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    Construction on going in many areas of the main hotel and pool.

    Not recommended

    Reviewed by Blau on Aug 09, 2012

    Date of stay: August 2012

    Trip type: Family

    I would not go to Blau Costa Verde until all construction is finished. There is machinery on the path to the beach and lobby area and pool area. Very dangerous and noisy. There was 1 bar open with very ...

    I would not go to Blau Costa Verde until all construction is finished. There is machinery on the path to the beach and lobby area and pool area. Very dangerous and noisy. There was 1 bar open with very little to offer. The buffet was moved the the beach area. It is a total mess right now and really should not be open.

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    Swim with the dolphins

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Margie on Sep 06, 2011

    Date of stay: April 2011

    Trip type: Couple

    We took a side trip to Swim with the Dolphins. You go by boat to this secluded inlet/cove that is closed off and have dolphins, seals, etc. living in their natural environment. To swim with the dolphins was ...

    We took a side trip to Swim with the Dolphins. You go by boat to this secluded inlet/cove that is closed off and have dolphins, seals, etc. living in their natural environment. To swim with the dolphins was truly amazing and something I will always remember.

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    voyage holguin

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Richard on Aug 25, 2011

    Date of stay: October 2010

    Trip type: Couple

    Tres belle endroit pour de la plongé en ...

    Tres belle endroit pour de la plongé en hapné.

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    Awesome Family Vacation Spot

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah on Jul 22, 2011

    Date of stay: February 2010

    Trip type: Family

    Holguin was a very awesome place to go...We loved it and we would go back in a heart beat. It is very family friendly and the kids always had a little kids club that they could do at night. ...

    Holguin was a very awesome place to go...We loved it and we would go back in a heart beat. It is very family friendly and the kids always had a little kids club that they could do at night. They had a little market that you can go to by shuttle that was very cool also..Eating wise it was just the ala cartes, They were excellant expecially the italian one with the pizza it was awesome...definetly i would go back

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        First time to visiting Cuba, Blau made an amazing first impression

        Reviewed by Foodguy2000(Halifax, Canada) on Apr 17, 2015

        This was my families first visit to Cuba and thanks to Blau's amazing resort we will be returning. Weeks leading up to our trip all we heard was negative things about the food in Cuba, well those...

        This was my families first visit to Cuba and thanks to Blau's amazing resort we will be returning. Weeks leading up to our trip all we heard was negative things about the food in Cuba, well those people mustn't have been to Blau! The food was fantastic! Everything from their 4 "thematic" restaurants (Cuban, Spanish, French, and Italian) to their everyday buffet, I could always find something that was delicious. The only thing I didn't care for was their lobsters, but I'm from Nova Scotia so I'm a little spoiled when it comes to good lobster. :) Make sure you have their ice cream! Our only let down was that we booked the "plus" package which gave us access to a VIP bar and pool and a few other smaller deals. It our mind it wasn't worth it. The plus pool is quite bland and boring, and has no shade! We spent our time by the main pool, which was beautifully landscaped. We went into the VIP bar once but it was so hot that we had to leave. Fantastic time at Blau! Food, entertainment and facilities were great! I'll definitely be a return customer.

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            Can't wait to bring the kids!

            Reviewed by Amanda B(Caledon, Canada) on Apr 16, 2015

            I have to say, I was so worried about going to Cuba in general. You hear the horror stories about the food and such. My opinion. ...... I LOVED Blau. I loved the people, the food was good. I didn't...

            I have to say, I was so worried about going to Cuba in general. You hear the horror stories about the food and such. My opinion. ...... I LOVED Blau. I loved the people, the food was good. I didn't upgrade but didn't need to. I never even used my 2 reservations, just ate at the Buffet. I was full every meal with no complaints. The resort was awesome. There is always some kind of entertainment going on. Either by the pool, by the ocean or at night. I was on vacation with My sister in law, cousins and friends. The room was BLUE!!!!! But it was nice. We stayed in the main building. The rooms were always cleaned and the fridge stocked. The maid was awesome. Never made you feel obligated to leave anything however we did everyday. The beds were a little hard ok they were like sleeping at Fred Flintstones house. The grounds are clean. We did get a brochure from our airline about the place and there is a map posted near the front of the resort. Also there is so many signs you can't get lost. Make sure you bring your own big cup or bubba cause the drink cups are really small. It saves you from going back and forth 20 times for drinks. Try the pizza and cappuccinos, they were awesome. Stay away from the Cuban restaurant as my friend who ate there said it was not good at all. The great thing is you can do the money exchange in the hotel and don't have the hassle of doing it at the airport. Here's a tip if you don't know what to do for tipping. I brought stuff from the dollar store and gave to the maid everyday. You can also get gardening gloves for the gardeners that would be nice cause they get left out. Listen I know what your thinking why do I have to do that when its all inclusive....its just being kind and helping out wherever you can. Its up to you. Also when you are walking around the security guards don't get a break so make sure you hook them up with a drink of pop or water. It's the little things that count. All in all I loved it. I am for sure bringing my family here next year. My kids will love it :) Amanda

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            love this place

            Reviewed by dgg123(Halifax, Canada) on Apr 15, 2015

            We last visited several years ago. While they were still under construction for the new section of the Hotel. The Blau is by far our favourite Hotel in the Holguin section. The service is top...

            We last visited several years ago. While they were still under construction for the new section of the Hotel. The Blau is by far our favourite Hotel in the Holguin section. The service is top notch and very quick easy access to the beach and the pools are wonderful. Evening shows are not bad and always fun to watch and get involved with. We have been here at least 5 times and cannot wait to get back. Although with the new section open do not know if it will be the same as it was. Fun and Friendly. Beds are hard but use the wall art it has foamin it and makes the bed softer.

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            Great resort to relax

            Reviewed by Don F(Toronto, Canada) on Apr 15, 2015

            Been two years since my last visit and it's good to see they are currently updating the property as it is my favorite. Currently, planning my 29th visit to Cuba in November 2015 and this resort is...

            Been two years since my last visit and it's good to see they are currently updating the property as it is my favorite. Currently, planning my 29th visit to Cuba in November 2015 and this resort is at the top of list; due to the friendly efficient staff, good food and the scenery. More suited for older travelers, couples as there is not much for the younger generation unless your with a group of friends.

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            Nice resort, still updating, great food

            Reviewed by Sander1973(Mississauga, Canada) on Apr 13, 2015

            Visited April 01-08 2015, during Easter holidays. The resort was fully booked during Easter. +60% Canadians from Montreal and Toronto. This is dry season so local fruits are available, but not many...

            Visited April 01-08 2015, during Easter holidays. The resort was fully booked during Easter. +60% Canadians from Montreal and Toronto. This is dry season so local fruits are available, but not many mangoes. You are in Cuba don't ask for oranges or apples. There was a lot of pork products (ham, bacon), but the beef in the Caribbean is not the soft quality we get in North America. Expect to see local fruits and vegetables. Sorry no lettuce. The buffets all have a large amount of food selection and great quality. Hint: There is more than one buffet to chose from. There is one close to the VIP pool. Book your a la carte diners ASAP as they are booked up during high season; we had 4 diners, but only made it to 2. Please cancel unused reservations so someone else can enjoy them. Also ask your rep for all the features of the resort; they tell you about safety (Cuba is very safe) and tours off the resort (again very safe), but they do not tell you about the facilities at the hotel. Like exercise programs, sail boat rides. We paid for the Plus section which was well worth the room upgrade alone. We had a King bed in 48203. The bathroom was very large, the show stall only fits one person. One of our rooms in our group did not have a toilet seat; we were offered to move, but declined the offer. The alcohol in the plus section is premium Cuban alcohol, Spanish wine (great red/Vino tinto) and Johnny Walker scotch. Do not expect a lot of international brands. There are many knock off brands. For Rum I suggest "Caney". The VIP bar lacks atmosphere and is not signed, so you need to ask where it is. The VIP pool bar is well stocked all day long with 2 great bartenders. There is a coffee bar open at 7:30 am for espresso and cappuccino inside the snack restaurant, if you are missing your Timmy's. This was my first time snorkeling and I loved it. Others in my group found the snorkeling to be adequate. If you are a swimmer, the beach is good, but to enter the water you will need water shoes due to the rocks. Very little waves, and stays shallow for a good ways out. If you want better service, give a tip. We tipped our maid and breakfast waiter and found they were very accommodating, rooms were spotless, our table reserved every day for our group. You get what you pay for. If you don't want to tip, then don't expect extra service, just what you already paid for. The Customer Service Liaison tried to make everyone happy where she could. The AirTransit rep was also very helpful and knowledgeable. She did everything to get us the toilet seat and got the room change approved in 5 minutes. My complaints: Our first night there was a sewage smell due to a mechanical backup, but this was fixed in one day. The missing toilet seat, but they did offer to change rooms. Yes, I would go back for the under $900.00 price tag.

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