• Hannah Stratton

    Are you looking to take your other half on holiday? We’ve got the ideal romance-ready retreat for you. For starters, the location’s a winner – the Couples Tower Isle has snapped up a spot in Jamaica’s sand-smothered Ocho Rios. But that’s not all that this duo-friendly destination has to offer. Keep reading to find out more…

    Top-class food

    There’s nothing more romantic than sharing a meal with your loved one. And you’ve got plenty of options at this hotel. A grand total of six restaurants are on the roll call. The food scene’s in safe hands, too – it’s headed up by renowned chef Stefan Spath. What’s more, if you’ve had a late night with your loved one, the 24-hour dining service has you covered.

    If you want to try some gourmet Jamaican dishes, the Eight Rivers à la carte restaurant is the place to go. You can even treat yourself to lobster at the à la carte restaurants if you visit between July and March. Meanwhile, the Patio Mediterranean buffet restaurant has breakfast, lunch and dinner covered, serving up a selection of tasty dishes. At the Bayside à la carte, authentic Asian cuisine is on the menu. And, the hotel’s flagship restaurant completes the line-up – the Verandah à la carte comes with sea views. Or, you can really rack up the romance with a private starlit dinner on the beach.

    Excursions included

    Couples’ holidays wouldn’t be complete without a few memory-making adventures, and Couples Tower Isle has got you covered. Lots of excursions come included with your stay. You can set sail on the Caribbean Sea with a Catamaran Cruise or glass bottom boat trip. Or, explore Ocho Rios’s shopping scene. A visit to the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls is on the line-up, too.

    Scuba diving’s part of the package, as well. If you’re already PADI-certified, you’ll get a dive per day, and beginners get to join in with a free scuba diving course, including an introductory dive. That’s not the only watersport you can get involved with, either. Kayaking, windsurfing, and water-skiing are on offer.

    Sunbathing spots

    Does your idea of a couple’s break involve long days soaking in the sun together? Well, this hotel lines up sunbathing spots in spades. The duo of sea-facing pools kick things off. Both of them feature built-in whirlpool baths, and one boasts a swim-up bar. Loungers line the edges of the pool, and they’re perfect for side-by-side sunbathing.

    Head down to the ocean, and you’ll find another stellar sun-spangled setting. You can take your pick of sunbeds here, too, and the bar makes sure you won’t have to go far for a drink. If you’re after an all-over tan, the pool on the hotel’s exclusive naturist island – Tower Island – is the place to go. The shuttle boat will whizz you there in minutes.

    Wellness ready

    If you put stock in the saying ‘couples that work out together stay together’, you’ll love the hotel’s 24-hour gym. You’ll be able to take in sea views while you exercise, too. Chilled-out workouts are on the cards, too. You can join in with Pilates and yoga classes. After your session, head down to the beach and refuel at the smoothie-serving Veggie Bar. The fancy spa slows the pace down even more – why not treat each other to a massage, facial or manicure?

    Feeling the love? Lock down your adults-only escape to Couples Tower Isle.