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Thank you, Cova for another awesome trip (4 years in a row)!!!!We had the best time 👍🏻The food, beach and accommodations were awesome !!! We had a problem on the first night with our rooms being far apart and, with kids, that needed to be changed. The very next morning, lovely Yisela and Elizabeth made sure we received an adjoining room as requested. All the staff is so helpful !!! They truly are all of our friends now:-) One thing I noticed is that the staff is run off their feet to keep up with serving the clients (which they do an excellent job with) They literally don't stop their whole shift !!! Busy, busy !!! As a repeat customer, I do have one concern...I hope I'm wrong but it seems as though the beach bar (Rachon) is being closed in to make a restaurant. We noticed bamboo being attached to create walls :-( It made it dark and blocked the beautiful view of the ocean. This is our favourite spot for lunch and LOVE the view, breeze and brightness of this beautiful deck. It would be terrible if it was blocked off!!! Consider having a smaller restaurant upstairs if it's necessary. We don't feel the need for another a la carte anyways !! The two you have are awesome !!!! PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE OCEAN VIEW FROM THE RANCHON!!! The view is to die for !!! I think that the money would be much better spent on having better bathroom facilities in the lobby and pool areas as they rarely flush;-) These are literally my only concerns and why I can't give 5 stars for the first time EVER!!We love Cova and the staff!!! We will see you again next year !!!Xoxoxo BESOSTaraDon't ruin the view below!! PLEASE!!!
Stayed at Cova the week of March 3rd. Things I appreciated:The staff were friendly and polite, as I always find in Cuba. The beach is probably the best beach I have ever seen. Miles of white gently slopping sand. Plenty of beach huts and the beach bar is close by. Because of the hotels remote location if you want to spend a day on the beach in some isolation there is more than enough real estate to find some privacy.The pool area is well thought out and loads of room for the toddlers in the kiddy section.The lobby area is very roomy and an excellent place to relax with a pre dinner Mojito.The buffet was great. I am not a picky eater and found everything I needed. The entertainment was great, plenty of live bands that were excellent.Things That Could Be Done To Make The Resort Even More Appealing:The ride in from the airport is 2 hours. I know there is not much anyone can do about that, but just a heads up. You do drive through a few towns and the ride is scenic. The hotel may need a little TLC, but everything was always clean and tidy. One improvement may be to add some ground foliage, some area' s just have dirt and can get rather muddy when it rains. I would say that half of the hotel were Cuban folks vacationing. This really adds a great vibe. The Cuban's have are polite fun loving people, and most were there with there families. The only caution, is that there is a small percentage of the guests who are older men with very young I am assuming Cuban girls. A little pathetic as these gentleman try and pass these girls off as there girl friends. I know the hotel has very little control over this, but again just a heads up if you have some strong moral views in this regard.My overall stay was very good. I personally prefer the smaller hotels because it seems a little more personal and everything is only minutes away.
OK, just got back from a week (March Week so one of their busiest weeks) at this resort; flying from Montreal with Cubana on a Hola Sun package:Cubana Air – fast check-in at Doravl airport, as opposed to the huge lineup at the Air Transat counter; the 737 was pretty new and had more leg room than other economy charters. The return fligt was an A320, and again spaciously configured. Small sandwiches were served on both flights and they were fairly good by airline standards. Arrival at Holguin and processing through passport control was quick, less than 30 minutes; unlike busier airports such as Veradero. Bus ride to the resort was 2 hrs 10 minutes in a modern, air conditioned coach. Along the way, you get interesting views of different towns with small concrete houses to small wooden houses and the concrete apartment blocks from the Soviet era. There were glimpses of many farms from home gardens to large sugar cane plantations, beef feed lots to banana plantaions. On the roads, modern buses, trucks, motorcycles, American cars from the 50s with adapted engines and chasis were mixed-in with tractors, ox carts, horse-drawn carriages, horses, bicycles, peddle carts; all helping people and farm produce to get around. There were also roadside stalls selling farm produce, pizzas, juices, and snack bars where people socialized on their way home. Overall, the countryside from Holguin to the resort is quite flat, although you can see the mountains in the distance part of the way. After passing thru Puerto Padre, a city of 35K population, you pass a police checkpoint controlling access on the road to the resort, then it is just 25 minutes and the resort emerges out of the mangrove lowlands.The resort – just some highlights: the food was good, not merely OK but truly good for both quality and variety, with some dishes bordering on very good. The menu during the week included fresh shrimps, roast lamb, roast turkey, beef pot roast, roast pork with amazing crackling, and fried fresh red snapper. They even had conch in their seafood stew! I am sad that we missed the spit roasted pig which smelled heavenly. That said, it's a buffet so you have to choose wisely, not everything is cooked to ones taste 100% of the time ! Now the house wine, it is horrid (like most all inclusives), so either bring your own or buy the bottles on offer; or drink the beer which is very good. The capaccinos – what a great way to start the morning, and top off a dinner. The Ranchon bar/restaurant, the 2nd and 3rd floors are very pleasant when it is really windy.The staff were accommodating and helpful as noted in many other reviews. William, the porter, looked sporty in the pair of New Balance runners he received from a guest. Without exception, all the other staff were appreciative of tips and gifts received from guests. It is amazing to think that what we spend for coffee and a muffin at Starbucks or Tim Hortons everyday is a substantial amount which can make a meaningful difference to their everyday living.Evening entertainment – local bands played every night showcasing contempary as well as traditional Cuban music; some good talent on show.The guests – many are return visitors which speaks well for the resort.Watersports – very good snorkelling especially on the outer reef where you can see lobsters and a wide variety of fish but you should be a very strong swimmer to go out that far or take a dive trip from the watersport center; both hobie cats and paddle boats are in good shape; they also have 2 tempermental motor boats and a sit-on-top paddleboard but no kayaks. There are at least 4 bicycles available for use.Overall, an excellent, economical vacation at a resort with friendly staff, good food, Cuban rum & beer accompanied with a salsa beat. Yes, the weather could have been better, and if the plane for our return flight could have staying broken down for a few more days leaving us at the resort, it would have been perfect !
This was our first time in Cuba not knowing what to expect. The Brisas Covarrubias made our stay a memorable one, from the staff ,to the beach, to the a a la carte. The Brisas staff made it a great experience. Brisas although a little out of the way is a great place just to unwind, and take it easy.
A secluded oasis, beautiful beaches, peaceful location, filled with love! Beautiful beaches, good food amazing people, make the ride from the airport worthwhile. The rooms are a bit dated, but the five star staff make all else pale! Best vacation ever, made possible by the fantastic people who work there. Felt like we were leaving family, will be back 💕
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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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- Unlimited Domestic drinks and selected International drinks from 9am-11pm
- Wine with meals
- Selected non-motorized watersports (1 hour per day)
- Scuba diving lesson at pool
- Beach volleyball
- Game room
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Admission to the Disco, drinks included from 11pm-2am
- 180 rooms in 29 two-storey bungalows
- 1 Buffet & 1 A la carte Restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Bars including a swim-up pool bar
- 1 large free-form pool
- Lounge chair and towels (beach/pool)
- Non-motorized watersports (Snorkelling - fee)
- Dive centre with equipment and certification programs
- Tennis court
- Fitness facilities
- Mud therapy (fee)
- Massage services (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
- Car and moped rentals
- Internet access & fax services (fee)
- Medical services available
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Mini-fridge (water only)
- Bathroom with shower
- Balcony or patio (garden or ocean view)
- Max occupancy 3 persons
For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 2 to 12) plus the Playground.
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Playa Covarrubias, Puerto Padre 77200 Cuba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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