Secluded is Ocean Casa del Mar’s middle name – an unspoilt beach unravels right on your doorstep. Plus, there’s plenty in the way of bars and restaurants.
This place has only just opened its doors, so everything’s looking fresh from the wrapping. Outside, there’s a stylish pool scene, and inside, you’ll find eight restaurants, a neon-coloured teen hangout and modern rooms.
The hotel’s parked on one of Cayo Santa Maria’s secluded sweeps of sand. There’s a top-class watersports centre down there, too, so kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling are all on the cards.
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Facilities ► View all
El Ranchón buffet restaurant
El Ranchón buffet is set on the beach so you can enjoy your meals overlooking the sea.
Evening entertainment programme
The hotel offers an evening entertainment programme. The sports bar has occasional live music, while the theatre puts on shows and local performances.
2 outdoor pools
You'll find a pair of outdoor pools lined with sunbeds and parasols.
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deluxe double room with pool view and balcony or terrace
Deluxe double rooms have a king-size bed, sofa bed, shower, TV, tea and coffee facilities and a balcony or terrace. These rooms have a pool view.
suite with balcony or terrace and whirlpool bath
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The staff there are amazing. I would specifically like to mention Mayday at the ocean front bar. Leo, the pool bar entertainment. We became good friends. He was fantastic. Also, Yanday, at the coffee bar. Thanks to the above mentioned individuals for making our stay so memorable! Ocean was the most incredible blue colour of which we had a direct view of from out room. We loved our stay there plan on going back there again.More
A terrific November trip
We have visited this area of Cuba many times. It offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean in our opinion & the people are wonderful. Go with an open mind, the desire to relax, & simply enjoy the best that Cuba has to offer. Let me start out by saying that if you are looking for a 5* by Canadian standards you probably won't find one in Cuba. 70-80% of all food in Cuba has to be imported. So do not expect a lot of fresh vegetables. When they run out of things, they have to wait for the next shipment from South America or Spain. Do not go with the thought that everyone in Cuba speaks English. Their free education system is allowing them to learn other languages & many are taking advantages of this. It is always best though to take an English / Spanish dictionary with you just in case you need it. In the Caribbean, the pace of life is much slower & relaxed that what we North Americans are used to. Things do get done but it is not always quick. With all this in mind, let's get back to our experience at the Ocean Casa Del Mar. We arrived on a Friday & found out on Saturday morning that Fidel had passed away. Needless to say, it was a very sombre couple of days around the resort but the staff did their best to keep their guests comfortable. The first day there was no music played out of respect. After that there was music but it was not upbeat music. Entertainment was limited for this reason. Of course, the tvs were broadcasting everything Fidel. It was very interesting to watch & get the locals views on their leader's life. FYI it is in very poor taste to ask Cubans to talk about politics. I will start out by saying we would most definitely return to this hotel. The rooms were lovely & kept clean. The hotel is relatively new only having opened in Feb 2016. We never ran out of water & it was always hot. The food was typical of Cuba. There is always something to eat. Let me just say that we have never gone to any resort & lost weight. The staff do their best. The breakfast chef at the egg station would remember many of the guests orders each morning & start them as they approached his station with a warm greeting. Everyone from the security to the gardeners will greet you with an Ola. There is a coffee shop which we enjoyed each day. The staff at the lobby bar are fantastic! The beach is beautiful. We never had a problem finding a pallapa but of course, we were also there during the off season. The grounds are still being finished, the planting are still immature but in a couple of years will be stunning. We also enjoyed the new Pueblo next door to the Ocean Casa Del Mar. It is more high end then the existing 2 on the island with a lovely spa that we also took advantage of. Please also keep in mind that the area of Cayo Santa Maria is currently undergoing a lot of new construction. All the water is piped from the main land. So during the construction, they are occasionally turning off the water supply, at least during the slow season. We did not have an issue with this during our stay at the hotel but the spa at the Pueblo did during our visit there. We were well compensated for this slight inconvenience. We would like to thank all the staff of the Ocean Casa for making our trip a memorable one & look forward to seeing you again in the future.More
Overall a great vacation. Stayed there January 10, 2017 until January 17, 2017. Still a few bugs to work out being a newer resort but a good time was had by all! Pepe and Nicoli at the pool bar were above and beyond! Never without a drink in our hand! Long drive from the airport 90-120 minutes depending on your bus driver but heard a rumor they were going to build an airport closer to Santa Maria. Definitely worth the trip!More
Everyone has good and bad days but our were just amazing!!!!
We were at hotel the last week of January/17, after have read a lot of complains about New Year days we were kind of worried and not sure what will be our luck.. Definitely, we have to say that we had a blast at the Ocean Casa del Mar, we couldn't feel more pleased. Let' s start from the reception saying a big thanks to Humelia , she was very profesional at any time, including the night we have to visit the doctor for an unexpected emergency , she was very helpful and she called the ambulance from her own phone.!! We arrive at property at noon so before getting our room we were able to start enjoying all the areas and go straight to the buffet . That was how we met two of the waiters called Leo and Yudelkys, they were very kind and friendly during all our stay, bringing us all the drinks and caring about any detail to make us feel very well served. After lunch and before the time mentioned at the reception we got our room located at the bungalow W 1141, we believe that it is best and convenience area, close to everything such as Snack area open 24 hours, pool, beach, buffet Pueblo(little area outside hotel for shopping souvenirs, partying and eating- not included- and the best our view from the balcony , omg !! having the pool to the right side and the beach to the left. So don't waste your money paying for Ocean view because most of the room allow you to see it !! 24 h Snack bar makes the more tasty gouda cheese, ham and fries ever. Their staff nice and kind , big thanks for Daimi and Joice. Rooms very well kept , plenty soft drinks and beer in the fridge everyday. Here Maria Rosa our maid surprises us with different towel shapes like turtle, monkey, crab, Etc At the beach bar where the grill is we enjoy delicious sea food and pork chops made with love by Moya and Julio Cesar, drinks very well done by Vania and Fabiana. The beach itself is gorgeous, if the weather is ok you will love it, otherwise there not enough sand for sunbathing A la carte restaurants awesome, very nice service , good presentation of the dishes. We went to Origami(Japanese), Lemonchello(Italian), Blue Moon (Romantic), Neptuno(sea food) all great but the waiters superiors !! Thanks to Leonardo, Yunio, Lisandra (Coockie), Alian. These guys work hard to serve you please be patience if you have to wait longer than normal, they are doing their best and can be short in staff or over capacity because for eating in those restaurant there are not reservations needed. Buffet was good , could be better ,with a variety in food like fish , chicken, pork, meat, amazing people working for everybody. !!! Special thanks to Magdiel, Pedro, Willians, Juliet, Noevia. For those in charge of the buffet we want to advice that you can prepared the food better, you guys have the ingredients for that, the only thing you need is a little bit of creativity, better combinations. Please oatmeal can not be missed in breasfasts as is worldwide eaten. Veggies for breakfast are not appealing !! We heard that the food in Cuba is not the best if compare with other Caribbean destinations but here at Casa del Mar is good. Of course if you are a picky eater probably could have problem. Our congratulations for the staff in all the areas oat the hotel, you guys make the different with your beautiful smiles all the time. Least but no last the night shows are great but the Michael Jackson one is just the best show we ever seen , unforgettable !!!! At the bar beside the theater Roberto And Omar were awesome making delicious drinks in very short time despite the amount of people ordering at the same time. It was our first time in Cuba , no complains at all ,for sure we are going back to Casa del Mar to share with all those we met and see if the management have cared about all the comments sent by this via. Thanks for everything you did By the way ,I would like to meet in person next time the Director of the Hotel Mr.Joelvis Perez Torres who apparently is my lost brother, just to let him know that all are doing an awesome job and of course could do it even better. More
A Nice clean Resort
My wife & I travelled to Cayo Santa Maria from Jan 31st to Feb 7th. We travelled Holasun via Cubana, the plane was older on the way there and newer on the way back. A bit of a language barrier on the flight, but they fed us. This was my 6th time to Cuba and 3rd time to Cayo Santa Maria., 1st time was Melia Las Dumas, it was ok, next was Playa Cayo Santa Maria, then Ocean was this time. I am a fair but honest reviewer, if you read my other reviews you will see this. FOOD. 6/10 So the breakfast buffet was great, omelettes are awesome, bacon not cooked enough. Lunch at the buffet was ok but repetitive, snack bar was so so, fries were good. A La Cartes were ok, Asian tasted good but super small portions, in fact we went to the buffet afterwards, we saw many others their after as well. Italian was good, the chicken was good. We told them it was our honeymoon so they gave us breakfast in our room, it was nice, and a special dinner at the romantic with champagne. It is Cuba and we didn't expect Jamaica or Mexican food but it was just ok, Playa was the best we've had in Cuba. DRINKS. 8/10 Beer was ok, Crystal & Buccanero. I'm a rye guy, usually hard to find in Cuba, but Pepe at the swin up bar found me a good rye called Black Royal Whiskey, doesn't say its rye but tastes like it, all other whiskeys are scotch. Banana Mama is a great island drink. Mike's cafe was a big hit with the wife, coffee, tea, lattes and stuff like that. ROOMS. 9.5/10 Rooms we're very nice, clean, modern, bathroom was really nice, shower was amazing, huge. We met other that upgraded to Privillage and regretted it, nice tub but no shower in there. Maid was awesome, we stayed in building #11 1147 3rd floor, close to everything. POOLS. 9/10 We basically stayed in the swim up bar all week, but there was 4 pools, water was cold, almost everyday, it was apparently their cold front. But you could get used to it, Pepe and Yuri are great guys at the swim up bar. Always filled our cups, always smiling. BEACH. 8/10 I'm a pool guy but we did spend a morning at the beach, a bit wavy that day but still beautiful and water was amazingly clear. BARS. 9/10 Lots of bars all over the place, a good selection of drinks. STAFF. 9.5/10 AGAIN a shout out to "Pepe", & Yuri from the swim up bar, made me Dr.Peppers everyday, super friendly everyday. Buffet staff, a la carte staff and basically all staff we're friendly. SHOWS & STUFF. 6/10 Only saw 2 shows, they were ok. But where they need work is pool fun, maybe Karaoke at night, or something, wasn't much going on any day. Relaxing but sometime it would have been nice to see something going on. OVERALL. 8/10 I enjoyed my stay at Oceans, it was quiet, maybe because of the New Years fiasco we read about, but I assure you it was not like this at all during our stay. Again just maybe a little more going on around the resort would be nice. No reservation a lacartes were nice, and unlimited, but it wasn't busy so I'm not sure how this would be in a full resort. Staff we're incredible, if you see Pepe ask him for a Dr,Pepper, he'll know what you want, its with amaretto. I would return one day, but I'd wanna know that they've improved in the entertainment area before I do. Don't rely on the internet, it sucks. But it's cheap, $1.50 pesos for 1 hour, if you can't get it to work u can use it for their computers, but they only have 2. There is shopping right next door and they will take u in a golf cart for free.More
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