Originally Posted by Lydia1120
thank you CSHO. I've been to Varadero, Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin and for the beach Varadero is my favoriate. Holguin was really nice and we loved Blau Costa Verde Resort..the entertainment was just amazing! However, the beaches were a bit too weedy and water muddy. In Cayo Santa Maria, there were many old men in banana hammocks with young local prostitutes on the beach so needless to say we won't be going back there, ever! Now that was back in 2009 so just speak to people who have been there recently before considering there. Varadero had the nicest beach so that is why we chose it. Good luck and have fun planning! :-)
Thanks Lydia! I have been to Holguin and we loved it and I've been to Varadero as well a number of times which I also loved. I love that the airport is so close... the reviews I've read on Melia LAs Dunas Cayo Santa Maria have been amazing but its hte long drive that keeps me from it the most. I am pretty much torn btw the Iberostar Laguna Azul in Varadero or Melia LAs Dunas. I guess it will mostly just come down to the price for our guests!