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Some new Resort videos posted


#1

Well the end of 2012 was busy for us (Cuba wise) and 2013 looks just as promising.

This first Video is an updated video of Memories Varadero http://youtu.be/1nHGDvV4u4w at the end of Oct/12

We were supposed to go to Holguin but Hurricane Sandy had other plans for us . We were there before in Jan 09 and we noticed a definite improvement.

and just for fun, here’s a short video of our double decker bus ride around Varadero. http://youtu.be/c-8WwugE-YY

This last one is from our recent trip to Riu Playa Turquesa, in Holguin, Dec 6 to 13. We were there last year and once again had a great time. Although it wasn’t as lush as the year before due to the Hurricane, if you weren’t familiar with it you wouldn’t have known, and the grounds staff certainly worked hard to make everything looked nice and neat. You can see that video here http://youtu.be/yMicd1Qt97E

While we were there we took a short taxi ride to the Blau to both snorkel and check out how the resorts there seemed to fare. It looks like the construction at the Blau is coming along quite well. The Beach restaurant is now closed and just a little further back is a new beach buffet. It also looked like they lost some trees but the greenery is coming back. What we were able to see was a lot of new palapas in front of the Playa Costa Verde. So they were obviously very busy.

Next week we’re off to Santiago de Cuba for 2 weeks, so more new videos when I get back.


#2

Nice “memories”. Thanks for sharing, mrjarart.


#3

[quote=@mrjarart]Well the end of 2012 was busy for us (Cuba wise) and 2013 looks just as promising.

This first Video is an updated video of Memories Varadero http://youtu.be/1nHGDvV4u4w at the end of Oct/12

We were supposed to go to Holguin but Hurricane Sandy had other plans for us . We were there before in Jan 09 and we noticed a definite improvement.

and just for fun, here’s a short video of our double decker bus ride around Varadero. http://youtu.be/c-8WwugE-YY

This last one is from our recent trip to Riu Playa Turquesa, in Holguin, Dec 6 to 13. We were there last year and once again had a great time. Although it wasn’t as lush as the year before due to the Hurricane, if you weren’t familiar with it you wouldn’t have known, and the grounds staff certainly worked hard to make everything looked nice and neat. You can see that video here http://youtu.be/yMicd1Qt97E

While we were there we took a short taxi ride to the Blau to both snorkel and check out how the resorts there seemed to fare. It looks like the construction at the Blau is coming along quite well. The Beach restaurant is now closed and just a little further back is a new beach buffet. It also looked like they lost some trees but the greenery is coming back. What we were able to see was a lot of new palapas in front of the Playa Costa Verde. So they were obviously very busy.

Next week we’re off to Santiago de Cuba for 2 weeks, so more new videos when I get back.
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Great videos mrjarart; thanks for sharing with us.

Going to Santiago de Cuba soon (very nice); Which hotel are you staying at? We are looking at booking at the Los Corolas for February. Let us know if its the same hotel. thanks


#4

Thanks.

We were at Los Coralas last year, so this year we thought we would try Brisas Sierra Mar. It’s always fun checking out new places and finding new spots to snorkel.


#5

[quote=@mrjarart]Thanks.

We were at Los Coralas last year, so this year we thought we would try Brisas Sierra Mar. It’s always fun checking out new places and finding new spots to snorkel. [/quote]

it sure is… :sunglasses:

DO you (or anyone else on the forum) recall how the scuba shop is at Los Coralas? Not sure I will bring my full scuba gear; flying with Cubanair and not sure if they have the same allowance as Sunwing (Free scuba gear lugguage) on top of your regular allowance.
If their gear is decent I might just bring my Guages and leave the BC at home.
thanks

Enjoy your stay at Brisas Sierra Mar; We can compare notes when we get back.


#6

Thanks ald1, will do.

As to the scuba shop, I can’t really give you a good answer as we are snokellers not divers. Hopefully someone else can help. We did meet up with some divers when we were there last year who dove almost every day and quite enjoyed themselves so you should be in for a good time.


#7

Great vids!! We were at memories the same week ;D