I was there from Feb 12 to 19, 2013. It was my first trip down south and I was not disappointed.
We had a oceanview room in block 14. Now, the resort is get renovated and we had the misfortune of being in one of the buildings that have not been renovated yet. Yes, the shower was old, the bathroom needed to updated and re-tiled, but in all honesty we did not spend much time in our hotel room whatsoever so it did not really bother us. Even though the bathroom was slightly run down... the house keeping ensured we had a very clean room. I don't think I would have accepted a run down AND dirty bathroom. Our building was located far from the entertainment, so no noise to keep us up at night. It was a bit of a walk to the main buildings but my boyfriend and I enjoyed the walk (it helped us stay slightly active during the vacation).
The staff is great! No complaints whatsoever. The most of the staff is fluent french and english and will try to help you to the best of their abilities.
The pool is cleaned every morning and the beaches are also raked so no seaweed :)
We lounged on the beach near our hotel room which was away from the high traffic areas. It was quiet and peaceful. The water was nice to swim in.
I know a lot of people complain about the food and the variety. Now, if you take a little bit of everything every single meal at the buffets, of course you'll get sick of it. We paced ourselves through the types of food. Pasta one night, vegetables and grilled fish another, trying not to overlap any foods. For breakfast.... loved loved loved the omelet and egg station.
For the a la cartes we did the Italian, International and Cubana. Italian was the best of the 3 by far. International was nothing too special, and Cubana was interesting because you ate in a house that has been converted into a restaurant. The food was ok..... i think it was just a personal thing. My boyfriend loved it.
Lastly... while you are there, it is worth doing at least one excursion based on your interests. Since there are no Cubans living in the Cayos...you don't get the authentic feeling. We did two excursions: Ciego de Avila tour and the Jeep On tour. Both were full day activities. We got to see the 2 closest villages, Moron and Ciego de avilia. I honestly preferred the Jeep On tour as we got to drive ourselves and the tour was combined with the speed boat/snorkelling.
Would I go back... for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star All-Inclusive Tryp Cayo Coco hotel (508 rooms) offers select gastronomic service and an exciting day and night recreation program. The property is located in one of the pristine keys off the coast of the central region of Cuba.Built over a natural lagoon, facing and wide stretch of sugar-white beach. Ideal for families, diving lovers, fishing and nautical activities.Guest Rooms508 rooms: 343 Standard, 57 Standard Ocean View, 102 Standard Superior Ocean View, 6 SuiteDining9 Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet, Barbeque, Gourmet), 3 Bars ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tryp Cayo Coco Hotel Cayo Coco
- Tryp Cayo Coco Hotel Ciego De Avila
- Tryp Cayo Coco Cuba
- Cayo Coco Tryp
- Trip Cayo Coco