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Wisdom from experience or death wish?
#100723 12/29/2010 08:35 PM
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We're making our 11th trip to Hedo this spring.

Historically we've stayed for 6 or 7 nights. After 6-7 nights of non-stop party, drinking excessively, fornicating and staying out til all hours of the night, it starts to wear on a couple. Our voices gone, eyes sunken and blood shot, and pussy and pecker sore and shot to hell. To put it bluntly, we're a mess!!! That and seeing the sun come up in the hot tub really fucks with your head.

We really push ourselves when were there since our time there is short. We're afraid to miss something or waste our time there.

For those who haven't been there, if you sleep, you will miss something!

So this year, we are extending our trip to 10 nights. Our intent is take 2 or 3 evenings "off", crash before 3:00am and catch up on some rest to make the most of the other 7 nights.

From the other Hedo vets, Is this a good idea? Or are we pipe dreaming that we'll actually take a night off? Do we secretly have a death wish?

DIF stricken,

Chuck n Virg




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Hedonists #100725 12/29/2010 08:42 PM
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Death wish. But you'll die with a smile on your face. Rock on.

Everyone has an individual pace that works. My pace is every other night to stay up to at least midnight. I'm a wus. And I don't make it to the beach till the crack of noon. I love the beds at Hedo.


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For some reason, I can't imagine you two taking a night "off"...lol

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We are with Chris...making midnight a every other night is a goal. Of course we are divers so we are normally up sober at 8am. I guess our goal is to stay up all night and see the sun rise from the hot tub?? After the afternoon fun cant imagine an all nighter

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br549 #100729 12/29/2010 09:35 PM
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Our last trip, we made it back to our room once by 2:45 and we're asleep about 4:00am.

That was our early night (had to scuba dive in the morn).

We prefer cremation... Chris, would you like to be one of our last smiles?


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Hedonists #100730 12/29/2010 09:42 PM
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shallow dive or deep. We normally try to get in on both. showing up drunk for the 9am deep dive would suck although i have seen it happen. course you didnt say what time you quit drinking

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br549 #100731 12/29/2010 09:46 PM
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For reference sake, muff dive at 9:30am. Bfast at 10:00am. Shallow water dive at 11:00am.


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Damn your hard core

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br549 #100736 12/29/2010 10:05 PM
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That's our problem BR549!

The hardest part is making bfast before they break it down around 10:00.

We don't drink the entire time. We usually quit drinking right after we fall asleep on the plane going home.


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I'M NOT WORTHY! But I'm derned impressed!


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chris santilli #100738 12/30/2010 06:09 AM
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Hmmm, just don't be showing the "wind surfer" to the lion fish - they might get the wrong idea... shocked



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Me thinks you will just be more hoarse, more tired, and your junk will be just about wore off!! After 10 trips I have finally come to the realization that you can not see and do everything...you are going to miss something. But make sure your waking hours are spent well! We try...and I say try to have a 2 off days during the week where we just chill in a hammock or go off property for some site-seeing. Afternoon naps have become mandatory and we have not watched the sun come up from the hottub in years. We are doing 9 nights this year with the last one being in MoBay...that is about our threshhold.


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We usually do 8 nights and find it about right. Since we will be there in May with the Zoo Krew and it's our 30th anniversary we have pretty much given up on the idea of sleeping smile. Personally I go with the saying that I can sleep when I'm dead!

I haven't seen the sun come up from the jacuzzi but have been startled awake to find it beaming down on me. Oh Hedo, how I love thee!!!

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After almost 30 trips we've found that staggering our late nights works best for us....though we are definitely getting old (me at least!!)...they take a toll for sure. I like the late night thing 2 or 3 times during the week, then the rest of the time early nights and getting some R&R. Though if we have more vacations during the year, then I don't usually need as much R&R. Anyway...it is fun no matter how you do it!! But yes, I have found that the older and more trips I make, the more I want to go to bed b4 the sun rises. I just love the jetty at 7am and hate to miss it!!


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We did most of our trips doing the 14 plus 3 deal for a total of 17 nights. Around the 12th night I hit the wall ended up spending the whole day in the room sleeping. Then everything was back to normal. The trip we just did was 10 nights. That seems about right for me. My problem is I have a hard time doing nothing all day. I like to be doing things around the house. So for me thats the hard part. We kidded about me doing something like the people who do the gym classes where you teach and get free room. But in my case it would be work for 4 hours doing maintanence around the resort then having the rest of the day off for a free stay.

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We've found that a week is too short, especially since it's a full day getting there and getting back from CA. We did 12 days in August and it was a little bit much. 10 seems to be the right number for us. We can do 10 with one night crashing early, but on the 12 day trip we crashed twice, once at 9:00pm, right after dinner. Also with a 12 day+ trip you experience three complete turnovers and after a while making all new friends starts to become a chore. It's true though that anything longer than a week requires some pacing. I tell people it's the only vacation you'll ever take where survival becomes an issue.


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An hour power nap in the late afternoon or early evening helps us when we want to stay out late. We stayed two weeks the last trip (our longest ever) and enjoyed it. We had to pace ourselves though. Hedo operates on a weekly cycle for entertainment and activities, so it does seem a little like Ground Hog Day the second week, but the crowd was so different from one week to the next that the party was still fresh and spontaneous.

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jehelena75 #100772 12/30/2010 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jehelena75
For some reason, I can't imagine you two taking a night "off"...lol


Somebody must have hijacked their dennyp account...LOL


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TamNRudy #100775 12/30/2010 07:32 PM
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Hmmm... well, it could go either way! I've finally found a pace that works for me, but the hubby can't do it. I wake up early (between 7a-8a), exercise, shower, have breakfast, then take a short nap for about 30-45 min before hitting the beach at about noon. I party at the nude pool/beach till about 5, then have a late lunch and go back to the room for another nap. I'm rested and ready to go by 7pm, when I usually have to find my hubby, who is probably drunk and trying to find his way to the room, or still talking at the beach. I stay out till about 2-3 every night, then do it again.
The problem is the hubby- when he staggers back to the room with my assistance at 7 or 7:30, he passes out! I'm left trying to rouse him for dinner/showtime at 8-9. We usually miss most of dinner, and it takes awhile for him to catch a 2nd wind.
We also now make sure we take ONE night to go to bed early (maybe 10-11) so we're not completely burned out.


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I usually keep vampire hours while I'm there, but I miss out on all the daytime fun! Next April I'm aiming for noon wakeups.


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sungoddess #100789 12/31/2010 08:51 AM
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I've always tried to crawl out of bed (well rested or not) by 9 am. Don't want to miss the breakfast bacon, or the ackee and saltfish, the egg station, or fresh juices... laugh
I find a Caribbean breakfast to be the best meal of the day: Is wanting to stuff yourself silly count as a "death wish"? I can put on a pound a day so easy there.



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We're not sure that stuffing yourself is a death wish.

However, I'm pretty sure that our livers are now bullet proof!

Speaking of death wishes, I saw the mother-in-law naked once, I no longer fear death!


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Hedonists #100879 01/02/2011 02:13 PM
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Our livers have been bad. They must be punished.


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chris santilli #100900 01/02/2011 07:41 PM
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Aside from my first trip (when I got a little sick), I have always averaged a weight gain of about a pound a day- even when I don't think I'm stuffing myself!! But yeah, I can't miss the bacon, french toast, omlettes, and of course I can't miss the fries, the jerk chicken....okay, I guess I am stuffing myself.


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monieb #100904 01/02/2011 08:07 PM
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Much calories are consumed via the drinks there! Think of how rich the dirty bananas are, the hummingbirds, etc. Good grief just one is like eating a double dessert, and I blush to think of how many I take in in a day!

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chris santilli #100910 01/02/2011 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by chris santilli
Our livers have been bad. They must be punished.


That is funny Chris; you will have to put it in your next book:)

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Calliope #100915 01/02/2011 11:25 PM
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Like the rest of most of my lines..."stolen" from fellow guests, with permission, of course! I'm just the collector of our drivel with little to no original thought.


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chris santilli #100923 01/03/2011 06:23 AM
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Long Hedo trips require a certain amount of common sense. Our record is 23 days, but will admit it was originally 22 and we lost track of the date. Anyway, that was years ago.

We have gone regularly for 10 days in April and 14 to 18 in November since 88. We will be cutting back to 10 days for November in 2011. Maybe it's age, maybe not, but we kind of hit the wall on day 12 last November and decided it was time to cut back. This too may change.


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I am glad to see that I am not the only one who runs out of steam part way thru my stay and have to get a second wind. However, since I dont drink and dont smoke I guess I must be getting old and no longer have the strength to make it all the way thru the trip. Not drinking has one draw back. When the drinkers wake up in the morning they know as the day goes along they are going to feel better. With me not drinking when I wake up in the morning thats the best I am going to feel all day. The advantage of not drinking is that I can remind every one what they did the night before and even write about in great detail in the news letters I use to send out.

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We usually arrive on a Friday, by the following Thursday I start to lose interest in food and drink.


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Thankfully my wife and I keep the same schedule. Up at 9:00am for breakfast. Beach or Pool until noon. Back to room for a nap 2-3 hours back to the beach. The 4:30 jerk chicken was my lunch (back when that was when it was first available) Back to the room at 6-7 to get ready for dinner. Dinner at 8-9 then party until about 4-5 AM. We don't wear watches and don't plan this or even talk about it...We just fall into this routine every time we go 5 trips and counting


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We usually go for a minimum of 14 days; I don’t think we have been for just for 7 days in years. We used to use the 3 free (the old days) and head back down in March for 10 days. We have done 3 weeks a couple of times in January and that was good too of course although you do have to pace yourself a bit.

When SC changed the 3 free program we changed our travel significantly. It never used to matter that you "combined" those free days with other promotions. We have used the voucher in combination with other free vouchers such as rain day and once we were given a voucher for three free if we gave up our room and moved to the prude side for the last couple of days of our stay (this has during the Lifestyles in January heydays). It is too bad really as it was a "real" loyalty program that worked great and we always “bought” at least 7 days to go with the vouchers.

You will definitely enjoy the longer stay!


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