Nope, no wristbands! Isn't it great. Couples knows who is staying with them and who is not, I am not sure how, but when were there a few years ago we were having a chat with the security guard and he excused himself to go speak to a couple on the path saying, "excuse me you don't stay here" He was right they were from another resort and he asked them to leave. It is so wonderful not having to be bothered with a wristband and even better that there are not different categories of service dependant on the type of room booked. Everyone is treated like royalty at Couples. By the way, you will LOVE CSA! We are headed "home" for our 4th visit in January. We discovered CSA in 2008 and have no desire to look for anywhere else. Once you go, you will know!
Security does a really good job of watching the beach without being intrusive. If you decide to go for a stroll off the resort, they will ask for your room number. By the end of your stay, they'll probably know your names and maybe even have a nickname for you.
We have never had to ware a wrist band at Couples. Most of the resorts that we had to ware them were wher the AI was optional.
When you re-enter the resort the guard will check for you ID unless you are on a resort sponsered trip. We had to show our room key once but other than that you can come and go as you please.
You can feel safe at Couples as the staff is very protective of you. They seem to know who belongs there and all Couples resorts are very small compared to some of the resorts we have seen elsewhere.
Go,enjoy and welcome to the Couples Klan. Once you have been here you will never go anywhere else. Just remember there are four resorts on the island and please try them all!
CSA doesn't do the wrist band thing. They do monitor the entrance at both the front of the resort as well as both ends of the beach. They take names when you leave the resort and check names back in when you return. They say this is for security reasons and if a guest doesn't return they will put out a search for them. CSA is a small intimate resort and so they don't have much trouble identifying those who are guests and those who wonder onto the property from the beach. I've been on the beach and have watched security quietly and very politely escort people who are not guests back down to the water's edge. You are going to have the absolute best vacation!!!