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Melia Buenavista

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Our Opinion

Melia Buenavista Cayo Santa Maria is an amazing luxury resort within Cuba's resort strip. All suites are spacious, modern, and elegant. The resort is also staffed with extremely attentive and personable staff. Melia Buenavista is also known for their breathtaking snorkeling locations. For those wanting to experience beauty within and outside of resort grounds, the Melia Buena Vista Cayo Santa Maria is the perfect destination.


This luxury resort is located in one of the most stunning areas of Cayo Santa Maria. Guests at Melia Buenavista will love the attentive staff and Royal Service pampering. Located in a secluded ecological environment among white sand beaches and clear Caribbean waters. This 5 star resorts features 104 suites and is an adults only resort.

Location: Directly on a beautiful white-sand beach. Approximately 110 km from the Santa Clara airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ctimis1027 : Toronto, Canada
First time in Cuba

Me and my wife, were guests for 2 weeks, starting Apr 23.Being first timers in Cuba, didn't have very high expectations.What can I say - almost everything was above expectations.The beaches, the room (2011), the food (not a lot of choices - but it did have a taste and was above what we experienced @ other resorts.And of course, we have to mention the people - our butlers Gerardo & Edel made sure we have everything we need, bartenders Lester, Oreste, Andres and Laily - always helpful and attentive. And at last (but not the least) the waiters : Odlander (Los Caribes) and Felix (Ranchon) were awesome.Most likely, will return.

  • Steph K :
Loved our second visit!

Fabulous from start to finish! We can not say a bad thing about the resort or the staff! We had the warm and welcoming company of Gerardo our Butler. Gerardo made us feel like we were right at home :). We were able to reconnect with Armando who was so kind to us and beyond accommodating on our previous visit in 2015. Make sure to check out the main beach and meet Andres who had just started with the resort only two weeks ago! He is a very kind man :) Lester, Orestes and the staff at the snack bar are an absolute delight always working super hard from morning to night keeping everyone well fed and plenty of great drinks poolside. This resort is an absolute gem and we like many others plan to return as often as we can! Thank you to all the staff we really appreciate all that you do!Cheers!Stephanie.

  • mariadupless : Polokwane, South Africa
Excellent hotel

We stayed for 3 days. This is a must visit! Great room, lounge, spa bath, outdoor shower. Personalized turn downs in the evening. Butlers who can not do enough for you. Friendly staff, great service, great food. Beautiful swimming pool, pristine white beaches, great for snorkeling. Lots of activities and entertainment! Great and extensive cocktail list. Free wifi. Take lots of mosquito repellent. All in all a great stay

  • OntarioLea : ontario
Only Place for us in Cuba

3rd Time to paradise and all we can say It never disappoints! Our review will be to thank all the hard working wonderful staff from front desk to our maid. A few really stand out for us that we would like to mention. Pedros who takes you to your beach chair, what a wonderful man. Andres his first week at the mbv and his service was awesome! Alexander the el major chef who would make our special lunches! Laily she will be truly missed, this young lady has so much to offer the mbv. Armando who was not our butler. However we need to say this man with his heart of gold could be utilized more within this company. He see's where things need to be done and he takes charge and helps out where needed! All staff we thank you for our wonderful stay! Do not hesitate booking the MBV. Relaxation, awesome service and smiles await you!

  • Dsaint91 : Montreal, Canada
Nice place but...

Just came back from this beautiful resort 2 days ago and in all it was a nice trip the resort itself is very nice and the location is great with 3 beaches and excellent snorkling.Rooms are clean and very nice bathroom and exterior showers are also very nice, a nice place to rest and escape. The staff is just great and the service they offer is above and behond the butler we had was amazing (Armando)and also Pedroso he did everything to accomadate us. Barman Lester is second to none a real genteman and someone worth knowing. Alexander at the coffee bar is excellent and makes great coffee as well as Miguel who offers you a refill with a smile on great capuccino. The food is well Cuba food so breakfast is ok except for the coffee which is just amazing. lunch you best go at main pool and enjoy the pizza and maybe tip those guys because they work under very harsh conditions with a wood burning oven under 34 degrees so think of them. at night i really enjoyed the lobster and the great service provided by Alien who is just a really nice guy expecting his first baby. the down sides are the 2 hour trip to get to the hotel it is brutal! bread and pastries are terrible i mean stale bread every morning to have breakfast and also for some reason no dessert card at the restaurants they offer you flan or ice cream that are overly sweet and no real cuban flavor like mango ice cream or coconut or Guanabana it would nice to invest in a pastry chef and really bring the resort meal to 5 stars standard if they want to go that diresctions. Its a nice place but not a real 5 stars they are missing on some details. Last this message is for management who could learn from the kindness from their staff and workers it's always a good idea to say hello to your guess and for the front desk who makes you feel like you are always disturbing and they just want to get rid of you as fast as possible you always feel like you're disturbing them. Nice place great people perfect place to relax and escape.

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

  • Daily a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner (reservations required, based on availability)
  • Snacks
  • 24-hour unlimited selected international drinks
  • Mini-bar (water, juices, soft drinks, beer)
  • Daily activities program
  • A variety of daily sports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports (1 hour/day available at the Melia Cayo Santa Maria)
  • 105 Rooms
  • Restaurants including 3 a la carte (Caribbean, International and Gourmet)
  • 3 Bars
  • Pools
  • Whirlpool
  • Snorkeling
  • Pedal boat
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis courts
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving centre (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Gift shops
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Medical services (fee)

Royal Service Junior Suite includes:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 1 king-size, 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Private outdoor shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Coffee-maker
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Living area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Other room categories also available.

Royal Service - Your all inclusive, plus: Welcome cocktail, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, Butler service, Pool and beach concierge service, Turn-down service, 1 Hydrothermal service (25 min./person/stay) and 1 Massage (25 min./person/stay).

Bonus - Guests will have free access to the Sol Cayo Santa Maria, Melia Cayo Santa Maria and Melia Las Dunas hotels. They will enjoy the hotel's all-inclusive services and activities during the day, seven days a week (from 9:00 am to 12:00am) Transfers between the hotels are not included $: 1 CUC per person per one-way (subject to change).

Dine Around - Clients staying at Melia Buenavista can dine at Melia las Dunas and Melia Cayo Santa Maria, including shuttle service (6pm-11pm). Requests must be filed on the day of arrival at the Front Desk. Confirmations subject to availability.

Weddings and Honeymoons - Complimentary and paid packages are available. Please inquire for details.

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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  • Melia Buenavista
    Cayo Santa Maria,Cuba

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Melia Buenavista
Punta Madruguilla 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.