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    I agree with you about St. Lucia being the most...

    I agree with you about St. Lucia being the most like Jamaica in vibe.

    I think that it is harder and more expensive for US and Canadians to fly to the western Carribean islands. When we went to St...
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    We went to Couples Barbados....in fact some of...

    We went to Couples Barbados....in fact some of the staff from Couples in Jamaica were working there. It was great...I think Couples took bookings before the resort had been properly renovated and...
  3. Surely the whole point of no tipping is because...

    Surely the whole point of no tipping is because the people you do not see like the chefs, dishwashers and whatever goes on out of sight, will never receive tips. Similarly they will never receive the...
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    Just my take on this. If you were a first time...

    Just my take on this. If you were a first time guest, you would be happy with the new dining arrangements. Unfortunately, people do not like change even though it might be for the better or to move...
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    I agree! Plus, apart from Alaska, there are many...

    I agree! Plus, apart from Alaska, there are many other lovely Carribean Islands. We went to Couples Barbados. ( now a Sandals resort)..Barbados is lovely. Wish Couples were still there.

    We also...
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    I am in the UK where tipping is completely...

    I am in the UK where tipping is completely voluntary. Very expensive restaurants do add a service charge but this is not the norm.
    We have been to the U.S. many times and I love it apart from the...
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    Absolutely agree. The Scottish and Irish lobsters...

    Absolutely agree. The Scottish and Irish lobsters ( Atlantic species ) that we get in the UK are head and shoulders ahead of warm water lobsters which are tasteless. Likewise prawns ( shrimp in US...
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    Have to agree...I think gifts are patronising at...

    Have to agree...I think gifts are patronising at best. Please and thank you are much appreciated...phrases I do not hear too often in the bars and restaurants.
  9. Thread: CN AN Beach

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    No....no topless at the pool day or night

    No....no topless at the pool day or night
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    I am surprised that you paid departure tax. We...

    I am surprised that you paid departure tax. We are from the UK and have been to Couples Negril four times and Coupkes Barbados once and we have never paid departure tax. Also paying for a drink on...
  11. I have always done this at CN in the internet...

    I have always done this at CN in the internet room.
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    LOL! I had visions of rows and rows of bras...

    LOL! I had visions of rows and rows of bras hanging up and the poor staff frantically hunting for 38DD or 4OE!
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    Gosh! I think bras would be a bit of a...

    Gosh! I think bras would be a bit of a nightmare…..think of all the difference sizes they would need to have!! Gloves would be good and socks but I think anything that comes in lots of sizes would...
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    No, you cannot do that. It would not be fair to...

    No, you cannot do that. It would not be fair to guests staying at CTI if guests from other Couples resorts were allowed on the cruise.
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    I think some of you are being a bit harsh on the...

    I think some of you are being a bit harsh on the OP.
    In MHO the "couples" and emphasis on romance is way over done. I agree with no singles, but who cares if the couple are friends, sisters, gay...
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    I am amazed how incensed people get about this....

    I am amazed how incensed people get about this. The rules are the rules....it is a bonus....not a right. If you don't qualify, just chill.
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    It is Mount Gay...why would they serve Jamaican...

    It is Mount Gay...why would they serve Jamaican rum in Barbados?
    We loved Barbados. Most probably won't go to Sandals now that is not Couples. But will definitely go to Barbados in preference to...
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    Good for you taking time to see more of Jamaica...

    Good for you taking time to see more of Jamaica than the resort!
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    OK, Suzi.....I absolutely agree with your post....

    OK, Suzi.....I absolutely agree with your post. We have been to CN four times and went to CB this August.

    I think that what some people might find confusing is that, although Couples made it...
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    Have to agree! One of the things we liked best...

    Have to agree! One of the things we liked best about CB was that there were no groups!
  21. Thread: Seafood?

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    I have never seen snow crab at Couples. Lobster...

    I have never seen snow crab at Couples. Lobster is served once a week but they are not Canadian lobsters. They are warm water lobsters and taste completely different.
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    Yes, you will able to have lunch at CB before you...

    Yes, you will able to have lunch at CB before you leave. You can enjoy all the facilities until you leave for the airport.
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    We hired a car and drove right around the island....

    We hired a car and drove right around the island. We felt safe and would definitely recommend it. I arranged it through the front desk. Car was delivered and collected.
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    Ingo, Randymon posted this some time ago...

    Ingo, Randymon posted this some time ago regarding people bringing floatees:

    What's the latest on the floaties? Are we allowed to bring our own?!

    No Floaties and we prefer that you do not...
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    Our room at CB came with a very powerful hair...

    Our room at CB came with a very powerful hair dryer which was not wall mounted. And, yes, the pins are as you describe.
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