The resort has 212 rooms and suites in several multi-story buildings with king beds in each room with your choice of mountain, garden or ocean views. Rooms are beautifully decorated with satellite TV, direct dial phones, a CD/cassette player with clock/radio, hairdryers and private bath. The one bedroom suites and villas also contain Jacuzzis with 4 poster beds, a nice, romantic touch. Couples has 4 bars, 5 whirlpools, 2 large swimming pools and five tennis courts, night club with evening entertainment, piano bar and shops.

For weddings, Couples provides several scenic locations for the ceremony, the marriage license, pastor, bridal bouquet, cake, champagne reception, live music, half hour massage and gifts.

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Couples Tower Isle is 5 miles from Ocho Rios and 65 miles due east of Montego Bay's international airport. The resort is located on the north shore of Jamaica.

Most travelers fly into Montego Bay. You may elect to take either the complimentary bus shuttle to the resort or private car. The bus shuttle takes about 2+ hours. There are also air taxi flights for $80-$120/person, round trip to an airstrip about 15-20 east of town. Taxi back to the resort is extra.
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  Couples' packages are all inclusive which means all your basics are provided for one price. Included are: complimentary bus shuttle from airport, room accommodations, all meals, bar drinks, premium liquors, water sports, hotel taxes and gratuities, plus free half hour massages for returning guests, honeymooners, anniversaries and wedding couples.

Sports features include an equestrian center, big fitness center, aerobic classes, pool, video games, free golf/green fees/transfers, squash, racquetball, basketball, boat rentals, tennis, windsurfing and waterskiing and various lawn games. Other water sports include SCUBA, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing. No tipping allowed anywhere.

The Tower Island off the main beach in the bay is a private compound for nude sunbathing with plunge pools and refreshments provided. You can get a nice tan and meet some interesting couples there. Be friendly and strike up a conversation to get things started.

Make sure you ask your waiter's name, introduce yourself, be happy and converse with the locals. Remember, Jamaica is a low-income island so be friendly but expect to be offered items for sale on the street. Drugs are against the law.

NOTE: Please take care of your valuables, cash, airline tickets and passports while on vacation. Some vacation destinations are considered "third world" countries and experience petty theft. Recommendation: Do not take precious jewelry unless you wear it all times; keep your cash, valuables, watches, travel documentation and cameras with you and don't expect your in-room safe to be "safe." Just a word of caution to make sure you remember to practice common sense with your valuables while you're on vacation.

  A full buffet is served in the Patio Restaurant open air on the beach for breakfast and lunch. Casual and fine dining is offered in four other award winning restaurants including the Gourmet (French); the Veranda (bistro with international/Caribbean fare; Bayside (pasta); and the Beach Grill for snacks and sandwiches. Guys, take a jacket to wear in the finer restaurants. But, no ties.

Meet your waiters and say hello and be friendly. Jamaican, American and seafood dishes are featured during the main buffets. The food is plentiful and filling plus you can return for seconds and more. Premium liquors are served along with beer and fine wines. Don't pass up our favorite island beer, Red Stripe.

A nice touch is to have Continental breakfast in bed with your honey or enjoy 24 hour room service at the touch of your phone.

  Per person nightly rates START at about $235/person/night and up to $300/person/night. The lowest price can be secured via vacation "packages" primarily. Seasonal specials and early booking discounts apply some parts of the year. The rooms are priced according to location, size and amenities--mountain view, garden view, ocean view, villas. Check with CASTAWAYS TRAVEL for an exact quote for the resort and airfare. Charter airfare packaged with resort rooms offer the best value for an all inclusive vacation.

Rates quoted above are subject to change without notice.

  Guest ages vary from the mid 20s to over 60, with most averaging in between. Lots of newlyweds and honeymooners make this place popular due to free weddings and the romance of the place.

  Resort rooms are beautifully decorated for a couple's comfort. The main pool is the center of daytime activities as is the clothing optional island. Nightly planned activities and entertainment all combine for relaxed, romantic evenings. Couples are friendly and like to have fun during the day. Nightlife can be fun in both the jacuzzis, piano bar and nightclub. There's lots to do there, so pace yourself.

Dress throughout the resort is casual, with beachwear the norm from thongs to shorts to nothing on the island. NOTE: If you visit thenude island, expect to be nude and….it's couples only out there. Most guys and girls wear shorts and polos for meals and in the evenings, long pants and some dresses are seen, but keep it casual. Ladies, on the north coast of Jamaica, take along a light wrap or sweater in case a breeze comes up.

The quietest and best rooms we think are the rooms in the West and East wings and in the private villas. Better views are in the East and West towers. The villas are in the back of the property.

  There are lots of sights to enjoy in addition to the beaches and beautiful Caribbean sea. Escorted tours can be arranged at the resort. You can choose to visit Ocho Rios for a day of shopping, Mandeville for a trip to the mountains, raft the nearby local rivers with a guide. Shopping at the craft markets in both Ocho Rios and Montego Bay is fun but be prepared to bargain and listen to endless pleading.

Other optional adventures include a day trip to Dunn's River Falls, Prospect Plantation Tour, Sunset Catamaran Cruise, bicycle tours and glass-bottom boat rides.

 
Marriage ceremonies are complimentary to guests. Jamaican residency requirements must be met-usually 2 days or 48 hours of residency. Plan ahead and send all your marriage documents ahead of your trip for filing at the local court house. Otherwise, be prepared for a 3 or 4 day wait for everything to be processed if you don't send in your documents and application ahead of time. A marriage co-ordinator is assigned for each couple getting married, so you always have a contact on site to help make all the arrangements, including the minister and witnesses, if necessary. Castaways can put you in touch with the proper coordinator. There is typically at $150 administrative charge by the local parish to file your marriage your certificate. Charge subject to change without notice.
     
Getting to the nude island requires a small boat supplied by the resort which can restrict your spur of the moment whims to skinny dip. The island's plunge pools, water and plenty of Red Stripe beer tend to improve the situation, however.
     
Don't sit in the grass. One amorous time, we were in the hot tub late at night, decided to carry on further on the grass next to the hot tub and promptly got stung by some kind of critters lurking nearby. Boy, what a way to dampen your libido!!!


  Fall, winter and early spring can be less humid than late spring and summer. Late spring through fall can be a bit more humid. The north shore is not quite as wet as inland or west towards Montego Bay or Negril. Of course, late August through early October can include unstable weather with a hurricanes a seasonal threat. Prices are generally higher from mid December to April, with holidays rates higher than any time during the year. Rain can occur at any time so be prepared.

  We wish they would establish a nude beach ON the beach instead of taking the mini-ferry to the Tower Islands.

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  You can arrive any day of the week so call CASTAWAYS TRAVEL for your vacation. You can stay as long as you like.

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