Starfish Cayo Santa Maria

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Our Opinion

This hotel is becoming a popular choice for its good value and decent ratings. Located on a beautiful white sand beach, the Starfish Cayo Santa Maria is a good choice for families and couples. Food here is ok, which is pretty common for Cuba. If the recent reviews on this hotel are good and the price is within your budget, then this is a good choice!


Pristine white sandy beaches, crystal blue ocean waters, extensive amenities and services and a warm, dedicated staff. Starfish Cayo Santa Maria offers all of this, plus supervised children's activities, stylish accommodations and nearby adventure tour options. Everything required for an ideal tropical getaway.

Location: Beachfront, 90 minutes from International Airport of Santa Clara

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • maryp0ppi : Toronto, Canada
Amazing holidays

We were in Starfish Last month for 3weeks and we enjoy so much. The best is the staff. They are very friendly and helpful. Our maid did such incredible figures with the towels. In the lobby Heriberto is always around talking with everybody. The rooms are big and very clean.Big papi de bellboy is the best always singing and making people laughing, he is very funny.The food is good. The bellamar restaurant has an excellent international menu and the waiter Yasiel is very profesional and kind. In the buffet sometimes the food is a lit bit cold and there are grills where you can can have meat or fish.The beach is a paradise, the most beautiful beach in cuba, no doubt. There are a lot of sunbeds and there is a man helping to find a sunbed everyday.The animation is very good there is a foam party very funny and the best are the shows every night with profesional dancers.We will come back in Octorber. Thanks to General Manager Raul who is always around.

  • Kristin K :
Nice beach, bad hotel

The beach is perfect, and the people that work there are really friendly and helpful. However, there were cockroaches everywhere, and dead ones lying in the corridors were never removed. The rooms were not cleaned properly. As regards the food, there were too many people and too little food, especially for lunch. The employees worked as fast as they could, but there seemed to be need for more labour. The water in the pool was green, and only a few showers in the pool area were working. No mosquitoes, but a car drove around gassing the area. This was done in the afternoon or morning and made it very unpleasant to be there because of the smoke and the smell. I was happy to leave and would never return to this hotel.

  • kayscough : Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Worst holiday ever

just got back from a 2 week holiday at the starfish. the brochure made it out to be a lot more than it was. only one restaurant for food which was always full of flies on the food as well as the dining area, cockroaches on the surfaces around the food. there was 1 a la carte restaurant that you needed a ticket for (4 for 2 weeks) other than that it was burgers or toasties. no other snacks no ice creams other than at meal times. the pool was green at the beginning of the second week which wasn't closed was told we could use the other pool at the other end of the complex but no toilet, drink or food facilities although the general manager constantly promised to open these. he even lied to the tui rep saying it would happen but it didn't. however after 4 days he managed to open the toilets but no bar. one plus point of the holiday was the beach it was beautiful and a piece of paradise. the lobby staff and maids were fantastic couldn't do enough for you which the entertainment team could learn a lot from. what a load of ignorant people they are. If you weren't young, pretty and female they weren't interested in talking to you, didn't involve you in the activites at all. Starfish Cayo Santa Maria never again!!!!!

  • Linda L :
Staff is the best in this resort

Resort with big rooms, great animation staff and the most helpful people in the world. ChamberMaid made an excellent work in our room every day...Thanks Daily. We went to Cayo Coco last year and for us the beach in Santa Maria is better. Big buffet with many options, love the pizza there. Our suggestion for the managers in this resort is check the public bathrooms a little more.

  • ScotianScavenger : Halifax, Canada
Amazing Vacation to Starfish

I will never forget my time here. From wonderful friends like Alejandro to all of the extremely polite staff. Great food, strong beverages in limitless supply. THE BEST BEACH DOWN SOUTH! I've been to Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay and this beach is by far the most beautiful.Expect a wonderful time. My wife and I were catered to!

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

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (Domestic beer & cocktails; select international brands)
  • Drinks at disco
  • 2 a la carte dinners per week (subject to change)
  • Daily activities
  • Kayaking
  • Water bikes
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 1368 rooms 
  • 3 Restaurants 
  • Beach grills
  • 4 bars including Pool bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Disco
  • 2 pools
  • Whirlpool
  • Business Centre
  • Wi-Fi in lobby (fee)
  • Shops
  • Tennis
  • Select watersports (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Fitness facilities nearby (fee)

Junior Suite includes:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Full bathroom
  • Mini-bar
  • In room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Max occ 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children

Kids Deal - First child 3-12 stays free when sharing a room and existing beds with 2 adults. 2nd child pays a special child's rate. Blackout dates may apply. Maximum 2 children per room.

For the Kids - Kids enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club (ages 5-12) or Baby Club (0-4). Children's pool. Babysitting service available for a fee.

Wedding and Free Honeymoon Packages - Are available. Please inquire.

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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  • Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
    Cayo Santa Maria,Cuba

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Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
Causeway to Cayo Santa Maria, 56200 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.