The eight (maybe more, now) resorts in Cayo Largo offer the same facilities and guests can eat/drink in any restaurant/bar of any resort on an all-inclusive basis. Most resorts have bungalows, some of them more basic, other more luxurious, but they're all OK. The resorts are all close to the beach and you can walk easily from one to the other or you can take the shuttle bus.
Villas Iguana was part of an accomodation complex on Cayo Largo, a small island south of the Cuban mainland.
I put N/A for the cost, as I can't remember (it was 1993).
This appeared, on the surface, to be a nice place.
However, after a couple of days it reminded me of a line in Rod Stewart's song "Waltzing Matilda":
..."No-one speaks English and everything's broken."
These building site pictures are probably prime destinations in the 21st century!
Cranes, tractors and Soviet lorries.
The Barcelo Cayo Largo resort is a 4+ star resort, with lots of frills and activities on the grounds. The rooms are very clean, and equiped with all the necesities (fridge, tv, phone dryer, lamps etc). Great friendly staff that is constantly present and just waiting for you to start up a conversation with them. Lots of activities on site like ping pong tables, pool equiped with nets for waterpolo, basketball and volleyball court, jacuzzi, rent-a-bikes(to survey the little island), etc. as well as a free fast food restaurants open all day long. At the time I went in 2004 a huricanne blew away a lot of the sand from the beach right in front of the resort and exposed a lot of stone, although the beach was quite good nevertheless. So when we didnt want to go to that one there is a beach about 15 minutes away, with the little train, that was straight out of a dream (there was a free drinks bar there as well). The best thing on the beach was the catamaran ride, we went about a mile away in about 15 minutes, pretty cool. The only complaint is the fact that it is secluded so there isnt much of a nightlife, there is the standard nightly cabaret and the bars, so unless there is a large crowd of party people it may be a little dry.
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