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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
Back again at Starfish with the Super Star people from Bell boys, Receptions, Bar Buffet Excellent Service and food. The Credit goes to Mr. Raul Garcia the Super Star Manager and his team. His dedication towards this place and also the Buffet Chef who is always there to look after the meals and service. Wow!!! Congratulations
This was my first time to Cuba and I donâ€™t want to be â€śthat personâ€ť but I am going to be honest. I would not return or recommend. I am not a high maintenance person, and still this resort fell short on many levels. The Food: From What I hear, it is typical that the food in Cuba is not good....this buffet had the same stuff basically everyday but the grill and the egg/omelette station were an option. I stuck to carbs and eggs to avoid an upset stomach. The cleanliness in the buffet area lackedâ€”visible dirt on shelves behind, and improper storage of meat waiting to be cooked was a concern for sure. Lots of flys in the dining hall, and meat should be covered and a certain temperature maintained while it is by being cooked. We had 2 main waiters who were very friendly and we looked forward to seeing them daily. The live music was a nice touch. The down side was an incident where my daughter was burnt by the grill, when the chef was cleaning, he was a bit careless and some of the meat/ grease flung off and landed on her chest and her dress. This incident left a small chunk of skin missing from her chest and now a scar and a pretty upset mamma! The Room: first room was musty and felt like it had not been cleaned or opened in months. After the first night I asked to move rooms, and after a short time was asked to view an available room. It was the same decor, but definitely clean and felt better. The room is for sleeping...but ripped curtains and dirtied bed covers should not be part of the experience. Sheets also not changed often, if at all. Blankets not washed after we used them all week. I watched the maid fold the Blanket as I was leaving after my week stayâ€”-gross!! Our main maid was sweet and appreciated the gifts and tips we left each day. The Pool: I was at the pool with my family each day and only once witnessed someone cleaning the pools wallsâ€”a green film had developed on most of it. Cups and straws and random pieces of garbage were left pool side and In the morning, still there. There is no lack of man power, so many people working at this resortâ€”but the cleanliness lacked, especially at the pool. The pools bottom was dirty and I never once smelled a whiff of chlorine. My daughter was walking in one of the pools and sliced her toe on a broken off tile. There were a few areas like this. The Beach: Gorgeous. Complimentary catamaran rides and paddle boats, although the staff here was not very friendly. The shelters were great for staying out of the sun. Always someone there to pull a lounger out, and they appreciated the tip. The Lobby: I have to say I loved the variety and quality of the live music daily. Such talented musicians and we especially loved the guitar/violin duo. Plenty of servers around making sure you had a drink. The lobby was mostly well maintined and the reception staff for the most part was friendly. I didnâ€™t try it, but was told the coffee and espresso were amazing. Thereâ€™s a gift shop which has some snacks and souvenirs/ cigars and other things you may need. The cyber cafe sell wifi cards at 1 CUCâ€”-they last one hour and the Internet worked fine in the lobby only. Mosquitoes were around for sureâ€”bug spray is a must. The staff: I had great experiences with the bell boys and the waiters. The bell boys were friendly for the most part and Joanie(spelling) located our lost luggage at the neighboring resort and returned it to us with a smile. Thank you for helping when no one else cared! I found that when calling for a bell boy upon check out, I was told that someone would come, we waited 20 minutes and no one came, I called back and was hung up on. We ended up dragging our 4 cases to the lobby. The bell boy was surprised and I said I called! He said no one told us! I would have dragged it 10 miles if it meant getting out of this place tbh. The animation team were fun and nice to chat to. Leonardo was someone my children and I will remember:) the games centre is located beside the pool and my kids had some fun playing ping pong and pool. The snack bar: kind of a joke. It was so dark in there it barely looked open. Hamburgers and hot dogs were the typical options. Overall: I was not happy with this resort and the overall vibe was not great. Iâ€™ve been to all inclusives elsewhere and this one let me down. The incidents which took place were brought to the attention of the manager and he gave us a complimentary 3 hour late check out, and booked us at the Italian a la carte, which was a nice change from the buffet. He also had them make us a cake, which was a nice gesture. I felt like more could have been done, but I did not push the issue, I just wanted to last the week.
sarah n - Thorold, Canada
This was our first time to Cuba and definitely not our last. When we arrived to the resort we were greeted by the fabulous customer service staff and they took us directly to our amazing room with an amazing view. The beach was immaculate and the staff that hosted the events and served the travelers were very inviting. After we were settled, we had a beautiful dinner by the ocean and danced the night away. The food was delicious - We had omelettes every morning along with bacon which the chef prepared for us to our liking as he prepped our eggs. I enjoyed all the fresh seafood and pasta which were also cooked to our liking in front of us. But the shakes every morning and the iced coffee and baileys (irish cream) were the best. The waitress/waiter staff were incredible and their best to satisfy us in anyway they could. The cleaning staff were always asking if we needed anything and were very friendly. We enjoyed the pool daily as it was just right close to our room and the staff there were awesome as well. We enjoyed volleyball, never ending cocktails/beer and working out in the pool (great memories were made). The staff were so friendly and we made friends with probably every one of them. The rooms had AC, a king sized bed, nice sized mirrors and all amenities. We would've enjoyed beer in the mini fridges but that's just us - Water was just as good until we arrived to the lobby everyday. I enjoyed having wifi in the lobby which only cost us one peso for one hour which pretty much lasted the entire trip. We will most definitely be going back in the near future and excited to return to see the great friends (staff) we made and the beautiful beach of the Starfish Resort.
veeden2018 - Saskatchewan, Canada
We had a terrible time. Half the resort was closed. No snack bar. Not enough chairs for everyone. Ran out of white wine. Would certainly not recommend this place. It was our second time there. We brought a group of friends and they were so disappointed. The pulic bathrooms were a disgrace.
I visited the resort in 2015 and I was really happy with everything. I came back in 2018 and it hasn't change. Staff are amazing. Food is good. The ocean was clean and a lot of animation. The room were clean, the housekeeper was very kind. I will go back anytime even if I need to travel the 1:30 from the airport... don't forget, you're on vacation ;)
Caro S - Saint-Eustache, Canada