Cayo Ensenachos is part a Cuban resort destination called “Los Cayos de Villa Clara”, located off the northern coast of the province of Villa Clara, and which also include Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Las Brujas. This small group of islets is part of a larger archipelago called “Jardines del Rey”. The "Cayos de Villa Clara" are connected to Caibarien, a small fishing town on the Cuban mainland, by a 48km-long causeway which runs across the Bahia Buenavista.
The small Ensenachos key offers the “one island - one hotel” concept and boasts two of the most spectacular beaches in Cuba: Playa Ensenachos and Playa Megano. The hotel opened its door in December 2005 under the name Occidental Royal Hideway Ensenachos and was back then an adult-only resort. The hotel is now managed by Iberostar since 2011, and was renamed Iberostar Ensenachos. It became a hotel for everyone, with the PARK section for families, the SPA section for adults (18+) and the GRAND VILLAGE section which is 14+.
The access to Cayo Ensenachos is strictly limited to hotel patrons, making this island one of the only place in Cuba where the beaches are not public. The sea is always calm due to the position of the cayo, and its beaches are made of very fine white sand. The “Cayos de Villa Clara” are part of the UNESCO recognized Buenavista Biosphere Reserve and are a refuge for dozens of species of endemic plants and wildlife.
The hotel Iberostar Ensenachos has one main building where most services are located (lobby, buffet, restaurants, bars, theater, disco, etc.), and three rooms sections covering most of the cayo, they are:
• 14 buildings / 270 rooms
• Pool of 700 m2, Jacuzzi
• Aqua Park for children
• Snack bar "Ensenachos" and Aquabar
• Beach restaurant "La Punta del Pirata"
• Seafood restaurant
• 10 buildings / 190 rooms
• Pool of 930 m2
• Snack bar "El Megano"
• Aqua bar
• Spa and Beauty salon
Grand Village Suites
• 23 villas / 46 Luxury Suites
• Private lobby
• Pool of 236 m2
• Gourmet Restaurant Royal Club
To learn more about this destination, visit our www.cayoensenachos.net website, online since 2004. You will find in it everything you need to know to better prepare your first (or next) trip to Cayo Ensenachos, including information about the hotel, services, beaches, activities, excursions and much more.
Lily & Normand