Cubans allowed into AIs
Replies: 35 - Last Post: Jun 21, 2012 1:32 PM Last Post By: DrStrangeLuv
Jun 19, 2012 8:06 AM
Cubans allowed into AIsHello all, I'm a long time visitor to Cuba,since 2001 and haven't been there in nearly 2 years,I know that Cubans are now allowed to stay at resorts and hotels that were once limited to tourists,my question to you all is how difficult/easy will it be for me to take my longtime novia,8 years if you want to know, to an all inclusive resort for a vacation? I was planning on the Melia resort in Varadero next to the shopping mall,can it be arranged through my Canadian travel agent hassle free?
Jun 19, 2012 8:20 AM
1It should not be an issue.
You can make such booking through various sources that could include your Canadian agent/agency
Jun 19, 2012 8:35 AM
2Any hotel or resort can refuse a Cuban entry at the door, but if booked together in advance there should be no issue. This piece of legislation is - if memory doesn't fail me - from May 2008, so when you were in Cuba two years ago the deal was the same as now.
Jun 19, 2012 8:57 AM
Jun 19, 2012 8:59 AM
4Jorge thank you,I would love to do direct business with Cubans,but I'm an American so that makes it nearly impossible for any direct business transactions between the US and Cuba,maybe I will look you up when I get down to the island
Jun 19, 2012 9:02 AM
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Jun 19, 2012 10:45 AM
11This piece of legislation is - if memory doesn't fail me - from May 2008
Dontomas, you got the date right and my amiga and I stayed 3 days in an AI resort in May of that year and the following year at the Parque Central without any problem. As a side note, permission for a chica cubana to spend the night with a foreigner is at the discretion of management and if you prepay for the room in advance and she is refused entrance there is no refund which has happened to a few posters. It was fortunate that they book through a reliable agency who found them another hotel the same day.
Jun 19, 2012 10:52 AM
12I would love to do direct business with Cubans,but I'm an American so that makes it nearly impossible for any direct business transactions between the US and Cuba,maybe I will look you up when I get down to the island
WHY? Jorge does a lot of business with Americans and offers full service from the time you arrive in Cuba to the time you leave. As for any direct dealings and payment I will let him explain that to you.
Jun 19, 2012 11:21 AM
13Sorry Mosquito but there is no infrastructure over here for ALL hotels all over Cuba to be able to access the National Police computer center and/or DNI so to have access to our records. Not to say that such type of info is mostly classified for the public and there will be no tools to male it practical at the time a local is checking –in at a particular hotel. The receptionists will have only minutes. Such thing makes no sense, sorry to say.
What you suggest could be possible ONLY if a local tries to access a hotel from its own town and such local is overly-known as problematic by the specific management. But such thing is too specific to be applied nationwide and/or as a rule as you make it look like.
Jun 19, 2012 11:23 AM
14No,she does not have a bad past,i.e. criminal record as we've been stopped a few times going over the bridge in Varadero, asked the usual questions and sent on our way
(4 star Hotel)
From US$223.20 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$169.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$269.00 per night