Isla Caribe Beach Hotel
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... br> about the beaches around, and he suggested Zaragoza, good ...
The first thing you see in Margarita (apart from perhaps plumped lips at the airport) is the sheer amount of vultures, and if you go to the beach in the morning, you'll see a sea of jellyfish that have been washed up overnight. The irony wasn't lost on us that the two most prominent creatures there are either circling, waiting to feed off you, or sting you, as that's pretty much how we felt about the majority of the island's inhabitants.
... we had missed the flight back to Caracas, a nice generous guard, helped us with the 50 boliveras (5 euros) we needed to pay the exit tax, and get the plane. As it turned out it was delayed, and so too was the adjoining flight later to Quito, from Carcas.
And so tired, stressed, Karolina and i eventually ended in Quito, at 9pm local time. To venture, where most had not ventured before.....the centre of the earth.
... is much hotter than here at home…..it’s a dry heat….lol. They don’t have a rainy season like us, so parts of Margarita looked exactly like the Arizona desert.
The main language is Spanish, which makes things a little difficult. I think there was one employee at the resort that spoke 10% English, and what they knew wasn’t useful….lol
Day one- unpacked ...
We were quite pleased to leave Ciudad Bolivar in the morning. A mix of excitement to get to the island and hope that we woudnt stand out a much there i think.
It was four hour ferry ride from Peurto La cruz and we managed to get there for 8pm.
The posada was beautiful!
German and Russian run, it had comfortable sized rooms with hot water!
There was a big kitchen for us to use, a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Isla Caribe Beach Hotel Margarita Island
Its all int eh food
We have just got back today, we had a lovely holiday my only comments wouold be the following
1. Food was always cold unless you received your meals via the grill chefs i.e. eggs in the morning and burgers at lunch.
2. They regularly run out of white wine and brandy in the pool bar, this did not please us one bit.
3. Some of the excursions are not worth the money but you can make your own mind up.
But from what I can see from the other reviews I would agree.
Isla caribe and chill
isla caribe is excellent , food good, no upset tummys, beach lovely, staff good ,if you want quiet and relaxed brill, if you dont, dont go and spoil it for us that do go to malia or similiar
Bastante aceptable;ideal para descansar
Hemos estado nueve años veraneando en Venezuela (5 en Margarita), y el hotel es bastante aceptable si vas con una idea de descansar y olvidarte de todo. Se ve q el hotel es nuevo y todavía le faltan cosas por mejorar (pequeños detalles), pero el personal se esfuerza en ello.
la playa no es muy grande pero es muy tranquila (quizás tenga demasiado oleaje) ; se puede pasear sin ningún tipo de problema y, salvo la zona del hotel, el resto está totalmente vacio.
No hay duda q hay mejores hoteles en la isla, pero este es una muy buena opcion para descansar con la familia sin ningún problema.
Wonderful Isla Caribe
The Isla Caribe is worthy of 4 star rating. Spacious rooms with lovely views of the mountains and sea (or the pool if you prefer). Quite at night so you can sleep peacefully. Very clean hotel - staff always sweeping and cleaning and we had fresh towels every day.
Very friendly staff. Good choice of food - main restaurant and grill bar - as is the Al a Carte. No problem with upset tummies or mosquitos..
I've been meaning to write a review for the Isla Caribe for months now. My sister and I travelled to Margarita with First Choice (excellent longhaul service, pity about the extortionate price for water on the flight) in late November 2006.
Don't listen to the bad reviews... this hotel has amazing qualities...the views are gorgious... pool, ocean or mountain... the room are clean, spacious... no problems at all. The pool was well maintained...food was really good...good variety.. always something eat...the drinks were really good.... the service at times was slow but...you're on vacation... relax.... you'll get a drink... the lobby bar was fun... the bar tenders there were really good..and table service at night was really good. The night life was almost nil.... so if that's important to you....better go somewhere else... the jeep tour is a must... the boat tours are good ...but only if you have your sea legs... lots of people were sick on our tour... the water is really rough... the beach is nice... red flag everyday but still ok to swim in... watch for jellyfish... it was a great vacation..if you're looking to relax and get some sun..its the place to go... the resort is new.. only about 7 months old..they are still building some of it..our stay was great.. would for sure go back...
Margarita Island was beautiful along the coast, the scenery was breathtajking. I have the most beautiful pictures of sunrises, sunsets and natural landscapes that I have ever saw. But as far as my review of the Isla Caribe Resort we stayed at well that is another story. First off the SERVICE SUCKS there. It all started from the moment we stepped off the bus and it didn't get any better than that except a few awesome staff I did meet. The food also bored me after a few days. I didn't feel people were to friendly. I found an overwhelming amount of German people there who were very rude. I'm sorry but I paid for my trip too and why do you think you rule!!!! No Night Life !!~ Great side trips went to Coche Island on a catamorand and had a mud bath that was fun. The jeep tour was the best I totally reccomend it. Coco-loco drinks and Tropical drinks were good. We had a great room pool side on the ground level. I loved sitting there in the evening. Do Not trust everthing the tour operator at your resorts says because I believe he will make a profit on you one way or another. Phillippe is a shyster. It is very reasonable to go out for dinner at the hard rock cafe there. I thoroughly missed a good old fashion north american menu, Overall I would say Beautiful weather but I would not go back. Oh but before I go I must inform you of one thing that really upset me and that was the way they respected and treated their animals (cats and dogs). It was a disgrace. In the resort there was an cat with a foot injury that was an open wound that we saw every day. The cats wound was so grosse. We asked at the front desk if they could get any help for the invection that set into his foot, they said they didn't really care. I saw dogs so skinny running all over some with maggots on their ears. They just didn't pay attention to these animals because it was normal for them to see them like this. We offered to pay to have a vet look at the poor cats foot and they said no it is not necessary. He was probably right in the long run because I could see quite cleary that they did not have a best friend like I have with my dog Marley. Ola from London, Ontario, Canada
Its a decent hotel - rooms are big and clean with a decent sized shower. its is a fairly new hotel which is nice...Restaurants wise its a little strange - there's the main buffet restaurant, with a section off the side which is used for the ala carte restaurant (the actual ala carte restaurant is being built over by the reception) and there's a grill/bbq thats open air which does steaks sausages etc. but - if its still the same as when i went - you do get the added advantage staying at the isla caribe of using the facilities next door at the pueblo - and they also have a couple of restaurants - including a pasta bar where you can get them to make up a sauce just for you. They also have a nice cascada bar during the day for toasties and drinks. the pool bar at the isla also does burgers for lunch/afternoon snacks. the cocktails are really nice too! the only real issue i had at the isla was sunloungers! its the age old prob of having people get up at 5/6/7am to "reserve" sunloungers with their towells and then not use them - its incredibly annoying. They even got so bad when we were there that people staying on the ground floor started dragging them to their terraces to keep them for themselves (although they didnt always end up there in the morning ;0)) however you can nip next door to the pueblo and theres usually plenty of loungers around there...or you can go down to the beach and theres usually some there.