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Couples Tower Isle - Adult-Only Ocho Rios, Jamaica All-Inclusive Resort

Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica represents both the renovation and renaming of a once famous resort with its own private island. Tower Isle is the original name of this historic resort, which was in fact Jamaica’s original all-inclusive couples-only resort and home-away-from-home for many Hollywood stars in the 50’s, including Walt Disney himself, Eva Gabor, Debbie Reynolds, boxing champ Joe Louis, and even Princess Margaret, among many others. After a $30 million thorough renovation completed in 2009, the former Couples Ocho Rios honored it historic past by adopting its original namesake. The resort is now known as Couples Tower Isle.



The staff of ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION eagerly awaited completion of the renovation to personally check it out. Well aware of its advanced age, we adhered to the belief that ‘seeing is believing.’ So we arrived at this Couples resort skeptical and open-eyed. We left impressed, believers. This is our personal review and our personal photos of Couples Tower Isle.


Today Couples Tower Isle delivers the quality hospitality and value-filled vacation you have a right to expect from Couples Resorts. You will need about two hours to get here from Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay, but you will only be about 5 minutes from Downtown Ocho Rios.


Let’s get down to the basic facts. Couples Tower Isle has modernized, cleaned up, and in fact is very stylish even by today’s trendy standards. From much of the resort and most of the rooms and suites you will enjoy fabulous views of the ocean and the private off-shore island, reserved exclusively for guests. In fact the beach, though not large, is quite pretty for this area of Jamaica. You will not be disappointed.


At Couples Tower Isle the staff of ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION experienced warm hospitality from the friendly staff, spacious modern accommodations with great ocean views, superb a la carte dining options, casual fun dining by the Caribbean, truly premium brand drinks, the vast variety of exceptional on and off-site tours and activities always included at a Couples Resort, and a remarkably romantic ambiance – including the private au natural island. Welcome to Couples Tower Aisle where everything, we mean everything - is included.



Couples Tower Isle has 226 rooms and suites, all furnished with appropriate king-size beds and patios or balconies. Other standard amenities include air conditioning, flat screen TV, telephone, iPod/MP3 docking station, in-room safe, coffee maker, shower, hair dryer, robes, iron and ironing board. Complimentary Broadband access to the internet for your wireless devices is available in a designated area. Computer stations are also available.


Clothing concerns are always an issue at these Caribbean style all-inclusive resorts. So here is the scoop from ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION. Pack light – many airlines charge outrageous fees for checked bags, and you are going to the Caribbean, where the weather is usually relatively warm. Casual wear and cover-ups for your bathing suits are perfectly acceptable during the day. The ultra-laid-back Beach Grill is casual even after the sun goes down, but Couples requests that you honor “casual elegance” at most restaurants. However, they prefer a more upscale look at the fine dining restaurant – 8 Rivers. Here they require long slacks, collared shirts and closed shoes for men, and dresses, skirts or dress pants for ladies.


The Patio is open for breakfast and for lunch, and four unique venues for a la carte dinner are available in the evening. There’s even a beach-side Grill open until 5:00am just to make sure you get your quota of jerk chicken, and everything else you desire - whenever the munchies strike. This is no ordinary fare, Couples is a cut above. You can even order continental breakfast for dining on your balcony.

Activities are another major area where Couples shines. Be sure to read our list of all the activities they include like golf, sunset catamaran cruises, trips to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, glass bottom boat rides and much more, including exclusive access to the private au natural island. Couples Tower Isle has a modern fitness center that we use and approve of. While spa services are not included in the all-inclusive package, they are available for a fee, and they are exceptional – as you would expect for a couples-only adult-only resort. Check out our entire section devoted exclusively to the spa services at Couple Tower Isle.

Service throughout the resort is delivered warmly without the expectation of a tip. Couples Resorts has a “No Tipping Allowed” policy.

At ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION we believe Couples Tower Isle is a terrific choice for an adult-only vacation in a contemporary refurbished resort on a beautiful beach. Couples Tower Isle is only minutes away from vibrant Ocho Rios, world-famous Dunn’s River Falls, and many other engaging activities and attractions.

All-Inclusive Features

• 226 Rooms and Suites in 6 categories
• 3 pools
• State-of-the-art, fully equipped air conditioned Fitness Center
• 6 International a la carte restaurants, 4 bars
• SCUBA introductory lesson, snorkeling equipment and many other water sports
• Complimentary nearby Golf Course
• Nightly entertainment including live music
• Complimentary Off-Site Excursions
• Complimentary high speed and Wi-Fi internet access in a dedicated location

25 Minute massage
Bottle of sparkling wine
Plus additional packages for a fee

Additional Facilities & Features

• Adult-Only resort
• Spa

• Tours available


Couples Tower Isle has terrific spa services, as you should expect at an adult-only resort. You can rejuvenate and relax with the following indulgences:


Swedish           Trigger Point     Deep Tissue     Sports
Aromatherapy  Reggae-sage     Deluxe Massage      Facial
Reflexology      Body Wrap      Body Scrub      Body Polish

The salon’s stylists have services including manicure, pedicure, hair styling, hair conditioning and repair, waxing and hot towel shave for men.


Land Sports:
Beach Volleyball           Racquetball                  Tennis Courts
Table Tennis                 Billiards/Pool Table       Basketball


Water Sports:
Sailing                          Reef Snorkeling            Hobbie Cats
Windsurfing                  Kayaking                      Water Skiing   
Sunfish sailing               Catamarans                 Glass Bottom Boat rides


One complimentary dive per day for certified divers at no additional charge. For non-certified persons, Resort certification is available and can be arranged through the dive shop. Padi Certification, Advanced and Specialty Dives can be organized at an additional charge.


Fitness Center:
Couples Tower Isle
has a strong focus on fitness including lighted tennis courts, squash courts, racquetball courts, basketball court, an air conditioned fitness center fully equipped with free weights, Cybex, Life Cycles, Stairmaster, aerobics classes, yoga, Pilates and more. Complimentary classes are also available.

Couples Tower Isle provides 18 holes of complimentary golf green fees including roundtrip transportation, which is included at the Upton Golf & Country Club. Clubs and carts are optional (not included in your package), and the caddies are mandatory so fees will apply. This is an 18-hole, par 71, course featuring rolling hills and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.

Nightly Shows with live entertainment
Beach Party Extravaganza
Weekly Guest & Staff Talent Show


Couples Amazing Inclusions

ACTIVITY                                                         VALUE COST
Honeymoon (His & Her massage & champagne)    $125         $0
Internet access, including Wi-Fi                            $20           $0
Scuba Diving Resort Course                                $140         $0
Dunn’s River Falls Tour                                       $160         $0
Catamaran cruise                                               $66           $0
Horseback Riding Tour                                        $80           $0
Shopping shuttle to Island Village                        $30           $0
Roundtrip Transfers to/from Resort                      $100         $0
Golf Green Fees & Transfers (18-holes)                $240         $0
Trip to Margaritaville                                           $50           $0
Reef Snorkeling                                                  $60           $0
Glass Bottom Boat Ride                                       $40           $0
Windsurfing with instruction                                  $50           $0
Hobbie Cat with instruction                                   $100         $0
Water Skiing with Instruction                                $150         $0
Scuba diving (Certified divers only)                      $200         $0
Tennis with Instruction                                         $50           $0

*Value is based on per couples.


Dunn’s River Falls Tour:

Horseback Riding

Catamaran Cruise

Margaritaville Shuttle

Unlimited Golf

Reef Snorkeling Trips

Glass Bottom Boat Reef Trip

Shopping Trips


Couples Tower Isle delivers outstanding cuisine, prepared by award-winning chefs and served with gracious hospitality. Best of all you can enjoy a la carte dinner with outstanding service every night. Here is a look at the dining options at Couples Tower Isle.



Patio Restaurant

Open air restaurant by the pool and close to the beach. This buffet and a la carte restaurant has a large selection of options including stations for the occasion such as omelets, Italian, Jamaica, etc. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Patio features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.


Continental Breakfast:        5:30am
Full Breakfast:                   7:30am – 10:30am
Lunch:                              12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dinner:                             6:30pm – 10:00pm; closed Monday & Saturday
Reservations:                    Not Required
Dress:                              Resort Casual (beach cover up, footwear required)


The Verandah

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Tower Isle in a chicly decorated air conditioned restaurant. The Verandah is open for dinner only and specializes in Caribbean and particularly Jamaican cuisine in an a la carte setting.


Dinner:                   6:30pm – 10:30pm; closed Monday & Saturday
Reservations:          Not Required
Dress:                    Resort Chic



Asian cuisine reins supreme here with selections such as spring rolls, Pad Thai and banana leaf-steamed snapper. Bayside is open for dinner only and is located over water in an open-air atmosphere with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and Tower Isle.


Dinner:                   6:00pm – 9:00pm; closed Saturday
Reservations:          Required

Dress:                    Resort Chic


Eight Rivers

The premier restaurant at Couples Tower Isle. Air conditioned and fittingly elegant, Eight Rivers features a gourmet Continental menu with emphasis on Caribbean flair.

Dinner:                   6:15pm – 9:00pm; closed Monday
Reservations:          Required
Dress:                    Cocktail elegant (Jeans, sneakers, flip flops and shorts are not permitted)

Pool Grill
An unpretentious setting to satisfy your munchies crave just about any time day or night. The Pool Grill offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, jerk chicken and Jamaican patties.


Daily:                      11:00am – 6:00pm and 10:30pm – 5:00am
Dress:                     No dress code, swimwear acceptable


Veggie Bar
Enjoy a healthy lunch in a covered open-air building right on the gorgeous beach and overlooking the colorful Caribbean Sea. The Veggie Bar features a fresh juice of the day, plus fruit smoothies, veggie dips and healthy salads and sandwiches.


Daily:                      11:00am – 6:00pm
Dress:                     No dress code, swimwear acceptable


Private Dining On The Beach

Dining on a gorgeous Jamaica beach under the stars with your partner for a private candle-lit dinner is the ultimate in romantic dining. You will be pampered and served Couples private label wine, three gourmet courses of Caribbean inspired cuisine and listen to the sounds of gentle waves lapping on the beach.

ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION will reserve your private dinner in advance for our clients, or you can arrange it upon arrival. The Dinner On The Beach is $170 per couple, subject to change.

Special Nights at Couples Towers Isle

Monday Night Beach Party Barbeque: Grills and Caribbean specialties on the beach

Monday Repeat Guest Dinner: Invitations will be delivered to your room

Friday Night Lobster: Lobster served in all restaurants, in season – July 1 to March 31

Saturday Night Gala: A continental celebration of gourmet cuisine from around the world



We can report that all Couples Resorts serve premium brand drinks and the bartenders are not only friendly (can’t promise this everywhere as you know) they are extremely talented. The Couples Kiss and Rum Punch are just two of the signature cocktails at Couples Tower Isle.


Couples Resorts do a great job of entertaining adults. Every night you will have the chance to dig different sounds like steel drums, soul, reggae or rock ‘n roll. The Main Bar is open from 10am until 1am. The bar at Bayside is open during dining hours, and Tower Isle’s exclusive Private Island is open from 9am until 4pm daily. In keeping with the resorts original 50’s roots you can adjourn to the vintage Piano Bar which opens for cocktails at 6:30 pm and closes when they last guest has given up trying to stump the Piano Man.


Guestrooms: 226 rooms in 6 categories

All of the 226 suites are decked out in chic Caribbean style, spread throughout 19-acres of tropical landscaping and beautiful beachfront. Please note this is a Couples-Only resort and there are no double beds, no roll-aways and none can be requested. All rooms feature a private verandah overlooking either the gorgeous Caribbean Sea or the tropical gardens. Ocean or Garden View One-Bedroom and Jacuzzi Suites also include a Jacuzzi-style bath tub or zero-entry shower and mini-bar. All rooms include the following:


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Plush King-size beds
  • Furnished balconies or patios
  • Digital Cable Flat Screen Television
  • iPod/MP3 Player
  • Alarm Clock
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Bathrobes for use
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Nightly Turndown Service

Deluxe Garden:
Spacious rooms with nice views of the gardens.

Superior Ocean:
Large rooms with ocean views in the South and West wings


Deluxe Rooms:
Large rooms with better views of the ocean and Tower Isle, located in the Main and East wings.


Premier Ocean:
Located in the Main building Premier Ocean rooms have the best and most unobstructed ocean and Tower Isle views of the three ocean categories.


Garden Junior Suites:
Larger rooms with a sitting area, Jacuzzi, fully stocked mini-bar which is replenished daily and are located on the top floor of the Main building overlooking the lush gardens.


Ocean Junior Suites:
Larger rooms with a sitting area, Jacuzzi, fully stocked mini-fridge which is replenished daily and are located on the top floor of the Main building with outstanding views of the ocean and Tower Isle.


One Bedroom Ocean Suite:
Has a full separate bedroom, located on the top floor with unspoiled views of the Caribbean Sea and Tower Isle, plus stocked and replenished mini-bar, and either a Jacuzzi or luxurious walk in shower.


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