We just arrived back from the Buenavista last night and we had a great time at this resort. The staff are bar-none the best we've experienced, the entertainment was great, the room was clean and spacious, the outdoor shower was heaven... in all this was a great resort.
We read through the reviews listed below before we arrived and we noticed that just like every where else in this world, you get what you put in. If you are rude and short with people, speak to them like they don't understand you and refuse to tip for good service... you might not like this place or any place for that matter. If you are kind, you are grateful, you enjoy the sun and sand and you are looking for a week of relaxation made even better by a team of people that are hell bent on ensuring you have a good time... this is probably where you want to book your trip.
We saw people barking orders at the staff and they in return didn't get awesome service. That much is true. We spent our week saying thank you, enjoying the experience and taking in everything the resort had to offer and we had an incredible vacation and we will absolutely recommend this place to a lot of other people.
The food was just okay, the bartenders were so much fun and they made awesome drinks, the snorkelling is out of this world and the beaches are sandy, sunny and have turquoise water for you to gaze upon and dive into. This was paradise.
HUGE BONUS: You get access to the other Melia resorts if you get restless... better bonus: they don't have access to yours!
- 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