A Look into the History of Couples Resorts


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Picture yourself lounging by this pool on your next vacation to Jamaica!

Couples Resorts rich history dates back all the way to 1949 when its founder Abe Issa opened Tower Isle Hotel. Tower Isle, located in Ocho Rios, was the first year-round resort located on Jamaica, sparking a trend that is still on fire today.

The brand took its next step in 1978, when they opened Couples Ocho Rios, a hotel that would eventually define the brand. This property redefined the all-inclusive concept for couples traveling to the island, the resort aimed to blend luxury, romance and value, sparking romance, and providing the customer more for less.

Issa would eventually be dubbed “The Father of Jamaican Tourism,” as he understood the value people would gain traveling to the island, as well as the benefits tourism would have on Jamaica’s economy. One of the biggest calling cards of any Couples Resort is that they embody and showcase the destination they are in. The resorts are luxurious, but they are also authentic to the culture of the country, allowing all travelers to experience the rich destinations at all times.

Wouldn’t you love to stick your toes in this sand?

Today, Couples Resorts operates five all-inclusive properties; Tower Isle Hotel, Sans Souci, Negirl, Swept Away and Barbados. Each of these resorts décor is intertwined with their Caribbean home, showcase the pristine settings they operate in, as well as offer first-rate amenities, leaving travelers wanting more and returning on future trips.

Keeping Couples a family business, Abe’s son Lee runs the brand with several other family members playing integral roles. The brand remains committed to the pioneering vision Abe had so many years ago, sustaining the success of the brand and solidifying it going forward into the future.

Next time you are looking into a Caribbean Vacation consider a Couples resorts vacation in Jamaica or Barbados!