The Melia Buenavista offers a second to none all inclusive experience with its "Royal Service" , great location and exceptional people. My wife and I have stayed in some nice resorts but the MBV made our recent anniversary stay one we will allways cherish. The staff, the food,the ambiance, the snorkelling all exceded our expectations. ( If you snorkle, go to the shoreside of the island or if weather ( wind.) permits, do the wall between the island and center beaches- it was as good or better than Fiji.)
The Royal Service was a special treat and Gerardo was a prize as he allways kept us informed, seated us well for dinner and set us up with some great surprises. Food selection and quality was great - had one ( of several.) terrific steaks in the Navigators and most of the meals were of top quality - i.e.fresh grilled fish / lobster and if you did not like the smorg for breakfast or lunch you could order off the menu and if you wished, have it delivered to your room or even the beach. Compare "that" to other supposed all inclusives.
One thing to note is that if you wish a side tour to Havana or ?, or want to go fishing
(especially Bonefish / Tarpon.) see "Jill" ( great Gaviota booking agent in Lobby.) ) early as these sell out quickly.
The entertainment groups that played there were very good; professional quality - only wished that the wind had allowed us to dance outside by the pool ( after dinner.) to the great Cuban music .
Well done Ernesto - your #3 rating is well deserved.
Don and Dodie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located west of Cayo Santa Maria in a privileged ecological environment, and surrounded by beaches and coves. All-Inclusive five-star resort with 105 junior suites and suites, and the Villa "Zaida del Rio." Designed for adults over 18 years. An entire hotel featuring Royal Service. Recommended for couples, weddings, honeymoons and wellness/spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Buenavista Hotel Cayo Santa Maria