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    Default Sapphire Island on Google Maps?

    I just happened to be checking out Google Maps and noticed they have updated the aerial views of CTI since the renovation. But they have TI labeled as Sapphire Island, which I had never seen before. Is there a story I don't know or is this just a typo?


    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...06845&t=h&z=18
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    That is the proper Geographical name of the island...
    Sapphire Island - Tower Isle, St. Mary

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    It might be that the term "Tower Island" is given to the island by the original commercial endeavor (which I believe was owned Abe Issa), to characterize the island by its landmark. Sapphire Island might be the island's real place name.

    This wouldn't be unusual. For example, at Negril, Pirate's Cave had been known locally as St. Joseph Caves.

    Anyone have a better idea?
    Chris

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    Amy, are you sure that's the updated view or did you possibly post the wrong link? From that aerial view I don't see the swim up pool, nor the new building surrounding the main pool. Or am I missing something here?
    Ron

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    I dont know why they have that wrong. All I can say is Sapphire Island here I come! WOO HOO! 33 days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron & Rosa 25 View Post
    Amy, are you sure that's the updated view or did you possibly post the wrong link? From that aerial view I don't see the swim up pool, nor the new building surrounding the main pool. Or am I missing something here?
    You're right Ron - that's not post-renovation. But the label on the island is new. And I learned something new! I had never heard it's real name before. Cool!
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    Not sure how "updated" this is. I just scrolled it over the CSA, and they still don't have any of the "new" section in the sattelite photos.

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    If you should feel the urge to google while on the island, you probably need to head back to your room.
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