It seems as thought most of you guys book very early..1yr or more in advance--Is there an option to be refunded if the trip has to be cancelled? Any penalties? And when eveything is booked, how do you guys go through the year without loosing your minds knowing that "paradise" is 200+ days away?
Yes, we did book a year in advance. We will receive resort credits by doing that. It's a big incentive to book early. We also are doing the Love away plan which I think is 100 dollars down and 100 a month , then the balance is due 45 days out. We also buy cancel for any reason insurance through Couples. Our airfare is a different story of course. If we were to cancel our April trip, we would have to use the tickets in one year from booking which would be July for us plus 150 dollar change fee.
The long countdowns are excruciating but reading this board helps me get through. Good luck
Here's a link to Couples' refund policy: Payment & Cancellation Policies for Couples Resorts. Hope that answers your questions on that issue. As for how to "go through the year without losing your mind"...well lets just say that we become Couples Message Board addicts. We also routinely check our count-down calendar so the excitement can build as we transition from triple to double digits and finally reach the single digit dance phase.