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  1. We took the flights many times both to Negril and...

    We took the flights many times both to Negril and Boscobel. Neat to see the landscape but never really a time saver. There were several times that we had to take the bus because the flights couldn't...
  2. y Excellent suggestion and advice for those...

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    Excellent suggestion and advice for those people that feel the urge to tip anyway. Give it to the ITF.
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    Been to all four

    Each one is unique in and of itself. While the four properties and mush different physically they all share the exact same concept. Our favorite is CTI. Css is our least favorite because there are...
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    We were at the St. Lucia Couples in the 80's. The...

    We were at the St. Lucia Couples in the 80's. The best I can say is that St, Lucia is an absolutely gorgeous island. As for Couples.... It's pretty sad when my wife Jane taught the reggae dance class...
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      Jane & I know several employees who have been...

    Jane & I know several employees who have been fired because of policy infractions that included taking tips.
  6. Thread: Couples CTI ?

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    We have been to all four Couples and soon it will...

    We have been to all four Couples and soon it will be 82 times for CTI(Fifteenth Annual Charity Golf Tournament).
    To answer your concerns:
    a) The staff could not be any friendlier and helpful than...
  7. By now most of you realize that we are CTI...

    By now most of you realize that we are CTI fans.(77 to CTI) plus another 4 at other times. All Couples Resorts ar fabulous but each repeater has there favorite. On a personal note CSS is our least...
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    Great review. Due to the many things that you...

    Great review. Due to the many things that you cited is the reason that CTI is our all time favorite.
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    We were at CTI in July and saw many gluten free...

    We were at CTI in July and saw many gluten free choices at every meal.
  10. I forgot to mention clubs, attire and shoes. You...

    I forgot to mention clubs, attire and shoes. You must wear a collared shirt(whether knit or golf type). I usually wear sneakers or docksiders instead of golf shoes. Either is acceptable. As for...
  11. Golf at CTI is played at the Sandals Upton Golf...

    Golf at CTI is played at the Sandals Upton Golf Club in the hills of Ocho Rios. It is about 30 minutes from CTI by bus. It is a very pretty and somewhat hilly course in very good condition. A caddie...
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      I have found all of the comments very...

    I have found all of the comments very interesting. What I an amzed at is that this past month at CTI when discussing the tipping policy with some repeaters the statement was made "we are going to tip...
  13. Thread: Travel currency

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    I totally agree with Mad Jack about tipping...

    I totally agree with Mad Jack about tipping outside of Couples. If you can exchange your money fur US Dollars beefore you leave you will probably get a better exchange rate.
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    Very simple. Johnny Walker Black on the rocks.

    Very simple. Johnny Walker Black on the rocks.
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    We've never had a problem and we don't carry...

    We've never had a problem and we don't carry prescription bottles. We just use plastic pill pouches from a store like Walmart.
  16. Thread: Bayside lately

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    I hope that you are correct. The Bayside is the...

    I hope that you are correct. The Bayside is the only thing we didn't like at CTI.
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    In my opinion people tip because it is good for...

    In my opinion people tip because it is good for their self esteem and nothing else. Over the past 80 trips to a Couples we have never given anyone a tip but we seen many do so. We have also seen...
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    Everything that you said describes why July will...

    Everything that you said describes why July will be our 80 trip to CTI. I'm glad that you had a great time.
  19. Many years ago(Over 25) there was a Couples in...

    Many years ago(Over 25) there was a Couples in St.Lucia. I believe that it failed because the Couples Concept was still developing. It was a nice visit because St. Lucia is an absolutely beautiful...
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    On a hunch we bought it for the first time four...

    On a hunch we bought it for the first time four years ago. A month before the trip Jane fell and shattered her femur. With a very short note from one of her doctors we changed our reservations at no...
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    This July we will make trip number 80 to CTI. I...

    This July we will make trip number 80 to CTI. I can't imagine a staff member ever being tude unless they were aggravated by a very rude tourist. Over the years we have found the Jamaican people to be...
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    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
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    Always do the hotel direct and the air...

    Always do the hotel direct and the air separately. Make sure you have travel insurance for your flight. We needed it four years ago when Jane slipped an broke her leg.
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    Some people are never happy unless they have...

    Some people are never happy unless they have something to complain about. I can't imagine finding fault in snapper because there are many other types of fish that Couples serves. I ask in what five...
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    I find the story questionable as each room safe...

    I find the story questionable as each room safe is a combination that is set by the occupants upon their arrival.
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