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    Swim with Dolphins Excursion

    Has anyone done this from CN or CSA? I'm considering doing this when we next go to CN, so would love to hear any comments you guys have. Thanks in advance!
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    Have only been to CN but a friend was at CSA. ...

    Have only been to CN but a friend was at CSA. CSA is a larger property with a larger variety of room choices. CN is more compact -- lots of beach for fewer rooms. Only two types of rooms --...
  3. Thread: CN Garden Suites

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    If you are on the second or third floors, you'll...

    If you are on the second or third floors, you'll have a view of the ocean. Appetizers come automatically. They vary by night -- sometimes desserts, sometimes true appetizers. It's a surprise.
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    We started with a garden room and now always do...

    We started with a garden room and now always do garden suite. Are these important to you: jacuzzi tub, hammock, huge bathroom, rain shower? If so, book a suite. If not, go for a regular room and...
  5. Thread: Special for CN

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    Agree with the above. It's about 25% occupancy...

    Agree with the above. It's about 25% occupancy at the moment at CN (our estimate, not "official") whereas 2 yrs ago when we were here at the same time, it was probably closer to 80%. Several folks...
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    We love new places and yet are on our 12th! trip...

    We love new places and yet are on our 12th! trip to CN over Christmas. We do "new experiences" in the summer and CN in the winter. Works for us. :)
  7. Shuttles to Couples run about every 30 minutes. ...

    Shuttles to Couples run about every 30 minutes. It appears to be either when they have sufficient people to fill a bus or folks have waited a max of 30 mins (sometimes there were only 2 couples in...
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    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for CN appear...

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for CN appear identical . . .
  9. Thread: Negative Reviews

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    We're going back for visit #12 in two weeks. We...

    We're going back for visit #12 in two weeks. We travel all over the world and yet keep returning to Couples. Why? Not because it's the most extravagant resort in the world. Rather, it's because...
  10. We've been to MoBay 11 times and . . . it...

    We've been to MoBay 11 times and . . . it depends. No one can give you a firm answer. It depends on when your flight arrives in relation to other flights, some of which could arrive early or be...
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    We've done the group bus many times and the...

    We've done the group bus many times and the private shuttle twice. The group bus can be fine, but it all depends on your fellow travelers -- which can be from one to six couples. If anyone wants to...
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    We arrived on a Saturday in April. The...

    We arrived on a Saturday in April. The immigration/customs line started AT THE PLANE -- literally. You walked off of the jet bridge and into the line. We would easily have been in the line for 3...
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    Here's a compromise that my husband uses: He...

    Here's a compromise that my husband uses: He wears slacks (khakis) and a polo shirt on the plane. It's not hard when you're coming from cold weather and, even during summer, the plane can be a bit...
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    The first time we packed a large bag and ended up...

    The first time we packed a large bag and ended up not wearing half the stuff we brought. Since then, we've always brought (normal size) carry-ons -- and my husband brings a relatively small one. ...
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    I noticed this too. $2000 - $3000 isn't just a...

    I noticed this too. $2000 - $3000 isn't just a slight increase. While we CAN afford it, we can also afford to find something more reasonably priced. In the past, the week before Christmas was...
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    Here's the issue as I see it. Some folks get up...

    Here's the issue as I see it. Some folks get up at the crack of dawn to reserve chairs (typically at the pool) that are highly desirable for some reason -- location, umbrella, etc. No problem if...
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    CN Review -- Dec 2012

    Visited CN over Christmas. It was our 9th visit and, as with the others, terrific. There’s a reason we keep returning and will do so again in 2014. Rather than capture our entire visit, will focus...
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    Shops at CN . . . depends on what you're looking...

    Shops at CN . . . depends on what you're looking for. There are two main shops plus the beach shack. The shack sells suntan lotion, swim goggles, lip balm, sunglasses, etc. -- as you'd expect,...
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    We just spent 8 days at CN . . . this time there...

    We just spent 8 days at CN . . . this time there were no rowdy groups. Honestly, it's really luck or the draw (or lack thereof). However, you can always sit at the beach (very nice!) or choose a...
  20. Thread: CN Reviews

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    Most of us who enjoy Couples feel like it's...

    Most of us who enjoy Couples feel like it's "coming home." OK, a very pampered him. :) However, unless you happen to live in a mansion, home doesn't mean marble bathrooms, 4-poster cherry beds,...
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    We've been to CN 8 times and are 14 days away...

    We've been to CN 8 times and are 14 days away from #9.

    Negril beach is perfect. Seriously. However, you cannot walk the same distance at CN as you can at CSA b/c CN is on Bloody Bay whereas CSA...
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    We tough it out in the US. I usually wear...

    We tough it out in the US. I usually wear lightweight pants (not jeans b/c they're too hot for Jamaica) and a light shirt with a summer sweater. As soon as I land, I take off the sweater. That...
  23. Agree that lines are hit or miss. We have waited...

    Agree that lines are hit or miss. We have waited well over an hour and have cleared customs in less than 10 minutes. Honestly, it depends on how many flights arrive at the same time as yours and...
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    They either hand it to you when you arrive (part...

    They either hand it to you when you arrive (part of welcome packet) or send it to you while you're there. FYI, if you're there over 2 dinners, you only get to attend one. You'll be invited to the...
  25. Thread: Shuttle to CN

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    Have to admit we've never done this. Couples...

    Have to admit we've never done this. Couples covers transport from airport to resort. My guess is that they don't cover from another resort b/c this would be an extra trip for the driver. I would...
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