We found the resorts to be quite different. CTI had a hotel feel, while CSS had a resort feel. CTI seems much younger and active and CSS was more reserved and laid back. CTI always had a buffet option. I found the dress to be more upscale at CSS than CTI. There were more Hawaiian style shirts and sundresses at CSS and more t-shirts and shorts at CTI.
Having been to CSA, I assume AN is not a necessity for you, but for others who are reading, CTI has a private island, no beach, small pool with swim up bar. CSS has a large beach with a good size pool and swim up bar. The pool also has some really cool seats!
CTI has a great stage for the evening entertainment. CSS uses one of the bar patios for entertainment.
CTI is very compact with no need to walk very far to anything. CSS has wonderful long walks available and a really cool pond.
Hopefully I am just pointing out the differences and not saying my bias, but both resorts are Couples and you can't go wrong.
Having been to the Negril side of the island, we found CSS more to our liking.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come