Pennsylvania couple arrives at Couples in Ocho Rios for their 93rd visit

A Jenkintown, PA couple marked more than 1000 nights in a Couples Resort when their most recent stay at Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica began on Aug. 22, 2018. For more than three decades, Fred and Cynthia Pennekamp have been traveling to Jamaica, often multiple visits annually, and staying at one of the four luxury all-inclusive Couples Resorts.

Pennsylvania couple arrives at Couples in Ocho Rios for their 93rd visit
From left to right, GM Leonard Henry, Fred Pennekamp, Couples Resorts Jamaica chairman Lee Issa


“Our travel agent suggested Couples Tower Isle back in 1982 and from our first day…we knew we were coming back,” says Fred Pennekamp. “The staff are amazing, well trained and attentive, and along with the secluded private beaches and wonderful guests we meet that become lifelong friends, our vacation choice is always obvious,” he said.

“While it is an honor to celebrate this milestone with the Pennekamps, we often hear similar stories,” said Dean Sullivan, vice president of sales and marketing for Couples Resorts, Jamaica.  “Our brand of warmth, luxury and barefoot elegance is truly unique and opposite the façade of many, much larger, all-inclusive offerings that have popped up in recent years,” said Sullivan. “We have a product steeped in tradition, legendary service and unprecedented daily inclusions.”

Couples Resorts, Jamaica have one of the highest levels of return business in the hospitality industry according to Sullivan and “our formula is a little different,” he said. “Certainly our product is the best of the best, but it is also repeat guests like the Pennekamps who become lifelong ambassadors and keep us at the forefront of the Caribbean’s luxury all-inclusive market.”

Couples Resorts, headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, owns and operates four properties in Jamaica — Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril. Pioneered by the legendary Abe Issa, “the father of Jamaican tourism,” each Couples Resort is an unsurpassed model of the all-inclusive resorts concept, boldly designed with local inspiration to create a harmonic sense of nature and authentic Caribbean spirit. For more than 35 years, Couples has delighted guests and refined the Caribbean all-inclusive resort experience by providing unparalleled service, exceptional dining experiences and exclusive added value inclusions. For further information, please visit

Contact: Dean Sullivan 

Phone: 954.416.1283 

Email: [email protected]