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    Don't forget to bring tip money for the catamaran...

    Don't forget to bring tip money for the catamaran crew on the sunset cruise from CSA and CN. They are not Couples' employees. Also, any off site tours you book are done by private operators and not...
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      Non Couples employees that you get service from...

    Non Couples employees that you get service from can be tipped. They include the driver who brings you to and from the resort, the spa employees, and the sunset catamaran workers from CN and CSA....
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    Bob Marley's 70th Birthday

    For those who don't know, February 6 is Bob Marley's birthday and this would have been his 70th! Reggae forever...irie mon.22703
  4. The absolute best is Couples Swept Away! Being...

    The absolute best is Couples Swept Away! Being located about in the center of the Seven Mile Beach, which is public along the shoreline, you can venture north past several other resorts or go south...
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    When you get to the beach turn left. Here are a...

    When you get to the beach turn left. Here are a few smaller hotels that have bars on the beach as well as a Margaritaville.
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    We were married at CSS and have been there 4...

    We were married at CSS and have been there 4 times now. We love the resort but if you are looking for a change of pace from there I highly recommend CSA where we have been 5 times! That is our...
  7. Thread: Snorkeling

    by rckbert
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    Although Couples does provide all you need we...

    Although Couples does provide all you need we always take our own snorkels and masks. Flippers are too bulky and heavy so don't bother with those. We are kind of leery to put shared snorkels in our...
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    The buildings that housed the older BFS rooms...

    The buildings that housed the older BFS rooms actually contained 2 different types of rooms under one category. They were separated a couple years ago with the addition of the PBFS title. The...
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    Happy 52 Years Of Independance Jamaica!

    22239 We wanted to wish all our friends at Couples and all throughout Jamaica a wonderful 52nd Independence Day! Ya Mon...Irie!
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    Dress codes have been relaxed over the years....

    Dress codes have been relaxed over the years. Every resort still has at least one restaurant that requires slacks for men. They all now allow dress sandals. I remember when men had to wear jackets to...
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    With any luck Couples could install some more of...

    With any luck Couples could install some more of those palapas to help those with fair skin or skin cancer concerns. Many enjoy the Couples all inclusive treatment and the relaxing beach vibe but...
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    Fitness Center change at CSA?

    Please close it in and install AC! This is the only resort you have where it is not air conditioned. In fact it is the only fitness center we have been in on various islands we travel to that is not...
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    The last few times there we had to use them....

    The last few times there we had to use them. Liability is the issue and not your ability to swim. They are inflatable ones that we used so just let the air out of it and you will be fine.
  14. First, do you need a TV in your room? Old section...

    First, do you need a TV in your room? Old section does not have them in Atrium and Beachfronts. If the room name has Veranda in it you are looking at the new section and they have TVs.
    Second, do...
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    No, you are at a five star resort in the evening...

    No, you are at a five star resort in the evening at the top restaurant on property. Not on the beach other than the night of the beach party. How would you dress at a five star restaurant in the...
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    In todays high tech tune out the world atmosphere...

    In todays high tech tune out the world atmosphere almost everyone listens to their music with earphones so as to enjoy better quality and privacy while not competing with other's music choices....
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    Let's not forget you are at a five star resort...

    Let's not forget you are at a five star resort that has a beach and not a beach that happens to have rooms to crash in. Lose the "I'm a beach bum" mentality and realize you are not Robinson Caruso or...
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    Most restaurants are closed and the food is...

    Most restaurants are closed and the food is served on the beach buffet style so come after 7:00 to get a couple seats and eat your dinner. Don't forget some insect repellant for your legs if you are...
  19. You get Appleton Special Rum and house brands of...

    You get Appleton Special Rum and house brands of all the others.
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    Here is the Trading Places Rules cut and pasted:...

    Here is the Trading Places Rules cut and pasted:
    First Love [0-5 Nights Previously Stayed]
    Trading Places Pass for one day / exchange (10am- 4pm) with a Couples Resort in the same town, subject to...
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    We do Couples in early April as the 12th is our...

    We do Couples in early April as the 12th is our anniversary and we were married at CSS. The weather is great and if I am not mistaken the price drops again in the beginning of April! Tax time is hard...
  22. Thread: Who to Tip?

    by rckbert
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    If the CTI catamaran crew are contracted non...

    If the CTI catamaran crew are contracted non Couples employees then they should be tipped. When we were there last April (2013) they were Couples employees as Couples had bought the boat not...
  23. Thread: Entertainment

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    Very wishful thinking. Let's throw in Shaggy as...

    Very wishful thinking. Let's throw in Shaggy as well. I just saw him at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC.
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    Casanova is their top restaurant and should not...

    Casanova is their top restaurant and should not be missed. The repeaters dinner is a limited menu (one or two choices) but a chance to meet members of the management staff and hear the general...
  25. Thread: Who to Tip?

    by rckbert
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    The main rule is not to tip Couples employees....

    The main rule is not to tip Couples employees. Those people you encounter that are not Couples employees but actually sub contractors are airport baggage handlers, drivers to and from the airport or...
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