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    We've been in April, we've been in June, we've...

    We've been in April, we've been in June, we've been in August. Weather was basically the same every trip. Rain most days for 30 minutes or so in the afternoon, otherwise gorgeous and sunny.

    We...
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    The problem is, this warning generally comes from...

    The problem is, this warning generally comes from people who have never been to Jamaica. People have a tendency to repeat that which they hear, regardless of whether it is accurate or not.
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    I will add one suggestion - when the airline...

    I will add one suggestion - when the airline hands out the forms, take 2 or 3. Fill out one for each of you, keep an extra for the inevitable mistake. Bring your own blue or black ink pen.

    Then...
  4. Very very very very well said!!!!

    Very very very very well said!!!!
  5. Thread: CSA or CN?

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    Both resorts are spectacular. The determining...

    Both resorts are spectacular. The determining factor really needs to be "what do you want out fo your vacation?"
    My personal opinion is that if you're looking to make friends, participate in...
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    My advice: Don't over schedule yourself for...

    My advice: Don't over schedule yourself for excursions and activities.
    Every year we go, we make plans to do this, and that, with this reservation for this time on that night, and by the time it...
  7. Welcome!!!!

    Welcome!!!!
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    We were at CN 3 years ago and asked about there...

    We were at CN 3 years ago and asked about there in the gift shop. They had 2 left in a storage closet, weren't being advertised for sale. We bought ours for $50. Got it home and realized we don't...
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    Top of the Tower. Last I was there there was a...

    Top of the Tower. Last I was there there was a sign on a chain you could string across the stairway that says "Tower Time" - i.e. "Keep Out".

    While the idea is a novel one, there's not a lot of...
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    Trip number 6 to Couples in 2 days ..... trip...

    Trip number 6 to Couples in 2 days ..... trip number 7 in 425 days.
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    Horseback riding is the one excursion we will do...

    Horseback riding is the one excursion we will do everytime we're in Ocho Rios. The scenery is magnificent, the guides excellent, the memories unbelieveable. Last time we were there the excursion...
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    We've been to CTI twice, SN twice, and are headed...

    We've been to CTI twice, SN twice, and are headed back to CSA next week for our 2nd trip. I love all 3, but here is what I see as the big difference between CN and CSA"

    CSA is more spreadout,...
  13. Thread: First Timers

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    Don't wait until the last day to try the island.

    Don't wait until the last day to try the island.
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    Seabands. They are cotton wrist bands with a...

    Seabands. They are cotton wrist bands with a little plastic nub that you wear on the inside against your wrist. They work on the basis of accupressure. My wife and daughter both suffer from motion...
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    SPF 30 and vodka slushies.

    SPF 30 and vodka slushies.
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    There is no glass, just screens and heavy wooden...

    There is no glass, just screens and heavy wooden blinds. I did not notice it being loud in the Atrium suites, tree frogs can be a little noisy but I look forward to hearing them serenade me to sleep...
  17. Thread: main beach

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    I've seen over the years topless, thongs,...

    I've seen over the years topless, thongs, braziallians at the beach and at the pool at CN.
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    There is a reason rain in Jamaica is referred to...

    There is a reason rain in Jamaica is referred to "Liquid Sunshine"

    Don't stress, it's not something you can control, and you will find a way to enjoy yourself when it does (and it will) rain.
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    Technically they are not allowed. Shells are...

    Technically they are not allowed. Shells are easier to bring back just make sure you rinse them out really well before oyu leave the resort. there are a ton of little critters that can travel back...
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    Ketchup! I am not a big fan of Grace's so I go...

    Ketchup!

    I am not a big fan of Grace's so I go to my local Chik-Fil-A (they have the best ketchup packets) and grab a couple handfulls or so. I bring 2 with me to breakfast and lunch each day (I...
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    I know I've posted before - but I enjoy showing...

    I know I've posted before - but I enjoy showing it off so I'll post again here:

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    I haven't had the pleasure of Sunset Beach at CSS...

    I haven't had the pleasure of Sunset Beach at CSS yet, but I have enjoyed the Au Naturel beach at CN. You're able to layout in the sand, and walk justa few feet in to the water to cool off.
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    We've done both CTI (both before and after...

    We've done both CTI (both before and after renovation) and CN (2000 & 2010).

    CN is more spread out and tropical. Much nicer beach, but no island. Swim-up bar is central to the resort and...
  24. Leave your watch at home. Don't set any alarms....

    Leave your watch at home.
    Don't set any alarms.
    Eat when you're hungry, drink when you're thristy, sleep when you're tired, wake when you're refreshed.
    Try everything at the buffetts.
    Try the...
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    That depends on you. Some people will tip the...

    That depends on you.

    Some people will tip the driver $5 per bag. Some will tip more. Personally it depends on the drivier - how interactive was he? Did he offer any informaiton regarding the...
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