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Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria

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Our Opinion

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!


Overview

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
  • Cindy S : Harriston, Canada
Playa Cayo Santa Maria should be your first choice!!!!

Our family at PCSM has endured a huge burden trying to recover from Hurricane Irma! We are so happy to know that they are all safe. From the updates we have reviewed, the incredible staff have been working tirelessly in order to re-open this beautiful, amazing resort! We can't think of anyone we know that works as hard, and with as much heart as our family at PCSM. We will be returning this fall, (our 8th visit) to support and see all of the wonderful people we love and respect!If you are looking for a vacation at a resort that has beauty, and incredible people, then Playa Cayo Santa Maria is the destination of choice!!!! Ron and Cindy đź’•

  • gatineau_traveller : Gatineau, Canada
My Second Family

I have travelled several times to Playa Cayo Santa Maria. This Hotel knows how to take care of its repetitive guests with several special attentions. Staff recognize you on your second trip and start treating you like family on the following trips. I've now travelled there about 15 times to this hotel and the more I go the more I cant wait to go back. I've tried different types of rooms: regular rooms, suite and even the Villa which is a private location with your own grounds and pool - and all were perfect. The restaurants are fantastic with several food choices - I am vegetarian (meaning I eat fish but no meats) and I still manage to find a lot of variety. My favourite is the Asian Restaurant with the sushi, soup with egg and Thai shrimp. I also love, love, love the pizza cooked at the outdoors restaurant by the sea. The buffet is also very good. I personally prefer to wait in line to have the food cooked to my specifications - definitely worth the wait! I prefer the fried rice dish or pasta. The beach is breathtaking!!! There are 2 levels at the beach and some areas might be a bit difficult to navigate around - however, there are some areas at the beach which provide easy access to the sea for those with mobility restrictions. There are several pools available at this hotel to accomodate different styles of people. There is a party pool where the animation staff goes to play games and exercises and there are calmer pools for those who prefer to relax. I've also tried the spa and received some excellent massages! The night show staff works very hard to provide entertainment to guests in the evening. But, the big big plus of this hotel is the staff. They are really friendly and want to please. They are very hardworking people, working long days 6 days a week and always pleasant and wanting to make your stay memorable. The one person however who always bends over backwards to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay is the Director, Client Services, Mareyi Gomez Montano. She also is responsible to organize weddings - my husband and I renewed our vows at this hotel two years ago and she was excellent in preparing our special day. I was really worried when hurricane Irma went over Cayo Playo Santa Maria - but was happy to learn that the hotel did not suffer major dammage and that management is aiming to reopen it in late fall. I can't wait to go back to see my second family!!!

  • Steph6214 : Kingston, Canada
Still the best hotel in CSM! My home away from home

This was my 10th trip in 4 years to Cayo Santo Maria. I have stayed at 4 other resorts in CSM but I always go back to Hotel Playa! It's the best for my taste.I spent 2 weeks at Hotel Playa on my last trip. Aug 25th - Sept 7th. We were evacuated 1 day early due to hurricane Irma. The hotel was well organized for this situation. We even got individual lunch bags with sandwiches, water, and snacks for our trip back and wait at the airport! This was very appreciated!It was my first trip with a 4 month old baby and we had a blast!It was considered low season so it was quiet during the week but busy the weekend since there was a promotion for locals to come with their family. The entertainment pool was under construction but with 8 pools, that was not a problem. The only thing I found difficult was to find shade around the pool areas in the afternoon. A few more Palapas would be nice!I had written to the hotel in advance to reserve my preferred hotel block and also my al la Carte. Once we got there everything was ready and as requested! Fabulous!They have made a lot of renovations since my last visit (Ranchon, path to the beach is now stronger and safer (a must with a stroller...just wish there was a ramp to go down to the beach and not just stairs), many Palapas with shade on the beach, new wedding gazebo on the way...and now with the Hurricane (as sad at it is) will help renovate even more.My room was good. Everything was in working order, cleaned every day and mini-fridge full!I go to this hotel because I like smaller resorts with easy access to everything and you don’t need to walk long distances to get to the beach. A big plus is the Spa, the Beer Garden with cold bottled Cristal and the Ice cream parlor with Ice cream sandwiches, cones and other nice treats on a hot afternoon...many of the other resorts do not have these things.I also enjoy this hotel because I have met great people that work hard to make our stay the best ever. They deserve a big thank you!Lazaro - Lobby and luggage service Aliesky Abreu - Snack BarLisdania, Lele, el Chino and the rest of the animation crew (even the students of animation are good!)All the staff at romantico)Ivon and the staff at the spa Hotel Playa offers a good variety of al la carte ( My favorite is the Romantico...no kids allowed). I was pleasantly surprised with the food this time around. Everything was better, especially desserts! They even brought back the mini-croissants for breakfast!The snack bar is always good lunch or a midnight snack (breaded shrimp, pizza, and chicken fingers) and a great place to meet fun people after the show! The panini and hot dog stand on the beach great for snacks!I also enjoyed the special dinner and special lunch for the returning guest. Thank you to the managers for the great service!Entertainment at night is good. The Micheal Jackson show is great but get there early and sit near the side because it gets really stuffy.If traveling in the next few months...BRING BUG SPRAY!!! I also recommend a mosquito net and batterie operated fan for the stroller. It was a lifesaver for the baby...and If you can leave it as a gift before you leave, they will be very happy! It was a popular item!Thank you for everything! My husband, baby and I will be back!Hurricane Irma was a big one but I know for a fact that the staff is working hard to get things ready for High Season and I have no dought that Hotel Playa will be even better than before. See you soon!\

  • 901Anne : Ottawa, Canada
Thinking of all the great staff

Great to know that all your staff is safe !!! We where there last February and had a great time and made good friends Even if the resort is not 100% restored we will be there to show you that we arethere to support you Will see you all in December

  • Mathieu L : Montreal, Canada
Perfect spot for a relaxing week at the resort

Nice beach & nice hotel (beds a little bit hard, but that's the only thing).Food above average in Cuba and Dominican republic (everything was good and tasty). My top 3 for the food amongs +10 resorts!But really, without the personnel and employees, the resort would a nice place , but with them, the resort shine! All managers and employees are so nice and make this place fantastic!This is the first time that I mentioned that I want to come back again and again!Perfect location for a relaxing week (nothing to do outside the resort)...I'll come back for sure!

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
  • 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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  • Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria
    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. 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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