Be Live Turquesa
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Our OpinionA 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.
Location: On the beach, 20 minutes drive from downtown Varadero, 35 minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes from Las Americas Shopping Centre.
The hotel was exactly how friends said it would be - nice but do expect much! The room was okay, the food was nothing special, but not bad. The service was nice, most of the staff were friendly - always said hello! Some asked for our hats or sunscreen on the last day! The tour of Havana was fantastic - definitely a must do with a private driver!
Don't forget to bring bug spray! Those almost invisible little bugs deliver a big mosquito-like bite. Over all, I would give this resort 3 stars - clean, but old. We had to get the door lock fixed as soon as we arrived - it wouldn't lock. There was only one key to our room, so it was not cleaned daily unless we left it unlocked. Also, we had to call to get the bathroom window fixed, as we were on the ground floor and the large window couldn't close or be locked. Each timer, they were very quick with a solution. The staff were all very motivated by tips and gifts (shampoos, lotions, toiletries...).
Second trip to Cuba only other experience was a 4 star in Cayo Coco. I was there last week with my wife and two daughters aged 15 and 12. My wife is a banker and I am a lawyer.We are from PEI and we are used to friendliness and awesome beaches (in summer of course). I have never written a review but I think it is warranted as I am perplexed by some of the poor reviews. Makes me wonder what sort of opulence these people are used to in their daily lives. Rooms: Dated, yes, but adequate. Rooms were clean if not a bit rough around the edges. So what. Lots of hot water. Beds pretty comfy. The a/c was very effective, but loud. TV selection was pretty good. Some channel in several languages, the English channels were good - a movie channel, Showtime, played some good movies I had never even heard of before. I am not a sun lover per se so I did spend some time in the room cooling off. Rooms: 6/10Beach: PEI beaches are amazing, clean, sand dunes, white sand, etc, but the beach here was sublime also, and of course the very warm water in March. No rocks, jelly fish, nice gradual slope, no riptides, a bit of innocent sea weed. 10/10Food: I thought it was fantastic. Very good quality and selection. How anyone could complain about the food at that resort really baffles me. The only draw back there was probably 4 hours total in a 24 hours period that you could not get food somewhere. Not a big issue. Plan it out and suck it up. 9/10Pool (and gym): Nice pool. The water temp was "refreshing". 5 foot or so max depth - long enough to do useful swims which I did because the "gym" was pretty small. Pool 8/10 Gym: 3/10 (* tennis court was not operational either)Entertainment: There was something every night and during the day there were options too. My kids were never bored. A bus trip into Varadero is easy and there are excursions. There is also a dolphin aquarium literally a 5 min walk away. The show was good, and the "swim with the dolphin" was actually very substantial. It was 70 pesos and one of my daughters did it. She was in with a group of 10 and they were in the water interacting for almost 40 minutes. They all got to interact and touch the animals often. It was worth it. Entertainment: 7/10 Bars: Only two of them. The lobby bar shuts down at 12. The 24 hour really gets quite after 1, they even turn the tv off I think to encourage people to go to bed. Not a whole lot of people up and about after that so if you are into late night socializing, not the best spot for that. Having said that we met some interesting and nice people from all over. The cups were small so unless you had your own container you were ordering often. Bars: 5/10 Service: Again, being from the Maritimes I am used to friendliness and awesome genuine service. Not so much here. Some servers were exceptional. Others made you feel like you were an annoyance. I was shocked, however, to see how some fellow travellers treated the staff, very rudely. Sad. Overall the service was good, but a few poor interactions can taint your overall impression. Service 6/10The resort itself is pretty compact and it was easy and safe for my kids to roam around. I don't have a lot to compare this place too, but by me even taking the time to review it suggests to me that I was impressed overall, which I was. 8/10
Great place for a comfortable relaxing vacation. The room was fine, nothing fancy, the air conditioning was soundless and set at an ideal temperature. The bathtub was a huge soaker type with no plug but I did manage to jimmy one and had the best long hot bath one rainy day. It's a small resort with charming 4 plexes and lots of palm trees and greenery. More of a small village feel than a hotel vibe. The food was plentiful but not the most delectable but certainly average for the area. The staff, of course, were wonderful and the coffee was amazing. Beach access was just steps away and offered the softest, silkiest sand ever.
This was our 7th trip to Cuba, first time to Varadero. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Roberto at the lobby bar was so personable and really made an effort to go out of his way to make us feel welcomed. Great drinks and fast service. We never waited! We always found something to eat at the buffet that was enjoyable. It was typical food for Cuba! The service was great! Thank you to Alberto and the staff that worked with him. We were always greeted with a warm welcome and their service was beyond expectations. We always tipped as we would if we were going out for a meal at home and they deserved to be rewarded for providing such great service. I would like to give a shout out to Maria! We looked forward to seeing her smiling face every morning at the omelette station, singing and making an effort to bring a smile to your face. She is just a wonderful person. The grounds were well maintained. The rooms need upgrading but they were very clean. The maid service was excellent as well. We took a private tour to Havana which was a highlight of our trip. It is so worth leaving the resort for the day! Our tour guide Claudia was so good at her job. We also took a double decker bus to Varadero which was also good. Exchange money at the airport or in Varadero as you will get a better exchange rate than at the hotel. The beach was beautiful. Lots of security and police presence. Never any issues and always felt safe. We didn't go into Varadero at night but we heard that it is very safe and has a great night life of music and dancing. Thanks Be Live Experience Turquesa! We will see you again soon!
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- 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 and dinner daily (dress code in effect for dinner)
- Wine and beer with lunch and dinner
- Domestic & International drinks 10am-midnight
- Day and night tennis
- Non-motorized watersports
- Pedal boats
- Sunfish sailing
- Table tennis
- Introductory scuba lesson in pool
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Lounge chairs and beach towels
- Massage service (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- Children's mini-club
- Two 3/4 beds
- 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
For the Kids - For kids ages 4-12 enjoy supervised children's activities.
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Be Live TurquesaVaradero,Cuba
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Las Morlas, Km.12,5 Reparto La Torre, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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