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#1 JamaicaBride010908

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    Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:59 PM

    We were married at Couples Swept Away on Jan. 9, 2008 and were there for 2 weeks.
    I wrote a wedding review in the wedding review section, so I won't repeat that here. I also see a recent very detailed review of the resort from TA Jennifer with some great pictures.
    So I'll try not to be repetitive, but as a bride who was recently married there, I have to say this resort is incredible. We had 14 guests with us and they all wished they were there for another week too. So much to do and so little time in 1 week.
    The rooms were comfortable and decorated in neutral tones. (no dated flowery prints). The beds were large and comfy. The water was always hot. We had a huge verandah.
    The grounds are lush and gorgeous, and being on 7 mile beach it's a prime, perfect beach location. The sunsets are stunning. They have beach flag service and came around bringing us drinks and water, plus cool towels and fruit kabobs.
    Pretty much every morning we put our card out for breakfast room service (included) and woke up to fresh coffee, fruit and croissants delivered to our door. But the buffet was great for a full breakfast. The food was great, and there were lots of options for dining. Always somewhere to eat. They have a beach party that's lots of fun.
    There are 2 pools, one with a swim up bar, plus a big lap pool for serious swimmers. The watersports included are many. The snorkel boat went out at least twice a day, but being divers we took advantage of that and went out lots. We never had trouble signing up for anything. We'd decide to take a hobie cat. No problem. DH wanted to water-ski. no problem.
    Glass bottom boat trips and catamaran trips are included. We did the cat cruise on our wedding and considering going again, but a bus trip to Pirates Cave was also included.
    The resort also has a fullscale sports complex with racquet sports of all types. Plus there's a salon and spa.
    We've been to other AI resorts before, but I have never come across one that includes SO much. Plus no tipping, and despite that the staff is amazing. They go out of their way and are super friendly. My SIL is celiac and can't have wheat, so they offered to make her special meals even.

    If you are looking for a romantic resort for your wedding, or even a honeymoon, where you'll be totally pampered, this is IT. I'd go back to a Couples over Sandals or a Grand Lido anyday.

    As for weddings, they take care of everything. Of course, it's not a good choice if you have lots of guests with kids, but there is a Beaches right next door. It may also not be the best choice for very large groups, especially with many singles, as it isn't huge, and has more of a peaceful, low key atmosphere. Lots of Couples come here with just the 2 of them, or with a few other couples or a small group, for more intimate weddings.

    #2 wayneswifey

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      Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:23 PM

      Thanks for the review. Are kids allowed at the weddings at Couples?

      #3 MRS.BANKS

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        Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:27 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by wayneswifey View Post
        Thanks for the review. Are kids allowed at the weddings at Couples?
        Kids can stay for the wedding ceremony and photos. But they must leave after that.

        HTH




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