2nd time better than the first
Just returned from our 2nd visit to CN (Sept 8-15). Same week as last year. This time it was even better!!! The weather totally co-operated too. Only real rain was on the drive back to the airport.
New Manager Karl at the Dive Shop was fabulous. We arrived after 4pm when the dive shop closes at 3:30pm and Karl stayed late to do our paperwork so we did not have to rush in the morning.
Jovane, Sugar & Richard were as great as always and new DM Tafoya was amazing. Very friendly but also very safety cautious. We got in a total of 12 dives including one paid night dive.
Food selection seemed better this year. We ate at the Helconia Grill 3 nights but inside as the bugs were worse this year. (We were told because of the solid rain the last 2 weeks of August)
We had a garden room once again in building 3; top floor which is our preference. (Have to work off those extra calories). Shelly-Ann did an amazing job keeping everything spotless and giving us more towels that we ever needed. Comment: Love the fact this year that we did not have to keep track of ours towels (though we did) and hand them in to the Watersport Hut to get a card to hand in at checkout. Though others thought this meant leaving old towels everywhere.
As repeaters we loved the t-shirts and the $100 resort credit on top of our $300 resort credit for early booking. Spent $360 of the $400 on coffee. 10 lbs this time as 7 bought last year did not last the full year. Surprised though that the price had gone up from $34 to $41 a pound but who is counting when it is bought on credit.
Our favourites at the grill bar were Elke & Camille. I did not know they made iced coffees!!!! Yummy. Did not even have to ask Camille at dinner. She just brought them over. Our favourite at Otahiti was server Shawn. Had him twice last year and again twice this year. He even remembered we are not drinkers.
We are already booked again for next year (to get the early booking credit) and we were not sure we would return for a 3rd time but after this trip we will be going back for sure. We met some wonderful folks from the UK & US and are trying to convince some new found friends to join us next year.
It was nice for people to remember us from last year. Staff as well as guests. We love CN and we will keep returning.
Couples Negril - September 2011, 2012, 2013 and have just booked 2014
Scuba Club Cozumel - Jan, Apr & Nov 2012 and Jan & Nov 2013
Cobalt Coast, Grand Cayman - May 2013
Retiring & moving to Cozumel, Mexico in early 2014