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
  • misterd67 : Repentigny, Canada
Best Deal in Cayo Santa Maria

This was our third visit to this hotel and we've never been disappointed, Why do I call this hotel a great deal? From Montreal we paid 850$ in Jan. 2012, 808$ in Jan.2013 and 849$ in Dec. 2016. The cost has remained stable whilethe quality has improved. Few Cuban hotels can say the same.While the price is often a factor to be considered, it is not necessarily the deciding factor. Take into consideration the elevated level of customer satisfaction and the hotel's rating on TRIP ADVISOR (if you're reading this I guess you trust the site) and you can see why my wife and I keep coming back. In the area we have stayed at Melia Las Dunas, Iberostar Ensenachos (twice) .Eurostars (now Golden Tulip) and Starfish (never again) and you get more for your money at PCSM.ROOMS: Absolutely no complaint. Clean ,comfy, plenty of hot water, towels plentiful good pillows and mattress and.of course, excellent AC.DINING: Tried several speciality restaurants and liked them all but we equally appreciated the buffet. Food was hot, varied, tasty and plentiful. We particularly liked the full-service cheese table and the dessert offerings with flambéed choices. Service was rapid, efficient and friendly.BEACH: The reputation of this area is well-known and the stretch of beach at the PCSM does not disappoint. Although not the widest beach in the area. it offers plenty of space so you don't feel crowded and there is an abundance of chairs. There are usually a couple of helpful beach hands who will gladly fetch and set up loungerswhere you wish and who will not stick their hands out for a tip.If you are a regular at the beach, however, I would suggest a tangible sign of your appreciation now and then.POOL: This is the only area where we could find fault. On previous visits the pools were impeccable. This time. unfortunately, the pool that we used the most was rarely cleaned and had visible algae on some walls. Passing your foot along the wall in some places left a little green cloud. The situation was not even serious enough to warrant changing pools. I only mention it for two reasons.1- If this is the only small negative in an otherwise glowing review, you might want to try this place out for yourselves. 2- If nobody points out the problems, even thesmall ones, how can management strive for perfection?

  • CamilleA123 :
The best resort I have been to in Cuba

I was at Playa from November 4th to the 11th and it was an amazing hotel! Despite the hurricane, the staff made the best out of the areas of the resort that were open and were so sweet and accommodating. SHOUT OUTS: Chino, Ruben, Paulino, Lisdania and many many others. I will be back.

  • Sean S :
Love this place

We are very glad to hear that everything worked out and the resort is back to normal. The pictures and the updates on Facebook have been fantastic and the hard work that every one of you have put forth, just makes me want to come back more. First of all, it's the Cuban people that make this resort so enjoyable to visit and keep us wanting to return again and again. The beaches and the food are great and being in a different culture and country from where we live, you have to go in with no expectations and an open mind. We are scheduled to return for our 3rd trip here in April 2018 and we cannot wait to experience Cuba and enjoy our little home away from home. It is really the people who make our trips the best and we expect nothing less for this next trip.We will be in touch before we arrive to arrange our stay and say "Hola".Til then, Adiós.

  • Greg H :
Going for Vacation #4

We stayed in building #7 last time on the third floor, garden view. Beautiful but prefer the pool side of the building because the morning sun is on the garden side.(we like to sleep in.} We attended the repeat guest lunch and dinners and enjoyed them!I only hope that the hurricane did`nt do to much damage and are looking forward the see our friends whom are working at the resort. We`ll see you Jan. 29 2018!

  • muff01 : Kingston, Canada
Love Playa Cayo Santa Maria...coming up 3rd trip in Dec

Have been to Playa twice is long overdue.First and most important..we have heard all our friends at Playa are ok after Irma. Much damage but everyone safe. We thought of you always during that time.Which leads me to the staff. One of Playas greatest assets. Always generous, fun and caring.Special mention to Pedro and Heidi in Customer Service who took care of all our needs. Danier, bartender extraordinaire! Yasmani who kept our pool sparkling, Eliant and Jandrys who always had a seat ready for us in the dining room. Jenny for my fresh donuts in the morning. i miss my fresh grilled basa! Ayan..hello my friend, a big hug for your little boy. And Arley and Joandrys.....omg so many laughs with our chambermaids who took good care of our rooms and made sure we were comfortable in Bldg 6.The resort grounds are beautiful. Room is comfortable. Beach is amazing. Food is quite good.....always something to eat that is fresh and yummy. Lots of lobster last trip....what can I favorite as well as all the fresh fish.Playa is better than cooking, no cleaning!!See you in Dec....can't wait.

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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  • 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. 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.