Melia Buenavista, Cayo Santa Maria

Specify Melia Buenavista as a destination on the itinerary of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Cuba and you’ll find you not only cast yourself adrift from the hurly burly of everyday life, you also distance yourself from everyone’s children. Not only does this five star hotel have an idyllic setting on the picture book desert island of Cayo Santa Maria, it also has an over-18 only policy.

So bask on the immaculate beach, or beside the curvaceous, palm fringed pool undisturbed. Listen to your own music on your iPod. Catch up on your reading in peace, whilst collecting your tan. Eat food designed for sophisticated palates. Be pampered by the resort’s meticulous ‘All Royal’ service. And come to appreciate the true meaning of the phrase ‘splendid, peaceful isolation’.

Melia Buenavista, at a glance

  • Five star hotel set in a rich biosphere reserve, on a Caribbean island
  • Choice of eco-constructed, two storey bungalows standing on stilts, suites and the spectacular Villa Zaida del Rio that is decorated with artwork by the renowned Cuban painter
  • Large airy rooms
  • Designer bathrooms
  • Fabulous sea views
  • Choice of three a la carte restaurants plus an elegant piano bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Surrounded by three gorgeous beaches and untouched, hidden coves
  • Two curved swimming pools
  • Sun deck and bar
  • Yhi-Spa offering a range of pampering experiences and fresh water treatments
  • Fitness centre and beauty salon
  • All Royal service throughout the resort
  • Easy access to the ancient Spanish village of San Juan de los Remedios
  • Island wildlife includes flamingos, deer, iguanas and 248 different species of flora
  • I am unable to express sufficiently my thanks and admiration for the constant care and organisation you put into this journey.

    DH, Argentina, 2012


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7