We have already been to CSA and loved it. We want to try some other Couples resorts, but are concerned about the Ocho Rios side of Jamaica. We have heard it has rough waters and you can't do the water sports. Can anyone help me? Are the waters really that rough???
When we were at CTI in November, the water was only rough when the weather was uncooperative, about 1 1/2 days. Otherwise it was perfect, and people were snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, etc all day.
The chances of watersports being cancelled is far greater on the north coast than in Negril. The water and waves are generally more gentle in Negril than anywhere on the north coast. However even on the north coast watersports are not cancelled that often. I always tell people that if you want to be sure to get your watersports in on a given day you should plan to do them as early in the day as you can. When there is snorkeling or diving at 9am or 2pm... I always go with the earlier one unless I am in Negril. As the day goes on the wind and water often become more of an issue on the north coast. Morning is safer from cancellation, but even on the north coast it's not like a week in Cancun with a Red Flag out 24/7for a week.
We were at Tower Isle for a week in Sept. and are returning this Sept.(!) I snorkled off the Island every single day, and the water was never very rough at all. We did not see any storms that week either. The snorkling BTW, was awesome!