Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know, as I have been seeing a lot of discussion about bringing mugs,etc. in this thread. It is Couples Resorts policy to only serve drinks in glasses and cups supplied by the resorts. If bartenders are caught pouring into non-couples mugs they will get in trouble. So, please leave these at home, there is really no need for them.
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With only two of us we use a splitter with two sets of ear buds for the IPOD (assuming you both can appreciate the same playlists - or even audio books).
I'm trusting but only to a point with my camera and IPOD, so I brought a gym style bag that I can lock with a combo luggage lock and then lock the bag to a chair with a ski lock (cable). If someone wants it that bad they can have it.
The gym bag is also my fall back if I get to the airport and my bag is a couple pounds over. Always pack too much - but we like to dress up for our romatic dinner.
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PS 7 days is not enought, 10 is about right
THANKS so much for this thread. We are leaving a week from today and I am packing already. The cameras, flashlights, etc. made me think of bringing extra batteries, just in case.
Can one use the pads on the lounge chairs to float in the ocean or are they just for the pool? In Playa del Carmen, they let you use them in the pool - not the ocean.
Is it true, at CSA you can't bring your own mugs?
Becky & Wayne
CTI in April 2010
The floats can be used in the pool or ocean.
not sure why but I always need (Immonium AD)-spelling? I guess it's the different way of cooking, but the first couple of days, I need it. doesn't bother my wife at all, just saying
"Rimmer" spice to make Caesar's in the room. We buy the other spices across the road at the variety store.
If you are a cat lover like we are, pouches of cat food or some treats. They will love you for it.
Just FYI, there was a discussion some time ago on the old MB about bringing candles. Randymon stepped into the thread to say that guests are not allowed to bring candles to any of the resorts. To be honest, I brought tealight candles with us to our first CSA trip & didn't use them since there was nowhere to safely put them if we had lit them.
Someone else mentioned bringing battery-operated tealight candles...that's a great idea!!
Soemthing that we have found to come in very handy is an electric power strip to add extra plugins. Usually motel rooms have a very limited number of outlets and this lets us plug in chargers, iPods, fans or noise machines (which we also find to be essential JSTONE1973) etc.
We had a beautiful oceanside room on the fith floor at CTI. Every morning i would have coffee on our patio and really wished I had a small pair of binoculars to watch a pod of dolphins. First trip there and I have already booked for next year.
I bought a Dicapac to take on our trip in May. It worked just fine but as someone previously stated you have to be careful the lens cover will get in the way. It was very aggravating for me so I'm going to buy a Canon D10 before our next trip. A little pricy but the quality is good and I will use it for a regular point and shoot when I don't want to lug my 50D around.
We like to take insulated cups, also. We don't use them for drinks but they are great for soda from the self-serve machines or water. Our soda doesn't get warm so quickly and it keeps the bugs out.
beer/drink koozies(huggies) are a great idea...we don't go anywhere here at home without them..I didn't think of flashlights, so...that is very helpful...my recommendation:lot's of ones/fives for tips outside the resort....as many blue or black ink pens for the incoming flight...bendy straws...and most important...whether you use these meds normally or not...some antacids....you will be glad you did...this is not a commentary on the food, but rather, just good advice since the dining options are incredible, yet..different than many american palates are accustomed to.
Anyway, in subsequent years, we found at the local CVS what we fondly refer to as travel fan. Added to the noisemaker, I feel like I am sleeping in my own room (I cannot sleep without a breeze on my face). I also found that a clip on fan in conjunction with the noise maker worked well... and neither takes up any real room in the suitcase.
I'll ask your next question for you, since I don't know the answer either... Will a CD player be provided by the resort upon request?
Happy and Safe Travels!
NEEDBLUEWATER....no one responded so I'll ask again.....
Even though there are no CD players in the rooms anymore, can we get one, since we don't have an IPOD or docking station and do like to listen to our music? Is it possible to still get one in the room?
All, I am going to try to bump this one more time and see if i can get a response....even though the rooms have the IPOD stations, it is still possible to get a CD player for the room?
I've heard of couples asking the front desk for a CD player and their request was granted. Can't guarantee it will always be this way.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come