Went to Sol Cayo Largo froom Nov. 7 to 13, 2011. Every year we take one trip without ou 3 children, kinda therapy for stressed couple...
It was our second time in Cayo Largo, first at the Sol and we must say that it is the perfect spot to reconnect with your spouse. There is nothing (really nothing) worth doing in CL other that the beach. But what a beach! It doesn't get any better. To match this you have to go to Bora Bora or like places which are substancially more expensive.
Our only word of caution is that nudism is tolerated and largely practised in Cayo Largo. It wasn't an issue for us but we wouldn't have brought our 3 teenagers there. Some patrons weren't aware of this before going and they didn't appreciate sharing the beach with nudies. This being said the beach is so long that you can find you private spot and see no human beings for hours. Enough to convert to nudism yourself.
Food was very decent. It was our 8th trip to Cuba and we never exept food to be out of this world. We must say however that food keeps improving and we even gained a few pounds while staying there.
Last year we had stayed at the Playa Blanca so we could compare both hotels. We were not deceived by the Playa Blanca to start with. However the Sol is one notch above for the quality of room and its pool. Food is similar and service comparable. We were suprised by the number of repeat customers which is always a good sign. Finally, we had read bad comments on staff being rude. We looked for it but couldn't find any rude staff. Many are slow and inefficient (by north american standards of course...) but certainly not rude. Even their slow pace grew on us. After 1 week we didn't care waiting in line for 15 minutes while they were serving the 1 customer in front of us.
We flew with Air Transat from Montreal and were 100% satisfied.
The only unplasant part of that trip was our arrival at the CL airport. It is a tiny airport and they seemed completely overwhelmed with the arrival of 350 people at once. It was a complete chaos and it took over 1 hour just to recuperate our luggages in a very hot overcrowded room. The bright side though is that once your out the hotel is 5 minutes away from the airport. The following week was well worth this tiny unpleasant hour...
We are planning to go back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Cayo Largo del Sur, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. All Inclusive Four-Star resort with 296 rooms. Ideal for enjoying its pristine environment and for exploring its idyllic landscape and crystal-clear ocean bottom. The resort faces 600 meters of beach renowned for its perennially cool white-sand. Recommended for couples, weddings, honeymoons and groups.Guest Rooms296 rooms: 244 Standard, 34 Standard Ocean View, 10 Standard Superior Ocean View, 8 Junior SuiteDining3 Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet, A la carte and mini-buffet), 1 Cafeterias, 3 Bars ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Cayo Largo Hotel Cayo Largo
- Sol Hotel Cayo Largo
- Cayo Largo Cuba
- Cayo Largo Sol Hotel
- Sol Club Cayo Largo