So in my previous post, I shared my experience and tips about the planning process of the perfect vacation. In this post, I will be discussing my experience with Ratings, Reviews and Extras.
Ratings are not always as they seem. It is good to understand that a four or five star rating in Cuba or other popular destinations are not equivalent to four or five stars in say, Canada or the US. So when a hotel or resort claims to be a four star, it’s more likely a two star.
The most important aspect of choosing a place to stay is reading the reviews. Reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt, because mainly only two types of people take the time to write reviews; those with great experiences and those with horrible ones.
It is also good to consider that their experiences won’t necessarily be your own so if they had a horrible room experience chances are likely the same thing won’t happen to you. However, issues that relate to food, bugs, shows, mannerisms, beach and pool are probably what to read about so you have a good idea of what to expect.
Why not indulge in a once in a lifetime opportunity while you are lazing away. Excursions or extras are great add ons that you can participate in. Generally, prices per person are charged in USD. The resort you stay at will have a booth where an excursion specialist can help you choose and register you for tours and activities.
My husband and I went on a Catamaran tour which included a cruise to a few small islands, snorkelling, lunch and a show as well as interaction with dolphins.
In my next post, I’ll be discussing what to pack and how to prepare for your trip!
Have you had good or bad experiences when travelling?
Stay strong and beautiful!