Sol Cayo Santa Maria
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- All Inclusive Features
Sol Cayo Santa Maria is a quaint older resort, not a bad choice as far as budget options in Cayo Santa Maria. Although the bungalow style resort is the oldest in the area, the rooms are being renovated. They have a restaurant on the beach and lobster dinner is included. Great mojitos here. A kid's club is available for ages 0-12.
Check in was 4 hours later than stated and we had to wait an extra hour to get our room. The windows did not lock, the shower was not working and often we ran out of water in the room. The buffet restaurant was completely not satisfying. The staff were very unfriendly, especially Mario from the front desk. Exception for Geraldine, a lovely lady that helped us to solve some of our problems!
We stayed at this resort and requested a newly renovated room on second floor. Good choice since the balcony door didn't Lock properly. Room was cleaned daily by friendly staff. Staff in general were friendly. Meals generally were the same every day in the buffet but reasonably tasty for Cuba, comparable to the many other resorts that I have been to on this island. They were renovating the fitness Club so I went to the Melia resort next door. It is owned by the same company, only newer. I also went with family to Melia for lunch and dinner a few times and sat by the pool. Some people at Melia said they had no water in the rooms. We didn't experience anything like that at Sol. This was a reasonably priced vacation and comparable to most others in the price range in Cuba.
This was my 5th stay at the Sol, the amazing beach and friendly hotel staff give this resort a 5 star rating for me. Yes the resort is older but the staff are always working hard making improvements. Food is typical for Cuba, buffet restaurant always has lots to choose from, the omelette grill is great for breakfast; burgers and fries at the beach bar are always good too. Can't say enough about Club Cubano Los Flamencos - the pizza restaurant, many pizza selections to choose from and always delicious. The staff at the pizza bar are outstanding -Dailyn, Aylene, Lazara and Hector always smiling, working hard and making sure our drinks are topped up, thank you!! The soft white sand beach is perfect, lots of chairs and umbrellas available and miles of beach to explore beyond the resort. Going back in a few weeks for trip #6, can't wait.
Everything and everyone in this resort was amazing! Fresh fish daily and the restaurants were spotless! Same goes with the room! The staff was incredible. My first time in Cuba and in this resort and will make this my home away from home! Thank you Sol Cayo Santa Maria for a memorable vacation!
I started my stay at the Sol a little bit worried about the food, but I was blown away (in particular, the salad bar is top-notch especially at dinner time, the fried rice bar is Amazing, and the plantain fries are a must-try!)Our stay was plagued a bit by lots of water issues in our rooms causing the toilets not to flush, etc - I understand it was an issue for the whole island for a little while. There are a few dangerous areas of the resort - a boardwalk down to the beach with missing & rotting planks & railings posed a safety issue, and I had a friend step on the plastic grate surrounding the pool and fall through, hurting their leg. There is also one pathway to the beach that is very rocky underfoot and could be cleaned up with a bit of effort.This hotel has a lot of history and a lot of potential - I think if the Sol put some effort into repairing the boardwalk, clearing the rocky "staff" pathway, and ensuring the pool grating is safe, it could bounce back. Especially if the food stays as good!Be forewarned, there is a nude beach directly to the left of the beach on this resort.
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 & dinner plus snacks
- A la carte dinner with reservations
- Unlimited domestic drinks 24 hours a day
- Daytime tennis
- Daily activities & nightly entertainment
- 300 rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant (International)
- 2 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Cuban)
- Snack bar
- 3 bars, including: Pool bar
- 2 pools
- Fitness Centre
- Tennis court
- Beauty salon
- Games room
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Water sports centre
- Outdoor whirlpool
Standard Room with balcony or terrace:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Satellite television
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Kids Deal - Special all-inclusive rate for kids 3-12, when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Max 2 kids. Maximum room occupancy restrictions apply.
For the Kids - Supervised kid's club for 4-12 years, Children's playground, and Babysitting available for a fee.
Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a welcome cocktail, an upgrade to an Oceanview Room (based on availability at check-in), a bottle of champagne & welcome letter in your room on arrival, special reservation for dinner at specialty restaurant, and superior bathroom amenities. Please request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.
Weddings - Free wedding package available, 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.
Resort Location Map
Sol Cayo Santa MariaCayo Santa Maria,Cuba
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Cayo Santa Maria Villa Clara 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.
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