Hotels in Cayo Coco

Click to see satellite images of all hotels and services in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.

Hotel chains found in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo:

» Melia Hotels International: 6 hotels
» Iberostar: 3 hotels
» Blue Diamond: 2 hotels
» Pestana: 1 hotel
» Accord: 1 hotel
» Sercotel: 1 hotel
» Cuban administration: 3 hotels

All hotels in Cayo Coco are located in the north area of the island. They all have direct access to the beach with palapas (umbrellas made of dried palm leave) and lounge chairs. Sometimes you may have to walk of a footbridge to get to the beach.

The hotels are divided into four sections of beach. These hotels offer the « all inclusive » packages i.e. meals, drinks, activities, non motorized water sports and other services are included in your travel package. However, gratuities are at your discretion and are not included. The average tip in Cuba is 1-2 pesos (CUC) depending on the service received. A « muchas gracias » with a beautiful smile is always appreciated! To learn more about the currencies in Cuba, visit our currencies page of our site.

What's new in the « Jardines del Rey » ?

† Two new hotels are being built in the Punta Rasa sector, a beach located West of hotel Sol Cayo Guillermo. They will be the Grand Muthu Hotel Cayo Guillermo and the Catalonia Cayo Guillermo (temporary construction names: Punta Rasa I and II). They are scheduled to open in 2017. A new Plaza (commercial pueblo) will also be built in this sector. This "pueblo" will offer extra off-resort options, such as: restaurants, bars, boutiques, bowling and other services.

† Two other virgin islands of the Jardines del Rey archipelago are currently under touristic development, they are: Cayo Paredon (aka Cayo Paredon Grande) located East of Cayo Coco and 30 minutes from the Cayo Coco airport, in the neighboring province of Camaguey; and Cayo Cruz located further East. New roads and bridges are currently being built to connect Cayo Cruz to Cayo Coco.

† The long-term development plan of the « Jardines del Rey » tourist pole is to eventually offer 32,000 rooms.

More or less recent news ...

  • The hotel Gran Caribe Club Cayo Guillermo is now the Sercotel Club Cayo Guillermo.
  • Hotel Iberostar Mojito (formerly NH Krystal and El Senador) is now the Ole Mojito (Spanish).
  • Allegro Club Cayo Guillermo (Occidental hoteles) is now Gran Caribe Club Cayo Guillermo.
  • Sirenis Cayo Coco is now the Hotel Playa Coco (Cuban administration).
  • Blue Bay Cayo Coco is now the Memories Caribe Beach Resort (Blue Diamond).
  • Emperador sector of the former NH Krystal is the Iberostar Cayo Coco (Spanish).
  • Blau Colonial is the Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco (Cubanacan, Cuban group).
  • Be Live Villa Coco is now the Hotel Villa Cayo Coco (Cuban).

  • Please note that since the spring 2014, Cuban Immigration systematically stamps all passports when entering and leaving the country. And also: as of May 1, 2015, the Cuban Departure Tax is no longer paid at destination. It should now be included in the price of your trip when buying a flight-only or package to Cuba.

    In October 2013 the Cuban Government announced its intention to eliminate their dual currency system (CUC and CUP). To the best of our knowledge, it seems like no schedule has been officially announced yet for this plan to eliminate the CUC and revalue the CUP; and so far (2015) there's no indication yet about when the CUC will be put out of circulation. More news to come.

    Visit our website that chronicles the announcements and events related to The Cuban Thaw (the normalization of US-Cuba relations).

    There is a panoramic bus style « hop on / hop off » that runs all day from the hotel Melia Cayo Coco down to Playa Pilar for 5 CUC per person for the whole day (keep your ticket). Click to see the pickup hours. Try the second floor, it is perfect to discover the islands. Click to learn more about transportation on these islands.

    All beaches in Cuba are public, so access is unrestricted. The slope to enter the sea is low and the water shallow due to its sand dune, the highest of the Caribbean (15 meters above sea level in Playa Pilar). Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo are favorite places for families, because the water is shallow, perfect for youngsters.

    These Melia hotels offer shared services in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. Ask your front desk to get a voucher that you must show to the hotel. They will give you a colored bracelet for the day.

    Restriction: ONE hotel per day (9 am @ 17 pm) and transportation is not included.

    Melia Cayo Coco guests have access to ... Sol Cayo Coco & Tryp Cayo Coco
    Melia Cayo Guillermo & Sol Cayo Guillermo
    Melia Jardines del Rey
    Melia Jardines del Rey guests have access to ... Melia Cayo Coco, Sol Cayo Coco & Tryp Cayo Coco, Melia Cayo Guillermo & Sol Cayo Guillermo
    Melia Cayo Guillermo guests have access to ... Sol Cayo Coco & Tryp Cayo Coco
    Melia Cayo Coco (adult only) & Sol Cayo Guillermo
    Melia Jardines del Rey
    Guests at Sol Cayo Coco, Sol Cayo Guillermo and Tryp Cayo Coco share their services.

    Please note that the Sol Cayo Coco and Melia Cayo Coco share the same nautical center in Playa Las Coloradas. The hotel Memories Flamenco and Pestana Cayo Coco also share the same nautical center in Playa Flamenco.

    In high season (from December 15th to April 30th), the customers are mostly Canadian at the hotels. In low season, it is more diversified, there are Canadians, Britons, Argentinian, Germans, Italians, etc... Hotel guests are identified by a bracelet with different colors depending on the hotel in some hotels, not 5-stars.

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