Royalton Cayo Santa Maria

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Well-regarded beach resort offering high standards of service, stylish accommodation and a good range of leisure and entertainment options.

Cayo Santa Maria has some of the best, talcum powder -fine white sand in the Caribbean, and the beach at the all-inclusive Hotel Royalton is no exception. Lapped by calm, glass-clear water, it offers a first class beach experience. The hotel itself, with contemporary, well furnished Caribbean-style cottages scattered throughout the gardens, is top of the range for Cuba and the friendly, enthusiastic staff - including personal butlers – are always willing to please.  Air-conditioned rooms and suites enjoy ocean, pool or garden views.

Catering only for adults, the property manages to combine an ambiance of relaxation while providing daily low-key live entertainment and sports facilities. There are two pools, the larger, free-form pool is stunning, and you can enjoy a dip form one of many loungers around the edge. Other facilities include a spa and large fitness room. Non-motorised watersports including kayaks, windsurfing, catamaran, paddle boat are available free of charge. Cocktails flow freely from the bars, while meal options, including a barbecue, are substantial and fresh.

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What our clients say

  • Highlights?: In no particular order: (1) the Hemingway tour (2) walking tour of old Havana (3) two trips to the fortresses across the Harbour (4) the Museum of the Revolution and (5) walking tour of the three valleys at Vinales.  . 

    DA, London
  • Highlight: Santiago City tour helped us understand the history of the revolution, coupled with the excursion to Comandacia de la Plata.

    EM, Bristol
  • Highlights: Our lovely hosts in all the homestays  and especially being looked after by Mirtha in Trinidad.

    BG, Bristol
  • Highlights: The music/case da la culturas. driving and getting off the beaten track.

    RGJ, London
  • Highlights?: There were so many!  We took an excursion  to the forest ; truck, walk, waterfall swimming...loved it.  But we really enjoyed everywhere.

    ER, London
  • Driving was fascinating & not too stressful due to lack of traffic . We felt we saw bits of CUBA not seen by many tourists.

    DM, Falmouth
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Our expert's view

Sophie Barber
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

Located just steps from one of the most stunning beaches backed by sapphire blue water, this hotel really has the wow factor. Combine the location with the service, - you have your own personal butler - food and facilities, this makes for a top notch beach stay. I highly recommend the fresh seafood barbeque as well as the beachside quesadillas!


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