Couples Sans Souci Dining

Couples Sans Souci

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Couples Sans Souci has earned high marks for its magnificent cuisine, prepared by award-winning chefs and served with gracious hospitality and an ever-present smile. Dining is indeed a special treat at Couples Sans Souci, from gourmet dishes in the white-glove Ristorante Casanova to delicious fresh-made bistro dishes at Palazzina Restaurant to jerk chicken and spicy Jamaican specialties at our beachside Bella Vista. Choose from a wide selection in a buffet style setting for breakfast and lunch; and for dinner enjoy a delicious a la carte menu.

The only thing that will never vary at our restaurants is the quality. It is always excellent. Always the best. The weekly Jamaican Beach Party is a cultural medley of colors, music and traditional delicacies, while the Friday Night Starlight Gala is a spectacular culinary showcase.

Couples Sans Souci chefs have won more culinary awards than their contemporaries at any other resort in the Caribbean. Our chefs are trained in European, French, Italian, Caribbean and Continental Cuisine. The 2005 Condé Nast Gold List ratings ranked our dining experience as the best of any resort not only in Ocho Rios, but in all of Jamaica.


Ristorante Casanova

Keeping in line with the history and reputation as one of the most glamorous restaurants in Jamaica, the cuisine at ‘Casanova’ features an eclectic mix of different traditional food styles fused with tropical Jamaican and Caribbean ingredients. We keep a keen eye on freshness and ‘organic’ and we work closely with selected farmers on the island. As such we are able to feature exotic items such as Ackee, Ortanique, Chocho or the famous Smoked Marlin. We would like to tempt you with dishes such as “Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Pickled Pumpkin and Smashed Green Bananas” or “Spicy Crab Cakes with Pineapple and Palm Heart Salsa”. Nightly changing Chef’s specials are also available.

  • Dress code is resort attire (Jeans, sneakers, flip flops and shorts are not permitted]
  • Reservations required, call guest services desk upon arrival
  • Daily from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, closed Tuesdays and Fridays

Palazzina Restaurant

Hearty bistro fare from around the world is featured here in a festive sea breeze setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the food includes both buffet and table service and ranges from fresh omelets to coconuts to escargot. The fun is in the bold mix of bistro-style sauces to wasabi on grilled vegetables. Always served by a warm and smiling staff, you will certainly enjoy your time spent at Palazzina either inside or on our wonderful terrace. But, make sure to save room for our delectable dessert selection from our pastry chef who was named “Best in Jamaica” in 2004.

  • Dress code is resort attire (Jeans, sneakers, flip flops and shorts are not permitted]
  • Reservations required, call guest services desk upon arrival
  • Daily from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, closed Tuesdays and Fridays
Bella Vista

is where one goes to have a moonlit dinner right on the beach. Soothed by melodies of our traditional Jamaican Mento Band, the delicious menu of authentic Jamaican specialties and unequalled atmosphere makes this spot a favorite among guests.

  • Dress code is casual
  • No Reservations required
  • Daily from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, closed Tuesdays and Fridays
Beach Grill

serves Jamaican-style gourmet hamburgers and other grilled specialties from 12:00pm until 5pm and from 11pm to 6am. under the bright blue Ocho Rios sky. Bare feet and bathing suits are welcome.

  • No dress code – swimwear is acceptable
  • Daily from 12:00pm until 5pm and from 11pm to 6am

In Room Dining

  • Daily 6am – 11pm



  • Tuesday night is Beach Party – 7:00 on the main beach
  • Wednesday night is Lobster Night – every restaurant offers lobster specialties when in season, July 1 – March 31
  • Thursday is Managers Cocktail Party – 6:00 at the main pool deck
  • Thursday is Repeat Guest Dinner – 7:00 at Helconia Suites, invitations will be sent to your room
  • Friday is Starlight Gala Night – 7:30 on the main lawn

Couples Sans Souci’s five unique bars create an unmatched variety of places to enjoy a beverage.

The Balloon Bar

is a piano bar and lounge designed to put even the most worrisome minds at ease. Drift into the melodies over a glass of bubbly.

  • Opens 11:00am and closes when the last guest leaves
Charlie’s Spa Bar

is a full service bar featuring natural health juices like carrot and celery as well as more traditional favorites.

  • Open from 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Beach Bar

is where refreshing cocktails meet oceanic paradise. There is nothing like sipping a margarita, digging your toes into white gleaming sand and beholding Caribbean blue waves lapping onto the Jamaican coast.

  • Open 10:00am to 1:00am
The Swim-up Bar

is luxury at its finest. Sipping a drink of choice from a crystal blue pool.

  • Open from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunset Bar

This au naturel beach, pool and swim up bar is designed for the free spirited.

  • Open at 10:00am and closes after sunset