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Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

Richmond, Virginia
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Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

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Oakville, Canada
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1. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

Yes, it was discussed quite extensively on this forum recently.

Richmond, Virginia
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2. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

The link goes to an article that gives more detail on the final deal.

Illinois
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3. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

Thanks mandolinJeff. I was excited to read that Couples will be giving their usual inclusions, and that they are putting money into the resort before the " official" takeover.

Looks like I may be visiting Barbados in the future !

Canada
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4. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

Sorry but I certainly won,'t be visiting a Couples resort, especially when there are so many other charming self catering places to stay in Barbados.

We like to get out and explore and find small local places to eat and have a drink....but I guess, to each his own.

Milford...
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5. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

Thanks for posting the link!!

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6. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

MandolinJeff

Thanks for the posting the link. I hope this is a great success for Barbados.

Here's the link to the original thread started in December 2012: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147262-i230-k5962…

Regards

Richmond, Virginia
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7. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

BGI, I think it will be. There is quite a lot of excitement about Barbados in general among the Couples Resorts faithful. Couples Resorts has a very loyal and large following. They inspire more loyalty than any other resort chain I have experienced. I think a big challenge that will need to be overcome will be getting affordable AND convenient flights to your lovely island for some in the US. I've been looking into it from Richmond VA, and I have yet to identify an easy answer. I will say though, that if Couples starts out with some good introductory deals like they did for Couples Tower Isle after the renovation, the wife and I will be visiting Barbados.

Besides, I really want to see what the Oistens Fish Fry is all about. :)

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8. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

MandolinJeff

Sounds good. This could really drive a lot more "new visitors" to Barbados.

I met a couple from Richmond last summer and they seemingly visit the island every year. They fly US Airways on their Saturday service from RIC-CLT-BGI and they return the same way. You should look into that, but as I said, US Airways only flies to Barbados on Saturdays.

Regards

Cambridge, England...
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9. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

Having been to two different Couples (Sans Souci & Negril) and enjoyed the warm welcome and great food in both - and Barbados 12 times (13 coming up in 8 weeks time), the combination, hopefully, will prove beneficial for the island and its lovely people.

Just because its an AL doesn't mean you cant get out and see/experience the island as well!

Richmond, Virginia
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10. Re: Couples Barbados looks like it will be a reality!

BGI,

That could be the exact info I needed. Thanks!

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