So, I'm doing as much research as I can on the resort, as my fiance and I will be spending our honeymoon there in July. I was reading the FAQ's and see that topless sunbathing is allowed on the main beach at CSA.
Can anyone tell me if I should expect to see much of this? I have absolutely nothing against those that enjoy it, or nude sunbathing for that matter. But I am a plus sized woman and, as much as I know my man loves me just like I am, I would REALLY like to be the only woman he sees naked on our honeymoon!
Also, I could have sworn that I saw pricing for the non-inclusive island excursions (like zipline, horseback, etc) somewhere on the sight and now I can't find it. Can anyone direct me?
Here is a list of non-inclusive excursions I received from the resort in Feb of this year. I hope this helps
Prestige Leasing & Tours Tour Rep: Jackie ext: 5325
OPTIONAL TOURS IN & OUT OF NEGRIL
DOLPHINS COVE NEGRIL
Its new!!! Its exciting and it is only 45 minutes away!!!!!!!
Swim with Dolphin kiss / foot push / dorsal pull and dance .US$175.00pp
Encounter with Guest swim with one dolphin they can dance and be kissed and caress by a
Touch guest can make friends, touch and have a close up experience with the dolphins ...US$60.00pp
BLACK RIVER SAFARI & Y.S FALLS TOUR
Experience the trip of a life time! Take an adventurous boat ride amidst rare plants and wild life down the Black River, Jamaicas longest navigatable river. Then off to the spectacular YS Falls to take a plunge in the cool waters or be like Tarzan and do a rope swing.
Sun, Tues & Thurs . US$90.00pp
With Appleton Estate Rum Tour .Tues, Thurs, Sat US$110.00pp
MAYFIELD FALLS-Mineral Springs
Yeh Mon! get away from it all: journey through rural towns and villages to one of the best waterscapes in Jamaica, complete with Bamboo Village. Relax in the stress relieving waterfalls or pamper yourself in one of the over 20 natural Jacuzzis. A nature lovers paradise. A must do!!!
Sun, Mon, Wed & Sat .US$85.00pp
OCHO RIOS COMBO (Rafting/ Dunns River Fall)
An unforgettable way to spend the day, glide gentle through 3 miles tropical splendor on a 30ft. bamboo raft, take a turn on Tarzans swing and enjoy a dip in the water, then its off to world renown romantic, picturesque, waterfalls the 600ft. Dunns River. Join the fun and climb to the top.
Mon, Wed & Fri US$140.00pp
Rafting only ..US$100.00pp
Dunns River only .US$110.00pp
DUNNS RIVER/DOLPHIN COVE
Swim with Dolphin kiss / foot push / dorsal pull and dance US$320.00pp
Encounter swim guest swim with one dolphin they can dance and be kissed and caress by a dolphin .US$250.00pp
Touch guest can make friends, touch and have a close up experience with the dolphins ...US$185.00pp
CANOPY ZIPLINE GLIDING TOUR
Start in the heart of the jungle: take a look at the wild side over the great River that separates the two parishes. Travel across unique traverses with intermittent nature walks through the amazing rainforest, river cannon and mountains demonstrating the diversity of Jamaicas landscape and history. The highlight of the tour, inter-parish express carries you at over 35mph and across 360 meters. The experience of gliding silently through a tunnel of tree leaves and branches (The Canopy) is the closest thing you will ever experience being a jungle bird. A Natural High!!!!!
Your tour starts as you ride the currents of your two miles course down the great river through the first rapids and disembark on a bamboo lined riverbank. You take a short hike to the launching pad to the first of the three traverses that takes you flying over 150ft through the forest canopy. The excitement continues as you paddle your way to the swing rope where you test your Tarzan skills or simply take a swim in the refreshing water before tackling the final cascades.
RHODES HALL HORSE BACK RIDING
Takes you deep in the interior, where you will find a wide variety of assorted fruit trees. Travel through the beautiful bamboo grove, along a trail in the mountains, here you may pick seasonal fruits. On your return visit the ponds, one mile of beach inclusive of bird and crocodile watching by the lake then wade along the shores of the Rhodes Mineral Bay US$90.00pp
HORSEBACK RIDE N SWIM
More than a ride .Dont miss this spectacular Mountains to the Sea Adventure. Ride through the beautiful Blue Hole Estate, through the lush evergreen mountains to the picturesque coastline. Travel through time as you pass the magnificent ruins of a 1700s Sugar Estate. Feel the sensation of these magnificent creatures as they demonstrate their power while carry you through the warm Caribbean Sea. A true Jamaican Experience (except Wednesdays) US$85.00pp
RIDE THE WAVES- HORSE BACK RIDING
Enjoy a 900 acre farm tour on horseback where youll see amazing Ostriches, enjoy feeding peacocks, pheasants rooster & ducks & wild life birds. Ride through hundreds of 70ft tall black olive trees that forms an orchard on both sides of the trail. The climax of the trip is the beach ride, then go into the water to ride the waves.
Why drive when you can fly? Safe comfortable and reliable service. Schedule Airport transfers
Daily . . US$75.00pp (add.US$8 airport fee and tax)
(Inquire more about Charters and Sight Seeing)
4 x 4 JEEP SAFARI
Witness the unseen beauty that makes Jamaica unique in a rugged 4x4 Land Rover. Experience the flavor of the local cultural whilst surround by the spectacular views. Stop at a former slave hospital converted into a church in 1846 and see the ruins of sugar factory dating back to 1700s. Pause for breath at a river where you can take a refreshing dip and cool off.
JAMAICA ZIPLINE ADVENTURE TOURS
Your adventure starts with a wild 6x6 off-road safari. The excitement continues as you zip through the Jamaican rainforest on the longest and most thrilling zipline around. On your feet again, youll cross the 250 ft jungle bridge. (Unique to the tour) Taste Jamaican delight grown in the garden.
Dont miss 1600 ft Big Timba the longest zipline in the Caribbean!!!!!.................. US$ 110.00 pp
Journey through the rugged dirt trails on easy handle 4 wheel bike, go up to 2,200feet above sea level and explore the unique mountains terrain. Ride through rural communities and see how the locals live. Daily .US$105.00pp
Negrils premier gathering spot for sunset and cliff jumping. Live Reggae music 365 days a year rain or sunshine If you havent been to Ricks you havent been to Jamaica!
Daily ..4:00p.m ..US$15.00pp
Shopping and Ricks Cafι only 3:00p.m ..US$20.00pp
Get to know the town you spend your vacation, first go shopping (duty free, Arts & Craft). Then go through the country side to Negril lighthouse then off to Rick Cafι to watch the sunset and cliff diving. Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat .US$30.00pp
Yes, topless sunbathing is permitted on the beach and you will see it. Topless sunbathing is NOT naked... it's perfectly acceptable and honestly you won't even notice unless you really looking. It's just laying on the lounger with your bikini top off... it depends on the clientele at the time you are there as to how many sunbathe topless... think about trying it yourself... you might enjoy it and I guarantee your fiance' will!
I got my courage up during our first CSA visit, when the lady a few feet from us removed her top. I told my hubby I wanted to try that and the lady heard me and said go for it-you can always pull your top back up. So I did and it was fantastic. Just laying there in the sun like that is so wonderful. I told the nice lady I appreciated her encouragement and she laughed with me. And by the way, my hubby LOVED it.. .it's like our little travel secret just between us because I'd never do something like that at home, so it's fun to let go of inhibitions once in a while... you're in another country so try it, I don't think you'll regret it.
Hi MrsSechrist2b and welcome to the Couples family,
We've been to Swept Away twice, both times in December when it's near full capacity and I can count the total amount of women we've seen topless on one hand. They did not flaunt the fact that they were topless. The women were on their lounger at the beach and always put their tops on when they got up. There will be no bouncing beauties to worry about so you can relax. If you end up near someone who goes topless you can always move down the beach a ways because it's a long beach.
As far as excursions go, here's a link I found on another post about off site excursions from Negril resorts. I don't know where it came from because it's not on the Couples site so take the prices with a grain of salt. http://couples.com/tours/ToursNegrilJamaica.pdf
You can book excursions once you get to the resort or do like I did this past trip and book through a local agent ahead of time. I did that because we wanted to go to Mayfield Falls on a day when the catamaran cruise isn't offered and we had two other couples going with us. I like to have things planned beforehand so I have enough cash for the excursion and tips for the driver and tour guides. I don't think that they take credit cards. If you want some information just send me an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your time in Paradise, aka CSA!
We picked CSA originally because it does not have AN facilities. We are very conservative and there are some topless sunbathers on the beach. But it's not the norm. We just ignore them and enjoy ourselves.