Hi Inthesun ~ If you look at the overview picture of CN, you will see that the rooms are in a 'horseshoe' shape and consequently rooms don't have a direct ocean view. Most of them you have a view from your balcony, but not dead on. The beachfront suites are on the end units closest to the beach and do have views.
My opinion on the rooms is we always get a garden view room and have always loved it. We just don't see the need to spend the extra money and instead use it to buy souvenirs or stay an extra day or so. The resort is very compact and no room is far from the ocean and you are hardly ever in your room.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come