Km 42 on Siguanea Road, Siguanea Beach, Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) ,
Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
Hotel El Colony is located in the bay of Siguanea, just 45 minutes away from Nueva Gerona airport, which is just 35 minutes from Havana by plane. This colourful hotel dates back to 1958, when it began life as a Hilton, with a casino. The El Colony Hotel is situated on a heavenly coral-colored beach of fine sand.
Guests can benefit from the facilities offered by the International Diving Centre which gives access to some of the world's best dive sites. The diving sites are only accessable by boat. The boat & crew hire for the whole da
The spacious and sun-lit, but sparsely furnished lobby is enlivened by lime-green lounge chairs and has a small general store.
The 77 air-conditioned guest rooms and 24 bungalows have cool white tiles underfoot. All have satellite TV plus telephones. By day, guests can partake of various watersports, and cars can be rented for forays further afield. The nightlife is low-key, and the hotel is too far (about 45 kilometers) from Nueva Gerona to make a nocturnal sojourn a possibility.
Isla de la Juventud
Isla de la Juventud
Discovered in 1494 by the Admiral Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World, this is the largest island in the archipelago of Los Canarreos. Isle of the Treasure and Isle of the Parrots were names also given to this place before Spain colonized it. Visitors are captivated by the natural beauty of its land and sea. The Ecological Reserve of Punta Francés, on the south-west coast, boasts superb beaches, water sport activities and excursions. The most well-known is, without a question, the "El Colony" International Diving Center, venue of international events of underwater photography, Photosub, which is a testimony of the excellent quality of its sea bottom. The cave number 1 of Punta del Este, considered by the experts the Sistine Chapel of rupestrian art, for it preserves on its walls more than two hundred aboriginal paintings.
Punta Francés, Isla de la Juventud
Colony International Diving Center
“El Colony" International Diving Center is located in the areas of the “Punta Francés” Marine National Park. This International Diving Center is venue of international events of underwater photography, Photosub, which is a testimony of the excellent quality of its sea bottom.