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icon 4-star Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
(formerly the "Paraiso" section of the Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort / Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria Caribe Tropical)

Hotel Memories Paraiso Beach Resort | Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

• Rating : 4-stars
• Type : All-Inclusive Beach Resort
• Rooms : 666
• Buildings : 11 (3-storey)
• Opening date : Dec. 2010
• Owner : Gaviota S.A. (Cuba)
• Management : Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts (Canada)
• Beach : Playa La Estrella
• Neighbor hotel - East: Grand Memories Santa Maria
• Neighbor hotel - West: Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
• 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

This hotel is located on Cayo Santa Maria (107 km from the International Airport Santa Clara / SNU), 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).

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Aerial view image of the Cayos de Villa Clara (Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Ensenachos)

Aerial view of Cayo Las Brujas showing the location of hotels and services

Aerial view of Cayo Ensenachos showing the location of hotel and services

Aerial view of Cayo Santa Maria showing the location of hotels and services

Room Types:
• Junior Suites Garden View (terrace or balcony)
• Junior Suites Pool View (balcony)
• Junior Suites Ocean View (balcony)
• Suites (balcony)

The Diamond Club optional Vip package can be added to every room category (at extra cost).

Additional amenities with a Suite: Separate bedroom and living room, King size bed, Jacuzzi in bathroom, walk-in closet, 2 TVs.

• Handicapped rooms available
• Connecting rooms available

All rooms:
• Air conditioning
• One King or two 3/4 beds
• Complete bathroom
• Electricity: 220 Volts (see link below)
• Safety deposit box (see link below)
• Minibar (restocked daily)
• Telephone
• Satellite TV
• CD/USD Player
• Hairdryer
• Coffee / Tea maker
• Iron and Ironing board
• Chairs and table on the terrace/balcony

Aerial view of this 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

Buffet Restaurant | Hours: 07:30-10:00 / 13:00-15:00 / 18:30-22:00
À-la-carte Mediterranean "Tesico" | Hours: 18:00-22:00
Bar & Grill "La Parranda" | Hours: Snacks 24h / Dinner 18:00-22:00

Booking in advance is required for dinners at à-la-carte restaurants. Live entertainment at some restaurants.

Dress Code: Casual dress code in effect for all à la carte restaurants. Ladies: Capri pants, dress, skirt or pants and casual footwear. Gentlemen: Long shorts or pants, dress or collar shirt and casual footwear.

Lobby Bar "El Louvre", hours: 24 hours
Pool Aqua Bar "Remedios" hours: 09:00-18h
Beach Bar "Balcon del Caribe", hours: 09:00-18:00
Beach Bar "Jinaguayabo", hours: 09:00-18:00
Theater Bar "La Parranda" hours: 17:30-23:00

• Freshwater pool
• Kids Pool and paddling pool
• Baby-club (ages 0 to 3)
• Mini club (ages 4 to 12)
• Gym (at Plaza La Estrella)
• Spa "Renacer" at Plaza La Estrella (see link below)
• 2 Tennis courts (with night lighting)
• Variety of land sports and games
• Beach Volleyball
• Non-motorized water sports
• Aqua gym and waterpolo
• Dancing and Spanish lessons
• Weekly foam party featuring a live band
• Theatre (evening shows)
• Wedding and honeymoon packages ($)

• Beach palapas / Pool Shades
• Lounge chairs (beach and pools)
• Nautical center
• Beach towel service
• Club House
• Internet and Wifi ($) (see link below)
• Currency exchange
• Beauty salon (at Plaza la Estrella, $)
• Gift Shop ($)
• Tour desks ($)
• Jeep, Car & Scooter Rental ($)
• Laundry service ($)
• Parking
• International medical clinic nearby (see link below)
• Panoramic Bus service ($) between hotels and plazas (pueblos)

• 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.

Click to the daily activities program

Click for an aerial view of the Plaza (Pueblo) La Estrella and the 6 Blue Diamond Hotels (Grand Memories Santa Maria & Sanctuary, Memories Paraiso, Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Starfish Cayo Santa Maria & Starfish Tropical)

Click to see the services (and prices) available at the Spa Renacer in Pueblo La Estrella

Learn more about Internet and WiFi access in Cayo Santa Maria

Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
Cayo Santa Maria, Cayeria del Norte, Caibarien, 52600, Villa Clara, Cuba
Phone: (53 42) 350 600
Fax: (53 42) 350 601

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)

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It's the former Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort that was divided in three sections sold separately since January 2017
  • The former "Paraiso" section became the: Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
  • The West part of the former "Azul" section became the: Grand Memories Santa Maria
  • The East part of the former "Azul" section became the: Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria

The Canadian chain Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts now manages all hotels of the former Barcelo complex. The former Barcelo Beach is now the Starfish Cayo Santa Maria, the former Barcelo Colonial is now the Starfish Tropical Cayo Santa Maria, the former Barcelo Caribe is now the Memories Paraiso Beach Resort, the Barcelo Tropical is now the Grand Memories Santa Maria (+ Sanctuary), and the Barcelo Palace is now the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria; for a grand total of 2,828 rooms.

See here a table of the number of rooms per hotel in the "Cayos de Villa Clara"
See here a chart that shows the growing number of hotel-rooms in the "Cayos de Villa Clara" from 1999 until today
Detailed chronology of the tourism development in the "Cayos of Villa Clara", from 1989 until today

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