Thanks for all your advice! I decided to do a 4-5 split CN, CSA since they are closer together. A 3-4 hour drive was just too much to think about. If I like Couples I will try CSS next year. My trip is Dec.24-January 2 so a way to go yet.. Thanks again everyone!
GREAT IDEA! You'll have a blast experiencing two Couples resorts... And CSS is definitely worth a second trip.
We have been to CSS many many times, CTI many many times and CN only once. We are heading down over the holidays (Christmas through New Years) and splitting our stay between CSS and CN. 5 nights and 4 nights split--- personally, I have found that on day 6-7 I have eaten and drunk too much and am ready to go home!!!! Any more and I would be wiped out, so for me a shorter split stay is perfect!!!! But then again we know the couples brand well and arent't newbies....
My personal preference is to go somewhere and stay. The first day or two you are getting lost and you are learning the lay of the land. A split for you first trip would double that time. Also having been to CSS, I would certainly want to be there on a Friday so I could go to the gala. I agree with the people that say 9 days is too short. Stick with one and I think you will have a better time.