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Posted by: Pedro  on Feb 25, 2015
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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Pedro  on Feb 25, 2015  >  2 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Feb, 2015 | Leisure | With friend
5 people found this review helpful

Nos hemos quedado 7 días en Cayo Largo con la Melia y en verdad la pasamos
superbién, el hotel es un sueño de un estilo muy tropical, lo único que
necesita es una pequeña reforma para actualizarlo pero el personal es muy
amable y encantador, las son lo mejor que hay, la del hotel y la de Sirena y
Paraíso son espectaculares, la comida nos gustó mucho sobre todo el
restaurante internacional y el Buffet tiene una comida estupenda con buena
variedad y el trato es muy bueno.
No se pierdan las playas vírgenes que están a diez minutos en un trencito.
No podemos opinar nada más, simplemente dar las gracias y hasta pronto.

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"We had a good time."

Sol Club Cayo Largo
User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Joy65  on Feb 22, 2015  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2015 | Business | Family and Kids
5 people found this review helpful

We stayed here from Jan 26 to Feb 2nd and we had a good vacation at this lovely resort. The beach is really beautiful and the color of the ocean was amazing, we stayed in a room which overlooked the ocean and was very quiet. It was nothing special, but was clean and that was all we needed. The grounds are well kept and the beach is clean.We were warned about the food, so were pleasantly surprised by the quality at the buffet restaurant and beach restaurant, both good. The coffee at the lobby bar was excellent too. The staff were always warm and engaging. We will definitely go back to this resort. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

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"I love this place!"

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Phill  on Feb 1, 2015  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2015 | Leisure | With friend
18 people found this review helpful

I came for vacation in January with my partner based on a good recommendation from a friend. We couldn't have been more pleased with every aspect of our stay . We are enjoying our time here, we are already plan to come next year again. Restaurants and bar really good and all the staff is really professional and work a lot. All hotel is very clean, good facilities and beautiful playa. We traveling 6 times a year and the animation team was amazing they always ask for participate but don't push you. Our stay was for 7 days and we would have stayed a week more! Thanks to everybody for made us more comfortable our trip.

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Dalibor  on Jan 29, 2015  >  3 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2015 | Leisure | Family and Kids
21 people found this review helpful

Stayed there two weeks ago in Havana, I didn't stay at the hotel a lot, and I spent 4 nights here. Warm, nice, friendly people, it is not pretty cheap for this kind of hotel, big clean rooms as well, maybe the hotel need to be updated, but still is a nice place. Here in the Caribean they still know what all-in means..unlike in Canada. Staff very friendly and helpful at the restaurant where we had breakfast, good food, beautiful pool and of course a beautiful beach. What more can you want? I would love to go here again!

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"wonderful time at this hotel"

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  malek  on Aug 1, 2014  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: May, 2014 | Leisure | Solo
53 people found this review helpful

I can not begin to describe how amazing this trip was for me, I had such a wonderful time at Sol Cayo largo hotel. I checked in straight away immediately I arrived the reception and the front desk staff made me feels good. The rooms are great, basic but have all the requirements you will need. Before arriving the hotel, I asked for a room with sea view and it was given to me as I was given directions on how to get to my room, it was beautiful. According to some people who have been here before, they said the place has improved and I am glad I met it this way because it was an amazing experience for me. The small bar by the beach was a catch because it saved guests the problem of having to go back and forth for refreshments. The manager was kind enough and tried to help out as often as he could, he was very hospitable. The location is something that brings you joy because it is located right in the middle of two beaches, I call it the perfect location. The entertainment crew really had it for the guests, there was no dull moment and they were so friendly trying to get everyone involved. I recommend staying at this hotel, it was a nice experience for me that I wish on everyone. You will enjoy the views, you will enjoy maximum customer service from the staff and manager, clean rooms and good food.

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"Awesome Sol Cayo Largo"

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  John  on Jun 3, 2012  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Apr, 2012 | Leisure | With friend
301 people found this review helpful

My wife and I and two friends stayed for two weeks at the Sol Cayo Largo Resort on the little Cuban island Cayo Largo Del Sur. We had two fabulous weeks there with only one negative comment. One evening the wind died completely and millions of hungry mosquitoes came out! I only got a couple of bites as I had applied repellant with deet but other guests were getting many bites. The negative comment is that at about 7:00 pm the resort send out some men with foggers spewing out smelly smoke which wafted into the dining room while we were eating dinner! It was nauseating for a few minutes and many diners got up and left as the smoke filled the restaurant. It was poor timing for the resort to do this! They could have done it before the restaurants opened for dinner or just avoided the areas where the dining was!
Otherwise our group highly enjoyed our vacation in all aspects!

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The entire travel portion from home to check in and check out back to home went smooth as clock work with no glitches at all!

Our rooms were very comfortable, well taken care of and met all our expectations as we paid a bit extra to book the "Superior" accommodations. We had an upper level room with a great balcony facing the beach and ocean!

Restaurants and Bars:
All of the restaurants and bars were very clean, well operated, convenient and enjoyable! All staff members were very friendly, helpful and great people to meet!

All were clean, well maintained and pleasant to visit!

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
There was plenty enough for anyone to either keep busy or lounge and relax! Our group are all scuba divers and we thoroughly enjoyed five full days of diving with the Cayo Largo Divers.

Other Comments:
We recommend this destination highly! This was our second time here (2007 and 2012) and definitely not our last!

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"Sol Cayo Largo Vacation 2012"

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  John  on May 22, 2012  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Apr, 2012 | Leisure | With Group
219 people found this review helpful

Four of us ( two couples) had a very enjoyable 2 week vacation in April 2012!
This was the second time that my wife and I had vacationed at Sol Cayo Largo Resort and we loved it both times! I have read some reviews and heard comments from others that were negative but for the four of us almost everything about our vacation was good to great! The only negative thing that comes to mind is that one evening the wind died down to nothing and swarms of hungry mosquitoes came out at dusk, The bad part was that the resort had men with smoke machines go all around the shrubs and trees and outside the Buffet Restaurant which caused diners to get blasted with terrible oily smelling smoke fumes. Timing was bad! Luckily this only happened once! Otherwise everything else was most enjoyable!

All went smooth as clock work. Flights, airport transfers, check in, baggage handling, security checks, customs and all went without a hitch!

We booked a superior room package and it was well worth the money!

Restaurants and Bars:
All good! Food, service and hospitality were great!

Awesome beaches!

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Scuba diving with Cayo Largo Divers was 5 days of very good diving for us!Scuba Diving is our passion ( all 4 of us ) and we have been diving at Caribbean destinations for more than 25 years. Cayo Largo is a place we recommend divers should try at least once in their lives!

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We also took a sunset catamaran cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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"We will be back!!!"

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 4.0 of 5

Posted by:  Janet  on Apr 25, 2011  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Apr, 2011 | Business | With Spouse/Partner
410 people found this review helpful

Sol Cayo Largo from April 9-16. The airport waiting time was the slowest I'd ever encountered in Cuba. We waited in line for one hour.

At check-in, we were told to go to another desk which for repeat customers and it was our 3rd visit to this hotel. We checked in quickly and were greeted by Abdel with a refreshing drink.

We had fantastic weather all week and the beach remained the same all week. There were about a dozen palapas on the Eastern side of the beach between the Sol and the Sol Pelicano and a good 20+ at the clothing optional/Western part of the beach. There never seemed to be a problem getting loungers/shade as there seemed to be a flight leaving early afternoon every day so the loungers would free up by noon for the next batch of guests. I believe the hotel was at full capacity all week.

I booked the a-la-carte restaurants on Monday. This is done with Jorge at the gazebo to the left of the Tour Bureau near the lobby. He told me to expect a special invitation for repeat guests on Tuesday night. We received the invitation and duly accepted. They had transformed the pool restaurant and it was beautiful. They served us champagne and a wonderful 3-course meal of soup, paella and lobster tail and filet mignon. A very nice touch indeed!

We ate at the Las Trinas restaurant on Wednesday. It was very good, but pace yourself as they serve a lot of food. We also had dinner at the Ranchon (beach restaurant) on Thursday night. This used to be a-la-carte, but is now buffet and you can order grilled meat/fish. It was very similar to the lunches served here every day. In future, I would skip this and just go to the regular buffet as it was much better in my opinion.

We ate at the pool restaurant for lunch almost every day as it was our favorite. The pizza margarita is amazing as is the pasta. They've added a lot of items to the menu since the last visit.

The resort itself is beautiful and very clean and the gardens are gorgeous. The waterways were drained the whole time, but I'm sure it was for maintenance purposes. The rooms could use a bit of a facelift, especially the bathrooms, but they are very clean and we never ran out of toilet paper, drinking water or hot water. Air conditioning and the mini fridge worked perfectly all week.

The people who work here are the reason we keep coming back. It's nice to see the same staff from 5 and 7 years ago. Hats off to Judy at the buffet; Abdel, Julio and Raybert at the lobby bar; Ivo and Saskia at the pool restaurant and Alexander at the beach bar. They were all fabulous!

One last note to MaS card holders. They do not recognize the MaS card anymore at this hotel. I tried to use it for late checkout on the day we left and the front desk clerk told me that they no longer accept it. I paid 30 CUC's to keep the room until 4:00 (they were busing us out at 5:3

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our 1st vacation to this beautiful resort"

Sol Club Cayo Largo
User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  GefM  on Nov 1, 2010  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Oct, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
466 people found this review helpful

We vacationed at the Sol Cayo Largo (SCL) from October 17-24, 2010. This was our 6th trip to Cuba, 1st to SCL and we are a married couple in our 40’s. Here is my review and findings of what my wife and I consider our new favourite resort.

We were through customs in a very short time. I would have to say that Travel operators could have had better organization of telling us which bus to get on as I had to search for the Hola Sun Rep. The bus trip was a short 10 minutes at the most. We arrived at the resort at around 10pm and we were able to go straight to the buffet where there was quite the spread of food. After a good bite to eat, we went to the desk and were quickly given our room cards. I noticed that the front desk had everyone’s room info waiting behind the desk. Very well organized! I noticed this practice was repeated every day guests were arriving through the week. We were quickly driven to our room and shown the unit’s amenities.

I had read a review which recommended room# 1024. This is in building 10 on the second floor and is located at the east side of the resort. I had emailed a week before leaving, asking if it was possible to reserve it. While we did not get 1024 we were given 1023 next door which also has a decent view of the ocean. It was bright and clean, with a standard size bathroom which had a wall-hung hair dryer. The room contained a king size bed which had a fairly comfortable mattress, better than some I’ve slept on in Cuba. We also had a bar fridge with 1 bottle of water replenished daily. There were extra pillows and blankets in the closet. The closet also housed the safe which was operated by 1 of the 2 room cards. We did not have to pay extra for the safe. On the balcony facing the ocean was a table and 2 chairs. There were never any bugs in our room. The shower, sink, air conditioner and toilet worked well. There was always enough hot water except for one late evening. All the electrical outlets were 220 volt that would fit North American and European prongs. If there is one negative about the room, we wished there was better lighting in the room and bathroom. Unlike other resorts, we did not find much on the TV to much.

Restaurants and Bars:
The SCL consists of 2 a la carte Restaurants; Las Trinas, and the Ranchon. The Lobby bar is located just past the lobby. The pool bar where you can get delicious sandwiches and pizza on the opposite side and the beach bar. The buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
My wife and I enjoyed every meal at the SCL. I found the food at the buffet better than some other resorts. I always had enough to eat, found the food quite tasty, and never went hungry. Most of the restaurants serve a collection of chicken, pork, and beef.
The Las Trinas, among other dishes, serves a delicious smoked salmon appetizer, lobster bisque, and filet mignon. The pork chop dish is quite tasty as well. They also serve a nice selection of desserts. The Ranchon was also quite good.
You can also order a lobster for an extra 20 pesos.
The buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is your typical Cuban buffet. Dishes of pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, rice, fish, mussels, as well as cold cuts, assortment of salads, beans, bacon and eggs (breakfast), and breads and buns. There is also a tasty pastry bar and ice cream bar. For all meals you can have different items fried for you on a griddle, i.e. omelettes, beef, chicken, and pork. They even have a pasta bar and a pancake/crepe bar.

The grounds are beautiful with many palms and flowering bushes. I was actually surprised by how lush the grounds were, given that this area contains a lot of scrub. Walkways wind around the resort connecting all the buildings and amenities. A large fish pond stretches around the front of the buffet, lobby and over to Las Trinas and Karaoke buildings. I would say that for the most part it is very guest friendly, even for anyone with a wheelchair, with the exception of the stairs down to the beach.

Actually, I should say pools. The 2 salt water free form pools are beautiful, large and very guest friendly. One has a small island of palm trees and flowering bushes and at the end has the swim up bar. I should add, if you leave your belongings by the pool in the evening and don’t come back until after the pool caretakers have straightened up, you may find them gone. If this does happen, ask the pool caretakers as they have probably picked them up and put them in a lost and found.

This year our trip was with Hola Sun, and flight through Canjet. We booked our trip through Cassandra at Bravo Travel, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Cassandra was great to deal with and very helpful and was able to match $ to $ the price I found on line. I highly recommend her as a travel agent.

As I mentioned it was through Canjet and the aircraft was the Boeing 737 and while it is a smaller aircraft, we found it to have better leg room than the Airbus A320 we flew last year. I would have to say that the flight crew was very accommodating and professional. I do wish that they would have served water/drinks faster after serving the light snack. This year we had a short stopover in Santiago de Cuba. After about 25 mins, we were up in the air and on to Cayo Largo. It was quite interesting to land in Cayo Largo as it is a relatively short runway and it seemed that the thrusters came on as soon as the back wheels touched and didn’t stop until the end of the runway. The flight back started out interesting. We were delayed in Cuba for close to 4 hrs. After the wait, the Captain got us to cruising altitude quickly and got us home in just over 3 hours.

The weather this year was next to perfect. I was worried before we left as we were due to fly out at the same time Hurricane Paula was around the middle of Cuba even though it had dissipated to a tropical depression. I emailed the SCL and they emailed me back very quickly to assure me that Cayo Largo was not hampered at all by Paula. We had mostly sunny days and a couple times that rained over night. Three days started out overcast but it cleared up by 11am or so. The temperatures were mid to high 30’s throughout the week. For most of the week it was windy and the water was wavy, especially the last couple of days.

I CAN NOT say enough about the staff at this resort, so friendly and accommodating.
A special shout out to: Tani and Yudisley in the buffet, “Pool Boy” and man of many talents; Yoansy, and Gardener Firenzio, Danieyis, Ivo and Sommelier Jorge in Las Trinas, Noel “the dancing fool” Lobby Bar Bartender, Mario and Antonio in the Lobby Bar and Cobas at the Beach Bar. One cannot forget Carlos at the beach with his dog “Lola”. These people certainly made our stay even more memorable.

For those of you taking gifts, please note that what many can use are kids shoes and adult shoes, soap, shower gel and shampoo. Baseball mitts, balls and bats are great too. We took down a whole suitcase full of stuff and even gave away the suitcase. The person we gave it to was so happy for it. If you do happen to have a spare suitcase, someone there may need one. Keep in mind that the staff typically work 20 days straight and 10 days at home. They stay in the village for those 20 days. I was blown away by several of staff who gave us a gift back in appreciation for what we gave them.

The village where the resort workers live is a short distance away. We rented a scooter one overcast morning and rode into the village. You’ll find a; restaurant, bar, Caracol gift shop, LCDH (La Casa del Habano) cigar shop, museum, dive shop, and a bank. The LCDH also has a selection of liquor and coffee. Please do take in the little Turtle Sanctuary. They ask for a 1 peso donation. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to take part in the releasing of baby turtles from the resort beach, which we quite enjoyed.

The airport has a very small selection. For any serious cigar smoker I highly recommend buying your cigars at the LCDH in the village. It has a much better selection. Please see my pictures of this shop. One thing I do recommend; if you are buying a few boxes, request the official receipt. You should be given duplicate copies, one for you, one for the Cuban Government. Every year I go to Cuba I bring back a few boxes. I always request this receipt regardless what the regulations say. This time it indeed came in handy as my boxes came into question and they asked for the receipt.

The beach is beautiful! I love the fact that the Pelicano next door is still a distance away. The ocean depth drops off relatively quickly but still extends far enough to enjoy it even in wavy conditions. There are quite a few palapas set back from the ocean near the rocky edge. There are also quite a few A-frame shelters which are set up onto the ledge of the rocks. As many before me have stated, west of the beach bar is designated as the nude area. This is not so much of a separated area as it is an imaginary division of the beach area. Everyone respects this line and does not venture in front of the resort without clothing. Also, when walking west along the beach, even far past the resort you will encounter someone walking wearing nothing but a smile. I personally love to walk the beach and this area is amazing for walking. I walked close to 10km on a few days. We also did visit Paraiso (Para-eetzo) beach and Sirena beach. I personally think Sirena is the better of the 2. There is a small bar hut located at Paraiso where, for a couple of pesos you can buy a drink, ie; beer or even a mojito. Sirena has a few people who will walk the beach area asking if you want a drink and will deliver it to you. Do note that drinks are about a peso or 2 more at Sirena.

The Lobby is not overly large but is open and airy, with a central fountain. Not a lot to mention about the store; typical Cuban souvenirs as well as some clothing and a small selection of cigars and alcohol.

I would have to say that their evening entertainment is well performed by very talented people. I would highly recommend taking in any of them.

The Cayo Largo airport is not large, nor up to date. While standing in line at the ticket counters, we found it quite warm. I’m not sure if they had AC and it wasn’t working or if this section just didn’t have AC. Once through customs, you’ll find a waiting area with uncomfortable chairs. This section does have AC but we still found it quite warm. You’ll also find bathrooms, a small Caracol gift shop and a bar sectioned off from the waiting area, which seemed to have better AC and more comfortable chairs. The bar had a sectioned off room for smokers. Be forewarned, when people enter and exit the smoking room, smoke enters the bar area and can be quite over powering. The gift shop had a very small assortment of standard gifts and cigars. The bathroom; when you enter, you “donate” 1 peso for several sheets of toilet paper to a lady at the entrance and there were not any toilet seats.

To finish, we thoroughly enjoyed our 1st vacation to this beautiful resort. I would highly recommend it and personally look forward to many more vacations to this amazing cayo.


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"Astonishing beaches!"

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User Rating:  Sol Club Cayo Largo Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Mr. Andre Legault  on Jun 26, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jun, 2010
686 people found this review helpful

Cayo largo is well kept secret. Frequent flyer to the caribbean islands for diving, I went 3 times to this place as it is perfect for quiet people running away from the crowd. Diving experience: Some sites are great for beginners, others are more advanced... Perhaps not the best but somehow unique and very worth the affordable price. In April-May excellent water visibility, but January was also good. The Sol Club is the top of the line in Cayo Largo because of the beautiful surroundings and beach (Restaurant & bar on the beach!). First trip was in Villa Capricho (lovely single huts)but it has been wiped out by a hurricane. Long life to this paradise and make sure you plant a tree, ask the locals.

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