TORONTO – Sunwing announced the addition of Cayo Largo in Cuba to its ever-growing roster of tropical destinations available from Toronto this winter. As #1 to the sun and the world’s largest provider of vacation packages to Cuba, the tour operator is expected to be the only carrier to offer direct flights between Toronto and Cayo Largo this winter. With the introduction of the new flight service, which will operate Fridays between December 15, 2017 and April 13, 2018, vacationers departing from Toronto will now be able to choose between eight different destinations, each offering unique and varied experiences to suit all types of travellers.
Just off the southern coast of the Cuban mainland, Cayo Largo is ideal for adventurers, beach lovers and eco-tourists alike. Boasting over 25km of stunning beaches and 32 diving sites with fascinating coral formations and a wealth of vibrant marine life, the island also has a rich heritage. There are over 200 sunken ships dating back to the 16th and 18th century off the coast, some of which can be explored on diving excursions.
President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. “Cuba has always been a favourite choice amongst Canadians for winter escapes, so we’re very pleased to be adding a direct service to Cayo Largo to provide Torontonians more choice and greater accessibility in reaching their ideal beach getaway this coming winter.”
“We are delighted to see the addition of Cayo Lago to Sunwing and Toronto Pearson’s growing list of sun destinations,” says Craig Bradbrook, Vice President, Aviation Services at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “Sunwing shares our passion for putting the passenger first in everything that we do, and we’re proud to be partnering with them to bring the sun and fun of Cayo Largo to our travellers’ doorsteps.”
As #1 for family, luxury and adult vacations, Sunwing boasts a wide range of accommodation packages in Cayo Largo. Diving or fishing enthusiasts can enjoy staying in bungalows resting on stilts at Sol Cayo Largo, known for offering numerous ecological excursions, or, families with little ones can take advantage of the calm shallow waters at Hotel Pelicano. Just five minutes from Playa Sirena beach is the colourful Iberostar Playa Blanca, an ideal resort to take advantage of snorkelling and diving opportunities. Couples and singles seeking a quiet getaway will find just that at Villa Iguana, where guests can take part in ecological excursions like diving or fishing, or relax on the beautiful white-sand beach.
All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.