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    We are visiting Couples Negril in a couple of weeks. Is it safe to leave personal items like ereaders on the beach while we are in the water? Thank you.

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    We have never had any issues leaving personal items at our loungers while swimming or going out on the hobbykats.

    15 days. Soon come.

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    We've had no problems letting things on our seats.

    Irie! Enjoy!

    Duane & Mary

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    He have had no problems leaving items on the beach. We usually just cover everything up with a towel or put everything into a beach bag and zip it closed if we plan to head into the water or grab food/drinks.
    Dave & Rachel
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    Quote Originally Posted by kssr87 View Post
    We are visiting Couples Negril in a couple of weeks. Is it safe to leave personal items like ereaders on the beach while we are in the water? Thank you.
    I wouldn't do it in plain sight, but I have in the past restowed my phone in a beach bag without issue. Couples tries to monitor the beach with security, but it is public beach with some traffic. It could get stolen, so I wouldn't leave an expensive $1000 tablet on the beach. With $80-150 cell phone, sunglasses, and Bluetooth headphones I could rationalize those losses away if it happened, I never have had a problem though.

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    We have been to Couples Negril for almost 10 years and never have had a problem with people taking our stuff.. However, that being said, I would not leave anything important such as phone, E Reader or any electronic alone and go off. We always like to be on the cautious side. Do I leave things like, my beach bag, water bottle and a book, Yes. There are times when you need to go back to the room or go get something to eat and want to come back to your spot on the beach. So, I would be on the cautious side and take the E reader back to the room before heading out to the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kssr87 View Post
    We are visiting Couples Negril in a couple of weeks. Is it safe to leave personal items like ereaders on the beach while we are in the water? Thank you.
    This is a really good question. Part of me says I wouldn't leave anything expensive on a beach while I was away from my chair anywhere in the world. But I have done it at Couples and I've never lost anything. Here's my approach... I have a bag where I keep a couple of dollars to pay beach musicians. I have also left a Kindle there, but I'm talking about a cheap Kindle (like $70) not a high end one. I might consider leaving my phone in the bag but only because it is an old phone and it wouldn't be the end of the world if I lost it. Anything more expensive and I wouldn't do it. Not because I think Couples is unsafe... it's probably one of the safest beaches in Jamaica to do this, but because I wouldn't do it anywhere. Having said that and have read about a few thefts at Couples, I've never lost anything to theft either on the beach or in the room. Bottom line: use your common sense!

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    Oh. I have left my wife on the beach alone a few times. Surprisingly, she was always there when I returned.

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    I think you're fine leaving it while you're in the water - you can see your stuff pretty well from the water

    That being said - I would at least cover it up or toss it in a bag to limit the temptation/easy grab

    I also wouldn't leave it there if you're not going to be on the beach - we have a pool bag mostly just for this and it goes with us.

    To be clear though - in 20 years of going to jamaica we've never had anything stolen from us... and we have left things out many times - both in our room and on the beach.

    For my wife though - it's not about the value of the reader - she would be lost without her books on vacation!

    ...I should add that negril has a lot more people that walk by from other resorts etc... that's the reason to be a bit cautious.

    We leave everything out when at tower island and css with zero issues
    Last edited by MichaelAndKristin; October 15th, 2018 at 08:10 PM.

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    I've left my Kindle at the beach and pool many times. I do put it in my beach bag if my DH isn't around. Never had an issue. I would not leave my iPad. But would not in the U.S. or anywhere else -- it's why I have a Kindle. I've occasionally (rarely) brought my cell phone to the beach/pool. That I do not leave unattended, and would not anywhere.

    My view on my Kindle (at Couples, on cruises, etc.) -- I would hate to have it stolen, but the financial cost is minimal if it happens. Bottom line . . . you should not leave anything unattended anywhere that you can't afford to lose.

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    We don't leave anything of value in plain sight but in our beach bag and still keep an eye on stuff while in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach-bum View Post
    Oh. I have left my wife on the beach alone a few times. Surprisingly, she was always there when I returned.
    That's a hot commodity!

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