We we travel to surf locations frequently but this was our first time in El Salvador. Frankly,we were concerned by the review from Traveling Traveler_10, but our trip was booked and away we went to find out for ourselves.
We've been here - in paradise(!) - over a week now and can honestly say we have never had a more pleasant experience. The staff is fantastic, the resort is small and beautifully landscaped, and it is directly across the street from the one of the best surf breaks in El Salvador. I am typing this review (internet has never been down since we've been here) sitting on the deck of one of the upper units overlooking the pool watching my husband surf. Nice ocean breeze,gorgeous view, and tropical flowers blooming everywhere. You do have to cross a two lane road to get to the stairs down to the beach - that has been no trouble. Right now there are trucks going by hauling sugar cane as it is harvest season. I would say about 5 trucks an hour during the day, max. I don't know about the truck traffic at night. We are about 25 ft.from the cottage the previous reviewer stayed in, but with our air conditioner on we never hear the trucks at night. I rarely notice them during the day - compared to traffic in the Eastern US - this would be considered pretty light, unless you count the bicycle riders and walkers.
The walk into El Tunco was maybe 5 minutes by beach when the tide is out-then it is mostly an all-sand walk. I would say 1/4 mile or less. Interesting little beach town - has an ATM, and a few oceanfront restaurants that are pretty good. Otherwise, there is not much reason to leave Kayu.
- Also Known As:
- Kayu Resort El Salvador/La Libertad
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kayu Resort is one of the most exclusive beach resorts in El Salvador. A private resort surrounded by a natural environment that provides a tranquil stay accompanied with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and amazing waves. We are perched directly above one of Central America's best and most consistent waves. Kayu Resort is a perfect destination to rest, relax, surf, fish, tour archaeological ruins, release newly hatched sea turtles, and get away from your everyday stresses.Kayu resort has 7 rooms in total, 5 Executive Suites and two smaller rooms. All rooms are equipped with A/C. Each Executive Suite has a large balcony with expansive ocean views. Our resort has an elegant infiniti pool and jacuzzi which both offer immense ocean views. We have an excellent restaurant which offers an extensive international menu complimented by a full bar. Complimentary WiFi, private parking, beach access, and made to order breakfast accompany your stay. Private surf, fishing, archaeological, and eco-tours are available. Check-in time is 3:00pm, and check-out time is at 1:00pm. Flexibility with these times may be pre-arranged to coordinate with flight times. Airport pick-up and drop-off are available and highly recommended. ... more less