Hubby and I had a great time. My 4th time to Cuba, his first. He LOVED it.
Full review in the next few days.
The weather was excellent..well above average temperatures for this time of year...HOT HOT HOT (43 c on the way back to the airport). Perfect beach weather most of the week.
As with most hotels in Cuba, there is lots to pick at or complain about if you so choose...and there is also lots to enjoy and appreciate as well.
We chose to overlook a few things and focus on the fact we were on a beautiful beach away from the cold and enjoying quality time together.
I was at the Blau next door in Feb and have concluded...the 2 are very comparable..most travelors would be happy at either.
The Blau for me was marginally better..but that is based on our personal preferences...someone else will say they like PCV better based on their personal preferances. Truthfully they both offer similar vacation experiences on the same beach.
We have a few other vacations planned and booked for the next year or 2 so unless we decide to do an unplanned holiday because of a great price we won't be back to Cuba for a couple of years. When we do go back it will be to the Blau after the new section is complete.
Regardless of which hotel you choose, if you go looking to have a great time with friends and family and decide not to sweat the small stuff..you will have a great time.
Feel free to ask any questions......
for all the snorkelers....the reef was not affected by hurricane Sandy. A few fans were down but other than that it was good....better in fact than when I was there in Feb.