My husband and I enjoyed a one week stay at this beautiful resort. It was the smallest resort we have been to and the first adults only. We enjoyed the personal service provided by everyone working at the resort, they knew you by name your very first day there! We enjoyed the short walk to - well everything. We love to snorkel and really enjoyed being able to walk out and snorkel right off the beach. There was no need to reserve chairs, reservations for dinner were simple, food was very good and the servers really were outstanding. We did a couple of excursions - unrelated to the hotel and enjoyed them thoroughly, a catamaran, snorkel tour - it was great, wild dolphins followed us and some of the other guest were fortunate enough to get photos of the dolphins, they were very curious about his camera - we also did a private tour into town with two very lovely local gentleman (son and father) the dad drove us in a 1950's car and the son spoke very very good engligh and seemed to know everyone and gave us the grand tour - AWESOME day. The butlers made every effort to meet our every needs, personal notes with little gifts, bubble baths and champagne, very romantic. Speaking of romantic - the sax player at sunset is very cool to see - we enjoyed this much more than we thought we would - loved it! The night time entertainment at the lobby was great as well, more intimate and we got to know some wonderful people at the resort from all over - what a great group of people. The pools were both great, as are the day beds, beaches were amazing, soft sand and cold drinks - it was quiet which we loved hearing the water vs music all the time. We did venture to a sister resort and after spending a few days at Melia Buenavista, we realized how accustomed to the peace and serenity and found the music, the lines and the sheer amount of people everywhere was a little overwhelming. Still a great resort - but we preferred to be back at Melia - it was as if it was our own private beach - I felt pampered and well rested after this vacation.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Buenavista Hotel Cayo Santa Maria