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  1. For me, although I do have preferences as to...

    For me, although I do have preferences as to building/floor, I won't let that impact my vacation too much. Any room at Couples is fine by me. (and for those with mobility issues, I know from...
  2. Couples certification is not resort-specific...

    Couples certification is not resort-specific certification...it is PADI and would be good anywhere you dive (if I recall correctly).
  3. I am not a diver, not certified so likely do NOT...

    I am not a diver, not certified so likely do NOT have the best information, but...

    My wife and I have done the introductory 30 foot dive twice. We loved it both times and it makes us want to get...
  4. Thread: Anniversary Trip

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    We have been to Couples 9 times and I think only...

    We have been to Couples 9 times and I think only twice we were solo - all of the other trips had friends or family. But the one thing we do (that works well for us) is we plan our trips to over-lap...
  5. Thread: Couples Cuba??

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    I have always had a curiosity about Cuba and have...

    I have always had a curiosity about Cuba and have also thought that Couples Cuba would be very interesting...I would want to go. And with Couples' reputation for providing good jobs for the local...
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    Our experience is that the vendors at CSA are...

    Our experience is that the vendors at CSA are more aggressive and come farther up onto the beach...CN not so much. CSA is near not only other resorts, but other beach front bars, restaurants, small...
  7. Thread: Patois breakfast?

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    They were serving breakfast in June (and it was...

    They were serving breakfast in June (and it was my favorite place to have breakfast).
  8. Thread: Personal music

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    ddaugherty - we all have "blind spots" when we...

    ddaugherty - we all have "blind spots" when we don't realize that our actions could be perceived by others as being annoying or, worse yet, offensive. I was recently telling a woman at work that I...
  9. Thread: Charge For Scuba.

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    Let's play nice! :D

    Let's play nice! :D
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    That's why I made it an Issa Trust donation (but...

    That's why I made it an Issa Trust donation (but yes, that is splitting hairs). I don't think it would ever happen...but it seemed a way to keep the peace while doing some good.
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    [/I] Ha! :p I did notice that as I typed my...

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    Ha! :p I did notice that as I typed my message and considered the coincidence to be an indication support from the great beyond...we get to go on a great vacation while helping "Jah provide...
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    I love this thread, by the way...because it...

    I love this thread, by the way...because it obviously means something to people.

    I will share a discussion my wife & I had over pizza and wine last night:

    There are 312 rooms at CSA and 21...
  13. Thread: Are we too young?

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    I was speaking with GM Karen at CSA last month...

    I was speaking with GM Karen at CSA last month and I told her that it seemed "younger" at CSA. She said that all of the resorts are "younger" during honeymoon season (I guess that is late spring...
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    I haven't studied the list, but my recollection...

    I haven't studied the list, but my recollection of activities is that they are essentially the same at both resorts (though there could be some small differences). But they do have tie dye,...
  15. Thread: April 2016

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    The long wait... We were spoiled this year (CN...

    The long wait...

    We were spoiled this year (CN April 2014, CSS December 2014, CN April 2015, CSA June 2015). I tease my wife about CN October 2015, but I don't see it happening. So now we wait...
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    Neither resort has beach umbrellas...and Couples...

    Neither resort has beach umbrellas...and Couples prohibits guests from bringing their own umbrellas (unless they approve an exception for personal reasons). Both resorts have umbrellas at poolside...
  17. Thread: June 2015

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    Right there with you, red. Our "soon come" is...

    Right there with you, red. Our "soon come" is just a little sooner, doing CN April of next year. We had a swell time at CSA and will make a point to get back.
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    I will admit that I felt just a bit of guilt when...

    I will admit that I felt just a bit of guilt when I cut in front of the ~500 people waiting at Immigration...but I got over that really quickly.
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    We arrived around noon on a Wednesday 2 weeks...

    We arrived around noon on a Wednesday 2 weeks ago. Using Mad Jack's method, we knew that Mobay would be a madhouse. We opted for Club Mobay arrival...and glad we did. I bet it saved us 2 hours and...
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    During the day my fall-back is Appleton's & diet...

    During the day my fall-back is Appleton's & diet cola and then some others for variety (Red Stripe, dirty banana, hummingbird). But when it comes to a more "formal" cocktail, my fallback is the...
  21.   Exactly. I love the opportunity to pass along a...

    Exactly. I love the opportunity to pass along a Frank Zappa quote that is appropriate for this conversation! :) (my wife would probably like to insert the rolleyes :rolleyes: emoticon here)

    FZ...
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    I have been informed that I am not permitted to...

    I have been informed that I am not permitted to post the videos and pictures of the construction near CN. Sorry folks.

    My wife and I were discussing doing a vacation summary within the next few...
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    Jennifer - we will be arriving on...

    Jennifer - we will be arriving on 7-APR-2016....hopefully around mid-day. We should be able to find a way to meet up.
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    We just checked out (room credit used nearly...

    We just checked out (room credit used nearly perfectly...$1.50 over our room credit amount). As much as I hate our vacation ending, I realize that you have to leave before you can come back again. ...
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    Cocktail and repeater dinner was great last...

    Cocktail and repeater dinner was great last night. Earlier in the day I had mentioned to our friend Simone that it was my wife's birthday and when desert came out, my wife's was decorated for her...
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