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A pleasant stay within the Varadero strip. Most of the resorts in Cuba are not very notable for their food. Unfortunately, it rings true for this resort, as there are limited choices with regards to food options, even at the buffet. However, if you're looking for a place that is situated near a beautiful beach with plenty of outdoor day excursion, this is the resort to visit. There are plenty of activities offered both within and outside of the resort grounds that would keep any traveler occupied. OK nightly entertainment. This is a resort that is suited for older travelers and couples, who are looking for a quiet place to relax in Varadero.
This 268-room property is set on the beach amongst tropically landscaped gardens. The friendly staff and tastefully decorated rooms will ensure that your stay is a relaxing one.

Location: On the beach, 20 minutes drive from downtown Varadero, 35 minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes from Las Americas Shopping Centre.

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  • belgueulle : Gatineau, Canada
Loved this place

I was there for a quick getaway to celebrate my 50th birthday (oct 205). I have been to so many “all inclusive” , cuba and others, I don’t count them anymore, some better than other I guess but I will say that I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t like big places, and this one was just right. Fun people, clean, very nice beach. I had a blast! You want a good Pina? The front bar is the place. Expect fun and you will have fun. Look around to complain, you will find something you don’t like.

  • Thomas C :
Amazing holiday for unpretentious people

This was our first stay in the Caribbean area and also first time in Cuba. We stayed 8 nights in Turquesa hotel. We were heading from Havana were we stayed in private house for 4 nights. HOTEL AND STAFF:The complex like that is really huge and you have always something to do or to go. You can play many games such as tennis, football,beach volleyball or just to visit their small gym, I would say maximum for 3 person. We were really happy with staff as they were truly nice, some of them more communicative than others, but that is everywhere like that. They make sure that everything is great for you and if isn't they try to make it as best as they can. Any time we have needed something they helped us in friendly way. Obviously, then we could see many arrogant tourists and I would say that mostly Canadian people!!!Internet conection Wi-Fi in the reception or in pool area where is also bar which was great as we could have coffee or drink and to surf on the internet, is not for free, 2$/1 hour as everywhere in Cuba. There are three bars in total if I remember right, one on the reception which I would say that it's the best one because they do Mojito and more cocktails there, then bar in pool area a obviously beach bar on the beach. One huge swimming pool suitable also for small kids as there is level of the water just 30cm. They have got 24hours open bar which is more than great! ROOM:The room we had was quite big with AC, small fridge, terrace and for small fee you can also have safe. We have stayed minimum time at the hotel room, but they really need some work to be done on that, so please do not expect luxury rooms with 5 stars quality. This was really basic room for unpretentious people or maybe more for couples or young people. FOOD, ANIMATOR AND ACTIVITIES:After I have read all the review regaring the food and stuff like that I have to admit it's true. The weakest parts of the hotel are food and animator or evening program. A big disappointment were drinks they were pouring because cocktails such as cubalibre was just small plastic cap with very cheap rum and coke, cocktails there is really a big deal. You can easily have much better cocktail wherever else. Food was bad which caused that we had to go eat to Snack bar where they have stuff like Hot Dog, chips, Hamburger, but at least it was safe and we didn't have any digestive problems.The animators are trying, but not good enough and I know what I am saying as I saw animators and programs another hotels located near. In some point we were falling a sleep that much was evening show boring, evening program last approx. till 22:30 and then DJ is playing music till midnight.We had an amazing time in this hotel and we have brought so much memories, we don't regret that we have chosen this hotel.

  • hemblys : Halifax, United Kingdom
Fab holiday

Just arrived back from 2 weeks staying in this hotel. Although rooms need an update we couldn't fault with this place . The maid was there every day she kept the room spotless. The staff are amazing and would do anything to make your stay comfortable. The location is wonderful beach is to die for, food is really good and plenty variation. I would stay here again no problem . Anyone who puts the hotel down needs to leave the complex and see how the locals live and be happy with what they have. The Cuban people are so friendly. Had a great holiday thanks to all staff at Turquesa. LOVE IT. Heather and John

  • HelioEudoro : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Turquese – 3 stars really

We spent 12 days there and I must confess that I am in doubt about it. In one hand it was the worst resort I've ever been in Cuba, on the other hand in some respects those were my best vacation ever. I better split into pros and cons. I can sum up in - if you want to go to a quiet place and spend the day on the beach reading a book, this is your place. Do not expect more than that.ConsFood - We aren’t very picky about food, but the lunch is terrible, dinner is more interesting because it always has an extra dish, like baked fish or roast pork. The breakfast is average to other resorts. On the a la carte restaurants, do not waste your time. The Mexican and Cuban are worse than the resort's restaurant, and the Italian a tip - eat only the entries in the salad bar and choose a pizza or calzone. Nothing is worth it, believe me. At the all day rest, choose hot-dog or pizza, its okay. Fries is greasy and dull. Pool – the swimming pool is small and the water is turbid and I have the impression that there is not a frequent cleanup, the 12 days we spent it I have not seen anyone aspiring or treating water. Not have attached bathrooms, so I suppose the water is very polluted. We went once and my partner developed a skin allergy, never swim there again.Cleanup - Towels are old, small and smelly. bedding and pillow cases are not changed. Plates, cutlery and glasses are poorly cleaned. I killed a cockroach that ran under our table in the middle of the main restaurant lounge at lunch.Facilites - Despiste we having previously requested a room upstairs, the first room they gave us was on the ground floor, with the view road . All room was very outdate and musty smell. The hot air conditioning was noisy, broken fridge and vey weak toilet flushing. After a $20 box tip, we moved to a very good room next morning. The lobby bar had not coffee machine for almost the entire period and the lounge bar also had problems with the coffee machine. They commented that they would be getting two new machines, someday. The beach bar constantly ran out of beer. in the restaurant was hard to get things like cutlery cups and napkinsService - The staff is average for Cuba resorts, as always the better the tipping the better the service. However certain employees are grumpy even with gratuities, you can feel a certain irony and unwillingly. The replacement maid emptied one expensive pot of cream. So be careful with your toilet and personal belongs.Prosinstallations - if you consider that instead of a 4 star resort you are in a rustic beach house, so will be the best place in the world. Our second room, I chose after searching through the resort, it is one of only 4 units with a balcony that overlooks the front garden to the beach, has no sea view, but it is the closest that you can get to the beach, and all installations. All renovated and ac perfect, the only weak point is the discharge of the bathroom. Room number 485. No safe box there.Resort – small, cozy and friendily adult resort. The good thing you dont fell you are at a giant cruise. Do not have many lines, the service is relatively fast and always find good places to sit and there is no long wait to get drinks. No so many kids and multicultural diversified presence from Eastern Europe, Europe and South America.Beach - the beach is quiet, clean and very clean. My first time in varadeiro I thought it would be busy but amazing the beach is very private and wild. The best beach I went in Cuba.TipsRoom – ask for second floor near de beach. The best places are 585, 485 and 275Tip – bring 2 rools of 25 loonies, easy to tipping thereGifts – make-up, school stuffs, dollarama toys. Give to your maid, fave waiter, waitress, bartender, front desk.Luggage - access to the rooms are tamping stone and grass, advise you to use the luggage carrier that has a motor cart, because it's very uncomfortable to take yourselfBeach chairs – Before breakfast go choose your kiosk and leave a towel with something personal like a shirt or empty beach bag.Trips – Matanzas and Havana must to go. Skip Dolphins and lsland stuffs.Drinks – if you like booze, the lobby bar has much better drinks and service.Water – They gave one bottle of water and all world brings the bottle to fill the restaurant, sorry to disappoint but is tap water, then you can fill in the bathroom is the same. Or buy a kit at the front desk. I drank and had not problems

  • StayTrueBeauty : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Your Vacation Is What You Make Of It...

My husband and I just got back from a week at Be Live Turquesa. We arrived in the evening August 26th, Trip to the hotel was around half an hour.*First impression: Very quiet. However, the lady at the front desk made this place more assuring. She was very sweet and friendly, answered all of the questions we had. (Note: The safe to keep all of your important items is 5 CUC'S per day. Small enough so you can put what you need.) A staff member had helped us to bring our luggages to our room. Thankfully, this was a smaller resort, no trams needed, but there are some if required. *Everything was a nice walk away. The main buffet is central to the pool, the theatre where all of the shows and dancing happen. There were signs for everything. The one thing we did find out late about was the snack bar close to the beach. *Food: we didn't try any a la carte restaraunts. There was always something to eat at the main buffet, morning, noon and night. But there are options. Very friendly staff. Nite life: We had so much fun. The animation staff is really good. The shows were very unique from other resorts we have been to in Cuba. Well put together. After the shows, there is a DJ who plays music until 12. There is a 24 hour bar and Snack bar located at the theatre as well. Beach: beautiful. There were staff there to help you with your chairs. Security, life guards, bar tender and beach bar. The weather at this time of year was a bit rainy. We had a full day of rain, however the staff put out games in the theater where everyone hung out. It was actually really fun, felt like indoor recess. There are huts on the beach. The chairs are not fancy. They are the most practical and least comfortable chairs to lie on. But the beautiful beach made up for that.Rooms: we had a family room, 2 beds (that we just put together). Very simple. If you are use to fancy rooms at the Riu, this will be an adjustment for you. There was no coffee maker, iron or ironing board, but there were hangers, towels, toilettry and a blow dryer.Everything worked however the drainage system is not as strong, but it was functional. Beds were very firm, reception for t.v not hi-def, however you can still watch. Room service does not do a thorough service as some other hotels we have been to, so we did room service every couple of days. They give a bottle of water the very first day, but they do not refill. What we did was buy a couple of bubbas, and filled them up with water at the bar, for brushing our teeth, etc. (They are also really great for keeping drinks cold for the beach.) The air-conditioning worked for us, but was very loud. But some of the other hotel rooms had quieter air conditioning. One of the biggest things for us that stood out from this hotel was on the last day. We had a flight delay with Sunwing, they ended up giving us a free room of no charge. So were were able rest before our flight.Something we have really learned when vacationing is that you can do as much research as possible, but you will never know until you get there. We try to make the most of wherever we stay.We had an amazing time at this resort, but a lot of the reason for that was the friendly staff. In conclusion, Be Live Turquesa gives you what you need for a vacation. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place.

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
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (dress code in effect for dinner)
  • Snacks
  • Wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Domestic & International drinks 10am-midnight
  • Day and night tennis
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Pedal boats
  • Catamarans
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Introductory scuba lesson in pool
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Pool
  • Lounge chairs and beach towels
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Mini-market
  • Boutique
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Children's mini-club

Hotel Rooms include:
  • Two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge (restocked every other day)
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (converters required)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children

Kids Deals - 2 children 12 years and under stay and eat free, pay only airfare and transfers. (limited availability)

For the Kids - For kids ages 4-12 enjoy supervised children's activities.

Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of rum & a fruit basket. Reserve at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

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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Be Live Experience Turquesa
Las Morlas, Km.12,5 Reparto La Torre, Varadero 42200 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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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