Hi all! My hubby and I just booked our first trip to CSS for February, 2014 and we are super excited! I spent a full two years researching where to go. It will be our 25th anniversary and we have never taken a vacation like this, even as a honeymoon, so I want everything to be amazing. I just found these forums yesterday and I'm so glad! I have tons of questions about what to expect:
About fishing - we love fishing so we were wondering what the options are. Can you fish at the resort? If so, is tackle provided? What about deep sea fishing or fishing excursions on the river? Any suggestions? What if you catch fish? Will someone at the resort prepare it for you? What do you do with the rest (assuming you've had lots of luck!)?
About nature and wildlife - what kinds of native wildlife might we see during our stay? Are their hiking trails on the resort property or nearby?
Dunn's River Falls Tour - many people have recommended bringing water shoes for this. Are sneakers just as good or do you actually walk in the water? Is it necessary to bring cash along?
Scuba - my husband has always wanted to try scuba diving. Should he become certified before the trip or can you do that while at CSS? I am not interested in diving. If he goes, would I be allowed to come along and stay on the boat? How does it work if one is more adventurous than the other?
Comfort items - I saw mention of hammocks and floats. Are there a lot of hammocks? Are they usually in great demand? Does the resort provide floats or do you have to bring or buy your own?
Miscellaneous - Is there a bonfire at the beach party? How about photographers? Someone mentioned being able to purchase pictures taken during your stay. Souvenir shopping? Is there a gift shop at the resort? What if you forget something like toiletries, sunscreen etc. Is there a place to buy necessities?
I can't wait till February. Can you tell I'm excited???