Cuba’s newest hotspot for the coming winter is Cayo Cruz. Known as a prime sport fishing destination, the small islet, less than an hour from Cayo Coco airport, is creating waves in the Cuban tourism industry.
There are currently two hotels open on Cayo Cruz, with a third to follow in FEB 2020. Here’s a snapshot of the accommodation choices:
Valentín Cayo Cruz
Valentín Cayo Cruz is a 4.5-star, all inclusive, adults only (18+), oceanfront resort. The property opened its doors on 1NOV and is described as an “elegant classy, trendy, contemporary Caribbean style resort.”
524 Deluxe rooms, 12 Junior suites, 8 Suites and 2 Imperial Suites with garden, pool or ocean views
Three infinity pools
Connecting and handicap rooms available
Welcome cocktail with a personalized check-in
Access to all a la carte restaurants with reservation (3 dinners per week)
Unlimited selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic national and international beverages.
The La Marina Plaza & Spa Hotel is an all-inclusive 4.5-star hotel. Surrounded by natural vegetation, beautiful beachfront and crystal blue waters, La Marina Plaza & Spa Hotel has a little something for everyone, including:
58 standard rooms and 2 junior suites
Water sports and activities
Prime location 20 metres from the Cayo Cruz marina (opportunity for sailing, boating and sport fishing) and Plaza Turística (bars and restaurants)
On-site restaurants (Yakimechi Japanese restaurant, El Pescador Mediterranean restaurant, Delicias Ice Cream Parlour and buffet), bars and pool bar
Habanos Cigar Bar
More information on this Gaviota hotel can be found here.
Iberostar Selection Esmeralda
Set to open in FEB 2020, Iberostar Selection Esmeralda will be the third hotel on Cayo Cruz. The design will speak to 19th century Cuba. The resort will include:
570 rooms - Iberostar Selection Esmeralda (450 rooms) and the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Esmeralda (120 rooms)
Activities (Yoga, cycling, live music)
More information on the Iberostar Selection Esmeralda can be found here.
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