Enjoyed my stay at Blau Costa Verde. I was travelling on my own but it took no time to meet some great friends at the resort. There is an upgrade you can get when you book your trip that includes a gold bracelet that allows you to use the new pool which is less crowded and away from all of the kids and the kids club area. You also stay in the newer part of the hotel and it includes more a la carte bookings, it included 5 which is amazing and I've never seen that many available at the resort. It also includes access to a VIP bar which includes top shelf liquour if that is important to you. A very quiet bar but definitely worth a visit to check it out.
The aqua show is amazing so you will want to ensure you check it out. It's by the main pool by the buffet.
There is a 24 hour bar in the centre of the hotel which serves food all day/night long if you are feeling snacky. The Cuba a la carte restaurant serves lobster which was fantastic. It is at the second buffet restaurant that is open for lunch for the new pool in the VIP area. It's almost hidden if you are not a VIP guest so please make sure you go find it. I found the food there a bit better for lunch and it was close enough to the VIP pool.
The Holguin beach is definitely not one of the best beaches I've been on. I normally like to walk the beach every morning but it is incredibly short and there are rocks and seashells everywhere so water shoes or sandles are necessary. You spend more time looking at the ground rather than enjoying the beach view. The water also has rocks and such so you always have to be watching where you are going. Apparently repeat travellers to this resort go for the snorkeling and there is an area that has less rocks, but for me that is just not worth it unless you are going to snorkel every day. I'm more of a pool person so this didn't really bother me as I chose Holguin this time of year as it was further south and I knew the weather would be warmer than Cayo Coco and other further north resorts.
The hotel is 1 hr 30 minutes from the airport so be prepared for the ride.
The new rooms were comfortable and the shower was fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Es un completo Resort de 4 estrellas.Esta situado en primera linea de playa con unas espectaculares vistas a las aguas cristalinas del Caribe. Un servicio PLUS en regimen de todo Incluido. Amplias habitaciones, acceso directo a la playa, esectacular piscina, restaurnates tematicos... Todo pensado para el ocio y el descanso. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Hotel Holguin
- Blau Costa Verde Cuba
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort Cuba/Holguin