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Charms of Cayo Guillermo

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A couple of months back, I finally made it back to the beautiful tropical island of Cuba. It amazes me that this beautiful and unique destination is only a few hours away by plane, but feels like another world in some ways. This time, I made it to Cayo Guillermo - a very quiet and unspoiled destination that's about 45 minutes away from the Cayo Largo airport. It had been close to 5 years since I set foot on Cuban soil, and it was really nice to be back. The people are warm and friendly, and it was nice to support the economy in pandemic times (though things were a bit safer in mid November) We thought the pandemic was winding down, but this was just before Omicron made its debut.   The hotel we stayed at was Grand Muthu Cayo Guillermo , a relatively new property with some beautiful and dramatic pool and ocean views. While it is advertised as a five star, I would say it is more like a decent 4 star for Cuba. There were a good selection of restaurants and bars, and some decent a-la c