I've been going to Cuba for over 15 years now, but this year was the first time we did a repeat visit, that is to say, after going to many different resorts, we decided to settle down at Melia Cayo Coco, which we visited the previous year.
There's nothing wrong with this place. The rooms are good (we must have had one of the newer remodelled rooms), the beach is nice and uncrowded, and the staff are amongst the best on an island renowned for great service.
Despite arriving fairly early in the afternoon our room was ready. So after a quick shower, we had our three a la cartes booked and we were on the beach by mid afternoon.
The restaurants are all pretty good. Not exactly gourmet, but passable. The buffet has enough of a variety and pasta and meat stations that cook to your request, although at times the lineup at the meat station is not worth the wait.
The three a la cartes are good.
By far the best is the lunch place by the beach where around noon each day, they will barbecue meat to your liking. They also roast chicken and pork ribs. As long as you're not a vegetarian, you'll love this.
There's also a nice little pizza/sandwich/burger place by the pool.
We walked on the beach each day. If you go around the bend on the far side, a whole new spot full of hotels opens up. you can walk for miles.
We didn't take advantage of the beach on the far end of the island, although we saw pictures and for sure we'll go next time.
Our highlight, like last year, was the billiard bar and servers Joseph (Pepe) and Orlando who work hard and tirelessly but always greet you with a handshake and a smile. A great place for beers and company.
There really are no criticisms we can think of. I have a fairly weak stomach, but had no problems.
We were there in mid-February (I know, this review is late). We had a spot of bad weather (cold for three days). I mean really cold. Guests would wear their jackets to the pool. But that was OK. We found a little games area with a fuzball table, dart board and shuffle board. We kept busy.
I highly recommend this place. We will be back next February.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located beachfront in Cayo Coco, habitat of a large colony of pink flamingos. Five-Star All Inclusive Resort with 250 rooms. Conceived only for adults aged 18 years or more. Its superior suites and rooms are built on stilts over a natural seawater lagoon. Recommended for couples, weddings, and honeymoons. 250 Guest rooms: 168 Standard, 62 Standard Superior Lagoon, 6 Junior Suite, 2 Junior Suite Deluxe Lagoon, 12 Suite Deluxe Lagoon, 4 Dining Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet, Barbeque), 5 Bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Cayo Coco Hotel Cayo Coco
- Cayo Coco Melia