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    We're patiently biding our time till April,...

    We're patiently biding our time till April, mi'frien'! See you all 'pon d'beach mon!
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    Alas, that old vibe is long gone. The only time...

    Alas, that old vibe is long gone. The only time it was better than in the early-mid '90's was when what is now Couples purchased the a unused stretch of beach between the original area and Barry's...
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    Gotta agree with you on this one, gonegril. ...

    Gotta agree with you on this one, gonegril. We've run into too many groups at SweptAway over the years that carry an air of entitlement and rudeness; we've been in restaurants there when wedding...
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    Phone?

    Phone?
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    I'm not positive, but I do believe that there is...

    I'm not positive, but I do believe that there is a Guiness bottler on island. If you're at a Couples resort, you won't have to buy it... I'm pretty sure this one is available at the bars (by the...
  6. Thread: Jellyfish

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    Like many sea creatures, jellyfish are NOT at the...

    Like many sea creatures, jellyfish are NOT at the top of the food chain... thus, when these creatures are born, it is very much like a bloom of algae. Millions of eggs hatch at the same time; I seem...
  7. Thread: Sand Fleas??

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    Do a little research on these critters... They...

    Do a little research on these critters... They are more akin to shrimp and crabs than they are to insects (they are of the same genus as crustaceans); they don't have wings, but they do leap (up to...
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    I would suggest you get your information from...

    I would suggest you get your information from another source... whoever wrote that has their head blissfully stuffed up their posterior. SweptAway, just as the other Couples properties, is the land...
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    Ah, the days when all you had to do to salve your...

    Ah, the days when all you had to do to salve your day's burn was go to your room and slather on the cool, cool Aloe Lotion.... Couples... bring this back, PLEASE!
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    Regardless of which resort you book, you only...

    Regardless of which resort you book, you only have a few days before the rates will (supposedly) go up, and it seems the increase will likely be substantial. There is currently a "Once in a...
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    In our experience (keep in mind our last visit to...

    In our experience (keep in mind our last visit to SweptAway was April 2013), the wifi at SweptAway was spotty at best, and generally slow. If you're not in the Lobby, good luck with things like...
  12. Thread: Favorite drinks?

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    I think I see a pattern here... but however you...

    I think I see a pattern here... but however you select your imbibements throughout the day... see my signature. Bob Marley was a visionary in more way than one!
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    Pull up, Pull up, Pull up.... There is ONE caveat...

    Pull up, Pull up, Pull up.... There is ONE caveat to the "included" transfer. It is NOT a private transfer, which CAN be arranged with Couples, or with any of several transfer contractors for a fee.
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    I always have to train up the bar staff on our...

    I always have to train up the bar staff on our own concoction, named in honor of my bride... the Almond Joy. Copious amounts of coconut rum, Amaretto (almond licquer), blended with ice and milk...
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    Nope... no add-on. The transfer is included as...

    Nope... no add-on. The transfer is included as part of the All-Inclusive, but it IS a contractor (not a Couples employee) driving the vehicle; as such, he deserves a tip for your safe passage to...
  16. Another of my favorite things.... Seven.......

    Another of my favorite things....


    Seven.... Mile.... Beach!!!!
  17. Ulti's singalong in the Aura!

    Ulti's singalong in the Aura!
  18. Thread: October Weather

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    Oh, how we remember that 2011 storm... it was...

    Oh, how we remember that 2011 storm... it was parked out off the Yucatan and we paid the consequences in Negril all week long! It was very warm, but very breezy... I never knew that waves could be 4...
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    How bad are the sand fleas? Depends on who you...

    How bad are the sand fleas? Depends on who you are... if you're my wife... they are VERY bad... for some reason, those li'l buggers really LOVE her!
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    Karen L is now the manager at SweptAway, or at...

    Karen L is now the manager at SweptAway, or at least she was earlier this year.
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    You probably can't ship 'em, and they'd be late...

    You probably can't ship 'em, and they'd be late if you did (soon come, mon!)... You can buy this stuff in the gift shop... pricey, but you CAN buy it!
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    All right kiddies... play nice with the palapas...

    All right kiddies... play nice with the palapas or we'll take the eyesores down.
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    I remember long ago when the road to Negril was...

    I remember long ago when the road to Negril was under construction. SweptAway (before Couples) was compensating repeaters with a one-way flight on Timair (the only show in town at the time). Was a...
  24. Thread: Fly Rasta!!!

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    Glad everyone here knows Ziggy as his own man...

    Glad everyone here knows Ziggy as his own man when it comes to his music... One thing I figured out after we saw him is that we have to get more of his music. Until now, all we had is "Conscious...
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    Hi tomdorothy.... ummmm.... down there.......

    Hi tomdorothy.... ummmm.... down there.... another thread, unless this is the official OFFICIAL April thread.... We'll be at SweptAway April 25 to May 2.
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