I just returned from a 2 weeks stay at Melia Cayo Guillermo and had a wonderful time over there. This was a very last minute vacation for me as I booked my trip 4 days before leaving and I couldn't be more pleased with this location! I travel alone and felt completely safe. All staff were friendly and attentive. It was my 4th trip to Cuba but 1st in that area and I intend to return to this hotel. The beach is absolutely beautiful and I have never spent that much time on a beach before. With the constant breeze, the waves, the view of the pier and seagulls made me drifted into contemplation and deep relaxation every day. This was my most relaxing vacation ever!
Cayo Guillermo is remote and besides the tours that are offered, there are no other local activities. That makes it a perfect place for a relaxing vacation but if you like to hop on a bus and go visit the next town by yourself (like in Varadero or Holguin) that is not possible.
The entertainment staff at night goes to great lengths to present us a great show every night.
I am always impressed with the dancing shows. My only comment would be that I found the shows started a bit late at 9:45. After a full day spent outside in the sun, I was ready for sleep at 10!
The bathrooms are a bit outdated and would benefit from an upgrade but I didn't miss anything. The buffet had variety and was sufficient. I personally appreciated the choice of
fresh fish and seafood and this was my dinner everyday. Special thanks for Ramon, the cook at the "fish" grill who always cooked my fish perfectly!
One advice; during this period, the mosquitoes are quite active in the evening, especially after the rain, so make sure to bring some protection.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meliá Cayo Guillermo is located one of the most beautiful and white-sandy beaches with more than 1300 palm trees, and swept by very transparent waters. The area was an inspiration for Ernest Hemingway, and fishing the great blue river, always on his Pilar Yacht, he created part of his work. The hotel is perfect for couples and families but also for diving, fishing. We also organize the wedding of your dreams in this paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Cayo Guillermo Hotel Cayo Guillermo
- Cayo Guillermo Melia