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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
  • Arslanlar : Montreal, Canada
I loved this hotel .. Its excellent!!

I visited Hotel Dhawa in the middle of August with my 2 children 7 and 13, my husband and my sister. The weather was perfect for us since we did not have a real summer weather in Montreal at all this year. It was very hot, but it’s ok for us. Hotel was beyond my expectation. I heard a lot of horror stories about food and sanitary before my visit to Cuba. It was totally different from what I heard. Hotel is brand new, very clean, all the public restrooms around the beach and pool area were clean all the time, you can find various food from different cultures such as sushi, pizza, local cuban food, hamburger, chicken, beef and pork etc. All kind of drinks were included the price and there were 24 hours service in various bars. we felt like we were in heaven, with all pina colada and mojitos that we had, Hotel Dhawa has been serving very successfully in this sector even though it is only 9 months old. There was a bit delay in reception due to computer system problem. It did not bother us because their welcome drink and service relaxes you while you were waiting. Check-in took only 5 minutes after they fix the problem. What a friendly staff!!. Rooms were so specious and clean. No fly at all. AC was working very well. No problem at all. Small problem was the sound isolation. Pool was very big. I saw, they disinfect the pool every day after 8 pm. There were fabolus shows every night either in the theater or in the beach. Lots of free activity in the beach. Sailing, snorkeling, pedal etc. By the way there were no smelly lagoon at all. Showers were very convenient in the beach. I would like to thank all the employees who work there. They were so friendly, polite, professional, hard worker, most naive, and very helpful people. Beach staff Yohandry, Pascal and Isney were very friendly and helpful from the first day. I admire the beach boy Osvaldo. He was working very hard and even in 38 degree he has always smile on his face and pleasured what he was doing. Please give them a lots of tip for their work because they really deserve it. After Irma hit this area my pray with all the staff. Hope they are well. I would definitely recommend this Hotel to everybody. We loved this hotel an will go again next year.. Thank you again for very professional service. Love you and Cuba guys.

  • 150Rockwood :
another getaway

travelled to Dhawa just before Irma. Left on the Wednesday before the storm hit.This will be a quick review as my thoughts and prayers are with the staff.Arrival, easy check-in, 5 minutes as the front desk scans your passport. I had requested a villa and was graciously provided villa 6, second floor.Room, exceptionally clean, great shower, great bed, view etc. tv was flat screen. Pillows a little soft but I didn't care.Resort, amazing landscaping, big pools, great pool swim up barBeach, for me it was great, others were upset as the beach extends out maybe 15 metres, then sea grass, then sand again. I thought it was great but you can't compare the beach with the east end of the island which is amazing. Snorkeling was amazing as you can swim next to the step rock walls, a good variety of fish and coral.Food, I only eat at the buffet and snack bar. again I thought the selection and variety was good and better than most other resorts.Staff, 10 plus plus. in my week I only met 1 person who wasn't happy. Amazing polite, professional staff. The gardeners work extremely hard. I can go on and on but the staff were the best I have ever experienced in my travels. As stated, my thoughts and prayers are with the staff and residents of Cuba after the major storm.Will definitely return.

  • chawt : Montreal, Canada
Dhawa is Delightful

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dhawa. The entire hotel is beautiful, new, and with numerous spacious areas to sit. The food was outstanding, the rooms were lovely, but the star was the staff. Everyone is so pleasant and efficient, going out of their way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves! The beach is long with lovely white sand, but not typical of the breath-taking Cuban beach vistas. It serves the resort only and doesn't go on for miles - maybe a 10 - 15 minute walk total, and the first 15 metres (up to your shoulders) of the water is nice, but then there is grass and rock and coral - which makes for great snorkelling! As for the smelly lagoon that some complained of - there was no such problem when we visited. We were evacuated out due to Hurricane Irma, and our thoughts are with the amazing people we met and their families and friends. If the admin/staff at Dhawa can let us know their status and the hotel status, we would be grateful. We hope to return and see you all again, safe, healthy and happy! xoxo

  • joturb :
Belles vacances toute simple

Such a nice little hotel, everything brand new, food is very good for cuba, feels intimate and would like to return! Good little beach, the staff is awsome!! They did the best they could by staying there for the people before evacuating for Hurricane Irma, they served us anything we wanted even if they had to pack everything! They were sweet! We hope the hotel will be as pretty as before! Bring mosquito repellent tho! (But I dont think there is ant zika which is good! ;))It was our honeymoon and they upgraded us for free to a junior room! Definitely recommend them!Block 6 has such a nice sea view and was close to everything!

  • Andrew M : Georgina, Canada
Great Vacation

1st and foremost I sincerely hope all the staff and Cubans made it through hurricane irma safely and are ok. My wife and I just spent 6 days there lost a day due to Irma but in no way was this anyone's fault. Air Canada's communication with its passengers was non existent. So Air Canada if after all the bad press & complaints you will endure you either make the changes you need to make or just end your Caribbean Vacations.The Lagoon beside the resort doesn't smell. The smell that only sometimes you can faintly smell comes from bano's at the beach when the sewer gets plugged or backed up. Soon as this happens the staff fixes it as soon as possible. So people writing reviews saying it's the lagoon please stop it's not. My only real complaint isn't with the resort it's with people visiting the resort treating the staff like garbage & for some reason not many visitors are tipping the staff. This resort is a very smooth running resort we found the staff very friendly, kind and helpful. Any minor issue we had was fixed immediately and after an issue was fixed the staff or management followed up to ensure it was fixed. Cuba isn't known for its exquisite cuisine like France or Italy so don't go there expecting that & you'll be fine. The food was fine possibly some more choices of food would be nice but all & all I ate well everyday. For people looking for great staff to take care of you at the bars you need to find Santos at the lobby bar he's hilarious and great guy that will take great care of you. At the snack bar be good to Andy and he'll return your kindness 10 times. His wife works there and Lie and the chef there are all very good people. The maids were fantastic nice ladies as well. The front desk service people were great always helpful and the dhawa customer service woman is one of the coolest people I've ever met, she's funny & big personality. So if you have questions don't worry about asking anyone at the front desk they give you great advice & honest answers. The beach is beautiful & great snorkeling. Before people keep demanding the resort to make the sand go out further you might want to remember that for oceans to survive it needs the reefs. So I hope they don't dredge it out like so many other resorts did before the world realized climate change & destroying reefs is killing our oceans. This was our 5th time to Cuba and Dhawa was the best resort we've been to in Cuba. Thank you to the management and all the staff at Dhawa for a great vacation. And again I hope everyone there is safe after enduring hurricane irma.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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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