My hubby and I returned last Saturday from CTI. We had booked a Secret Rendezvous in July and got CTI. We had stayed at Swept Away twice, so off we went to try a new Couples Resort, with an open mind to new things.
First of all, I loved it!! It definately doesn't have the beach that Swept Away has, but we knew that going in. But it has great other positives.
Arrival: Way better!! We stepped one foot off the bus, to meet Kirk and Everald, the CTI Ambassadors. They truly made us feel like we'd arrived to a new "home". Everald was so wonderful and ran to get us Rum punches while we checked in. So smooth, and Kirk had us off to our room.
Room: We got the gradenview room (SR) but I loved it. It's so bright and cheery and the view was pretty. The zero-edge shower is really cool and the room is well appointed, except -- no bathrobes -- guess I got spoiled at Swept Away.
Food: Amazing-- what can you say, It's Couples. I put on the requisite six pounds in a week and am in the process of removing it .. lol. Ulysses told us it was his job to make us an omelette to put on the first pound OF THE DAY!! Ouch. Amazing wood oven at the patio. Eight Rivers for the repeaters dinner was great! The Verandah was good and we like Bayside too. Beautiful atmosphere there at the water.
Beach: pretty nondescript, so we spent much of our time at the pools. It was a lot of fun on August 6th though (Jamaican Independence Day) with lots of activities.
Tower Isle: we did venture out fairly early on, trepidatiously, to the Island but found, as other said, we liked it. It was very welcoming and fun. We'd spend morning there two or three times and came back for lunch.
Negatives: (few) The spa is still ironing out wrinkles. They messed up our times (heard this happened to others), but my facial and massage were excellent!
All in all, we enjoyed CTI and the SR experience. We met so many people. The entertainment staff there is amazing, especially the girls. Shout outs to Cady and Lady K. We will foundly remember Kirk, Everald, Cady, Kay, Kenesha, Kahleel, Fabian, Ava, Courtney and so many others until we return again. If you're booked and haven't been yet, you'll love it. If you are a regular at CTI (COR), I now understand what you mean about the "amazing staff" there.
Swept Away (07, 08)