The adults-only Royalton Cayo Santa Maria is just steps away from one of Cuba’s best-looking beaches.
This hotel has one of the best postcodes around. Not only does it sidle up next to a powder-soft stretch of sand, but it’s also just five minutes’ walk from the main square with its shops, bars and restaurants.
The property is designed to fit in well with its tropical surroundings. Two-storey buildings are decorated with mahogany wood, vaulted ceilings and four-poster beds.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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El Mojito bar
This place has a prime spot on the beachfront offering an impressive menu of local and international drinks and cocktails.
2 outdoor pools
Each lined with a terrace dotted with palms. There are in-water loungers to enjoy, too.
Eggsellence buffet and à la carte restaurant
With a wide selection of international dishes to choose from.
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junior suite with balcony or terrace
Junior suites have a king-size bed, shower, TV, tea and coffee facilities and a balcony or terrace.
You can also upgrade and add the Diamond Club Package to this room to include extras like personalised check-in and check-out, access to the Diamond Club private lounge, dedicated butler service, exclusive beach area with dedicated bar service, pillow menu, select premium drinks menu at a dedicated bar, upgraded room service menu, continental breakfast, afternoon snacks and hot and cold evening hors d'oeuvres and dessert in the private lounge, robes and slippers in the room and a 20% discount on spa and beauty treatments.
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Ah, Cuba...beautiful people, beautiful beaches, amazing effort:) This was our 3rd time to Cuba. We decided to spend our anniversary at the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria as we were married 10 years ago at Playa Pesquero in Holguin, Cuba. The beach here was the most beautiful we have ever seen. The water was so blue and crystal clear. The service on the beach from the man dusting off your chair to the great wait staff who are always quick with the drinks! The beach bar had amazing tacos and quesadillas - probably our favourite meal!! Our room was clean and close to the pool and 24 hour snack restaurant. Our Butlers were always eager to help us...we wished we had more requests for them. The Restaurants were...OK. We are not ones to complain and having been to Cuba before we knew what to expect. However, after day 3 we were both a little bored and looking for more. The restaurants rotated a menu and it was always interpreted a little differently depending on the chef. The Hotel overall was great. We enjoyed getting away and really enjoyed no kids...anywhere!! We did however get eaten by BUGS! It wasn't mosquitos, more like no seeums, tiny little bugs that packed a punch. My husbands reacted worse than I did but we both suffered with the relentless itching. This seemed rare to other returning guests and they didn't seem to bug everyone. Not sure how to warn others as the staff said repellent probably wouldn't work. We were not as bothered by the pool. Cuba has been great. The Royalton is a great adult only hotel with the best beach!!More
Nice quiet vacation, beatiful beach, nice resort but food could be better
The Royalton is about a 2 hour bus ride from the airport which isn't too bad. When we arrived we received our room fairly quickly and were very happy with the room and everything about the resort except for the food. The food is all a la carte and is ok but not very good at supper. It appears that everything is kept under heat lamps until ready to serve so its not very tasty and very dried out chicken or beef. This has been brought to the attention of management but it seems to stay the same so that can be expected. The pool and beach are fantastic and the staff are very nice and helpful. We have no complaints other than the food. The bus ride back was about 2 hours or more and the bus driver or tour guide spoke the whole 2 hours back!More
10 Day Stay
I've done a few reviews on Tripadvisor , all trips to Cuba , although my wife and I have had a good time at all of them , we have encountered hiccups. On arrival in November we were greeted with a refreshing cold drink and towel . All of the restaurants are a la carte and have somewhat differing menus on differing nights , the food was always of good quality we observed. Repetitive to an extent but nonetheless , In Cuba they are limited to what is available. One area of a hiccup would be language barrier , although we are no where near fluent in spanish. I would assume small english words such as wine would be something a server would understand. Again a small issue but not a deal breaker in returning to this resort. Our butlers were always greeting us in the morning and inquiring for anything that would make our stay enjoyable. The only thing that really annoyed me was the smell of the toilet from sewage . The first night we could smell it and thought it would go away, never did. But since being in our room was not something we were always in and it never smelled in the main areas we never complained. Front desk staff were always helpful and when we had an issue with our breakfast one morning we were given a dinner at the pool at night which we were thankful for but enjoyed inside with all other dinners. It is still windy in Cuba at alot of times.More
The best ever.
This was my fourth vacation in Cuba. I seriously doubt that anything could be better than this, inside or outside Cuba. Our room on the second floor of the bungalow overlooked the ocean. The service, cleanliness, food, entertainment, decor, beach, etc. and most important the friendliness of the staff was fantastic. Given the chance again, without hesitation, we would choose the Royalton. Our thanks to all, but particularly to Lucky, the Manager, who did so much to make our stay memorable.More
A well appointed resort with great service on an amazing beach!
If you are looking for an adult only resort that has everything you need, then this resort will satisfy your quest. This resort has 10 two-storey buildings referred to as bungalows with 10 suits in each, as well as 6 larger sized cabanas. They are just steps away from one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Cuba. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with bed, bath, and balcony/terrace. The resort is laid out with easy access to three a la carte restaurants, two pools, bars at each, a spacious lobby and full bar. Walking from end to end takes little time and yet never feels crowded or overly noisy. Restaurant menus are simple along with some small buffets for lunch and breakfast. The food is not greatly varied but is well prepared and presentation is nicely done. The service is also spot on at each restaurant. Cocktails are beautiful prepared at the bars. The butler service here is exceptional. From the moment you arrive, you will have access to a butler who will give you the initial tour, provide you with your dinner reservations, bring any extras to your room, ensure your room service or any other request is provided. You may even be surprised with a bubble flower bath prepared for you! The beach is spectacular! It has the most powdery white sand which expands wide and far. It is wonderful for walking. The beach umbrellas are standing deep in the sand at this point; they are a bit challenging to get chairs underneath. Hopefully Royalton staff will dig them out at some point and make them a little easier to use. Each of the restaurants enjoyed evening entertainment often in the form of guitar, violin and/or a variety of singers. Each evening there was a main show that began around 8:00 in the lobby area. Overall, a beautiful resort to relax, restore, and revel in the amazing beach and ocean. More
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