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The beaches are beautiful, clean and not crowded. Unlike what I first expected, the white sandy beaches were so clean and you didn't have to worry about hurting your feet as you walked into the water (i.e. there were no sharp rocks)...Just white sands and clear, blue water.
Breezes was a beautiful and well-maintained resort. Surrounded by tropical plants and tree galore, you felt like you were in a whole, new world. Everything is well maintained, and you will notice that there are gardeners keeping busy throughout the day.
The resort is a series of curvy concrete paths that lead to restaurants, the pool, the beach, tennis courts, etc. It's very much like a small community. Plenty to do with inclusive watersports and bicycles on-site. We unfortunately went during a period of cloudiness and did not benefit from the watersports available. But, the bicycles were handy and fun to ride (see a bit of the surrounding areas).
A good thing about this resort is that you don't need to wear a wristband. If you decide to go off the resort, you just need to show your key. Take a moped trip into town and see more of Cuba.
We stayed in a Junior Gardenview suite and there was plenty of room. All the regular suites are in cute, pastel-coloured bungalows. Much homier than a standard hotel complex. Rooms were clean. Satellite TV is available with about 4 English channels. Plenty to see if you have bad weather like we did.
There are 3 restaurants and the main buffet. We didn't get to try the Cuban restaurant, but Martino's (Italian restaurant) was very posh. Be sure to dress up a bit and expect fine dining and service. The Beach Grill is fun to eat at if you're at the beach (the food is OK--just burgers, salads, hot dogs, and pizza). Overall, the food was OK. It could have been better, but what can you expect, it's Cuba.
Mainly couples from a mix of age groups, but the majority were older, married couples.
Take a free scuba-diving lesson (Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays at 9am) in the pool and take advantage of the watersports. Also, if you bring extra cash, take a tour (they go from US$35 and up)...We had a great time going into the city with our mopeds and taking pictures of the homes and people. Cubans love to have their pictures taken, so if you have a Polaroid camera, be sure to bring it!!!
Souvenirs are fun and cheap. I got a few pairs of maraccas for a dollar each. You can get a 750mL bottle of white rum (Havana Club) for less than $4!!!
Thanks to Grace for this trip report ...