Sol Cayo Largo
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Location: Beachfront, 6 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport.
Hidden Gem!! The CUBAN PEOPLE are AMAZING..so thankful, so happy, so kind !!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Cuban people!!We took our friends ( was their first vacation) We had Superior Ocean Rooms which had stunning views and were clean, needed some updates but we are not picky on that as long as they are clean .The beach was beautiful white sand that went on and on ..!No beach vendors this island is only for tourists otherwise uninhabited..quiet and relaxing ..just the sound of the waves and the sea .Remember to bring wash cloths as nowhere we have been in Cuba are you given them ( I get a dozen at the dollar store and leave them) Please bring extra toiletries to leave for the staff as they are so expensive for the Cubans to buy .. For my birthday, the staff surprised me at dinner..with flowers and candles on the table, a quartet singing "happy birthday" (which everyone joined in), a bottle of champagne, and a cake ! I was thrilled!Make sure you take the cruise to iguana island and snorkelling it is amazing..!! Loved it will go back again..!
Two of us (in our 50's) stayed at the Sol Cayo Largo from March 25th to April 1st of this year. This is our 9th visit to Cuba in the last 11 years, and we always try to go to a different area. Cayo Largo has been on our short list for a few years now and we are happy we had the chance to go.I found the room to be rather charming with its peaked ceiling with painted blue beams. The air conditioner, TV, remote and fridge all worked fine and a large bottle of water was provided daily. We only had hot water for showers our last three days. Prior to that it was cold....but no big deal for us. Our balcony was a good size and overlooked the pool. The three requests we had made (king size bed, 2nd floor and close to the main area) were all accommodated...thank you!! The rooms on the "ground floor" are actually 3-6 steps up and the 2nd floor is 18 steps.The 2 (saltwater) pool areas were large and beautiful with many lounge chairs and palapas. The beach was breathtaking, as well as the other 2 beaches we visited - Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena (we rented scooters to get there).The buffet was average, with a different feature every night (i.e. roast turkey, chicken, roast pork, meatloaf). Lots of other options as well, including pasta bar and grill station. The service in the buffet, more often than not, was poor to non-existent. We enjoyed the snack bar right beside the pool for lunch, which offered many types of pizza and sandwiches (fries and ice cream some days too.) The service was good here. We visited both a la carte restaurants. The Ranchons food was average and the service was excellent. The dining highlight was the other a la carte, Las Trinas Restaurant. The food, we had lobster ($) and pork, was delicious, with very tasty appetizers as well. The service was excellent. Staff at the front lobby desk were always polite and helpful.Special mention: Miguel Antonio at the bar just past the lobby. He was kind, efficient and attentive to all and spoke excellent English. You are lucky to have him! Pedro, who was a manager in training. Such a lovely gentleman, who always took the time to stop and talk. We bumped into him several times and he introduced us to his wife. We miss him and hope he's doing well. He is a great addition to your staff.I would have liked to rate this resort higher, but compared to other places combined with the water issues I couldn't do so fairly. If anyone is looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation, this is a lovely place to go.
The quality of the rooms, food, and drink do not match the pricey cost of staying here. We booked this room from the States and was required to pay for it in CUC on arrival which means we paid much more than the original booking price. Not to mention, our room had no hot water the first day and there were ants and no towels. And, unfortunately, the food in the resort is bad. All the vegetables are canned. Some of the general logistics of coordinating with flight arrivals need to be smoothed out. Since there is only one flight from Havana, we arrived at 8 AM with a 3 PM check in time. After waiting in a long line to check in, luckily, the front desk was kind enough to find us an available room for an earlier check in. Cayo Largo is beautiful and I know it's Cuba, but the prices are $$$
A few positives to start off, the resort is quite nice and clean. The beach has fantastic flour like white sand and we saw a few wild humming birds in the resort. The rooms are spread out in small bungalow style houses, housing 4 rooms each on 2 levels. We had paid extra for sea-view and got a top level room with a nice sea-view, but the beach was still around 100 metres away and only accessible via a wooden walkway. Obnoxious guests went to the beach before breakfast "reserving" the best sun-beds in the shade by throwing their towels over the sun-beds and not using them for the next several hours. Very annoying! There is a"quasi obligatory" 1 CUC reward system in place at the resort, otherwise staff are very unfriendly and give delayed service. "All inclusive" actually means "some things only cost a generous tip, others cost hard CUC" (e.g. good wine, good whisky, wifi, lobster, etc.). The things that "only" cost 1 CUC (tip), are of relatively poor quality. The cocktails are visually rather disappointing (no fruit, no umbrella, etc) and do not taste good - but contain a lot of cheap alcohol. The restaurants serve below average canteen like food. The "a la carte" restaurants have the same poor quality food, but it will be brought to your table. Coffee at breakfast is most likely not coffee, it certainly does not smell or taste anything like coffee (we got our coffee at the bar and brought it to breakfast). Service is at times genuinely nice and friendly, and at other times shockingly bad. We had to ask 3(!) times over a 4 hour period to finally get an additional bottle of water delivered to the room. At the pool bar it took 3 attempts to very reluctantly get sparkling mineral water. In summary, tourists are seen as things to be milked for CUC. Only recommended for people who want to get smashed every day on cheap alcohol. Some additional comments: Lots of mosquitoes while we were there (May). The "super reef" day tour to do snorkelling, see starfish and iguanas was alright, but at 83 CUC per person excessively expensive. The snorkelling grounds visited rank well below other snorkelling grounds we have seen elsewhere in the world.
The Mrs. and I left Toronto March 30 and returned back Apr. 6th. We flew Transat and the flight down had a 1 hour stop in Havana. Couldn't leave the plane for the hour and it was some warm in there! Booooo Transat. Flight back was delayed 5 hours! At least we got to stay at the resort for the delay period. Could have been much worse at the airport! I can only compare the Sol to the Pelicano, but both are very good resorts to stay at. Next time, I would pick the Pelicano though. Check in-- I had sent four emails with my room requests and all were ignored. Very sad that they cant take the time to accommodate us. I was in good company though as everyone that I had spoken with was in the same boat regarding room requests. Check in was quick and painless though, and the personnel behind the desk were very kind and helpful. Beach/Pool-- Well, what else can be said but WOW! Mostly red flag days, but so what. Beach was cleaned up (Seaweed) every morning and the Beach Bar was fantastic. Palapa saving game was in full effect and we had to play along. Oh well. Visited Sirena and Paraiso and again, WOW. Lots of starfish and conks at the West end of the beach. The pools are saltwater and kept very clean. Better than the Pelicanos pool. The swimup bar is also a major plus! Room-- We had a ground floor room behind the Ranchon. Had a small ant problem in the bathroom and the balcony sliding door was a challenge. Always had fresh towels and the room was always cleaned well. A more private balcony would have been nice, but they all look to be open. Food-- We tried the Ranchon for lunch one day but were not impressed. Food at the buffet was pretty good, but the service was horrible. We always had to ask for drinks and the staff looked to be more busy chatting among themselves than keeping the guests happy. At the Pelicano we had no issues at all with the service in the buffet. We tried all ala cartes and again the Ranchon meal was unimpressive. The snack bar by the pool was just great. Pizza, fries, and sandwiches were always good there. And, they have ice cream at the pool bar! Bars-- The lobby bar and the gameroom bar were our favourites. Never had a bad bartender nor a bad drink and Miguel was absolutely the best! The beach bar guy was a little grumpy, but everyone has a bad day now and again. Overall, we were impressed with Sol Cayo Largo and would go back again. The only major disappointment was the price for an Oceanview Room. I cant justify another 350 dollars+ for a better view and the rooms weren't even all that close to the water!
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 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)
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- 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 ŗ 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
- 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
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Internet access
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Max occ 3
- Ceiling fan
- CD player
- Coffee/tea maker
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Kids' section of main pool.
Honeymoons - Receive a private check-in, guaranteed late check-out, room upgrade (if available at check-in), flowers, fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine, late housekeeping service, nightly turn-down service, welcome cocktail, romantic dinner for 2, breakfast in bed morning after arrival. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage and minimum 6 night stay.
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Sol Cayo LargoCayo Largo,Cuba
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Cayo Largo del Sur Archipi√©lago de los Canarreos, Cayo Largo 27900 Cuba
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