When we stayed (before renovation), I didnt realise there were 2 different 'ocean' views and we ended up in the South Wing. Personally, had I known this, I would have asked for the wing looking out at Tower Isle.
I did not particularly like the view of the private residence, which at that time was rather run down. You have no sense of anything going within CTi - in fact, we felt a bit cut off over in the South Wing.
Having said all that, it did not detract from our 2-week stay and we can't wait to return next year (just not to the South Wing!)