I have just retuned from playa cayo santa maria. Here are an overview of the positive and negatives aspects:
Resort: Nice clean place. The Bungalows, the pools and the gardens look amazing and very clean.
Room: The rooms are spacious, clean and well decorated.
Food: The food in the resort is Ok. There is a buffet for breakfast, lunch and supper. A snack bar and a la carte restaurants. My favorite were the buffet for breakfast, the playa restaurants for luch and the the Italian and seafood a la carte restaurants for supper. The fresh juice station in the morning buffet was amazing...
Beach: The beach is just amazing... I can go on and on describing the beautiful beach of cayo santa maria
Staff: The staff are great and work hard.
Rooms: The bed in the rooms are not that comfortable.
Mosquitoes: They are spraying for mosquitoes but still you need to bring your own spray. I had mosquito bites all over, on my legs and arms and are very uncomfortable and itchy.
Entertainment : The Entertainment team works hard but the the entertainment activities need improvement: Especially the day physical activities.
Safety on the beach: The safeguards schedule should be organized better. One day there is like 5 safeguards on the beach and other day there is none..