Arrival: April 4, 2009 We flew Cubana Airlines with Hola Sun as our tour operator. Other then losing one piece of our luggage…my grand daughters beach toys…everything else was fine. We arrived later in the evening so it was hard to get a good idea of what the resort looked like but in the morning we were very happy with the way everything looked.
Our room was older and smaller but very clean. We were on the 4th floor in the middle of the building so from our balcony we could see all of the pool and a bit of the ocean. It was a bit tight space wise as there was my husband, myself and our grand daughter…they had put 3 twin beds in the room. After a few days the guest relations lady asked if we would like a bigger room…some of the other guests were checking out so one was available. It was a much bigger room and we didnt feel so squished. The air conditioning worked great in both rooms, there was plenty of hot water…and a tub for the little one to play in after a day in the sand…darned stuff gets in everywhere! There are fridges in the room so our water was cold.
Restaurants and Bars:
Breakfast and dinner were served in the main buffet restaurant. Lunch was served by the beach…only a few days when it was too windy were we moved to the buffet. The food was really good. Most of the guests were Italian so it did have an Italian flare…the wine was really good. Every night there was a different meat at the carving station. Pasta was not mushy like some of the resorts so our grand daughter was in heaven! There was an a la carte but we never tried it. There is a bar in the lobby that makes the best espresso.
The beach is beautiful. There are quite a few huts but you still had to go to the beach right after breakfast to get a hut. There is other shade and lots of chairs…the hotel was full so some days it was a bit crowded. The water is more shallow with a sand bar a bit further out. Great for just bobbing. There is a beach bar just inside the fence so it is not too far to go for a cold drink. The pool is a meandering type pool with a shallow section for the little ones and a deeper section for dunking. It is very clean with a little water fall at the shallow end. There is a swim up bar also. The drinks at the pool bar are quite good. the bartenders were for the most part very good and very fast. The grounds are very small as this is a very small hotel…quaint! They always seemed to be fixing something, painting something or cleaning something.
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: There is a kids club that is very active but my grand daughter was a little intimidated as there was very little English spoken…only Italian. She had a great time at the kids shows at night. They have a show every night where the kids dance and sing. She just followed what everyone else was doing. We watched a few of the adult shows and they were fun too but they are too late for a little one to stay up…maybe next time we go without the little one we will get to see more.
Your really have to watch your towels, if they get stolen you will be charged $20 to replace it. We had one go missing but two ladies across from us saw the the young boy take it so I went to the head of security and after he talked to the ladies I was given another. This was the first time we didnt take our own…wont do that again! The staff at the hotel are wonderful. Any problems and they will try and solve them as fast as possible. Front desk people are very helpful too. This is a really nice, quiet resort. I would go back in a second. If you like wild times…dont go here.
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