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Wilt u genieten van alle luxe, maar eveneens watersporten beoefenen, dan is dit resort uitermate geschikt voor u!
Over Meliá Cayo Santa María
Het eiland is met het vasteland verbonden door middel van een ‘zeeweg’ van 50 kilometer. Alle kamers hebben een terras of balkon met zitje. Er is een keur aan restaurants: buffet, internationaal, mediterraans, Italiaans, grill en Japans en ook een gezellige lobby/piano bar. Er zijn zwembaden, een tennisbaan, watersportcentrum, gym, sauna, beautysalon, kapper, theater, discotheek, winkeltjes en een excursiebalie. Voor de kinderen is er een Mini-club met leuke activiteiten.
- all inclusive
- gourmet en wellness
Wilt u genieten van alle luxe, maar eveneens watersporten beoefenen, dan is dit resort uitermate geschikt voor u!
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Ruim en mooi ingericht met zithoek, airco, balkon of terras, televisie, telefoon, (huur)kluisje, koelkastje. Luxe, volledig uitgeruste badkamer met föhn, strijkfaciliteiten.
Zoals Standard, met gedeeltelijk zeezicht.
Geselecteerde alcoholische en non-alcoholische drankjes, alle maaltijden, 24-uurs roomservice, snacks, gebruik van de niet-gemotoriseerde watersportfaciliteiten en deelname aan de georganiseerde (sport)activiteiten.
Aan een 400 meter wit zandstrand op het gelijknamige eiland Cayo Santa María.
- 6 Restaurants
- 1 snackbar
- 5 Bars
- 3 Zwembaden (waarvan 1 kinderbad)
- Duiklessen voor beginners in het zwembad
- Miniclub en Kidsclub
- Watersportcentrum op 10 km afstand met catamaran, waterfietsen, windusrfen, duiken en vissen
Wilt u uw vakantie in Cuba afsluiten met een strandvakantie in een exclusieve en wonderschone omgeving? Kies dan voor een vakantie op één van de Cayos: Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Largo of Cayo Coco.
De Cayos zijn wit met groen omsierde eilandjes en liggen als wilde parels in een blauwe zee. Het strand is spierwit en het water mooi helder.
Wilt écht iets bijzonders en iets unieks tijdens uw vakantie op Cuba? Kies dan voor een van deze eilandjes en laat u verwennen.
"Third Time To MCSM - Lots of great changes."
AIRLINE COMPANY We booked this vacation for June 17 for one week online directly with trans-at about four weeks before flying out. Paid $800 for two people. The price dropped by $100/ticket one week before flying. The airline refused to give a refund. Also tried to extend the vacation to 8-9 days and were told to pay a penalty fee because it inconveniences the hotel. We checked with the hotel directly. The mgr said this is not true. We spoke with other hotel guests who flew with sun wing or air-can and heard worse horror stories, so horrible customer service is the new norm? FLIGHT TO CUBA The interior dimensions of the plane seats are made for people who do not eat food or have very tiny behinds. As usual, everyone gets free 2 little plastic glasses of any non-alcoholic drink of your choice. And glad to see that mints are still free. People buying food on the plane can only use their VISA card, as debit and cash were not accepted. As long as flyers are willing to pay $15 for a 6" pizza or $10 for a cold breakfast sandwich, airline companies will not wake-up when it comes to serving free or smartly priced food on flights. ARRIVAL We requested a room on the 2nd floor in a block near the beach entrance and got it. Our room was spotless and clean upon arrival, and every single day of our stay. The ladies at reception do an amazing job of quickly getting guests processed. Also nice to see money-conversions are now handled at reception and they record all your contact info, in case any guests exchange fake or stolen money. HOTEL Reception, lobby and lobby bar floor, walls and decor have been updated and looks very classy. Apparently the construction took place at odd hours so guests would not be disturbed. Gardens and general cleanliness is always top notch. Any messy areas are b/c guests do not toss their cups and leave plates with food on tables or in odd areas like near the pool or outside their rooms. ANIMATION TEAM A big thank you to Arel for keeping the team and events organized and also enjoyed our daily chats with Ernesto (tai-chi master) and Ismail (yoga and stretching pro). These guys and ladies are constantly working, and makes one wonder if they get sleep. We were a bit shocked to hear a few long-serving staff members were no longer working at MCSM. After asking around the reason they left, one of the beach life guards said a few months ago, an older Canadian female tourist tried to proposition male staff for "bedroom services" and they refused, so the tourist in a fit of rage fabricated a story which got the hotel and staff in some bad publicity. The hotel is aware tourists are increasingly flocking to Cuba for "bedroom services" and controlling it is sadly difficult. DRINKS AND FOOD Lobby bar and beach bar are the best places for great coffee and well made drinks. Juan Carlos (Lobby) and Nestor (Beach) run their bars like clockwork. One thing we noticed is the bar-staff reduced or served zero alcohol to guests who are above their limit. The 24hour snack bar only serves eggs, bread and ham sandwiches after a certain time, so be weary if looking for fries or burgers at 4am. The best places for fresh food are: (1) the little sandwich grill station in the beach bar, (2) the bbq grill before entering the path to the beach, (3) a-la-carte restaurants, (4) breakfast in the buffet. We ate at the lunch and dinner buffet a couple of times but the food can seem repetitive b/c the Head Chef is keen on reducing food waste, which is a good thing overall. Also some guests liked to load their plates up with all the fries, potatoes, mangos or procuitto, leaving empty platters for other guests. We gladly only saw one or two guests "bagging their food". POSSIBLE FUTURE CHANGES Would be nice to see more beach weddings at MCSM. Small resorts are ideal places for a wedding compared to larger ones. Plus the MCSM reception, administration and animation team all communicate and work together compared to other resorts which focus on weddings. The little grill stand in the beach bar is a nice touch, but it takes away from the flow of the old beach bar. Standing and drinking space is very limited with the new setup. Would be great if the beach bar was extended to include a patio deck with chairs, tables and umbrellas plus the grill station. The 2nd reason guests repeat visit this resort is the beach (1st is the staff), so its only logical to improve and invest on the beach bar and food at the beach. Plus no other hotel in the Cayo Santa Maria beach stretch has this amenity. FIRST TIME TO MCSM For 1st timers, following tips are handy: bring your own toilet paper; bring LOTS of snacks, for the plane, for the room and the trip back; bring a sippy cup or bubba keg to cut down on plastic cup waste; bring NEW (not your garbage or used) clothes or shoes to give away to staff b/c these items are getting harder to source; tip at least 1 or 2 CUCs, even though the Canadian dollar is horrible; learn Spanish b/c you would demand foreigners to learn English/French if they came to Canada; drugs are NOT allowed even if its med pot or for your "glaucoma"; remember Cuban people do not get to leave Cuba the same way other people can travel, so be nice. XX
"In general a good stay, a few bad apples"
I recently spent 7 nights at the Melia. Being a repeat guest I did not receive any extras. I like the Melia because it is smaller, more adult and has a great pool. The rooms are spacious and I did not have any room service or water problems. The AC could be stronger and hopefully the hotel will address that over the next while. I would like to point out amongst the great staff there are a few bad apples in just about ever area. The lobby bar, the buffet, the snack bar, the telephone room, the beach Ranchon, I did not even try to get a drink at the beach bar, there are people working who think you don't understand Spanish and say very rude things about the guests. With the hotel industry booming in Cuba and the potential of more and more international guests the bad attitude I saw needs to go. I don't think I will stay here again. There are other more pleasant experiences on the Cayo.
Below Iâ€™ll explain in details why my overall stay at Melia was a 4/5. This was my first time visiting Cuba and I had very low expectations. But after visiting Melia, i'd say my expectations were exceeded. The bus ride to the resort took approximately an hour and a half but i didn't complain because the tour guide kept us entertained by pointing out the various historical parts of Cuba. Upon arriving at the resort, I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty and open it was. After we checked in, we headed to our room which was nothing too special (cozy but outdated) the washrooms had ants crawling out from each corner but they werenâ€™t too big of an issue. We headed to the beach which was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and made the whole trip worth it. We booked a few a la carts during our stay, all of which were of same quality as the buffet (Italian was horrible). The Japanese buffet would have to be the best out of all of them, they grill the food in front of you and the fried rice is really good! The food at the buffer was OK, we spent most of our days eating the grilled meats because a lot of us had upset stomachs. The snack bar by the beach had really good food but when locals visit (during the weekends) they remove most of the menu items. We bought Wi-Fi during the week which was not as bad as most reviewers say, I got Wi-Fi 90% of the time (snapchat doesnâ€™t work) The price of the wifi is 1.50 CUC per hour. The resort had a lot of mosquitoes during the night time so I suggest you bring mosquito repellent and there were tons of birds at the snack bar which made it difficult to eat. There were two cockroaches in our room and the flies at this resort are the worst Iâ€™ve seen. So if you are someone who hates bugs in general... this is not the resort for you. We went to all the shows during our stay there, they were okay. The resort is pretty boring, so if you are looking for a quiet resort with plenty of time to relax, this oneâ€™s for you. I If you want to party at night, go to Las Dunas, they have some pretty fun parties there. You can cross over to Las Dunas by going through the path towards the spa. Near the end of our stay, we visited the town Calvariene for some lobster since Melia doesnâ€™t offer it at their French restaurant anymore. We went to the restaurant La Tormenta, they had amazing lobster fried fish and fried shrimp (ask for their garlic butter to put on your lobster). The customer service is amazing and theyâ€™ll appreciate you even more when you tip. Overall, the resort is beautiful and the best part of the trip was the beach and customer service. My team and I met some pretty incredible workers which made our stay completely worth it. Tips: If you want to visit the town, talk to the bartender down at the pool. Bring your own sauces to spice up your food. Tip your servers and the lawn workers!!
"HONEST DETAILED REVIEW ALL PROS AND CONS"
A bit of background on myself. I am a 21-year-old student looking for a quick getaway for a great deal. Got this trip for seven days under $700 Canadian. I went in with low expectations since I've been to Jamaica and paid close to $2000 for an luxury resort. I'll start off with the pros and then the cons. The reviews I read before booking were not accurate and forgot to mention A LOT of negatives. Is it worth the money I paid.YES. Would i go again? ....Meh maybe for $500. Travelled for 7 days. Pro tip: talk to the bartender at the pool bar, he knows English very well and could let you know what to visit. You could bring old name brand clothes and they would love it. Blue jays gear etc. Tip the people in the resort and especially the yard workers because they need it the most and are very grateful. I am a beach person so the pros outweighed the cons for me and this was the best beach I've seen. PROS: Customer Service is Impeccable (I tipped for good service) very grateful people working. Amazing people. Best people i've met so far. You can customize what you want to eat with the chefs( we personally made fried rce at the buffet by giving the chef the ingredients) Beach is crystal blue and very soft sands with playful waves Pool is also great There is a disco on the other hotel las Dunas that is accessible (drinks are extra) Fruits are fresh La tormenta restaurant outside the resort.$10 CUC for a huge lobster, best food i ate on the trip . It is in the crab city. CONS -There are flies and mosquitos everywhere. Had to have one person guard the food so no flies attack while you leave. -Many birds near the snack bar and grill bar that are annoying while you eat -We did find two cockroaches in the room -Many locals come on the weekend and take over. During this time there are fewer items to eat. -NO LOBSTER , you have to pay to eat lobster (lovely restaurant in the nearby town that makes delicious food, its called La Tormenta.$10 CUC for a huge lobster. -ALL THE A LA CARTES ARE DISGUSTING (except the Japanese) you'll find yourself going to the buffet after. Bring your own sauce if you want a flavor for the grilled meats. Food in cuba is meh but you should expect that. -Bring Pepto Bismol cause 3/5 people in our group had dihharrea. - Pretty boring resort with all old people bring a group of friends. Ended up watching TV with snacks I brought from wal-mart. -Bedding is not very comfortable but that is expected. -The resort doesn't have much lighting at night to go back to the room. -The night shows aren't entertaining probably only the magic show.
"And then some"
Where do I start ? OK the negatives : I'm thinking....still thinking...Nope, anything negative was resolved when I mentioned to staff, so nothing negative. The positives : Well this page is not going to be long enough, so to simplify....If you were thinking of coming here...Come, really, experience it for yourself, if you are a negative sort of person, or have grand expectations, you might find somethings not to your liking...Its not a 5 star resort, but has 10 star staff and management, 10 star beach and sea, 10 star entertainment, ok 9 star, I saw the fashion show 6 times. Seriously just go and experience it for yourself, my family and I were not disappointed. Just got back from two weeks there, and didn't want to leave.....enjoy
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