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
Causeway to Cayo Santa Maria Sin Número, 56200, Villa Clara, Cuba
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
Just returned from another amazing week with my friends at the Starfish! Weather was fantastic and the staff was amazing as always.I have been there on two previous occasions and my third time definitely has me looking forward to my visit next year! Thanks Amigos and Amigas!!
bigdaddy2570 - Ottawa, Canada
Me and my daughter travelled for starfish for the week of march break, got there everything was alright, went to our room , it looked clean and very spacious, when we flush the toilet , it wouldn't flush because there was no water, so we went to the lobby and when we got there there were more people complaining of the same problem, no water,,,,the next day still no water even to wash your face, when we started talking to other guest we found out that they had been without water for days, so we were offered a chance to move to another hotel, many guests were leaving in buses to other hotel in the island, we weren't even at starfish for 24 hours, we talked to people there for longer and they didn't say good things about it. In the day that I we were there i would say the only good thing about this hotel was the beach, it is just beautiful, but the hotel not so good, food just average if I could say that, the first day in the buffet no plates, waited fo 10 min for them to bring more....conclusion if you want a vacation with one of the best beaches I ve ever seen this hotel would be for you, but you have to know that the hotel and food will somewhat disapoint you....
Marinha M - Toronto, Canada
It was my 3rd time in Cuba. This hotel was ok. I can't say more than that. Food was not amazing...I've been to other resorts in Cuba and had better food. As per the rest...people we re fine, nothing spectacular, just doing their job. The only person who stand out by far was the bartender from the beach bar, Yuri, who was amazing human been and great customer service. We had so many problems with water, that was all over the room at all time in all the 3 rooms(travel in group) and no one was there to help, we called the reception many time, the manager was never available...the hotel was very pretty, the beach gorgeous, but I wouldn't go back.
Andreeatimofei - Montreal, Canada
Always an amazing experience at Starfish Cayo Santa Maria. Out of all of the resorts that Iâ€™ve stayed at, this one by far has the warmest and friendliest staff. When I first arrived, my friend and I were told by Sunwing that Starfish was closed and that we would be brought to Grand Memories. However, when we arrived at Grand Memories, we realized Starfish wasnâ€™t in fact closed. We stayed our first night at Memories and were miserable. The atmosphere was boring and there was no hot water (or even water periodâ€¦). The next morning we made the switch back to Starfish! The staff there were SUPER SUPER SUPER helpful which was a nice change in comparison to Memories who made us feel like we were a nuisance. Michael (Sunwing Rep), the front desk women, and Raul (General Manager) - I cannot thank you enough for helping us that morning. When we were finally moved in, it seemed like we could FINALLY start our vacation. The beach was absolutely stunning and the animacion team (Otto, Davinson, Shelly, Dillian, Henri, Sergio, Ernesto, and Elvis) kept us constantly entertained! The kid competitions with Eliany and Carlos were adorable to watch and the shows at night were funny and entertaining! Although there was a water issue at first, the staff provided us with extra bottles of water and later that evening, we were able to shower. The atmosphere at Starfish cannot be replaced nor replicated. This is by far my favourite place to be. If youâ€™re looking for a fun vacation, I definitely would recommend it to you!
crisydi - Toronto, Canada
March 10-20 This was our third time at Starfish. We flew with Sunwing, and only upon arrival we were told that Starfish was closed due to water problems. We were very upset to learn this so late and completely devastated that we were being sent to Memories (as an upgrade). We stayed with Gran Memories last year and will never again. We spent our first night at Memories since we arrived on a late evening flight. There was water issues at memories as well. Since we already had a bad experience with Memories and they were having water problems we wanted to be switched back to our original hotel of choice, Starfish. After a fairly simple process we transferred ourselves back with tremendous help from the amazing staff at Starfish. Aware of all the issues we were pleasantly welcomed back to our favorite hotel. The staff was fantastic and very helpful with all of the accommodations to assist with the lack of water. We already began to have water during the first two days. Everything was back to normal by the following evening and though we heard the horror stories I was saddened that so many people had a bad experience at this amazing place! Now for the fun parts! I highly, highly, highly recommend this resort. I have traveled to many places and have stayed at three of the hotels here on this cayo. I LOVE starfish. This atmosphere is perfect for those seeking fun, music, and a truly involved authentic experience with tons of activities for all ages. They have an amazing kids club section with Eliany, Carlos and Elizabeth. They keep your little ones involved and entertained so you can enjoy all the fun in the sun yourself. We do not have children but to be honest very rarely even noticed them around. There were many activities on the beach, pool, and lobby. Anything from dance lessons with Davinson, Shelly, and Dilian. Friendly competitions with Alba and Gorge, and of course sports with Otto, Sergio and Yanis. Stay active or simply sip on a sangria soaking up the vitamin sea! Say Hi To my fav bar tender Javier!! We had a blast. The evening entertainment ranged from amazing shows with beautiful costumes. Amazing professional dancers wowed us with their outstanding performances. Enjoy the talented Rosvelda's performances! Then maybe participate in the dance competitions! There were foam parties everywhere! By the pool, at the disco, at carnival!! Don't miss them! No matter where you are DJ Elvis will keep you moving! Loved the entertainment both daytime and nighttime. I think the staff was the best part! They always engage everyone and please don't be shy! For the french speaking readers, there is an amazing program called lookea. I appreciated their service but did not find them very friendly or inclusive of anyone that isn't francophone. Now the food! I love it! I have never been sick on anything from this hotel. I love all the fresh grilled meats and the phenomenal fish. We enjoyed the selection, from your comfort foods to authentic Cuban dishes. The dessert bars were fully loaded with delicious flan, cream cakes, and truly the best strawberry ice cream I have every tasted. The service was great Yasiel, Luis, and Edel were best waiters by far. We loved the a la carte options, we tried the seafood, International, and Italian. All had great selection and impeccable service!! The accommodations were comfortable, extra pillows, blankets, and great a/c. Our cleaning ladies Yanet, and Barbara-Iris were the best! Everyday we received beautiful art work! We even got an alligator! I have never seen one in my life! The Beach is the piece de resistance! It is the best! The weather was hot all day with great sun! Please remember this is Cuba! The sun is extremely strong. Much more than the sun we are used to!! Wear appropriate high grade sunscreen to avoid serious burns and stay hydrated. I am so grateful to all the staff that made this vacation unforgettable and one we wish to repeat. Gracias Raul The General Manager and Michael our Sunwing Representative! I hope you enjoy your stay with starfish! I am already planning my next return! See You There!
MissEdie1 - Toronto, Canada