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    If you look at the online map with 360 views,...

    If you look at the online map with 360 views, you'll see what looks like a black spot just next to the mineral pool: If you mouse over it, you can get a 360 view of the facility. It's not terribly...
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    As I understand it, there are never cruise ships...

    As I understand it, there are never cruise ships in port on Sundays, but the staff will have up-to-date schedules if Sunday isn't convenient for you. As for "running the gauntlet," if you pay...
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    It's handheld meat (or veggie) pie, so probably a...

    It's handheld meat (or veggie) pie, so probably a little smaller than a typical calzone. It's a combination of colonial influences: Basically Cornish pasties from the English spiced with Indian...
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    I'm a big fan of cucumber juice with vodka and a...

    I'm a big fan of cucumber juice with vodka and a little lime or lemon juice. It's very refreshing and light. It's not probably terribly practical as an all-day drink, since they don't have cucumber...
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    Sorry to hear that, madtown mom, but I'd say to...

    Sorry to hear that, madtown mom, but I'd say to keep an eye on things: Airfares can vacillate wildly even hour to hour. If you're looking at a larger market, you might well find that prices go down...
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    Ditto what everyone else said. I personally think...

    Ditto what everyone else said. I personally think you'll quite like SSB. We in fact just got back a few days ago and met a lovely couple who were also Braco regulars. They had only very minor...
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    As somebody mentioned, the flavors of any branded...

    As somebody mentioned, the flavors of any branded soda is different in Jamaica than in the States: it's a different formula, and it's made with cane sugar instead of HFCS. I normally don't drink...
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    I can't comment on CSA, as we've never been, and...

    I can't comment on CSA, as we've never been, and I'm sure it's lovely, but if you're thinking of getting married, you may want to check out the options. My husband and I were married in the gazebo at...
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    BobandJudy, my first thought was that escargot,...

    BobandJudy, my first thought was that escargot, as well. Since they changed the focus of Cassanova to be a bit more casual and continental (as opposed to "fancy French"), it disappeared. However, the...
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    I have a few things on my to-read list: Pillars...

    I have a few things on my to-read list: Pillars of the Earth (older, but I'd suggest Follett's newest series/book "Fall Of Giants," if you have an e-reader (It's pretty massive/heavy otherwise)); a...
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    I agree with Bearso insofar as you shouldn't...

    I agree with Bearso insofar as you shouldn't start completely second-guessing yourselves. My suggestion is that since you're booked at CTI, go with that. But sign up for Romance Rewards and do a...
  12. They seem to be pretty efficient, but it really...

    They seem to be pretty efficient, but it really depends on where your flight ends up on the schedule. If you land behind a couple of jumbo jets, it could be a bit of a wait, but that could happen on...
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    I would think that with regard to flight delays,...

    I would think that with regard to flight delays, depending on where they're coming from, you should be able to check with the airline to see if everything is on schedule. I wouldn't just trust the...
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    Suggestion for Gift Shop

    After spending the last hour or searching patterns for new Tumblers, it occurred to me that it would be fantastic if Couples could offer Couples-branded Tervis tumblers (maybe with the twisted-palm...
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    We've had resort credits on the past few trips,...

    We've had resort credits on the past few trips, and there's never been any real problem. I think one time we had to spend a few extra minutes at check-in while they looked into the booking, and I...
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    I may have a little advice, nmc: ENJOY! But...

    I may have a little advice, nmc: ENJOY!

    But seriously, if you have any issues, don't hesitate to ask. The staff is very helpful and accommodating, but they don't read minds. I'd also suggest...
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    I'm not discounting Mark's experience, but we...

    I'm not discounting Mark's experience, but we were at Dolphin Cove in 2009, and we had a really good time. It is "touristy," but it wasn't crowded when we went, and we felt the facilities were more...
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    Zack: We arrive on the 11th, and my husband is...

    Zack: We arrive on the 11th, and my husband is also a Lions fan. I'm not exactly a sports fan, so I'm sure he'd love to have someone to watch the game with. If you like, ask around for us on Saturday...
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    Dunn's River is fun and very pretty. The vendor...

    Dunn's River is fun and very pretty. The vendor issues really only come into play for a couple minutes when you arrive and as they try to herd you through "the craft village" on your way out. It can...
  20. Thread: Rooms at CSS

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    I agree with suzyQ not to stress it too much. All...

    I agree with suzyQ not to stress it too much. All rooms have advantages and disadvantages, and it really boils down to personal preference. But even with that said, I don't think there's such a thing...
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    Blocks D through G are a mix of one-bedroom ocean...

    Blocks D through G are a mix of one-bedroom ocean and veranda suites (process of elimination since A & B block are the jacuzzi suites, and C block is the only black with deluxe ocean suites). It...
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    I agree that some of the "drinks of the day" are...

    I agree that some of the "drinks of the day" are too sweet for my taste, but if you like the general flavor by cutting down on the amount of simple syrup and/or adding an acid (citrus in this...
  23. We've stayed at Couples five or six times now,...

    We've stayed at Couples five or six times now, and I think we've encountered single guests on each trip (or close to it). The only reason we knew they were single is because we ended up in...
  24. Definitely explore the grounds, as others have...

    Definitely explore the grounds, as others have suggested, but make sure to take a walk by (or around) the pond. You can feed the funny-looking ducks (I think they're Muscovy ducks, but we call them...
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    Great review. Glad you had a nice vacation. Just...

    Great review. Glad you had a nice vacation. Just as a suggestion for others who might read this: If you're quick and/or stealthy about it, you can actually exit through the entrance of the Dunn's...
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