First time to Sol Cayo Largo, second to Cuba (Varadero).
We have cruised several times with Royal so were aware of how different this vacation would be with regard to food. There was some variety but it was very simple food. The lunch chicken on the bbq was really tasty. The pasta bar at evening buffet was great. Had fantastic coffee at the lobby bar every single morning, alone, reading my book. Loved it. We were never hungry. They work with what they have, rights?
Drinks were plentiful, timely and the staff was outstanding. Make an effort to know their names, attempt a bit of Spanish. Tip as you will. It goes a long way.
Rooms tired but clean but who cares about the room? Give me the beach! And the beach was beyond words. Grounds lovely and painstakingly cared for daily. Do not feed the cats. I am an animal lover and it is not in the best interests of these feral cats to be feed by the guests. Yes, the pool liner looks like the back of a mangled whale but I heard the resort will be overhauled in the fall to a 5*? But we swam in the pool anyway.
Not an active resort for young adults. Pretty quiet but I liked that. We did an evening catamaran cruise with a broiled lobster. Yum, and beautiful. Fishing excursion... Scooters were fun to drive to the village and play pool and have mojitos at the open air bar/restaurant at the marina.
I would go again because I love to sit on the beach and read, swim in the waves and relax. If I want to go on an outing I would but the focus for me is the beach. We spoke to many guests who had been there more than once. The value is good.
Lots of Italians and French speaking people. Kind of interesting if you know a bit of French. Many of the Cuban staff spoke French as well. The Italians I spoke to entirely in broken French. It was amusing.
All the staff work SO hard and are so hospitable.
Hope this is helpful. Cheers!
- 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