January 6th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Oh, we're not all that stuffy. You'll love Barbados; it's a fun place. This is great news indeed.
January 6th, 2013, 07:11 PM
January 6th, 2013, 11:23 PM
Sounds great but......Will it be couples only? Will there be a private AN area???? I hope the answers to both of these questions will be YES!!!!!!!
January 7th, 2013, 08:35 AM
SuzyQ - Yes, the resort will be changed to Couples Only. No - nudity, even topless, is not accepted on the island of Barbados.
January 7th, 2013, 10:02 AM
That's an interesting choice.
January 7th, 2013, 01:15 PM
So excited over this news! Been waiting for this to happen for years! I love JA, however, want to explore other destinations as well.
January 7th, 2013, 02:18 PM
Sounds great to us!
Originally Posted by randymon
The resort looks beautiful.............looking forward to 2014!!!
January 7th, 2013, 02:55 PM
This is such awesome and exciting news! Can't wait! Do you have any idea when rates will be out or when the resort will be opened and available to visit? We always go to couples in September or October...Can't wait!!!
January 7th, 2013, 03:22 PM
This is exciting news! We've been to Barbados 5 times, but never at an AI. We can't wait to go back now that Couples will be there!
January 7th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Wow! Super excited! We are currently planning a trip to CTI in the fall but wondering if we can switch to "CB" - when will rates/booking info be out?
January 7th, 2013, 05:42 PM
January 7th, 2013, 07:29 PM
Thank you for your response! I wish the Couples Family great success in Barbados! Since hubby and I love AN, we will be staying with our favorite CSS!
Happy New Year!!!!!
January 7th, 2013, 07:44 PM
January 7th, 2013, 10:29 PM
Randymon, when do you expect rates to be published for the Barbados resort, and when do you expect to start taking reservations. We were looking at booking CSA for September 2014, but are now highly interested in trying the new property.
January 7th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Guess we will be staying in Jamaica
January 8th, 2013, 01:55 PM
WOW! Awesome! Cant wait! We are already booked for our two trips this year at CSA, but we are going to book 2014 in Barbados. CANT WAIT! So far loving all the new changes the last few months.
Couples Ocho Rios 2005/2006
2012 x2/2013 x2
January 8th, 2013, 07:01 PM
I met someone who went there and not much of a beach, kinda of like CTI or CSS. We are CSA people.
January 9th, 2013, 09:48 AM
This is wonderful news!
For us, the burning question is..."Will there be SCUBA?"
January 9th, 2013, 02:44 PM
Very interesting when checking airfares with my favorite airline a direct from JFK in NY to Barbados is showing $800.00+ but same airline direct to MBJ is over $1000.00 - go figure. Now what will those rates be for this resort. Will it be in line with CSA or so expensive that it becomes irrelevant???
January 9th, 2013, 05:56 PM
This is great news. Barbados is a nice island but I'm wondering if there will be any water sports offered. From what I remember you can't get a boat on to this property from the ocean. Will snorkeling, scuba and other water sports be available from another location?
Also wondering if transportation to and from the airport will be included. I seem to remember there is some agreement (law?) that prohibits transportation to be included in an AI package. Maybe it was just an agreement with the taxi service on the island. I'm sure all the kinks will be worked out by the time Couples re-brands the resort.
Looking forward to a new Couples location.
January 10th, 2013, 12:40 AM
This is absolutely wonderful. I'd like to try out other Carribean destinations but don't want to give up the amenities I get at couples. I am a bit worried about the cost. From looking at the rates at this resort ( including) before the transition, it looks like it could cost as much as $1k more than couples in Jamaica. I guess we'll have to see where it comes out. Please don't make this into a family resort...then it wouldn't be couples!
January 10th, 2013, 08:36 AM
Zarafirty - Not sure agree with you.... I think this beach is FAB!
January 10th, 2013, 12:03 PM
No quiet “ya mon” from the staff after a thank you?
No Bob Marley?
No “It’s not a problem, just a situation”?
The beach looks nice though. Have to think about that one .
Life is good
January 10th, 2013, 01:29 PM
I believe you are thinking of Bermuda. Barbados is more laid back.
Originally Posted by Captain Jim
January 10th, 2013, 07:04 PM
I think some people may be confused as to which property this is. Is it the old Casuarina resort on the south side or is it one of the Almond resorts on the west side, Randy????
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