We wanted to see Barbados but did not want to be at the resort during transition for many reasons (at the very least they are going to have to drain the pool to add the Sandals logo). Our honeymoon was at CSA 2.5 years ago and really fell for the brand. I don't understand the draw to Sandals. I pay for the type of room I want at Couples and regardless of that type I still get all access and all services of the resort. The "class system" at Sandals just does not appeal to or interest me.
Anyway, We are hoping that CSS will be just as good as CSA but at the same time, be a different experience we will get to enjoy.