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  1. Our first Repeaters' Dinner in 2005 at CSA was...

    Our first Repeaters' Dinner in 2005 at CSA was held in the old Feathers location where the Spa is now. There were 8 couples. In 2006 it expanded to around the lap pool outside Feathers. There were...
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    I agree with you 100%. We've been to CSA many...

    I agree with you 100%. We've been to CSA many times and have watched the weddings. I wondered how personal they could be, given that it seemed almost like an assembly line. Last year we were...
  3. We stayed at this resort before it was part of...

    We stayed at this resort before it was part of the Almond family. These little guys would run onto the tennis courts and steal the tennis balls during a game.
  4. Thread: Dec 2012

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    We'll be back for our 14th visit December 1-14,...

    We'll be back for our 14th visit December 1-14, 2012. See you on the tennis courts.

    Mary and John Fairbairn
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Room - Some of the newer Garden Verandah first...

    Room - Some of the newer Garden Verandah first floor rooms have a ramp instead of steps to the patio.
    Feathers - There is a winding ramp at the front of the Great House opposite the Photo Desk. ...
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    How terrible. Winsome was always there to greet...

    How terrible. Winsome was always there to greet us with a hug. We will miss her. Are there any details about what happened?
  7. Thread: CSA questions

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    [QUOTE=Chris;170555]Renewals, yes... who, what,...

    [QUOTE=Chris;170555]Renewals, yes... who, what, when, how,.... I dunno.

    No ice machines in any of the room accommodations... I think there is a bucket in each room... if not, there IS a pitcher,...
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    Same thing happened to us. It was a President's...

    Same thing happened to us. It was a President's Choice MasterCard, which is also CIBC. I always make sure to inform the credit card companies before we go, so the cards won't be declined while...
  9. Thread: CSA Sportscomplex

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    1. There is a shower/locker room attached to the...

    1. There is a shower/locker room attached to the Sports Complex that is separate from the Spa. It also has a sauna. If you want to use the lockers, you can get a key from the sports centre...
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    My husband and I have been to Couples Swept Away...

    My husband and I have been to Couples Swept Away 12 times. We also like to do different things. I like to read on the beach. John plays tennis. I make baskets with Nigel. John plays tennis. I...
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    Opps. December 8, 2011.

    Opps. December 8, 2011.
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    Here's a picture of the beach at CSA taken on...

    Here's a picture of the beach at CSA taken on December 8, 2012 in front of where the central hot tub is.
    Every year the beach is a little different but it's always wonderful.
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    Poll: We live in Ottawa, Canada and travel to Couples...

    We live in Ottawa, Canada and travel to Couples once or twice every winter. We generally book directly with Couples 6 to 12 months ahead to get the best rate. However, we prefer to fly direct from...
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    Congratulations, Franklyn.

    Congratulations, Franklyn.
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    I can only speak about CSA. We've been going...

    I can only speak about CSA. We've been going there since 2004 and I've seen quite an improvement in the accessability. Some of the new Garden Verandah main floor rooms have ramps up to the...
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    Donations to Issa Trust

    I have tried to donate to the Issa Trust online. One of the required fields is zip/postal code. I live in Canada hwere the postal code is letters and numbers. The site will not accept my postal...
  17. Thread: Ereader question

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    I was at CSA in mid October. I used my Kobo. It...

    I was at CSA in mid October. I used my Kobo. It worked really well on the beach - no problem with glare etc. However, mine is one of the original versions that is not WIFI compatible. The new...
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    At CSA some of the newer Garden Verandah rooms...

    At CSA some of the newer Garden Verandah rooms (ground floor) have ramps up to the verandah with access to the room. These units are at the end of the resort close to the Great House. I have never...
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    In answer to your first question, I am very...

    In answer to your first question, I am very nearsighted and love to snorkel. For years I had a pair of old glasses that I removed the armpieces from. Then I pushed them inside my mask. They were...
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    We'll be at CSA Dec. 3-17. I'm in my early 60's...

    We'll be at CSA Dec. 3-17. I'm in my early 60's and John is in his 50's. John will usually be found on the tennis courts and I'll be on the beach with a book. This will be out 10th trip to CSA. ...
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    The short answer is "yes". However, some posters...

    The short answer is "yes". However, some posters have commented in the past that the hairdryers are not powerful enough for very long or thick hair. I personally find them just fine (after 9 trips)...
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    We have booked WestJet direct from Ottawa, in...

    We have booked WestJet direct from Ottawa, in December. We previously flew Air Canada direct but that flight has also been cancelled. We prefer to fly direct in the winter in case a storm cancels...
  23. Thread: Staff Shout Outs

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    Our favorite staff member is Alicea Stewart at...

    Our favorite staff member is Alicea Stewart at Swept Away.

    On our first visit in 2004, she was a trainee server in the Palms. After serving us dinner on our first night in Jamaica, she never...
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    John and Mary Fairbairn Ottawa, Ontario, Canada...

    John and Mary Fairbairn
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Dec 19-Jan 2
    9th trip to CSA
    See you on the courts!
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    Thanks for posting the video. This made me more...

    Thanks for posting the video. This made me more homesick for CSA than anything else I've seen on this board. Ulti rocks!!!!
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