Just booked for February 16th, 2015. Can hardly wait to see actual photos of the resort.
Just booked for February 16th, 2015. Can hardly wait to see actual photos of the resort.
One of our friends from Memories who is transferring there went to see it last week and said it's amazing. Definitely on my list for a future trip!
Does anyone know when "Phase 2" of the resort is expected to open? I know Phase 1 is opening in November, I'm just wondering if they will still be actually building the other half of the resort then, or what? Or is it already built, and they are just opening half at a time?
Just noticed this resort on sell off. Its looks amazing. The price is unbelievable. Do not know anything about the resort other than it opens in November. If we plan it right we hope to be there. If anyone knows or has heard anything please let us know.
I have a reservation for November 2nd . You will see my report on November 10th.
were booked for nov 17-24
We are booked for March 29 out of Halifax. Total of at least 6 couples. Can't wait!!!!!
We just booked for Dec 22 to Jan 5. We are going with West Jet - very inexpensive for two weeks at a 5 star.
Looking forward to it! Will post our review.
We are booked for November 28th for two weeks. Below is an email I received directly from the Valentin chain if anyone is interested.
Hotel: Valentin Perla Blanca
“ Valentín Perla Blanca is an adults only all inclusive resort (+18), with over 700 meters of a powdery white sand natural beach located on Perla Blanca beach on Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. This luxurious resort is 90 minutes away from Santa Clara International Airport.
Valentín Perla Blanca is the perfect place to relax and enjoy living in an exceptional natural setting. The property designed in an elegant contemporary Caribbean style, proposes a total of 1020 rooms including 6 Imperial suites, with ocean, pool or garden views. The resort is divided in two sections, each with its own swimming pool and offers Deluxe rooms and Imperial suites, distributed in 19 three story buildings; it is also wheelchair accessible throughout the whole resort.
The 2 pool areas have unique and attractive designs with built-in lounge chairs and swim-up bars. A great place to enjoy a swim and your favorite drink.
The two main buffet restaurants “Frangipani” and “Ave de Paraíso” are opened for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A choice of any of the five " À la carte" restaurants is also offered for dinner at either the Spanish, French, Cuban, Italian or Seafood restaurants; reservations required.
During both day and night time, you will be able to enjoy one of the 11 bars such as the Lobby Bar, Sports Bar, Tea & Coffee Corner, Night club “Les Club”, ” Aqua Bar Azul” Bar, Beach Bar Trinidad, Parrillada Bar. In the evening, enjoy nightly shows at the “Locura Theatre” and dance the night away with a live band. ”
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – GENERAL INFORMATION
1014 Deluxe rooms and 6 Imperial suites with ocean, pool or garden views
Welcome cocktail and cool refreshing towel upon arrival
Access to all restaurants with reservation. (3 per week) Lobster dishes ($)
A selection of domestic and premium international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and house wine
Access to internet with computers available in the lobby's CYBERCAFE ( $)
Beach towel in the room
Ocean front wedding gazebo
Main pool (sq meters: 4,795).
TECHNICAL INFORMATION - RESTAURANTS
Buffet Restaurant “ Frangipani ” international cuisine featuring theme nights.
Buffet Restaurant “ Ave del Paraiso” international cuisine featuring theme nights.
Opening times restaurants “ El Flamboyan ” y “ Almendra ”:
Buffet breakfast: 07:00am – 10:00am
Buffet lunch: 12:30pm – 03:00pm
Buffet dinner: 06:30pm – 10:00pm
At the beach: “El Ranchon” Buffet opens for lunch 12:00pm – 03:00pm.
The “Grill bar” will offer late snacks. 24hs service.
Day time: Dress, shorts or jeans, swimwear must be dry and covered. No bare feet.
Night time: Dress, skirt, dress bermudas or jeans with casual tops or t-shirts. Sneakers, tennis shoes, dress sandals (no flip flops). No sleeveless shirts for men allowed.
“À la carte” Restaurants.
Italian “Noi Due”
Seafood speciality “El Marinero”
Cuban “La Casa de la Abuela”
Restaurant “The Experience” ($) Lobster dinner with extra charge.
Opening times: 06pm – 10pm
Dress code (This restaurants are opened only for dinner):
Ladies: Dress, skirt, Capri pants, dress bermudas or jeans, dress shoes, elegant sandals.
Gentlemen: Long pants required, including dress jeans. Dress or casual shirt (with sleeves) with dress shoes or sandals with covered toes or loafers.
Beachwear, sportswear, shorts, sleeveless shirt, baseball caps, tennis shoes or sandals are not allowed at night in restaurants.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION - BARS
Lobby bar “Hola”: 10:00 am – 01:00 am
Sports bar: 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tea & coffee ''The Corner'': 07:00 am – 08:00 pm
Night club “Les Club”: 11:00 pm – 02:00 am
Bar de Playa “Cienfuegos”: 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Aqua Bar ''Azul'': 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Snack Grill bar: 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Parrillada Snack bar: 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Theatre “Locura Bar” bar: 09:30 pm – 11:30 pm
TEHNICAL INFORMATION - ACOMMODATIONS
Divided into 19 three storey buildings , no elevators available.
All rooms are non-smoking, though smoking on the balcony or terraces is allowed.
Connecting rooms available in Deluxe category.
Handicapped Deluxe rooms available, all with connecting rooms.
Common standars in all room categories:
Private terrace or balcony
Separate shower & toilet
Bathrobes & slippers
32 '' Flat screen satellite TV
Air Conditioning with in-room control
Direct dial telephone in room and in bathroom
Electronic in-room safe
Mini bar (restocked daily with soft drinks, waters & national beers)
Iron & ironing board
DELUXE ROOMS (1014 units)
40.9 m2. Deluxe rooms with balcony or terrace offering garden, pool or sea views. All equipped with either two double or one king bed. Maximum occupancy 3 adults in existing bedding.
King size (513 units) or 2 double beds (507 units); type of bedding is not guaranteed.
172 ocean view, 251 pool view and 431 garden view.
Extra-bed available in some units (on request )
10 handicapped rooms with connecting rooms
IMPERIAL SUITES (6 units)
81.60 m2. Imperial suites with balcony or terrace all offering ocean views, a king size bed and a sofa. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
King size bed
Open bathroom concept
Separate living room with sofa and dining room area.
In room beach towels
Mini bar restocked daily with soft drinks, waters and national beers.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – PRIVILEGE PACKAGE
Early Check-in and late-check with no charge, subject to availability.
Distinctive wrist band.
“A la carte” breakfast in a separate area of restaurant.
In room luxury amenities.
Beach towels are provided in the room daily.
“Petit fours” and fruit plate in room, one per stay.
Privilege Concierge service.
One bottle of wine at one “a la carte” dinner.
30 minutes massage per person per stay.
One Romantic Lobster Dinner included per week. To be booked with the Privilege Concierge.
4 reservations at “A la carte” restaurants, made and guaranteed by the Privilege Concierge.
Exclusive Access to Privilege Lounge 10:00am - 10:00pm.
Pemium international drinks with snacks at Privilege Lounge 05:00pm a 07:00pm.
Reserved area at the ''Ranchon Playa''.
Reserved area at the Buffet.
Reserved beach area with personalized service.
Reserved pool area with personalized service.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION - ACTIVITIES
Non motorized water sports activities included: Kayaks, hobie cats & snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel only)
Motorized water sports activities available offsite. ($)
Offsite diving ($); initiation to Scuba diving in pool available at the resort
2 tennis courts
1 multi purpose court (Tennis, basketball, etc.)
GYM and massage rooms.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – OTHER NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
Premium wine available in ''À la carte'' restaurants ($)
Romantic ambiance restaurant ''The Experience'' ($)
Medical services ($)
Shopping area ($)
Laundry services ($)
Local, national and international phone calls from room ($)
Multi religion wedding gazebo. Packages available ($)
Available through concierge services:
Transportation to Pueblo Cayo Santa Maria ($)
Transportation by taxi from/to airport ($)
Romantic dinners on the beach ($)
UPDATED: AUGUST 28TH 2014.
I posted the fact sheet above for the Valentin Perla Blanca. Below is an email I received directly from Daniel Conte at the Valentin Imperial chain. I hope this helps!
All services and facilities will be ready by the time I arrive on November 28th.
NOTE: The factsheet will be changing in the close future considering diferent reasons. Once the hotel is opening and running we will detect some details in the services that needs to be adapted. Some restaurant names could change. Some restaurants and bars will be added in the future. Some services are expected to be added in the future. So, specially in the first two months after the opening, hotels services and facilities needs to be adjusted.
In the opening, and only because of the occupancy, we are probably rotating the opening of the restaurants, but all of them will be available.
We are not going to offer room service by now. We are going to studing the possibiity of implementing this service once the regular food and beverage service is running normaly.
Not all the rooms will be ready, we have a group of rooms that are missing furniture and decoration. But there´s no building construction.
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