Although I have not used mine yet, I know they're awesome. My friends have a pink and blue one and I was jealous last time we went on a hot vacation. The Purple looks the same dark purple on the picture. I'm from Canada and ordering two towels from Europe came in just two weeks! I was expecting longer but was excited when they came fast. Customer service was great as well. This was the only place I can get these towels at a reasonable price. Looking forward to using them in Cuba!!