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
  • Martin P :

Great hotel! Amazing location with great service. The staff was really helpfull and always smiling. Special thanks to Lester and Andres for those amazing mojitos! The food needs some improvement specially the breakfast that did not have much fruit options. I will definitely come back!

  • alanbel : Ottawa, Canada
Second amazing vacation at Buenavista, interrupted by Irma

We were a little worried about going second time to the place that we loved so much 2 years ago. High expectations are dangerous component to successful vacation :-). It was another great experience. It was interrupted by the hurricane evacuation 3 days before our departure. Buenavista is a beautiful hotel run by hardworking people. There were few hiccups here and there and some little things did not go the way we were expecting however It is possibly the best hotel in Cuba. I hope Melia Buenavista will be recovered soon after the hurricane. My heart goes to all the employees who lost their jobs. If or when it is rebuilt we will be among the first people to visit! :-)

  • Beth G : Denver, Colorado
Lovely Trip

We were there in May and had a lovely time. The rooms and views were so amazing! Staff was so accommodating and great room service. The bar was a fun place to meet new friends and have some fun entertainment. Not many places where you have live music and models all in one night. **Do take bug spray if you are a person that gets bitten by mosquitos or no see ums. I was eaten alive one night but my husband didn't get a single bite. Beaches were fantastic but laying by the pool with internet and a bar was also great! I hope this place wasn't too hurt by the recent hurricane! I'd love to go back.

  • ayrbabe : Larkhall, United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful place. Brilliant apartments, clean and spacious.We had our own butler who couldn't have done more to help. Maid in twice a day, and mini bar stocked daily.Good choice of restaurants.Only yards from beach and pool.Only downside was the mosquitoes, bitten everywhere, wasn't waned about how bad they would be.Would not hesitate to go back.

  • Mandineskitchen : London, United Kingdom
30th Wedding Anniversary , Amazing!!

After a six hour car journey from sensational Havana to Cayo Santa Maria , we arrived at the Buena vista resort , remote at the far end of the island . Our room was outstanding overlooking the ocean where the sun set blissfully every evening, everything from butler service ,champagne and rose scented baths!! There are three beaches all beautiful but only one you can swim in as the water is far too shallow and more like a mangrove in the others. At first our experience with the food was such a dissapointment the breakfast and lunch time snacks were limited and stale, my husband was not a happy boy☹️This along with early morning and early evening mosquito invasion from hell, with me ending up in a clinic to get medication, things were not looking good!!!!!Taking in to account that this is an up and coming island that needs attention, there is no where to visit outside the resort , only other resorts , which are not great so you are stuck where you are! I have never in my life with all the places I've visited experienced such exceptional customer service to turn a dissapoining situation into an amazing experience!!!Delesandro the manager went over and above his duties to deliver the most delicious meals , attention to detail, assuring fresh food and produce were available, stunning in room breakfast and a departing lunch to die for, our anniverary lobster meal out in the ocean surpassed all expectation thank you so much!!!A huge thanks to all the staff especially Armando and Belkis who's compassion and attention to detail were exemplary!We will definitely return , if our friends Larry and Gill are reading this , you are two awesome people who made our trip!! Batton,down the hatches we are coming to canada😃😃If your in two mind about visiting this hotel, don't be !! DO it, no where will you get such hospitality and generous of spirit people , the reps from the holiday place were magnificent too!! Book your trip nowHuge thanks from mr mrs Kemp😘💃🏻🍾xxxxxxx

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
  • 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.