Iberostar Daiquiri

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Only prime locations are chosen by Iberostar and the Daiquiri is no exception. This superior category hotel is situated on a pristine white sand beach on the idyllic island of Cayo Guillermo. The whole family will enjoy its facilities and landscaping, views of the turquoise sea, and intimate feel. By day, explore the island on a bike tour with the hotel's fun activities team and, by night, tap your toes to the Daiquiri's live band.

Location: Beachfront in Cayo Guillermo, and 30 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Lydia C : Timmins, Canada
Pretty, Peaceful and Relaxing

I discovered this place through Trip Advisor. I have been here twice: once for the March break, 2017 and once in August 2016. I had wonderful times. This place is perfect for some R&R! If you have something going on in your life that you need to think about, sort out, this is a perfect place to resolve any issues because of its relaxing and natural environment. Since the beach has been widened, it is absolutely divine!! The food was very good, especially the fresh fish-- grilled before your eyes, the fruit in the morning and the bread, cold cuts and cheeses. The pizza and pasta stations were also very good as were the omelettes. I tried the Mexican a la carte. It was okay for a change, but you're not missing anything if you don't go to it. Some people bring their own condiments... I leave mine at home--can't be bothered as I enjoy trying new foods and tastes. I went one evening to the little beach lobster restaurant located a short walk on the beach, next to the resort. It was excellent!! If you've never been to Cuba and you're thinking about going, you need to seriously think about why you're going. If it's for the beach, the fascinating people and culture--the music especially-- then I say go and see it. I do love it there and it's a unique way of life there and an excellent lesson in history and sociology. But if you are expecting luxurious rooms, service on demand and fine cuisine, then go somewhere else. The Cubans need to be stopped being berated for their ways of doing things. There's nothing wrong about what they do, it's simply just different and likely not what Canadians are likely accustomed to when travelling elsewhere. Yes, the food's different, the rooms are different, the bathrooms are different...blah blah blah....if everything has be to for you like it is at home, then stay home I say. Something I need to mention is since I travelled alone, I attracted quite a bit of attention from the male staff. I was never afraid, but it did make for some awkward moments. It's nobody's fault as I am very friendly and outgoing, but that said, I just know now I need to nip things in the bud sooner than later. I would not hesitate to return here in the future, but I think women should be aware that Cuban men are very curious about single women who are vacationing alone. I will stress again though, that I aways felt completely safe and can't wait to travel to Cuba again for the laid back, peaceful, and creative ways of life there. I would suggest taking the day trip to Moron and Ciego de Avila. It is fascinating to say the least and any employee you tell that you've been there will be honoured you took the time out to go see and learn where they live since Cayo Coco is a resort town and not where the workers live. Learning a bit of Spanish before you go would be helpful as well. And one last thing, Internet service is atrocious... only good for checking in briefly now and then with loved ones back home. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.

  • antonella698 : Montreal, Canada
Horrible Holiday!

I just got back after a 2 week stay at Iberostar Daiquiri, I was very disappointed. I was sick for 1 week with gastro. The hotel should be a 3 star instead of a 4 star resort. The Buffet food was horrible, cockroach right beside the juice stand. There was a strong odour that was revolting as soon as you walked in the Buffet. The air conditioner wasn't working properly in our room.

  • Rodney M : Peterborough, United Kingdom
Going back

Loved every minute food amazing entertainment varied but always worth watching. Beach area clean with white sand. Lots of activities from foam parties in the pool to production shows in the theatre around the pool staff always entertaining and polite dolphin park close and lot's of stalls I'm hotel selling local made goods. Only bad points pool area being replaced so noisy at times and area made smaller but the hotel gave notice this would be happening and the mosquitos they will bite you what ever spray you use so be prepared to get bitten

  • Shadboy : Cuba
You get what you pay for...

First off, I'm a local tourist, a Cuban guy that never has traveled abroad, so my point of view can be a little different but I've been in other resorts in Varadero and Vinales.That being said, you can expect some writing mistakes, I want you to know that for a local tourist, this two nights I've spent at the hotel, is equivalent to half a year income wages for my Government's Software Programmer job, and I mean it.I got an offer from a local Travel Agency Cubatur, a one they have for cubans, and we were able to travel by plane to the hotel from Havana, it was a good thing first because the plane get to the CCC International Airport(25miles from the hotel) at 8am in the morning and you arrive early to the Hotel, the reception staff were very kind, we arrived at 9:30am and immediately they put the identification on our wrist and told us to go to the buffet restaurant before it close, when we comeback one hour later(yes we spent 1hr at the buffet and not because it was crowed :-)) our room was ready(even the check-in was at 4pm by rule), they assigned a Guama Building 3er floor 5322, but the room was a little too far, and the AC was poor, two twin beds. We requested room change after 3pm that day and kindly they assigned one in the Trinidad with a king bed and a good AC and view, 2nd floor 4215 with pool view.The pool was OK but the swimming bar was a little small, it was full and difficult to get a drink and stay at the shadow.The drinks were really bad, all the cocktails were made with artificial juice, if you like to drink straight whisky or rum or any other drink is fine, but cocktails are really bad, beer was OK, bring your mug or you will have to travel to get a refill every 5 minutes. The coffee at the lobby bar is terrible, I believe the espresso machine is broken, the water never boils and the coffee is weak, even just served it's not really hot, you better get the coffee at the pool, I never tried the beach bar.The entertainment team are really bad too, poor guys they try hard but the participating games are bad, there was no foam party last Friday due to a Chequeo de Emulacion (a communism meeting with all the workers, that really stink). The night activities were boring, poor quality performance, you better go to the pier at the beach half a mile to the west(at Melia Cayo Guillermo), if you go at late night with your couple and are lucky to be alone with no fishermen, Wao you can have special moments looking at the stars with a little sea breeze and no mosquitoes, it’s magic.Definitively go to Pilar Beach, it’s the best beach in Cuba as far as I know, take some bread from the buffet.We only booked the Mexican a la carte restaurant, because we haven’t eaten anything Mexican, God it was fabulous, I really enjoyed it, but remember I’m Cuban so my taste is not to refined, but it was way better than the buffet, the only downside was that that night I was very thirsty because the spicy meal, but was really nice, we ate “Supremas de Huachinango a la Veracruzana” fish, and a “Tacos de Alambre” beef. The dessert was only one option, the cheese cake was terminated(some cook took it to himself for sure).One last thing, the staff were OK, even they don’t get tipped very often, we are Cubans and for sure the attention to us was poor, except from Yaima at the lobby bar, she was the only that come to us to offer some drink, she was really nice, other than that we always had to travel to the bar, in the buffet and all the places to get the drinks and get attention.We won’t come back to this resort, not because the hotel was bad, it’s one of the best for his price, we have other plans for my next full year wages.

  • Jennyjb : Sheffield, United Kingdom
Disappointing Holiday

I was looking forward to a bit of an adventure, some sailing nice food and a little of bit of spoiling for ten days but this dream was short lived.On arrival at the hotel there was no welcome - just given a key and a map and sent of with my heavy suitcase to find the room block and my room.Having trailed across the complex I found what was booked as a "superior" room to be,frankly,a shock. The paint work was shoddy, there was mould on the ceiling in several places. The net curtains were nicotine brown and the upholstery drab. There was a coffee machine in the room but no coffee was supplied! The air con was on but not good - however this was fixed a couple of days later. The room was clean though I must say.The restaurant looked okay but there was a lot of uncovered buffet food including the patisserie on which flies were landing and crawling about. Three days into my all inclusive holiday I developed a stomach bug which incapacitated me for the duration of my 10 day holiday. The water sport was very limited, the package said use of non motorised equipment included- however, despite being a competent and fully RYA qualified sailor I could only go out on a short trip with a staff member on the helm. The beach was beautiful and the water warm and inviting but that was the only positive and I could not wait to go home. Unfortunately the bug came as well and I was off work another week.I shall stick with the Indian Ocean for future holidays - Cuba is not for me.

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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • 24 hr snacks
  • Unlimited Domestic & select International brand drinks
  • House wine w/meals
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis till 9pm daily
  • Bike (with guide)
  • Volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Gym
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco, drinks included
  • 312 rooms in thirteen 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants: International, Mexican and Cuban, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar & beach grill
  • 4 bars including Beach bar and Pool bar
  • 2 pools with kid's pool
  • 2 tennis courts (1 lit)
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Gift shops
  • Dive shop
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Massage service (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace w/ garden, pool or ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, up to 3 adults
Kids Stay Free - The first child aged 2-12 stays free, when sharing with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground, games room and kid's pool. Babysitting services available (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade & late check-out (if available at check-in), fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine, 2 t-shirts, minibar stocked w/drinks once/stay, romantic dinner in the specialty restaurant and massage for 2. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for further details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Iberostar Daiquiri
    Cayo Coco,Cuba

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Jardines del Rey, 65100 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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