Our family went to Arenas Doradas from May 28- June 4 and I really enjoyed it.
Food was edible but the grilling station, pasta station and snack bar were what I preferred.
The Eden village staff were awesome with us even tho we are Canadian. They loved our kids and we could talk to them whenever so I'm thinking some people just had a bad experience. The Italians were just as friendly as everyone else.
Didn't see any strange bugs and that makes me SO happy. A couple mosquitoes when it started to get dark and a lot of bugs on the beach when we went on the catamaran however.
Rooms were always very clean.
Grounds were lovely and we could swim in either pool with our kids.
Beach was great! Didn't see any area for Italians but there were loads of free spots too.. Maybe because we were in low season
Cops on the resort beaches to keep people away who are trying to sell stuff Etc. They are hardly noticeable but the natives know they're there.
Excursions were nice and the busses were great
Shuttle bus was free and we took classic car taxis back to the resort for $10 saving us money as the double decker would've cost us $15
Piña colada and lemonade slushy machine in the lobby were awesome
Staff expected tips (I read about it but was still surprised- One even asked if we would be willing to leave our tablet lol)
The exchange rate was painful. $700 turned into 580 cuc and it was incredibly difficult to barter with the people on the Main Street in varadero. And the prices weren't great in my opinion..
Hard to say as there weren't a lot of cons. We loved being there and enjoyed the experience. It was great and I recommend this resort for anyone! Beautiful and for a GREAT price :)
- Also Known As:
- Arenas Doradas Varadero
- Arenas Doradas Cuba