We are leaving for Paradisus Princesa dM from Regina on the 21st with Transat, and as this will be our first time out of North America we are hoping some of you may be able to answer a few ?'s and save me reading through the 150+ pages of posts here. I did a few searches with keywords and made it through the first 5 pages but not really finding what I want.
We have been searching for our first sunny vacation since October and last week decided to book at Sandals in Varadero for the 28th as it looked like it included everything we may want for not a lot more than some of the other 4*s. Well it turned out that the day after our agent started working for us, Sunwing didn’t have anything left even though it showed up online. Yesterday, however, we found the PdM was available a week earlier & $500 pp cheaper! (& it used to be a Sandals resort) So away we go, but…
We are going mainly for the R&R and to get out of our Sask deep freeze, but would like to utilize as many of the resorts amenities as possible while we are there. This is where your help is needed.
I started by checking into the “free” round of golf that comes with this package, and found that the only free thing about it is my showing up. If my math is right and guessing exchange at $1.25 that week, this free round will cost near $200 Can after all the rental fees. I haven’t found out if this is for 9 or 18 holes yet either.
Am I off base here, or is this typical of the amenities available at all inclusive resorts? We were expecting to bring enough $ to do a tour of Havana and maybe rent a scooter to Varadero or one other day trip outside of the resort, and spend the rest of our time using the water toys at the resort. We are a little concerned that if there are extra costs, this may put these plans out of our reach.
Our agent can only advise us that there is a brochure of all activities available when we get there, but could not guarantee there would not be additional costs, time restrictions or that some things may not be available because of the weather etc.
Does anyone have specifics on any additional fees/restrictions for this resort, and further to that, the prices for things like a horseback trail ride, Catamaran snorkel trip, or a fishing trip. I’d like to keep our expenses under 1K for the week
Thanks in advance for your help,