We flew from Toronto to Santa Clara with Canjet . The aircraft was small but not to worry as the flight was only 3 hrs 30 mins. So you can put up with the cramped seats for that long . The flight was uneventful.
We arrived at the Hotel after the bus ride from the airport. Check in was quick and painless no problems at all . The staff were very efficient and friendly. One mention we have is that Jorge at the desk was very helpful in getting us the rooms that we had requested via email. My wife and I were travelling with her father , one of our Daughters , son in law and 6 yr old grandson and another one of our Sons.
This was our second visit to this hotel , the last on being April 2011. After check in we headed to the lobby bar for a drink . We had been telling the family about the Pina Coladas at this bar and how good we had found them last year. It was a bit dissappointing when they told us that they couldn't make them due to the fact that they didn't have any ice . So we settled for other types of drinks.
We had actually raved about this hotel and that's why family members had joined us this year. All in all it was not the same as last year . This was actually our Daughters and Son in laws first anniversary and we attempted to set something up for them with Guest Services . It was actually very dissappointing when the lady at Guest Services told us that there wasn't anything she could do but supply us with a bottle of wine and a letter from the hotel wishing the couple a happy anniversary. So we made plans ourselves and got flowers from a village and spoke with the staff in the buffet who came up with a bottle of champagne and a cake for them at dinnertime .
The beach was absolutely stunning one of the best beaches we have seen in Cuba . The beach bar is great and the service there is second to none . Yetzey was extremely helpful and friendly and would go out of her way to make sure we were having a great vacation. She is really a credit to his hotel.
The food was very good and you had no problem finding something that you liked at this hotel. We met lots of people from all around the world . From Agentina to the U.K.
Hi to Lee and his partner from the U.K. . Lee had town he was born in tatood on his arm "Salford" We didn't have time to get contact details but if you read this give us a shout .
All in all it was a good holiday .
Also the fishing was great ...... if you like fishing . The barracudas were quite a battle to get in and also quite an experience to catch.
If anyone has any questions , don't hesitate to give us a shout .
All the best Tony and Janis .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In an island paradise off the northern coast of Cuba stands the All Inclusive 4-star Sol Cayo Santa Maria hotel (300 rooms). Ideal for simply relaxing or for exploring the clear ocean bottom and neighboring keys that surround this marvelous Cuban tourist destination. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday with your family, all included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sol Cayo Santa Maria Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
- Sol Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
- Cayo Maria Santa Sol
- Sol Cayo Santa Maria Cuba
- Cayo Santa Maria Sol