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#528731 02/04/18 07:24 AM
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Our group of 7 adults stopped at Costa Blu for a drink. We had to register with the reception and get wristbands in order to buy a drink. The bartender told us it was to keep LOCALS out. We didn't order and we won't be back.

Bluebird #528735 02/04/18 04:58 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,448
That is a pretty crappy place if they are doing that, I commend you!

Bluebird #528742 02/05/18 07:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,267
Could be something related to their type of liquor license.

Bluebird #528743 02/05/18 08:34 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 131
It has nothing to do with their type of liquor license. It is the same policy at I'tan Ha and the other Sandy Point resorts. They are not a friendly group of people.

AC Lover #528746 02/05/18 10:05 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,972
I don't think even those staying at a Sandy point resort can freely go to another either.

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Bluebird #528763 02/06/18 03:07 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 462
Sandy Point property bars serves, or used to serve Lerskaa Vodka as their bar vodka, I wouldn't serve Lerskaa to someone I didn't like !!! and at a premium price...definitely very low standards.......

Bluebird #528779 02/07/18 10:13 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 7,051
I went to Coco Beach to meet with a client and the same thing happened to me. I know many of the staff and they were highly apologetic and said they were required to make me sign in and wear a wristband. i am not sure what the band was for but I can say that when I bought a drink at the bar there was a Sandy Point realtor hanging around in the pool bar area that was approaching guests, perhaps to make a sale pitch, but I was given a wide berth. So maybe the bands are to define who should or should not be solicited.

Needless to say I have not gone back there and have no plans to place any of my clients in those resorts unless absolutely necessary.

Although the properties are stunningly beautiful and the staff are all great people the ambiance is exclusive and uninviting for locals. It does look just like a Sandals or Beaches ad. Guests are having fun in the sun.

I guess this is just a sign of the times as we see big business replacing our lovely mom and pop guest houses. The price of progress.

Bluebird #528793 02/08/18 06:12 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,267
Thanks for the updates on personal experiences. Good to know, sad to be so.

Last edited by Diane Campbell; 02/08/18 06:13 AM.
Bluebird #528797 02/08/18 07:16 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,675
Yes, I had dinner there several
times because it's close to my house but management and staff have changed, the food and service are so poor I won't go back. Hard to believe Sandy Point doesn't step in and fix it.

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Bluebird #528881 02/12/18 10:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 136
I was surprised when Costa Blu went adult only. Every time I have been there have been very small amount of guest. We were last there in November and did not have to wear bands. Kinda sad since my place is in between Costa Blu and X'Tan Ha.

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