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CSA Honeymoon in October-Insider Info Appreciated!

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CSA Honeymoon in October-Insider Info Appreciated!

After much deliberation, my fiancé and I decided to go to CSA from OCT3-10th for our honeymoon. I hope we made the right choice! Anywho, we were just looking for some insider info from those that have been, and perhaps some secrets or hidden gems! I can’t remember where I read it, but I seen something about a hidden Jacuzzi that no one used..? Also, some dos and don’ts would be appreciated. If anyone has taken a fishing charter could u refer the company you used, and explain how the trip went? Another thing we would like to do that I am not having any luck finding is a cave tour. I see you can swim a little in some caves on the cataramen cruise, but we would like to take a real tour, and explore some. Anyone have any info on this? And just any general info about the resort and activities that one could recommend would be greatly appreciated. We are just trying to get prepared before we get there. Thanks in advance! Oh, one more thing…how is the weather in October?

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Also, what seems to be the cheapest way to book all this? Cheap carribean seems to be the best that i can find. Any other suggestions?

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If you have the time, one way to find cheaper rates is to go the the Couples website and check out their list of travel agents. Then start phoning several "platinum agents." It doesn't matter what state they are in...they don't need to be local to you. I have saved a few hundred dollars this way off of the best internet rates I could find.

CSA is just wonderful. Besides the beach, my favorite thing about the resort is their extensive and often underutilized tennis program. If you have any interest in tennis, even if you are a beginner, they have wonderful clinics, included private lessons, and round robin tournaments. The on-site pros are terrific. Our favorite is Hopeton. I don't have any info on caves. The fishing charter company I have heard most about is Stanley's (see Negril "things to do" on the left side of your screen). Our first 2 trips there, we stayed on the resort--playing tennis, waterskiing, playing beach volleyball, and just chilling on the beach. We were so happy at the resort, that we didn't have any desire to go exploring until our 3rd trip there.

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When booking also check out couples-resorts-experts.com and allinclusive.com, both of these sites have great prices.

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We went in early October a couples years to celebrate CSA's Anniversary. Not sure when that falls this year, but if you are there for the Anniversary Party you will have a blast.

However both years we saw a lot of rain that week. Hopefully you guys will have better weather. It is however, hurricane season and you are in the tropics.

As for dos-Go to the Martini Bar above Palms Resturant. Go see Ultitmate Chocolate at the Piano bar. Leave the resort and walk the beach. Have a Couples massage and request Meldina. (She has given me the best massaages I have ever had!) Go snorkeling. Take the Catamaran Cruise, it is a blast. Relax and enjoy.

As for booking, we find the cheapest price for our hotel and our travel agent matches it every time.

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We will be there Oct.1st - 11th celebrating our 29th anniversary!! It will be our 1st time to Jamaica, we are also staying at CSA. I read on the Couples websight that the anniversary party is on October 7th, and that it is a great party. It sounds like it is very well done. Hope the weather is fantastic!!

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Be sure to check out their candlelight dinner for two in the beach. Very romantic :)

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I am getting married at CSA on Oct 28th and would love suggestions too! How is Ricks cafe? Blue Hole Mineral Springs? Is the Shipwreck beach party on Friday night a must? How is the Margaritaville trip? Thanks!! :)

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At the Sports complex there is a Jacuzzi in a private area ( just ask). Never saw anyone else in it besides us.

The beach bonfire is a must, the guitar player/vocalist is wonderful.

If you need a break from the heat, the billiards room has an air-condition, and is frequently empty.

If you enjoy morning smoothies, ask them to make your with honey, it makes them SOOO good.

Try a room without a TV, Beachfront suite or Atrium Suite, it really makes for a more special holiday.

Be sure to try both restaurants that require reservations, the food is wonderful.

Try a martini at the Martini bar. If you like coffee, a coffeetini is WONDERFUL. If you have a sweet tooth, try a chocolatetini.

At Feathers try the dessert pyramid. It gives you a small sample of each of the desserts of the day, YUM !

I really enjoyed the casino night.

If soup is on a menu, try it, they make great soups.

The steel drum band was wonderful.

Like mentioned, Ultimate Chocolate is very good. Had a great time.

You will LOVE CSA, have a great time.

In regards to Ricks, I personally do not like it. Crowded and overpriced, but interesting to try once.. Margaritaville is within walking distance from the resort. I would walk down there during the day to give it a look. to see if you like it. I personally enjoy visiting the local beach bars as I walk down the beach. The local beach bars put out signs on the beach about nighttime specials and entertainment.

Also, if interested in visiting Couples Negril during your trip, sign up for Romance Rewards before you travel. They will allow you to do an exchange for the day, but must sign up ahead of time. They only take a certain number of couples on Mon, Wed, and Friday.

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You guys are just great! Thanks so much for the info! Melissa, Oct 28th is a great day for a wedding, it’s my birthday . 25yearswisconsin, we will be there Oct 3-10, maybe we will run into you! I had no idea about the CSA anniversary party, that should be a blast! All this reading and looking at pictures is making the wait almost unbearable! Again, thanks for all the info everyone!!

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I am a former travel agent/////Been to many places free.......13 times Jamaica***Mostly Negril (after I got smart)**** You CSA Virgins will be staying at what I think is the best All Inclusive ever..........Beach&Spa&Health Club is amazing.........

Fred Stripe.....