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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
  • lauraamanda87 :
Beautiful resort, love the pools and the bars. The beach is unbelievable.

We stayed for 2 weeks in a standard room. The rooms were fine given the trade embargo's in Cuba. The international a la carte was delicious. The swim up bar in the Mares swimming pool is the best for rum Pina Colada's. Playa Esmeralda is beautiful. If you can go, down after the sun has set and just spend some time looking at all the stars and listening to the ocean. We only did the paradise island excursion which was great. The only recommendation I would make to the resort is to change up the music, a bit of nice relaxing spanish guitar/blues music would have been perfect instead of the same RnB music on repeat. We were there during hurricance Irma which hit Havana but wasn't too bad where we were. We felt safe the whole time, big thanks to the staff for leaving their families to look after us tourists, 10/10 would come again.

  • TravellingDanOttawa : Ottawa
Always amazing

Was down for a little over 2 weeks. Some minor inconveniences but always taken care of.The food and staff were always great. I have been here about 7 times and I will be back.Everyone makes you feel welcome and it is great being recognizing upon returning.There is so much good to say about this place. From the beach to the staff everyone was awesome. The renovations are coming along nicely too.Thank you once again; I will be back.Hasta LuegoDanny

  • Tammy4673 : Sudbury, Canada
Beautiful place, great service, amazing staff

We stayed from September 1st to September 7th (was supposed to be the 8th, but left early due to hurricane Irma), This was our first visit to this hotel. I would definitely go back. Absolutely loved it. We stayed on the Luna side in room 8312. It was a pretty long walk to the Mares lobby, but we didn't really mind it. Room was clean, and fresh towels and a bottle of water were provided daily. A/C didn't work very well, but overall we were pretty comfortable. There was lots of food to choose from. Never had an issue with finding something to eat at the buffet. For lunch we usually headed to La Pinta on the beach. Different choice of food each day. Very good. I would recommend going there. We did the French and Italian a la carte. Both were delicious. But the french - Le Bistro - was so good. Beach was beautiful. Pool was nice. Well maintained and kept clean. Took a trip into Holguin to visit the flea markets. Pretty much the same as any one in Cuba. They do have a bus that will bring you to one close to the hotel. It's actually by Club Amigo Atlantico (which I've stayed at before). That one isn't as big as the ones in Holguin, but still lots of gifts to choose from. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit Cuba. One of the best places I've been and considering travelling back to the same hotel in the future, but with our children and other family members. I'm sure they would love it just as much as we did.

  • Dee-Ann M : Guelph, Canada
Wonderful Time

This was our second time to this hotel and I still adore It! We brought some friends this time and we really had a blast! The beach is ranked as the most beautiful we have seen to date, and it will always be the primary reason for returning here. Food was wonderful, I could not stop eating plantain chips haha! We ate so Well! We had lobster one night that was fantastic, we also enjoyed the French restaurant and the Cuban... the buffet was great too! All of the renovations were stunning, we spent lots of time in the mares lobby, even playing boardgames there till the wee early morning. Rooms are the same as I remembered, the bed a little hard for my preference, but not really an Issue! Please consider traveling here! The people working at this hotel are simply fantastic and you will never see a prettier beach in all your life!

  • ralmas2017 : Sale, United Kingdom
The staff were amazing!

The hotel is to a fair standard with some updates required to the rooms. The staff were amazing, the food could do with some improvement, lots of choice is available however, maybe they could provide halal food for Muslims as we struggled with sticking to veg for 2 weeks. I must point out that the events organiser Lorrainer is someone to watch as she tries to get off with married men so please be vigilant. I made a complaint to the hotel and Thomas Cook. I would recommend booking the hotel separetly to the flight as this is more economical since Thomas cook only give a small percentage (30%) of what you pay to the hotel which is scandalous. Families must be careful as I found several women topless and this is totally unacceptable in a supposedly family hotel.

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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

  • 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.