Location: Cayo Guillermo – Cuba
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: https://www.kempinski.com/en/cayo-guillermo-resort
Situated on one of the most beautiful islands of Cuba , Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski is one of Cuba’s top beach resorts. This luxurious five star resort has only opened 2 years ago and everything still looks brand new.
Location is perfect! It is peacefully located at the beach. It is one of the nicest beaches I have seen. I couldn’t get enough of the crystal blue Caribbean sea.
The entrance of the resort is truly spectacular. You enter the large beautifully designed lobby area and immediately notice the fantastic view all over the resort. I couldn’t believe my eyes, it is so beautiful… so peaceful and oh so romantic. When I think of a peaceful stylish five star beach resort, this is exactly what I would expect. Check-in was very efficient and personal. A nice smile and useful information about the resort was offered and the administration only took a few minutes.
This wasn’t my first experience at a Kempinski resort. I’m totally in love with the Kempinski brand and I had high expectations. The brand is well known for its service and overall quality. When I entered the hotel, everything felt right here. After check-in we were escorted to our beautiful Deluxe room with prime sea views. Do note that Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski also has several types of villas. That’s right, the hotel is build up in several buildings and the resort does feel like a small luxurious village. At 62m², our room was huge and the king sized bed was heavenly. It was the best bed I slept in during our stay in Cuba. I loved the lay-out of the room and the minimalistic yet stylish decor.
The semi open bath room has a tub, huge walk-in (rain)shower and his/hers sinks. The suite came with a HD television and some comfortable couches. The oversized balcony offered the most amazing views all over the resort and Caribbean sea.
There is so much to do here and even just walking around the resort is so much fun. It is almost unbelievable how well maintained this place is. I saw staff working and maintaining the gardens each time of the day. There are several types of suites and villas at the resort. Some of them even have access to their private pools.
There are 3 main pools. The pools are beautifully integrated in the resort, large and very clean. They are open all year long: they are heated during winter and cooled down during summer. There’s a great laid back ambiance around the pool and beach area with a lot of comfortable loungers. No need to put your towels here to ‘reserve’ your spot in the sun. Pool service was great too, they greet you as soon as you approach the pool area and make sure you’ll have everything you need.
There are several secrets spots to be discovered at Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski. Let me share some secrets: The luxury spa at this Kempinski Resort is luxurious and one of the best spa facilities I have seen in Cuba. It has a nice fitness facility, sauna and steam rooms and luxuriously designed treatment rooms. I thoroughly enjoyed the aromatherapy treatment. This treatment took about 1 hour and will make you feel like reborn! Without any hesitation, this was one of the best spa treatments I have ever experienced! I was asked if I suffer from any pain and if I had any requests regarding pressure. After that it was time to relax with a complete body massage using inspiring oil that totally left me with a calm and tranquil feeling. The therapists were very knowledgeable and kind. Make sure to book your treatment here. You won’t be disappointed!
There are several dining options at Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski. During the day we ordered food and drinks at the Blue Bay Pool Bar. Nothing better to have lunch at the pool. At night, we had dinner at Balsamic Restaurant. This unique restaurant offers delicious dishes. The beef steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. You can request the food to be prepared exactly the way you want it. The steak I ordered was served exactly how I requested it to be. Service was so friendly… They will make sure you are enjoying your time here and every single request has been taken care of with a smile! On the top of that, the location of this place is so peaceful right at the pools. Oh, and do not skip dessert here. They are yummie!
Breakfast at Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski is something to look forward to! Located right above the Caribbean sea, this is definitely the best place to start your day. We had an à la carte breakfast and couldn’t ask for more. The food options were great and overall quality was excellent. From delicious pastries to freshly prepared omelets, it is all there. Above all, service was very kind, attentive and efficient.
Our Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski experience was amazing! From the beginning to the end, everything felt right here! Highly recommended for a romantic getaway in paradise!