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icon 35-star Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
(formerly Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria, HUSA Cayo Santa Maria and Gaviota La Estrella)

Hotel Starfish Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

• Rating : 3½-stars
• Type : All-Inclusive Beach Resort
• Rooms : 684
• Buildings : 11 (3-storey)
• Opening dates : Dec. 2008
• Owner : Gaviota S.A. (Cuba)
• Management : Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts (Canada)
• Beach : Playa La Estrella
• Neighbor hotel - East: Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
• Neighbor hotel - West: Starfish Tropical
• 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 1 hr/day
- Evening entertainment
- Stay at 1, Play at 2 benefits (Starfish Tropical Santa Maria)
- Smiles Resort
See the Facilities section for other services


Click here for an aerial view of the hotel and surrounding areas

Click here for an aerial view of the hotel showing the block numbers and facilities

Resort map (hotel's layout)

Click here to see a Satellite Video Tour (YouTube) of the Cayos de Villa Clara

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).

Chart of distance between hotels in the Cayos de Villa Claraicon arrow leftClick thumbnail to view a chart showing the distance between hotels

Chart of distance between each hotel and services in the Cayos de Villa Claraicon arrow leftClick thumbnail to view a chart showing the distance between each hotel and services


Click the following links to view aerial images showing :
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 rooms (672) and Suites (12)
• 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
• Oceanview rooms available
• Handicapped rooms available (6)
• Connecting rooms available
• Air conditioning + Ceiling fan
• 1 King or 2 Twin beds
• Complete bathroom with bathub
• Hydromassage bathtub in the Suites
• Telephone

• Satellite TV (24 channels)
• Minifridge
• Safety deposit box (see link below)
• Room key: Magnetic card
• Electricity: 220 Volts (see link below)
• Hairdryer
• Coffee maker
• Iron and Ironing board
• Chairs and table on the terrace/balcony
• Laundry service ($)


Picture of the in-room safe and its dimensions

How to operate the safety deposit box

Learn more about electrical current and outlets

Buffet International "Trinidad" (air-conditioned), hours: 07:00-10:00 / 13:00-15:00 / 18:30-22:00
Snack Bar Grill "Ancon" (open air), hours: 08:00-10:30 / 13:00-15:00 / 18:30-21:30
A la carte Italian "El Quijote" hours: 18:30-21:30

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

Aqua Bar, hours: 10:00-18:00
Theater Bar, hours: 18:00-22:30
Beach Bar, hours: 10:00-18:00
Lobby Bar "Matanzas", hours: 24hrs

• 1 freshwater pool
• Kids pool (freshwater)
• Jacuzzi & Gym
• Spa "Renacer" (see link below)
• Kids club (ages 4 to 12) hours: 09:00-17:00
• Baby club (ages 0 to 3) hours: 09:00-17:00
• Teen-club (ages 13 to 17) hours: 11:00-19:00
• Internet and Wifi ($) (see link below)
• 2 Tennis court (with night lighting)
• Snorkeling equipment
• Non-motorized water sports
• Aqua gym and waterpolo
• Dancing and Spanish lessons
• Variety of land sports and games
• Evening shows

• Beach palapas / Pool Shades
• Lounge chairs (beach and pools)
• Nautical club
• Beach volleyball
• Beach towel service
• Club House
• Beauty salon ($) (at the Plaza La Estrella)
• Currency exchange
• Gift Shop ($)
• Tour desks ($)
• Jeep, Car & Scooter Rental ($)
• Laundry service ($)
• Parking
• Business center and meeting rooms ($)
• 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.


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

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

Learn more about Internet and WiFi access in Cayo Santa Maria

Hotel Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria, Cayeria del Norte, Caibarien, 52600, Villa Clara, Cuba
Phone: (53 42) 350 400
Fax: (53 42) 350 401
Email: jefe.ventas@cayosantamaria.co.cu / jefe.recepcion@cayosantamaria.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)

icon infoGood to know :

• In November 2016, this hotel was divided in two sections sold separately, the East side keeps the name STARFISH CAYO SANTA MARIA, and the West side is now the STARFISH TROPICAL CAYO 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 2,876 rooms.


Graph of number of rooms per hotel in the Cayos de Villa Claraicon arrow leftClick thumbnail to view a graph showing the number of rooms per hotel

Visit our webpages: Hotels & Development and Latest News, for more information on future projects and a follow-up on hotels openings and new tourist facilities in this destination

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