Hello, we are considering a trip to CSW in the spring of 2011. We are also considering the IB Grand in Mexico and the IB Grand in Punta Cana. We are veteran Mexico travelers but we have only been to Jamaica once - 2006 to the Riu Ocho Rios when Cancun/MR wast out of service due to hurricane Wilma. We were not too impressed with the property but we understand that the quality of a Riu is not indicative of the quality of Jamaican resorts in general. We don't go to Rius in Mexico either. We would really like to give Jamaica another chance.
Anyway, I was considering a beachfront Veranda Suite at CSW and I have several questions.
*I have not been able to find a lot of pictures of the bathrooms. What does the shower look like?
*Do all of these rooms have direct ocean views?
*Do the shutters block out the light well?
*Is there drink and food service on the beach or at the pool?
*What is the dress code for men at night?
*Do they have a selection of wine available through out the property or is it limited to 1 white and 1 red. My wife drinks wine all day while in the sun and most resorts in Mexico have a limited, terrible wine selection. This is the main reason we are looking at the IB grand properties (10-20 wines available with the ai). We drink cheap wine at home - 3 Buck Chuck type stuff would be fine but the stuff they serve in Mexico is just awful.
*What is the beer selection? Is it just Red Stripe and Miller light?
Anything else we should know? Can anyone compare CSW to the Royal in PDC, Royal in Cancun, ERC or the Royal Hideaway in Playacar? Of course, we already know the beach is phenomenal at CSW.
We really just like to get up late, sit around the pool/beach all day, hand at the swim up bar and eat/drink. We take a nap in the afternoon and sit around and eat/drink until we go to bed. Activities are not an issue for us. Booze, food and comfort are the main priorities. We also want shade and we don't want to fight for chairs.