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    As it has been more than several years since my wife and I have had the chance to take some time to ourselves without the kids I have booked the week of Aug 14-20 for the two of us to experience CN. At this time she has no idea where and what we are doing as I will not tell her and had not plan to until the day we board the plane. As its our 15yr anniversary next Thursday (July 7) I have decided than to let her know by handing her the message in a bottle gift I purchase through Couples website (http://couples.com/message-in-a-bottle) so I hope she will like

    With that said I am looking forward to our stay and I am sure she will do so as well but as this will be our first time at Couples as well the first time out of the states I ask of all of you for advice and what are some great things I can do to make her trip that much more special. I have been looking into the private dinner for us one night while we are there but with it being private I do wonder how private is it. I guess what I am trying to ask is how do they make it private with the remaining couples guest at the resort, do they have a secluded area just for this?

    Thanks so much for looking and assistance from you all.

    Tommy

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    They do the private dining on the beach. At that time of the evening the beach is mostly deserted, but you may have the occasional stray guest stroll by. It does look like a lovely setting for a romantic dinner. We have never done the private dining as I just can't justify that cost.

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    Hi NC Couple, You have a couple options for the private dinner. If you really don't want anyone around, you can choose the Treehouse. It is completely private as only you and your wife will be there. There is also the option of the gazebo in the gardens that is pretty private, but there is a walkway that goes past it a few yards away. Still it would be pretty private. The other option is on the beach. While this doesn't seem like it would be real private, I have done it and we were not disturbed at all by other couples. Seems like guest realize it is a special time and allow you your private space. I loved the dinner on the beach. Listening to the waves lapping at the shoreline. At the end out our dinner we let lanterns go. We have a really cool picture of that. What a special memory. Well worth the money.
    Juliann & Jeff
    Jamaica Soon Come

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    Hello NC Couple, We will be at CN that same week. This will be our 6th time to CN and we have never done the private dinner. We have seen the setup on the beach and it does look really nice. I am confident that when you get there your wife will realize what a special vacation you have booked for the two of you to spend time together and reconnect.

    Make sure to sign up for Romance Rewards to start logging your days for credits on future trips and also be able to do the pre-checkin. Also pretty quickly after you get there, make your reservation for the reservation restuarant because it really is a nice meal in a really nice atmosphere. You will need long pants and closed toe shoes for that meal.

    I hope you and your wife have the trip of your life.

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    I first want to thank you all for your comments and suggestions. At this time I am going to play it by ear as there have been some recent changes in our "her" life. We found out on our anniversary she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. With that that said I had to counter that with proceeding with surprising her with the message in the bottle gift to get her mind off things...either way as my intensions have had been thrown a curve ball it all worked out so now as the days count down she always have a smile knowing of what is near and not let the negative things bother her.

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    I am so sorry about your wife's health issues. That can really weigh on the two of you and make it very difficult to be excited about you upcoming trip. But if anything can get you mind off of things, a trip to CN should be it. Maybe we will get to meet y'all while there.

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    Positive vibes heading your way, NC Couple. That is great that you can focus on the positive. Please let us know how awesome your trip is.

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    I am sorry to hear about your wife's recent diagnosis, that is terrible news all around. Look forward to the good times you will share with each other in paradise - because that is what CN is all about. Relax, try not to sweat the small stuff and most importantly, do NOT stress over the trip, because all of your worries will disappear as soon as you get off the bus and walk into the lobby! You will enjoy it there and have a wonderful time regardless of what extras you end up doing while there. I am sure it will be a much needed and appreciated romantic getaway for you and your wife.
    Julie and David
    CN Oct 2012
    Oct 2016

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    Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. Once we tell the our kids goodbye and step out the front door everything will be left behind us until we return .

    As this is our first time in Jamaica @ couples resort would any of you have any advice for our trip? I had my travel agent to book round trip with Club Mobay today as I have seen and read nothing but great things in reference to them and to make our wait less stressful at the airport with customs and such.
    Tommy & Shelly
    CN Aug 2016

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    Don't try to plan too much in advance of your arrival other than maybe which nights you may want to eat at the reservation restaurant so that you can make your reservation. After you get there and settled, look at the activity schedule and then participate in what interests you.

    This will be our 6th time to CN and sand gravity usually grabs us and we will spend most of our days on the beach relaxing, reading or floating on those wonderful floats.

    I sincerely hope you and your wife have the time of your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msbeachbum22 View Post
    Don't try to plan too much in advance of your arrival other than maybe which nights you may want to eat at the reservation restaurant...
    It's amusing to us how every trip has a different vibe. Sometimes we are very social, other times we keep to ourselves. Sometimes we participate in lots of activities, other times we succumb to sand gravity. The only consistency is that every trip is excellent!

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    I would not suggest a private dinner on the beach. The bugs will eat you alive and it's not much fun sinking into your chairs in the sand while trying to eat dinner.

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    So sorry to hear about your wife.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradojuli View Post
    Hi NC Couple, You have a couple options for the private dinner. If you really don't want anyone around, you can choose the Treehouse. It is completely private as only you and your wife will be there. There is also the option of the gazebo in the gardens that is pretty private, but there is a walkway that goes past it a few yards away. Still it would be pretty private. The other option is on the beach. While this doesn't seem like it would be real private, I have done it and we were not disturbed at all by other couples. Seems like guest realize it is a special time and allow you your private space. I loved the dinner on the beach. Listening to the waves lapping at the shoreline. At the end out our dinner we let lanterns go. We have a really cool picture of that. What a special memory. Well worth the money.
    Coloradojuli, can you tell me if you brought the lanterns with you to release? I am getting married while we are there and thought this might be something cool to do after the ceremony. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela155 View Post
    So sorry to hear about your wife.



    Coloradojuli, can you tell me if you brought the lanterns with you to release? I am getting married while we are there and thought this might be something cool to do after the ceremony. Thanks in advance!
    Sorry for the long delay in response. We were at CN enjoying our time and I didn't look at the MB. We purchased our lanterns at CN, but they were a little pricey. I would suggest bringing your own. I think we paid $10/lantern.
    Juliann & Jeff
    Jamaica Soon Come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradojuli View Post
    Sorry for the long delay in response. We were at CN enjoying our time and I didn't look at the MB. We purchased our lanterns at CN, but they were a little pricey. I would suggest bringing your own. I think we paid $10/lantern.
    Thank you!

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    We have been to CN four times. We did the private beach dining on our last visit and we will do it again. It is a wonderful experience. Your private server picks you up at your room with champagne and escorts you to your table. Yes, it is pretty private. It is also romantic and beautiful and no the sand flies do not bite you as that was my fear. The server plays romantic music over a small portable cd player. Yes, a little cheesey but nice. The food is good and you pick your own menu, After each course is served, your server moves away from the table and leaves you alone. We never imagined that we enjoy this experience as much as we did and we never thought it would be worth it which is why it took us four trips to try it. Your wife will certainly be impressed and love it!

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    At CTI last year we brought our own lanterns.

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    NC Couple....I hope you are at CN now and enjoying each special moment there!!!!! You are making wonderful memories, I'm sure! Please let all of us know how your trip was when you return!
    Once you go...you know!
    God Bless!
    G.

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