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    We were at CTI in February. They made us wear...

    We were at CTI in February. They made us wear life vests when the boat was travelling to and from the snorkel site, but there was absolutely no requirement to wear them whilst actually snorkelling.
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    Lastly, I agree with starfish2 - wait to upgrade...

    Lastly, I agree with starfish2 - wait to upgrade until you get there to ask for a top floor in building 4. If you don't like your view or the room, you can always ask to be moved to a different...
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    We're just back and didn't find the climb...

    We're just back and didn't find the climb difficult. we had water shoes and they gripped just fine. The holding hands is really helpful as some of the steps up are steep and there's nowhere to hold...
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    We did our pre-check in several months before we...

    We did our pre-check in several months before we arrived. Not that it made any difference - we still had to ask again for what we wanted in the mini bar, and they say that they do not have any T...
  5. Thread: Live from CTI

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    Sun is out and it's not too windy...all is good...

    Sun is out and it's not too windy...all is good in paradise. To answer the questions so far:

    Yes, the dock on the island is fixed. Lovely new dock - very easy to get on and off the boat.

    Not...
  6. Thread: Live from CTI

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    OShayne was serving me drinks on the beach this...

    OShayne was serving me drinks on the beach this morning. Will say hi to him from you when I get back in a minute :-)

    Sun's out now - just escaped to cool down. All is good in paradise :-)
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    Why would you want to do that?

    Totally agree and it's beyond me to understand why people would choose to put an employee in such a position - who is it supposed to make feel better, the employee or the person doing the tipping? We...
  8. Thread: Live from CTI

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    Live from CTI

    It's raining, so I thought I'd do a quick update. We are on our third trip to Couples - first to CTI, having done Negril and CSA previously. So what have we learned so far (this is day 2)......

    *...
  9. Thread: Diet Ting

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    yes please

    I'd love to see Diet Ting when we get to CTI...... TOMORROW!!! I prefer the taste of diet drinks over the regular ones, which I find too sweet.
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    My husband has very fair skin and used to burn at...

    My husband has very fair skin and used to burn at the first sight of sun. We discovered a lotion called P20 (we're in the UK, don't know if it's available in the US) that you apply once in the...
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    We were at CSA in Feb 2010 and we went to several...

    We were at CSA in Feb 2010 and we went to several different snorkelling sites during our trip. Most are not very deep - but even if they are shallow you really shouldn't be putting your feet down on...
  12. Hi Randy This link just takes me back to the...

    Hi Randy
    This link just takes me back to the home page. I'm probably just being dim after a long day at work, but where are the videos?
    Thanks
    Sarah
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    We've not run in to couples from Couples, but we...

    We've not run in to couples from Couples, but we do have a spooky holiday story. A few years ago we went out for dinner the night before leaving the UK for a Cunard organised trip to Boston, NY and...
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    Whilst I don't actually know what the sparkling...

    Whilst I don't actually know what the sparkling wine is that they give for the RR, I'd definitely suggest going for something that a) you can't just get at the bar and b) that you can take home to...
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    And we arrive from the UK on 17th for 12 nights....

    And we arrive from the UK on 17th for 12 nights. So sad that we can't stay the full 14 nights, but thanks to Virgin changing the flight schedules so they no longer fly on a Saturday we can't manage...
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    Hi We've had evening flights back to the Uk each...

    Hi
    We've had evening flights back to the Uk each time we've been to Couples. They have always stored our luggage for us once we've checked out and have given us access to a room just before we had...
  17. Thread: CTI questions

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    Thanks improvgirl - that's really good to know....

    Thanks improvgirl - that's really good to know. We're looking forward to expanding our Couples repertoire :-)
  18. Thread: CTI questions

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    CTI questions

    Hi folks and greetings from a very wet and cold UK,

    We've just booked our third trip to Couples for Feb 2013 - we've been to Negril (2007) and Swept Away (2010) ...this time we're trying CTI. In...
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    It's called P20 and we would not use anything...

    It's called P20 and we would not use anything else. You apply it once in the morning 15 minutes before you go out (best to wait 15 mins before getting dressed) and then you don't have to worry again...
  20. Thread: Tennis at CSA

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    When we were there in late Jan/early Feb the...

    When we were there in late Jan/early Feb the tennis courts were being used a lot. It all looked very serious - people with their own rackets and all the kit!! We like the occasional knock about but...
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    I don't want to get involved in the debate about...

    I don't want to get involved in the debate about whether or not this is a true post, but I have to comment on the thing about the room smelling. We were at CSA in late Jan and the room we were given...
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    Dizzy_gal_linds - buy your Clinique in the duty...

    Dizzy_gal_linds - buy your Clinique in the duty free in the UK before you go. I'm really glad I did that when we went in January as there's only a very limited selection in MBJ airport. They had some...
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    There are two bars on the beach doing flag...

    There are two bars on the beach doing flag service. Never had to wait more than 10 minutes for someone to show up.

    The Shipwreck Beach party on Friday night was not something we enjoyed. They set...
  24. Thread: CSA vrs CN

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    And we're the other way round. First trip to CN....

    And we're the other way round. First trip to CN. Just back from second trip to CSA. And whilst we loved CSA too, we think we prefer CN.
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    I absolutely agree, and it's one of the reasons...

    I absolutely agree, and it's one of the reasons why we chose and love Couples. My worry is that if you can pay to guarantee your choice of location within the resort etc, then those of us who choose...
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