We love to go down to Sunset Beach at night. On a clear night the starry sky is fantastic! SSB should be open for use every day except Tuesday (beach after party) and Friday (gala after party).
We stick to the pool/hot tub though (not the ocean).
It could vary by season, but when we go in August there seem to be plenty of chairs avaliable at SSB. Occasinally you may need to move one a bit if you want to nap in the shade.
Yes you can use the hot tub at night. You can swim in the ocean at night also,however we have been 6 years and never seen anyone swim at night. I think it is the fear of the unknown at night that is the reason. You are better off staying in the pool or hot tub. Save the ocean for daylight hours. As far as saving chairs at SSB, the ones close to the swim up bar go faster. The chairs at the other end of the pool and on the beach are usually available. We go every July and have never seen all the chairs full.
"Once you go...you know"
Steve & Victoria
For you guys that go in June & July how are the temps? We have gone in December the two times we went and this past one it was very cool. Just wondering if it is way to hot in the summer. Seems a waste to leave hot Kentucky to go to hot Jamaica, but really don't want to have another December like we did this past year.
Coming from Texas in July, it's a pleasant break from the heat. Yes it's more humid for us but cooler overall. The pool water is a tad bit cooler than at home, making it very refreshing. I found the ocean warmer than the pool water. We've been in Cancun in December and had to wear jackets/sweaters and long pants in the evening. My brother in Michigan says he would never go to Jamaica in the summer because it the only time of the year they have nice weather.
Kycouple, we went mid-November last year and it was just a little cool at SSB and very cool in the pool. As you can imagine being au naturel and getting out of a cool pool not good for the man ego. I believe I would prefer warmth and am going to give it a try this July. I imagine that even though it will be warm there will be a breeze as usually typical of tropical climates.
We usually go to CSS in July and love it
The only time I have been cold was during a torrential downpour at SSB
We are in KC so the temp is usually a little cooler. Last year it was 94 when we left KC and 88 in MoBay
We went to CTI in Dec a couple of years ago
The temp was OK (82-84) but the water was cold
It was too cold to sit in the water at the swim up bar at the island
but laying on the loungers next to the pool was just fine
We will for sure enjoy the pool, but we have one at home and like to take advantage of the ocean when we can. How is the water depth on SSB and do you need water shoes. Where do most people spend there time?