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icon 4.5-star Grand Memories Santa Maria & Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria
(formerly Memories Paraiso Azul (Azul sector) | Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria Caribe Tropical)

Hotel Grand Memories Santa Maria | Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

• Rating : 4½-stars
• Type : All-Inclusive Beach Resort
• Rooms (Grand Memories): 354
• Rooms (Sanctuary at Grand Memories): 378
• Buildings : 11 (3-storey)
• Opening date: Dec. 2011
• Owner : Gaviota S.A. (Cuba)
• Management : Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts (Canada)
• Beach : Playa La Estrella
• Neighbor hotel - East : Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
• Neighbor hotel - West : Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
• Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 12:00 (Late checkout $ available)

All-Inclusive Plan :
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (24h)
- Snacks (24h)
- A variety of daily activities
- Non-motorized water sports 1 hr/day
- Evening entertainment
- Optional VIP package: Diamond Club (see link below)

See the Facilities section for other services


Aerial view of Grand Memories Santa Maria and surrounding areas

Resort map (hotel's layout)

This hotel is located on Cayo Santa Maria, a small island off the north coast of Cuba, in the province of Villa Clara. Along with its two neighbors, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Las Brujas, they together forms a group of keys called "Cayos de Villa Clara" (aka Cayos de la Herradura or Cayeria del Norte); and this little group of islands is part of a larger archipelago called "Jardines del Rey" (King's Gardens).

• Distance from the hotel to:
- Santa Clara International Airport (SNU): 110 km (± 90 min.)
- Las Brujas National Airport (MUBR): 13.6 km (± 15 min.)
- International Clinic: 2.7 km (± 5 min.)
- Delfinario (Dolphinarium): 7.8 km (± 10 min.)


Aerial view of Cayo Santa Maria showing every hotel and services

Grand Memories Santa Maria Rooms

Grand Memories Santa Maria ...
• Hotel Room
• © Diamond Club Hotel Room
• Superior Room
• © Diamond Club Superior Room

Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria ...
(adult-only | east sector of the hotel)
• Junior Suite
• © Diamond Club Junior Suite
• Suite
• © Diamond Club Suite


• Complete bathroom
• Ceiling fan
• Minifridge (restocked daily)

• Handicapped rooms
• Connecting rooms
• Air conditioning
• One King or two 3/4 beds
• Telephone
• Satellite TV (24 channels)
• CD/USD Player
• Safety deposit box (see link below)
• Room key: Magnetic card
• Electricity: 220 Volts (see link below)
• Hairdryer
• Coffee / Tea maker
• Umbrellas
• Iron and Ironing board
• Chairs and table on the terrace/balcony
• Laundry service ($)


Aerial view of the hotel showing the block numbers

Picture of the in-room safe and its dimensions   How to operate the electronic in-room safe

Learn more about electrical current and outlets

Grand Memories Santa Maria Restaurants

• Please note that the Azul sector of the formerly Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort is now the Grand Memories Santa Maria with an adult-only section named Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria.
• We will update the information about restaurants and bars as soon as Blue Diamonds will issue the new structure of the hotel.

Grand Memories Santa Maria Bars

• Please note that the Azul sector of the formerly Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort is now the Grand Memories Santa Maria with an adult-only section named Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria.
• We will update the information about restaurants and bars as soon as Blue Diamonds will issue the new structure of the hotel.

• 1 freshwater pool (Grand Memories)
• 1 freshwater pool (Sanctuary)
• 1 kids pool + 1 paddling pool (Grand Memories)
• Jacuzzi
• Baby-club (ages 0 to 4) (Grand Memories)
• Mini club (ages 5 to 12) (Grand Memories)
• Gym (at the pueblo)
• Spa "Renacer" (see link below)
• Internet and Wifi ($) (see link below)
• 2 Tennis courts (with night lighting)
• Weekly foam party featuring a live band
• Ping Pong, board games, dart board
• Petanque, Soccer, Basketball
• Snorkeling equipment
• Non-motorized water sports
• Aqua gym and waterpolo
• Dancing and Spanish lessons
• Variety of land sports and games

• Beach palapas / Pool Shades
• Lounge chairs (beach and pools)
• Nautical club
• Beach volleyball
• Beach towel service
• Club House
• Evening shows
• Beauty salon ($)
• Currency exchange
• Gift Shop ($)
• Tour desks ($)
• Jeep, Car & Scooter Rental ($)
• Laundry service ($)
• Parking
• Business center
• Panoramic Bus service between hotels and pueblos ($)


Stay at 1, Play at 2 (customers in Grand Memories Santa Maria have access to services in Memories Paraiso Beach Resort)
Stay at 1, Play at 3 (customers in Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria have access to services in Grand Memories Santa Maria and Memories Paraiso Beach Resort)
• Most services and facilities are accessible for people with restricted mobility.
• Motorized water sports ($) and scuba diving ($) available at the Marina.
• Medical services ($) are provided at the International Clinic Santa Maria, doctor on call 24/7.


Daily Activities

Aerial view of the three Blue Diamond Hotels (Starfish, Memories, and Royalton) and the Pueblo La Estrella

Services (and prices) available at the Spa Renacer in the Pueblo La Estrella

Learn more about Internet and WiFi access in Cayo Santa Maria

Grand Memories Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria, Cayeria del Norte, Caibarien, 52600, Villa Clara, Cuba
Phone: (53 42) 350 600
Fax: (53 42) 350 601
Email: jefe.ventas@memoriesparaisoazul.co.cu


Contact information for every hotel in the Cayos of Villa Clara (Cayo Santa Maria / Ensenachos / Las Brujas)

Other useful contact information (tourist services and assistance)

To learn more about the other hotels, click the links in the Hotels section of the Top Menu

Aerial view of Cayo Santa Maria showing hotels and services

Aerial view of Cayo Las Brujas showing hotels and services

Aerial view of Cayo Ensenachos showing hotel and services


Hotels « Cayos de Villa Clara » ...

• Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
• Grand Memories Santa Maria
• Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
• Iberostar Ensenachos
• Melia Buenavista
• Melia Cayo Santa Maria

• Melia Las Dunas
• Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
• Ocean Casa del Mar by H10
• Playa Cayo Santa Maria
• Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
• Sercotel Cayo Santa Maria

• Sol Cayo Santa Maria
• Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
• Valentin Perla Blanca
• Villa Las Brujas
• Warwick Cayo Santa Maria


Chart of number of rooms per hotel in the Cayos de Villa Clara

Chart of the growing numbers of hotel-rooms in Cayo Santa Maria from 1999 until today

Detailed chronology of the tourism development in the Cayos of Villa Clara, from 1989 until today

icon infoGood to know :

THIS IS NOT A NEW HOTEL! It is the Azul sector of the formerly Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort that became the Grand Memories Santa Maria with an adult-only section named Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria.
• Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts now manages all hotels of the original Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria project. Barcelo Beach & Colonial became the Starfish Cayo Santa Maria, the Barcelo Caribe & Tropical became the: Memories Paraiso Beach Resort and Grand Memories Santa Maria, and the Barcelo Palace became the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria; for a grand total of 2,828 rooms.
• Click to view the history from the Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria to the Grand Memories Santa Maria (animated gif).
• When booking this hotel you can choose: 1-the room category (Junior Suite or Suite), 2-The view (pool, garden or ocean), 3- A Terrace (ground floor) or a Blacony (upper floors), and 4-The optional Diamond Club package.
• The Gym and the Spa ($) are located in the nearby Pueblo La Estrella

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