Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:05 PM
If people complain about mosquitos its because there are mosquitos and tons of them AND they are immune to north american sprays. In fact I think they thrive on them. We called them mutant Cuban mosquitos.
I have learned since then that if a resort in Cuba has too much brush adorning it then there will be tons of mosquitos and they are annoying as hell. I now pay close attention to pictures of the resorts and reviews of mosquitos.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:50 PM
Good luck with your planning.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:37 PM
Its a brand new reosrt, just opened July 2007, and its a 4 1/2 star. The pictures look so good!! I cant wait to go!!
Only about 2 more months and Im going insane waiting!! LOL
Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:12 PM
Travel Agent is Megan Crouse - Megan's Brides by Oceans Travel - and I can't be happier with her service to date.
We have been to Cuba many times and absolutely love it there. The people, and the beaches are amazing. Hands down, the people there make up for the presence of mosquitos or food.
The food is quite good, plain - but we have never been sick there... Dominican Republic is another story - been three times - sick everytime.
Is any one else at the Barcelo Marina Palace?
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:15 PM
Both resorts look amazing, there are pros and cons to both resorts and wedding packages. What made you choose Barcelo Marina Palace??
Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:30 AM
It really is a great resort and in comparision to the ones we checked out was definately the best.
1. Melia Las Antillas - which was our first pick - but they are going to be an adults only resort in 2009
2. Barcelo Marina Palace - 2nd pick and the one that we are going to
3. Sirenas La Salinas - originally our first pick... until we visited - not a good choice at all
4. Breezes Bella Costa - really it is more like a 3 than a 4 star... not quite what we were looking for - but affordable
We have stayed at:
Playa D'Oro - again, classified as a 4 star... nice for vacay, not good enuf for a wedding
Cuatro Palmas - not for a wedding. but an awesome time nonetheless - great for a cheap vacay where you can spend a ton of time down town
Barcelo Solymar - not a bad choice for a wedding but this place didn't have that pizazz that we were looking for - but would be an awesome choice for an adult crowd looking for a great party.
Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:12 PM
This was our room, you won't have a crib in it of course unless you request one.
Looking out at the ocean
Beach wedding location
My daughter walking down the sandy isle (with a little help, she wanted to play in the sand)
Pics on the beach afterwards
Looking from the lobby through to the pool
As for tours, the catamarran tour was great! The sunset cruise was nice! The Havana tour was rushed and it is mainly a driving tour with a few spots you get off the bus for a very quick look around. If I ever go back, I would do the overnight tour instead. About half the group went on the day tour and the other half went on the one that went longer to see the dancers.
Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:13 AM
My husband and I are renewing our vows at Plays Costa Verde for our 25th wedding anniversary... Any ideas or tips you'd like to share from your experiences.?
Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:45 PM
We are also returning for our wedding in January 2015 at Memories Flamenco and am loving this planning process!!!!
Also let me know how your planning is going and feel free to message me for any info or advice I may be able to help with.
Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:34 PM
My fiancee and I are going with the Melia Cayo Santa Maria in Santa Maria Cuba. It's really isolated (it's meant for tourists) but so beautiful! The best beaches I've ever seen! We want to spend more time with our friends and family. Also the staff was incredible. The food was good for Cuba, lots of selection.
Once I figure out how to post pictures I can post some pictures of the resort (we visited last April).
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