1) Go to SSB the first day.
The best advice we received was to go as soon as you get there. If you wait until the last day, you will probably regret you didn’t have more days. I can’t emphasize this enough. Go all day! We started the morning there with coffee. We woke up and went to the pool. We ate lunch naked. It was kind of funny seeing Judy in the lunch line wedged between 2 bigger guys. I could tell she was a little nervous, but it was comical. We had drinks in the afternoon. We met a great young couple visiting from Tower Isle. They ended up being our best friends. We actually went to visit them at their hotel the last day and spent the whole day naked with them drinking, playing cards and getting to know each other. We currently stay in contact with them and are planning to meet up.
2) Get Naked in the Sauna
I think we both agree that this was one of the funnest things we did. It rained one morning and instead of going staying in our room, we went to the sauna. It was on the textile side located down some stairs a little out of the way. There was no changing room and the sign said “remove all your clothes”, so we did. It recommended that we spend 15 minutes or so in the sauna without any clothes. We brought a towel to sit on and would cover up, maybe, if anyone were to show up. After that we got out and read the sign again. It said that after the sauna cool off in the shower and repeat the whole process 3-4 times. Surely, it didn’t mean to put your bathing suit on for the cold shower then take it off again for the sauna. You’d spend more time doing that then you would enjoying the sauna. Another perplexing part of the situation was that the shower was up the stairs on the main walk way for the resort. Well, the sign said to do it, so we walked up the stairs naked with the towels wrapped around us. We took turns cooling off in the shower and using the towel to cover the shower opening. We repeated this for about an hour and we felt so great afterwards. It was also fun doing something different together naked. We talked about bringing friends back or making new friends there, but no one ever came to share the sauna. It was such a relaxing and fun experience. Don’t miss it with your partner.
Judy and I received the best massage ever. Here’s why:First, the atmosphere is amazing. You are in a 3 walled hut overlooking the ocean. Judy and I did a couples massage. Below, you can hear the water crashing against the rocks. Between the cracks in the wooden floor you can see the water coming in and going out. It was unbelievably peaceful. Secondly, the therapists were exceptional. They had stronger hands, which is something both Judy and I need being that we spend time race training. Many of the techniques used I had never experienced in the United States. We were absolutely worn out after our massage. Finally, they weren’t as strict on draping as they are in the United States. Don’t get me wrong, the therapists were very professional, but they didn’t let the sheets hold them back from making sure that you received the best massage ever. It was nice. Therapists can sometimes spend so much time covering up and draping that it gets annoying. Look, we know you can see our butt. Just rub it. For whatever reason, sheets always go down my butt crack during the draping and it’s so annoying that I focus on the sheet in my crack instead of the massage. Jamaica had the right mix of draping and addressing areas that needed work. Do not come here and not get a massage.
4) Play pool volleyball
Judy was in the mood one day to just chill naked on the beach and read. That is one of the best things about SSB. You can choose your experience. Me, I was antsy and wanted to do something active. I had been talking to a nice German lady and her friend about her special coffee cocktail that morning. There were new people at the pool that day and I was ready to socialize and do something active. When the group got together to start a pool volleyball game, I was in. Don’t worry, if you’re not an athlete or a volleyball player it’s no big deal. The rules are super loose. We had tons of redo’s. It’s not really all that competitive. We took plenty of drink breaks. Every time you served, you had to say your name and where you were from. It was more about the camaraderie and meeting new people. We ran out of time, but I met 2 great couples that day in the pool. The best thing about pool volleyball is not the game, but the people you meet.
5) Go to SSB every day – 1 Exception
We did visit the textile beach just to say we did it. It was a total snoozer and I wouldn’t even consider going back for the textile beach. The actual beach is ok, but no music, no socializing, no fun….sorry. We tried to rent Hobie Cat’s but there was no wind. EXCEPTION: The very first day at SSB we met a wonderful Canadian couple our age that we hit it off with. We had drinks, shared facebook information and we all had a lot in common. They were visiting from neighboring Couples Tower Isle. A side note, you can visit Couples Tower Isle on certain days for free. They have a great nude island (not clothing optional) in the middle of the ocean with a swimming pool, a tower you can climb to the top with a breathtaking view and a bar. There is not really a beach, but plenty of room to lounge around the small pool with a swim up bar. Because we shared facebook information, they invited us to come visit them on our last day. Initially, we weren’t sure about it, but the more we talked about it, the more we really did enjoy their company. It was our chance to visit another resort and get naked with some younger people our age. We had already spent several days at CSS, so we figured why not. It was such a good day. The CSS landscaping is way nicer than Tower Isle, but Tower Isle had its own charm. I wouldn’t choose it over CSS, but it had a more youthful vibe. We spent the day drinking, talking and playing cards and games with our new Canadian friends. This was one of the best things that came out of our Jamaica trip. We communicate with them about once a month and we are planning to reunite at some point within the next year.