So Pedro and “crew” buy Caribbean Villas and takes over the middle of January….
Truth has been told…….that most if not all front of the house staff was fired, half the back of the house staff was fired and all but ONE bar staff is gone. Those people had worked at CVH for YEARS….not just two or three but some like 10 years or more.
These folks were not paid severance pay or vacation pay due to them for years of service. Some having no choice but to go Labor Dept to get what is rightfully theirs and having to fight for it. Some too afraid of Pedro, not wanting to fight with him and still have not been paid. Very sad. Staff being screamed at infront of guests, belittled, swore at and told they are worthless. Pedro throwing “F” bombs all over, including in front of kids according to Trip Advisor.
The staff at Caribbean Villas was top notch here on the island. Though a smaller, little older resort, but quaint. It was cute and just that “quaint”. Staff remembered who people were not just day to day or week to week but vacation to vacation, year after year.
Now all the foliage in the back where you enter at the road is ripped out and gone. All of the different types of trees indiginous to here with little signs of what they are is gone. The bird sanctuary is gone. The bar is changed and now huge and the kitchen moved to the back and so far away the food it cold when it gets to you!
There is nothing “quaint” about it anymore. The cute little place has been turned into the “hostile from hell” as one person put it! People from Pedro’s using the pool and hanging out on lounge chairs but not staying at CVH. And not to mention not buying anything at the bar as most backpackers are on a budget and drink prices are higher than before now too.
What happened to our cute, nice, “quaint” Caribbean Villas on the beach!