I've read several posts which suggest that SSB at CSS is still a bit battered looking since Sandy. We'll be there in April. Interested in assessments of the current condition of SSB by recent visitors. Many thanks.
Hi! We just returned from CSS and SSB on Jan.4th. SSB did take quite a beating during the storm, but the staff have worked to make it beautiful once again. One thing you will notice that as you approach the entrance there may be some broken branches and tree stumps, you will also be able to see the water---all the tall foliage on the right side at the entrance is gone. You will also notice as you face the water and look to your left, bushes and shrubs have been removed so you have a very expansive view of the bay from the pool area---very beautiful. Some of the small palms are gone, but all the palapas are still there. They've also remodeled the bathrooms. They look great! SSB looks a bit different, but it is still beautiful!
I had not been to SSB pre-Sandy so have no comparison, but I thought that it was in pretty good shape last week. I had no complaints with SSB. BTW, other than the "landing" I no problems with Tower Island either.
There was no volleyball net when we were there, but there was bocci ball at SSB. SSB is still private -- there is a bit more open space on the right side by the entrance and to the left of the bar as you face the beach, and I did not feel as if it subjected guests to additional gawkers. Sorry I don't have any post Sandy photos.....we never got to SSB before the other guests arrived...so no photo op!
All the best,
Last edited by suzyQ; January 18th, 2013 at 02:52 PM.
We are here at CSS and SSB now and can tell you the beach is all cleaned up with little change from the past. There is a swail down the middle of the beach, running parallel to the ocean and it does have some standing water. The White river does flow more along the front of the beach more than it did the last two years. Otherwise, there are no apparent changes and it is once again a beautiful place to spend the day.
The volleyball net is up, but was not used today.
I'll answer any more question anyone has over the next 9 days while we are here.