We recently enjoyed a stay from Nov 1st to 8th during the transition to Sandals and must say that I wished the resort had stayed a Couples. On Nov 6th, the first day of the changeover, one could see that the climate of the resort had changed considerably, and for that reason, we will remain a loyal Couples user. It is really too bad that Couples got outbid for this property as we felt it was nicer than any of the Jamaica properties. Hopefully they will be able to re-establish the Couples brand in Barbados as it is a lush, beautiful island