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Ole Playa Blanca

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba. 

Feel your cares drift away in this relaxed setting amid palms and Cayo Largo's resident turtles, gulls and pelicans. Kick off your shoes and stretch out beside the pool, discover the beauty of the island by bicycle, enjoy the basketball and volleyball courts or go snorkeling and explore the undersea wonders of the offshore coral reef.

Location: Beachfront, 10 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport.

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  • Patricia D :
great place to relax

had a great time! no worries about the beach. its still there just have to go a little furtherup. We didnt have to walk thanks to our driver Carlos!Food is fine. Lots to choose from.Very clean and staff are very friendly!

  • Marcobello : Montreal, Canada
Simply Amazing! !!!!

We got a special for 17 days between Christmas and new years for only $1980 but little did we know that we were going to be the first for the reopening of the new banner of the Iberostar that was bought over from the Barcelona. We arrived around supper time,together with five other couples and we were greeted by all the hotel staff with cocktails, champagne, drinks, music, dancers, musicians, cameras and video. Little did we know that this was the day that the hotel opened its doors to everyone and we were the first. We were received like royalty. We were then given our rooms mainly in two floor bungalows near the beach. Our rooms were spacious and very modern with flat screen TV, brand new king size bed, new fridge under the TV and an all around balcony overlooking the ocean. We then were invited for a lobster supper to commemorate the opening of the Iberostar. The next few days we started exploring the bounds and came across many interesting workers. I would like to point out the following who have made our stay most enjoyable. At the Buffet, Naima,dayma, Alvarez, Juan Carlos. At the Lobby Bar, Erbieto, Mariani, Orandenis, and Laydiana. FRONT DESK there was Alexis, he spoke English very well and was very pleasant to help out with almost anything you asked him. BEACH lifeguard there was one young man who went out of his way to please everyone and he was Alexandro, he made sure my girlfriend and I were always greeted with our first names and brought us our drinks when we asked for them no matter how far we were from the beach bar. There was also Villa and Bori who always served excellent mojhito. There was an older man who would get us our chairs every morning on the beach by the name of Rodolfo, he always smiled and seemed very poor. There was a portion of this hotel that was reserved for Italian tourist only and it was called IL Grande Viaggi but this section was part of the Iberostar but it was rented out to this company. We were excluded because everything was high class. We being Italian blended in with the organizers and they welcomed us like we were one of them. And for the next few days we were allowed to eat with them because their guests had not arrived yet so the place was almost empty and we weren't the only couple that was permitted to wine and dine there. On the fifth day, we were refused not by the organizers but by the owner of Iberostar, Mr. seemed that we were intruding and it wasn't fair for the rest of the guests of the hotel, so we left. Very bad publicity. Now it seems that this section known as Villa Belarena will be offered to everyone for the year 2017 at a higher price. I would like to thank the following at the famous IL Grand Viaggi, Fabio and Daphne numero uno and Steve, Marco (organizer ),and Sara. Now as far as Customer Service, there are two refined gentlemen and they are Mr.Eduardo and Sig Roberto, they were very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate us for the alacarte restaurant. Last the best bartender at the theater bar who didn't know how to make a Black Russian. .........Mr. Alexis, thank you for all your knowledge on the cocktails. Everyone that I have mentioned and all those that remember Mina and Marco, thank you for an unforgettable vacation. If Sig Martin is still around, he will know that the best form of publicity is the guests at his hotel, so please treat them right.

  • marianne263 : Elmira, Canada
Our annual getaway for a dose of warmth, sun and relaxation!

This was probably our 10th time vacationing in Cayo Largo and we were reasonably happy with our stay. Two things concerned us somewhat resulting in second thoughts about returning next winter. Upon arrival at noon, we were told our rooms were not ready for the next 2 hours - not a big deal. So we went to change out of our travel attire and discovered that there was no water in the washrooms, so we were unable to wash up before heading out for lunch. 😒 Water didn't return till late in the afternoon and this issue with no water seemed to plague the hotel several times during our stay. It was a nuisance and raised concerns about kitchen staff being able to maintain proper cleanliness! The other major disappointment was that the beach has totally disappeared. In the past it was a short walk to get to a beach but even that piece is gone and now one must walk right to the next hotel for any kind of beach access - a distance that we as seniors did not enjoy doing on a daily basis. One of our great pleasures was long walks on the beach a couple of times each day. We were not interested in shuttling daily to Paradis or Sirenas, so mostly stayed by the pool and did a lot of reading and relaxing although we did walk down to the beach briefly each day.In the past we were welcomed upon arrival by some musicians in the lobby as well as a welcome cocktail. This did not happen. We were not unhappy with the meals. There was fresh fruit every day and we always found enough to eat. We love the pasta bar and the desserts are excellent. We also enjoyed the a la carte restaurants. The returning guests dinner was nice but the menu was almost identical to what we had at the a la carte the previous day and for some reason the service was extremely slow that day.We did enjoy the staff, many of whom we have come to know well over the years and they always welcome us with big smiles and hugs. Wifi in the lobby is a nice addition now so we were able to connect with family back home during our stay. Our room was in a bungalow, not quite ocean view as requested but ti was ok - still very tired and needing an update, but the bed was new and very comfortable.Overall still a good deal for the money.

  • hurasr : Sarnia, Canada
dial it back

small resort . Only 6 minutes from airport to the resort. Very quiet. Food good . Very attentive bartenders, service staff and maids. Poor pool. just a round open space.Closest beach is 500m away. resort beach is washed out.

  • Svetlana T : Perm, Russia
comfort, convenience, sun, clean, excellent staff

The service was very friendly and helpful. Rooms Dbl standart with ocean view are nice size with balcony. Room service is very good, always cleaned on time, fridge refiled everyday. We had hot water always in our bathroom.The food was good, always something to choose from. Playa Blanca has no Playa, вecause of this we took the train or motorcycle to the beach (either Paradis or Sirenis depending on the day). Or we walked to the nearest beach 7-10min.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am - 2am)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports (available at Playa Sirena)
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Exercise classes
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • 306 rooms in 2 & 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Creole, International)
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar, Lounge bar and Pool bar
  • Evening entertainment
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 lit tennis courts on-site (fee)
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Outdoor Wedding Location
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • Max occ 3
Seaview Room has same as above plus sea view.

Suite has same as above but with 1 king bed and sitting area.
Kids Deal! 1 child 12 and under stays and eats free when sharing room and existing beds with adult(s). Date restrictions may apply.

For the Kids:
  • Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club
  • Babysitting service (fee)
  • Playground
  • Kids' pool
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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  • Ole Playa Blanca
    Cayo Largo,Cuba

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Hotel Ole Playa Blanca
Cayo Largo del Sur, Cayo Largo 10300 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.