Welcome to the unofficial Melia Buenavista!
This website is a great resource for visitors planning to stay at the Melia Buenavista All-inclusive Royal Service & Spa. It is a 5-stars resort of 105 luxury rooms offering a concierge service in an ecological environment surrounded by nice beaches and coves. This adult only hotel is located on the island of Cayo Santa Maria (40 km North).
This island is connected to the main land by a 48 km long causeway. It took 10 years to build this causeway (1989-1999 by Campaña de Las Villas). The international airport (Santa Clara) is located ninety minutes bus drive. At this moment, there is no nearest int'l airport, nor fast highway to reach Cayo Santa Maria.
The construction of the Melia Buenavista started in 2009 in the west end sector of the island, in the area called Punta Madruguilla (formerly a military post). It opened its door in Dec. 2010 offering the Royal Service for all its customers. This hotel is small, cozy, very relaxing, perfect for couples looking for a quiet vacation.
Your stay at the Melia Buenavista gives you access to all Melia International hotels on the island (Sol Cayo Santa Maria, Melia Cayo Santa Maria and Melia Las Dunas). There is no wrist band at this hotel, and you do not need one to visit the other Melia hotels. It is a great opportunity to visit the hotels.
What makes this hotel unique in Cuba, is the choice of « A La carte » restaurants. The Melia Buenavista has its own restaurants (Los Navegantes Caribbean cuisine, Los Caribes International cuisine and the beach ranchon Los Marinos offering sea foods seven days a week) PLUS all the restaurants of the nearby Melia Cayo Santa Maria (Japanese, French, Italian and Mediterranean) and the Melia Las Dunas (Italian, Mexican and Romantic) for a total of 16 restaurants, including buffets. More than you need for two-weeks vacation! There is a free shuttle bus (dinner only).
To book your dinner, ask your concierge. He will do whatever he can to assure you the perfect vacation. The Butler service includes a wide variety of services. The room service is included in your stay. You may order breakfast (from 7h to 11h), lunch (11h to 18h) and even a special « Los Navigantes » seafood dinner (from 18h to 22h, including Carpaccio, Lobster bisque, Cuban lobster and more).
This resort is very popular and well rated by traveler's assessments. It is the second best after the new Royalton Cayo Santa Maria. The Melia Buenavista does not have a disco nor a sport club. Since 2012, there is another adult-only resort on the island, the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria (120 junior suites administered by the Blue diamond group).
For people looking for more action and entertainment, you may take the Panoramic bus Tour and go to the two disco on the island. The cost is 1 CUC one-way. There is a disco named « Marcaribe » in the Pueblo Las Dunas and also one at the Pueblo La Estrella. These small towns offer a variety of services including bowling alleys, bars, restaurants, shops, etc. It is a good opportunity to for shopping and activities.
This unofficial website is dedicated to the charming Melia Buenavista. We also have a website about Cayo Santa Maria. You will find everything you need to know to better prepare your next trip to this island of the « Jardines del Rey ». Click to visit www.cayosantamaria.info. The most visited website about this destination on the web!
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NOTE: This is not the official website of this hotel administered by © Melia Hotels International. The purpose of this site is to make you discover this great hotel in Cayo Santa Maria.