This villa of only 12 rooms is named after the cay in which it is located, at the entrance of the Bay of Nipe (the biggest of Cuba), on the northern cost of Holguín province.
Cayo Saetía has 12 little beaches, famous for its fine sand and crystal-clear waters. Brown rock formations (unique to this place) scatter about the shore. The beauty of the seabed and the great amount of sea species dwelling on the nearby coral reef make it also an astounding site for diving.
Is an environmental protected island with an area of 42 km²; 65% of it being covered with forest, the rest by pastureland where animals like zebras, deer, antelopes, wild boar and bulls, even a camel, are found free. Huge iguanas can be seen roaming around the restraunt / bar area.
Important: One has to helicopter, drive or boat to get here.
The hotel itself is a true hideaway, set in an enticing paradise for visitors because of the Key’s virgin beaches and its exotic flora and fauna. It stands in the center of the island and consists of various little separated villas or bungalows.
Rooms are simply furnished and a bit dated, but some feature beautiful wooden roofs and all of them have their own bathroom, terrace, telephone, safe, TV and minibar. They are also kept very clean. Sitting on the verandas one can enjoy peace and quiet, since houses are set pretty distant one from the other.
The beach is amazing-green crystal waters and smooth white sand…one of the most picturesque beaches in all the Caribbean- a true paradise.
Some days catamarans come full of tourists from nearby resorts. They only stay for a while, they swim, eat and leave, but while they stay they can either steal the charm of the place, or add some amusement to it.
-It would be wise to rent a car since this key is so far from everything else. Also, the best beaches are not near the hotel (5-7km away). The roads are very rough gravel also, so a Jeep would be a smart rental.
- There is no pool or entertainment, the nearest town is a 45 minute drive so take books and games with you plus sunscreen lotion and a camera, of course.
- Don’t take the noontime safari since most animals are hiding from the sun at that time of the day.
If you want isolation and quietness (except for the occasional beach invasion); if you like nature, cozy cabins, wild fauna and stunning beaches, Cayo Saetia is the right choice. A truly singular attraction for nature lovers; the perfect place for a honeymoon or a peaceful retreat.