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    If you want to hook into their system I would...

    If you want to hook into their system I would bring a variety of connectors/cables as it's likely a challenge to connect into it and it's unlikely they'll have a cable for you.... and, you might be...
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    We use MagicJack - the usb device in the past,...

    We use MagicJack - the usb device in the past, but now I use the app.

    It works over WiFi - like Skype - so no international fees, and it gives you a local that others can call you at (you can pick...
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    It seems like a lot of rules - it's more about...

    It seems like a lot of rules - it's more about keeping the experience the same for everyone.

    I've only seen people get upset if:

    1) Someone shows up alone (no significant other anywhere in...
  4. Yes - done it and loved it. We did a split...

    Yes - done it and loved it.

    We did a split stay last October.

    It's a minor pain to have to pack/check out/check in but the variety between the two resorts is nice.

    They will provide the...
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    Thanks for all the responses. Bargamon/jimpat...

    Thanks for all the responses.

    Bargamon/jimpat - definitely one of the best parts about Jamaica - I'll make mine just a bit fatter with you guys in mind!

    We will be at tower island from...
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    A great drink for the beach is a Bahama Mama -...

    A great drink for the beach is a Bahama Mama - can be made frozen too.

    But I keep it simple the rest of the time - appleton's with orange juice - I call it a Jamaican screw driver.
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    We managed to get the credit for our October trip...

    We managed to get the credit for our October trip but we booked it last November.

    What I miss is the free night specials because it helps me convince the wife we should stay longer.
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    Time travel at Couples!

    well, sort of...

    36 days to go and I'm wanting every single day to just zip by so I can be back to Jamaica that much sooner!

    Except... when I get there I want time to completely stop!

    I...
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    Probably not many - we have - especially at tower...

    Probably not many - we have - especially at tower island where there are large gazebo like structures with a lot of space underneath which makes sharing the shade a bit more natural.

    The best...
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    Dreaming of being back at css / cti so I thought...

    Dreaming of being back at css / cti so I thought I'd finally post about our first an experience.

    We first went to a couples resort (CN) in 1999 where we got engaged. At that time, AN wasn't even...
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    The boat will come get you whenever you need to...

    The boat will come get you whenever you need to go over or come back.

    There is a dock on the island and a pier on the mainland.

    Getting in and out depends on the boat they use.

    Normally...
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    October is our best time to travel so last year I...

    October is our best time to travel so last year I worried about this too....

    In our 11 days in Jamaica, it rained just 45 minutes one day and 20 minutes another day! Clear skies with the...
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    This discussion also appeared in the an section...

    This discussion also appeared in the an section about ssb.

    There's a lot of gray area but I think it came down to this:

    No-one seems to have a problem with someone "reserving" a chair and then...
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    We check in a single bag for toiletries and for...

    We check in a single bag for toiletries and for bringing souvenirs back.

    At first it seemed like a waste but it was nice having the extra space & having everything we needed on arrival.

    If...
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    All of those work pretty well but have some...

    All of those work pretty well but have some limitations - especially if you have relatives who are low tech and need to get in touch with you quickly

    MagicJack now has an app for android and...
  16. There's good shade by the mineral pool in the...

    There's good shade by the mineral pool in the mornings if you're an early riser.

    We have had issues trying to find shade on the main beach, but never a problem at ssb...
  17. Which Ocho Rios Off Site Excursion?

    My wife and I have been several times to CSS and CTI - we're going back in October and every year I say "Let's think about doing one of the excursions..."

    As always though, sand gravity kicks in...
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    There's also the path that goes around the lake -...

    There's also the path that goes around the lake - definitely take a stroll around there - lots of wild life - even a mongoose if you're lucky to see him...

    And you can't really miss this spot, but...
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    Not the only one - but I would find an empty...

    Not the only one - but I would find an empty chair and swap it out of the shade for the one with the stuff on it... but that's only because I'm lazy and on vacation.

    I love this thread because it...
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    Make your dinner reservations later in the...

    Make your dinner reservations later in the evening.

    On arrival, a 6:00 reservation seems very reasonable, but the sun sets pretty late and when you factor in showers, getting ready etc it means...
  21. We love room d17 and request it every time. D...

    We love room d17 and request it every time.

    D block has smaller balconies but larger rooms & bathrooms.

    D17 has a view of the main beach which also means you can watch an awesome sunset from...
  22. I realize you guys are flying out of Canada so...

    I realize you guys are flying out of Canada so this may not help you as much, but it might help someone:

    Southwest is now flying from atlanta to Montego bay - we got a round trip flight for just...
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    They seem to be more prevalent in Negril as I've...

    They seem to be more prevalent in Negril as I've never had a problem with them at cti or css in Ocho rios

    I would definitely bring some kind of repellant our stay of the beach after dark at csa
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    It's funny that this thread is even still here -...

    It's funny that this thread is even still here - I posted to this thread long ago and completely forgot about the topic.

    That's because I'm happy to say that this was never an issue last October. ...
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    This past October we were there for 11 days and...

    This past October we were there for 11 days and it rained 1 day for 30 minutes - that's it!

    The year before, hurricane sandy barreled through!

    The short version is you can get rain any/every...
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