Eat at your own risk: the perils of Cuban apartheid resorts



Staying at an apartheid resort in the Castro Kingdom could wreck your selfish unprincipled “stress-free” vacation, some Canadians have discovered.

The main problem seems to be that the staff at these apartheid facilities are sub-human Cubans who don’t care about basic hygiene.

Those damn dirty Cubans!  They live like slobs and act like slobs!  Too bad those resorts can’t hire fully human workers instead of filthy tropical humanoids.

How dare they!  How dare they treat Canadians this way!

Kitchen in 4-star Cuban apartheid resort
Kitchen in 4-star Cuban apartheid resort

Canadian travellers report illnesses at Cuban resorts

Unsanitary washrooms, unsafe food handling practices, unrelenting stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea: these are some of the complaints being reported about popular Canadian vacations destinations in Cuba promoted and operated by Sunwing Vacations of Toronto.

“It’s very severe, and I am struggling a week later,” said Amanda Klein of Medicine Hat, Alta., who recently returned from Cuba and says she is still experiencing stomach problems.

Klein, 26, spent a week with her boyfriend and two other Canadian couples at the Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba between Jan. 5 and 12.

But within days of the Canadians’ arrival, Klein says five of the six guests were violently ill with vomiting and diarrhea.

Klein says the group stopped eating at the all-inclusive resort–which they booked through Sunwing Vacations–after witnessing troubling food-handling practices.

“Numerous staff put their hands in food, licked their hands and put their hands in the food we were supposed to eat,” she said.

She said her group became alarmed when they watched staff members clearing tables in the buffet restaurant.

“They would collect the dirty dishes from the tables, and if it looked like they weren’t used, then left them on the table,” Klein told Global News, adding many of the dishes were dirty.

In 2015, Global News reported extensively on illnesses at the resort that affected Canadian vacationers. Last week, visitors to the Memories resort and certain other Cuba resorts began reporting sickness similar to those that were documented last year.

Whole story HERE, including video testimony from disgruntled Canadian tourists.

Canadian tourist and 4-star Cuban chefs
Canadian tourist and 4-star Cuban chefs

1 thought on “Eat at your own risk: the perils of Cuban apartheid resorts”

  1. Seriously, Canadian tourists are scum. It’s not just what they do; it’s their attitude–if anything goes wrong with their Cuba vacation, which they could easily have taken elsewhere in the Caribbean, they automatically assume the victim role as if they’ve suffered some awful injustice. It’s NEVER their fault or responsibility in any way, shape or form. Truly repulsive people.

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