Cayo Saetia Island, Holguin

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An idyllic, uninhabited 42 m sq (137 ft sq) island sitting a top a coral reef, Cayo Saetia Island offers a quirky paradise where zebras, parrots and ostriches live side by side. The cay used to be the private holiday home to Fidel Castro until 1994, when it became open to the public. Take a dip along crystal shores before a jeep tour takes you around the island to visit African safari animals that roam free here. Grab a relaxing, tasty lunch at the islands resort, under the shade of mangroves with picturesque views. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cayo Saetia Island by using our Holguin trip planner .
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  • Took a catamaran to the island and did the Jeep safari. One of the best beaches I have ever seen! We saw zebras, deer, a camel, ostrich and a gator. The bus ride to the catamaran from memories holguin...  more »
  • After our visit we've learned: 1. this is an absolute must if one loves nature! 2. Book from home, don't come spontaneously! 3. Try to arrange to get there by boat, no matter what! (Road is awful long...  more »
  • Visited here in December and what a gorgeous place . Cannot wait to go back. The island is beautiful and the safari was fun. The beach is absolutely stunning and the food was delicious. Catamara to ge...  more »
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  • Do not book via the homepage of Gaviota-group (Gaviota is the hotel chain to which Villa Cayo Saetia belongs). They will charge you 100% but they might "lose" your reservation... Furthermore, we were told that the hotel has electricity and water problems (probably since the last hurricane) when we wanted to enter the national park. No one contacted us before. We were told to drive to an all-inclusive hotel (with 350+ rooms) of the same owner at Guardalavaca (3 hrs away) and it took us three days to convince the hotel staff there that we do not have to pay any more money and that we just went there because we were told to do so by Villa Cayo Saetia... During our 3 weeks stay in Cuba (mostly in Casa Particulares, which worked fine and whose owners are mostly highly motivated), the 3 days at the hotel of Gaviota Group were the worst. For "European" prices we expected services at least better than the Cuban average. In the end the services were worst than in a 25USD-Casa Particular!
  • Amazing place. Most beautiful place i have ever been.
  • Beautiful place food is good excellent place for snorkeling
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