Melia Cayo Coco

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Avila, , Ciego de Avila Province, 22300, Caribbean

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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 62% less than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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  • Couples89
  • Solo98
  • Business85
  • Perfect honeymoon destination


    We can't fault Melia Cayo Coco.

    We chose this adults only 5* all inclusive destination for a relaxing holiday after the mayhem of our wedding - we couldn't have chosen better!

    The perfect place to totally unwind, enjoy fabulous food (and lots of it, with plenty of choice) and amazing cocktails, bake in the Caribbean sun and take part in all sorts of excursions, as well as activities at the hotel including watersports, yoga, spa, aqua aerobics, dance lessons, bicycling, etc. There really is something for everyone on this resort - and those who say there isn't something for them are undoubtedly fussy and impossible to please!

    This hotel can be what you want it to be - a base for fishing or snorkelling or other activity based holiday, a base for exploring Cuba's amazing landscape, wildlife and people, a base for relaxing and enjoying the poolside/seaside activities and provisions and ideally, it's the perfect place to do all those things.

    Unique Quality: Honeymoon package is incredible - we had priority checkin, champagne in our room, a room upgrade to one on stilts on the lagoon, a romantic meal for two in the gazebos overlooking the pool, a romantic sunset walk with champagne, a Cuban wedding where we got to 'renew our vows' Cuban style, extended check out and a whole lot more. We felt like VIPs and we loved it!

    The service is also worthy of note - the staff are so friendly and helpful and go out of their way to please - without ever making you feel that they are looking for a tip. I was always happy to tip, as the service was genuinely great. It is worth mentioning that in Cuba everyone is paid roughly the same - between 10 and 15 US dollars, regardless of their profession, so tips mean the world to these people (won't go into the whole peso/CUC thing)... The education system is so robust that everyone is entitled to university education at the state's expense - so there are many doctors, lawyers, etc who have opted to work in tourism in order to make the tips. So please, grumpy tourist - think about it before you start mouthing off to your waiter - these guys are probably way more qualified than you!

    The beach is great - but walk a few hundred yards up the beach for a better location and a lobster shack. Actually, the best beach we came across was at Sol Cayo Guillermo - worth taking a trip to the next island for spectacular views.

  • Good Quality All Inclusive


    We found our 7 night stay at the Melia Cayo Coco very enjoyable. Service was all round good, and the complex was well maintained and kept clean whilst maintaining good security.

    The gorgeous sandy beach runs paralel to the complex and is literally just a short walk from the poolside. During our stay the sea stayed fairly calm and was red hot, with mainly clear water. The odd jelly fish was apparent causing myself a couple of scratches on my ankle, but I was ok.

    We took full advantage of the all inclusive water sports on offer which included snorkel hire, pedalos and the kayaks. We also paid 20 Pesos each and went out to sea on a glass bottom boat to the coral reef (coral was nice but not like you see on the TV!). The boat anchored up and we had an hour to snorkel, all equipment was provided, we saw plenty of fish, which included seargent majors and yellow tail snappers.

    Unique Quality: Set amongst gorgeous countryside, it is in a fabulous location although there is not much else to do in the area, but thats fine if you are there to mainly relax.

    The pool is fairly shallow and lovely and warm.

    One other tip, you will read from other people that it seems tipping is the only way to get served in this place, but to be honest we didn't tip that much, after a nice meal when we had good service, or quite a few round of drinks. Some people we saw tip loads prior to service, but this didn't necessarily get them better saervice than us. But there are some staff who are obviously used to this and expect to be tipped and if they are not then they may serve others first, this has obviously evolved for this reason which I beleive is wrong, why should wealthier people who are more free and liberal with their money get better service???

  • Cayo Coco`s Melia Resort


    Your first view on arrival at the Melia is the lake surrounded by single and two storey bungalows painted in white and blue.

    An classic car parked outside the reception makes you wonder what you will find inside but on entry you see a massive lounge, bar and reception area under a glass roof but seeming to be outside due to it`s open plan.

    The rooms are in small blocks set around the well tended gardens and each in it`s own peaceful setting , or in the bungalows on stilts over the lake.

    Unique Quality: The pool area is wonderful and the pool itself is mainly shallow so ideal to sit in to cool off when the heat gets too much.

    There is a small gym next to the pool, a lovely gazebo area used for the one wedding allowed per day, a choice of activities on offer and bars to keep you well supplied with refreshing cocktails.

    The staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them.

    Directions: In the hotel district

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Melia Cayo Coco was great!

by TripAdvisor Member Wasaga wildcat

My 83 yr old mother,my husband and myself just returned from a very enjoyable week at the Melia. We were there from the 16th to 23rd of january/04. This was my second time in Cuba,having been there 16 yrs ago,but the first trip for my husband and mother. Things have improved 100%. The melia was a very clean,quiet resort(no BOOMING music)with a lovely pool and a long walkable beach with lots of loungers at both the pool and beach. The weather was mostly sunny and warm but a couple of mornings were a bit windy at the beach. We enjoyed the food,especially the buffet and Italian restaurants. We were not overly impressed with the International restaurant,the steaks were very thin and tough and the Lobster tough as well. The staff are wonderful and always plesant and helpfull even if you don't tip them,but a small tip for special attention goes a long way. We stayed in a standard room which was very large and always clean. The grounds are lovely and as the resort covers a large area there are many pathways to wander. The entertainment was first class and we attended every evening. We took out the paddle boats and went horse back riding. All the equipment at the resort was in very good condition except for the bikes which are very old and very uncomfortable!! A full or half day trip to the city of *** was great and included a horse drawn carriage ride through town,a bit of shopping(nothing much to buy there,better buys at the hotel) and a boat ride through the mangrove channels . Champagne is free in the lobby,buffet restaurant and snack bar(in the lobby bar it is available 24 hrs a day!!) All the drinks were of high quality. Young ladies playing the baby grand in the lobby area in the evenings was most enjoyable. All the staff speak English,some better than others,but all want to be able to improve their English. One of the best things about Cuba besides the people is the fact you can DRINK THE WATER!!! Bottled water is left every day in the fridge in your room if you wish to use it. I drank the water in the restaurants and brushed my teeth several times a day with the tap water and none of us had any hint of a problem. We were not bothered by mosquitoes but a few people who were in the bushy areas or at the cuban restaurant(by the beach) did get a few bites. There is a diving boat that takes scuba divers out right from the resort several times a day as the reef is just off shore.

I would certainly recommend this resort and would return there myself in the future.


Niciest place at Cayo Coco

by TripAdvisor Member kfj27

We going there in august and we found a realy nice place with the best staff have ever seen, Particuly Yorky, Eddy (really professionnal at the italian restaurant) and Orlando the crasy barman. The food is not so bad. Everything is clean and quiet. Go to the Jungle tour if one day it's rainning it's fun and take only 3 hours. I recommanded the Melia Cayo Coco to be sure to be satisfied at Cuba.

Tryp Cayo Coco

by saffyre9 about TRYP Cayo Coco

TRYP Cayo Coco is an amazing resort. The staff are so friendly, and speak English so well. Great resort for 20-30-something's looking to meet new people and have a great time. Lots of activities around the pool every day, 24 hour bar, disco, parasailing, catamarans, day trips, etc.

I will definately be going back.

We stayed at the Club Tryp...

by duanestorey

We stayed at the Club Tryp Cayo Coco all-inclusive resort. It was amazing!
The resort was roughly $400 CDN for the week. Friendly people, green-blue ocean, great white-sand beaches.

Melia Honeymoon

by A TripAdvisor Member

Having read some of the negative reviews I felt that I had to leap to the defence of the Melia Cayo Coco. We were there for our honeymoon in May 2003. Maybe we are not as fussy as some, and i wouldn't say that everything worked like clockwork, but overall we had a fantastic time and would love to go again. The people were friendly and helpful, whether you tipped them or not. Personally, i don't begrudge tipping one whole dollar to someone who has spent the evening serving me drinks, or who has worked all day in the heat of the day to clean my room for me.

No, the service and the food were not the same as you would find in a 4 star hotel in europe, but it was certainly more than adequate for the amount that you pay.

We had a fantastic honeymoon there and would love to go back! If you are looking for a luxury hotel with all the trimmings go to Barbados.
If you want a friendly, enjoyable time with a great atmosphere then you must go to the Melia Cayo Coco.

Melia Cayo Coco

by SueC-UK

"Wedding Gazebo"

If you are planning a wedding in Cuba this is an excellent location. The hotel only permits one wedding per day and has this lovely gazebo area.


Book a lagoon room and enjoy this view every night.

"Superior Lagoon View room"

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Melia Cayo CoCo

by tarnyac85

Hiya, Hope you lot can help.
going to Melia in january 14th for 2 weeks and was wondering what weather will be like and also what nighlife will be like as its my birthday when we go and i'd like to have a boogie and a drink to celebrate :) hee hee!


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Address: Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Avila, , Ciego de Avila Province, 22300, Caribbean