Ok here is my reveiw of csa, we were there 2/25/2010 through 3/5/2010. ***I cant spell worth a crud so be warned***
I will be honest things did not start out the best at csa. We arived at csa around 2:30pm, and were informed that our room was not avail that first night. Ok not a huge deal, but then we were told that our backup room was not ready yet either. From talking to other guests and from reading the MB this is not an uncommom problem. Many people we spoke with had to switch rooms. Ok, so we were escorted to the cabana grill for lunch and were told our room would be ready in an hour. Well three hours and a crappy meal (more on that later on) later our room was still not ready. Then I witnesed the deal breaker, there was a couple showing some mild pda on the beach right infront of the grill, not an issue. Then comes along the husbands buddy who proceds to remove the wifes swimsuit top so the two guys could grope her. Iam not talking about a quick feel here either. For a second I though I was going to watch a three way on the beach. Now iam no prude, but I was expecting more out of csa that this. I kinda thought this type of behavior was confined to Hedo, but maybe I am just being overly sensistive. Anyway three hours later we finaly get into our room. Iam happy to say from this point on our vacation was almost perfect.
Room - we stayed in the beachfront veranda suit. The room was perfect, and the location was second to none. We loved sitting on the veranda watching the world go by. Being able to walk directly onto the beach was prob the best part of the whole room. I highly recomend this room type.
Food - As I eluded to before the cabana grill was not our favorite. We gave it two tries and did not care for either of the meals. Not a big deal since there are so many other options. By far our favorite was patios. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are all fantastic at patios. We found ourselvs going back over and over. Feathers was ok for us, but nothing special. Not really worth the hasle of getting a reservation. now lemongrass on the otherhand was fantastic! I could have gone back several times, but my wife found the food a bit spicy. To be fair she thinks Mac and Cheese is too spicy. :-) Seagrapes was another favorite of ours. I was hesitant to try it due to the vegitarian aspect, however I ended up loving the food.
Beach - The beach was fantastic. After walking up and down the beach I can say csa prob has the best beach in negril. The sand was cool and soft. The ocean was plenty warm, and the swimming area was free from coral. This was prob the best beach I have ever been on. The weather was windy most of the days, but I actually liked that. The only problem was not being able to enjoy the water sports. We did manage to go snorkeling one of the days. Both my wife and I enjoyed the snorkeling very much. We would have liked to try the catamaran but the weather just did not cooperate. Not a big deal, we will just go next time.
Fitness center - This was prob one of the best features of this resort. Both my wife and I are avid gym rats, so being able to stick with our workouts was so nice. The facilities were top notch and the equipment was in very good shape. It took a while to get used to working out in the open air, but after two days it was no big deal. The sports bar was very nice and relaxing. Its like a whole different world over there. We loved working out in the mornings and getting our days started off right.
Spa - my wife loved the spa, and spent quite a bit of time over there. I also got a mesage and loved it. I get them here in the states and will say csa was prob my favorite message ever. My wife could not stop raving about the girls over there.
grounds - Csa is very well maintained and groomed. The paths are very lush with vegitation and look great.
staff - top notch. We ran into maybe one or two staff members to seemed less than pleased to be there, but the rest were super friendly and helpfull. We were amazed at how many of the staff took the time to remember our names. I would rate the staff A+ . Any request we had was met with a smile.
Overall - I would say overall csa was everything we had hoped for and more. We would and will go back to csa without any hesitation. CSA won our hearts