Gran Club Santa Lucia

Ave. Turistica Tararaco, Playa Santa Lucia, Camaguey Province, Cuba, 74250, Caribbean | 4 star hotel
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Day 6 of Cuba tour -Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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... We pass endless trucks carrying people and bikes and horse and cart. It's Easter Sunday but everyone is going about their work. The oxen in the field each have their little white bird that eats their ticks (I must look up the name of them) it's like Africa (or is it India?) Eventually we get to Bayamo where we will have lunch. In the town square we meet Cespedes (Carlos Manuel de Cespedes) who is the real father of the original revolution. In 1868 he wrote ...

Day 5 of Cuba tour - Trinidad to Camaguey

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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... good English, better than Ely's, who is translating what he says into Russian. He says he loves Australian music and plays us Men at Work and INXS on his phone. It is incredibly hot, well into the 30s and humid so feels hotter. After an hour or so we go to find our hotel, it is only accessible by pedestrian street so the bicyclists take our suitcases from the bus to just outside the hotel. We are in the Gran Hotel, which us apparently the best in Camaguey. It ...

Exploring new adventures and this ship

A travel blog entry by eljo_adventures

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... Joanne and I to go with him and his friend Glenn to the restaurant one night before the cruise was over.



We went to a Latitudes gathering today for free drinks. NCL offers these gatherings to people who have cruised with their company before. You get to meet the staff, ask questions and have all the drinks you want for one ...

Camagüey: Rodeos & Angklungs

A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco

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... 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, ...

Camagüey's Artists & Squares

A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco

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... more about her work.

After lunch, we each chose our favorite brightly decorated bici-taxi and climbed in for a tour of Camagüey led by our local guide. My bici-taxi driver was very enthusiastic when he found out that I hailed from Boston, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox! As we raced around town, we realized that three of our group’s bici-taxis had also been painted by Martha Jiménez.

That evening we had our biggest surprise yet—I think my fellow ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Club Santa Lucia Playa Santa Lucia

    A good spot...but....

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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).

    Loved the site, the people and the ambiance!

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    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!

    Noise Noise Noise

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    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..

    Grrrrreat !!!!

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    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.

    Gran Club Santa Lucia - some travel tips if you are going here

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    Just returned from a week at the Gran Club Santa Lucia (Dec 27 to Jan 3/05)

    Excellent vacation

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    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.

    We loved Club Santa Lucia!

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    My husband and I stayed at Club Santa Lucia from January 8 - 15 , 2004.

    Club Santa Lucia Misrepresented

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    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

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    it's a good hôtel. We 'll come back because we've friends there

    Same hotel

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Club Santa Lucia Playa Santa Lucia

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good