We stayed in room 3304, green building to the left of the lobby. None of the building are too far away from anything. We found this to be just fine. The room was clean. The sheets and blanket that covers the sheet did have a spot here or there on them but nothing that was "gross" or "unacceptable" Our maid did a great job cleaning our space each and every day. When we returned to change and freshen up before dinner, it was always done. We each had one clean towel for showers each day. Yes, one. Why do you need more than that? Really? You are in Cuba and there are costs associated with laundry incase some of you have forgot. There was an issue with the hot water due to a pipe that had collapsed and it appears that when we arrived it was a known issue that they were working on. We took the time to go have a look around and we saw how hard they truly were working to fix it. When you are full of salt and sand from being on the beach in the sun all day, the cool water is refreshing. It's not COLD like here in Canada. The water temp matches the weather. This was NOT a big deal for us at all. A touch of paint here and there, sure but again, does not affect the enjoyment of your stay.
Beach & Snorkeling:
The beach is beautiful! Clean, soft sand, crystal clear aqua blue water. Breathtaking. Don't be afraid to walk up the beach, to the left, around the point. The water is knee deep and you will find sand dollars, sea shells, sand crabs, conch shells, etc...It's a beautiful place to walk and explore!
There is a small grouping of rock just to the left of the beach grill. There you will find some schools of fish, large and small, snails, etc... Otherwise, we didnt explore out any further because we were on snorkleling excursions. I highly suggest "Boat Adventure" If you like to snorkel, this is the spot! The current is strong but there is a rope to pull yourself along to the end of the tour. This is where you will see some of the nicest fish. I can't even begin to name all the species! It was awesome!
We never spent even one day at the big pool. It is where the entertainment staff hang out, along with the children from the kids club. It was well organized but just not our thing. We found a small pool and the "Longina bar" behind the pink building, near the first aid office. Its a very quiet area. We were able to sit, relax, have a few drinks, enjoy the sun, have a little swim AND speak to the bartenders and learn more about their lives in Cuba. This IS our thing :) Kisses and Hugs to Yoannie XOXO
Every single one of the staff are super friendly!! I have yet to meet an abrupt, rude, Cuban. It just doesnt happen. I will tell you what does happen though. They become very efficient (I call it auto pilot) at doing their jobs despite the crap they take from some of these travelers. I wouldn't want to be too friendly either when there is always a chance that the person you are talking to is going to raise their voice, cuss or point a finger in your face. I'm sorry but you deserve to be treated the way you treat others. We took the time to get to know them, we offered peso's as a tip. Not to get service but rather for service we received, as a thank you. They work really hard to please everyone and to make sure that their stay is enjoyable. We made some wonderful friends here and we wish them nothing but the best!
They were great! I tell ya, the Cuban people sure can dance!! We didnt go every night but most nights we did. Singing, dancing, getting the crowd involved, it was well done. I love the hotels signature dance too! Everyone would wait for the end of the night to be able to go on stage with the crew and dance up a storm. They were also very fun to watch.
The Beach Party:
I cannot believe how much work goes into putting this on each and every week. Setting up the tables, preparing the meal, the bar, the DJ booth. Not to mention all the work that goes into the entertainment portion. It took my breath away. Just another example of the effort that they make to ensure a great stay!
We very much enjoyed the lobby (piano) bar and the beer garden. We hung out at the small pool bar during the day and in the evening, the lobby bar or beer garden. If they were playing the piano we stayed in there but if not, we'd have fries and either a hot dog or hamburger in the beer garden and have a couple drinks. Lots of good times to be had sitting at the bar with some of the other guests and the bartenders...
It was great!! We did not go hungry at all! There was always lots of fruit and veggies. You could even make a decent salad! The fresh eggs/omeletts in the morning along with french toast, pancakes, yum, it was delicious! We had pizza and fries for lunch at the Grill on the beach and supper always had something good to offer. I LOVE the pasta station. You can choose your pasta, sauce and what veggies or meat you wanted in your pasta. I love the rose sauce, it was delicious! I did add a little salt to my plates but if it was too salty people would complain so...season to taste and enjoy!!
The plants, flowers, walkways, everything was beautifully kept! The gardiners are very friendly and will make you hats, flowers and insects out of palm leaves and it is so much fun learning about their families and lives in Cuba. Hugs to Imani XOXO Thanks for the beautiful souvenirs!
We had a great week. We do not look at the little issues and make them into vacation ruining situations like others do. We spent a wonderful week in Cuba despite it being very windy and cloudy for the first four day. I would definately recomment this hotel and I would return in a heartbeat! WE LOVE CUBA AND ITS PEOPLE!!
- Also Known As:
- Oasis Playa Coco Cayo
- Playa Coco
- Oasis Playa Coco Hotel Cayo