Where can you buy the canon D10??
Thanks folks for the kind comments. I know I love viewing others' photos and feel there are probably more like me, so I like to reciprocate when I can.
The pics of the island and in water (Dunn's River Falls, catamaran, and the pool) were from a Canon D10 waterproof point-and-shoot we picked up just before going on the trip. The rest were with a Nikon D300 DSLR.
CTI never seemed crowded to us at all. CN (over New Year's) was pretty busy, probably mainly due to the time of year. Our room at CN was quieter because it was quite a ways removed from the dining room/stage. Our room was a BFS adjacent to the AN beach. Our room at CTI overlooked the main pool and was close to the stage. We could easily hear the music from that area late at night. We were only bothered one night by the music though when we turned in early. Most nights everything was quiet by about 11pm or so. CTI was smaller and more compact which, while making the resort potentially noisier, also made things more convenient. I certainly would not consider CTI too noisy. The unique features of CTI vs CN (the island!, DRF excursion, horseback riding) more than offset any concern about layout/noise issues. It's like everyone else has stated - both places are great - just in different ways.
The constant wind (not just a gentle breeze) was one of the most enjoyable features to me - so pleasant all the time! The shopping trip was not my cup of tea. There were too many shops all selling the same stuff. I thought the shopping excursion could have been half the time and still adequate to purchase the souvenirs for the folks back home. Others seems to enjoy it though, so YMMV.
Re. the camera at DRF: a waterproof camera would be HIGHLY recommended! Several folks had non-waterproof cameras, but it was a big effort to keep them dry and I think hampered their enjoyment of the climb. I can recommend the Canon D10 - it is waterproof to something like 30 feet deep - worked great for a point and shoot. We took around 1500 pictures - you can never have too many in my opinion. The D10 with an 8 GB memory card can hold around 2500 pictures in its highest quality mode.