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  1. #1
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    Default Cn week of Oct 7-14

    Our arival to MBJ from Boston was right on time. We got into Jamaica by 11 am. We got through customs with no problem, very short lines. We headed to the Couples Lounge for a quick beer and we were all on our way. The van was just the six of us ( brothers,sister, and spouses) so we decided to not stop and go straight to the resort. We had been up since 12:30 am for our flight so we wanted to get there and relax! We were there in 1 1/2 hours, a little traffic during construction but not much. We checked in with no problem.I think it made a big difference arriving on a Wednesday. We went to our room but didn't quite like it so we got changed to Building 1, third floor. The two other couples were in Building 2, third floor. Since CSA has always been our home, we decided to check things out to see how CN compared. It is much smaller than CSA, but the grounds were very nice. I was REALLY disappointed to learn the slot machines were gone. We don't spend a lot of time there, but we liked to stop in for a quick fix before dinner. Since we were all exhausted we figured that was our reasons for being a little disappointed. We went to Lychee that night and really enjoyed it. We all went to bed very early that night. The next morning we all felt so much better and explored again and went to the beach. We played bocci for awhile, went in the ocean, relaxed till lunch etc. Our feelings toward CN gradually started to change that day. We tried every restaurant. All of them were great. We took the snorkel trip, shopping trip, diving, played games with the GREAT staff etc.
    Saturday night came and the great anticipated Anniversary Party was here. I cannot describe how great it was. I have never seen so much great food, drinks, desserts etc. The staff were great. The highlight of the night was meeting Randymon. He is really a gentleman, and so sweet!
    The Repeater's dinner was awesome. It was another great night. We met a few couples from the message board. Tammi and Jason, Fred and Becky, Suze and Joe, and our new friends Jamie and Gary(we had a great time hanging out with you!)
    CN exceeded our expectations. I really wanted to leave and say CSA will always be our favorite.I think you get more individualized attention from the staff here, since it is smaller. Konrad from food and beverage was fantastic. He called our room to make sure we were happy with our mini bar and to see if we needed anything. Whenever we saw him on the resort he spoke to us and remembered our names. It seems more of a close knit feeling at CN. So, as we were leaving we all decided that we would be back. Next time it will be for 10 days. We will try to do a split, 5 days at CN and 5 days at CSA. It was as usual a great vacation at Couples! We have visited three now. Maybe someday we will try CSS.
    Last edited by Redsoxnation; October 19th, 2010 at 10:51 PM.

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    Thanks for the report. Having not been yet, for some reason I was getting the impression (from reading and looking at photos) that CSA was probably the smallest resort and CN was the largest....sounds like I was way off base!

    Thanks again for the great read.... Dino

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    Hi Dino,
    Yes CSA is the larger of the two resorts. If you are going to CSA you will love it!

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    Fascinating review, and what makes this one stand out from most others is the fact that you came this >< close to declaring CN as your new favorite resort. It's been my observation that most folks who already have a particular favorite do not change their minds, even if they end up having a great time at a different resort. Their loyalties still lie with the original.

    You didn't come and and say it, but you came awfully close. And just the fact that on your next visit you will seek an even split really says a lot about CN's ability to impress folks, even those vets who already have another favorite resort.

    Great review, thanks for sharing.
    Ron

    Reading is fundamental. It's just that for some, it's more mental than fun.

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    Hey there! It was great to meet you guys...you don't happen to have Jaime and Gary's info?

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    Great review! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience.
    Kristen

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    The original COR was actually our first. I guess we should check out the new CTI. Once we found CSA we thought you couldn't get any better. Yes, CN won us over, I think I would still give CSA a slight edge. I think there are more food options there and I like the "casino". There are many great things at all the resorts, I guess it is just what your individual tastes are. Tami, I gave them my email but haven't heard from them yet. They said they will join the message board at some point. I will post to you if you want to get in touch with them. Hope to see you again at CN.

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    It was great meeting you guys. We had a blast. Have you looked into the March event?

    http://couplesjamaica.biz/mb/showthread.php?t=2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsoxnation View Post
    The original COR was actually our first. I guess we should check out the new CTI. Once we found CSA we thought you couldn't get any better. Yes, CN won us over, I think I would still give CSA a slight edge. I think there are more food options there and I like the "casino". There are many great things at all the resorts, I guess it is just what your individual tastes are. Tami, I gave them my email but haven't heard from them yet. They said they will join the message board at some point. I will post to you if you want to get in touch with them. Hope to see you again at CN.
    CSA has a casino? That'd be a fun option in the evening sometimes...do you know if they have any video poker machines?

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    SuznJoe it was fun meeting you also. We have looked into the get together in Plymouth. We probably will go, but we can't commit at this time due to all the babysitting of grandchildren. We are close enough to drive there for the day if we can't get a room at the last minute. Hope to see you there.
    Dino, I think I remember a few video poker machines. There is a video blackjack machine for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsoxnation View Post
    Our arival to MBJ from Boston was right on time. We got into Jamaica by 11 am. We got through customs with no problem, very short lines. We headed to the Couples Lounge for a quick beer and we were all on our way. The van was just the six of us ( brothers,sister, and spouses) so we decided to not stop and go straight to the resort. We had been up since 12:30 am for our flight so we wanted to get there and relax! We were there in 1 1/2 hours, a little traffic during construction but not much. We checked in with no problem.I think it made a big difference arriving on a Wednesday. We went to our room but didn't quite like it so we got changed to Building 1, third floor. The two other couples were in Building 2, third floor. Since CSA has always been our home, we decided to check things out to see how CN compared. It is much smaller than CSA, but the grounds were very nice. I was REALLY disappointed to learn the slot machines were gone. We don't spend a lot of time there, but we liked to stop in for a quick fix before dinner. Since we were all exhausted we figured that was our reasons for being a little disappointed. We went to Lychee that night and really enjoyed it. We all went to bed very early that night. The next morning we all felt so much better and explored again and went to the beach. We played bocci for awhile, went in the ocean, relaxed till lunch etc. Our feelings toward CN gradually started to change that day. We tried every restaurant. All of them were great. We took the snorkel trip, shopping trip, diving, played games with the GREAT staff etc.
    Saturday night came and the great anticipated Anniversary Party was here. I cannot describe how great it was. I have never seen so much great food, drinks, desserts etc. The staff were great. The highlight of the night was meeting Randymon. He is really a gentleman, and so sweet!
    The Repeater's dinner was awesome. It was another great night. We met a few couples from the message board. Tammi and Jason, Fred and Becky, Suze and Joe, and our new friends Jamie and Gary(we had a great time hanging out with you!)
    CN exceeded our expectations. I really wanted to leave and say CSA will always be our favorite.I think you get more individualized attention from the staff here, since it is smaller. Konrad from food and beverage was fantastic. He called our room to make sure we were happy with our mini bar and to see if we needed anything. Whenever we saw him on the resort he spoke to us and remembered our names. It seems more of a close knit feeling at CN. So, as we were leaving we all decided that we would be back. Next time it will be for 10 days. We will try to do a split, 5 days at CN and 5 days at CSA. It was as usual a great vacation at Couples! We have visited three now. Maybe someday we will try CSS.

    ....All these great reviews make me more ready to go.

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    Ok, Gary and I have now officially joined. We had such a great time at CN and are planning on going back next October. We would like to stay longer too, and I think it is possible. Once we returned home we were really missing the weather in Jamaica. It was 100 degrees our 1st day back in the desert.
    It was so great meeting all of you, and I hope we all make it back at the same time next year. Tami and Jason I hope you guys change your mind on not traveling anymore and come back too!

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    We have joined and are looking forward to hearing from all!!!

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    Great that you are onboard! The pics you sent us yesterday were very nice, thanks! We would love it if we could all go at the same time next year. I thought October was a great time to go. We will be in touch.

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