We just returned from two fabulous weeks at Couples Swept Away. Let me first say that we are experienced travellers, and very picky, and hard to please. We absolutely LOVED this resort. Almost EVERYTHING not only met our expections, but exceeded them.
We arrived mid-day, and found the Couples reception area. We were shuttled to our hotel within 10 minutes of arrival. The drive was long, but the driver was a slower than usual driver (which was fine with us!).
Rooms: Room – we had a garden verandah room, on the mail floor. The room lacked a little bit in terms of drawer and closet space, but we made do. The air conditioning worked fast, and quietly. The verandah was beautiful. We spent a lot of time there – reading and just relaxing and enjoying the sights and sounds. The bed was a little too firm for me – it actually hurt my hips to lie on my side. My husband found it uncomfortable as well.
Restaurants and Bars: Food – Almost TOO GOOD! We enjoyed all meals at all 4 restaurants. We ate way too much. Fortunately, we were able to be pretty active, so didn’t gain too much weight. The breakfast pastries were the best I’ve ever had. The service at all restaurants was good. My only complaint would be getting refills of coffee some mornings.
Bars – lots of bars all over the facility. The drink selection was excellent, and service quick and friendly.
Beach/Pools/Grounds: Beach – Gorgeous! Long, and wide, and well kept, with lots of chairs and floaties.
The pools were clean and again, lots of chairs and chair pads. No need to get up at 6 am to reserve a chair.
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: Activities – There is a fitness complex across the street from the rooms and restaurants. We spent lots of time there. There is even a lap pool, as well as a fully equipped gym, aerobics room, spa facilities, snack bar, tennis courts, racquet ball and squash, and more. We are avid tennis players, which was why we chose this particular Couples resort. They have 5 clay courts, plus some hard courts. The instruction was run by a visiting pro (different each week), and 3 local pros. They had daily round robins and group clinics, which were well organized and loads of fun. We played twice a day (most days). The courts were not in great shape when we arrived. However, they worked on each clay court individually while we were there, and by the end of the 2 weeks, all clay courts were in excellent playing condition. The gym was absolutely fabulous! The equipment was fairly new, and they had a fantastic variety of machines, and free weights. Personal training is even included! The fitness classes were excellent! They had a packed schedule, with everything you could ever want, from yoga, pilates, zumbah, and step. Spa – lots of services available. The only thing we did was massage. It was a little pricey. $150 U.S. for 90 minutes.
We will definitely return to Couples Swept Away!