First off I'd like to say that I travel twice a year and I'm not a complainer. I understand the standards at third world countries and I go with the flow, but with this place, I draw the line.
THE ROOMS here are the worst I have ever seen. My first room was a mold pit. The bathroom had mold in every tile on the walls and floor and my lampshades were covered in mold. The bed sheets, comforter, and even the pillow cases had stains all over them. The base of my lamp had about half an inch of harden dust on it. The floors were filled with sand in every crack. After complaining for hours we got to see another 2 rooms before I finally settled on one that was pretty much the same but with a renovated bathroom that only had mold in the corners of the shower. We still had to shower with shoes on and we slept with cloths on every night. Definitely no romance on this trip.
THE POOLS are to be avoided. I have an inground pool myself and know what it takes to maintain a clean pool. The pools are so dirty that you can visually see it. They have no jets or filter in them to clean them. The water just sits there with no filtration. They have a manual cleaner on the far end of the games pool but its the size of a home pool. I think people are getting sick from the water in these germ infested pools.
THE FOOD is worse than Cuba's. For breakfast you really only have eggs. There is NO bacon, no sausage, no pancakes, no waffles. They don't have real butter for toast, it doesn't melt and stick to the lid of your mouth. I think its lard they pass off as butter. Lunch is probably the only time you might find something to eat. The burgers are not great but bearable. The hotdogs are nothing like ours and would avoid. The rice is just boiled. The fries are not to bad either. They advertise pizza but everyday they would say maybe tomorrow but they never did make any. For dinner you will get cut up chicken or beef mixed in with something, plain rice, 2 tray of mystery food, salad with only one mystery dressing, pasta, enpanadas, and for desert a couple of trays of cut up cakes that you have to be lucky to get if your early. The only fruits are banana, water melon and cantaloupe but they have no taste. This is your dinner every night.
We met about 6 people who were sick in bed the whole week from the food. There are no late night snacks at all.
THE SERVICE was the worst I've seen anywhere. No one spoke English. If you try to speak to them in English they will only walk away or ignore you. You will rarely see anyone cleaning around the resort. The table cloths are never replaced, they are always stained. One night the wind blew over the forks and knives off a table and the waiter just picked them up off the floor and put them back on the table.
THE BEACH was ok. Lots of chairs and shade but you can't go in the water as the waves are too rough, which is the reason there are no paddle boats, nor snorkling available.
ENTERTAINMENT is scarce. Only darts by the pool and water aerobics in the day. The night shows are so so boring and they don't speak any English at all so you don't even understand whats going on at the shows. They cater to the Spanish people and treat Canadians as intruders. If you are brave enough to go here, don't listen to the reps that tell you to exchange your money with them. They will rip you off. They tell you that the money exchange in town will only give you $4 (bulivars) to $1(U.S.) and they will give you 15 to 1 which you think is just awesome but in fact if you go to the money exchange in town you will get 22 to 1.
THE AIRPORT going home is an adventure. Be prepared to have your luggage opened and searched piece by piece in front of everyone and then before boarding the plane your carry on is once again taken apart in front of everyone and the drug dogs are roaming around everyone. Once your final carry on search is completed then you have the privilege of being body searched by one of the military officers. Once all this is all behind you and your on the plane to come home that will be the best part of your trip.
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