First Timer Going To CN With the Right Expectations
I want to start off with thanking this message board for all the insightful, wonder information that has been posted on here. Iím a newbie to Couples Negril and will be traveling for the first time to Jamaica for my weddingmoon the first week of August. Iíd never heard of Couples before starting my search on wedding/honeymoon locations this past February. Since then, Iíve devoured this board for all the information I need. I donít think there has been a question that I had in my mind that I wasnít able to find an answer for by simply putting my question in the search bar. Iíve not felt the need to ask a question on here because I can easily find the answer.
With all that being said, I wanted to make a few comments that a reviewer posted on TA titled ď2nd Visit to Couples Ė Very Disappointed!Ē Every complaint this poster had is valid to them, and rightfully so Ė but simply because they did not do their due diligence and research all aspects of their trip before going. Iím a researcher by nature, and anything I do that is new, I research in great detail because I have a need to know EVERYTHING! Iíll be a first timer going with the right expectations, so I expect no disappointment in my stay.
Beachfront Suite Ė they were very upset because it had a view of the nude beach. They were also upset that their 2nd room as not ready until AFTER 4. And also, that the beach view is not exactly ideal since the rooms are faced at an angle. Iíve read so many posts regarding that some of the best views of the beach are nearest the nude beach. I know that the buildings face at an angle, and most likely Iíll need to step out on my balcony to get a view. I understand you can request a change if there are other rooms available. I fully expect that I may have to wait since people are constantly checking in. I will have my swimsuit in my carryon bag in case there is a delay. Thereís no need to delay the start of my vacation while waiting for a room. No problem moní.
Honeymoon Package Ė they were asked if they were on their honeymoon at check-in. But because they were there for 4 nights, they were not able to get the package because of Couples ďstupid policyĒ. I know from reading the Couples website (and before I even came to the MB) that you have to stay a minimum of 6 nights to get the package. Iíll be there for 7, so I get enjoy the Couples ďwonderfulĒ policy of having something done special for my honeymoon.
Romance Rewards Package Ė they were told about the Romance Rewards program the next day of their arrival. They had stayed at another Couples in the past, and thought they could combine their current stay with their past stay to get the second tier of rewards. I know from reading this board (see a pattern here?) that you must have already completed your stay before the Romance Rewards kicks in. So I understand that if I am blessed to go back in the future after my first stay, that Iíll be able to enjoy the Romance Rewards on the next visit.
Dry Cleaning Ė I havenít researched that aspect because I donít expect to need dry cleaning. But I thought I saw that they do have cleaning services there, so Iím not sure what this person was expecting when they did their ďTrash the DressĒ photo shoot and she couldnít get her dress dry cleaned after that.
Like I stated, I do believe their complaints were valid for them because they simply did not know. Iím going with the right expectations because of all of you, who are so patient to answer the same questions time and time again to us newbies. I know what to expect when I get the airport (Iíve already filled out my Immigration form to use as reference when I fill out the original one on the plane, with my own black pen of course), I know who to tip, how much to tip based on which service is provided to me Ė and to not worry about tipping at the resort as Iíve paid for that in my fee (except for the Spa staff, who I expect to use from my HONEYMOON PACKAGE). I know how long it will take to get to the resort, and what to expect at check-in. Iíll be anxiously awaiting my cool towel and glass of champagne. I know what to wear, when to wear it and to schedule most activities as soon as I get there.
So thanks to all you repeaters for keeping the message board alive!!
Arrive to CN Ė August 1, 2012
Wedding Ė August 4, 2012