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Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

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Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

Just wondering about the state of the resorts since post hurricane Irma, Jose and Maria opening on Nov. 1 ??. Since there has been so much rain, I assume the drought is over but a bumper crop of mosquitoes ?. Are the beach bars functional ?

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1. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

It was only Irma which affected Cuba, and I thought that the hotels in Santa Lucia have been open for weeks.

It is only Cayo Coco / Guillermo and Cayo Santa Maria that have been closed until now.

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2. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

I have friends there right now, they said it's great...... nothing to worry about.

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3. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

they've had irma and another severe storm but seem to be up and running now with flites resuming. pretty pricey out of toronto though. carol e.

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4. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

Just got back yesterday from a week at Gran Club. All is good. A few mosquitos around but no more than normal.

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5. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

do a review jb. how are the renos progressing? and is the a/c working in the buffet? thank you. carol e.

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6. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

is the dive shop SHARKS FRIENDS open since the hurricane ?

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7. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

I would like to go some days from 23 november, which is the best hotel with the best beach now after irma

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8. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

I was there week of Nov. 9 - 22, 2017.

The 1st week was rain and more rain. The week of Nov. 15 -22 was glorious. Sunshine and not too humid. ROC Santa Lucia was great.

Sunwing did not bring in all the baggage and the Sunwing rep, Mirtha and Alex compensated 50 CUCs / day. Since I was there for two weeks, I did not mind not having my baggage for two day and got 100 CUCs spending money. The Sunwing reps were quick and efficient in handing out the cash. (Thanks Mirtha)

Did not see much damage at the hotel. The beach bar was up and running with it's thatch roof intact. Water was a bit cold in the ocean but par for Nov.

Caracol is still not open to Canadians but will be starting Dec. 21. I wonder why the hotel would want to loose money by not inviting Canadians and sticking to Itieye's only.

All in all, a good holiday.

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9. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

italian bravo doesn't seem to be able yo get a handle on things. at one point they wouldn't even let guests from the 3 other hotels in to visit. the euro Italians have not been impressed with the travel times, prices and amenities. guess some heads overseas will have to roll or the cuban ministry realizes what a terrible mistake they've made for the past 2 years before things change. contracts up soon so maybe things will change then. real problem booking out of toronto. thanks for the feedback. carol e. and prices on the playa are ridiculous

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10. Re: Anybody in Santa Lucia week of Nov.1/17 since the opening ?

You can book Caracol from Montreal with air Transat and Cubanacan since early November however, the package with Transat out of Toronto only starts late December. However, you can book by the night if you just buy your flight from Toronto. Not sure of the nightly price sorry.

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