Sol Cayo Largo
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Location: Beachfront, 6 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport.
I travelled to the Sol Cayo Largo from June 9th to 16th this year. My brother from Terrace BC came with me. We each had our own rooms...there is no single supplement this time of year. We have been looking at Cayo Largo for some time and with the great June price decided to try it. This was my 17th time to Cuba and now I have been to all the Cayos. I like them all but Cayo Largo is stands out. The beaches are amazing like everyone else here says and its all true. The Sol in June is the best resort in Cayo Largo in my opinion. We visited all of them. The Sol had more people, more facilities and was a step above. The Pelicano was also very nice but it does not have a beach bar or a swim up pool bar. Also there were a lot more people at the Sol. The Sol was 100 % open...all facilities and rooms were at about 75 % capacity at least. Clientele were from all over the world including Japan, Australia, Italy, Canada and a dominance for South American Countries. When we were there only about 20% or less were English speaking. Demographics were younger than I expected probably a result of Latin American people coming this time of year. At this resort there are couples, singles and a few groups....all ages... No problem for singles there. The beach at the Sol is excellent...in fact far better than I was expecting! Yes there are some nice waves that could be dangerous for children but for adult who can swim well they are a blast! There are fish in those waves too ! sometimes hundreds of them ! The walk from the Sol to the calm Paradiso beach takes 1:15 to 2 hours depending on speed of walker. Another 20 minutes gets you to Sirenas. Both incredible beaches that are hard to describe even. Around the tip of Sirenas are lots of star fish , Conches (live) and manta rays.....There are also Manta rays near the Sol sometimes...I saw one at least 4 feet across ! Careful not to step on the small ones in very shallow water on Sirenas.As beach walker experts : )...we walked Sol to Sirenas and all the way back on our second day...that is a lot of walking and can be very tiring coming back. You can get back from Paradiso and Sirenas by taxi for 2 or 3 pesos a person. There is also 3 times a day a bus shuttle to Marina with return boat to Sirenas.....5 pesos return. Beer at the nice Marina bar is one peso...Not kidding....2 pesos at the bar at Paradio and Sirenas. Sirenas and Paradiso have 2 peso lounge chairs and bar service on the beach (2 peso beers in cans).. If you don;t want a lounger there is no charge for the Palpa shade.In June giant sea turtles lay eggs on the beaches at night ....We saw at least 50 fresh turtle tracks along the beaches...some even within the resort boundaries. You won;t see the mother turtle though because she comee on shore at night and goes back to sea at night after laying eggs.Staff are some of the friendliest I have encountered in Cuba. Food is good ! Bars are good ....rooms are good ! My room faced the dunes on west end of resort....nice balcony....sea breeze , nice rooms....remote control excellent air conditioning with a de humidifier option too. Hot water even and not bad water pressure usually. The resort is all open air with exception of one air conditoned a la carte (never went) and an air conditioned bar /sometimes disco that serves excellent and large drinks ... Buffet open from 7 to 10: 30 AM and then 7 to 10 PM I think. Meals for lunch at the sea side Ranchon restaurant and snack bar by the pool. If you want ice-cream get that at snack bar...never saw it in the buffet.All in all an excellent trip and now my favourite Cuban Cayo. There is clothing optional around but to be expected on the isolated beaches and its not a concern at all. Resorts and beach out from of resort is textile : )we flew with Cubana. It was clockwork...right on time both ways. One stop in Cayo Coco on the way there (where you get off plane for 40 minutes ) and then a direct flight on the way back to Toronto. No frills A 320 Airbus but you do get a meal. No alcoholic drinks for sale on our flights. Its my 4th time using Cubana. 2 of those times all was on time and 2 other times not...I;d use them again.worst part of our whole trip was 1.5 hour line at Canada Customs terminal 3 in Toronto on arrival back home. I will definitely return and will stay at the Sol again...Personally I think it is the best resort on the island and I visited all of them .. Pelicano rates ever so slightly higher on Trip Advisor. Why ? not sure. I;d rate the Sol high and for sure higher in June...no doubt in my mind. Blanca resort, popular with Canadians is closed for the summer. It did look nice but beware it has no beach and its the furthest away resort from Paridiso for those considering walking. The Sol is the closest. there is nothing but pristine beach between the Sol and Paradiso beach. no other resorts west of the Sol. I like that too.The evening shows were fantastic !!Thanks to all the staff at the Sol for being so nice and helpful and friendly ! Management staff : Thank you for the excellent side by side rooms on the west ocean end ....Appreciate that ! Exactly where I was hoping to be.
We just returned from our trip to Sol Cay√≥ Largo and enjoyed our stay there very much. The pool is very clean and the grounds are beautiful with plenty of lounge chairs.The room was spacious and clean and contained all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay - the beds, shower pressure and hot water. The staff was wonderful - very friendly and hospitable. The one great drawback to visiting Cayo Largo is Gaviota Airlines. It is a goverment run airlines and you do not know until the day before what time your plane leaves. Our plane left two hours late in the evening getting us into Havana at 10 o'clock at night. . At that time a taxi was waiting to take us to our next destination, Varadero. We did not get there until 1 o'clock in the morning thus we wasted a very pricey hotel day. It is for this reason that I could not recommend this beautiful spot to friends. There are many more beautiful beaches in Cuba to visit without having to take a plane on this airline and go through this tremendous hazzle.
FLIGHT :The flight was good and you get fed on this flight ( Cubanna Airlines ). Which is a bonus, due to many stopped serving food for free. The weird event that happened on the flight was that they spray up in the air some kind of repellant disinfectant all up and down the isles. They say they don't want any bugs on their island.CHECKING IN :Was fast an efficient. I took my card key and they brought me my suitcases within the 10 min I arrived in my room. Which was nice.ROOM :I liked my room that I had which was 1013 it was close to the ocean and close to the snack bar and pool. The sheets and towels were clean and the bed was fine. The air conditioner worked well. But did not like the light that lights up the number on the unit. Nice balcony. I had no complaints.THE GROUNDS :They were well kept with beautiful flowers sweet smelling ones as well. So you will see humming birds flying around especially by the pools. They have 2 pools which are both salt water pools. Very nice with a soft ground. One side is quieter than the other. One has a pool bar which is kind of attached to the snack bar. The only thing that I did not like was why have fish ponds if you let them get so dirty the fish don't get fed and they are lacking oxygen and food. I over heard that they haven't cleaned them in years. Due to guests that are frequent knew this issue. It's sad, because it would be so beautiful to see it cleaned as well as the fountain and the water fall to be working.STAFF : Just plain well lovely, I have no complaintsLOBBY :Cats internet and tourists. Very relaxing and with high ceilings.ITERNATIONAL RESTAURANT :The beef was very good, as well as the pasta. Did not like the chicken wrapped in mushrooms to much. Lovely service.MAIN DINING :Pasta and chicken and bread was mostly what I ate there. Was not to keen on the food. But that is only me. You may like other things there. There is something there for everyone.SNACK BAR :French fries, grilled cheese ETC. Ice cream as well ! Which is a bonusINTERENET :1.50 pesos for 1 hr of service. They give you a scratch card with a PINHAIR BRAIDING : 25 -35 - 45 Depending on hair lengthPARAISO BEACH :OMG I loved this beach one the best out of all of them. I saw a sting ray so close to the beach so amazing. The water was calm and crystal clear.FERRY AT THE MARINA :I also paid 20 pesos to go snorkling for 2 in a half hours. An extra 10 pesos would give you a lobster dinner. The men on the ferry boat were the kindest on the island. My girlfriend and I had the boat to our selves that day while the others paid for the tour which I know cost a whole lot more than 20 pesos.I went to the marina and that is where there is a bank as well as shopping, the turtles and some food and drinks. NOTE : If you go to the bank you need your passport with you to do any transaction.When you get on the ferry it can take you to the other beach, (serena). Be prepared to do some hard walking through the sand. It is not hot so don't worry. But the trench through it due to sinking in it , you will feel it in your calfes . You may have to take a break a few times as well. So be prepared. There is also food and drinks there as well as paddle boats catamaran etc.NUDE BEACH - CLOTHING OPTIONAL :It is on the same stretch as the resorts, when you get the beach and to the right if you walk a bit you will notice bare skin.One thing that I like is no one judges you at this resort there are many different types of people here on this island. That is what makes it unique. That is why I named it Fantasy Island. It is a fantasy, you feel like your in your own little world.Most people there are repeats which I mean more than 5 - 10 times. Why.... They love it there. NO one bothers you there, You can go to your own little part on the beach and be by yourself or just walk till you feel like you are happy to stop.BARS :They have 2 bars one by the International which is air conditioned and pool tables.The other bar is outside by the lobby and pools.All in all I loved it, will I be back Hell Yeh !!
We stayed here as part of our fly fishing packaged with Avalon. This is an all inclusive. The rooms were nice, bedding was good, bathrooms were well equipped with amenities one would want in the US. Our room overlooked the pool, so it was fairly close to the lobby bar and the buffet restaurant. We also ate at the International restaurant and the Beach Club. Beach Club lobster dinner was my favorite. There is entertainment many evenings, but we were tired from fishing and were not able to take advantage of the offerings. It looked like a nice place for a family vacation.
We have travelled throughout Cuba, and this by far was the best experience ever. This time I travelled with a girlfriend to celebrate my birthday on May 24. The staff made all the difference--they are kind, friendly, accommodating and very humble. Not working strictly for their tip as in other areas of Cuba, such as Varadero. They truly do care about you having the best customer experience. Our sincere thank you go out to Amarilis Garcia, Alexander Cespedes, and Dunya, who took care of us at breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Buffet Restaurant. So much so, that we never saw the need for any a la carte restaurants. We did, however, on a whim, have a wonderful lobster dinner in the gazebo by the beach ($75 Cup for 2). I highly recommend it. The food was wonderful and the service top notch. The pasta bar was amazing, as was the grilled fish, and crepe bar. There is plenty of selection, so you will never go hungry. The snack bar by the pool made great thin crust individual size pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, fries etc..all served with a smile.We met other travellers from Quebec and Ontario who have chosen this destination and hotel repeatedly. One gentleman has been approximately 40 times.Our thank you go out to all the life guards and bartenders (Genrry and the boys; Henry, Raul, at the beach bar, who always provided service with a smile). The bar tender at the evening bar was also terrific, as was the Crepe Bar attendant, the Manager, Carlitos, and all the staff. All made by birthday very memorable. Sang a birthday song and signed a lovely birthday card.If you're looking for a more updated hotel, then go to Cayo Santa Maria. If you're looking for an overall fantastic experience -- sun, amazing beach, great people, than go to Sol Cayo Largo.We also recommend taking a taxi to Paradise beach--Playa Paraiso. It is truly paradise, and a clothing optional beach. Our thanks go out to Junior and Mascarado at the Beach Hut bar, who made the best Mojitos ever as well as the grilled seafood platter ($25 cup). One can be shared by 2 people. It includes grilled lobster, tiger shrimp, rice, tomatoes and pineapple.The only negative comment pertains to lack of water sports--no pedal boats, canoes, etc.. as in other destinations. Thank you for a memorable experience. We will be returning in October.Fatima
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- 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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