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“Disappointing beauty”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cayo Saetia Island

Cayo Saetia Island
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Holguin
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London
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Disappointing beauty”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I went here on the catamaran, we stopped to snorkel but the vis wasn't great and the guy on the boat was very protective of where we could go. He didn't want any of us doing our own thing for fear of cutting ourselves on the coral. The currents were very strong and there were quite a few jelly fish. All fine it's the ocean. When we stopped for our lunch I opted for the mini safari by jeep and saw giraffes, zebra, ostriches, antelope etc a good little tour for 9 pesos. It felt more like a petting zoo but our guide was very enthusiastic, even chasing the ostrich so we got a closer look. Lunch it self was very tasty back at the restaurant. Beauty of the beach? The sands are white and the waters clear but I didn't find it that beautiful. Small beaches 5 metres by 20 definitely not breath taking and not even as nice as the resort beach. Go for a day out on a boat but not to be wowed by the island.

Visited May 2013
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Orangeville, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

loved it all and the food on the Island is excellent!!!the beach is gorgeous and the animals are fun to see wandering around,,

Visited November 2012
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Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lovely beach ....”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We drove to Cayo Saetia while on holiday in May of this year, it was about 350 kilometres return and a fun journey. Cayo Saetia was easy to find and a nice surprise when the there. There were camels, deer and lots of animals roaming free on the island. The beach was beautiful and sand soft and sea very clear. One warning, the beach shelved away fairly quickly so non swimmers need to be aware. There was a 10 CUC per person fee. We both had a lovely time there. One other warning, if you are prone to insect bites, wear lots of medication, I was bitten badly, but my wife, not one bite, the main problem, were sand flies, and they are a real pest. But I will return next year.

Visited May 2013
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Suffolk
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Spent a day on a catermaran and at this island. Well worth a visit, its stunning. The beach is beautiful. Food is nice. Staff lovely.

Visited May 2013
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“paradise found”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

One of the most beautiful places i have visited. Robinson Crusoe style island with pure white deserted beaches and the clearest, warmest of waters. A definite for a return visit to get away from it all.

Visited April 2013
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