Sol Cayo Largo
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Location: Beachfront, 6 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport.
This is our second visit to Sol Cayo Largo in 2017.We travelled to last week of September, during the off season. We were not pleased with our original room, and the lady at the front desk wasn't as helpful as her supervisor was, in getting us a more satisfactory room. We were also unaware that the pool bar/restaurant/swim up bar were under renovation. These were the only two hiccups we encountered the whole week.The weather wasn't the best through the week, so the covered gathering areas (ie the Lobby bar) were busy, but the staff were great at handling the influx of guests.The food was especially good this trip... The a la cartes both being held in Las Trinas (one Cuban cuisine, the other international fare). The buffet was great... Excellent cheese selection, roast pork, made to order pizza, grilled meats and fish....so very good. The ranchon near the beach served really tasty lunches with grilled sausages, fish, chicken etc.The beach was red flagged most of the week... Use your judgement if you choose to swim, the water can be very dangerous. We took the bus/boat to Playa Sirena....definitely worth the 5cucs per person. Flawless beaches, calm, turquoise waters, service to your chair (2cucs each for the day).... There is also the opportunity to explore the marina area, it's shops and restaurants.You can rent a scooter or an atv to explore the whole island for only 15/30 cucs for a few hours. There are excursions available, for catamaran/ snorkelling both all day or sunset cruise.A couple times throughout the week, for only 3cucs you can release babsea turtles into the ocean. Amazing experience for sure.The staff at this hotel are by far the best we've encountered in our many travels all over Cuba. Always smiling, always friendly, always gracious. This is a well run property that promotes excellent customer service. For this reason, among many others, we will be back, and soon. Sol Cayo Largo is one of our favourite Cuban resorts.
if you are not fussy luxury person love nature go for it it is a paradise on earth this was our second visit going for next in the spring again most likely will be regular here it is FOR THE NATURE AND BEACHES AND OH THIS WATER TOO :)
This was our second visit to Cayo Largo (stayed at the Pelicano last time) and decided to try this Sol this time around because the grounds looked better/newer. We are seasoned Cuba tourists, been just about everywhere in Cuba on multiple occasions. To be clear...Cayo Largo is gorgeous; it's a desert island with some of the worlds most beautiful beaches (although parts are littered by sea garbage). Great destination to get away from everything. Also has a nudist aspect which some enjoy. The problem with Cayo Largo however is that the hotels (all of them) are garbage. They are 2-3 star installations, in varying states of disrepair and abandon. The hotel chains keep them minimally open and functional, but the truth is that you can only put so many band-aids on 30-40 yr old infrastructure. Although the Sol is the better one out of all of these hotels, it is no real exception to the rule. (NDLR - I must say that i visited the Villa Iguana while there and it is being rebuilt with beautiful villas - this might be a good one)The Sol is nice, but everything is broken-ish (doors, lighting, walkways, equipment). Check-in was simply awful and confusing. We arrived noonish and waited in line to check-in for 45mins. There were 7 attendants at the front desk, in total disarray, playing a funny game of drama & confusion for each client. After this 45min wait (and some additional drama) we were given a room number, but no key...room would only be available at 3-4pm...wonderful. Well....at 3-4pm I returned for my key...waited another 45 mins in line (with every other person from the flight) to be told that the room they had initially given me had been given to someone else (this happened to everyone)...so...more drama & confusion to eventually end up with a room...that had a broken patio door and reeked of a septic field; guess what? Back to the front desk!We are not difficult people...but the whole check-in experience was horrendous...and took approximately 4rs out of our day. The takeaway from this experience is two-fold...either the Melia group does not support their staff (lack of equipment & management/leadership) OR they don't care about their clientèle...either one is unaccepable.The buffet is poor, but you can get pasta (dinner) & eggs (breakfast) made (again get ready for another line-up). The "a la carte" dining was pretty good. Noontime beach Ranchon dining was also pretty good.Rooms are ok, clean, good AC, good hot water. Most need some form of repair.The hotel site smells a little septic...clearly the system needs some attention.Staff were friendly & accomodating. The people are nice in Cuba.This hotel is slowly spiraling to a 2-3 star rating. Without serious attention by the parent Melia, it will become a sub-par destination soon. There are so many other quality destination offerings on the market.Fo not pay more than $700-$900/week for this destination, you will be disappointed.
was there for one week sept 29 to oct. 6, 2017. no notable damage to this resort. we were in room 2824 which was clean and had a partial view of the ocean. bathroom could use some updating but fine. food was great. evening we had turkey at the buffet and another night a pork roast for their Cuban night. no huge line ups to get an omelette either but then again this is low season. had some rain but nothing drastic other than early this morning likely due to hurricane nate. the resort is small so great opportunity to meet other vacationers. went to the al la carte restaurant which was good as well. the beach grill gets busy and no issue getting shade and chairs. there is a nude beach to the right of the resort and lots of partakers. either direction on the beach you can walk for hours. beach was a bit rough with waves. pool area was great and they are currently working on the swim up bar which was closed. nightly entertainment was pretty good. the sports bar is air conditioned and had two pool tables. we went to the sirenas beach one day which is 5 cuc. nice calm water but not good for snorkelling. they would take you to a reef for 20 cucs each. worth a visit though. we also did the turtle release which they do on two days a week costs 3 cucs to release some turtles. worth doing. I would recommend this resort if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation. the resort is easy to get around and the workers try hard to please.
This time visiting from Havana, last time from Varadero.Most are the same although some of the bungalows seem to need some maintenance now.Last time we could book and dine A La Carte or at the Caribbean Restaurant above the beach.This time only dinner at A La Carte,- with a large booking so it was only available after we had left for Havana again.The Caribbean restaurant now only served lunch.In general the all inclusve food and drinks was good, although we found it of slightly better selection/quality ten years ago.The beach and facilities as before, but this time we could not use any Hobie Cat.All staff very helpful and friendly as before.Regardless - definitely the best hotel on Cayo Largo.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- 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
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, 24 hours)
- Pedal Boat
- Sailing, Windsurfing, Hobie Cats (located on Sirena beach)
- Use of bicycles
- Exercise classes
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Disco, drinks included
- 296 rooms in thirty eight 2-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants (International, Creole)
- 4 bars including Beach bar, Lobby bar and Entertainment lounge bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- 2 lit tennis courts
- Designer boutique
- Souvenir gift shop
- Tobacco shop
- Steam room
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Outdoor Wedding Location
All accommodation has:
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Internet access
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Max occ 3
Hotel Rooms include:
- Ceiling fan
Oceanview Rooms include:
- CD player
- Coffee/tea maker
Kids Deal! - Kids 2-12 stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults or kids pay special kid's rate. Max 1 kid. Date restrictions apply.
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Kids' section of main pool.
Wedding Deal - Free package available with minimum 6 night stay and minimum 25 people. Inquire for more 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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Sol Cayo LargoCayo Largo,Cuba
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Cayo Largo del Sur Archipiélago de los Canarreos, Cayo Largo 27900 Cuba
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