Kura is a hotel unlike any other. It's definitely geared toward couples- which only adds to the romantic, luxurious experience. You'll read a lot about the road up to the hotel- and yes, it's very steep- but there are no places where you're going to go off the side of the mountain- it's not quite as frightening as people make it out to be. With a large 4 wheel drive, ( don't get a tiny one!) and someone who knows how to drive a stick , you'll be fine. I also recommend renting your own vehicle- it gives you more freedom.
Staff: Exceptional! It was like they knew what the guests were thinking- before we thought it! Ana, Adriana, Alejandra( owner) and Adam were especially outstanding- they made us feel like I was in their home, and they were there to make us as comfortable as possible. Check in with Ana was so special- she was so sweet, explained everything, and let us take our time- she was warm and genuinely glad to have us! One evening, a few guests were in the pool. Adriana and Adam turned on the fire, threw some fun color changing balls in for us to play with, and brought drinks right up to the pool- we were like kids! ( but with alcohol- he he) . Adriana is a lovely hostess in her spa area as well- she made me tea, let me relax, and gave me a great massage. And-The staff communicates with each other- that's what really stands out to me. They all knew what tours we had planned and were right there to pull up our car , or to pack a cooler and beach stuff for us- you only had to say you needed something once, and it was right there!
Rooms/view: Ridiculous!!!! The rooms are so spectacularly designed- everything is spotless, modern, luxurious- the pics on the website are spot on. Beds are super comfortable, too! We saw toucans, tons of other birds, snakes, frogs- all kinds of fun animals!The view is even better than the pics- just go and see for yourself!
Food: this hotel is at the top of a mountain. The fact that they're able to get such delicious food up there is astounding! I'm from Atlanta and dine at the best five star restaurants quite frequently- just to give you an idea of my food knowledge. Is Kura's food 5 star for a big city? No. Is it 10 star for being in Uvita at the top of a mountain? YES! Sushi rolls were delicious, the breakfast was impressive, and dinner was scrumptious- loved the Snook fish and the tenderloin with chimichurri! And the salads were great, too! Dinner here is an experience- romantic and perfect.
Even my trip back to the airport ( long story- couldn't drive back to the airport) with Gregg, the driver, was wonderful- he made the time fly )!
Just splurge and stay at Kura- you deserve it, and you'll never forget it. I wish I was back there right now!
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