We have a garden verandah suite... where should we request when we get there...for the best privacy?? Middle of the resort ~~ which floors???
As far as the buildings themselves, they are all pretty private since they sit in such a lush garden area. For the best privacy I would say to ask for a second or third floor room. The first floor rooms have easy access in and out but people can see in your room if you leave the doors open.
Also, the rooms say they have a safe in them. How large are the safes? We have SLR camera's and didn't know if the SLR camera would fit in the safe? And what about a laptop or netbook?
You shouldn't have a problem with the SLR unless the lense is abnormally large. The safes wont fit a laptop unless its one of those tiny ones. Leave the laptops at home, CSA has a internet lounge with computers if you get the urge to check e-mails or surf the net.
Is it safe there ~ as far as room break in's & they type of thing. Again we are concerned about camera equipment. We don't want to miss the chance at getting some great shots in Jamaica, so we want our cameras there.
Jamaica is much safer then most people in the US think. I have friends that are amazed that we go there and return alive. However, living in Vegas, I can say that I feel safer in Jamaica most of the time. If you are off the resort at night then stick to touristy areas and never venture out alone. Use common sense when carrying large amounts of money or jewlery. As for security on the resort, its top notch. They do a very good job and I never saw any "random" out of place people wondering around. The only beef I do have is about two years ago I had one of my favorite UNLV hats stolen from my room. This is the only occasion this has ever happened and I think I just stumbled upon one bad apple at CSA. As always, I would always make sure all valuables like your camera equipment are locked up when you are not using them.
You picked the perfect place for your getaway, ENJOY!
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