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deputydog1157
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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Robf]
      #1750014 - 10/23/17 02:21 PM (199.47.254.33)

Hope that you be able to post a report of the trip, will be going in April for 1st time

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Cathyg
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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Robf]
      #1750278 - 10/25/17 06:22 PM (97.73.80.200)

it is not SXM....just enjoy it on its own merit. If you try to compare the two...or make expectations of similarity...you might be disappointed.

It is a very beautiful historic resort. It has simple breathtaking views.


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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Cathyg]
      #1750279 - 10/25/17 06:24 PM (97.73.80.200)

DD..April will be our 4th time to CSS but our first time in APril. We actually have some SXM friends joining us there...which should be fun.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Cathyg]
      #1750312 - 10/26/17 09:41 AM (199.47.254.33)

Thanx for the vote of confidence. This trip is our first there. We are planning this around my birthday on the 21st and the cancelled trip to SXM that was to be our 39th anniversary. Also 1st time AN but at 60+ it's time to step outside the comfort zone. Really looking forward to it and any trip reports like your initial post that started this thread.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1750360 - 10/26/17 05:07 PM (97.73.80.209)

There is certainly SSB with the nude pool beach and hot tub...but there are several other beautiful pools and a beach to indulge in that are not nude.

This resort is amazingly beautiful set in the hillsides...and so many beautiful little nooks and crannies.

If you have seen the james bond movies live and let die and Dr. No ...they were both filmed at this resort. The lobby looks exactly the same!

It is truly a tropical paradise and the views are breathtaking. We walk around taking pictures....it is that beautiful.

I don't know what building you have booked...but A and B are closest to the beach and also closest to the lake and closest to the main restaurants and closets to SSB.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: Cathyg]
      #1750412 - 10/27/17 08:43 AM (199.47.254.33)

You should be a travel writer with your descriptions. I have no idea what building they have me in. Do you know if there's a way to find out prior to arrival or is it just something we will find out when we get there? We have reserved a one bedroom ocean suite for Apr 20-Apr 27. Hope the weather plays nice but if not, oh well. We will be away from the rat rave here.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1750448 - 10/27/17 12:35 PM (97.73.80.209)

We are in a one bedroom beachfront suite...which is building A or B. If you booked a one bedroom ocean suite then you will be in buildings D E F or G. These buildings are higher up the hillside...so the views are spectacular. But you will be further away from SSB if that's where you plan to land. However you will be closer to the lobby and the gym and the spa and the balloon bar and the martini bar! So you will have more steps to climb but that just means you get to eat and drink more!

We can never predict the weather of course...and Jamaica is a big island...it rains somewhere everyday...but it doesn't mean it will rain where you are.

And you are right...even if it rains...a rainy day on vacation is better than being at home.


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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1750478 - 10/27/17 07:45 PM (69.247.140.56)

We like building E. There are some steps but we usually end up at the Casanova, Balloon Bar and the entertainment at night. So the walk home is close. The views from F and E can't be beat I think those are your category. Go on the website and join the rewards. You can request a building and stock your in room bar and beverages.

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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: TravelHat]
      #1750483 - 10/27/17 08:53 PM (97.73.80.209)

you can only go to Casanova so many times...it requires reservations and you are only allowed to make one reservation on line. but yes...this building is closer to Casanova...the French restaurant.

There is a piano player at the balloon bar...we have been once...but if that is your cup of tea you will certainly be close by.

this is all about what is important to you....the resort is beautiful...no matter where you stay.

If you want to be close to SSB and palazzini or bella vista and the main beach and the gala and the beach party...building A and B are the closest.

If you want to be close to the lobby and Casanova and the gym and the martini bar....stay further up the hillside.

There is no wrong answer....it is a personal preference.

You should definitely fill out your rewards on line...but you don't always get what you ask for....


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Re: Couples San Souci Ocho Rios November 10-17 2016 [Re: TravelHat]
      #1751433 - 11/09/17 01:34 PM (70.16.201.69)

Thank you for the informative report. For the first time in 28 years we will not be going to Club O in March. It looks like we will try Couples San Souci.

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