It was our first trip to cuba, we did lots of research before selecting Melia Buenavista. Thanks for the great comments we saw here in trip advisor, we are so glad that we picked the right one. That's the reason why I want to come back here and share the true experiences we had.
We got a package for 2 in the October for a week. The flight was with cuban airline, its $100 cheaper than Air canada, I would pay $100 extra for air canada next time.
Hotel quality; Extremely clean hotel at all times, fully equipped rooms, outdoor shower, varieties of tv chanel, comfy bed and pillows at your choice.
The beach and pool, nice and calm beach, you never be disturbed. 2 fancy pools not that many people, theres water activities too, my favorite was the afternoon volleyball.
Food: I was told by other travelers that this hotel actually has the best food in cuba, and i wasn't disappointed at all. The shrimp tempura is the best I ever had in my life, i had 2 servings and ordered 2 more back to the room. 3 restaurants total to give enough varieties, you can also go to other melia hotels as well, just book the restaurants in the other hotels with your butler in advance.
Services: Amazing, always there for you. As long you keep in touch with your butler, they will meet your expectations. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE with them, as long you are generous and creative.
Entertainment: there's shows everyday after dinner at the bar, but nothing crazy. The party usually ends 11h-12h.
Btw, theres lots of mosquitos at night, be prepared.
The most important thing, I didn't saw any unhappy customers around., not even bad comments.
- 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 105 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
- Also Known As:
- Melia Buenavista Hotel Cayo Santa Maria