My husband and I spent one week at the Cayena Beach Club (9/13/08 to 9/20/08). This is not busy season so it was quiet enough to enjoy the grounds and the beach but busy enough to meet some great people.
The beaches were absolutely beautiful. The LTI and Cayena grounds were also quite nice. Most of the time we had the Cayena pool all to ourselves.
Rooms were nice, nothing spectacular. We had two full size beds, it would have been nice to have one king size instead. But they were always clean and re-stocked the mini fridge daily.
Service is excellent, all the staff treat you like family. Food was fine. We did not care for the buffet. The Cayena restaurant "El Cano" and the Italian restaurant were both consistently good. But the seafood restaurant was pretty awful.
Be sure to bring plenty of cash, for everything from tips, shopping and purchasing excursions thru the hotel. There are beach vendors a little North of Cayena's beach, and most evenings vendors set up tables within LTI. Prices seem to be the same no matter where you shop, as long as you are negotiating, they all seem to bottom out at the same prices. All the vendors are very aggressive.
Book your excursions thru the hotel. We went on the Soana Island excusion, wasn't bad, but I could have passed that one up. It was a 7am to 8pm trip, mostly bus rides, and the only food or drinks offered was at the 1pm lunch on Soana Island.
Do not miss the Safari Adventure excursion. A full day of fun, exploring the countryside and experiencing things like small villages, homes, farms, a church and school, do some horseback riding and see the beach Macao, the most beautiful I have ever seen.
I would definitely visit Cayena again. It was hard to leave.
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