We took a last miniut vacation here from Oct 19 to Oct 26 and were very glad we did. We have no compaints about the hotel but there is a couple of suggestions I will bring up later.
We flew with Cubano airways with Holasun . They serve a small breakfast on the plane and we had no problems except on the way back the plane could have been a little cleaner.
Check in went very fast and was hastle free for uu but a couple on our bus had their luggage lost so we were held up at the bus. The trip to the resort took 2 hours but the bus was nice so sit back and enjoy. Beer at the airport was $1.50 Canadian and $2.00 on the bus.
We arrived at the hotel at 9 PM and they took us right to the resteraunt to have dinner and then to our room. A suggestion here would be to have our butler meet us here to explain things about the hotel to us but we did not see her till breakfast the next morning
Rooms Very nice large great bathrooms and very comfortable beds.The only compaint would be that the light at the side of the bed was out and we asked for it to be fixed but it never was . We stayed in room 1712 which backs on to the quiet pool and we could sit on our patio and wehen we wanted to swim we only had to walk 20 feet.
Beach Great we stayed on the main beach most of the mornings and until middle of the afternoon and then went to the quiet pool and had a bottle of wine to sip on at the pool . Great snorkalling at this beach and you could walk for a half an hour in 1 direction and then just get to the edge of the next resort
Staff Here is where this resort is the best we have been to . They all are fantastic and could not do enough for you .If you wanted a plate of french frys or anything on the beach all you had to do was ask the bar tender and you got it . The bar tenders at all the bars were great and hand made all drinks . The manager of the hotel is always around and if you needed help he would make sure you got it.
Resteraunts We enjoyed all the food and the only small problem we had is that the 1 day we had the steak they never asked how we would like it and it came a little rare for my wife also it would be nice to get a steak knife instead of a butter knife .
Suggestions The shelters on the main beach could do with a small table put around the post so that you have some place to put your drink or book or any thing esle to keep it out of the sand . Get the butlers to meet you at the beginning so they could explain exactly what their duties are and what you can get them to do for you . This was never explained to us so all we had them do was make reservations for dinner for us and get me a coffee with Baileys in the mornnig and maybe a bottle of wine in the afternoon
I wouild come back here any time and would recomend it to any one who wants a quiet relaxing time . This is not a party hotel but the do have very good entertainment . I would like to thank all the staff for a really great time and hope to see you again next year
- Also Known As:
- Melia Buenavista Hotel
- Melia Buenavista Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located west of Cayo Santa Maria in a privileged ecological environment, and surrounded by beaches and coves. All-Inclusive Five-Star Resort with 104 Junior Suites and Suites, and the Villa "Zaida del Rio". Designed for adults over 18 years. An entire hotel featuring Royal Service. Recommended for couples, weddings, honeymoons and wellness/spa. ... more less