Playa Covarrubias, Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba.
"Absolute relaxation in paradise, not so great service"
Posted by: Asya on Mar 4, 2011
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Located right by the beach, on the north coast of the eastern province of Las Tunas. The resort is set up as a village where you can enjoy the privilege of being secluded from any tourist development; the ideal holiday getaway!.
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"A treasure in the Caribbean"
Mia Bosley on May 31, 2005 >
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Visited on: May, 2005
2205 people found this review helpful
I rebated a long time about writing a review for this resort as when I find a treasure like this one I want to keep it all to myself. The sun, sand and beach are second to none. SOme days are hot while the evenings are cooler, just great for sleeping. I personally did not get any bites from mosquitoes however some of the others did have a problem. the rooms are very bright and clean. Lots or room, comfortable beds, large clean bathrooms. MAids make up the beds each day and clean the bathrooms. The resort is small enough to make it feel like a private club. Most people we met had been there several times before just as I know I will be going back. I was there for two weeks and could have easily stayed longer. The first week is spent exploring the resort, the two coral reefs, the winderness walk to the left of the resort and just swimming in the beautiful turoquoise water. A few excursions off the resort, to Peuto Padre, Santiago de Cuba, or swimming with the dolphins. The second week is getting to know some of the wonderful workers and entertainers at the resort., for they are the true treasures of Covarrubias. I would strongly recomment snorkling, sailing on the catamaran, or diving with Alex, and Yoel, Archery and dancing with Yonis is fun. playing Bacci Ball or volleyball or learning to dance the Salsa with Julian and Felipe and Ray is a must. The waiters at the snack bar, Raul and Tony, at the beach bar, Luisi and Nice. and all the gang in the restaurant, are all very attentive and willing to help. There was all kinds of choices of food. Breakfast has so much to choose from.... eggs any way you like them, bacon, cheeses, ham, cereal, fruits, smoothies made in front of you. dinner with wine if you like..... suppers with a little music at your table no less. As I said I was there for two weeks and never once did I have a problem with the choice of food. (or lack of a choice of food). The only problem I can think of at this time is my vacation was too short. For me two weeks was not enough!!!!!!
"Great resort for little money"
Jacob Decker on May 14, 2005 >
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Visited on: May, 2005
2289 people found this review helpful
Just came back from Villa Covarubias. We were there for 2 weeks, Feb18-March 4. The ride from the airport is quite long(2hours) but if you travel during the day you see a lot of all the villages et small cities. The hotel is quite secluded, the beach is nice and the staff is very friendly, mostly the animators Micheal, Julian and Yionnis. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The tv channels are great! Showtime and HBO show very good movies you can watch at night or before supper when the activities on the beach are closed and the dinning room isn't open yet. The water coming from the tap/shower was a bit yellow but if you let it run it is ok. You get bottled water for drinking purpuses. The food is ok. It is not what you are used to at home but we eat well. The lobster meal at a cost of 12$ is worth it as it is very good and provides a change from the buffet. The à la carte restaurant is free but you have to book early in the morning cause the tables are limited. The excursions are not very interesting cause the hotel is far from anything else. Puerto Padre is the nearest place to visit for 12$ and a 30 minutes ride. There are some other places but not worth it as for example going to Santiago is 4 hours each way for just 2h30 of visiting time. There are plenty to do and to see at the resort. People from all ages can enjoy themselves. It is not necessary to pay the 8$ for scuba as you can do it for free from the beach. There are dance lessons, spanish lessons,volleyball, bingo games (where I won 2 bottles of rum!), and shows everynight. Bring a card for the electricity slot in the room, and a large thermo cup for your drinks. There are many tourists from Europe but not that many from Quebec/Canada.