Hotel Melia Buenavista

Vacation spot: Cayo Santa Maria, Brujas & Ensenachos
Address: Punta Madruguilla, oeste Cayo Santa María, Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba.
Phone: (+ 53 42) 350700
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children younger than 18 are not allowed in the hotel.
Managed by: Sol Melia

In Punta Madruguilla, west of Cayo Santa Maria, stands Meliá Buenavista, a 5* adults only (18+), all inclusive, no wristband, beach resort and spa.

Located in the middle of an ecological environment, in a privileged setting with unmatched privacy and surrounded by 3 beautiful beaches, each one different from the other one, this resort is ideal for couples looking for quiet, relaxing holidays.

Guests love the beautiful gardens that are impeccably maintained, the 2 pools with wooden lounge chairs and the jacuzzi rooms (104 Junior Suites and Suites + a fantastic villa).The resort also offers: a Yhi Spa with a varied range of treatments and services, butler service, 24 hour room service, free wireless internet (slow in Cuba), good fitness center, a nice lobby bar with good music and many choices of coffees, among other great facilities.

Also, the entire hotel features Royal Service which provides many extras (see Highlights for more details); staff and management are extremely attentive, they pamper you and spoil you; animation is nice and classy (don't come here if you expect big shows); and being a small hotel everything can be reached within a short walk distance.

A unique feature of this resort is the exchange privileges between other hotels from the same chain: Melia Las Dunas, Melia Cayo Santa Maria, and the Sol Cayo Santa Maria. There is a topped off bus with regular service that can take you to any of them and to the town, where there is a souvenir and crafts market. A great option if this resorts turns out to be too quiet or small for you.

Hotel Highlights


2015 - Condé Nast Johansens: Awards for Excellence Winners Americas

Award for Excellence in the Best Service in the Caribbean category. This accommodation certified by Condé Nast Johansens provides Royal Service in each of its 105 suites. Online votes, guest opinions and the criteria of local experts were taken into account by the prestigious firm to give Meliá Buenavista this annual recognition of excellence in the luxury market.

2014 - TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence

Award for the hotel's hospitality and popularity on the world's largest travel website, granted for achieving the highest score from its clients on a regular basis.



- Cozy atmosphere, spectacular scenery, special decorations, privacy and romantic atmosphere.

- Attentive service, daily recreation and night entertainment for adults.

- Informal atmosphere, peace and quiet.

- Personalized and differentiated.



Royal Service throughout the hotel and accommodations.

Facilities: Free Dinner Around and/ or Day Around in Meliá Cuba hotels on the key (with transfer service included); Wi-Fi connection in noble areas and rooms (free of charge).

Services: Bathtub preparation with candles and salts (on request); 1 YHI Spa hydrothermal circuit per person, per stay; 24-hour room service (no charge); à la carte dinner service in your room (no charge); assistance and coordinations, reservations, transfers, etc; breakfast, lunch and dinner ( à la carte); butler service; daily turndown service in the evenings; exclusive lounge reception; express laundry service; first pressing service free (2 pieces per person); free late check-out until 4:00 pm, subject to availability; luggage packing/unpacking; personalized and private check in / check out; personalized welcome and description; pillow menu; reservation guaranteed in à la carte restaurants; tea time and snack service; welcome cocktail with champagne and refreshing towels.



YHI SPA is a place bathed in the energy of YHI, a place for the recreation of the senses in a moment dedicated to the purification of the body, the balance of the mind and the cultivation of the soul.

- Balinese and Drizzle shower

- Bathrobe, towel and sandal service

- Beverages: fresh still water, carbonated water, tea, infusions, etc. service

- Building with front desk

- Individual lockers

- Outdoor Hydromassage with sea view

- Outdoor individual eco-Palapas (2)

- Outdoor Jacuzzi (4m)

- Personalized service

- Relaxation room

- Sauna sensations shower

- Steam bath

- Terraces, showers, pergolas, Palapas

- Toiletries



From suntan lotion to international newspapers and magazines, games, books, towels and information on restaurant working hours, spa services and excursions to nearby sites, among other services. Open: 7 days a week / Schedule: 10:00 - 17:00

Location Details

NE of Villa Clara.

45 km north of the mainland.

15 minutes drive from the air terminal in Cayo Las Brujas.



Internal transfer: Regular shuttle service between all the hotels and villages of Cayo Santa María.


International restaurant "Los Caribes".

Air conditioned

A la carte

Specialises in Italian cuisine at lunchtime.

Located in the central building, with outdoor terrace areas overlooking the swimming pool, water mirrors and Punta Matamoros cove.

Entertainment: small musical groups

Open: 7 days a week / 18:30 - 22:00hrs


Bistró "Los Navegantes".

Air conditioned

A la Carte

Located in the main building next to the International Restaurant with panoramic windows offering views of the terraces, central swimming pool and Punta Madruguilla cove.

Entertainment: small musical groups

Speciality: Caribbean food

Open:7 days a week / 18:30 - 22:00hrs.


Grill restaurant "Los Marinos".

A la carte.

Rustic Caribbean grill restaurant located in front of the hotel with views of the ocean and main road.

Air-conditioned and surrounded by terraces overlooking the beach and Punta Madruguilla cove.

The restaurant has its own bar which serves hot and cold drinks.

Entertainment: small musical groups.

Open: 7 days a week


Breakfast: 07:30 - 11:00, à la carte

Lunch: 13:00 - 16:00, à la carte

Dinner: 18:30 - 22:00, à la carte



- Booking in advance and dress code required for dinners at specialized restaurants.

- Diet and vegetarian dishes (on request).

- Live entertainment at some restaurants.

- Opening and closing times may be subject to change (prior notice given).

- Continental breakfast and tea time service.

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

Lobby and piano bar "La Notte".

Located in the hotel’s main building, opposite the main swimming pool.

Open: 24hrs.

Piano bar service: 19:00- 22:00hrs.


Beach bar "La Duna".

Located on the boardwalk that connects the main building with the beach grill restaurant.

Open: 10:00 - 17:00hrs.


Pool bar "La Caracola".

Located in the central building of the hotel in the main swimming pool area.

Open: 10:00 - 17:00hrs.

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Gym
  • Starting diving
  • Tennis courts (night-lit)
  • Tennis lessons
  • Catamarans
  • Paddleball
  • Pedal boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurf
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Beach Soccer
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini bowling
  • Mini soccer
  • Squash
  • Bicycles
  • Golf nearby
  • Horseback riding
  • Mini-golf
  • Parachuting
Fun and Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Ecological excursions
  • Night entertainment program
  • Pool activities
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Organized picnics
Facilities for physically disabled persons
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Rooms for physically disabled persons
  • Wheel chairs ( on request )
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Legal service for weddings and renewal of vows
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • Weddings and honeymoons program packages
Room Services
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
Health and Beauty
  • SPA
  • Massage
  • Beauty parlor
  • Jacuzzi
  • Therapeutic massage
Business and Office
  • Fax service
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Wi-Fi internet connection in common areas.
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Car rental
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • 24-hour medical service
  • Late check out according to availability
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