Sol Cayo Santa Maria

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Our Opinion

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.

A stunning Sol Melia property, this hotel offers a romantic getaway with an abundance of services and amenities. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation on a white sandy beach then come and visit the Sol Cayo Santa Maria. This exquisite property has been lovingly designed to blend perfectly with the unspoiled natural surroundings of the area, including a spectacular stretch of virgin sand beach. Guests enjoy a complete range of today's most popular amenities and a setting where dreams come true.

Location: On the beach at Cayo Santa Maria, 90-minute drive from Santa Clara or 3 hr drive from Cayo Coco airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Frederic L :
Not so shure

Very nice people. 4th time in cuba and impressed by the food this time(great BBq). but unfortunatelly very big problems with water no water at all for 2 days and hot water on and off for the 7 days there. No more mini-bar refills and cant heaven get a can of beer to go up to the room. this is not a 4 star enny more. every thing was closed 1 resto out of 2, gym under repare, 1 pool out of 3. Not shure what to think about it. Make sure you have no high expectation if you plan on staying there.

  • CBare52 : Sharon, Ontario Canada
My home away from home

I have stayed at Sol 11 times and love going back. It's my 2nd home. The staff are very good and friendly. Just remember you are not at home with all your fancy amenities and you'll be fine. The food is always fresh and the buffet has many options. We go for the nude beach. It's lovely and semi private. I just wish the textiles people would remember we can't walk on their beach, so they should also respect our beach area.

  • tomaszek767 : Gdansk, Poland
'' The Exceptional Service"

I have stayed in Sol Cayo Santa Maria in a week of 14 Oct- 21 Oct. 2016, great resort , great peaceful vacation and a great time. The place where the service is exceptional, food is amazing, fish is the best in the world. Entertainment Staff- You are a Stars, Housekeeping staff, your service is 5 Star, Bar staff Fabio, Ignacio.. Service of 5 star thanks for always been amazing to myself and to all other guests. Gust Service Manager , you are amazing and thank you for everything. I will be back to your property because of You. Thank you for making my trip very pleasant. Sincerely, Mike / Tom Krzyzanowski from Poland

  • Larry_MB : Canada
Just came back from Sol Cayo Santa Maria

Just came back from hotel. I have a bit o mixed feelings but overall It was a nice stay and nice 8 days vacation. To make life easier for readers I'll break things up so everybody knows what I like and what I do not like.This is what I like:1. Location - hotel is located on the island, approx 110 km from Santa Clara. Transfer to the hotel was super experience as I can see Cuba's cities, villages exactly as they look like. 2.Room - it was nice and clean when I moved in.3.Beach - it is wonderful....however after tropical storm, Ocean did its job and placed some weed-seeds on the beach but hotel workers were cleaning day after day.4.Service and maintenance - everybody who works in hotel, no matter what level she/he is is your friend. Guest are always approaching with the simple word hola and nice and big smile.5. Food - food was excellent for Cuban standards...whoever reads this post - do not worry - you are not going to loose a weight in this resort. 6. Pools - some were closed but the one which was open was always nice, clean and ready to bring relief from Cuban sun. This is what I do not like.Some of the areas needs TLC. Mostly around the apt.There is one thing I want to point out to management:Safe in the room. Safe was sitting on the shelf. Not mounted solid on the wall, in the cabinet, in the locker....just sitting in the shelf. I travel a lot across Caribbean, Europe, Africa and saw such thing first time in my life.It should not be like that. If you like it or not I'll rise this issue to my travel agent, travel office, TripAdvisor and make you fix you know why? Cause I wanna came back to Sol Cayo Santa Maria and spend another nice week with in the hotel. At the end I'd like to say thank you to all people who work at the resort....if any of managers reads this make sure you give big hola to few people who make may stay wonderful.Lets start with Carmen Hola - she is cleaning services. She did her job beyond expectation. My room was always nice, clean and ready for use. Do not forget about lobby bar...I made two great friends over there. Fabio was professional and always ready to provide his best services. Dayli, a very cute and nice lady was always looking if I'm not short of what I need. She does not bring the drinks, coffee and beer only....She brings with all stuff her nice, cute personality, and big, big wonderful smile.It was nice to be treated like that....all other people were friendly as well...but I'll remember Carmen, Fabio and cute smile of Dayli.And mister manager...if you want to see me again...invest few pesos, buy few screws and mount the safe on the wall, inside the locker, I can come and see you again...Cheers everybody...cheers Carmen, Fabio, and you little cute Dayli.

  • StaceyG1970 : Barrie, Canada
The Service!!!

From the front desk check in to check out a week later - WOW! Our experience was fantastic! We're from Canada and we tip according to service. Though it is an all inclusive, you have to appreciate that the wait staff, chefs and servers all work for tips.We tipped on CDN standards and left generous tips each night. Those tips awarded us authentic meals, top notch service and gratitude and gifts from our servers.We gave generously and got back more from Pedroso (buffet) and Nadiuska (a la carte). By the end of the week, we felt like family, really. <3

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
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling 
  • Kayaks
  • 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
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon
  • Games room
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Water sports centre
  • Theatre
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Sauna

Standard Room with balcony or terrace:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • 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.

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  • Sol Cayo Santa Maria
    Cayo Santa Maria,Cuba

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Sol Cayo Santa Maria
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.

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.