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Location: Beachfront, 10 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport, 11 minutes to Pueblo.
AS the title says the ocean and beaches here are amazing!!! The hotel is a 2 star when comparing to US or other Caribbean places but remember it is Cuba. the staff were all very friendly and the food was good for buffet style but it did get old having the same thing day after day. the drinks were the biggest disappointment, the mojitos, daiquiris, and margaritas were all made way too sweet but the beer is delic! the coffee bar is very good as well but they desperately need more people in there helping at the busy times...1 or 2 people to serve every single person at the resort (because that is all that is open at some times) is not enough! The at most 2 bartenders are running and mixing their butts off between coffee and drinks for everyone! Vladimir in the restaurant was always our waiter and went out of his way to make sure we had everything that we needed or wanted!
We enjoyed our stay, room was comfortable & clean. Food was pretty good overall, as were the drinks.The beach was red flagged most days, spent time at the pool which was nice too. Entertainment around the pool was very loud, no place to get away from the loud music if your not interested in joining in. Overall we really enjoyed the resort, and we will return
My wife and I brought our 2 youngest children for our 9th trip to the Pelicano. Our vacation was from January 14-21st and we flew with Cubana Airlines for the extra weight allowance. It's unreal really. Double the weight allowance for no extra cost. We have always brought two full suitcases, and a carry on each and have never gone over on weight allowance. A lot of luggage but well worth the extra gifts you can bring. Gran Caribe is now running the hotel and from what I see they have been doing a pretty good job. In order to understand some of the changes only repeat guests to the resort would notice some of the things. For one, the entertainment team is almost totally different. The band was new as well as most of the dancers. I thought they were pretty darn good but that is my humble opinion. One thing that is very noticeable is that the staff are much more relaxed with the change in management. I for one welcome to change to a Cuban company. As I said, I really didn't notice much different. I have heard some grumblings about Cuba this year, both in the news and from word of mouth. We didn't experience any misgivings and one thing is for certain. The staff at this resort are the best. A shout out to some of my friends who speak very good English. Yunier the DJ is my brother. A great guy and probably the best English speaking staff member on the resort. Yanny is the man at the Ranchon. We love all the guys down there but he is my second Cuban brother. All of the lobby guys are great. George, Martin, Rene and Manuel are all fabulous guys. Tip them please, they work hard and are fabulous people. Arbenz and Disney do a great job running the show up front. They are both special people. Anita, Yosvani, Nader and Geo in the Lobby bar always keep the drinks coming and do a spectacular job considering how busy they get. At the Zun Zun Angel and Silvio are always a bright face to see. Yoel and Adolpho in the buffet are always our servers. The beach wasn't what it normally was as mother nature was having her way with the shore line. You can't control Mother Nature and that is just the way it is. We went down to Paraisio a couple of times to make up for it as it is always calm there. I have seen photos and the beach is back in great shape at the Pelicano. A great site to see for sure. One thing I have seen some complaints on, we were diverted to Montreal as Pearson was closed. Cubana put us up in a hotel for the night after busing us there. Some of the passengers were carrying on like it was the end of the world. You know what, it could have been worse. We could have been left there for the night to fend for ourselves. Bravo Cubana Airlines, I for one appreciated the gesture. We ended up renting a car and driving home from there as we live in Belleville and had a ride to the airport. We luckily didn't have to wait around for the flight back to Toronto. Once again, Mother Nature interfered. You can't control fog...if it closes an airport that is all there is to it. As always if you have any questions don't hesitate to give me a shout on here. I'll gladly give you my phone number if you want to talk about Cayo Largo or the Hotel Pelicano. Why do I offer that? It was magic for my wife and I. To keep it to ourselves would be criminal. I want everyone to experience the magic we experience each and every time we come. We have no complaints. It isn't a party resort but has good atmosphere. It isn't an island with dozens of excursions but I am never bored. The kids love it, the beaches are to die for and the food is good. What more can you ask for.
After reading various reviews on the Pelicano I really didn't know what to think (at one point I was almost regretting my decision). We did get a great last minute price so were looking forward to the adventure. I must say we didn't have very high expectations - and we had a WONDERFUL TIME! We had a great flight with Air Transat (short stop in Havana - direct on the way home). When we first arrived I was a little taken aback with how arid the landscaping was. Our room was in block 44 (4401 - not oceanview as we were on the main floor - but we could hear the ocean from our patio and we were really only steps from the beach). We loved the location and would ask for that area again - not far from the beach or the pool or lobby. Everyone comments on how wonderful the staff are - and they are correct. The beach was a bit small when we were there - it changes daily with the tides - but it was beautiful. We walked to Playa Sirena and you feel like Robinson Caruso. The entire beach walk is beautiful and you 'barely' see a soul. We were glad we walked to Sirena but we decided that we liked our beach so much that we didn't go back (although you could take a taxi or bus there as well if you wanted to). As I said - I didn't have very high expectations but we enjoyed the food. Not 5* but it was great. Coffee in the mornings (especially in the lobby bar :) and a perfect omelette or crepe for breakfast were lovely and dinner with the musicians was fun as well. Always enjoyed my Spanish Coffee night cap too! I can't comment on the entertainment as we really do entertain ourselves at the beach all day (so are happy to go to bed relatively early). I would suggest that if you are looking for lots of action/dancing at night - this may not be the place for you. During our stay, I did go over to explore the Sol property. The vegetation is much more lush (and it did have a bit more of an upscale feel), but having stayed at Pelicano - I will look forward to returning again for another week in paradise! You really have to walk the beaches to believe it.
Our second visit was awesome just like the first time. The staff in hotel are amazing, friendly people. Made us feel comfortable. Our room was right at the beach, always clean. Food was tasty and lots of selection. Beach beautiful, water warm and big waves. We had great time in them. Playa Sirena and Paraiso are most beautiful and peaceful. We will be back next year!!!Thank you Hotel Pelicano and all staff!!!
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, 24 hours)
- Sailing, Hobie Cats,¬†Windsurfing (at Sirena beach)¬†
- Pedal Boat
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Tennis with instruction
- Exercise classes
- Dance lessons
- Evening entertainment
- Manager's cocktail party
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- 307 rooms in eighteen 2 & 3-storey buildings
- 1¬†buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurant (Creole, International/Ranchon, Grill/BBQ)
- 3 bars including Lobby bar, Snack bar and Beach bar
- 2 outdoor pools
- 1¬†tennis court (fee)
- Designer boutique
- Souvenir gift shop
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Outdoor Wedding Location
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Balcony or Patio
- Bathroom with shower
- Max occ 4 up to 3 adults
For the Kids - Kids up to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Kids' pool.
Resort Location Map
Sol PelicanoCayo Largo,Cuba
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Cayo Largo del Sur Archipi√©lago de los Canarreos, Cayo Largo 27900 Cuba
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