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Hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

• Rating : 3½-stars
• Type : All-Inclusive Beach Resort
• Rooms : 300
• Buildings : 54 (1 and 2-storey)
• Opening date : December 2001
• Owner : Gaviota S.A. (Cuba)
• Management : Melia Hotels International (Spain)
• Beach : Playa Canon
• Neighbor hotel - East: Melia Cayo Santa Maria
• Neighbor hotel - West: Melia Buenavista
• Check-in 14:00 / 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 (at the Melia Cayo Santa Maria)
- Evening entertainment
See the Facilities section for other services

This hotel is located on Cayo Santa Maria (105 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

• Standard (Pool/Garden View): 214
• Standard Ocean View: 74
• Superior Ocean View: 10
• Suites Ocean View: 2 (#2102 & #4702)

• Handicapped rooms: 3
• Non-smoking rooms: 16
• Connecting rooms: 56
• Air conditioning
• 1 King or 2 3/4 beds
• Complete bathroom (bidet in Superior rooms)
• Ceiling fan

• Phone
• Satellite TV (24 channels)
• Minifridge
• Safety deposit box (see link below)
• Room key: Magnetic key
• 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 this hotel showing the block numbers - East side

Aerial view of this hotel showing the block numbers - West side

Picture of the in-room safe and its dimensions

Learn more about electrical current and outlets

Example of Rack prices per room per night (low season 2015)

Buffet "Los Taguascos" (capacity 300, air-conditioned), hours: 7:00-10:00 / 13:00-15:00 / 19:00-22:30
Ranchón Playa "Grill La Picua" (capacity 100, open air), hours: 12:30-15:00
Pizzeria "Los Flamencos" (capacity 60, open air), hours: 12:30-15:00
A la carte Creole "Los Cocos" (capacity 80, open air), hours: 18:30-22:30
A la carte Italian "La Fontanella" (capacity 60, air-conditionned), hours: 18:30-22:30

Booking in advance and dress code required for dinners at à-la-carte restaurants. Diet and vegetarian dishes (on request). Live entertainment at some restaurants

Restaurant "La Fontanella" Menu

Restaurant "La Fontanella" Wine list (optional, $)

Restaurant "Los Cocos" Dinner Menu

Lobby Patio bar "Santa Maria" (40 seats, open air), hours: 24 hrs
Pool bar "La Jutia" (capacity 45, open air), hours: 09:00-18:00
Piano bar "El Manglar" (86 seats, air-conditionned), hours: 18:30-23:00
Fun Pub "Salsa-Cafe" (Capacity 100 , air-conditionned), hours: 22:30-04:00 am
Beach bar "La Picua" (10 seats, open air), hours: 10:00-16:30
Theatre (open air), hours: 21:30-23:30

Lobby Patio Bar Cocktail Menu

Piano Bar Cocktail Menu

• 2 freshwater pools
• Mini-Club (ages 3-12) and Baby-Club (ages 0-2)
• Gym
• Internet and Wifi ($) (see link below)
• 2 Tennis courts (with night lighting)
• Snorkeling equipment
• Non-motorized water sports (at hotel Melia CSM)
• Aqua gym and waterpolo
• Dancing and Spanish lessons
• Variety of land sports and games
• Evening shows
• Massage ($) (see link below)
• Currency exchange

• Beach palapas / Pool Shades
• Lounge chairs (beach and pool)
• Beach volleyball
• Beach towel service
• Club House
• Ping pong table and board games
• Beauty salon ($)
• Gift Shop ($)
• Meeting rooms ($)
• Jeep, Car & Scooter Rental ($)
• Laundry service ($)
• Parking
• Panoramic Bus service between hotels and plazas ($)

• 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.

Massage price list (2015)

Learn more about Internet and WiFi access in Cayo Santa Maria

Hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria, Cayeria del Norte, Caibarien, 50100, Villa Clara, Cuba
Phone: (53 42) 350 200
Fax: (53 42) 350 505

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)

icon infoGood to know :

• The beach in front of this hotel include a Clothing Optional section with services (palapas and lounge chairs), it streches up to hotel Melia Buenavista. Naturists staying in other hotels are not allowed to use the limited number of palapas and chairs in this C.O. section, they are for the exclusive use of guests staying at the Sol Cayo Santa Maria, but the beach itself is public
• Guests staying at the Sol Cayo Santa Maria don't have access to the services of other Melia hotels in Cayo Santa Maria.

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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