This was our 13th visit to Cuba the 4th to Cayo Largo and our 1st visit to Villa Marinera. We have travelled to Cuba since 1990, east, west, north and south we are now certain that Cayo Largo is the place for us and Villa Marinera the home away from home.
the Villa is like going to the summer cottage in Ont. many years ago (just missing the old out house and all the sandy house work ) If you want to experience this feeling again go here large accommodation rm. si;ngle beds , larg. bathroom with tub sep. vanity with large clothes closet ample wooden hangers and shelving all enclosed in the bathroom area. Staff is (as always in Cayo Largo ) pleasantly friendly and helpful.
This place is not for the persons who need constant entertaining it is quiet peaceful. The snorkling, scuba divers and fishing enthusiasts have the best places to satisfy their days and the beach worshipers will love it. If you don't want to travel by boat, taxi, bike or shanks pony just walk out your back door and the lounge chairs and sandy beach (not for swimming) are right there . The water way in back of each unit is great for sunbathing , bird watching and observing the crabs go about their daily lives . ( I also saw varied fish in the waters) In the morning sit on the porch and watch the different boats pass by as they get ready for the daily excursions and in the evening see the fab. sun sets and the return of the boats.
The international port and village consist of a bank , med. clinic , pharma. , taverna, floating docks with glass insets store for sundry items . This is also the temp. home to all the staff at the hotels living in dorms. 20 days a month.
We stayed from Dec 16 to 27th and had the pleasure of a Christmas Eve feast provided by the small staff , who out did themselves with turkey, roast pork, various fish dishes , rice, vegs. and fruit.. This was a truly international feast with attendees from Quebec, Ont. , Bulgaria , Italy and Cuba. (some of the people from Ont. were orig. Polish) .
Another plus is the closeness to the air port 5mins. from arrival to beaches.