We have just returned from the Sol Cayo Coco in Cuba (17 Dec - 31 Dec 2012). We did not know what to expect as this was our first time to Cuba and had read some of the reviews!!
All I can say is BOOK IT NOW!!! We had a brilliant time the Hotel was clean, the maid service was excellent and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent everything you could think of, cooked freshly as you wanted, fish, meat, pasta, bacon and eggs, omletes, need I go on. Of course there were things maybe not to your palet but that is the same anywhere.
We had a second floor room near the tennis courts overlooking the sea. The Rooms were a good size, lovely and clean with a fridge and TV, Bottles of water were supplied in your room, Air Con worked well. Some could of done with a little bit of painting but it really didnt matter thats just being picky.
The Pool area was always clean and well looked after, and the bar service was excellent from Diony. The Beaches are beautiful very clean and the sea is to die for, plenty of sunbeds. There is a beach bar serving drinks and snacks and also a beach restaurant.
We did a trip out to the Mangroves on a speed boat, saw how cigars were made, went on the steam train through the sugar plantations and had a little time for shopping (Cuba Experience) which was very good value for money.
The Staff are all really polite and helpful and yes you do need to tip - these people work exceptionally hard and deserve your tips (1 Pesos) goes a long way.
You can easily change money at the hotel and to be honest we didn't need much as our sole purpose was to relax for two weeks!!
We had a brilliant time it was really safe for the children and we would not think twice about going back next year which we are looking at booking this week.
Just a couple of things to remember is:
If you like chocolate take some with you as they do not really sell or have chocolate
Take plenty of Mosquito repellent and make sure you wear it!!
Take PlugIns for Mosquittos for room
Make sure you Tip (1 Pesos) goes a long way
If you smoke tobacco then get on plane on way out or take with you although straights are very cheap. Tobacco can also be purchased on way home in airport.
If you choose to go you will not be disappointed!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A good standard property with an excellent beachfront location. Sol Cayo Coco is the only hotel with access to two different but equally charming beaches, situated amidst gardens and palm grove facing the sea and the white fine sand beach. The hotel is ideal for families with children, couples, honeymooners and weddings. This paradise is the perfect spot to combine great fun with fantastic relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Cayo Coco Hotel Cayo Coco
- Sol Hotel Cayo Coco
- Sol Cayo Coco Cuba