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Location: Beachfront, 10 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport, 11 minutes to Pueblo.
It is my second time at this hotel, I was there in April 2016 and back in November 2016 and my overall experience was great. The food was fantastic, lots of choice, and the staff is very friendly and accomodating. The only negative thing I have to say is that the hotel needs a face lift (inside and out) but that aside, it was very clean. It is by far the most beautiful beach I have seen and if you want to relax, this is the place to be. The resort is not huge therefore getting around is not tiring. The beach, pool, bar and rooms are all at a reasonable walking distance from one another. The entertainment was great; the animators really make a great effort to entertain and involve the guests in the activities offered. They are always smiling and make you feel right at home. I highly recommend this all-inclusive resort.
We were invited to join a group of friends for a week at Hotel Pelicano. We had never heard of Cayo Largo, but given the great price we were all in. Notwithstanding the flight was not direct or on time we got there (after 9pm) and we're shown to our rooms. We got settled and hurried to the buffet for a quick meal. Dunia welcomed us and gave us our first real contact with the staff. She was so warm and welcoming we looked forward to seeing her daily.The next day we got to get to know the resort and surroundings. Again we were quite impressed. The room was nice enough, perhaps not enough hot water or pressure, but not a big deal. The more we explored the beaches and the more contact with the staff and others on the island, the more we liked it. Without a doubt this place grows on you.If you are looking for a high paced busy place, Cayo Largo is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a truly relaxing vacation with friendly and attentive staff (too many to list) then the Pelicano is the place to go. The beaches are stunningly beautiful, and should be explored. We did most by foot, although there are scooters and taxi's (not a lot of suspension, just saying).The restaurants are not 5 star, but this is Cuba and there were always choices. If you couldn't find something that you like, it is not the resorts problem.There were some minor issues (bugs were hungry at dusk) but again this can happen across the Caribbean. (Bring some spray, problem solved). No gym at the Pelicano, but the next resort allowed access, or just swim walk and adventure! A vacation is what you make of it.Perhaps the final note might be about the nude beaches. Having never been exposed (sorry) it was the biggest non issue after about half an hour.We have always said that the world is too big to go to the same place twice, but the Pelicano and Cayo Largo have challenged that. I believe we will be back in the next year.
If you're looking for a couples retreat, or just slightly higher quality in general, I would recommend booking Sol Cayo Largo instead. We snuck over to Sol Cayo Largo a couple of times and can say that it was definitely better. It was more secluded and cleaner plus the food was way better. For the most part, we didn't have any major complaints about Sol Pelicano. The rooms were clean and had no bugs. The bed was comfortable and large. The AC was working and strong. The shower was pretty much always cold but that didn't really bother us because we were hot from being outside all day anyway. In terms of food, lunch at the pool bar and pizza bar were good, I always looked forward to going. In terms of the dinner buffet, it was pretty much inedible from what I remember, so try going to the restaurants as much as you can. The waves were too big at the beach so we never got the chance to swim. However, I doubt the beaches were swim-able at other resorts either, and most people go to Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena anyway. Also, the days we chose to sleep in, the cleaning ladies kept knocking on our door intermittently for half an hour, which was really annoying. At other places they would get the hint.
I stayed in Sol Pelicano in March/April 2016. My room was literally 30 seconds from the beach, I could hear the sound of the waves from my bed. The room was simple but with all the necessary for a perfect stay, clean, with bathroom amenities and enough space for 3 messy people. The restaurants and bars of the hotel are all very good and with a variety of food. The personal extremely nice. The beach of the hotel is flabbergasting, as well as all the beaches of the island, that you can quickly reach with the little train that comes to the hotel every hour. I would go back tomorrow.
I travelled to sol pelicano in march 2016 had a great time with my gf and her 2 brothers. Although my jacket was stolen and they only serve ham sandwiches at night. so if your hungry after a night of Havana club boozing be prepared to eat a couple ham sandwiches....and no you can't double the ham we tried. Marina in town was amazing and they do serve food. Go there to party!
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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Cayo Largo del Sur Archipiélago de los Canarreos, Cayo Largo 27900 Cuba
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