Sol Cayo Coco
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Location: On the beach, 1 hr to the town of Moron, 15 min from Cayo Coco airport.
This was my 6th time in Cuba and 2nd time in Cayo Coco. The previous time in 2012 we stayed at the Tryp which back then we liked. But we are very happy we stayed at the Sol this time. The Sol is much smaller than the Tryp and therefore cozier. This is the first time I actually liked the food in Cuba. The staff at the Sol are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The a la carte restaurant Don Diego was delicious and the service impeccable. We were blessed to have an oceanview room with a large picture window overlooking the ocean and a nice balcony that we spent a lot of time on. The drinks were good. The entertainment around the pool everyday was very fun. The rooms were clean. The rooms are a little dated but you get used to it. The beds are a little bit hard but again it was only for a week. All in all, I would recommend the Sol as a very fun and friendly place where the drinks and the food is good. The beaches this time were not as nice as the last time either because of a hurricane that went by or because it was quite windy and a lot of seaweed was washing up. That was a little disappointing but we spent a lot of time at the pool and the food and drinks and entertainment made up for it.
I read a few negative reviews on this resort but after returning from a week at the sol cayo coco, we had a really nice vacation. When I review a resort, I report both good and not just the bad. People wise at this resort are probably the best I have seen in my many years of travelling Cuba. 1 bar tender I especially remember was one named Blanco in the lobby bar..what a fun lady to talk too. We had 2 special waitresses for breakfast every morning. They were a lot of fun and were always laughing while they work. When you walk into the buffet,turn left and they are right there. The food was pleasingly very good which We are not use too in Cuba. We never really got tired of the food, you just need to get creative with what is there. All the bar drinks were really good,especially pins colada. Instead of using the regular crappy powder mix, it tasted like the real thing. It was the first time I drank piña colada all week. All the places where you can eat were very good except the beach Bbq. I asked for a hotdog and was asked to sit down and he would bring it to me. It's as if he didn't want me to see what he was doing. After getting it, it was terrible. Cold, and yucky. The older man making them needs to be replaced. I even saw him go to bathroom and not was his hands. Teach these guys that we like hot food,not just a little warm. The hotter the better. The only other bad thing I saw was a Russian tourist took a spoon full of what looked like red peppers from the buffet,put it in his mouth and put the spoon back in the bowl in the buffet. There was a hotel official (a women dressed in a beige shirt) I went and saw he,told her and showed her what happened, she called a cook from behind the pizza bar, he put his fingers in the bowl, took out some peppers with his finger and left the spoon in the bowl. Not very sanitary and I was surprised. One night they had a nice pork shoulder on the cutting board that looked really good. I went to the cutter,he cut me a small piece, I asked for more and again,a very small piece. I looked to the right side where the pizza dough was and there was a big plate of sliced pork on top of the pizza dough. I saw an employee from the kitchen quietly take it away in the back. This happened twice within 1 hour and there was none left. There were feeding the employees from the buffet. The same night at the same station,I went for spaghetti. There were 3 choices of noodles one being spaghetti. There was none left. The cook was nervous when he told me it would be 10 minutes. I had just seen him make a huge plate of spaghetti and put that on a plate on top of the pizza dough. Again, it was quietly taken to the back in the kitchen. I believe employees need to eat but not at the expense of the guests. All in all, this was a really good resort and it kind of restores my faith in vuban resorts. We will defiantly go back next year.Michelle and steveMontreal
This was our fourth trip to Cuba, but our first time in Cayo Coco, and we loved it!! Unlike Varadero, which is very congested, Cayo Coco is peaceful, quiet and serene. Our stay at Sol Cayo Coco was the best to date and we'll definitely go back again! Our room overlooked the gardens and pool and was clean, nicely furnished and the bathroom was lovely, with a big walk-in shower. The staff here are very friendly and helpful and because it's a smaller resort, you feel like everything is more cozy and personal. We visited 3 other resorts while we were there - Colonial, Tryp and Sol Cayo Guillermo - all much larger than ours, and they all felt less friendly and lacked the happy vibe of Sol Cayo Coco. The main beach for the resort is lovely, but the best beach was Playa Larga (follow the pathways to the left in the resort and you'll find this hidden gem). Playa Larga had almost no wind, even on blustery days and the beach extends into the water quite a distance, so you're in thigh-high crystal clear water with powdery white sand - just amazing. There's a bar at Playa Larga too and the staff there are awesome - I ordered two piña coladas and when the bartender brought them to me on the beach, my husband was still in the water (waist deep) and the bartender insisted on walking his drink out to him in the water! That's how accommodating they are! The food at this resort is better than any of the other resorts we've stayed at - always fresh pork chops, chicken and fish to be grilled. Fries, salads, baked potatoes, pizza, fresh fruit, omelettes in the morning and pancakes, a good variety of dessert items (puddings, cakes, ice cream etc), different cheeses, breads, juices to drink - we never went hungry! The market is a short, 15 minute walk from the resort (or you can catch the double-decker bus) and there you will find souvenirs, cigars, rum (government stores), t-shirts etc. We rented a quad from the resort next to Sol (Melia) - and because there is virtually no traffic on the roads, we had a great time exploring the area - lots of off-road trails too. If you get lost, just look for the cellphone tower on the horizon and head in that direction, which is by the market. We did two excursions while we were there - Jeep-on: you drive a jeep around the Island and over the causeway to the mainland. You drive speedboats through the mangroves, snorkel in the area, visit Moron on the mainland (markets there for shopping) and you have lunch on a farm with a spectacular view of the valley and then you visit a crocodile breeding farm. I held a baby croc and fed the big ones - never done that before! Very enjoyable excursion, start to finish, and highly recommended!Our second excursion wasn't listed amongst Westjet's excursions, but when we asked our rep if we could go to Trinidad, he made a quick call and arranged a tour for us. We were put on a bus full of Polish tourists with a Polish speaking guide, but we had an English speaking guide all to ourselves and she was terrific - gave us lots of information and answered all of our questions. The Trinidad tour is very long - you are picked up from the resort at 7am (hotel packed us a picnic breakfast to take with us), then you're on the bus for 2 hours until you make a pit stop at a roadside cafe/market to use the washroom (bring your own toilet paper), then you travel another 1.5 hours until you reach a grand house and tower that once belonged to a wealthy sugar-cane plantation owner. Climbing the tower was fun and the view is incredible. Then you're back on the bus and 30 minutes later you're in Trinidad - colonial city that is virtually untouched, it's like stepping back in time. Had lunch at a local restaurant, guided tour around the city and then free time to wander the colourful maze of streets and markets. Awesome experience! But then it's a long 4 hour bus ride back to the resort - got back around 9pm. Worth it though, to see that amazing city!Overall, our stay at Sol Cayo Coco was perfect and next time we'll go for 10 days, because 7 was too short! 😊
This was our 7th visit to this small friendly resort where so many of the fantastic staff go out of their way to make you feel relaxed and welcome. A new manager is in place since our last visit and he is making improvements all the time. A lot of the rooms are being renovated and we cannot wait to see how these look. The location of the hotel is ideal with 2 beaches to choose from and a range of bars on the beach, by the pool and in the lobby area. The hotel is always very clean and the gardens are kept in beautiful condition - a joy to walk through. Food is plentiful and you can always find plenty to fill your plate in the restaurant but if you prefer, during the day, you can get snacks- chips, hotdogs, burgers and pizza round the pool. In all this hotel is great value for money and we would not want to go anywhere else. Our main reason for returning this time, so soon after our last visit, was to say a very big thank you to all the staff who, following a serious injury and a 10 day stay in hospital in March, rallied round to help us, visiting us in hospital, bringing food and drink and translating for us. These people have always been very good at 'service with a smile' in the hotel and all deserve every tip they can get, but back then they all went above and beyond what you would expect from the staff at your hotel. A special mention and thanks have to go to Yordanis from the animation team who keeps us fit with her Zumba lessons, Yulka and Blanca who always smile and keep our coffees and drinks topped up in the lobby bar, Mailin from the restauarant ( always found us somewhere to sit where my husband could park his walker, Orlando and Yoel in the pool bar, the girls in Customer Services and of course you Naivi, always finding us a nice room to stay in. Our only problem was with the toilets by the pool, they often had no toilet paper even though the cleaners had only just left, a small thing really but one that could be checked more often. We look forward to returning.
This was our third visit to Sol Cay Coco and we were not disappointed.Check in was speedy and bell boys were available to help with suitcases if needed.Rooms are spacious and have a fridge for chilled water which is provided daily. Towels can be changed daily but as the hotel is environmentally friendly you can choose whether to do this or not.Air conditioning is included as standard.The buffet restaurant was always open on time and it provides a variety of food to cater for a range of nationalities. Fresh food can be cooked in front of you at a choice of stations, such as chicken,beef, fish, pizza and pasta to name a few. A special mention must got to Myeline, Youslanka, Esli and Erick (who also works a the fruit bar on the beach) for giving us friendly and efficient service.The lobby bar is well staffed during the day and evening, and there is a cocktail bar open in the evening. During the evening there is a variety of entertainment in the lobby and then later at the ampitheatre. This might not be to everyone's taste but there are other areas that people can sit.The pool is cleaned every morning and the sunloungers are tidy ready for the sunseekers. The beach is cleared of seaweed every morning and there are plenty of sunloungers so there is no need to reserve them with towels! Beach towels are provided and these can be changed every day if you want.Aswell as all these positive points the sun shines every day and the all inclusive rate is very reasonable. If people find points to complain about I'm sure they can pay 5* prices elsewhere. We'll be back for our 4th visit next year and we're really looking forward to it.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- 24 hr snacks
- 24 hr Domestic & International drinks
- House wine w/lunch and dinner (some surcharges may apply for selected wines)
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Day & night tennis
- Daily Activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Disco, drinks included
- 270 rooms in two 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Grill/BBQ, dress code & reservations required (lobster & shrimp not included)
- 24 hr Lobby bar
- Bars including Pool bar and Beach bar
- 2 outdoor pools
- 2 tennis courts (2 night lit)
- Beauty salon
- Souvenir shop
- 24 hr medical service (fee)
- Cyber cafe (fee)
- Two 3/4 beds
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full Bathroom
- 220V (converters required)
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
- Oceanview Rooms with ocean view also available
For the Kids - Baby Club ages 4 & under and Mini Club ages 5-12 (hours will vary).
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Sol Cayo CocoCayo Coco,Cuba
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Jardines del Rey Ciego de Avila, 69410 Cuba
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