Cayo Santa Maria – A Cuba Beach Resort

why cayo santa maria

Call us at: +1(786) 477-3787. What makes Cayo Santa Maria resort different than other tropical tourist destinations? The resort is relatively new in the vacation industry. The first hotel appeared on the island in 2001, and it’s not overpopulated with resorts, although it does offer everything a vacationer would want, from luxury to a vibrant local ambiance. Cayo Santa Maria is accessible to the mainland by a 30-mile causeway, so you can extend your vacation with day trips to other sight-seeing destinations in Cuba or adventurous excursions.

How to get there?

Cayo Santa Maria located along the north central coast of Jardines del Rey in Cuba. Santa Maria is part of the Cuban landscape that is called the “archipelago” in Spanish. Archipelago means “a group of islands” and is commonly used to describe areas near the ocean that consist of large stretches of islands.This destination is a tropical island paradise that’s accessible by road and perfect for travelers who are looking for a luxury vacation that’s more secluded. The island is a neighbor to Caibarien, and was developed in 2001 as an exclusive resort destination. Visitors to the Cayo can expect to find a peaceful getaway that’s perfect for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of major cities. Santa Maria is a favorite spot for those looking for a vacation that invigorates the mind, body, and spirit.

This Cayo is a popular travel destination because of the mild climate, low-key setting,and attractive beach areas. The island is booming with tourism and has become a well-known hotspot for those looking to experience the quiet vibe of Cuba. All-inclusive resorts provide modern conveniences and luxurious accommodations among the tranquil setting.

what to pack on my trip to CubaOcean life and comfortable beaches provide the perfect backdrop for people who want to explore the majesty of nature. Take an energizing swim, hike, or walk along the water and take in the beautiful landscape of the coast. Capture stunning views throughout the day at the beach or from one of the resorts. The beauty of the ocean is a favorite for photographers and artists. Resorts on the island cater to all travelers and provide amenities to meet the needs of everyone. Experience the lifestyle of the Cuban culture with nautical excursions that include water sports and fishing, or stay in and relax by the pool. Enjoy the flavors of Cuban cuisine with many options for dining in five-star restaurants or local eateries. Enjoy the balance of a peaceful retreat and modern technology while indulging in the warmth of the sunshine. Santa Maria lifestyle is slower and perfect for those who need to find a quiet place to enjoy.

For those looking to explore Cuban culture, the neighboring village of Caibarien is a short drive away from the island. The small fishing town is quaint and rich in history. The majority of residents in this area work in tourism so visitors can expect to feel welcomed and safe.

Because the island has only recently been developed, there is a feeling of novelty and luxury. All of the hotels are all inclusive, which means you can put away your wallet and really enjoy yourself during your stay. The Sol Cayo resort was the first all-inclusive international hotel built on the island. Because the management was so focused on providing a top-notch guest experience, the hotel served as a training ground for the hospitality industry for a year before opening. SantaMaria continues to provide a pristine natural setting for guests and visitors.

One of the newer resorts is the Warwick Hotel Beach Resort, which opened in 2015. Like many of the other resorts on the island, the Warwick is rich with activities for families and individuals, such as sports, live music and shows and several bars and restaurants to choose from. The Melia Buenavista, the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria hotel and Valentin Perla Blanca are the three adults-only hotels on the island, serving those who desire a little more quiet time during their vacation.

No matter where you’re staying, you’ll be able to easily hop a ride on an excursion to really explore the island and surrounding areas. A dolphinarium was opened on the island in 2011 and gives visitors the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with dolphins during their stay. Some excursions will take you off of the island for jeep safaris, forest adventures and river rafting. Others give you the chance to sail around the archipelago and visit neighboring islands. You can even take a tour of Spanish colonial villages and learn about their rich history, admire the historic architecture and take home a souvenir. If you want a little more action, you can book a deep-sea fishing excursion and try your luck at snaring the big one from the deck of a luxury yacht.

Two villages on the island give vacationers a place to play and unwind after a long day in the sun. With bowling alleys, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, these villages let you get a glimpse of the island outside of the resort at which you’re staying.


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  • Mark Reynolds

    I definitely recommend Santa Maria key. The beach is relaxing and beautiful and the hotels have a good quality, food is excellent and service fair. I enjoyed it very much.

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