Visit Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria beach Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

Cayo Santa Maria beach ©Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

You surely know that Cuba is very famous for its excellent beaches. Some of the world’s best beaches can be found on this Caribbean island and its smaller islands. Varadero, Guardalavaca, Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, Jardines del Rey, Jardines de la Reina are just some of the best and most popular tourist resorts which own excellent beaches. The waters surrounding the island are warm and home to breathtaking coral reefs which make this country even more attractive for tourists.
In case you would also like to visit Cuba on your next holiday, you must read this guide below. I will present you one of the best seaside resorts of Cuba, the island of Cayo Santa Maria. Situated in the western part of the archipelago Jardines del Rey, it is a fantastic small island. I suggest you to visit Cayo Santa Maria on your next holiday, you won’t regret it!


If you would like to lye on sunny and soft sandy beaches in a picturesque setting, Cayo Santa Maria will be a perfect destination for you. To get on the island, you have to get first at Jardines del Rey. The majority of the composing islands of the archipelago are characterized by pristine natural environment and virgin beaches. So is Cayo Santa Maria. It is a paradise for the lovers of sun and sand.
The beaches are situated in the island’s northern part, being actually divided into five parts. The total length of the white sandy beaches is 18 km, being surrounded by fantastic coral reefs in the warm waters. All the hotels are situated on the longest beach section of the five composing ones. As the island is famous for its long white sandy beaches, it is very popular among walkers. Practicing water sports and snorkeling in some places is among the most popular activities.

Cayo Santa Maria beach Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

Cayo Santa Maria beach ©Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

Other attractions

Besides the gorgeous beaches, the island and its surroundings include other attractions, too. One of the highlights of the island’s surroundings is a fantastic Dolphinarium. Dolphin and sea lion shows are presented at the same time here. The flora and fauna of the island is also very attractive, especially among nature-lovers.
Cayo Las Brujas and Cayo Ensenachos are two nearby islands which are also very attractive. Both of them, especially Cayo Ensenachos own pristine beaches and are popular among visitors. Practicing water sports like kite surfing and snorkeling are very attractive activities for visitors.

Cayo Santa Maria Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

Cayo Santa Maria ©Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr


As I already mentioned it, Cayo Santa Maria’s largest section of beach owns the island’s hotels. The Melia resort owns four fantastic hotels on the island, including Melia Cayo Santa Maria, Melia Buenavista, Melia las Dunas and Sol Cayo Santa Maria. Besides, there are other hotels here, too, like the Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria or the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria. Choose any of them and you will surely have a memorable stay.

Sol Melia Buenavista swimming pool Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

Sol Melia Buenavista swimming pool ©Numinosity Gary J Wood/Flickr

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