Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria

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Overview

Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria is an all-inclusive lifestyle resort located on a beautiful private beach. Amenities include five restaurants  and four bars, two swimming pools, fitness centre and Kids Club.

Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria also offers environmental conservation activities with a focus on caring for flamingo birds who gather near a small lake by the hotel's Fuego Del Mar restaurant. The resort emphasizes sustainable tourism at the heart of everything it does.

Location: Located beachfront on the island of Cayo Las Brujas, about 10 kilometers west of Cayo Santa Maria.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • EbonyMan : Ontario
Darling Dhawa

My wife and I visited this property in May 2017 for our anniversary. At the time the property was under six months new construction and opening. It was refreshing upon arrival to see glistening white modern architecture with a pop of colour in the front lobby. I would say our experience was not bad. First, I would like to congratulate the General Manager who from arrival made his appearance to the guest and invited us to personally seek him out for any feedback(positive or negative). I kept notes and before the end of my stay approached him to which he asked to join my wife and I for lunch. I got to share my views as well better understand how things are run in the country and at Dhawa. This was insightful. I sincerely feel at Dhawa they go out of their way to accommodate and appreciate guests. The pool was grandiose and more like the central part of the resort. The meals were not bad for Cuban standards. I cannot really say anything negative except bring lots of spray bugs and enjoy the experience. For what you pay as a Canadian traveller to this resort, it's not bad since it isn't terribly expensive.

  • Jodster19 : Saskatchewan
Fantastic resort!

We just returned a few days ago from a beautiful week here. This was our 6th time to Cuba and first time at Dhawa. The resort is amazing with great food, rooms, entertainment, beach and the people are so helpful and friendly. I have to mention a very sweet lady who helped us each morning and lunch in buffet. Her name is Yadiani and she was an absolute gem! We had a 2 year old child with us and she always looked out for her. Yadiani is a very caring lady and we looked forward to seeing her sweet smile every day!The only thing we did not like was every night about 7 or 8 pm, they came around with a truck that sprayed a thick smoke for bugs. It was great not having bugs around but we wished they would do this at a better time like maybe the middle of the night. It was very strong smelling so we learned to just run inside when it came around. We absolutely loved this resort and would return again in the future!

  • PrincessMargaretAnn : Sturgeon Falls
Excellent Hotel Clean with Great Food and Friendly Staff

I had a great time at Hotel Dhawa in Cayo Santa Maria. Flights were great, no problems with the transfers. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to get to this hotel after landing in Santa Clara. The drive is pleasant. No difficulties checking in. Upgrades to an Oceanview room. Nice, spacious, clean. Daily water brought to your room. Air conditioning works well. Balcony. Little flies that bite when sitting outside so bring some bug spray. They fog twice a day at the hotel, however, the mosquitoes are still around. All of the restaurants were great. I did not have a bad meal all week. The 24 hour restaurant serves breakfast and makes fresh omelettes with toast that is toasted quite nicely. The main buffet is good and all of the a la carte meals were great. I had the crispy lasagna at the Italian and it was really good. The beach is nice and clean with food and beverages available. Lots of chairs at the beach and pools. Foam party at the pool was fun. Lots of entertainment. When we got to the airport when we were leaving, the plane was delayed 12 hours so Air Canada brought us back to the resort and we were able to eat and drink for the day. Hats off to Air Canada for that. Overall a great vacation.

  • Debbie M : London, Canada
Just home this morning from 8 days in Dhawa, we loved it.

I've been to Cuba many times, different places each time. I am enjoying all the improvements that all of the resorts are making. The food has been great in many resorts but especially this one. I loved the so-called 'chicken nuggets' at Captain Cooks snack bar by the pool, they are more like chicken breast strips. The calzones at dinner in the buffet were incredible as well. The beach was awesome and I need to mention the beach volleyball... I enjoyed it immensely. They have staff there to get games going or to fill in if/when needed. The free water activities were great, including the hobby-cat guy that took us out one day, stopping in a fabulous area to swim, then he reached down and pulled up a crab to show us. The most noticeable thing for me at this hotel, was the service. Every single employee seemed so happy and positive. I am definitely recommending this resort to anyone and everyone :)

  • cubanadian524 : Drayton Valley, Canada
This is our favourite resort!

This is our 9th trip to Cuba and this is our favorite resort so far! We stayed for two weeks from Dec 29 to Jan 3. The food is very good and the staff are fantastic. Our maid even left us a gift of a small wooden ashtray and one of those cute wooden Cuba fans on the day we left.We love that this is a smaller resort and it's nice that everything is new. Hopefully they will maintain it in this condition. Beds are very comfortable and the room was beautiful, second floor ocean view. We will definitely come back!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks 24-hour
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • A la carte dinners 3/week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Domestic drinks and select international drinks 24-hour
  • Evening entertainment
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool once/stay
  • Non-motorized water sports (select) 
  • 516 rooms
  • 3 pools
  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • 2 tennis courts 
  • Basketball court
  • Games room

Superior Room

  • 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds
  • Garden view
  • Private balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Working desk
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Personal safe
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial phones
  • Coffee maker Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Mini bar
  • Up to 3 people : Maximum 2 adults; Maximum 1 child

Deluxe Oceanview

  • 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds
  • Ocean view
  • Private balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Working desk
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Personal safe
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial phones
  • Coffee maker Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Mini bar
  • Up to 3 people : Maximum 2 adults; Maximum 1 child

Premium Oceanfront

  • 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds
  • Oceanfront
  • Private balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Working desk
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Personal safe
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial phones
  • Coffee maker Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Mini bar
  • Up to 3 people : Maximum 2 adults; Maximum 1 child

Junior Suite Oceanfront

  • 1 king-size bed 
  • Oceanfront
  • Private balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Working desk
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Personal safe
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial phones
  • Coffee maker Iron & ironing board
  • Full Bathroom 
  • Mini bar
  • Up to 3 people : Maximum 2 adults; Maximum 1 child

Premium Suite Oceanfront

  • 1 king-size bed 
  • Oceanfront
  • Private balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Working desk
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Personal safe
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial phones
  • Coffee maker Iron & ironing board
  • Full Bathroom
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Mini bar
  • Up to 3 people : Maximum 2 adults; Maximum 1 child

Restaurants 

Sin Frontera

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Dress code: Casual

Porto Fino

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Italian

Maison Gourmet

  • A la Carte  for dinner
  • French

Fuego Del Mar Bar & Grill

  • A la Carte for lunch and dinner
  • Meat & Seafood

Captain Cook Snack Bar

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Bars 

  • Havana Club Lounge
  • Havana Club Bar
  • El Porton Beach bar
  • Burbujas Bar

Child Policy

  • 1 child under 13 stays and eats free (2016-2017)
  • When sharing the same room with 2 paying adults
  • Applicable for travel between April 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017

For the Kids

  • Kids club for ages 4-12
  • Kid's pool

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
    Cayo Santa Maria,Cuba

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Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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