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Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria

52610 Cuba
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#3 of 5 hotels in Cayo Las Brujas
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Edgy, cool and sassy, Dhawa is the fourth brand of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria marks the Group´s first foray into Cuba. Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba will be the first and only Lifestyle hotel in the destination. Perfect for family, couples and group leisure stays, look out for great entertainment, exhilarating activities and recreation and All-Inclusive gourmet dining
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Tere Vargas wrote a review Yesterday
Puebla, Mexico6 contributions
Just beautiful! if you wanna relax at paradise... Dhawa its the correct place. The resort it is spectacular. My room it was perfect, fresh and cozy and the ocean view was awesome. The food in all the restaurants its delicious. I enjoyed the christmas and new years dinner like no one. And the dinner all nights yummy! You can feel like a home. The security and staff pro covid its excelente. The staff always attentive to everything you need. Can´t wait back again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Carmen V wrote a review 20 Jan
1 contribution
Loved this hotel and i do recomend it to anyone that wants to relax and have a grest time with fsmily and friends. The staff is just amazing. I have stayed at quite a few hoteles in the past but Dhawa staff is by far the most friendly. Merlyn, the girl at the custumer servirse desk is absolutely amazing. Always taking good care of guest's needs. I would stay at this hotel again for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
kimberleywalker wrote a review 20 Jan
Swastika, Canada62 contributions27 helpful votes
Dhawa, 3rd time is the charm , again! Haven’t left yet and can’t wait to return. From check in to check out it is smooth. Day 1 we were warmly received by staff that have become friends! My husband celebrated his 70th birthday and the staff couldn’t do enough for him. There were flowers, balloons, streamers, and wishes from everyone. A very special dinner with cake! We will be here again next year and the next and the next And super clean
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you enjoy spicy stop at the dollar store and buy franks
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Response from Robert Perez, Director General at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
Responded yesterday
Ms Kimberleywalker. Thank you for your sincere and perfect comment, we are glad that you enjoyed your vacation here with us and that your husband spent his 70th birthday, what a joy and what an honor for us that you have chosen us to enjoy that great day, we look forward to seeing you soon again for you to spend your summer vacation with us.
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Martita wrote a review 20 Jan
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
It was my first time in all-inclusive hotel and it met my expectations. I definitely spent there a very good time. The room was spacious and clean. All resort is just wonderful, picturesque. Bravo for gardeners! I really get along with service - especially with Lisandra, lovely girl from the restaurant <3 I find her very helpful and I can say we had fun seeing eachother every day ;) Also I have to recommend you Jorge, the animator and dancer. He tached me a bit of spanish, it's a very good teacher - very patient! About the food - I really like they serve their local food like seafood, exotic fruits, chorizo but anyway you can always find something basic like tost, scrambled egg etc. There are two more restaurants - Italian and French - where I think the quality of food was a bit better but they serve just dinners. There is also a 24/7 bufet with pizza/ snacks. There are two bars, on the pool and next to the lobby with very good alcohols. The location of the hotel is difficult if you like to travel by your own because you are far from any city. However there is an amazing beach "playa las gaviotas" where you can go by vintage taxi - just ask someone in the lobby to call a taxi for you. For longer trips I recommend to buy from a travel agency. Cuba has very poor tourist infrastructure and you have to be really carefull. Everywhere people can tell you the price twice higher than normal. But generaly it's a safe country. Special thanks for Yaniurka, the manager, for making a great goodbye party for all polish people in the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: there are rooms with a view on the sea. But there is no elevator
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Response from Robert Perez, Director General at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
Responded yesterday
Mr. Road56996058798. Thank you for your beautiful comment, we are very happy that you have enjoyed our resort, the whole Dhawa family is waiting for you very soon.
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Simonida wrote a review 19 Jan
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Overview: this was my 6th time to Cuba. In this part of the keys, it is the first of 3 parts in (1 hour drive versus other parts that require 1 + 1/2 hours). There was an overall mix of English, French and Spanish speaking people on the resort (multicultural like Canada haha). The resort itself was not too busy but it had a good amount of people (never overcrowded but never felt empty either). Building: we stayed in building 3 at first, which was too loud (mostly from the neighbours). We were really frustrated because we couldn't get moved until Yaniruka helped us!!! She was incredible and gave us a room in building 9 with a view of the beach and ocean, plus it was closest to the beach! There was Wifi in your room and throughout the lobby which was fantastic, plus you got 2 hours for free everyday! Weather and beach: we had the perfect weather; this beach had a nice breeze so you were never dying of heat, the water was perfectly cool, and there were no bugs as a result of the wind. The beach was smaller and more hidden (it was for only our resort), therefore it was quiet with lots of room and very peaceful. It is probably one of the best beaches in Cuba (this part of Cuba is always the best for beaches). The food: was overall good - no it's not Canada, and there was obviously less food due to the consequences of covid, but what they had was amazing! We always ate something different: seafood, beef, pork, sushi, pasta, etc. The snack bar had amazing food too - the best pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs, and hash browns. There were also a la cartes too. The drinks however... were AMAZING!!!! Everyone knows how to make a good drink at this resort, it's impressive. The variety and tastes are so unique... speaking of drinks, there were always coconuts on the beach. The workers: they were the best team of people I have ever met - and I've been to Cuba 6 times. I wish i could remember them all but honestly everyone is so incredibly kind and funny and lovely. PLEASE tip everyone!!! Especially the gardeners! They probably work the hardest, although everyone works really hard. Biggest shoutout to Richar (kindest human being - BEST drinks maker and gave us his secret recipes), Mariesly (worked at the snack bar and is so lovely/fast - made us special drinks too), Teacher (towel guy haha), Nestor (THE BEST GARDENER - this man salvaged for coconuts everyday to give to us). The entertainment: the shows were lovely and they had such great performers (there was once a synchronized swimming show). The MC Osmel was so nice and funny, everyone loved him! They had nightly parties in the lobby with a saxophone player and later DJ - everyone dances!!!! Also, we were there for new years and my goodness it was the coolest party I have ever been to! A concert, confetti and free champagne (and grapes haha) everywhere!! Everyone was dancing and having a blast - we loved it. The food this day was unreal; sculptures and decorations everywhere! There was also a pig roast and parade on the beach during the day. Pool: we never used the pool (it's Cuba - you gotta go to the beach!), but it looked really nice with a basketball net, bar, and games played with the entertainers (Osmel and Jose)! Excursions: we never did them, but there was a lot of variety. Covid-related: everyone is probably wondering about this. The doctor is incredibly nice and always available on the resort, but basically you went 3 days before your flight to do the PCR test and they did a nasal swab (usually in building 7 room 3). So easy! Everyone socially distanced, workers always wore masks, and the airport was very clean, check temperatures, ensured everyone sanitized their hands - the whole works. Overall, it was a wonderful trip and I've never written one of these but people like Yani and Richar were so lovely to me and my boyfriend that we had to show them our appreciation. We love you guys and we hope to visit again soon!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Rooms in buildings 7-9 are quiet and close to the beach, Rooms 1-6 are closer to the lobby/party...
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Response from Robert Perez, Director General at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your wonderful comment, and for this detailed description of everything you saw, lived and enjoyed in our Resort, sincerely thank you, The Dhawa family awaits for you with open arms very soon we hope you can enjoy your vacations with us again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
What are some of the property amenities at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria have airport transportation?
Yes, Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Does Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.