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May 21, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Melia Las Dunas in Villa Clara, Cuba

The first thing that will surprise you about the Meliá Las Dunas is its exotic offer of bungalows with sea views. The Meliá Las Dunas provides modern and welcoming rooms for two people, individual use and for multi-occupancy. There are 5 different types of rooms, located in the two different areas: one for families and the other quieter area for adults or couples, and distributed amongst 2 storey bungalows with pretty views of the gardens and the sea. Their finely decorated interiors and luxury facilities ensure the enjoyment of an unforgettable vacation.

Spend your holiday in one attractive resort with a spacious lobby decorated in typical Cuban tropical colours, beautiful water features and palapas which leads into a unique gastronomic and cultural boulevard with a main square, and then onto two different and elegant spaces: one for families and another quieter area for adults and couples, all with a retro fantasy feel, where you will fall in love with the sea breeze. You will have a more than 15 miles of beautiful white sandy beach with calm turquoise waters; a perfect place for nautical sports. Ideal for catamarans, pedal boats and windsurfing, at your disposal at the hotel nautical point.

Location of Melia Las Dunas

Melia Las Dunas
Cayo Santa María, Jardines del Rey Cayo Santa María - Villa Clara
Villa Clara, Cuba

Nearest Airport: SNU

Amenities for Melia Las Dunas

  • Dining
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Beach Access
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Satellite Television
  • Activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Boating
  • Interests
  • Family
  • Hotels

Reviews for Melia Las Dunas

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 18 hours ago

I was surprised at how good the food was here at the buffet. There was always fresh calamari and other fish. The a la carte weren't as good, but buffet was as good a food as I have had anywhere. Beach easy nice but had stairs to get to it and no bathrooms on beach and quite a walk to get to any. Rooms weren't very soundproof but we're nice. Entertainment was great. I would definitely go back here.

Mblakney - Ottawa, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited Cuba for the second time from May 3 to May 10; I stayed at Melia Las Dunas again, and I was not disappointed. I was there before in September and noticed some differences: this time of the year the resort was busier and there were more families (so if you have kids you'll enjoy the activities pool, on the contrary if you're looking for a quieter time by the pool you should go to the relax one). Going in high season also means you should wake up a bit earlier in the morning either to find a chair at the pool or a nice spot at the beach: I did not have any problems in September, but in March, especially after lunch, it was harder to find a spot. Nonetheless I was able to get a new beach towel every day (just remember not to look for one too late during the day). The buffet has been recently renovated,the new area is nicer, bigger and preferred by families. I found more food variety, especially at breakfast. I find the best spot at lunch time is the grill, where you can have fresh fish, meat and vegetables, and it's also not too far from the beach. This time there where more activities going on throughout the whole resort during the day: I could do stretching at the beach, have a quick salsa lesson at the lobby, go for yoga at the pool and then go back to the beach for some games and more dancing. Everyone can find something fun, entertaining or relaxing to do! The grounds are really well kept. My room was super clean every day, and the girl that attended to it was extremely nice and sweet. I got a water bottle daily and the minibar was restocked regularly. I had a minor problem with the washroom, but I called the reception and it got fixed in a couple hours. I did not get a fresh towel one day, but I asked the cleaning ladies and they gave me one right away. This time there was no water in the room for a few hours, especially very early in the morning and in the afternoon, but I was never without water for a whole day. Last but not least a huge thanks goes to every member of the entertainment team and to Teo, Keily, Angelo, Rafael, Carlos, but especially Meneses! They'll find a way to make you dance, laugh, and enjoy yourself. They are very professional and friendly, and also one of the main reasons I decided to go back to Melias, because they make it feel like family. I couldn't stop smiling the whole time spent there, enjoy!

alessandravioli9 - Hamilton, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Just returned from a very disappointing vacation. The resort was booked beyond capacity... the hotel ran a promotion the week we visited that offered local Cubans a huge discount with an unlimited kids stay free offer (one week only promo). The result.... a hotel in complete and utter chaos! How we were affected? -only had the opportunity to change our beach towels once the entire week. Every attempt was met with the same answer "So sorry, no clean towels available" -every meal(breakfast, lunch, and dinner) took between 1.5-2.5 hours to complete. Had to wait anywhere between 10-40 minutes just to be seated, another 30-60 minutes for food to be prepared, with little to no service from servers to clean up empty dishes or even provide a drink to go with your meal. Spent half the day in a crowded restaurant instead of on the beach. -buffet had 80% of its food trays EMPTY! What was happening? Cubans (and In identifying whom I'm referring to, I am in no way trying to sound discriminatory) were coming to the restaurant with take out containers, bags, etc... and we're emptying the food platters and taking it out of restaurant faster than the staff could replenish. - it wasn't just the food that was being stolen, serving spoons, cutlery were disappearing faster than they could be replaced as well. The result here?... people were taking whatever food that was available with their bare hands! I've never witnessed anything so unhygienic and nauseating. -no regard for places in line either... you would line up to get your meat grilled behind 4-5 people and there was a continuous supply of allowing friends/family a spot at the front of the line. I can't even begin to explain the frustration behind this. You had two options a confrontation or going vegetarian for the week. -I was told on more than one occasion (after waiting in the line up I just described) that it was only one piece of meat, slice of pizza per person at a time! 😳 yes this was sold as an all inclusive. What I didn't mention was that I travelled with my children, so even though I waited in line I was unable to bring food back to the table for them. -out of everything.... no burgers all week, no kids cereal, one day the only cheese at the buffet was an orange velveta type of cheese... -line ups to get drinks at the bars were insane! Ended up travelling the grounds with the water bottle from our room. Would have been better off paying on consumption... would have saved $ instead of paying for an all inclusive price. -bed sheets were never changed, how do I know?.... the rips and stains that were on the beds when we checked in were identical on the day we left. -dirty towels all week. We would put our used towels on the floor to be changed only to find them refolded after the room was cleaned. Even after, on several occasions when we requested clean towels, they would arrive dingy, stained, and smelly. The hotels laundering capabilities were beyond what was necessitated by the amount of people staying on site this week. -no hot water to shower all week. Honestly I could go on and on... at the end of the day I think the accountability is shared between both the tour operator and the hotel. -I hold sunwing at fault for selling me a 4 star product on this particular week when what we received was a 1 star vacation( if a rating that low even exists). I would have rather have changed my destination or travel dates had I known how dreadfully awful my stay at the Melia Las Dunas during this week would have been. -I hold the hotel responsible for even allowing this to happen. There was no extra staff/servers/bar tenders/supplies planned to accommodate for this massive influx of occupants. Why would the Melia chain of hotels jeopardize their integrity to run this promotion?

mgvg2000 - Newmarket, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the second time to Cayo Santa Maria area. First time was two years ago and we stayed at the Valentin Perla Blanca. Melia Las Dunas resort although older was by far a better spot to go. Our flight on Air Transat out of Halifax was not good. The plane broke down before we left and delayed us for 2.5 hours which I do understand can happen through no ones fault, but no apologies from the pilots and not even a complimentary drink because of the delay. Some of the staff on board were not very nice at all. Very disappointed in Air Transat and will probably not fly with them.First of all I have spent some time going down over some of the reviews over the last few weeks about this resort. I am baffled at how people could say the food was not good, poor selection, long lines at the buffets etc. We were there for 2 weeks starting March 29, 2017. I emailed the resort a couple weeks ahead of our stay to say that there would be 3 couples in our group and could we get either building 48 or 49 and have our rooms side by side. We got there and we got exactly what we asked for. Our rooms were great and never had an issue with towels, hot water etc.The resort is very nice with a few things showing some wear like the boardwalks and some walkways, but you could see that they are spending some money and replacing things that are in need of replacing. The rooms were great. The buffet had more types of food than you could imagine. The breakfast buffet was always well stocked with everything to please anybody(I would think). We generally always went to the small breakfast buffet and never had to wait for omelettes. Loved the omelettes! I may add the staff in the restaurants were great. We generally stayed at the adult pool which was quiet, but we brought our own music and other people seemed to enjoy it as well. The bar staff were great and always very accommodating.No matter what time of day you could always round up 6 chairs and get them together around the pool. The beach was great. Sometimes during high tide it became a little limited in the area we were in. Again no problem getting chairs and there was always a couple guys there to find you chairs if you could not locate some. The main entrance was great to get together in the morning and evenings for drinks and socialize and always something going on at night. During the day there were lots of places to eat besides the buffet. We loved the barbecue. Again if you could not find food that you liked then I really don't what what you would normally eat at home. LOL. We went to the Italian, Romanico, Seafood, Pizza and Oriental Ala Cartes. The seafood was good, but very limited on selection which should be changed. The Italian was good, but the waitress we had was very disorganized ended up waiting on people that came in after us and got served way before us. We never did get our dessert. LOL Loved the pizza, Romantico and Oriental Ala Cartes. We had a wonderful time at this resort and would definitely go back. Every staff member we met were super friendly and always trying to make sure we were happy.

NSSBridgewater - Bridgewater


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and two kids both age 10 enjoyed our vacation here during the week of April 17-22 2017. I have to say I am not one to post reviews but I am tired of the negative reviews this hotel seems to get. We enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour bus ride (and we DID expect it as we did our research). It is a real eye opener to everyone to remember how fortunate we have it. Please remember that when writing your reviews. Upon arrival we were quickly checked in and got our room. We were in building 25 great location...close to beach and family pool. We had the sweetest Gardner that always was keeping the grounds beautiful by us...miss him lots. Our housekeepers were always friendly as well as the 2 lady bartenders and the 2 guys. The night entertainment was awesome and Cuban day was pretty cool!!!! As for the food...leave your North American standard at home and remember the people there serving you and making your food would love to eat what you are eating. The food was great and the kids loved the poutine. As for the lines at the buffet being long that is expected and know that when you are booking a hotel with a thousand rooms!!! Eat right when it opens or later on. There is also many other options other than the buffet. I have to say it was an awesome trip and would go back to the hotel in a heartbeat!!! Thank you Cuba and Melia Las Dunas for a memorable trip!!!! Love from Canada!!!

Sharlyn F


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