We read hundreds of reviews prior to our vacation and all of the information (both good and bad) was quite valuable - so thanks to all of the other writers who put in their two cents!
Our vacation was fabulous. The beach is absolutely stunning, crystal clear all the way. Aqua marine colour with gentle waves and soft white sand. I enjoyed many afternoons in the shade at the ocean just relaxing. Afternoon is the best time to go to the beach - way less people (i think they all go for a late lunch). No need to reserve any shade/loungers if you go in the afternoon but if you feel so inclined and need a guarantee i suppose you could take the time out in the morning to try to reserve - i never had to. Husband loved the water too. Not much of a water person but something about this beach and its beauty enticed him to reconsider.
Our hotel room was in Block 2, room 232 - very spectacular view of the ocean. spent a lot of the evenings on our balcony - figured it was the best seat in town! Parents traveled with us so it was us two couples and they loved it as well. Room clean and thats all that mattered to us. Our room was so close to the end of the resort and conviently close to the small pizza hut place by the beach so it was quite convenient to grab a spot under the shade within a stones throw of our balcony and close to some facilities as well - in case we didnt want to walk the short distance back to our room. A quieter end of the resort which is what i requested. We all got the VIP package - Strongly recommended - so many little extras for a very small additional fee.
Hotel staff went above and beyond! Yanet in Client Services was absolutely amazing and so was the entire Tryp team. We tipped, but they all deserved it for sure. It was exceedingly hot - very very hot! so when we visit again (and we will be visiting again), we will aim for March i think.
Restaurants - The International was good (la Loma Azul). The Italian was FANTASTIC and for lunch we always ate at the BBQ hut by the beach (across from the far end of the main swimming pool). Excellent bbq chicken skewwers and an excellent server named Luisa!
Excursions - didn't do very much. we were really there to relax eventhough we love new experience and information we tried to stay at the resort and lounge as much as possible. But inevitably we did go on a few excursions that we could not resist. Speed boat adveture with snorkle - Absolutely fabulous! drive your own speed boat, very well coordinated staff, great experience and the snorkling was in a long channel in the mangroves, very calm and relaxing, great fish. Aquavita Spa - ok everybody - YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE SPA!!!! no kidding. We all went, view is absolutely breathtaking. right on the edge of a rocky inlet with the most amazing blue water you will ever see! 49 pasos for 3 hrs of complete bliss -including a 30 min massage - WHAT?!! - DO IT.
Moron Plus - did not go but parents went and didn't enjoy it that much. It certainly depends on the people, what your interests are and what you think you'd like to do - so investigate the excursions, read reviews like mine, get the details, then decide.
This resort was fantastic, very friendly, wonderful staff that wend above and beyond. My parents have gone to Tryp about 10 yrs ago and wanted to go back this year to celebrate their 35 wedding anniversary. Guest services sent a bottle of sparkling wine to their room and also invited all 4 of us to a special luncheon for repeat guests - it was at the Loma Azul and was delicious - especially the dessert.
The quitet pool - also a nice area of the resort. didnt spend a lot of time there. was too busy doing nothing somewhere else, like by the ocean! but a beautiful pool with a bar right there.
The main pool - nice but not my scene during the day. nice for that crowd who likes the goings on about the resort, music, random microphone usage and spontanious games. I stayed at the beach during the day. BUT at night, we swam in the pool. No one else did this and i thought it was the strangest thing. here you have this giant, wonderful pool. the sun has dissappeared, the pool is gently lighted. Its the only way to possibly find some refreshing temperature. A lo of movies show night time pool parties so i never understood why no one else swam at night or was hanging around the pool at night - it would be such an awesome scene! their loss, it was great for us, no body else, very peaceful and refreshing just loved it.
Internet - best way to stay connected there is to pay 6 pasos for an hour (thats super cheap!) there is a little internet room with AC, you can go in, log on and your set.
I noticed not very many people mentioned anything about bugs and i tried to find out before i went. The mosquitos at the airport when we first arrived were unbelievable, seriously. We were afraid. But at the resort, not really anything to wirte about. In the late evening just when the sun goes down, but mosquitos get a little frisky but then - gone! we used some repellant but it wasn't very bad at all and was so short-lived that i don't think anyone really notices (could have something to do with the fact that its an ALL INCLUSIVE resort and by then perhaps no one is any condition to notice, lol).
Took tones of pics. was a fabulous trip. Will do it again for sure!
Special thanks to Jose Ramon (lobby bar) Fidel Escobar (buffet) Yanet (Guest Servces) Emerio (Loma Azul) and many others for making this trip especially wonderful!
- 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