Me and my husband just came back from our honeymoon. It was a great resort. Staff were very friendly, but had difficulty with English.
Found our room no problem. Reception drew on map where to go. Room was clean, didn't even have that musty Cuban smell. Toilet didn't have enough pressure to flush. Just did number twos in the public bathrooms which flushed normal. King bed very comfortable. You get a giant bottle of water in your room every day. People used these to fill with beer.
Due to the off season, no lines, no fighting over beach umbrellas. Got our same spot everyday, even after sleeping in. This also meant the disco was closed every night but our last night there. Shows were fun but not exciting.
Beach is public. So there are some beggars selling hair braiding or cigars, but all they want is clothes and shampoo in return. We only got approached twice. But this probably gets worse in the peak season. Otherwise, the beach is clean and the water was nice and warm.
Cats everywhere! One comes around during every show looking for a lap to sit on. We were lucky and got chosen one night. Crabs everywhere! Luckily we were on the 2nd floor. Watch out for jellies while swimming. A local told us the trick to rub sand on the sting. It works!
Food so so. But that's Cuba. Beef bad. Pork and chicken good. Rice good after adding salt. Anything in the snack bar good. Yogurt drink mixed with juice, so good! We got lucky and someone brought in bottles of ketchup and mustard! So we had that for the hamburger and fries. And HAMburger is just that. Pork. But still tastes good.
Heard from some friends we made at the neighboring Ancon resort that it wasn't good there at all. Had to change rooms three times due to bugs. Horrible food. Dirty beach Etc. Brisas is definitely the better of the two. For only $50-100 more.
Waterfall excersion was awesome. Hike through the jungle, explore grottos and swim in waterfalls. Then BBQ chicken lunch afterwards.
Would go back again. But beware the 3 hour cab/bus ride to and from the resort and air port. Bring a neck pillow for the night drive and a camera for the day drive.
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