Sol Cayo Largo
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Location: Beachfront, 6 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport.
We stayed in Sol Cayo Largo for 3 nights and were very surprised to see how nice the staff was as well as the quality and variety of the food.Ludmila at the front desk is amazing, the entertainment team is very friendly and they have great dancers, the beach is beautiful and the room (2nd floor on the bungalows) has an amazing sea view.The pool is pretty big too.On our last day, we even helped releasing turtles in the sea which was a very unique and emotional experience!You can take a taxi to go to other beaches like Playa Sirena (only 5 minutes drive).The marina is lovely with a few shops to buy souvenirs and a bar that serves the best Piña Colada in the world!Cayo Largo is a beautiful little island (50 minutes domestic flight from La Havana) that gives you a real feel of paradise...We miss the place and the people!!! Keep up the great job!!!
August 5 to August 12, 2017Superior Ocean View room - 3023Room was minutes away from front lobby, buffet, beach and pool. Great location.Check In: Quick. Superior Ocean View has separate check in.Room: We didn't get a renovated Ocean View but it was a good size, clean, air conditioning and ceiling fan worked great. You can set the air to what you like.Bed was comfortable for us. King size.Shower worked okay. I have a lot of hair, so the water pressure wasn't great, but it worked and we had hot water.Tip: Toilet paper is rough, hahaha. Bring a couple of rolls with you. No kleenex in the room. Maid had our room cleaned every day by 3 pm. She was great. Left her money first day and mid-week. She appreciated it very much.Pool: Was awesome. Clean. No complaints. Lots of loungers and shade. Didn't really find any chair hogs. Always a place to sit with shade.Breakfast: I ate the crepes every day :) and my husband had the eggs, prochutta, fresh breads and fruit. Always something to find at breakfast, just if you are wanting fresh fruit, bananas etc. Not available. Only watermelon, pineapple and maybe papaya. Other fruit was canned. No big deal, its an Island cut off from the mainland.Lunch: We ate at the Ranchon (Beach buffet) first day. It opens at 12:30. It has a grill which gets busy if you don't get there by 1 pm. The rest of the week we ate at the Pool Snack Bar. Very good. I ate the hamburger, fries, and the pasta bolognese and added Tabasco on it for zing (it was excellent). Our friends had the fish and said it was excellent. Found it better eating at the snack bar over the Ranchon.Dinner: We had 3 a la cartes booked for us upon arrival. We had the Ranchon 2 nights and the International 1 night. We enjoyed the International more than the Ranchon. We ate at the Buffet the other nights and really enjoyed it best. I had the grilled chicken, veal and pork, rice, potatoes, pork roast, gravy, fresh breads, etc. Always found food at dinner and enjoyed everything.Wine: Believe it, the red and white were okay. The read needs to be chilled and they did most times, and they always served the white chilled. Enjoyed it.Beach: Gorgeous. Water warm. Unfortunately, the entire week was red flagged. Couldn't go in. Serious undertow, and huge surfs. We still enjoyed walking on the beach through the water.....almost made it to Paradise Beach and Sirenis Beach. About an hours walk plus. Lots of loungers. Nude Beach: As soon as you get to the beach and walk right, its the nude beach. Quite a few people par taking. Not a big deal. Everyone was respectful, but if you walk past that stretch don't judge, just keep walking and you'll come to a stretch of beach that goes on for ever. You feel like you are all alone.We didn't get invaded with Mosquitos like I read....maybe we were lucky that week.You can easily change your money at the hotel reception. Its more than a bank, but convenient.If you go in to the Marina area, there is a bank, but you need your passport to change your currency to pesos.We did do a half day at Paradise Beach and Sirenis Beach and it is gorgeous. Sirenis Beach it was 2 pesos per person for a lounger and umbrella. There was a place to get cold drinks or beer. We walked from there to Paradise beach and it took about 25 minutes and worth the walk.Just be mindful if you go in to the town (Marina) and its not a day that its a change over of staff. They work 20 days on and 10 days off. We went on the day that it was a change over and everything was closed except 1 marina bar and 1 small souvenir hut. The Cigar store was closed (that is what we went in for) and the other stores closed. It cost us 2 pesos each, each way. We had to go the next day and pay again. You can get a taxi at 2 pesos per person each way to the Paradise beach, or pay the 5 pesos per person return by hotel bus, but it takes you to the Marina, then you got to wait for a catamaran to take you over to the beach (taxis go directly to beach). 1. The one negative issue we had was when leaving. We had a 5:15 pick up (Cubana Airlines). There was another pick up for Air Transat going to Montreal at 5:45. When the bus came at 5:15 it wasn't announced that it was for Cubana airlines pick up, and then the bus was bombarded by the Air Transat guests who jumped on the bus. There was about 25 guests that didn't make the bus. The inconsiderate guests just took advantage and got on the bus taking the Cubana guests seats for the 5:15 pick. We had to wait another 20 minutes, and no bus came, so 10 of us paid a taxi to get us to the airport. The rest waited for another bus. Cuban airlines had only 1 check in girl. Air Transat used 3 check in girls, there fore the guests that took our seats were already through by the time we got to the airport. Very annoyed. It took us 90 minutes to get through the line. Another gripe. There was a couple from Cambridge who were just in front of us in the line. All of a sudden they moved up to the front of the line, convinced our tour rep that the wife had a "bad knee", although we saw them all week on the beach, walking around the resort, and even walking quite fine in to the airport. That was not cool what they did......and our tour rep should not have let her and husband squeeze up to the front of line. Karma. So my tip to the hotel is that they should hand out tickets for the bus....names of guests should be on a list and checked off. If your name is not on the list for that pick up time, you don't get on. All other hotels we have been to in other parts of Cuba, Dominican, Mexico, etc. do this. I blame the hotel for all the confusion. Free for all.2. In our room the plugs did not work. I brought my hair flat iron (curling iron) so that I could do my hair nice for the evening. Electrician said it was fine. It was not. I hear that a lot of people had this problem. So if you like to do your hair in the evening after a day in the ocean, pool, salt induced hair, haha. don't plan on your devices w
We spent a week in July and had a great holiday and a lot of fun. Sol Cayo Largo was extremely relaxing, we had prebooked the ocean view which I would definitely recommend, because it is very close to the beach and the minibar is stoked daily. They even served us a bottle of Ron and a lobster dinner. The room was beautiful, clean and cool, and right beside the beach. I really don't understand some reviews, I mean this is not a 5 stars hotel, and even so we are in Cuba, if you know what I mean! The receptionists ans the whole staff were extremely helpful and kind. The beach is fantastic, so much so we dropped our cases in the room and went straight there, what a view! Lots of beach space and shade and plenty of sun beds.Internet access was really good for Cuba and the coffee at he lobby bar was great. Special thanks to Julio and Moya from lobby bar, Mario from the Karaoke, and Maria Teresa our maid did a wondrçerful job. I will definitely return and I would recommend to friends.
I went back to Sol from June8th to 15th.Again I met wonderul people and had a great time. However, this will probably be the last time i go. I would have expected a better room , as this was my third time in less than a year, and you hear about the repeat guest experience...well not so much...Upon my arrival, i was the only one without a room assignement...event though I had email them to annouce my visit. My thought on that is that they have somany repeat guests that they forget some..Regardless of this the staff is alays very kind . SO I enjoyed my week but this was my last time . Hotel needs some upgrades. And major rénovationss. Charge more...not a problem, its a great spot.
This was my first time to the Sol in Cayo Largo. Well my trip to this lovely resort was just great because of all the wonderful people I met but it became fantastic when I became acquainted with the music of the band, Sol Caribe. They play some traditional Cuban music but mostly they play popular latin songs and their original Cuban music. Their band leader and composer Ydelio is a master at assembling the talent, putting together their set list and entertaining the guests. I loved listening to the music and watching the talented musicians and singers. It was so refreshing compared to the many other resorts I have been to throughout Cuba. I recommend that you take notice while there. I found them at the little souvenir shop in the middle of the guestroom buildings, the lobby, the Ranchon Playa and they performed in theatre on some evenings.Now for my other recommendations:1. When checking in, if you are a return guest or you have booked an ocean view room, there are little tables set away from the reception desk where you check-in. Don’t wait in the line for the main reception check-in.2. Many of the sliding glass doors in the rooms do not slide exactly. You will need patience and strength to move them. I think the salt water in the air affects the sliding mechanism.3. If going in June/July/August bring lots and lots of mosquito repellant. At about 8:00 p.m. they will be ever-present and you will need the repellent as your only defense. They are tiny and plentiful. With the repellant, you will be fine.4. Make sure to visit the other beaches, Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena at least once each. The beach at the resort had a very strong undercurrent every day that I was there. These two beaches are calm and oh so beautiful. You can take the boat to Playa Sirena for 5 CUC and it includes the transit to the marina and back to the resort. I took a taxi to Playa Paraiso for 2 CUC each way per person if there are 3 or more of you in the taxi.5. Always bring twice as much sunscreen as you think you will need.6. The last recommendation I have is to pay the premium for the ocean view room. There are several bonuses that come with the room but most importantly, the view both at night and day. The view during the day needs no explanation but at night I witnessed a sky with a carpet of stars and endless heat lightning. It was so beautiful. The breeze off the ocean is so refreshing and there are no mosquitos at night on the balcony because of the breeze. I took full advantage of my balcony while there.All of the staff are very helpful and accommodating. If your Spanish is not great, don’t worry because most of the staff speak excellent English. I tried to communicate with my minimal Spanish and I believe that it went a long way to bridging the divide between guest and resort employee. This has been my experience during all of my many trips to Cuba. Your trip will be enriched by doing this little thing to show some respect for the country you are visiting.
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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)
- 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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