Welcome to the Hotel El Colony located in the bay of Siguanea, Isla de La Juventud, just 45 minutes away from Nueva Gerona airport which itself is just 35 minutes from Havana by airplane. Within one hour of leaving Havana you could be walking on the beach at our Hotel. The spacious and sun-lit, but sparsely furnished lobby is enlivened by lime-green lounge chairs and has a small general store. This colorful hotel dates back to 1958, when it began life as a Hilton Hotel quipped with a casino. The El Colony Hotel is situated on a heavenly coral-colored beach of fine sand.
Isla de La Juventud, also called “the island of a thousand names” due to the many names it has had since Christopher Columbus discovered it, at which time he named it La Evangelista. The Indians called it Camargo, Guanaja and Siguanea. Governor Diego Velázquez called it simply “Santiago”. Others have called it Treasure Island (because it was where Robert Louis Stevenson set his famous novel); Cotorras (Parrot) Island, because of the abundance of parrots here; and, more recently the Isle of Pines. In the 1970s, because of the many schools in the countryside that were built here, its name was officially changed to Isle of Youth. It is the second largest island in the Cuban archipelago (2,357 square km. – 910 square miles). Its many attractions include the Punta Francés National Marine Park, Bibijagua Beach, the Los Indios-San Felipe Natural Preserve, the pictographs in Punta del Este caves, the Colony International Scuba-Diving Center, El Abra Farm and the “Model” Prison.
Guests at Hotel El Colony can benefit from the facilities offered by the International Diving Centre which gives access to some of the world’s best dive sites. For more details please visit the El Colony International Scuba Diving Centre or the Hotel El Colony websites.
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 water sports, 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.
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