Sol Cayo Santa Maria
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Sol Cayo Santa Maria Caibarien Reviews
A romantic Cuban island getaway Nov 29, 2010
I absolutely loved my time at this resort - the beach is incredible, the pools are amazing, the staff are wonderful and friendly.
Unfortunately, the location isn't ideal, unless you want a desert island adventure and only want to see the resort - if you want to spend a few days exploring Havana or other areas of Cuba, it isn't close. It was about a 90 minute coach ride from the airport. Many travelers were staying for 2 weeks, so they did a 4 day excursion (at an extra cost, but can be booked through the resort) to Havana. I was only there a week, so I stayed at the resort, except for a moped ride around the island.
The amenities at the resort are good fun, but this is definitely for couples. Each of the few resorts on the island have their own nightclub, but mostly this is for romantic/luxury getaways than for partying. The piano bar is lovely, the pool bar is fun as well.
The food was the biggest turn-off about the resort. I know that Cuba (due to sanctions) has a strange food situation, but between mealtimes, the best you will get is some fruit and/or ham and cheese sandwiches. The cheese is quite bad, so steer clear of anything with cheese in it.
Make sure you go during the dry season, or you will get rain every afternoon, as I did. It only lasts for a couple of hours around 4-6 but it POURS and there are tons of mosquitoes.
Other than that, it was a lovely experience. Tip the staff well, they deserve it!
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Sol Cayo Santa Maria Overview
The Sol Cayo Santa Maria offers an outdoor pool and tennis courts as well as a sauna, meeting rooms and a kids pool.
The Sol Cayo Santa Maria caters for families with children offering a kids club and babysitting / child services. The resort offers a laundry service, laundry facilities and a safe-deposit box. The resort's spa includes massage services and a solarium. There is a gift shop within the resort. If access is a concern, prospective guests will be pleased to know the resort offers mobility and wheelchair access.
All rooms feature a private bathroom including a bathrobe and amenities. Each comfortable room at the resort includes cable / satellite channels, a safe and a TV. They include internet connectivity and come equipped with air conditioning and a mini bar, a telephone and a refrigerator.
The Sol Cayo Santa Maria features an on-site restaurant, convenient for guests preferring to eat in.
Sol Cayo Santa Maria Amenities