I can’t even explain how great CN is. We’ve been before, and are going back early next year and i can’t freakin’ wait.
It is a small resort compared to most, but it’s big enough. Alot of people i think are shocked by the decor, because they think it is old, but it has been renovated 2 years ago and it is supposed to look the way it does. I just thought i’d mention that first.
The staff is absolutely amazing. They all knew our names by the second night. They always went above and beyond customer service.
The food was AH-mazing…. soooooo good! All of it!
all the inclusive activites(which is a TON) made us not want to leave the resort. I think we left the resort once to do an excursion, and the rest of the time we didn’t need to.
We spent alot of time in the pool because it was an awesome pool, and we really loved the swim up bar staff.
They have red flag service – which means every morning they hand out little red flags at the pool and beach….. and when you want a drink you just put up the flag, and they come take your order and bring your drink…. and they are fast. LOVED IT.
We never ever had a problem finding a chair by the pool or on the beach.
Our maid service/room service was great…. cleaned daily, stocked the fridge daily.
The nightly entertainment was really good. no complaints there.
The beach was awesome… the water was clear, and smooth… you can lay on your floaties in the ocean all day…. Just remember to tuck a couple beer cans in the head of the floatie, they fit perfectly in the hole, hahah.
we really didn’t get bothered by hardly anyone offering us weed.
The beach vendors are a riot…. keep an eye out for the cigar/cigarette guy… (he yells out “Cigars, Cigars, Cigars… Ciiiigareetttesss, it’s getting hot, hot , hot”) He’s a riot.
There are a ton of hammocks all around the resort…. some on the beach, and some tucked away in the gardens…. it’s so nice.
believe when people say tipping is not allowed…. the staff will get fired if they are caught accepting tips.. the tips are included in your price.
There is a little local hot spot just a 5 minute walk up the beach called “Office of Nature”… if you go the locals will feed you fresh caught lobster and smoke you up to.
I felt really safe at the resort…. there are security everywhere all the time, all night(make sure you chat to Big Ron, he’s hilarious).
Make sure you book a photographer to take you out at some point just before sunset, and they will take you around the resort and snap about 100 pictures, free of charge, then in a couple days you can go up to the lobby and choose which pictures you’d like to buy from that, they put it on a CD for you. The photographers don’t work FOR the hotel… so we tipped him for that hour he took us around.
You will love this place….. guaranteed.