Iberostar Laguna Azul is a very nice looking hotel, something you realize the moment you arrive through the wonderful driveway.
It is a big resort (814 rooms) with 6 swimming pools, an amazing long and broad beach, beautiful grounds, a number of restaurants and a large and beautiful lobby area.
Rooms are spacious, comfortable and also nice looking. They feature balconies that overlook the pool, the gardens or the sea. You might find some issues though, some things might be missing or not functioning properly; perhaps lack of hot water at a certain time...
For this reason many would disagree with ranking this hotel a 5 star, especially keeping in mind the same chain has hotels like Iberostar Varadero, also a 5 star but clearly superior to this one.
There are lots of places to spend time under the sun starting with the pools, perfect for relaxing or participating in games. The beach also offers lots of beach chairs, shade, and plenty of water sports. There are land sports available as well, tons of activities for adults and children, live music in the evenings, shows and many bars in which to kill time.The patio is a great place to watch the sunset while enjoying a drink, and the cigar bar is just fantastic.