beach- great, but Holguin has coral reef 50 m from shore. here you have to snorkel out about 500 m plus to get to reef- you will see 1 meter reef sharks hiding under coral heads- you better be an excellent swimmer. only saw fish twice in 14 days by the shore. had a 2 meter bull shark visit the shallows, scared the crap out of everyone, the shark was about 100m away from us while we were in the water- yikes! a big resort 508 rooms, they book the big s-trips for high school students, 300 at a pop-so spring break can be filled with drunk youngsters. food the lowest quality of our cuba hotels so far, but still acceptable-fuel is fuel, if the food is 5 star you just eat too much. bacon always gone- they put out small quantities , but can always get some eggs cooked up or a stir fry at lunch and dinner. did the al a cartes.. ok/acceptable- but would not be something you would pay for back home. 5 star mexico is 5 star, 4 star cuba is 2.5star mexico. a big mistake is having a cuban executive chef and cuban manager. melia truly needs to bring in some europeans to straighten things out- the europeans in mexico do a stellar job. as i tell my friends first you relax then you go to cuba. broken toilets, leaky taps, mold on the walls, and painted over mold, chipped and cracked paint, leaky air conditioners, broken doors and door locks, cockroaches (3 in the room killed), rooms cleaned haphazardly are just part of pretty much all cuba hotels in this price range. what was disturbing was watching the 5 or so staff at the 24 hr bar by the stage pour drinks for themselves-bunch of drunks and go to the back room to drink or watch cuban baseball for 30 min instead of serving the 15-20 people waiting for food and drink-only one ! 1 !gentleman serving... they should re-staff all those males with female servers and cooks! the women work super hard! i doled out about $400 in tips thru the resort over two weeks, the folks need it so shut up and tip til it hurts for good service. west jet will allow you a free humanitarian suitcase you can take for free and leave in cuba. i gave away 50 lbs of clothes and shoes. cubans have told me the maids are the rich of cuba, ordinary folk try to buy tylenol/clothes etc. off them.
give away all your goods and clothes while you are there. you will feel super good when you get back home. i always regret not giving more. take food for the stray mother dog and her nine puppies at lenny's lobster shack, and take him a licence plate to put up on the beams! take hooks and 30 lb fishing line and fishing rods and reels for anyone.. 400 islands, water and fish everywhere and nothing to fish with. some say the hotel is for sale, i can see melia dumping this property, 16 yrs old, and the salt air does do its wear and tear. it was disturbing seeing a freakish Canadian gentleman dressed as a rabbit trying to touchie feelie at the women who would come up to the stage during the animation shows... the women would cringe and pull away... also he was drunk from 9am onward all day long. the general manager should not have let that freak have his little tirades... he would jump in front of people at the bar quoting "ladies first!" and tried chatting/picking up my 15 yr old daughter. totally unacceptable.. but that's what you get with cuban management vs bringing in some folks from the parent company in Spain. i rented a taxi and went out to the 1859 lighthouse on cayo pardone just past cayo romano- the lighthouse keeper who treated us like family gave us a grand tour of his home and the lighthouse. take gifts for him, his wife and daughter who happens to work at the airport. nice views from the top, a great photo op. he has the jaws of a 6 meter shark on his living room wall. he also has a dog with 8 puppies, take some snacks for that dog too!!
i would go back to the tryp for my 2.5 star holiday for the nice beach and the opportunity to explore the cayos away from the resort- fishing/meeting and helping folks, for pampering i would go to 5 star on the mayan riveria. life is about what you give not what you get. went with spouse and 4 teenagers- great place for teenagers to meet other teenagers, socialize, and party to 1-2-3-4-5 am!!! kids liked the flamingos, peacocks, baby ducks, baby chicks, and cats!!- feed the birds bread and the cats ham chicken and other meats from the buffet!! employee of the month "Fiz" for feb 2012 and 2013 will cook your eggs!!! Jordi and William in the buffet will take special care of you, look for them! have fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star All-Inclusive Tryp Cayo Coco hotel (508 rooms) offers select gastronomic service and an exciting day and night recreation program. The property is located in one of the pristine keys off the coast of the central region of Cuba.Built over a natural lagoon, facing and wide stretch of sugar-white beach. Ideal for families, diving lovers, fishing and nautical activities.Guest Rooms508 rooms: 343 Standard, 57 Standard Ocean View, 102 Standard Superior Ocean View, 6 SuiteDining9 Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet, Barbeque, Gourmet), 3 Bars ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tryp Cayo Coco Hotel Cayo Coco
- Tryp Cayo Coco Hotel Ciego De Avila
- Tryp Cayo Coco Cuba
- Cayo Coco Tryp
- Trip Cayo Coco