We have been to Couples Swept Away twice. We love it there. We can truly relax. We have considered non all inclusive, but aren't sure if Negril is the place for us to try it.
Here is what we like:
1. A room on the nicer end with a Caribbean feel. Need a comfortable, quiet, clean room. Don't want a room that looks like grandma's house (we love grandma, but you know what I mean).
2 Security - We enjoy talking to the vendors, but when we want to relax we would like security there to be sure they aren't coming up to chairs every few minutes. Hubby and I are trying to escape our jobs and kids so don't want any hassles.
3. Close to a lot of beach bars and casual restaurants.
4. Plenty of beach space with decent loungers and umbrellas or shade.
5. Well managed property (stuff gets fixed etc)
Considering non all inclusive because by about 4 days or so we are kinda done with our food choices. When we went to Rockhouse (some of the best food of the week) we realized we might someday enjoy non all inclusive. Not huge eaters, but like local food. Some nights we just want to split a meal or eat something cheap on the beach, watch the sunset and go back to our room. When I am at all inclusive I feel like I almost over eat thinking I might miss something I already paid for! Also tired of the towel games. Want to wake up and go to the beach and know we won't have to fight for chairs and shade. I love the way Idle Awhile looks, but had a hard time sleeping in the atrium room at CSA so wondering if the lack of glass would be an issue. I think if I knew I could sleep there I would try it.
Don't get me wrong. We will go back to CSA FOR SURE. We love it. We are also looking at other islands like St Maartin and Anguilla (pricey!) Currently booked to go to St. Maartin, but can change this easily as we used air miles that have a lot of flexibility.
Anyone out there go to CSA and love it then find another place on the beach?
This forum is so great. Thanks for any advice!