We were at CTI for one week Mar 1 to 8 and thought I would post a brief review. This was our 3rd Couples vacation (been to CSA and CSS previously). My college aged son and his girlfriend joined us this year and they choose CTI. We had a wonderful trip. The weather was a little cool, but we did not let it ruin our vacation.
Before our trip, I read quite a few of the reviews posted for CTI. There were some comments about this resort being too hotel like. For any of you considering CTI do not let these comments sway your decision. The resort is beautiful, it is not hotel like. It has wonderful ocean front close to all the rooms and lush vegetation behind, near the wonderful spa. You should not compare CTI to the other Couples resorts, they are all so different and unique.
Here is what we loved:
*leaving our french doors open all night and sleeping with the sound of the ocean!
*the food, especially Bayside!
*staff, so pleasant. great people. thanks for remembering our names!
*the nights are so quiet and peaceful!
*the spa. it is open to all guests, whether you have an appointment or not. the hot tubs were an awesome retreat during the few rainy days.
Here are some suggestions:
to the resort:
*the cat cruise was filled up and we couldn't go. kind of disappointing. why not increase the # of nights it runs so that everyone gets a chance to go.
*we were repeaters and did not recieve an invitation to the dinner, or our departure package. No big deal, just thought i'd mention this.
to the guests:
*why oh why do some people play that silly reserve the chair thing. this is the first time i have seen this at a couples resort. if people only used the chairs while they were at the beach there would be no shortage of chairs or floaties. As it was, we did find the floaties hard to find some afternoons. Kind of frustrating when you see chairs empty all day with a few belongings left on them to "hold" them.
*please remember to be polite to the servers/staff. i'm sure most of you on this board are not the guilty ones. But we did see some rather rude guests (for example, I was embarrassed at breakfast one morning when a woman next to us snipped at a passing server: "could I not get some sugar here".) Please and thank you go a long way. Everybody deserves respect.
*please pay attention to the dress codes for dinners. We went to the Saturday night gala, dressed and all excited for the evening. when we were at CSS and CSA, it seems everyone dressed for the occasion and it really adds to the festive atmosphere. This year, at CTI, there were some guests dressed really very casual (jean shorts, tank tops, flip flops). I dont mean to sound stuck up, but it really adds to the romantic atmosphere when dress codes are followed.
Go to CTI, you'll have a great time. Happy travels to all!