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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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        Well Travelled

        Reviewed by Maureen P(Birmingham, United Kingdom) on Nov 26, 2014

        We have just returned from a two week holiday, at this hotel our first visit to Cuba. This is one of the best all inclusive holidays we have ever had. By the second day we were already planning a...

        We have just returned from a two week holiday, at this hotel our first visit to Cuba. This is one of the best all inclusive holidays we have ever had. By the second day we were already planning a return visit. The hotel reception on arrival was quick and easy, we asked for a ground floor room as my husband has mobility issues, and we were given a third floor room. No problems though lift available and it was close to all amenities. We overlooked the swimming pool, and also had a sea view. Room in the old part of the hotel, however it was spacious, clean and our daily maid was great (Mila) each day we had a different design on the bed. Towels replenished readily. A/C excellent. The buffet served exceptional dishes of all varieties, fresh fish cooked to order, casseroles, Cuban food, pasta's, salads you name it was there. Besides the main restaurant there was the Italian and Cuban restaurants. Pool always warm and clean, with pool activities daily. Sea and beach area clean and games daily if you wish to participate. Animation team very very good with excellent production's, especially the water ballet, light show and male singing group. Keep up the good work. You do not need to leave this hotel but if you do the Cuban Life tour and Cataramaran trips are to be recommended. We did notice some prostitution set ups with older men, which could have been more discreet and really should be discouraged as it is a family hotel venue. It was very busy with locals at weekends.

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        Best food I had in Cuba but dated main hotel and small beach

        Reviewed by merach39(Halifax, Canada) on Nov 25, 2014

        I was happy at this resort as the food was far better than I had before in Cuba, but the beach was lacking as was the atmosphere in the main lobby. Old and needs to be modernised. Small run down...

        I was happy at this resort as the food was far better than I had before in Cuba, but the beach was lacking as was the atmosphere in the main lobby. Old and needs to be modernised. Small run down bathrooms goudish colors. Late review - stayed Jan 2013. Quick check in and they are excellent in getting back to your email requests. I never had a resort in Cuba be this professional. I would not recommend unless staying in the plus section as the buffet was always packed and overrun with locals in the weekend who but in line and smoke like chimneys on the beach. Plus room is very nice and modern and extra restaurants were nice. Tuesday Gala was as good as buffets in 5 star in Mexico. Lunches and breakfasts were ok. The beach is too small for the amount of guests maybe they should extend it eastward in back of the plus section. We stayed in the low season and found this problem. Had Russian speaking local with a young local girl, take my chair when out snorkelling and got mad when I asked him why he was there. Management tried hard and was visable, but it is too big for the beach and they need another buffets to handle guests. Recommeded to friends who went in April stayed plus and it was worse. Food and service bad and almost full. I wanted to love it but just too big for the beach. Excellent snorkeling. I would go back if a good sale, but not full price.

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        First vacation...was amazing!

        Reviewed by pittielove87(Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada) on Nov 24, 2014

        This was our first vacation and we weren't sure if we would enjoy it...but we did! We got there early Sunday morning and went to bed. When we got up we found the breakfast buffet. The food was...

        This was our first vacation and we weren't sure if we would enjoy it...but we did! We got there early Sunday morning and went to bed. When we got up we found the breakfast buffet. The food was wonderful. Something for everyone. We ate at the snack bar for dinner. Then had a buffet for supper. We soon realized that dinner wasn't such a good idea. Too much food! We did 2 excursions (4X4 & train) Drinks were amazing. Met a lovely couple from England. The nightly entertainment is wonderful (loved the aqua ballet) Our room was on the ground floor and one night we found that a lizard came in. It was tiny and it wasn't a big deal. We seemed to be up earlier than most, which gave us a good chance to grab a hammock! It's a beautiful resort that is quiet and peaceful. They are in the process of doing some upgrades. The staff is wonderful. The food is amazing (Try the beef at the Cuban a la carte) The rooms are clean. (Mattresses are a little hard, though) Only regret is that we had to leave just after we learned where the pizza was! (and they've got a great little market set up, so you don't even have to go to town to buy gifts!)

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        Nice hotel with no soul.

        Reviewed by jojo2005(Sherbrooke, Canada) on Nov 24, 2014

        We just came back from the Blau Costa Verde. We were in the "Plus" section, block 36. We checked in late on November 15th for a week. The room is nice and well appointed. Next morning we went to the...

        We just came back from the Blau Costa Verde. We were in the "Plus" section, block 36. We checked in late on November 15th for a week. The room is nice and well appointed. Next morning we went to the buffet for our breakfast. Total disaster, staff is running around every where, we were seating inside. It seemed they didn't have any specific sections to attend. Total lack of organisation. The food is almost always cold or not quit warm, never hot. The bacon is always undercook, almost raw. The next morning it seemed to be better. We sat outside on the "non-smoking" section. The sevice was better,but same thing apply for the coldnest of the food. We had lunch at the "beach restaurant" and the burger was just disgusting. The meat was a mix of beef and cereal, awfull, not fit for human consumption. The club sandwich is good, however the bacon is again undercook, so we fed the cat with it! During lunch hour, the italian restaurant is open for pizza. This was a good choice. We had 4 meals at the "a la carte" restaurants. The Italian, French, Gourmet and Spanish. The side dish at each and every one of them is the same: canned vegetables with powdered mashed potatoes made with water. All were tasteless. At night, the buffet is ok. The best night is the Wednesday, their Gala night. I believe on this day all the "a la carte" are closed. By the way. they should do something about the ligthing in those restaurants. It's way to bright. The hotel grounds are nice and quit big. Their beach is the worst one in Playa Pesquero, full of rocks. The "Plus" pool is large and underused. The animation team was there only on our last day. The bars are ok, the best one is the VIP one, however there is no outdoor area. On the beach we were accosted three times by female and male prostitutes, all of them had the Blau Costa Verde bracelet. All around the property you could see them hanging around with older men. The girls were all under 18, some as young as 13 or 14 years old. This was pretty disturbing. And again the girls/boys were all wearing the bracelet! The watershow on Sunday is very good. On other nights it is very average. Pros: nice hotel, nice rooms, nice amenities in the room. Cons: food (both at the buffet and "a la carte"), beach, prostitutes. We will never go back at this resort.

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        Best food in Cuba!!!

        Reviewed by CubaFan_13(Cambridge, Ontario, Canada) on Nov 23, 2014

        This resort is the best in I have been to in Cuba. I have been to the Riu Playa Turquesa (then it was Sirenis), Playa Cayo Santa Maria, and the Blau Marina Veradero. Exchange was on average .83 CUC...

        This resort is the best in I have been to in Cuba. I have been to the Riu Playa Turquesa (then it was Sirenis), Playa Cayo Santa Maria, and the Blau Marina Veradero. Exchange was on average .83 CUC for 1.00 CAD. Food and Drinks The food was excellent and the people serving it were fantastic. We had 4 al cartes plus a Lobster dinner and a gala night dinner. Really the best I have had. The drinks were sometimes different from bar to bar but still tasted great. Buffet had good variety. Was repetitive but it is Cuba and what they do with what they have is amazing. The servers were all very kind and made my 9 year old daughter feel special when they had her drink ready when they seen her coming. Pools Were clean in the morning. A little dirty late afternoon but that happens to our pools at home as well. Odd tile missing but it would be worse if they drained the pool and repaired everytime a tile broke. Again no different then how my City takes care of its pools. All pools were refreshing and had great bars and food nearby. Water temperature was perfect. Beach I can't really comment on this. I hate bug bites and I have had to many bad experiences that I stay away. I did take my daughter snorkelling and the beach isn't as nice as Cayo Santa Maria or Veradero but still beautiful. Gardens They are beautiful and very well cared for. The gardeners all work very hard. They do spray for bugs but I appreciate that as it is for our benefit. Room We had a plus room in block 17. Was very clean. Maid was fantastic. The bass from disco was a bit much. Kept me up. Room was the smallest I have had but air conditioning was good and the View of the pool was nice. Bathroom was large and modern. Cons Only two. First is minor. The water is filtered and is drinkable. It just tastes and smells mouldy . You only get on large bottle of water per day so bring enough to buy an extra bottle or two per day extra if that is not enough. Around 3 pesos. There is lot of prostitution here. Not really an issue as mostly discreet however if bringing your family you should be aware. They should really not be allowed in a family resort. The 'johns' should be considerate enough to go an adult only resort. Sunwing should not be selling this as a family resort until management fixes this issue. This will not stop me from returning as my daughter was unaware of what was occurring. I just feel you should be aware of this if it will bug you or you don't want it around your family.

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