I was lucky enough to spend one night at the gorgeous Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel on Guardalavaca Beach near Holguin.
This large beachfront hotel offers a perfect blend of modern comforts and tropical allure, providing an idyllic escape for both families and discerning travellers. From the moment you step into the reception, be prepared to be captivated by its stunning vistas, exquisite amenities, and warm hospitality.
Whether you seek relaxation by the turquoise waters or adventure in the vibrant surroundings, Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel promises an unforgettable experience.
After landing in Havana, travellers can opt for various transportation modes to reach Holguin and Guardalavaca.
For a swift and convenient option, domestic flights from José Martí International Airport in Havana to Frank País Airport in Holguin are I understand soon to be available.
Alternatively, travellers can embrace the scenic route by utilizing long-distance buses, offering an opportunity to witness the diverse landscapes of Cuba. The journey however is long and will take up one day of your holiday so maybe it’s best just to include Holguin as part of an island holiday tour over several days.
Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel – At First Glance
On arrival at the Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel, the large, bright and busy reception was alive with people coming and going. However, unlike some hotels there seemed to be a calm and order about proceedings.
The welcome from the staff was first class and gave me the feeling that this hotel would deliver a great holiday experience whether for families or couples.
Rooms & Views
The Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel has 514 rooms ranging from Standard rooms to family choices and suites.
Standard Sea View rooms offer spectacular views of the sea, garden, and pool. The room is equipped with King Size or Double Bed with essential facilities and amenities such as tea and coffee, flat screen TV and a bathroom with shower.
Family rooms cater for five people while the suites offer that extra touch of comfort and luxury.
Bars & Restaurants
The Grand Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel has five restaurants, offering a choice of different flavours. How about Italian at the Rosemarino restaurant, Asian delights at Yukata or seafood at the Mar Adentro? There is an international restaurant La Roca and for those on a VIP package, there is an Elite restaurant.
You will not be short of places to enjoy a drink and a view. There is the rooftop Mirador Zafiro, the Aqua Bar, the Sala de Juegos, Bar Maharaja and Bar Mar Adentro. There are also snack bars, a lobby bar, a cigar bar and the Bar Club Nocturno to dance the night away!
I particularly enjoyed the breakfast on the terrace overlooking Guardalavaca Beach. A wide choice of hot and cold dishes in calm surroundings made even better on the morning I visited with some guys singing local Cuban and international songs to order!
There are five freshwater pools in total. There is one for recreational activities, one for activities, one for decorative purposes, one for children and one for adults in the exclusive Maharaja section.
i particularly liked the main pool with its swim-up bar and spacious areas with plenty of sun loungers.
Sport & Fitness
One of the distinguishing features of the Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel is the range of sports and activities available for guests.
For those looking to work out, there is a fully equipped gym. There is a Spa that includes a beauty salon, baths, a sauna, a steam room and an outside relaxation area. Additionally, there is a swimming pool with hydro massage, Jacuzzi, massages and foot baths.
There is a children’s playground area with a waterpark, splash pool and a mini club while down on the beach, there are non-motorized water sports facilities such as kayaks, water bikes, surfing, snorkelling and catamaran.
There is a games room for billiards and other indoor games, and a theatre for regular entertainment while outside there are tennis, basketball, volleyball and soccer facilities not to mention many organised daily activities such as dance classes, aerobics, aqua gym, outdoor sports, theme parties, and barbecues.
Boutique & Gift Shop
There was a small boutique/gift shop selling beach wear, souvenirs, and toiletries.
Meeting Room & Conferences
The Gran Muthu Almirante Hotel features indoor and outdoor banqueting and conference halls, making it an ideal location for weddings, business meetings, and other events.
In The Vicinity
Guardalavaca Beach in Cuba is not only a pristine stretch of golden sands but also a gateway to a choice of nearby attractions.
Why not take a trip to the historic Chorro de Maíta, an archaeological site that offers insights into the indigenous Taino culture?
For nature enthusiasts, Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park is a lovely excursion with its lush landscapes and vibrant marine life, ideal for snorkelling or catamaran excursions.
Holguin showcases colonial charm and the majestic Hill of the Cross, providing panoramic views of the city.
Whether indulging in water sports along Guardalavaca’s coast or discovering the region’s history, the area offers a delightful blend of sun-soaked relaxation and cultural exploration.
Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Final Thoughts
The Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel is a great choice for a family holiday. This large hotel provides so many activities to keep the kids entertained whilst also giving areas to relax and unwind. The beach is superb as are the pools dotted around the grounds.
With excellent restaurants, this is a great all-around choice for a Cuban beach holiday.
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