After months of obsessively reading this message board (thanks to all for the great info posted here!!) I am SO excited that we're only 60 days away from paradise!! We had a hard time deciding between CSA and CN, but in the end we thought CSA, and the atrium suite, would be the best fit for us. We definitely want to try CN for trading places though!
So on to my questions, what activities/food/experiences should we try while visiting CN for a day? Also, my boyfriend and I are both big foodies (he is a chef and I love to cook) so I'm wondering if anyone has some great recommendations for off resort dining options. We'd love to experience some delicious local fare, but not just the typical touristy type stuff. And any dishes we just can't miss at the resort?
I'm also wondering about shopping options, and whether its better to do the shopping excursion or just venture out on our own. I'm going to be on the hunt for some unique souvenirs for my coworkers/family so are there any specific shops we must try? Should we have a driver take us into town on our own?
I have read a few people on this board mention that they took a Hobie Cat out and brought their gear for their own private snorkeling trip. We thought this sounded like a really neat idea but we'd like to know where to go, any tips/pointers, and is this even a safe idea?? lol
Any more tips/suggestions from you veterans would be greatly appreciated. WE CAN'T WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER!!!!!
Alison & Zach