Yes there are chairs and floaties for the beach at CSS. The beach is very small, but the ocean can be fairly calm like at CN. If you go in more toward the sports hut there is less ocean 'grass'. We found the snorkeling at CSS to be better than CN because of all the seaweed in the swimming area. The ocean is shallow a long ways out just like it is at CN. The sand isn't as deep and soft like CN, but they do run a tractor with a rake on it daily to help soften up the sand.
We did spend several hours floating in the ocean, but I will admit that it wasn't like CN and we missed it, but I will tell you that we fell in Love with CSS and are doing a CSS/CN split next November and we can't wait. If I could figure out a way to get there this year I would do it.
CSS is fabulous and you really should try it. We have been to CN 3x and this past November we tried CSS. They both hold a very special place in our hearts and I really can't tell you which one we love more. They are both fabulous places.
One thing we did one afternoon which was lots of fun was to wander the entire resort and swim in all of the pools and soak in all of the hot tubs. That is an afternoon I won't soon forget.
Juliann & Jeff
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