We arrived at the Resort 4:30 am..due to being delayed in Halifax and a Snow Storm. Can Jet was the air Lines. The Resort is Small but for sure has everything a person could want in a Cuba Vacation. We were not to impressed with the Front Desk people, not as friendly as we had imagined. The Rest of the Staff on the Resort and that would include everyone working there were truly amazing, very friendly and helpful. The Manager Jose his clearly visiable every day and u will see him through out the Resort at some point. Introduce your self to him, nice man and he would appreciate what you have to say. The Buffet is just simply amazing, has everything that a person could want to eat, their is something there for sure that anyone would enjoy. Second time to Cuba for me, 5th for my partner and we both agree this has to be the best yet as far as food, quanity, quality and service. Fresh Fruit daily, along with Jucices of differnt flavors, lots of yogort drinks as well, Tea. Coffee which is great. Their specialy sections are awesome, as in pasta, fish if u desire, and of course things such as fried bannans with a beautiful sauce, Eggs cooked the way you want etc. Then the buffet has it all also, french toast, pan cakes, cereral of different kinds, fried potatoes, bacon, sauceage just on and on. Yes toast different jams, and plenty of derserts. I can not praise this buffet enough you really have to see it to beleive it. If you can't find something you truly enjoy to eat at this Resort you should not go to Cuba. The beach bar and grill also has great food .salad's of ur choice, grilled foods such as hamburgers, pork chops. fries , hot dogs and much more. Bar and grill by day disco by night. The la carte's well we only did the Italian and it was great, service was extremely nice. The pool bar and grill was also great , Club House Sandwiches was my choice and they certainly taste every bit as good as they do in Canada, hey they even had Heinz Ketchup until they ran out lol. Good idea to take small packages with u should you want to have ketchup. The Bartender's and waitress's there go out of there way to make you feel Happy, one person that comes to mind would be lewis, he is a very friendly man and will chat and make u feel welcome. Yes he makes great drinks also such as a Bahama Moma, I would say all lady;s should try this drink. There is a book with a list of drinks they serve at the bar, We did not notice this until nearing the end of our vacation. I would have liked to see the selection posted on signs etc. but no bigie we managed lol. The games Room which has a ping-pong table, pool table, and Dart Board is very well kept as far as being clean. They desperately need a New Dart Board and Darts as what they have is very old, worn out not to mention a child's kind of Dart board with plastic darts, If anyone enjoys playing Darts and would have a Dart Board at home which they are not useing, plus old darts .. These people at the Games Room would be so grateful to Receive this for the Room. Kids can also enjoy lots of activities, such as face painting, kids pool and play house. A great place for a family to vacation at. Yes their is a massage parlor, beauty salon, gym and a store to shop etc. in the Resort lobby. Also you can purchase local made items such as jewerly, clothing, purses, sandles, wood work items etc. Sections are set up in the lobby to browse. Lots of excursions available through the hotel or travel agency, as in day trips etc. We booked a taxi, out side of the Resort with a driver by the name of Ernesto, did this through the door man at the Resort. To make a long story short I would recommend this driver to anyone who wants to see the city of Holguin with a driver who is above and behond friendly, will tell jokes and commuicate with u the whole time. Great person to have a conversation with as well as being a super tour guide. Speaks English very well which was a plus for us. He took us to every tourist spot that the actual tour bus's on the Resort would take you, difference being we could stop where ever and when ever we wanted too. There were four of us on this day trip with Ernesto, and beleive me it was very very reasonable price wise. Left at 10am back to the Resort at 5:30 pm. Had a super time, even had coffee at his home, met his wife, mother in law who was extremly kind to all of us. We went to his wifes place of Employment library and met her, it was very interesting. Had luch in Holguin with him and he really made our day. I just can't thank him enough, or recommend him enough. So keep his name in mind should u decide to take a Taxi for a tour for the day. He has two children a girl 14 who wants to be a Doctor, and I think his son is 4 years old. Ernesto so appreciated the little tokens we gave such a pens, they are hard to come by, and also candy for the kids, scribllers, pencils, and erasers, sharpeners etc. Also for the teenagers in Cuba tampons u can't buy so that too is a great little gift, should you want to bring something. The beach is nice a little rocky, but nothing water shoes can't handle, or for that matter once u get past tht bit of coral etc. it is Sandy and very nice. Lots of tropical fish, so snorkeling or scuba diving is quite popular. I must say I did see a few fish go by me while just in the water, lol they were so very pretty. The catermaran is free, and I took part in the ride, it was awesome. Also the paddle boats are very nice and yes also free to use. They have many other water fun things such as wind surfing, etc. The staff at the beach who look after the catermarna etc. well lets just say a nice gesture to get them a cold beverage once in awhile. That would be your own choice of course. The Sand is white and soft, the color of the water is truly beautiful. Small beach but yet nice. You will meet lots of people from all over Canada etc. many are return vacationers, as in the past six years same Resort, they met a crowd of people years ago and to this day, they all come back to this Resort each April how nice is this? Another couple we met have been comming now since the last twelve years, I found this truly amazing, They told us that the Resort has changed names and managers several times, and this time seems to be the best as far as updated etc. go to the Resort. We had a camelon Romm # 2114 which gave us a very good view of the games room, the out side stage, and pool it ws ground floor. Had a fridge which ws replenished daily with large bottle of Cold water, 2 soft drinks and 2 beer. The room had a free in room safe another plus. Fresh towels, shampoo etc. daily, Our housekeeper was great. No face cloths but no worry we took our own. Oh we also received a welcome letter and a Bottle of Rum with this room. lol. Nice gesture on the Resorts behalf. Thanks !!! Each and every day there is something to take part in, could be dance lessons, bingo, spanish lessons, volley ball, many many others for all to enjoy. Then u can swim up to the swim up bar, and have a cold one. I would say keep in mind the grounds keepers, they work in very hot conditon's and truely are kind people . The hotel does offer day trips by tour bus, rent a car, scotters, bikecycle etc. Double decker bus for 5$ return to Guardalavaca every two hours, or a regular bus, or Taxi. We went on the double decker bus and stayed longer than planned, it is a small town , the market is small but hey prices are great compared to Varedero, or Havana. Then we took a horse and buggie ride with a man by the name of Juan Carlos now this man was truly so very kind, English again spoken very well another plus for us. He took us for an hour around the town , showed us alot of the agriculture, such as banna farms, mango and corn. Also where he lived, the school etc. Well worth the 10 convertable pecos. Also he would stop for pictures etc. if we wanted. Told us all about how Hurrican Ike destroyed so much in Cuba. Great day and Thanks Juan Carlos. Now I kinda over spent at the market lol, we only did take so much money and we decided to take a cab back to the Resort. All we had left lol was 10 pecos, the cab driver said yes but normal price would be 12 pecos, then his boss came over and rudley said take the bus ahhahahaha, not a problem but this man was just rude. All in all we had another great day. It is very hard to take in all that is offered in one week, and not miss the sun if ur like us and so enjoy the sun,beach and pool. Oh yes they do have a train ride also not sure of the price. The night entertainment is nothing but the best, you will truly enjoy it, something different pretty much each evening outside if no rain, and in side stage if rain. So not to worry u will never miss out on the fun. The great thing about our room was zero bugs etc. in the bathroom or sleeping area, also hot water all the time, big tub with shower, seperate large sink with mirror area and hair dryer. plus of cours ur toilet and always kept extremely clean. keep in mind u are in Cuba not The Ritz. Carlton. You can get ur money exchanged in the lobby which is also great, plenty of people around to help u if u have questions or problems. This resort has it all, and more !!! . I would love to go there again but we like to try different places out, maybe and I am sure we will in time will return to this same place, just like many many of the others. I likely forgot several things to write about but I certainly hope this will be of use to anyone who is thinking about going to this Resort. One more thing I would like to mention .. A wedding on the beach just beautiful two Canadians were married, the bride brought down in Decorated Horse and Buggie to the beach, all decorations done by the Resort staff on the beach and it truly was beautiful. Also what house keeping can do with towels or blankets to make a design or animal is just a work of art.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort is located on the seafront next to the fine white sandy beach of Playa Pesquero in eastern Cuba. Our Holguin resort is surrounded by luscious tropical vegetation. At Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort the natural environment is fully incorporated into the resort. Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort offers spectacular views from our rooms over 36 000 m2 of gardens and natural vegetation. Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort offers (with extra charge): Souvenir shops. Car and moped rental. Taxi service. Parking. Laundry service. Medical services: nursing service in the hotel and medical visits on request. Bureau de change in reception. Massage services. Hairdressers. Special dinner. Weddings. Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort ALL INCLUSIVE: Breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner. 2 á la carte restaurants per week, reservations are required. *Dress code long trousers. Local beverages and select international brands. Non-motor water sports. Sporting activities: volleyball, basketball, tennis, aerobics and snorkelling, daytime and evening entertainment programme including Spanish lessons, dance classes, and nightly shows. Minibar. Teatime. Discotheque. Fitness Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Hotel Holguin
- Blau Costa Verde Cuba
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort Cuba/Holguin