Villa Las Brujas is an environmentally conscious little hotel built on stilts above a rock formation among the mangroves, which boasts individual and duplex cottage-styled villas connected by a raised, rugged wooden walkway.
The place is lovely and at the end of the row of buildings there's a long (about 2km) stretch of beautiful unspoiled white-sand beach, which is seldom crowded, as there are only 24 rooms here.
The villas are spacious and well appointed, with marble bathrooms and separate sitting areas, like mini-suites. All but five have ocean views; of these, the second-floor units offer the best views.
Food is limited (since there is only one place to eat all meals) and quite basic. Don’t expect a gourmet experience, but there is fresh fish and seafood. Breakfast is buffet-style, while lunch and dinner is à la carte.
The nearby marina is pretty impressive, very new and featuring catamarans, diving boats and small motor boats available for day trips, fishing, diving and other nautical activities.
Cayo Las Brujas owns kilometers of coral reefs with a vast submarine fauna (it’s the world's second widest after the Australian reefs), where large shoals of tarpon, jacks, spadefish, groupers and barracudas provide a special attraction for divers.
Anglers also could find something to do around here. Tarpon, up to 120 lbs +, are one of the primary target species at this site. Combine this with other species such as Snook to 30lbs, Jack Crevalle to 30lbs, Barracuda, Dorado, Albacore, Sierra Mackerel, and an assortment of other species in the Jack family such as Horse-eye Jacks and Amberjacks, as well as Snappers like Cubera Snappers & Red Snappers, give the angler a wide variety of different species to catch. Tarpon, Snook and Jacks can be pursued with a fly rod while conventional stand up gear can be used for fishing the reefs or trolling for Barracuda, Mackerel and Snappers.
To keep in mind:
Medical services are offered at the Cayo Santa María International Clinic, a few km away.
The cays are linked to the mainland by a 45km causeway, Cayo las Brujas being the first of the three. At the beginning of the causeway there’s a tollbooth (2CUC per car each way) where passports will be requested, of every single person, so don’t forget them!
Being the closest beach to Caibarién and Remedios, Cayo las Brujas is also used to spend the day by paying a day entry of 15CUC (this includes a credit of 12CUC to use in the restaurant for food and drinks, and the use of the facilities: beach chairs, outdoor showers and bathrooms).
Cayo las Brujas is not a town and the hotel is not a traditional resort. Here there’s only the rooms, one restaurant, the marina and the small airport, nothing else. No entertainment, no internet, not even a shop. So bring books, snacks, games, music, snorkeling equipment, etc. (This is a special destination for travelers looking for pure nature, peace and quiet).
And last but not least, this little hotel is quite popular therefore difficult to reserve. Plan your visit with time and let us know as soon as possible.