I really wish the chronic complainers would either just stay home or just shut up.
We visited Rancho Luna thirteen years ago and thought then that it was quite basic but were very impressed with the improvements since then. We were there in January and March this year (2014) and really enjoyed ourselves. We're back again next year.
The beach is great, the rum is good, the pool is good and the food is also quite good. I think the people who complain about the food must be meat and potato types with little culinary adventure. There was a large variety of cusine that could accomodate the vegan right through to the carnivore. If you're missing your regular Big Mac and fries then what can I say? And listening to a group of Brit tourists complaining about food - LOL!! What else can I say. :-) A lot of Canuks there but also Euros and a few from South America. I lke the beach because you can meet local Cubans and even the handful of hawkers will leave you alone if you ask them to.
We were there over Ontario March break and while there were kids and teenagers there, the resort wasn't over run with them which was very nice. The resort seems to attract a more mature type. lots of boomers and even seniors although there are also younger people present. I like the fact that the beach doesn't have jet skis or other motorized vehicles on the beach and is very peaceful. If you want a Disneyland in the Caribbean then this is not the resort for you. This is a quiet relaxing place.
Let me comment on the scuba diving. We're experienced divers with over 1000 logged dives. We've dived in the worst great lake conditions, all over the islands and the great barrier reef and say this is one of the best kept dive secrets anywhere. No cattle boats and the dive shop does a great job of seperating the experienced divers from the newbies. The best dives are around 85-130 ft which includes swimming through tight labaryinth and coral cave formations which requires good bouyancy skills. These are not dives for the inexperienced casual diver. There is fantastic diving here, but mostly at depth, so this is a great dive location for the more savy divers..
I find this to be the most unpretentious Caribbean resort I've ever been to. The staff is great and the returners are also. A lot of Canuks come here time after time. Its great to see horses and goats on the property and to make friends with the local resident dogs and cats on the resort.
I've stayed in higher end five star joints and liked them a lot less than Rancho Luna. It depends on the type of person you are and what you really want on a holiday, but this resort gets five stars and two thumbs up from me.
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- Also Known As:
- Rancho Luna Cienfuegos
- Rancho Luna Hotel
- Rancho Luna Cuba
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