Had a terrific week at CSM! Great windy weather for sailing, plus a couple of calm days for snorkelling…paradise! For those interested, the new Barcelo is not open yet…guests who were to go there were rerouted to Melia Las Dunas. They are working very hard at Barcelo and I suppose it is possible they will open by Christmas, but they certainly don’t look ready at this point.
MCSM is still, IMHO, the best resort I have stayed at in Cuba, although I do prefer Sol next door for the privacy and atmosphere. Melia has great service with terrific staff. The only negative comment I have is that the a la cartes were not as good as last year…maybe the hurricanes have affected produce, but there was not the variety, both there and at the buffet, that I have come to expect…but the biggest downside was no entertainment at either a la carte, and they used to be excellent in this respect. Other than that…everything was as good or better than last year.
I will be writing a review and putting pictures on line. I have already posted a few of snorkelling (more interesting and important to me than other things!) Here’s the link…check back, there will be more…