Brisas Santa Lucia
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- All Inclusive Features
I arrived to the Hotel Brisas on February 15/17 with 2 of my family members. Upon arrival we were greeted with friendly staff and cold refreshments after our bus trip from the airport. First impressions of the resort were very positive. The greenery was very beautiful and well kept. Flowers were in bloom and covered all the hedges running along side the walkways. The resort offers a 24hr Bar, Coffee Bar, Snack Bar, Swim-up Pool Bar, as well as a very well stocked buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My family and I were never hungry and never had any trouble finding something we enjoyed for meals. Entertainment in the evening is very well planned out. All of the entertainment staff are hilarious and very kind. We attended the show each night while at Hotel Brisas. Lastly, the most important part of a Caribbean resort -- THE BEACH! The beaches at The Brisas are GORGEOUS! The sand is a beautiful white, which matches perfectly with the turquoise waters. The beaches are well kept and are very clean. I could say positive things about this resort all day, but you NEED to visit this resort to see for yourself. I promise, you will not be let down!!
Brisas was a nice trip and the beaches were fabulous. My friends and I all took a trip to Brisas Santa Lucia this February, we are all in our first and second year of college/uni. That being said I think this would be a wonderful option for older people looking to travel somewhere warm however after being approached in a more then friendly way by many of the staff members and locals that were on the beach we were a little weirded out. We stayed out late a few nights to drink and stayed on the resort, we met some girls around our age and hung out with them while we were there. We later found out that those girls were sleeping with some of the staff members there, very unprofessional in my opinion. Also we could not walk the beach without being approached by the same three men trying to get us to come back to their house because they "have everything you need" in their home. The entire trip gave us the creeps, that being said we made a few older friends over the age of 40 and no one ever bothered them, maybe just not the best place if you are in your late teens/twenties.
We had a great time at the resort. Seven adults had a great vacation. The beach was excellent, swimming pool was a bit crowded. We assumes the place was full. We had been previously in November 6 years ago and then it was half full. Food was good for Cuba and we tried all the A la'carte places. Visited 2 town close by and had a lobster dinner at Orlando's. Got some excellent cigars from Ignacis who rolls them at the Cigar shop on site. Weather was good. No hot water at 8:00 A.M. but we showered in afternoon when it was plentiful. No complaints except the place is big. Had to pay $2 a day for safe.
We read the reviews and it seemed like decent feedback. A last-minute family getaway I'd been to Cuba twice before (both times in Holguin) so I know what to expect from Cuba. The food will be meh, the water will be warm, the odds of the weather being nice are great.The problem was our room. This is a case of 'you don't know until you know'. What does that mean? We were in block 900. The room itself was nice. The problem was the location. It was behind the restaurant, beside the theatre, beside an A la carte restaurant, right at a junction in the walking path where EVERYONE passes. So we had to keep our curtains drawn the whole time (ground floor) if we wanted any privacy (the path split at our balcony, so it wasn't just people walking by - they were literally walking right toward our room giving full access - like living in a fish bowl). The foot traffic was very heavy. The worker's carts went by our balcony door every 30 seconds. We're at a resort, we're not expecting seclusion. But it went 24 hours. It started at 5am when the workers would arrive with their carts full of utensils. Continue through the breakfast at the restaurant...the pool schedule...the lunch schedule...the live show....the drunken students...all the way to 4am when the Disco let out. All told, there was one hour of somewhat peace between 4am and 5am. On the second last night, students took to throwing things off the roof (fire extinguishers, plants, etc) and we could take no more. We asked to move locations, the reception really didn't want us moving (it is very far, wear ear plugs, only one more night) and they moved us to the 1900 block. This review would probably be very different if we had been there.That room was much better. Just a different world. We finally felt like we were on vacation. The other thing - from the reviews this seemed like a family-friendly resort...could've just been the week we were there but it was geared more toward students. Drinking, drinking, drinking, partying. It wasn't fun being around the pool with the grinding and make-out sessions. The music was so loud that you couldn't talk to the person you were beside, etc. The live shows were actually pretty good! The food was meh. I think maybe the resort was a little beyond its capacity as it was hard to get near the grills (omelette bar, rice bar, meat grill) without a 20-minute wait. The ocean was really nice (no ocean bar, however).
Five of us went, four adults and a four year old.Two rooms in building six.Rooms were clean and a descent size, always had hot water, with plenty of pressure! Good staff (pleasant), coffee bar is great, buffet food was descent, have had worse in Cuba, you won't starve (no bacon at breakfast, ever) good omelets. Airtransat dinner was fantastic, by far the best meal of the week. This was our second visit (went last February 2016 for two week's) property very well maintained and it seems there all ways making small but nice up grades. Remember this is Cuba and you get what you pay for.Brisas is excellent value for the price! Be pleasant with the staff and they'll be pleasant back. Smiles go a long way, almost as much as tips!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
- Christmas & New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer & House Wine, 24 hrs)
- Pedal Boat
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Use of bicycles
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Spanish lessons
- Evening entertainment
- 400 rooms in thirty 2-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: International and Seafood, dress code & reservations required
- 7 bars including Lobby bar, Beach bar, Pool bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- Meeting facilities
- 2 tennis courts (2 lit) on-site
- Shopping on-site
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Outdoor Wedding Location
- 1 queen or two twin beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Balcony or Terrace
- Full bathroom
- Max occupancy 3 person
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kid's club from 10am-Noon & 1pm-5pm, playground, games room, and kid's pool.
Wedding Package - Includes: bride's bouquet, boutonniere for groom, 12 5x7 photographs, mini-reception, wedding cake, bottle of sparkling wine, a la carte restaurant reservations (including bottle of sparkling wine), room upgrade (if available at check-in), decorated ceremony site, music trio or live music, fruits, flowers, bottle of domestic liquor, late check-out (if available), Continental breakfast morning after ceremony, translator, witnesses (if required), wedding certificate. Package price FREE. Inclusions subject to change. Arrangements to be made directly with hotel. More services available for extra charge.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Brisas Santa LuciaSanta Lucia,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Avenida Turistica, Tararaco, Playa Santa Lucia 74250 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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