I know that there are many different dining options at the resorts but I am a snacker so I was wondering do the resorts have candy, chips or cookies? I havent heard anyone mention these types of food so I was wondering if they were avaviable at the resort or could I purchase it at the gift shop. Oh and by the way I will be at CSS so I guess I can ask can I order these snacks thru room service
Candy Bars, etc. are very expensive through the gift shop. If you are particular about snacks, you may want to pack some of your own.I usually do only because I need something for the ride to the airport. The first time we went it was because I am too a snacker and I packed things and ended up leaving them for the staff.
Another thing to consider is perhaps bringing a couple extra Ziploc baggies. We bring a bunch for things that we want to keep dry at the resort and to pack anything that might still be damp (or might break). If you bring a couple extra, you can grab, say, an extra muffin at breakfast or some pastries from lunch for easy between-meal snacks.
But that's only if you're really specific on what you're craving and when and really don't want to move from your beach/pool chair. Food is pretty much always available somewhere.
Yes, room service is great, but like you, my husband and I snack and found that downtown Ocho Rios is probably the best place to stock up on snacks. You can get a cab (should be no more than $20/ride) or you can sign up for the included downtown Shopping Trip and pick up whatever you need at one of the local grocery stores or convenience stores in town. You'll see a few US brands, but most brand names are quite a bit more expensive than Jamaican brands. Try some of the Jamaican brands; we had lots of Holiday snacks that were good/comparable to items we were used to. Buying in town will definitely be cheaper than on the resort and you help pump some tourism dollars into Jamaica's real economy (not just the tourism industry).
Has someone seriously not gotten enough incredible food to eat at Couples?
The pastries, confections, etc., from the kitchen are just beyond amazing and the REAL fresh tropical fruit, ripened as God intended and tasting the same, not gassed in the truck on the way to the supermarket to fool us into thinking it is ripe, is something most of us can not get at home.
Then there are fries and onions rings and hamburgers and hot dogs and red snapper sandwiches and ice cream and nachos and the list goes on and on, available around the clock and included in the price of the room...
And you guys are packing in and going to town shopping for homestyle junk food? Cool, rock on. :-)
Wiggy, I'm with you! I love to "snack", and couples allows me to do just that. Only there it is on amazing, good for you, gourmet treats. That is by far one of the most important reasons why I chose couples. Can't wait to explore new options in 29 days!!!