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Strong Line-Up Of Holguin Hotels Is Key To Cubamania

From family fun to adult enjoyment, Gaviota resorts have something for everyone

When it comes to seeking out the authentic Cuba, look no further than the gorgeous resort town of Holguin in the eastern part of the island.

Tempt your clients with dreams of traditional Cuban music, incredible beaches, vintage cars, impressive cathedrals, exquisite cuisine and legendary hospitality. And if that doesn’t work – they won’t be able to resist the fact that you can save them up to $800 per couple when they book a package at a Gaviota Hotel with Transat throughout the ‘Cubamania’ month of August!

The impressive line-up of properties on offer during the Cubamania promotion include the following:

Iberostar Selection Holguin

Iberostar Selection Holguin

This stately hotel set on a white‑sand beach features free‑form pools throughout. Family clients will love the water park and the kids’ club, where the little ones can have fun while the grown-ups indulge in a massage. And for an adults-only retreat, there’s the Star Prestige zone, with its swanky suites and Bali beds.

Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

Think of the adults-only Paradisus Rio de Oro as a five-star getaway in a beachfront garden. Your clients can gaze upon azure waters from the infinity pool, paddle out in a kayak for views of the pearl-white coast, or dine at refined restaurants with lush vistas. They can also unlock a new level of comfort with the resort’s Royal Service, which includes a pillow menu, butler service and an exclusive pool and beach area.

Sol Río de Luna y Mares

Family clients love the ocean-view pools, mini-golf facilities, dance lessons and karaoke events at Sol Río de Luna y Mares. There’s also a great mini-club, so your clients’ kids can enjoy games, excursions and a mini-disco while the grown-ups sip margaritas or savour a massage. All that – and one child stays free.

Hotel Playa Pesquero

Hotel Playa Pesquero

Hotel Playa Pesquero offers a non-stop family fiesta, with its wading pool, colourful playground, lively kids’ and teens’ clubs and ice cream parlour. For a romantic retreat, there’s a wonderful adults-only section too. Picture sunset piña coladas on a porch swing, stealing kisses in a whirlpool bath and candlelit dinners at the Romantico.

Hotel Playa Costa Verde

The palm-lined paths of Hotel Playa Costa Verde lead to the white sands and crystalline waters of Pesquero Beach. There, your clients can snorkel, sail or laze while sipping a mojito. El Conuco Restaurant offers traditional Cuban fare and there are salsa classes in the evening. There’s also a kids’ club, playground and ice cream parlour to keep the kids happy.

Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde

At the Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde, your clients can soak up warm Cuban hospitality by day and surrender to the party spirit by night. Think theme nights and activities from sun-up to sundown.

“We work only with the best,” explained Susan Kooiman, senior business development representative for key accounts at Transat, “And we have fantastic partners across the whole island.

Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde

“For example, the Hotel Playa Pesquero has a Premium Service adults-only section, so it’s good for everybody – both families and people who crave adult-only time. This is a great four-and-a-half star property and part of our Distinction Collection. Transat were the first to launch collections in the industry and I think that really sets us apart from everyone else.

“When you book this property for your clients, they’ll get extra inclusions, like private transfers to and from the hotel, so they don’t have to stop at all the other hotels before they can start their beach holiday; a little welcome gift of a bottle of Cuban rum in their room when they arrive; and a la carte dinners for a week, as well as discounts off any other specialty a la carte restaurants that aren’t part of their package.”

Another great key selling point during Cubamania, according to Kooiman, is Air Transat.

“Booking with Air Transat – the number one leisure airline in the world – is a good selling point,” she enthused. “People love Air Transat and they book their vacations around our schedules, which is great.

“You can rest assured that you’re going to get the whole package when you’re booking Cuba with Transat.”

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