I am very late writing this review as I visited the Sol Cayo Largo last October 2012!
I only remembered to put in my opinion now as I plan with any luck, to return this coming October :)
I loved this hotel and I loved this little island as well!
Someone else on here wrote such a poor review that I couldn't help but laugh knowing how inaccurate the review was, and how crabby that poor traveller must be, lol! Some people should just stay home and eat french fries....."No waiters in the lobby"....I hope that was a joke!!!
I went to SCL as a solo female traveller and was treated beautifully at all times by the resort staff (and other visitors as well!) There were very few English speaking people on the resort, but I always found someone to talk to and LOVED the Argentinian men who tipped their hats at me on their way by!
The hotel itself was clean, well kept and when my AC didn't work upon arrival, someone was in my room within 15 minutes to solve the problem. The rooms aren't fancy, but they are clean and that's what matters the most. One thing I might suggest is a small flashlight or headlamp. It's a bit dark in some areas at night and no one wants to step on a big crab!
The beach is unbelievable, from what I understand the high water line is constantly changing as are water conditions so there is no accurate way to predict what you will end up with. Regardless, it's the prettiest beach I've ever strolled and having travelled through much of Southeast Asia, that is saying something!
The food was the best selection I've ever seen in Cuba and I couldn't have gone hungry if I tried. No fresh orange juice? Really people? Who cares! There were 4 other types of fresh juice to choose from. Lots of made on the spot food (omelettes, crepes, BBQ) for the pickier types. One thing I'd like to suggest is more green salad, even if only in the form of cucumbers. Pasta and rice salad is the staple but they get a bit heavy after a few days. When the cucumber stocks ran out I was a sad little monkey.....The buffet was a bit hot with the sun pouring in and I am unfortunately the sweaty type....quick solution, no sunscreen until after breakfast, LOL! Staff in the buffet and Ranchon were all lovely, friendly and quick to help. A special thanks to Nestor and Anabel who greeted me with huge smiles each day, stopped to chat and were quick to find me a table in the shade ;) I was thrilled when Nestor saw me sitting alone and presented me with a photo album of his family....they make you feel not like a guest, but a friend as well. All the staff work very hard, work long hours and miss their families very much so please treat them with the same kindness and respect they show to you.
My only true complaint was the pool. I understand renovations have been made but while I was there (low season) maintenance and cleanliness seemed to fall by the wayside. The fountain in the main pool was off, the water looked cloudy and the pool liner was ripped in several places. That sounds like a silly thing to complain about but the liner was REALLY ripped to the point where water got under it, you could barely walk due to the air/water bubbles and your feet would often touch bare pool bottom where the liner was missing altogether. I like to head to the pool after a day of battling sandy ears on the beach and this pool was not terribly refreshing. So I'm hoping, 'renos' means 'fixed' because it would be a disappointment to find it in the same condition. Having said that, 4 mojitos at the pool bar tended to dull my issues.
Heads up on the mosquito spraying: Although the spraying is done by a very old, very cool to see airplane, you'd best be running inside when you see it because it's spraying the property. I went to dinner early one night and was completely unable to stop coughing for some reason. When I got to the buffet, all the staff and guests were coughing as well and I realized spraying had just occurred and we were all inhaling it. I'm not against the spraying, but I suggest if you notice this reaction you head back to your room for an hour or so, lol!
Bring your bubba cup, a flashlight, bug spray and a good attitude and you will not be disappointed!
- 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