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Melia Cayo Santa Maria

Melia Cayo Santa Maria

Medium class resort offering a wide range of facilities on a whitesand beach.

The beachfront all-inclusive resort Melia Cayo Santa Maria is on the eponymous island in the Caribbean archipelago of Jardines del Rey. 

The emphasis here is on wellness and relaxation, ideal for couples although the resort welcomes families and groups of friends. There are bright, sunny rooms decorated in tropical colours, situated in one and two storey buildings. Suites have separate living room, Jacuzzi and ocean or garden views. All have en suite bathroom and balcony or terrace and can accommodate up to two adults and two children. The guest rooms have a good range of amenities including beach umbrellas, satellite TV and digital safe.

Resort facilities include tennis courts, gym with sauna, spa, water sports centre, and open-air swimming pool with poolside bar. The main restaurant is buffet style, and there is more informal poolside restaurant serving Creole style barbecues and pasta dishes. There are two other smarter restaurants specialising in Japanese and French cuisine. 

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What our clients say

  • Beautiful location and nice resort. Very empty when we were there, so staff half-hearted about activities - eg. sailing, salsa lessons etc. Buffet good enough but specialist restaurants exceptional poor…

    HP, King's lynn
  • Really enjoyed this although we wouldn't normally choose to stay in a resort.  Good rooms - bit dated/in need of decorating.

    VR, London
  • Blissful stay! All the staff were attentive, kind, friendly. The choices of meals were great. We met some Canadians on our first night who had been to this hotel 18…

    EV, Enfield
  • The white sand beach at our hotel was simply gorgeous. The hotel was good with a generous buffet. We ate a Japanese Hibachi meal there which was excellent. 

    LC, Bromsgrove
  • "Our stay here was on an all-inclusive basis - my first experience of this type of provision.  Parts of the resort were showing signs of wear and tear but there…

    DM,Nottingham
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Our Expert's Opinion

The beach by this all-inclusive resort is stunning and perfect for relaxing for a few days after exploring the island. They also have a good selection of activities on offer if you prefer to keep busy.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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