Hotel Melia Las Dunas

Vacation spot: Cayo Santa Maria, Brujas & Ensenachos
Address: Cayo Santa María, Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba.
Phone: (+53 42) 350100
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Sol Melia
Energy: 220 V / 60 Hz

Meliá Las Dunas is a 5* all-inclusive beach resort located in Cayo Santa María, a key on the north of the province of Villa Clara that together with Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo forms the archipelago Jardines del Rey.

Cayo Santa María not only features a gorgeous beach, its wild green vegetation and rich variety of endemic fauna make this region, declared a biosphere reserve, rank as one of the most exotic areas of the whole Caribbean.

Access to the key is through a 48Km road from the town of Caibarién on the main island. The drive from the airport is kind of long, especially if one is tired after a flight, but it can be really interesting if the guide does a good job giving information about the area and the road itself.

Two ambiances are clearly recreated in Meliá Las Dunas. One is devoted to families, the other to couples. It is a beautiful and big resort (925 rooms), which is nice because guests don’t bump into each other even in high season; and since grounds are kept so immaculate by the gardeners it is a pleasure to walk around it.

There are 4 swimming pools, 2 on the family side and 2 on the adults side. They are large and offer many loungers, shaded areas and 2 swim up bars. One of them is a relax pool, perfect for reading or just getting a tan in total peace and quite (no games or activities and no children are allowed).

Beach is simply sublime, with a wide strip of white fluffy sand, crystal clear waters and many kilometers long which makes it perfect for walking. There are also plenty of nautical sports to practice.

Although Cuba is not known for the best food, most feedback from Meliá Las Dunas past guests is positive, especially regarding the à la carte restaurants, but the buffet too seems to offer a good selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also an ice cream parlor and the 24hr. Beer Garden offering hamburgers, sandwiches, fries... so convenient when you miss the buffet opening hours.

Service, staff and animation team also get many compliments and positive reviews.

Off the resort there’s a craft market that is worth visiting since one can buy souvenirs for a much better price. There is a bus that picks up clients at the hotel and brings them back (extra charge but very economical).

Tips and useful information:

- Bring mosquito repellent

- Book at least 1 excursion (there are many: the Santa Clara/Remedios trip and the speed boat excursion only to mention 2).

- Tips are appreciated but not expected.

Hotel Highlights


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Meliá las Dunas features a Baby / Mini Club for looking after babies and making children take part in games, activities and excursions under the supervision of the hotel's proffesional staff.

Open: 7 days a week / 09:00 - 17:00hrs.



SPA Aguas Claras is the perfect place to relax and get pampered. Treatments: back, body, leg and foot massage; serenity massage; reflexology; Shiatsu; Reiki; body (Germaine de Capuccini products); beauty salon; pedicure and manicure; etc.

Open: 7 days a week / 09:00 - 18:00hrs.



Pristine beaches, majestic coral reef, unique ocean bed and an international diving center offering a variety of courses and packages organized by PADI and SSI certified instructors invite guests to practice this sport at Meliá Las Dunas.

Location Details


10 km from Las Brujas National Airport

110 km from Santa Clara's International Airport "Abel Santamaría"

Havana City (386 Km)



Car Rental

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



Buffet style restaurant specialized in Cuban food with service for breakfast and dinner.



Buffet style restaurant specialized in International food with service for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Isabel y Fernando

A la carte restaurant specialized in International food.

Schedule: 18:30 - 22:00 hrs.



A la carte restaurant specialized in Italian food.

Schedule: 24 hrs. / Dinner: 18:30 - 22:30 hrs.


Los Caribes

Rustic beachside snack bar / à la carta restaurant.


Breakfast: 12:00 - 15:00 hrs.

Lunch: 18:30 - 22:30 hrs.


Los Agaves:

A la carte restaurant specialized in Mexican food.

Schedule: 18:30 - 22:00 hrs.



A la carte restaurant specialized in Oriental food.

Schedule: 18:30 - 22:00 hrs.


2 snack bars by the pool

Schedule: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.


Mi Conuco

Snack bar specialized in italian food (pizzas).

Schedule: 10:00 - 16:00 hrs.



Ice-cream parlor

Schedule: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.



- 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 bar open 24 hrs.

2 Aqua bars, open from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs.

3 beach bars, open from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Beer Garden, open 24 hrs. for snacks and beer.

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Gym
  • Tennis
  • Catamarans
  • Kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurf
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Pool volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga / Meditation / Taichi
  • Darts
  • Nautical center
  • Trekking
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Baby Club and/or Mini Club
  • Highchairs for babies in restaurants
  • Playground
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's area in swimmingpool
  • Children’s pool
  • Cribs on request, according to availability
  • Kids activities program
Fun and Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Evening entertainment (live music and / or shows)
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Ecological excursions
Facilities for persons with disabilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • Weddings and honeymoons program packages
  • Legal service for weddings and renewal of vows
Room Services
  • Laundry
Health and Beauty
  • Whirlpool
  • Beauty parlor
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Internet Café
Events and Incentives
  • Meeting rooms equipped with modern audiovisual aids for events and banquets
  • Groups and Event planner / Professional Convention organizers
  • Special entertainments and incentive programs for groups
  • Gifts for VIPs and tour leaders
  • Reserved spaces sign-posted in restaurants
  • VIP upgraded to superior room (subject to availability)
  • Welcome cocktail at check in
  • Welcome sign
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Craftwork/souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Parking
  • Porter service
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Towel service
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • 24-hour medical service
  • Cigar lounge / Shop
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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