Travelin Around… Cupids Of The Caribbean At Couples, Jamaica’s SuperClubs Resort.
“My parents took over the wedding plans and left me out, so we got married at Couples.” Our parents hated each other, so we got married at Couples.” We didn’t want the hassle of getting married at home so we all came to Couples for combined wedding, honeymoon and vacation.” These quotes came from three Delaware Valley couples we met at Couples, a SuperClubs Resort, located in St. Mary, Jamaica a short distance past Ocho Rios.
“When wedding plans get too intense at home, we take care of everything at Couples,” Joey Issa, General Manager, and resident Cupid at the resort said. “And there’s no extra charge for the documents, the wedding ceremony, the wedding cake, a reception, and photos. It’s all included in our regular rates at Couples, since the Resort is located in his parish. “I usually perform at least three weddings every day of the week,” Reverend McLean told me. “But last month I broke my own record and married six couples in one day.”
But weddings are not the only ceremony the minister performs at Couples. Many couples come back to repeat their vows. “I get letters and postcards from many of the couples I’ve married,” Reverend McLean continued. “I’m a part of their lives forever and that’s meaningful to me. I also feel a responsibility to both my community and my country. SuperClubs is one of our country’s largest resorts and they are important to our local economy. There’s no other property in Jamaica that does more weddings that SuperClubs.”
Couples is on ten acres of ground facing the Caribbean Sea with eight hundred feet of white sandy beach; a private off-shore island with full facilities for nude sunbathing; a miniature Jamaican jungle complete with native plants, exotic birds, secluded hammocks for two, and a jacuzzi; and lush garden and lawn areas and pool deck with ocean views.
The resort has a marble lobby, luxury suites, 172 refurbished air conditioned rooms each with a private balcony, four private villas, a gymnasium, a pool bar, and three restaurants.
All meals are included, including your choice of evening dining at three different restaurants every night for dinner. A waterfront pasta restaurant under gazebos is casual and breezy serving a variety of fresh pastas, innovative sauces, and other Italian dishes from a daily changing menu. There’s a continental ocean view restaurant serving international dishes, and Le Gourmet, an elegant fine dining room offering gourmet French cuisine. There’s also terrace buffets, continental breakfast room service, open bar, wine served with lunch and dinner, airport transfers, and no tipping required or permitted.
Your stay at Couples includes use of all sports facilities, instructions and entertainment, swimming, windsurfing, scuba with resort certification, snorkelling, sailing, five tennis courts (three lighted), racquetball and squash courts, golf and greens fees, horseback riding, jacuzzi and sauna. Nightly entertainment includes dancing, beach parties, Karaoke and late night snacks.
Couples is a resort for couples only, whether you’re looking for a few days away or a few weeks vacation with your romantic partner — and Jamaica is a great place for a Honeymoon. For more information on Couples or any other SuperClubs Resort, call your local Travel Advisor. See you soon, Travelin’ Around!