Cayo Guillermo - Hemingway‘s Vacation Island
Cayo Guillermo: A dreamlike island with snow white paradise beaches and the tallest sand dunes in the Caribbean. It was here, where author Ernest Hemingway used to spend his lovely vacation to find his inspiration. And you can also find an overwhelming play for the eyes when you see the turquoise crystal clear water hit the fine snow white sand.
The Island of Inspiration...
Cayo Guillermo is an about 15 km² large island in the Atlantic ocean and is connected to the slightly bigger neighbor island Cayo Coco by several stone dams.
Cayo Guillermo also belongs to the smallest islands of the ‘Jardines del Rey’ archipelago of the province Ciego de Ávila, which is located in the center of Cuba.
The white sandy beaches and the turquoise sea of Cayo Guillermo don’t only invite you in for a swim or to have a longer walk at the seaside, no, they are also perfect for snorkeling and diving! And nature lovers can make interesting discoveries in the channels of the island’s mangrove areas!
You can reach Cayo Guillermo by taking a direct flight from Havana to Cayo Coco.
The transfer from Cayo Coco to a hotel on Cayo Guillermo takes approximately 40 minutes.
The island is reachable by car, but also by boat by crossing the Border and Yacht Port Cayo Guillermo.
Cayo Guillermo has three beaches with a total of 4 km length with calm water, of which Playa Pilar stands out due to its especially beautiful scenery. The tallest dunes of the insular Caribbean are located here. They reach a height of up to 15 meters.
In the northern part of the island you can find a snow white sandy beach that stretches out for many kilometers and basically invites you in to have a swim.
The coral reefs just off the shore are perfect for diving and snorkeling and the well-equipped Marina and diving base make it even easier.
Hotels on Cayo Guillermo
The area on Cayo Guillermo that was developed mainly for tourists has four hotel complexes that are located right next to each other in the north eastern corner at the Atlantic seaside. The beach Playa Pilar, which is also located in the north, is accessible from the hotel complexes.
In the southern part of the island there is a fascinating mangrove landscape that can be explored by boat.
In specific areas, snorkeling trips are also possible here.
Stay: 2 Weeks (without overseas flight)
Price offer for 1 person in a double room: from 959,00 EUR
Transfer: Airport - Hotel
Havana, Double room B&B, Hotel in central Havana 3*, 2 Nights.
Cayo Guillermo, Double room, All-inclusive, Hotel Sol Cayo Guillermo 4*, 10 Nights.
Havana, Double room, B&B, Hotel Riviera 4*, 1 Night.
Domestic flight: Havana – Cayo Guillermo - Havana - All airport transfers
Single room surcharge: from 110,- EUR
Further island packages upon request! Changes in the program, hotel accommodation+ price reserved!
Hotel accommodation on Cayo Guillermo
Hotel Sol Club Cayo Guillermo 4*: Directly located at Cayo Guillermo‘s snow white beach with the finest sand, you can find the complex of bungalows that are all spread in tropically arranged gardens. The perfect place for lovers, nature lovers and people who want to kick back and enjoy tranquility.
Villa Cojimar 3*, Iberostar Daiquiri 4*, Melia Guillermo 5*
All all-inclusive complexes have multiple sports, fitness and spa areas. In the evening they offer many entertainment options. Diving guests are picked up from the diving base for diving trips.
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Cayo Guillermo, just like Cayo Coco, is only accessible for tourists, local hotel staff and the Cuban police. There is a passport and residence control point at the entrance to the stone dam leading from the Cuban mainland to the Cayos.
Airport Cayo Coco: The airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Jardines del Rey) is a modern international commercial airport and is located on the island Cayo Coco. This airport is approached and departed from by domestic flights from Havana daily. There are also international direct flights from Canada and southern Europe.
The coral reefs off shore are perfect for diving and snorkeling while a well-equipped marina and diving base can prepare you for that.