Gran Club Santa Lucia
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... we get freshly squeezed juice - usually guava or mango, delicious) They are only allowed to sell pork, chicken, goat and lamb depending on the region. Cows and horses belong to the government and only certain cuts of beef are for sale and only in the supermarket. If you are seen to have too much money from your private business (which can only be a small business) then you may be raided by the police and the first thing they check is your fridge and if you have beef you have ...
... a refreshing glass of sugarcane. A 6 hour drive ahead of us passing all sorts of villages, saw a pig on a corner of the street on a table being bled by 3 men and then I guess going to be butchered and probably in situ. Camaguey province is home to beef farming and we had the most fantastic shredded beef hamburger at a roadside restaurant. We arrived about 3.30 at our hotel which has produced a suite for us. We are swimming ...
... booked but the lady was very nice and called her amigo that also had a casa and his wife met us there and we walked to our casa. Our hosts Alejandro Lancara y his wife were very nice and their house was very beautiful. The price was a little pricy for Camaguey, $30/room, $5/breakfast but Alejandro was very helpful calling us a bici-taxi (bike taxi) that took us around the sights in Camaguey for an ...
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When I got to baggage claim, I had a déjà vu moment… The Frank País International Airport, in Holguín reminded me of when I had landed at the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru in December 2011. Both airports are relatively small and quiet, and look very, VERY similar. The big difference was once I walked outside and saw classic cars everywhere.
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Ugh... the last day of what has been a fantastic cruise. Today is a full day at sea before we arrive back in Fort Lauderdale. Since I got up kind of late today I decided to stop at The Porch for breakfast which was very good. Another great day weather wise to do more exploring.
At 10 am I went to the brunch they have on the last day and it was incredible. What beautiful presentations ...
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As we write this, we are at the Gran CLub. At first it was a pretty scary place - the rooms from 1100 and up are not renovated and are very small and ill-equipped (brutal showers and no bidet). After a day of drinking they started to look better!! A lot of ants - requiring spraying but this is mostly due to the big gaps under the doors (big deal).
We travelled as a family, and a couple of friends (7 of us in all)! We were there from Dec 31st to Jan 7th, would have stayed for 6 or 7 more weeks. The place is great, the animation is great, the food is great, BomBon (one of the animators) was such a blast, she deserves a raise by the way. I've travelled to Cuba many times in my life and this place takes the cake, REALLY... The only negative point is that we were three in one of the rooms and the standard rooms are really small, CLEAN but small. When I go back (cause I am for sure) I will reserve a junior suite, about 120.00$ 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 hôtel. 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.