Gran Club Santa Lucia
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CamagŁey is the third largest city in Cuba. It mainly relies of agriculture; sugar and cattle. It's a quiet town but we spend three days here visiting artists, ballet companies, the local produce market and a cattle farm.
It is unusual in that the old city layout resembles a real maze, ...
“This is for you, dear tourist. There is no charge, but if you want to give something for my family I’ll accept it.” Unsuspecting tourists show their gratitude by donating a convertible peso, worth about 1US$. This is nothing to a tourist, but it’s 5% of a monthly state salary. By accosting just 20 innocent tourists in 7 days by the end of the month they will ...
Today we have another long drive, but worse than yesterday's as the roads are much worse. Breakfast at the Gran Hotel is indescribable so I'll skip it. We drive past endless fields of sugar cane and bananas. The Latvians take pictures of everything. We are sure they are spies. Either that or they work for the Latvian tourist bureau and are doing a comparison report! We have to stop to take pictures of a sugarcane harvester. It doesn't look too bad actually, I've seen similar ...
... and the toilet does flush, so we are fine. Only problem is again the cigar shop is closed so Ian can't sit on the rooftop bar and puff away. There is still no wifi (to be expected) but somehow my iPad knows we are in Camaguey, so something is picking up my location. Very mysterious. Also I discovered today 2 of the Latvians names (snuck a peak when they registered), Janina and Algimentas. Would never have guessed that. Loretta was calling them Svetlana and ...
... the angklung, a traditional Indonesian percussion instrument. The instruments were donated by the Indonesian Embassy in 2006, and at the time no one knew how to play them. The group’s conductor, Eugenio Silva, stepped up to the challenge, eventually writing an instruction book for the angklung and opening three programs across Cuba for primary-school children to learn the instrument.
Among its repertoire of 60 arrangements, ...
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As we write this, we are at the Gran CLub. At first it was a pretty scary place - the rooms from 1100 and up are not renovated and are very small and ill-equipped (brutal showers and no bidet). After a day of drinking they started to look better!! A lot of ants - requiring spraying but this is mostly due to the big gaps under the doors (big deal).
We travelled as a family, and a couple of friends (7 of us in all)! We were there from Dec 31st to Jan 7th, would have stayed for 6 or 7 more weeks. The place is great, the animation is great, the food is great, BomBon (one of the animators) was such a blast, she deserves a raise by the way. I've travelled to Cuba many times in my life and this place takes the cake, REALLY... The only negative point is that we were three in one of the rooms and the standard rooms are really small, CLEAN but small. When I go back (cause I am for sure) I will reserve a junior suite, about 120.00$ cdn more for one week...THe chef is Italian, the menu varied alot, nobody got sick, everybody loved the food. The seafood restaurant out on the 150' ft pier, fantastic, the horse back riding, WOW 5$ cdn for an hour, I mean you can gallop for almost the whole hour on the beach, it was wonderful. Unfortunately mother nature was in a bad mood that week and brought us very heavy winds, so all our outings were cancelled. The reefs snorkeling, the deep sea fishing. The sun was nice and hot and the water was really warm... The beach is beautiful and stretches out for 21 miles, the lounge chairs are comfy and FREE, the activities were great and various... I would class it as a 4 star instead of 3 for sure. If you book this vacation through a brochure, don't judge by the photos inside the brochures, cause they really don't do justice to the place. This is why I have added a couple of photos of my own, the place is beautiful, secluded (but not too much) there is plenty to do and places to go. They have bicycles (free of charge) you can rent mopeds, cars at acceptable rates. There is a daily train every morning around 10h00, it will take you across the village and to Los Cocos Beach for about 3 pesos per person. Also, horse and buggy rides for 3 pesos per person will bring you anywhere you want to go, just walk out to the main road at the front of the hotel and flag them down...it's a wonderful place, believe me!
Bonjour a vous tous et bien nous arrivons du gran club santa lucia, sa fait environs 12 heures qu'on est arrivé moi et mon épouse bon par ou commencé débutons par le début loll..
We returned from this resort on Feb. 04, 2005. It was our first trip to Cuba and we chose that hotel because it was the best deal. We just LIKED it !! Everything went well. Staff, animation, food were more than we expected. The most important thing is that it is not situated in a tourist area. Very quiet and very nice when you take a bicycle ride in the little village of Santa Lucia. It makes it even more charming. People of Santa Lucia were very polite and were always smiling. The rooms of the resort were very clean and nice too. Major renovation took place few months ago. Another important thing is that the beach chairs are very comfortable as well as the pool chairs which have cushion. The beach was cleaned every morning and it was safe since there were always 2 or 3 security guards on the premise. For us, it worth more than 3.5 stars. It's more like a 4.
Just returned from a week at the Gran Club Santa Lucia (Dec 27 to Jan 3/05)
We went to Santa Lucia Cuba and stayed at Gran Club Santa Lucia. We were pleasantly surprised at the value for the money. This resort is beautiful and not too pricy. Would recommend to anyone even families.
My husband and I stayed at Club Santa Lucia from January 8 - 15 , 2004.
Having travelled pretty extensively throughout Mexico and the carribean, and in an extremely varied level of acommodation, I pretty much know what to expect and am fine with all variety of arrangements.
Hotel for friends
it's a good hŰtel. We 'll come back because we've friends there
i was recently in camaguey cuba and i think that club santa lucia and hotel cuatrovientos is the same place , by the way , excelent place , if you want to relax enjoy the caribean beaches and have a really good time !!go there!! the food was excelent as the cuba libres drinks , and that great smell of cuban cofee in the mornings !that will never live your memory.