Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

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This resort complex is made up two sister hotels offering the use of both their facilities for double the enjoyment! It is perfect for beach lovers of all ages, set on one of the most beautiful beach areas of Playa Esmeralda. Try your luck on the driving range, take a pottery lesson, explore the area on an eco-tour of the superb gardens and outstanding natural environment of Bahia Naranjo National Park, play a round of mini-golf, take a dip in the large free-form pools or, at dinner time, try one of the two restaurants on the beach.
Location: Beachfront, 5 min from Guardalavaca, 53 min to Holguin, 60 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
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Friend's vacation

We had an amazing visit. All the staff and locals were very friendly and I'd recommend this vacation resort to everyone who would love a refreshing holiday. The resort was beautiful and the quaint little villages were just as breath taking.

  • Ian T : Warrington, United Kingdom
Another great visit to our favorite resort

This was our 8th year at the Sol Rio Luna & Mares and we are so well treated by everyone it feels like going home. This year we found a lot of work taking place to improve the Mares lobby and upgrading the rooms. This didn't really affect us as plenty of space in the Mares bar area and we were out of the room while work was taking place. We are however looking forward to reaping the benefit of these improvements next year. Its fair to say that the hotel like every other we have visited in Cuba is in need of some TLC, but over the last 8 years we have seen great improvements at SRLM, with more planned in future. But to put things in perspective the hotel can boast the following, best beach we have visited in Cuba, good snorkelling easily reached from the beach, really great variety of food and drinks. However its greatest asset and what for us sets it apart from the rest is the staff, from cleaners to general manager they are always looking to do everything possible to make your stay special. The number of people who return year on year pay treatment to this great asset. Looking forward to next year and I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great value for money holiday in the carribean.;

  • Sarah F :
Great place

This was our first visit to Cuba and was unsure on what to expect.The hotel is basic but has everything you need, very clean and plenty of seating areas. You can buy cards to access the Wifi but it's very hit and miss.The staff are friendly and helpful, my son really enjoyed the kids club and the activities provided. There are two swimming pools, one is smaller and quieter and the other has a swim up bar and basketball hoops. Jenny behind the pool bar is lovely and makes amazing cocktails. The main restaurant is buffet style and they offered a wide range of food so it didn't feel like you were eating the same thing everyday. The best restaurant is the French, and the 24 hour snack bar makes nice pizzas.The evening entertainment can be repetitive. But there are other bar areas if you want a quiet evening.The rooms are basic and the air conditioning was poor, but you don't visit Cuba to sit inside your room.The best thing about the hotel is the beautiful beach, there's a bar on the beach, nightclub, kids club and you can hire boats. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and looking forward to visiting again.

  • donnaburtoft : Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nice hotel but in need of repair

The hotel is friendly but dated and in much need of some tlc. The staff were nice and the rooms were clean. We would like to thank one of the maids Orlarda for keeping our room clean with fresh linen and towels. The view from our room was beautiful.

  • Stevehuddersfield68 : Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Lovely place

First visit to CubaWas a little concerned when I read some reviews but we had room 2010 on the Mares side and it appeared to have been repainted this season and was lovely and clean. The towels changed daily bedding every other day and a litre of water complimentary toiletries we tipped the maid daily .Not the most luxurious hotel we've stayed in but couldn't fault it great staff and service. Breakfast buffet was good everything you need only did the snack bar during the day which was also very good and you could request variations on the snacks they offered. Evening buffet pork and beef grill counter pasta station and a fish grill along with lots of cooked dishes try the salad station the lady makes beautiful salads . The dessert counter covers all cakes and does a great cooked banana in spirits for you good choice of cheese too the staff refilling your drinks . We ate in all 4 of the alacart our favourites was the French and the Italian service great nearly the same menu in them all The evening entertainment was good most nights especially the water ballet. The Luna pool is lovely and quiet whilst the Mares pool has swim up. bar , music and activities. The beach is stunning with free catermaran rides . Try the Spanish coffee lovely along with the cocktails.The hotel has trips daily which you just meet in reception no booking. Horse and carriages are at the hotel daily which will take you down to the market and back £25 There are stables opposite which was good £10 the dolphins are a 5 min walk away £25 . We hired a 1956 Chevy with driver which took us to Holguin and surrounding areas 3/4 of a day £75 . Did the paradise island tour with Thomas Cook full day out including a meal on the island drinks on the catermaran stopping to snorkel and did the safari whilst on the island good day out . We also did the bond experience drive your speed boat another good trip. Overall really enjoyed Cuba the people the staff in the hotel the setting and of course the weather.

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).

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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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks 24 hours
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited House Wine with meals, Domestic beer and International brand drinks, 24 hours
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool/person/week
  • Daytime tennis
  • Use of mountain bikes
  • Mini-golf
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Board games
  • Ping-pong
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Aerobics
  • Horseback riding (1 hour per day, subject to availability)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included
All the facilities, restaurants & bars are shared between Sol Luna de Mares and Sol Rio de Luna, located next to each other.
  • 464 rooms in several 3 & 4-storey buildings with elevators
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Mexican, Italian, Creole and Mediterranean, dress code & reservations required
  • 2 snack bars
  • 24 hour Lobby bar
  • 7 bars including Beach bar, Pool bar, Piano bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach towel & chair services
  • 2 tennis courts on-site (not lit)
  • Meeting facilities (fee)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Sauna
  • Exercise room
  • A range of non-motorized watersports available
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Car and moped rental
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 queen or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-bar
  • Full bathroom 220V (converter & adapter required)
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
  • Same as Hotel Rooms but with 1 king size bed
  • Living room
Kids Deal -First child 3-12 years stays and eats free. Date restrictions apply.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, Playground and Wading pool. Babysitting service subject to availability. (fee)
Exclusive to Air Transat Holidays - Guests will be accommodated exclusively in the resort's Luna section and will receive unique added privileges. These include a private dinner on the beach, 2 a la carte dinners per week guaranteed, a complimentary horseback riding excursion, a small bottle of rum and coffee pack, beach towels in the room, a special check-in area, the manager's cocktail once per week and a welcome letter by Sol Melia and Air Transat Holidays.

Honeymoon Bonus - Includes: Guaranteed Private Check-in, Guaranteed Private check out, Room Upgrade Guaranteed, Flowers in the room upon arrival, Fruit basket and bottle of Cava in the room upon arrival, Housekeeping service after 11:00 A.M and before 15:00, Turn-down service in room, Amenities put in room daily, Welcome cocktail, Honeymooners romantic dinner ( for 2 people) and Honeymooners breakfast in bed day after arrival. Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in. Valid up to 6 months after wedding. Minimum of 6 nights stay.

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 Rio de Luna y Mares
Ctra. de Guardalavaca Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca 84170 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.