We are asked on a daily basis which Couples Resort we recommend, Couples Negril or Couples Swept Away. This is truly one of the hardest questions to answer that we get. So, we took a trip to Jamaica and spent half of our time at each.
Both resorts have nicely furnished rooms with nice patios or balconies. Maybe Couples Swept Away has a slight edge on the balcony or patio or as they say “verandah”. The verandahs are larger than the balconies and patios at Couples Negril. Couples Negril would definitely be your best bet if you are going with the least expensive room. All rooms at Couples Negril have a bathtub and TV. Currently at Couples Swept Away, some suites don’t have a bathtub or TV. If you like classic rooms, that take you to yesteryear, try the premier beachfront suite or the atrium suite at Couples Swept Away.
Let’s compare the restaurants. Couples Negril has 4 and Couples Swept Away has 6. Both Couples Resorts have a gourmet, international and a Caribbean restaurant. Couples Swept Away has Lemon Grass (Thai), while Couples Negril has Lychee (Asian). The food was great. So, maybe we give Couples Swept Away a slight edge here, unless you are like me and love Asian food, then Couples Negril has an edge.
If you play tennis, squash, racquetball or swim laps daily, Couples Swept Away is your resort. They have a 10 acre sports facility with a 25 meter lap pool, 2 squash courts, 2 racquetball courts and 10 tennis courts (5 are clay).
If you like to sunbathe au naturale, Couples Negril is your resort. They have a small discreet area for you. Couples Swept Away is the only Couples Resort in Jamaica that does not have an au naturale sunbathing area.
Couples Negril has one large pool with a large swim-up pool bar area. Couples Swept Away a much smaller swim up bar a second pool that is nice and quiet.
The beaches at both are incredible. The waves at Couples Negril are a little calmer because it’s located in the bay. I would give Couples Negril a win here, but since Couples Swept Away is on 7 mile beach you can stroll for hours. It’s just a 5 minute stroll to Margaritaville, where we met some real characters and had some fun. So if you are a beach walker, go with Couples Swept Away. If you like to swim or enjoy a float in the ocean, go with calmer Couples Negril.
Both are great for all inclusive honeymoons and all inclusive Caribbean destination weddings. We congratulated several honeymoon couples and had a nice conversation with a hot tub full of 5 honeymoon couples. We were the only couple that was not on our honeymoon. We watched 2 weddings from the beach. They both have great beach locations and gazebos in the gardens. All inclusive wedding package information can be found at Couples Swept Away Weddings and Couples Negril Weddings.
In the end, we decided that our favorite was the one that we were at. Both resorts are couples only all inclusive resorts and very unique. We hope this helps you decide which one is right for you. So, we still can’t answer that question very easily, but we do have a better tan and are very relaxed:)