We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sol Cayo Santa Maria

Save
Share
52610 Cuba
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveller (4258)
Pool & Beach (1252)
Room & Suite (536)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Read more
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#17 of 23 hotels in Cayo Santa Maria
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
In an island paradise off the northern coast of Cuba stands the All Inclusive 4-star Sol Cayo Santa Maria hotel (300 rooms). Ideal for simply relaxing or for exploring the clear ocean bottom and neighboring keys that surround this marvelous Cuban tourist destination. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday with your family, all included.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family Resort
3112Reviews288Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 889
  • 1,062
  • 561
  • 351
  • 249
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Gaynor J wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Melia Sol Cayo Santa Maria would not accept our Cancelon voucher, so we had to pay in full again on arrival at the hotel. They said they'd never heard of Cancelon and didn't do business with them. So we are currently out of pocket having paid double for the stay.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with Cancelon.com
Date of stay: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from AdrianGonVar, General Manager at Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Gaynor Johnsom, first of all thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience. It is very important for us to keep improving. After investigating with our front desk manager, we were able to verify that your reservation was made via our direct channel, our web. It means that your reservation had to be paid in cash or credit card. We recommend you to contact Cancelon, but we can assure you that we have followed our reservation policy. We would like to receive you back again soon to show you that our hotel is one of the bests in Cayo Santa María and treat you like queens and kings. Kind regards, Adrián González General Manager
Read more
Patrice wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve been to the resort alone in 2018 and 2019 finally convinced my wife and anther couple to come. They were afraid after reading some of the reviews but I told them my thoughts. That’s why I’m coming back We will be returning March 18th 2020. I loved the beaches staff were amazing friendly and the gardens were so beautiful. The pizza place was outstanding. The pool bar at lunch time if you’re craving a good burger that’s the place you want to go. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing Staff again Sincerely Patrice Parent
Read more
Date of stay: March 2019
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Second floor is better
See more room tips
2 Helpful votes1 Repost
Helpful
Share
Response from AdrianGonVar, General Manager at Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Dear PJParent, First of all thank you very much for sharing your experience,it is very important for us to keep improving. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our staff, outdoor areas and food. Personally, I like the idea of knowing that you want to return in March and I strongly ask you to mail us your arrival date to be waiting for you with open arms. From here, we wish you a happy 2020 full of joy. Kind regards, Adrián González General Manager
Read more
Compass557166 wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
Before I go any further let me just say I love Cuba and the people that work their fingers to the bone to ensure that we, the customer have a lifetime of memories. Having said that, our holiday through Sunwing Holidays was off to a rocky start when we were booked in to what could better be compared to as a utility room. No A/C. Dirty sheets (blood and fecal matter on the sheets) That should have been enough of a warning of what was yet to come. They claimed there were no available rooms but the resort was empty. We learned the next morning that they were having difficulties renovating and getting materials to patch up the damage caused in the aftermath when hurricane Irma ripped through the resort.This should have been reason enough to close the resort down to give it a proper restoration. We never knew from one day to the next what building was hosting dinner on any given day. Pretty sad when you hafta go to the lobby bar to find out where you will be dining on any give night. The beach was all we wanted on this trip and there was plenty of signage pointing us to the most beautiful nude beaches we could have hoped for.For those of you that were first time nudists it was the easiest beach to find and far from crowded.From the pizza bar you simply follow the pedway down to the beach and make a qwik left when you get to the sand. If you haven’t tried nudism in the past make a concerted effort to try it. You will meet the nicest people on them. Throw every thing you think you know about nudism out the door. There is no room for egos or shyness on the beach, just a group of lovers of the human body. No room for judgment.The beaches, like the resort, we’re empty for the most part and although nothing to brag about,the food was edible without lineups. If you travel to Cuba for the food you will likely be disappointed. If you are looking for nouveau cuisine you won’t find it here but you will find lots of genuinely friendly employees that make any problems an adventure instead of a disaster.i have to return to Cayo Sol,if for no other reason but to see if they got the restorations done and for the nude beach.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from AdrianGonVar, General Manager at Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Dear frmris, First of all thank you very much for taking your time to write this review. We are going to work hard to improve all the things you have written and we invite you to come back to see that we are ready to offer you a wonderful vacation. As you know, we are investing in new rooms and it would be a pleasure to show them in your next trip. Thank you very much and all our team wish you a fantastic 2020. Kind Regards, Adrián González Varela General Manager
Read more
John F wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions
This trip was absolutely amazing. The people that work there made the experience great. The food was great, yuinell is a wonderful chef. The entertainment was great, so much fun nightly. Also daily dance lessons right on the beach with Giraldo. Hector, Lisbetty put on an awesome show, they kept it interactive and high energy. Killer beach and Lisdanny at the 24 hr bar was real sweet. Everyone was so personable it instantly felt like home.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Helpful
Share
Response from AdrianGonVar, General Manager at Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Responded 19 Dec 2019
Dear Bigjohncanada, First of all thank you very much for taking your time to write this wonderful review. We are so happy to see that you have had a fantastic time with us and we are countig the days to see you back again! All our staff is waiting for you. We are working every day to offer you the service that you deserve and we are glad to hear that Lisbetty, Giraldo, Hector, killer beach and Lisdanny made the difference. Thank you very much again and best wishes to you. Kind Regards, Adrián González Varela General Manager
Read more
Eddie wrote a review Dec 2019
Gatineau, Quebec2 contributions8 helpful votes
The Sol Cayo Santa Maria is one of those wonderful older rustic resorts that grows on you and stays on you! At the moment they are in the process of refurbishing the entire resort, which will hopefully make this the gem it once was! My room was open and airy...everything worked the way it was supposed to. The gardens are gorgeous, and the staff work on them every day to keep them this way. Wonderful meandering pool with several walkway bridges to take you where you want to go. Great pool bar with snacks that include fantastic fish and chips, awesome burgers and fries, and sandwiches made to order. The pizzeria near the naturist beach is dimply awesome! Several different pizzas available, in addition to the variety of amazing pastas and sauces!!! While I'm on the subject of food...yes because of the renovations, there are fewer guests, (around 100) which means less staff, which means less food variety. In Cuba you eat what is available to them. In the two week period we were there, we had one meal that was not the best, but I improvised and had bread and cheese and cold cuts, and soup. I was full, and walked away happy. Always amazing ice cream! We met people on the beach, staying at the "bigger better newer" resorts, who told us the food was disgusting where they were staying! The staff: You won't find a better group of people to wait on you hand and foot, treating you like kings and queens! They are one of the reasons people keep coming back to The Sol. Not one person I talked to was disappointed with their return experience, despite the fact that the food selection was not as plentiful as previous trips. To sum this up: If you want a wonderful quieter resort, and are not concerned about whether or not everything is brand new and exactly like hotels at home, then you will enjoy this place! If you want a party palace with 1000 noisy people , there are several other options on the Island. Thank you Sol Cayo Santa Maria for another wonderful vacation!
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from AdrianGonVar, General Manager at Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Dear frmris, First of all thank you very much for taking your time to write this wonderful review. We are so happy to see that you have had a fantastic time with us and we are countig the days to see you back again! All our staff is waiting for you. We are working every day to offer you the service that you deserve and we are glad to hear that we are improving your satisfaction. Thank you very much again and best wishes to you. Kind Regards, Adrián González Varela General Manager
Read more
Previous
123456
ALSO KNOWN AS
sol cayo santa maria hotel cayo santa maria, sol hotel cayo santa maria, cayo maria santa sol, sol cayo santa maria cuba, cayo santa maria sol
LOCATION
CaribbeanCubaVilla Clara ProvinceCayo Santa Maria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
300
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Sol Cayo Santa Maria
Which popular attractions are close to Sol Cayo Santa Maria?
Nearby attractions include Santa Maria Beach (3.9 km), Delfinario en Cayo Santa Maria (2.7 km), and Plaza La Estrella (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sol Cayo Santa Maria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Sol Cayo Santa Maria?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sol Cayo Santa Maria?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sol Cayo Santa Maria?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sol Cayo Santa Maria have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sol Cayo Santa Maria offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sol Cayo Santa Maria have airport transportation?
Yes, Sol Cayo Santa Maria offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sol Cayo Santa Maria have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.