Moncton, New Brunswick
December 18, 2001
Service was just not there unless you tipped beforehand. I am not used to this concept - tipping is for a job well done, not to get you to do a good job. Besides this, the Beaches website ( Beaches) states that tipping is strictly prohibited at their properties. Surprise!@!@!
The maid service is OK, but one day my bed was not made, toilet paper was scarce, and the floor was always sandy (even though I couldn''t see the beach from my room).
I would say that if you are going, spend the extra $ and get a concierge suite.
The recreation staff put on "shows" every night. They vary from Mr. Beaches Varadero, Ms. Beaches Varadero, Ideal Couple Beaches Varadero, to cheezy girls in feather costumes attempting to dance to "Memories" and show tunes. WOW!!!
And the resort has their own theme song, to which the refrain is "kitchy, kitchy, kitchy Cuba" -- woo hoo!!
From journal A week in a Communist Land