So I've been back for a week, and now have time to leave some info for anyone interested.
I have stayed at the Sol Cayo Guillermo 4 times, and it really is a great set up there, especially if you score the bungalows right in front of the kite zone, with the grass to leave your kites, fresh water to clean up, etc.
But for a change of pace, I decided to check out Cayo Coco, I saw a kite school between resorts called, http://cuba-kite.com So with a bit of info from that site I decided to book it.
The water, unlike Guillermo, has much more waves, but I hear that its the same deal infront of the Sol now, since they dredged the beach larger. The room I was given, after requesting one near the kite end of the beach was on the second floor and about a minute walk away from where I would rig up, not bad.
The guys at the kite school were helpful for launching and landing my kite, as most days I would be the only one on the water, at the max I think there was 3 or 4 of us and maybe 2 ppl learning. Next to the rougher water I would say its a pretty good place to learn, less kites to intimidate someone just learning. I was offered a hut to lock my gear in over night, but since my room was so close, no need to. There was also fresh water right there to clean up my lines and board with.
The Instructor at the School, Sergei Bogomolov, told me about a slick, and a lagoon that was 12km to the east, past the new Pullman resort (I'll cover that resort later), I never got a chance to check it out. also one late afternoon, he took two ppl on a downwinder to the Sol Cayo Guillermo, said it was a 2hr ride, just in time to catch the sunset, and drinks once thay arrived. (since the Tryp has privileges at the Sol) Beers at the end of a downwinder sounds awesome. wish I had gone on that adventure.
Over all the resort was a bit bigger then the Sol Cayo Guillermo, which my wife and her friend liked, big party pool, swim up bar, and a quite pool for hangover days. The food was 10x better then the Sol Cayo Guillermo, we had all our dinners at ala-cartes, and one at Lennys lobster shack down the road, did I mention the food was amazing, even for cuban standards, I was really surprised. Breakfast at the buffet were great too, always sat in the outdoor section, hate being in a cafeteria like buffet. had lunch down the beach at the Sol Cayo Coco a few times, again you have privileges there too.
I made sure the week we booked was inline with the low tide being in the afternoon, check that in advance here: http://old.windguru.cz/int/tide.php
Winds were on all week, 14-18 knts, thats 12m everyday for me, except one day (20-25knt) so I was on my 9M. One afternoon, I had to switch from my 12m to my 9m as the wind cranked up and a small storm rolled through. Oh and no 25CUC fee was collected for the Kiteboarding, bonus!
walked down to the Pullman resort one day, walked through and checked it out, new modern, big, and expensive for cuban standards, much bigger beach, and a school running out of there too.
anyways check out the school for photos and more info, its in Russian mostly, but you will get the idea, oh, and Sergei young blonde girlfriend would show up around 1 each day and was fun to watch. she didn't speak much english though.
Any questions go ahead and shoot me questions.