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    Success, I don't know if they saw the comments...

    Success, I don't know if they saw the comments here...but the bike lock wasn't used the next morning.

    It's been another lovely trip and we're already booked for Christmas/New Year and July16. ...
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    Second lobster night of the season. Delicious as...

    Second lobster night of the season. Delicious as usual. The Palms had a cubed lobster in garlic butter sauce, whereas LemonGrass did a nicely done cubed lobster in garlic, ginger, soy, scallion,...
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    I wouldn't say that either is better regarding...

    I wouldn't say that either is better regarding shade. CSA has a long beach with many coconut palm and seagrapes to sit under, they all offer partial shade that shifts throughout the day. Of course...
  4. There still is one Sunfish on the beach at CSA in...

    There still is one Sunfish on the beach at CSA in addition to the Hobies. Haven't seen anyone sailing it lately, but all the parts seem there.
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    Tails were available at Patios and Feathers. ...

    Tails were available at Patios and Feathers.

    Seems win-win.
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    Over the last week we've eaten at the Palms...

    Over the last week we've eaten at the Palms dinner buffet on 3 occasions. It's now replaced Patios as our walk up dinner location. The evenings, like the lunches, are broadly themed. The food...
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    Had a lovely dinner at the Palms last night. ...

    Had a lovely dinner at the Palms last night. Lobster was served in a curry sauce with rice, very tasty. It was out of the shell and chopped into large bite sized pieces. Talked with Sous Chef...
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    Hahaha, it's actually gotten more developed. ...

    Hahaha, it's actually gotten more developed. Here's a new tip. Staff won't remove your private towels from chairs, bring two and you have your spot guaranteed for your entire trip! If that doesn't...
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    Here it was today at the CSA main beach. Slide...

    Here it was today at the CSA main beach. Slide and all.

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    Back after a year. Same lovely beach, staff and...

    Back after a year. Same lovely beach, staff and people. Same hoarding behavior in action:-). One palapa has been held by two towels and a ratty shirt for two days. The beach is getting raked by...
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    Lobster is currently out of season. This coming...

    Lobster is currently out of season. This coming Saturday will be the first lobster day with the new Palms buffet. So far the buffet has been expansive and well prepared. I'll drop another note...
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    Well it's been two weeks since we returned to...

    Well it's been two weeks since we returned to civilization, and while we had as wonderful a time as normal at CSA I was surprised to see the number of replies to my message. To all those whose reply...
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    CSA Palapa hoarding!

    Being an early riser I was always surprised to find all of the palapa's already reserved. Figuring it was always the early bird that catches the worm, I congratulated those who were up before 6am...
  14. Thread: July 2014

    by Micanopy
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    We're (Diane & Michael) returning for our 14th...

    We're (Diane & Michael) returning for our 14th trip to CSA 19 July-3 Aug. Usually do the Fall, but our schedules pushed us into high summer this year. Looking forward to those short afternoon...
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    The dive shop is pretty flexible, but you will...

    The dive shop is pretty flexible, but you will need something to prove your certification. PADI lets you go to their web site and request a new c-card; if they don't yet have a receipt option, just...
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    Just got back from a wonderful two weeks at CSA....

    Just got back from a wonderful two weeks at CSA.

    The only noticeable schedule changes from previous years are: Steel Drums and Bonfire are now both on Thursday, and Ultimate Chocolate now also...
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    On booking a Rastafarian driver. We happened to...

    On booking a Rastafarian driver. We happened to meet Mrs. Issa one day and she had a recommendation. But I have no doubt that the tour desk, or even senior staff, could provide you with a...
  18. Thread: Gay Friendly

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    In 14 trips we tend to see at least a few gay...

    In 14 trips we tend to see at least a few gay couples each trip. They seem to be enjoying themselves. I can't find the thread, but I recall Randymon once commenting that Couples were for all...
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    TSA has seen it all. Though you'll be less...

    TSA has seen it all. Though you'll be less likely to be embarrassed if you pack your "accessories" in your checked luggage. Remember to remove the batteries! Odd buzzing sounds will always draw...
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    We haven't run it but a warning to those trying...

    We haven't run it but a warning to those trying to leave the resort for the airport the day of the run. They close the road to traffic very early, I recall 4am. So we had to leave the resort at 3am...
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    We've stayed in all of the room categories at CSA...

    We've stayed in all of the room categories at CSA over the years and I can't say that I've noticed any difference in the mattresses. Of course I like a firm mattress. Perhaps you can talk with the...
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    There are the already mentioned jerk shops...

    There are the already mentioned jerk shops nearby, very tasty. A few trips ago we arranged for a car and a Rastafarian driver. While avoiding what they like to smoke, we had him take us around to...
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    CSA --- Minibar restocking

    To make it easier on repeaters. Unlike previously, where your minibar was checked and restocked daily, the new practice is that you must leave a door card out notating what you need refilled, not...
  24. Thread: CSA Changes

    by Micanopy
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    We too are here now, and yes there have been a...

    We too are here now, and yes there have been a number of changes; none of them positive unless they allow the resort to survive in a tougher economy. We've been repeating for many years and there is...
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