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
Second time here. You may come for the spectacular beach and the amazing drinks but you will remember the beautiful extremely hard working staff that all seem to have truly kind souls. Truly had a wonderful special time and will continue to come back. Thank you to the whole starfish team!
I would have to say the best things about this resort are the staff and the beautiful beach. My FiancÃ© and I returned for the second year in a row because we made so many friends here. The twins, Yuilet and Yulianny, bartenders, Javier and Allien and front desk staff Lesyani are all reasons why we returned this year and will be sure to return again. The beach is the best I've ever seen! The resort is amazing. We were concerned about the damage from Irma, but were amazed at how the Cuban people have worked day and night to repair all the damage. The rooms are ok, if you want a view, ask to be on the third floor. All staff were always friendly and willing to help. My favorite place on earth!!! My favorite people ever!! Thank you Starfish Staff.
tasiaschofield - Halifax, Canada
All rooms are Junior Suites and unless you are on the third floor, your view is bushes. Hard to communicate as they don't understand English hardly. The beach was nice but when we saw the Man of War jellyfish, we stopped going to the beach. Coffee was not available all the time. Had coffee in the buffet for breakfast but for other meals, we were told we had to go to the lobby bar for coffee or tea. We think the staff just didn't want to walk for it. The staff right inside the restaurant door did get it for us. Beach towels were not available. We went for 4 days with wet towels, drying them in the sun or in our rooms which was next to impossible. Rooms were very clean and so was the whole resort except for the public washrooms which were a disaster. Half were always shut down and the others were paperless and/or plugged while 2 workers stood there talking to each other. You get excellent service everywhere on the resort when you tip. They sure remember your face then. I won't go back there for many small piddly reasons. Also the food was not hot and a lot of it was not cooked thoroughly. How can scrambled eggs be cold first thing in the morning? Internet was very frustrating. I don't usually complain or believe the reviews but I will on my next trip anywhere.
gwend415 - Orillia, Canada
We won this trip from a radio contest and so glad we didn't pay money to go there. First the positive..... the beach is beautiful, the lobby and bar area are beautiful and the pool area is lovely and clean. The grounds in some places were wonderful but obviously still showing signs of Irma and once finished will be breathtaking. Our room was spacious with a king size bed and nice tv. Entertainment has positive and negative. There was entertainment in the bar area almost every night at 7:30 which was always good and it was nice after dinner to sit, have a drink and listen to some lovely music. The first night we were treated to a lovely duo who played the cello and violin and beautifully rock out some Metallica. I seriously could have listened to them every night. There was a show every night at 9:30 in the theatre and we tried the shows in the beginning but stopped going. The sound system was awful. The hosts would scream into the microphone and the sound was so high pitched and loud and you could barely understand a word they said and gave me an awful headache and hurt the ears. The first night I thought it was a fluke but it was like that every night so we stopped going. A shame too. A simple sound check would have made this so much better. The shows were basically grade 8 air bands but still fun to watch. Same with the sound system in the pool area. It would hard to hear and understand anything that was being said when activities were going on but the live music was lovely. There was an activity board outside the buffet in the lobby but it never said where it was happening so that would be helpful. On our 6th night we waited for the entertainment in the lobby at 7:30 that never came. Oh and I don't know how many times each day I had to listen to and watch a line dance to "hey baby can I be your girl." The first couple of times was cute but just got annoying. The resort definitely needs more activities with lots of variety. On our last day the beach was not an option due to weather and we asked the sunwing agent if there was anything he recommended for us to do to fill our day and he said that there was nothing. Later we found out there was bus tours, scooter rentals that we could have done. The staff in the lobby bar were great. Leonardo shook our hand every night and was very attentive. We tried to sit in his area when he was there. There was also an older gentleman (sorry I didn't get his name) who was also amazing and the morning girls in the bar area were lovely. The staff in the restaurant were hit and miss. Some staff were rude. The twins were amazing. Now for housekeeping. Wow just horrible. The first night we got in at nearly midnight and were so tired we just jumped in bed. The next morning when we woke up I saw I had slept on sheets with a large blood stain on them. We addressed it with the housekeeper who seemed lovely and changed the sheets. That night same thing we were tired and crawled into bed. In the morning my husband found that he had slept in a large purple drink stain that was on and under his pillow. The pillow has obviously been flipped to hide it. The sheets were changed and again the "clean" pillow case that my husband was given was dirty. It was obviously used by some one who fell asleep with lot of face makeup on and it smelt dirty. Again the pillow was flipped to the dirty side down by the housekeeper to hide it I guess and hope we don't notice. At that point I was upset and went to customer service and showed them the pillow case. They basically called me a liar and sent a maid to our room that got upset with my husband for complaining. But after night after night of sleeping on filthy sheets and addressing it nicely with the housekeeper and things getting worse I felt I needed at go complain. Later in the evening she was in the lobby and pointed us out to another housekeeper and it was obvious saying bad things about us. Dishes stayed outside of the rooms for days. This resort has so many lovely features but unfortunately I can't shake the negative such as the cleanliness and staff getting upset if we addressed concerned. We are very nice people who usually don't even complain and when we do address concerns it is done in a very respectful manner. We would not go back.
richsgirl0923 - Kitchener, Canada
This was my fifth time at the Starfish and I'm looking forward to my sixth time. It's a 90 minute bus ride from the airport but it is really like a scenic tour. I really enjoy the ride. Once you arrive at the Starfish, you are greeted with a tropical drink and some dancers. The rooms are good and the grounds are very clean. Even when one of the lazy guests leaves garbage on the grass, there is always one of the gardeners not far behind to pick up after them. The housekeeping is also very good. The chambermaids are always friendly and do a very thorough cleaning of the rooms. The beach is really good and is only a 5 minute walk from the pool area. The pool is huge and always very clean, and a good temperature. The food in the a la carte restaurant was really exceptional. For me, the best thing about Starfish is the friendships I have formed with the staff there. I have met many good friends and look forward to the next time I see them
Robert_jones80 - Brampton, Canada