First of all, thanks to everyone at the Melia Buenavista for making a rainy vacation a great vacation. Your service and attention to detail was amazing. Gerardo, Ernesto, Daricbel, Yedel, and everyone else, keep up the great work, your efforts made what could have been a terrible vacation, into a great experience.
Now, down to business.
We just returned from a rain drenched week at the Melia Buenavista, and I can't imagine many other places that I'd want to sit in the rain for four solid days.
The Rooms: Big, clean, modern, great views. I don't think theres a bad location in the resort, everything is close enough to be convenient no matter where your room is located. We were in 2021 and the view of the main beach and the rocky shore was spectacular.
The Food: Possibly the best we've had in ten trips to Cuba. Daricbel at Navigantes (international restaurant) was great. She made our dinners that much more enjoyable with her professional and friendly service.
The Pools: Small, but big enough that you can find a spot at just about any time of day. The west pool is the quieter of the two and we found ourselves relaxing on the centre "island" a few times. Very relaxing, and very well kept.
The Beaches: Amazing!!! Snorkelling from shore from any of the three different beaches. Big, wide, golden sand, plenty of space to spread out. Can't wait to get back again!!!
The Staff: Perfect! Professional, efficient, friendly, a pleasure to be around.
I'm sure I'll think of a hundred other things to write about, but for now I'll just say that we'll be back, again and again.
- 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