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Brisas Santa Lucia

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba. 

Overview
This hotel is set on a spectacular 20-kilometer white sand beach. The Brisas Santa Lucia offers four-star quality at an affordable price. The wide range of activities available include cocktail-making competitions, dance classes and daily shows. The fun continues into the evening with theme nights, live entertainment, music in the piano bar and a lively on-site disco.
 
Location: Beachfront, 90 minutes from Ignacio Agramonte Airport, 45 minutes to Nuevitas.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • MonikMontreal : Montreal
We'll be back!

Visited Brisas from April 30 to march 13 and happy to say that we loved our stay..again (we were there last December) and will be making Brisas our bi-annual destination as we are kiteboarders and we find it offers a perfect location to practice our sport. We spend most of our time on the beach which by the way does get a bit of sea grass but it is cleaned everyday and does not stop you from enjoying beautiful and super long walks to the left and right of the hotel. I really don't know how people can complain about the beach being "dirty" as you can see on the pictures! As i said, we didn't spend anytime at the pool but it wasn't because it didn't looked beautiful or clean...it's just not our thing as we prefer the quiet of the beach. But we did see people playing volleyball, bingo and other games so there is animation everyday. By the way, there's also a streghching class on the beach every morning! I honestly don't understand when people complain about the food! We started every morning with an excellent cappuccino at the coffee shop followed by breakfast at the buffet of either fresh eggs including amazing omelettes with your choice of ingredients, a great crepe and French bread station, toast with your choice of breads, delicious homemade yogourt, fruit juices and fruits, cheeses plus all kinds of other choices. The choices for the other meals were plentiful and varied and even though not everything that was offered was to our liking (that green stuff flowing from the fountain at the dessert table!) we always found more then enough delicious options to satisfy our healthy appetite after a day on the water. So much choice of vegetables, salads, beans, meat and fish dishes. You can eat very healthy stuff or stick with the pasta and pizza bar if you prefer! We were also super happy to see that the outdoor section of the buffet was open as was not the case when we were there in December. But we were disappointed that they let people smoke there. Can be very unpleasant for us non-smokers. The cigarette smoke was really the only Issue that we had during our stay at Brisas. A designated non-smoking area would be nice in a section of the main bar and at the very least, smoking should not be allowed in all the eating areas! We find that most people are accommodating and wait until they leave the buffet to light up or sit where the smoke gets blown down wind and not in our faces. Staff is super friendly and service is quick as we needed extra pillows and blanket when we got there and they were promptly delivered to our room after we called the front desk even though it was 11:00 pm!They also have shows every night but we never managed to stay up late enough as they start at 10pm and we like to turn in early. But our friends made it to most of them and always had fun! AC worked great and we had plenty of hot water but we did hear about friends in block 11 and 1 who only had lukewarm showers. Love the relaxed atmosphere, the friendly staff, vegetation, beach,the snack bar by the ocean, Bob the dog, and all the cats for keeping the mouse population under control! Although did get in our equipment bag that we left overnight on the balcony and made a run for it when we opened it on the beach!! Will be looking forward to going back in November!

  • MarilynEwanochko : St. Catharines, Canada
Designated smoke areas needed so non smokers can enjoy

Cuba is lovely and the people are fabulous, so sweet and accommodation. The location was fine, property was ok as expected needs updating, they don't cater to I am not against people who choose to smoke but please provide me place I can enjoy without getting second-hand smoke. It effects my breathing big time. I felt the two weeks there was spent looking for a place to get away from the smoke, "beach, the pool area, and the coffee shops the bars the front desk area and entertainment areas". Thank goodness for the most part, the actual restaurants were smoke-free however sometimes people would still light up and disregard others.The internet service is awful so if you need this, it can be challenging as for me I have Airbnb and need to be connected and it was a painful.

  • 1960valerio : Toronto, Canada
fourteenth trip to cuba

I went to brisas santa lucia from march 30 to April 6 2017This hotel is out dated BIG TIME compare to other like in Santa maria or Cayo Cocothe rooms are big I stayed Solo at # 1611 Clean room No bugs The bed was very thin an very uncomfortable with four inch Foam mattress and No box spring there was a mini fridge which you have to plug in and they left a couple of soft drink and a cheap bottle of Ron(did not drink it) The Foods; Worse food ever in cuba , I am not a picky eater But THE FOOD WAS BADD , I mean there was nothing good Not even the fishthe soups ...always cold , a few days no romaine or any other kind of greensI stuck with sunny side up eggs for breakfast and and rice and beans The best meal I had was the Pargo fish I caught Fishing The bar open 24 hour the only good drink was the beer forget about any name brand international drinks No Campari , No Sambuca, No Good wyskies They had a noname bottle of brandy but after the first day there was no more all week long No Lime Or Lemon to add to any drink The stuff is very friendly the beach: Dirty Not because of garbage But the shore is littered with dead sea grass No entertainment on the beach like music and or games The entertainment : There are Three people that try to entertain every one NOT Very Good , No Shows ( make your own entertainment) that's what I did .I went to this resort because I had to meet some friends I Will never go back!But if you Plan a trip in Santa lucia I suggest renting a house at Coco beach WHY? the beach are wonderful , white sand crystal clear water lot of fish to see in water No need to go and pay extra for snorkeling and with as little as 20 Cuban convertible Pesos you can have a great breakfast Lunch and dinner

  • Chloe D :
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I just got home from Cuba yesterday afternoon and had a great time! Every day leading up until our trip I'd check trip advisor for new reviews. It was consistently very contrasting. I have never been to Cuba before this and all I'd really heard was that the food wasn't that great. I went with my boyfriend (I'm 25 and he's 26) for 7 days. We met a bunch of people during our stay who were long (and I mean LONG) time returners. I'm talking 10-25 times. Everybody was very nice and friendly. My boyfriend and I weren't really sure on the whole etiquette with the tipping and how much was appropriate and when you should tip really haha. But we figured it out! We both brought bubbas for our drinks which was helpful! The bartenders are all very nice and friendly. The main lobby bar is the only bar that was 24 hours- but since we're both pale and managed to get sunburnt every single day- we went to bed at almost 9pm every night and barely made it over there anyway! Our room was in the 20 block which I won't lie was a fair distance from everything- other people at the resort mentioned to us that this area was not updated as recently as the closer blocks but we didn't mind anyway. Apparently the entire resort only has 8 king sized beds so we had 2 queens (I think) that we managed to push together for one giant bed!The food was actually better than I expected. We went to the buffet every morning for breakfast and there was a huge assortment of choices. I got an omelette almost every day. Lunch we would go to the snack bar and I would get a grilled cheese with french fries but there was a few other options! My boyfriend tried the hotdog, hamburger and ham & cheese sandwich and liked them all. Dinner at the buffet was alright- there was always 3 choices of made to order features along with everything else to serve yourself. On our second night we were able to go to Roc Santa Lucia next door for their buffet dinner and actually liked our hotels food better haha.We also made a goal to try all of the a la carte restaurants and actually found that the cuban was the best of the 3. The "international" one was alright, nothing too exciting. My boyfriend loves seafood and claims the seafood one was great. The beach is huge and beautiful. You're able to walk freely all the way down towards the last resort on the beach. There's some seaweed if you end up there before noon but they have a few guys come with rakes and a truck to tidy it up. Some of the sunloungers were older and sunk in haha but otherwise comfortable. There was a man offering free coconut water straight from the coconut which was cool as well! As I did see some of the drama of the 25 CUC towel stealing issue, we brought our own towels and had no problems. We also did one of the excursions. The catamaran to Playa Bonita. This cost 68 CUC each- we found it was the one with the most to offer. We left at 930am and returned around 430pm. The boat had an open bar and there was about 25 guests on board. We dropped the chefs off to the island and returned back to the reef for a bit of snorkelling, maybe about an hour? Which was great I was happy to see all the coral and the fish. After this we went back to Playa Bonita for a seafood lunch. Again I don't like seafood and they did surprisingly offer chicken which I had and liked, and my boyfriend said the seafood was great. Afterwards we had some time on the beach to hangout and swim. We left around 3 and the guide dove into the water to grab giant starfish for us to look at (that he quickly put back in the water!)Lastly, the highlight of our trip was one of the local resort dogs that us and our friends we met there named Bob. He'd follow us up and down the beach, sit with us on a lounger on the beach or at the pool and he didn't even beg for food. He was actually surprisingly picky with food. One night he even walked the entire long journey back to our room and waited outside for us. It was so sad leaving him yesterday! He was waiting for us in the lobby at 630am, my heart broke as I saw him running out to the road behind the bus to see us off. Anyway, I'm not sure where all these bad reviews come from! The resort in itself is older, and it is in Cuba so we didn't pay a lot and we didn't expect a Canadian level 4 star resort. We were pleasantly surprised despite all these lower/bad reviews.:)

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Kiteboarding vacation in Cuba

Great vacation location in Cuba ; stayed at Brisas for a kiteboarding vacation ; warm shallow water & beach launch area to the right ; there are 4 resorts on the beach ; stayed next door the year before but I preferred Brisas ; had to drive to Montreal for departure as not available from maritimes . Well worth the trip ; not crowded & great safe kiting

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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Christmas & New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer & House Wine, 24 hrs)
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • 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
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Meeting facilities
  • 2 tennis courts (2 lit) on-site
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Dive shop on-site
  • Watersports
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Outdoor Wedding Location
Hotel Rooms includes:
  • 1 queen or two twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Max occupancy 3 person
Kids Deal - Kids 2-12 stay & eat free when sharing a room and existing beds with 1 adult. Max 1 kid. Teens 13-16 pay special teen rate.

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.
Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at check-in), flowers, bottle of sparkling wine, and a la carte restaurant reservations. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate.

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.

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  • Brisas Santa Lucia
    Santa Lucia,Cuba

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Brisas Santa Lucia
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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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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