Author: SunnyBabe (---.stratoserver.net)
Date: 04-25-10 05:46
I am familiar with Costa Bonita too, I have family that live on the Island and I visit two or three times a year. I understand Michie B's is for sale because the owners have had it. I heard they are nice people too, but they are not the first.
The owners at Costa Bonita have tried to change the image and were making some improvements in their public relations when all hell broke out over Easter weekend, when they held another massive outdoor concert and supposedly had sewer problems like they had in the past.
Why would anyone be so stupid as to allow that kind of overuse and overtaxation of an already weak sewage system. Now my cousin says the irony is that during Easter weekend they would have probably rented all their rooms anyway and had a chance to show off the "new" theme. Imagine guests having a quality experience, nice dinner, great wine, a little entertainment. But no they got the drunk and noisy experience instead. Nothing new here, more of the same.
My advice to the owners is, think a little before you approve these events, are they a positive in the long run. And quit blaming the former management, it wasn't their fault either, they were professional, they made a great effort, the
problem is Costa Bonita was poorly planned, it looks like a housing project with a nice swimming pool. As one of my Culebra friends who owns a prominent home on the North side and lives there with his wife and small children year round said years ago, "For God's sake do something, everytime I enter the harbor, I want to cry, green it out, plant some trees, paint it neutral, but for God's sake cover it up"
Are you aware that most tourist's that come to Culebra literally say "What the hell is that, how did that happen" when viewing Costa Bonita from the other side of the Bay. It just looks terrible and out of place. You can do something about it, really, like my friend says, "plant some trees" break up that housing project look. That would do a lot to make amends with the locals.