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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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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    I know css & cti have windsurfing and I've seen...

    I know css & cti have windsurfing and I've seen the occasional person do it

    At css you can have days where there's absolutely no wind but otherwise they have a good area to surf

    Cti can get a...
  19. Definitely css - the main beach is completely cut...

    Definitely css - the main beach is completely cut off

    Ssb is bordered by the white river and a public beach, and people do occassionaly walk along the beach - however - it's usually fishermen...
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    I'm not sure if I should disclose this as there...

    I'm not sure if I should disclose this as there are a lot of us who might not want the entire resort to know this but...

    You can arrange for your own private party @ ssb complete with bartender -...
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    We do feed the cats but we save a small plate...

    We do feed the cats but we save a small plate evenfor them and then bring it to the little patio at the entrance after dinner to keep them away from the other guests.

    I love cats, but our cats...
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    I have to agree with ginjoe - css should stay the...

    I have to agree with ginjoe - css should stay the way it is - quiet and intimate at night

    However, this is also why we do a split stay starting at cti and ending at css

    We party & have fun for...
  23. Thread: yoga

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    The biggest problem with yoga at css - it's...

    The biggest problem with yoga at css - it's usually in the afternoon, on an open air floor so it tends to be hot. (At cti it's in an air conditioned space and in the morning)

    Second - it depends...
  24. Shhhhh.... that's supposed to be a secret. ...

    Shhhhh.... that's supposed to be a secret.

    Don't worry folks - plenty of chairs on the main beach - nothing to see here - especially clothes!

    This topic makes me laugh because if it were not...
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    We like to go in the off-season (October or May...

    We like to go in the off-season (October or May for us) - it is true that they plan construction at these times, but we have never been affected by construction and the activities are the same.
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