The resort wasn't horrible, especially for a cheap price ($540.00/person). My boyfriend and I went, we're 29 and 30 and met some great people while we were there. An honestly, you get what you put into the trip. So if you think it's sucks and continue to pout about it you're going to have a s***ty week! The food was alright, it's Cuba. The hotel doesn't except visa for your trips so make sure you bring cash, they can exchange Canadian cash at the resort. The pool was nice, however, it wasn't cleaned so when we arrived it was bright blue and by the end of the week it was very green! (like the water at the front of the resort). A lot of people had ear infections towards the end of the week. The rooms did have an odor, cover the hole in the floor in the bathroom with a towel if you have a room that does have an odor, not all do. The hotel staff were very nice and pleasant, until locals came into the resort on the weekend, in which case if you didn't speak Spanish you were not served, even if you were first in a line waiting. Just outside the front of the resort their is a beach that is open to locals. Much nicer for snorkeling and even just being in the ocean then what is actually on the resort. If you want to go into town for the day or for the night to a club. You can ask someone who works on the resort that you've built a relationships with to meet you in town. Tell them Canadian time (which means on time), explain what you will pay for, for them (a beer and their way into the club, lunch while they tour you around the city etc). This way they know exactly what to be expecting from you. It's a great way to see the city. We went into the city and had an amazing time. We left the tour group and walked on our own and did not get hassled at all. We went to the castle while we were in the city which was also an amazing experience! There are sculptures across the street from the resort behind a gate. We went for a walk and checked them out, they are pretty cool. Don't wear perfume or anything though, their are large beehives at the very top (no where close to the ground) however, they are very attracted to perfumes and the sweet smells. They didn't bug us at all while we checked them out and there was 10 of us. There is a security guard who has a great deal on cigars if you're looking for some ($25 peso/a box of 20 Monteo Cristo). The shows were alright, the best was the water show, was truly amazing and they even get the guests involved by exchanging gifts if you want. We got little souvenirs from them and we gave them razors, bath products, sandals etc. The maids really appreciate clothes for themselves as well as their children, not that they don't appreciate having a tip, but clothes, toiletry items, colouring books etc are really appreciated in this part of Cuba. The disco is right on the beach which is nice, and the play alright music, some of it is a little 90's lol but it was still fun! It wasn't the best place I've been to in Cuba but it was a great week of vacation, relaxing, met some great people and made some new friends! If you have any questions just message me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort consisting of two hotels (Carisol and Corales) with a total of 310 rooms, 4 swimming pools (2 for adults and 2 for children, beach, 2 lobby bar, 2 pool bar, one beach bar, pizzeria, 2 restaurants a la carte (Cuban and sailor), 2 buffet restaurants, serving food and drinks 24 hours, day and night entertainment ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Amigo Carisol Los Corales Hotel Santiago De Cuba
- Hotel Amigo Carisol Los Corales
- Amigo Carisol Los Corales Hotel
- Club Amigo Carisol Los Corales Santiago De Cuba