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Tropez62
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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: sugarae]
      #1751883 - 11/16/17 12:23 PM (65.156.255.10)

Thank you for the great information. We, too, are SXM / Club O veterans, who are trying this for the first time (in March). Since Club O isn't all-inclusive, we've always enjoyed Grand Case and other favorite nearby spots. Since this is all-inclusive, do we even need a car? Or will/should we spend all of our time at the resort? Never done an all-inclusive before....and if we don't need a car, what is the best way to get from the airport to the resort?

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Tropez62]
      #1751884 - 11/16/17 12:38 PM (73.255.141.246)

You DO NOT want to rent a car in Jamaica!!!! Drivers in JA are crazy. Most people in JA spend almost all their time at the resort, and if you want to do a trip off the resort, hire a cab for the day. As far as transfers to the resort, you should have discussed that with whoever you booked with. Many agencies sell bus transfers, or you can hire your own cab.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Tropez62]
      #1751969 - 11/17/17 11:53 AM (71.134.228.56)

Couples San Souci provides a bus transfer which is included with your stay. It is customary to tip the bus driver. We are going in February for our first visit.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751979 - 11/17/17 12:54 PM (173.238.41.231)

Very sound advice Carol, they also drive on the opposite side of the road than North America which can add to the stress of driving there. It' s scary enough just being a passenger!

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Tropez62]
      #1751999 - 11/17/17 08:48 PM (73.58.182.11)

There is a reception lounge at the airport that you will be escorted to the bus from. The ride is about 90-120 minutes to the resort. You don't need a car. There are excursions from the resort with transportation provided. Look at the website for prices or complimentary. Skip the shopping one. You can also arrange a private car to take you on a tour or a offsite river raft trip leaves from the beach.
There is complimentary diving, snorkeling and othe water sports that will keep you busy if just laying out all day isn' t your thing.


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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: TravelHat]
      #1752079 - 11/19/17 06:22 PM (47.186.154.175)

We are Club Orient regulars, but made the change to Couples San Souci in October. If you don't want to climb lots of stairs, we recommend A or B block rooms. Both are on the flat area near the restaurants, swimming pools, bars and beach. The nude beach is a bit of a walk, but on a nicely paved road. The nude beach has it's own bar, grill, and swimming pool / hot tub.

The food is wonderful, at all 3 restaurants and the staff outstanding.

We highly recommend this location as an alternative to CO while it is rebuilding.


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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: txnudist]
      #1752884 - 12/06/17 01:08 PM (71.223.35.214)

Agree with those who recommended the Beachfront Suites and Bldgs A and B. However, the first time we went to CSS we stayed in Section D and it was lovely. Right over the ocean from our Veranda and about halfway between the beach and the upper buildings so really not so many stairs. I agree that you should not rent a car. You can book excursions from the resort which will include transportation and of course Dunns River Falls is included at no additional charge. We love CSS. In 2018 we're doing a split stay between CSS and CN. Can't wait. You should join Romance Rewards before you go, if you haven't already. Then you could request a block. There is no guarantee but we've always gotten what we requested in the 7 times we've been.
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