Cayo Guillermo, Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Cayo Guillermo is a small island of 13 square kilometers, part of the archipelago Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens) and which is part of the archipelago Sabana-Camaguey. This archipelago has more than 2500 islands and islets (cayos) and is located off the Atlantic coast of Cuba in the province of Ciego de Avila. This popular destination is known for its five kilometers of fine white sand beaches, its always calm sea, its shallow seashore and its clear waters of a beautiful turquoise blue. It is an oasis of peace for lovers of nature and the beach. Playa Pilar is one of the most beautiful beaches there. The archipelago Jardines del Rey has its own international airport which is located on Cayo Coco, the neighboring island of Cayo Guillermo. The two islands are connected by a bridge. The archipelago is also connected to the big island of Cuba by a dike in the sea of 27 kilometers long. Bus transfer from Jardines del Rey Airport to Cayo Guillermo hotels is approximately 45 minutes.

Tips

Some hotels offer a service of sharing, you must go to the reception of your hotel and ask for the bracelet of the hotel you want to visit but you can visit a hotel per day only, from 9 am to 5 pm, excluding restaurants à la carte and transportation between hotels.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel is an all-inclusive resort, a beachfront property at Puerto Morelos, in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, around 35 km from Playa del Carmen and 18 km from Cancun Airport. It has a magnificent white sand beach with crystalline water. It’s a good hotel for every occasion; with family, with friends, for a romantic vacation and more. The hotel offers a lot of activities for everybody: aqua-fitness, football, beach volleyball, an introductory scuba diving lesson in pool (1 per stay), among others. It has 7 Restaurants, 4 Pools, a full-service Spa, a Fitness Center, spacious rooms and suites. You also have 6 special rooms for business meetings and congresses.

Tips

If you are looking for a hotel with nice service and deals to prepare your wedding, this is a good one. It’s a well-strucured place for that.
You have a lot of paid treatments in the spa, ask for the packages.
If you pay for the Privilege, Exclusive Rooms and Services, you’ll have all the best talking about rooms, food, personnal service, etc.

Varadero, Hicacos, Cuba

Varadero is a tourist destination located on the Hicacos peninsula, on the north coast of Cuba, with a million visitors a year, reputed to have more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. It is 140km from The Havana. The peninsula has 1,200 meters at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel, but a bascule bridge connects it to the island. Punta Hicacos, is the nearest point of the United States.

Tips

You will find all inclusive packages at any time even with discounts depending on the company or the chosen hotel. Compare quality-price. If you like natural areas, you have the reserve of Punta Hicacos. Here you will find caves like the Cueva de San Ambrosio with pre-Columbian murals, a lagoon, Laguna Mangon and desert beaches. There are also 23 dive sites. Visit the Casa Dupont reflecting the origins of Varadero in 1930. It belonged to Irenee Dupont de Nemours. Bring items you are used to, especially toilet items or medicine because you can’t still find all what you would like on the island. Take a day trip to The Havana it’s worth it, you’ll learn a lot of history of the island. If you like music you want, go out to discover the local groups with dance demonstrations. And if your desire is just to relax under the sun, nothing better than a delicious ‘mojito’ (sweet drink made with folded fresh mint, sparkling water, lemon juice and rum).