Starfish Cayo Santa Maria in Villa Clara, Cuba
Cayo Santa Maria, a small and exotic islet paradise, is situated north of the main island of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey. The islet, linked to the mainland by a causeway, boasts beautiful beaches and is a charming location for visitors to enjoy the tropical sun, warm breezes and crystal turquoise waters. The all-inclusive resort offers guests a wonderful vacation escape that includes lush flora, 24-hour food and beverage service, memorable excursions and a variety of fun activities for both adults and kids. With an entertainment theatre , sparkling swimming pools and a sports club, there is always something for everyone to enjoy in this slice of paradise.
This all-inclusive resort offers guests a wonderful vacation escape that includes lush flora, 24-hour food and beverage service, memorable excursions and a variety of fun activities for both adults and kids. Cayo Santa Maria, a small and exotic islet paradise 13 km long by 2 km wide, is situated north of the main island of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey. The islet, linked to the mainland by a causeway, boasts 11 kilometers of beautiful beaches and is a charming location for visitors to enjoy the tropical sun, warm breezes and crystal turquoise waters.
Location of Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
Nearest Airport: HAV
Amenities for Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
- Poolside Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Outdoor Pool
- Car Rental
- Wedding Planning Services
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Children's Amenities
- All Inclusive
Reviews for Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
Arrived here from the cayos due to the hurricane .This hotel is badly needing a full refurbish .Rooms stink of damp and have there own bug zoo.Food was poor at the buffet and was not covered flies everywhere.The hotel staff excluding the people on reception were very helpfull .If your going to Varadero stay at one off the better hotels Avoid this 1 .
Stayed at the starfish at the end of Aug until the 5th Sep on two weeks vacation Must say that I was concerned about some of the reviews but these where unfounded as I found the hotel and staff to be more than up to the task of making this a pleasant and relaxing experience. The bar and restaurant staff where polite and helpful with any request made of them Evan if the items or services where not available. Reception staff always helped with service or housekeeping needs. Hotel grounds are well maintained and the staff attempt to keep the pool area and bars clear of empty cups ( plastic by the pool ) cleared most of the time but on weekends when the Cuban locals made up a large number of guests this was a difficult task to say the least. The general manager Raul is always around and is a very approachable and intelligent person who will answer any question you have about the resort in a honest and frank fashion, I also recommend that you do the rum tasting event that he runs on a Saturdays As it is extremely informative and gives you a good insight into the different types of rum in Cuba. On the minus side the rooms in the half of the hotel are dated and in need of upgrading and the mini bar ( fridge) in the room is only stocked with one bottle of water a day and not the stocked mini bar as claimed by Thompson in there advertising. So to sum up go hear with a open mind and make your own decision about the starfish. Ps didn't see one cockroach during the hole two weeks.
Ok here is my experiece at Starfish,its awsome the staff are so helpfull and they remember you. I have been twice I even reqested to be moved to starfish from another resort that was rated much higher it was too stuffy we are on vacation after all chill out.Yes its a older resort with mature coconut trees an large gardens beats cement and glass palaces any day. Love love the beach and that special bartender who always has a smile no matter how tired he is.See you soon.
Olivia A - Vancouver, Canada
My husband and I ended our August Cuba tour with 6 nights at Starfish Cayo Santa Maria. Pros: clean roomes Wonderful beach and ocean Nice grounds Cons: even though the resort was only running on 1/3 of its capacity there were not enough staff to keep up with the demands. There were not enough food at the buffet at any of the meals. With the mentality of the average all inclusive resort costumer this created a rather hectic and â€śhamsterâ€ť situation. That means the the lack of food was even worse than it could have been and a lot of food went to wast on the tables. (The photos uploaded is from midway through a break first period and it looked the same half and hour later) The lack of food obviously resulted in us being hungry quit often - at an all inclusive!? The food that was supposed to be old wasn't (ex. ice cream was more like a milkshake) and food hat was supposed to be hot wasn't. (Ex. Even a fried egg directly from the kitchen was lukewarm) The 24-hour grill was rarely open. The staff was stressed due to the work load and didn't have time for service or pouring a glass of water without getting water everywhere. - we ended up calling it â€śattack servicingâ€ť. The a la carte restaurant didn't have what was on the menu. (Ex. We asked for 2 of the 3 desserts and non was there, we were offered a brownie instead - which turned out to be a dry white cake) Pool was nice the first 2 days then turned green. (Photo) We asked for help with our bags when we left, but the shuttle never came. Wifi is in the reception but it is not strong enough for the demand. Nearly no light in the bedroom/lounge.
Jannie C - Auckland Central, New Zealand
Have you ever been to a place and thought...yes, I belong here? If not, then you have not been to the Starfish Resort in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba... First of all the staff are super friendly and go above and beyond to make sure that everything is satisfactory.. The staff quickly become like family and treat you like you are... The beach is amazing and there are plenty of chairs and staff are more than happyto set you up on the beach. The food is very good and there is so many choices.. I'm not much for ordering pasta in a restaurant but their spaghetti is so delicious and the tomato soup mmmmm(now I'm hungry lol) I just booked my 5th trip there for September 2017... Special mention to Belkis that works in the lobby...always dusting, sweeping, mopping, straightening the sofas and always with a smile...(I hope she liked the tablecloth that I brought her in May 2017?) See everyone soon.... Cindy