We just returned on April 10th from a great vacation at Brisas Del Caribe. This was our second trip to Cuba but first time to Varadero and we were so happy with Brisas. During our orientation with the Sunwing rep we were told that this was not a luxury resort but it was a family friendly resort and I couldn’t have agreed more. Not to say that the resort was not beautiful, because it was, but the luxury was not there so if that is what you’re looking for, this is not the resort for you.
By emailing the resort before leaving I found out that we were booked in the North Section (main building). Having read the reviews I understood there was a lot more action here and potentially could be louder so I requested a room in the South Section instead. I also asked if we could be on the second floor (there are only two floors in the South Section buildings) and have a room with a true king size bed. The management was able to move us with no problem or extra charge and we were very satisfied. The room was large, clean, had its own balcony (they all do) and was very comfortable. Now some people have indicated that it is a long walk to the beach but really it is between 3-8 minutes depending on how fast you are moving. The only negative I could say is that the mini fridge is only stalked with one large water bottle (no soda or beer provided) which you fill up at the bars when needed. I knew this from reading other reviews so it wasn’t unexpected but including soda and beer would be nice. If you are looking for a great room I would highly recommend room 647, South Section, F Block.
It was excellent. Our room was always very clean and there was towel art every day. Our maid also started to leave us extra bottles of water. Our maid also left us a very sweet good-bye letter which was a nice touch.
Incredible. Lots and lots of loungers and never a problem getting a shady spot, but then I am an early riser and was always down at the beach by 7:30 am. Even so, there were lots of people coming down at all hours and it looked like everyone could find some shade/sun/lounger.
The ocean was completely sandy and with little to no seaweed, but this also meant not a whole lot of snorkeling opportunities as not a whole lot of fish. The first couple of days we were there the ocean was so calm and clear and then it got a little rougher with some excellent waves that you could play in.
The sand was powder soft and so beautiful. The only problem was the other vacationers that left their garbage behind. The staff did try to clean up but really there is only so much they could do.
Would suggest that you bring an insulated mug as the little plastic cups don’t hold up all that well.
No complaints. It wasn’t fantastic but I knew what to expect going to Cuba. I ate a lot from the “Pasta Guy” which I was always very happy with. One thing I was surprised with was that french fries are what we Canadians would call potato chips. Not a complaint just a surprise.
Buffet - Sit in Roy’s section (he was always in the outdoor area when you came down the left hand stairs to the buffet). Absolutely fantastic and really helped make our trip special. Roy was a definite highlight.
Front Desk – I found the ladies to be helpful and cheerful with one exception. On our last day we were suppose to leave the resort at 1:45 pm but we found out, due to mechanical problems with the plane, our departure was delayed until 10:30 pm (and ultimately 11:55 pm). We were all supposed to be back in the lobby by 7:30 pm for the bus. We had already checked out by then (check out time is noon) and our luggage was in a locked room. No big deal, they let us in to retrieve our swim suits and we were able to get a key for the complimentary suit to change. Back to the beach we went and returned to the front desk at 6:00 pm. We were planning on getting the complimentary room again so we could shower and change but found out someone else had already been given the key and we would have to wait. I was a little disappointed that there was only one complimentary room but hey it’s a hotel and its understandable they don’t want a bunch of unpaid for rooms. We waited 15-20 min and I asked about the key again. Still it was not returned. I pushed a little at this point explaining we had to catch the bus at 7:30 pm and was there not another room we could use to shower. I was told no and that maybe I should go knock on the door of the complimentary room to get use of it. I was a little taken aback by this suggestion. I thought it would have been more appropriate for them to call the room or send someone to see how much longer the people would be instead of leaving it up to me. In the end the person did not turn in the key by the time we had to go so subsequently no shower.
All in all we had a great vacation at a great price and were very pleased. Would definitely consider returning.
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- Also Known As:
- Brisas Del Caribe Cuba
- Cuba Brisas Del Caribe
- Brisas Del Caribe Varadero Cuba