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can anyone tell me if they have recently been to cuba and experienced mint shortages? i was there last year and our hotel seemed to run out of mint every other day.
i realize it was due to the hurricanes that destroyed the crops and was just wondering if that was still the case.

Well don’t know if the mint crops are destroyed by hurricanes. If it’s anything like the mint we grow here… it’s practically indestructible
I was at one resort exactly a year ago and they had no mint for 10 days (sorry, hurricane!) yet at the same time, another restaurant nearby had plenty.The same resort had almost no fresh fruit. All we got was hard, green pineapple. We saw 3 bananas all week and asked a few times. Sorry, not available. Yet, on our bus ride to the airport, we drove by a public roadside fruit stand that had bananas piled high in mounds and plenty of fruit to sell to the locals. Everyone in the bus noticed.How can a resort serve platter after platter of meatless chicken backs & wings, yet never serve legs or breasts? Yet, pay a few hundred more to go from a 3 or 3 1/2 star to a full 4 star and there is plenty of everything.My opinion – not enough customers complain and the resorts think they can get away with it. Amazing that a few resorts that allow Cubans to stay at the resort, it’s the Cubans that complain the most about poor food! That’s what I’ve been told.

Since I’m on this topic already – what is it with some Cuban resorts that never, ever wash the table cloths??? I thought I was alone in noticing but now I’ve read 3 reviews with similar complaints. How much does it cost to wash a dirty tablecloth? I spilled something on a tablecloth and 5 days later, it was still in use on the same table. Disgusting.

Rant over.

Amazing that a few resorts that allow Cubans to stay at the resort, it’s the Cubans that complain the most about poor food! That’s what I’ve been told.
Cubans can stay at any resort they please, if they can afford it……just like you.

Food shortages may be simply a "supply & demand" equation. If things are in short supply, the higher rated resorts may have the budget to afford them, the "bargain basement" places, not so much…..

In the winter, many resorts in Varadero get supplies like fresh picked mint in the morning and only have sticks and twigs left by evening.

I’ve never been to a Cuban resort where they had mint every day I was there…. it seems to be hit and miss all year and always best earlier in the day like spunky mentioned above.

The only time we ever experienced a mint shortage was in Holguin at the Sol de Luna/Mares in the month of May.

When we were in Cayo Coco, they pool bar grew mint right there in a small garden. ;D

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