I have been reading through this forum for about a week now... just reading everything everyone has to say about CSA. We will be going to CSA (first timers) for our honeymoon from Oct. 6th - 11th (I already wishing we could stay longer, maybe next year). However, I do have some questions that I couldn't find answers to or didn't come across yet. We have booked a Great House Jacuzzi Suite which is described as "Large suites with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Luxurious bathrooms boast a Jacuzzi bath, separate shower and captivating view."
When I look at the room on the official site, it shows a telescope near what I can only assume are the balcony doors. Does a telescope come standard with the GHJS? If not, can I ask the front desk for one? We would love to be able to check out the stars from Negril with it. Also, curious about the balcony. Is there one? It says in the description "The exterior verandahs feature a chaise lounge.", can anyone describe this a little better or does anyone have any pictures? Do all the GHJS have this?
It also says "Located in the Great House building.". Where is that located on the property? What floor would we be on? What are we going to be near? Has anyone stayed in this room type before that can give me some idea of what it's like? Would any happen to have any pictures of the room from an actual guest who stayed in the GHJS? I know it's not the best room they have to offer but it seems like it will fit us perfectly if everything is a nice as it looks/sounds.
As far as staff goes... Is there anyone particular we should meet? We read that some guests brought gifts to give to the staff (i.e. school supplies) and we thought this would be a good idea. Any suggestions on who to give it to or what exactly is good to bring as a gift?
Thank you for your time. Any help would be useful to us. Just looking to make sure we know what we are getting into. We are super excited and can't wait to get there. We hope to get to meet some of you while on our stay.
Hurricanes, we haven't stayed in a ghjs but can tell you that every room at csa has a veranda and you'll have a great view of the ocean. I believe there are only 4 ghjs.
The Greathouse is on the new side of the resort and you will overlook the swimup bar. There are Feathers and Patios restaurants, 2 gift shops, photo and excursion desk, casino room Aura lounge and computer room in the greathouse. I do know you'll be on the second or third floor I think. They look like really nice rooms. Have a great time
softail19 - Thank you for your time and input! I ended up calling the number listed at the top of this page to find out about the telescope once and for all. Come to find out... the GHJS do have telescopes! It wouldn't have really mattered in the end but I do like the fact that they have them in the room. October can't come fast enough!!!
Hey! My husband and I will be at CSA October 4th-12th. Congrats on your upcoming marriage. You are going to love CSA. You have an awesome room and that's so cool that they include a telescope. Too cool. Make sure you wander around the property at night because it's really romantic. Also, check out the martini bar above the Palms. The beach is so beautiful at CSA. You are going to love it! Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll try to help. October can't come soon enough for me.