Santa Maria Beach
Santa Maria Beach
4.5
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  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,540 contributions
    Beautiful beach best in Cuba
    Gorgeous miles of natural white sands as far as the eye can see which we walked barefoot. Many resorts along the beach still closed for business, what is open well maintained with beds available Security has everything safe and secure no worries. October weather means the ocean is a little rough
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 2, 2022
  • Fil G
    Toronto, Canada7 contributions
    What people think of when they think "Tropical Beach"
    The water is shallow enough to wade in 20 meters without touching sea grass or coral. The snorkelling is picturesque, complete with various colourful fish and the birds dive-hunting them. The water temperature is perfect, even in the depths of winter. The sand is fine and white. Once in a while you get some jellyfish which are only a nuisance if you're not familiar with "live and let live." Even on a windy day the beach is comfortably swimmable, though only if you are a good swimmer anyway.
    Written March 7, 2020
  • kate
    Nova Scotia, Canada8 contributions
    One of the best vacations!
    smaller hotel which I loved, the staff is more like family. Everyone was happy, pleasant helpful, without being overbearing. They have a Canadian fitness company the brings in certified instructors so I could get a good, safe,fun workout. Kathy taught Zumba by the pool in the afternoon which perked everyone up! Yoga in the morning was amazing. Blanca Espinosa stood out to me for her calm, positivity and happiness - she is what this resort is. I would go again anytime!
    Written March 24, 2022
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yycyycyyc
Calgary, AB605 contributions
Mar 2020
The beach here is narrow, very much so at high tide, and about 4 miles long. Most of it is backed by resorts. The cream-coloured sand is wonderfully soft, especially around the middle by the Starfish resort. However, it does appear to be eroding towards the west end. The water is pleasant, and swimming is ok, although the waves can be unpredictable.

In March, when we visited, there was a strong wind from the NE, only allowing sailing on 2 of our 7 days. Apparently this is normal for the time of year.
Written March 19, 2020
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jazzfang
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada708 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Of all the beaches in Cuba, Samar’s Maria is paradise!

Miles of white and and turquoise water. On quiet days, you can walk out calmly. On windy days, take advantage of the view.

The sun rise is breathtaking!
Early mornings: be aware of sand fleas.

Written April 18, 2020
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nikwpg86
Winnipeg, Canada15 contributions
Feb 2020
This was by far the most stunning beach I've ever seen. Clear water and you could go for miles in the water before it hits your shoulders. We were in the Sanctuary Grand Memories side and there was a bar and bbq lunch at the entrance so it was great.

Beware of the sand flees. Some people who stayed on the beach for an extended period left with some bites.

But honestly... this beach is beautiful!
Full of snorkelling, kayaks, catamarans and tons of space for families and couples.
Written February 22, 2020
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Janice B
Hanover, Canada159 contributions
Dec 2019
we got diamond club first time omg its so worth it, we asked we received... remember its cuba not Canada,,, u are still getting ur daily needs, if u want Canada quality stay in Canada, remember they get hit with damaging storms yearly ,cost of repairs are insain,Remember always show respect as were welcomed in there domain, and they treat us with respect and dignity,,..THANK YOU for allowing us to come and visit ur beautiful beaches and get out of these harsh winters
Written January 29, 2020
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Luvsalaugh
Moncton, Canada100 contributions
Dec 2019
This beach is wonderful, beautiful and spans a large area leaving lots of time for exploring. The only downfall, where there are no waves, there are lots of jellyfish. Having grown up near the Atlantic ocean however, this was not horrible, but did put a damper on the swimming. Ultimately this was a great place to spend time :)
Written January 5, 2020
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surette1231
Meteghan, Canada12 contributions
Jan 2020
Most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen . Sand is white and feels like icing sugar! We went in January and it was a red flag all week. Sad we couldn’t enjoy it because it was breathtaking!
Written January 19, 2020
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Jorge P
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2022
The beach was super clean, wide and long. No seaweed to worry about. Tons of huts for shade and lifeguards always on duty. No waves and super safe for children to play in warm sea water. Beach bar on site and plenty of music to dance on the beach.
Written September 28, 2022
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RodDesnomieRegina
63 contributions
Jan 2020
The reviews that I read about this beach are true. It's beautiful. It was the highlight of our trip. The sand is white and soft, and the water is clear and blue. Staff also keep the area clean and well maintained.
Written February 1, 2020
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Stephane M
Longueuil, Canada783 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I wad thinking that it would be like in Cayo Coco. It's better than I expect. I write this, while I've still few more days to be here. The beach is flour. White and very soft. The sea is incredibly beautiful. It's one of the best beaches i've done by far.
Written January 29, 2020
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steven v
Laval, Canada885 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Beaches are why people love Cuba Santa Maria beach is big and long white sand and sand bars naturally formed buy ocean wave simply beautiful , this is a beach lovers paradise ! take advantage now this area will be built up in the next few years !! be careful of sand flies but worth the walk and water on a clear day is simply gorgeous!
Written November 15, 2016
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