Sol Cayo Santa Maria
- What's Included
- 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.
This was our first travelling experience to Cuba and I was so anxious for our visit to the Sol. The negative comments are exagerated and completely blown out of proportion. If you are flexible and patient, your stay at the Sol will be great. The beach is breathtaking, the food is fine and most importantly, we felt safe at this resort. Our rooms where kept clean and spotless, every day thanks to Roberto. Our coffees where made just right thanks to Lyzdany. We where looking forward to our suppers at the buffet to see our dear Kylee. We had a memorable time on the small catamaran thanks to Manuel. Go see Michael for any activities in or around the resort. He is the kind man behind the Sol's activities. Go to this resort for the people, the beach and the clean and well kept resort. Every interaction we had with every individual, was deeply cherished. Thank you!
Always a fabulous vacation and an amazing time. White sand, azure ocean, great weather, lots of food and drink, wonderful atmosphere and the best staff.Oldest resort on the cayo, small and friendly. The mature pipes and tired paint are being replaced and rejuvenated.Take sunscreen and insect repellent. It is the tropics.Thank you so much to Pachy, Pancho, Nadivska, Guillermo, Jimmy, Heco, Morfee, Marta, Valentin, Adrian, Jorge Luis, Renier, Regla, Rogney, Aleida, Mike, David, Honey, Honey's handsome husband and the rest of the best staff. Thumbs up to Sunwing. My flight home was delayed due to tornadoes in the U.S. I enjoyed three hours more at the resort, on the beach instead of sitting at the airport.
Thank you amigos OSCAR, CARY, YANIRIS and JOSE, the Cuban workers who were the best part of our stay in that hotel. Muchisimas gracias a ustedes, trabajadores tan amables, profesionales, sonrientes y personas muy educadas y que tienen tantas cosas que aprendernos a nosotros turistas.The beach was spectacular as well. The worst part of it all was the behavior of tourists and their disrespect for Cuban workers, for the country's struggles, complaining about food while Cubans have to fight daily to make it through. We have nothing against the hotel, but our appreciation goes to these workers more than anything else.
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.
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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