Valentin Perla Blanca
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- All Inclusive Features
Location: Beachfront, approximately 130 km from the Santa Clara airport.
First the beach! It was incredible, wavey but we didn't mind. We went to one on the far right side of the resort down a boardwalk and it was never overly busy. Some guests tanned nude but we didn't mind (we are all adults). Most of the time staff was around bringing drinks but the bar was never far.Food and drinks were meh. Food prepped in fronts of you like omelettes and stirfry were good but the lines were long for that. Drinks were never consistent and you had to be an attractive female or tip quite extravagantly to get any service in the evenings. Speaking the language also helped when getting drinks from the busy lobby bars. One thing is for sure the drinks are going to be strong, almost too strong! The beer was always available, unlike some reviews I have seen on here. We didn't expect much in terms of food and it wasn't overly terrible.The room was probably the worst part of the entire trip. It was dirty (stained sheets and drapes) and the toilette seat was broken. We were lucky enough to get the single King bed we requested but honestly the floor looked more comfortable, it was as hard as wood! Even the pillows were very thin and didn't offer any support.Last but not least the resort grounds and pools are spectacular! You have to walk a bit (no more than 5 min) to get from place to place. Gardens were immaculate and pools were nice and clean.
Arrived Nov 2016...amazing place...extremely clean...food was very good no complaints there...drinks great...Beach was the best we have ever been to...walk for miles...water clean....would be difficult if you had mobility issues as grounds can be uneven in places but staff always around saw some people being helped by staff...will most definitely return here especially after Hurricane Irma the Cuban people are the best...
The hotel is nice, the rooms are spacious and clean, the grounds are beautiful, the food could be better, but it doesn’t stop me from staying there again. The beaches are gorgeous, clean and clearThe people are gracious, friendly, happy. I love Cuba.
We loved our stay at this hotel. The rooms were clean with no scratches on the walls. I am convinced that when someone checks out, they paint the walls if they are dirty. The staff was really friendly and always ready to help us. The buffet was delicious. The food was tasty and there were lots of choices to choose from.Because hurricane Irma was passing by Cayo Santa Maria, we had to evacuate this resort so we didn't get to try any of the restaurants. What was suppose to be a 2 week vacation turned out to be a 4 day vacation. Thanks to Irma!Lots of mosquitos eventhough they spray. I would bring lots of mosquito repellent spray because if you run out, the cost is $15 for a small bottle.I loved my stay here and would definitely go back! I would recommend this place!
So, late getting to this review as once I finished this holiday I went home and moved cross country. The ride to the hotel from the airport is a longer one but totally worth it in my opinion. It's about an hour and a half however they do stop half way through for a bathroom break at a small museum and there are loads of bus beer available to help pass the time. Upon arrival checkin was a breeze and I was greeted with a cocktail which was super delicious. I was shown to my room by some hotel staff (who were super friendly) and they also helped with my luggage which was awesome. I did upgrade my room and didn't regret it for a second. The bed was super comfortable and the shower was amazingly spacious with a large waterfall shower head. Loved the room but spent minimal time in it as the property is huge and there is lots to explore. The general upkeep of the resort is great and it's very clean and well maintained. I do have a terrible sense of direction and the resort being as large as it is I will admit to getting turned around quite a bit the first few days but eventually got my barings and was able to find my way around with ease. Loved exploring the large grounds and there was always something new to see since it's so vast. I did vacation here on off season so it wasn't overly crowded and there were always sun beds to be had and none of the "towel game" nonsense. I spent most of my time at the party pool which always had great music playing and lots of activities going on which was super fun. I even partook in "keg riding" competition in the pool, which I won I might add lol. As a prize for this I got a set of painted maracas which I was a bit confused about, this is an adults only hotel so I assumed a cheap bottle of rum would be awarded but eh, still cool none the less. The food here was always amazing and I definitely didn't go hungry at any point in time. I got a special steak and lobster dinner with my upgrade and it was by far the best meal I had while I was there complete with a delicious white wine I was in heaven. The snack bar has chicken fingers which are amazing, they didn't always have some available but I still dream about them to this day... that's how good they are lol. The beach here is just amazing my lord, it goes on forever and is well taken care of. I loved walking for miles up and down the beach in the mornings it was so relaxing. They have beach bars well spaced along the ocean so when going for a long walk you won't die of the thirst while you're out there. I would hands down coke back here in a heartbeat and even planned on returning with my husband however I'm unsure of the hotels state after the very unfortunate recent weather events.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 Meals daily, plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Daily activities
- Non-motorized water sports
- Evening entertainment
- 1020 Rooms
- 8 Restaurants
- 5 Bars
- 2 Pools
- Tennis courts
- Internet service (fee)
- Conference Facilities (fee)
- 1 King or 2 3/4 beds
- Ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- Satellite TV
- Iron & Ironing board
- Balcony or Terrace
- Living area
- Mini-bar (stocked daily with water, soft drinks, juice and beer)
- In-room safe
- Maximum Occupancy 2
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Valentin Perla BlancaCayo Santa Maria,Cuba
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