Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria

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Like most of the resort in Cayo Santa Maria, this resort has a stunning beach, with powder white sand! They don't get much better than the beach of Cayo Santa Maria. This resort also has pretty good dining options, which can be a real challenge in Cuba. You'll find a good mix of travelers here, from young families to couples of all ages and singles, however, Cayo Santa Maria is a bit of a quieter destination, so single travelers might prefer a larger destination such as Varadero. The grounds here are well kept, as well, there are pools for all types from quiet and relaxing to lively and active. A great option for a all travelers!


The luxurious Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria is located on the beautiful beaches of Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. This charming and cozy hotel is a great destination for all travelers, with clean and comfortable rooms, lots of daily activities and entertainment, specialty restaurants and good kids club. With is stunning beach setting and a selection of great packages for special events and occasions, the Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria is also an excellent destination for honeymoons and resort weddings.

Location: Directly on a beautiful white-sand beach. Approximately 50 km from downtown Caibarien and 116 km from the Santa Clara airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Kamran S :
A cool week in paradise

The hotel is comfy, the staff very kind and hospitable as anywhere else in Cuba. A good deal!The shows at night are of very good quality, the local artists are excellent.Food as good as it gets, the restaurant a bit dark and tight but still very welcoming.I would go back.

  • Georgia S : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Summer Vacation as Repeat Visitor

Best part of the resort is the beach. Get there early to get chairs in the shade. When we were there end of August half of resort was closed down due to low occupancy. Not much to do. Food was okay. The rooms were nice. Pool is pretty. The Mosquitos were relentless. Do not visit without lots of bug spray and bring Benadryl.

  • Pedro D :
Unsurpassed turquoise waters, blinding white sand and amazing people

I had a great experience at Playa Cayo Santa Maria. This place has been gifted with an incredibly natural and human beauty. Rooms are spacious and easy to navigate. Large balconies to enjoy the sunset with a mojito in hand, and an array of swimming pools and ponds all over the place which give you a calming effect. The service is efficient and the kind you only get from small-town folks, humble and sincere.Musicians playing in the hotel lobby are gifted, especially the violinist and guitarists. I was pleasantly surprised with their repertoire. Great dancers on the evening show. Gracious models almost every night.Playa Cayo Santa Maria is a place to rest and relax really. The perfect place for a family.

  • Micheline L : Ottawa, Canada
Montreal in Cuba

We just returned from Playa Cayo Santa Maria, January 20th for a 7 day stay. We were at this hotel when it first opened 2010/11 and liked it then. We decided to return as the reviews were amazing. We quickly found out that this hotel is more a family vacation resort for Montreal and most reviews on here might be a bit over rated.Things we liked: Organized check-inBig roomsBeautiful beachLost of lounge chairsBeach towels in your roomFree safeIce cream parlorBeer bar near pool (with bottle of beer)Most of the property is cleanWhat needs improvement:- Buffet way too repetitive, should add some theme nights- Lobby entertainment repetivive, same music (guitar and flute) over and over- Shows are very poor quality, I know they try hard but it's always the same- When bad weather, BE PREPARED! There was zero entertainment, makes the day long.- Fashion show is nice and cute, but 5 days in a row (lobby and pool) that's too much.- Get some 'do not disturb' sign for your rooms, we are on vacation and don't really want to get up at 7:30 AM:)- Spa - couples massage, they use way too much oil, I needed to shower twice. Invest in getting your staff trained to properly do massages, it's an expensive treat and customers should be 100% satisfied.- You need to add lighting on path going to back buildings, such as #5, way too dark and someone will trip on those seperated slabs.Overall I know this hotel was probably in better shape then the others, we visited (Melia Las Dunas and Starfish), outch! I truly think if they would concentrate on these easy fixes this hotel could potentially be a truly 5*.For now, I will not be returning to this hotel.

  • Nicole T : Mississauga, Canada
Nice hotel!

hotel was nice and clean, however during our stay we had food posioning which affected a few other guest we learned. The staff knew how to take care of you and the beach was beautiful and the lobby was spacious

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
  • 3 a la carte dinners/week
  • 24-hour snacks
  • 24-hour unlimited domestic and selected international drinks
  • Mini-bar (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Selected non-motorized water sports
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • 769 rooms in 3-storey buildings
  • Restaurants including 3 a la carte (Italian, Creole and Asian)
  • Beach grills
  • Pools
  • Bars (including a swim-up bar)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Gym
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Gift shops 
  • Convention facilities (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
  • 1 king-size or 2 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • CD player
  • Coffee-maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
Ocean View Room and 1-Bedroom Suite also available
Kids Deal - One child under 12 stays and eats free.

For the Kids - Kids Club (ages 4 to 12), Playground, Children's pool and Babysitting for a fee (subject to availability).

Honeymoon Bonus - To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

Free Wedding Package - Certain restrictions and administration fees may apply. A minimum number of passengers may be required.

Le Mirage inclusions for Transat Holidays - Welcome cocktail and cold towel upon arrival, Separate check-in, Dedicated room location, Welcome letter and bottle of rum, Mini-bar (water, soft drinks and beer), Beach towels, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, Concierge service, Discount on massage, 4 guaranteed a la carte dinners/week, Unlimited selected international drinks (house wine included), Live music and Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay).

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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    Cayo Santa Maria,Cuba

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Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria
Las Dunas 5 Cayo Santa Maria, 50100 Cuba

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.