Melia Cayo Santa Maria
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- All Inclusive Features
This was a great experience at this MELIA resort.Everyone is SO friendly&welcoming. Food at the beach bar is wonderful!Every person made our vacation feel like home away from home.Thank U to Everyone.
I just returned from a 1 week stay with my Granddaughters. We were booked in at the Melia Las Dunas and Sunwing called to switch us to the Cayo Santa Maria. They also provided a few perks to us for making the switch, along with full access to both sites. In short we were in Cuba! So Yay! The hotel itself was a bit run down and did not have the bling of the Las Dumas but the staff was awesome. Very eager to help and make our stay pleasant. The food wasn't the best, however it kept us fed and we were not there for the food. In short if you are looking for class and high end. Do not choose this resort. If you are looking for friendly, kind and generous, go ahead and stay here. Overall no complaints and I would go back. On the plus side there are 300 rooms compared to 900 at Las Dunas so we always had beach chairs and chairs by the pool. The entertainment was fun and fast paced the Restaraunt were terrific. Good experience!
This seaside all inclusive hotel is perfect for vacation.The rooms are large enough and clean.The alacarte restaurants are acceptable but The food in general restaurants should be better in a 5 star hotel. The sea and The beach is very nice.The pinacolada is available at The seaside bar.The cuban music and entertainment at night was excellent.The drinks are free.I do recommend This hotel for vacation especially During winter in europe and north America.
This resort is Paradise the ground are kept. We have been to Cuba 13 time at other resorts but I must tell you our hearts feel at home at Melia Cayo Santa Maria , the staff are great they make you feel at home housekeeping staff look after your needs. The front desk staff great. But most of all the Gen.Manager Jose Carrasco welcome you back and treat his returning travellers , Jose will take the time in his busy day to say hi and welcome you. We are looking so forward to our return trip Feb.3rd/17. Treat yourself to a wonderful resort at Melia Cayo Santa Maria you will love it there.
Ninth time to Cuba, third time to Cayo Santa Maria, first time in Melia. If you are a beach bum like I am and my son is, you will enjoy the best beach available in the known universe (IMO), with lively volleyball court and enough shade and loungers for all.Guest-wise it was a healthy mix of families, pairs, teenagers, and silver-hair.While the resort looks basic and shows some wear and tear, it is kept clean and maintained well. It is better than it looks. Twice my room safe broke down, but was promptly fixed. More about the safe later.Food is the best I had in Cuba, with e.g. prosciutto, smoked salmon, and blue cheese being the daily occurrence, as well as having the daytime grill next to the beach. On the other hand, if you are a glutton, I would strongly advise Dominican R. or your local Mandarin buffet. This resort and Cuba in general are better fit for the lean active people or just for sun tanning and general beach-time.Staff is great in Melia and if you know how to say "thank you" while giving a peso, if you drop a smile at them, you will be able to rapidly develop personal loyalties with the staff. Cubans like to charm and to be charmed. That's when the peso counts. Melia staff is cut above.Twice the restaurants were overwhelmed and I didn't get due attention for 15 minutes or so, but nothing a wink and smile by the staff could not solve (at least for me). Cubans do not have a higher gear at work, so develop a higher gear of patience for the few occasions like this. Nightly shows were about 45-60 minutes long, with varying degrees of quality. Anything Cuban-based, be it dance or music was done well, with lead dancer / maestro being the champ of the Broadway quality (and yes, I've been to Broadway shows), good female dance lead, and decent team. Non-Cuban teamed shows were not so great, but hey... all-inclusive is the jack of all trades. Strong suites of Melia are the beach and the staff, supported by the good food.The room safe story: Two minutes into the bus ride towards the catamaran cruise, I've remembered that I've left my room safe wide open, with at least $10K in jewelry, gold watch, phones, iPad, and cash. Passports too. At which point I've just shrugged it off "this is Cuba" and didn't think twice about it for the rest of that beautiful day. When I came back to my serviced room, the safe was wide open just as I've left it, with everything in it's place. Didn't even bother to count the money because I know that general honesty of Cuban people and specifically the integrity of Melia staff is rock solid.I would most definitely recommend Melia CSM and given the opportunity I will go back.
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
- 2 a la carte dinners/week
- 24-hour snacks
- House wine with meals
- Unlimited local and selected international drinks
- Mini-bar (water, soft drinks and beer)
- Daily activities program
- Nightly entertainment
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool
- Dance lessons
- 358 rooms in several 2 storey buildings
- Restaurants including 2 a la carte (Italian and Mediterranean)
- Piano/Jazz bar
- Swimming pools
- Car and motorbike rental
- Babysitting service
- Beauty salon
- Gift shops
Junior Suite includes:
- Spacious accommodations
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- satellite tv
- iron and ironing board
- safety deposit box
- bathroom with hair dryer
- balcony or terrace
Junior Suite Oceanview:
- same as above but with ocean view
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 Cayo Santa MariaCayo Santa Maria,Cuba
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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.
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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.
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