Just returned from the Iberostar and my husband and i were completely happy. Hotel was wonderful, clean and friendly with everything and more offered! The rooms were large and clean, the food was ample and very good. Great selections and the ala cartes were amazing! Staff friendly and always around to help. Beach was unbelievable, plenty of chair and umbrella for needed shade with miles of beach to walk, weather perfect! The Pina Coloda’s are to die for!!! I have travelled to many places and this one is wonderful. For those of you reading bad reviews regarding food, staff, hard beds and drinks, those people need to stay home or visit their local Hilton, as the Iberostar Laguna Azul is amazing. When travelling food will be different, places will be different, so if you are willing to step out of your box and see the world and try new things, this is an amazing place, you will not be disappointed!! I would go back in a heartbeat. The Colonial tour to Havana was great and our tour guide was funny, charming and very informative.. Again i will be back!!
Arrived to sunny Varadero, Air Canada vacations were waiting to take us to our resort.. Check in was fast and easy and very friendly. Drinks were waiting for us with smiling staff. The main lobby is bright and friendly with chairs, flowers and music.
Very large clean room, King sized bed, fridge which was filled daily, beautiful patio to sit and look over the ocean. Large closet and storage area, 2 robes left to use. Bathroom even had a scale if you needed to wanted to step on it! Quiet location, cleaning staff friendly and always ready to help or add extra items if needed. Bathroom offered a large jetted tub, soap, shampoo and body wash offered in rooms. Bring extra soap if you are a big soap user like i am!
Restaurants and Bars: Buffets great, a ton of selection, from breakfast to lunch and dinner, beach buffet also had burgers, hot dogs, pizza and fries for those who didnt like to try new things. Staff friendly and always dancing, singing and smiling. The bars great and make a fabulous spanish coffee and an amazing pina coloda. Bring a to go cup if you prefer a little bigger cup. Bartenders funny and easy to get along with and love an extra tip now and then. The Japanese ala carte was amazing from the food to the entertainment, best i have ever been too. The steak house was good, but steak isnt a specality there so i will leave steak to Alberta, the Cuban restaurant was great also, with the Red Snapper being amazing!! My Husband had the Lobster and he loved every bite.
Again we were pleased with all the food, yes it is a little different but that is the experience of travelling.
Beach/Pools/Grounds: Awesome! Clean! Awesome!! What more can i say? Sand and beautiful blue ocean with a light wind. Pools clean with a bit more activities, grounds clean and still new. Trees are just starting to grow, but amazing clean!
The place is amazing and i would go back tomorrow if i could!
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: Activites, on beach were stretching, salsa lessons, water aerobics, volleyball, games. Around the pool activites were going non stop and bingo at the end of the day. All activities offered off the resort from your tour guide or vacation rep. We headed to Varadero one day on the double decker bus.. Fun and a learning experience with locals..
Trip to Havana booked with our Air Canada Vacation, awesome. Full day leaving at 8:00 in the morning and coming back at 7:00 at night. Old Havana, New Havana, a cigar factory, rum factory, and a stop at the market made the day complete. Well worth the cost of the tour.
Again, this resort was wonderful and everything we expected. We would go again and recommend this resort to all family and friends. I think if you complain about this resort its time to stay home in the comfort of your own home. From Mexico to Dominica, to Costa Rica all are so different and have so much to offer. Embrace the difference and have fun, this place is amazing!! Enjoy the sun and bring the sunscreen! 🙂