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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals. A la carte dining. Snacks.
Local and international alcoholic and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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.
Rooms ► View all
Deluxe Double Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Privilege Suite with Balcony or Terrace and Whirlpool Bath
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We went for a week from May 3 to May 10. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel was very nice. Staff was very nice. Food was typically Cuban - totally what we expected. Special mentions go out to Yusbel <3 & Vlady at the Snack Bar, Patricia & Moya at the Beach bar, and Yunesky at the Pool bar. They made the experience very enjoyable. Our housekeeper Arlety was very friendly as well. We would go back to this resort without question, we were more then satisfied :-)More
What I liked: Resort looks beautiful inside and outside. Beach is clean, sand has fine texture, and water looks pristine. I liked walking around the resort because it's huge and gave me a good workout. There are two large swimming pools, and we utilized one of them quite a bit. The staff were friendly. Nearby market has a fantastic view, although the merchandise offered for sale were the same as any other flea market. The Italian restaurant had decent food. What I didn't like: The food wasn't good, even fish which was plentiful was cooked without much flavour. It rained heavily on the first evening that we were at the resort, and my mother needed a shuttle to get her to the dining room as she is wheelchair-bound. We waited for over half an hour and no shuttle showed up despite our calling for it twice. The mosquitoes were also deadly during our stay there in late April.More
Let me start by saying that Cuba is not known for its flare for food, and this review reflects an expectation of average food. The hotel grounds were beautiful, clean and new looking. They were extremely well maintained and the cleaning staff did a superb job. In fact, all of the staff (receptionists, waiters, bar staff, entertainment team) were the highlight. Very accommodating and friendly - they strove to give you their best. The beach was delightful; clean with crystal waters. A few wavy days but that is just luck of the weather. Other days were calm and swimming was a must. FYI: some sand fleas and mosquitoes present so bring repellent (may have been the time of year as well). Now for the food. If the food had met my expectations of being average, the rating would have been much higher (as the other qualities were wonderful and made the resort definitely worth the stay). However, besides the staples at All-Inclusives (like the fresh pasta and meat or egg omelet stations), the rest was sub-par. Lacking in flavour for the buffet items. Having been to a few of these typed of resorts, it is expected that the buffet is ok and gets old quickly. This is why the specialty restaurants make such a big difference in a week. Unfortunately, this was the reason I would not return to this resort. Ordering one type of item but getting something else "close in resemblance" was the norm. We figured it out that it was bc that was what was on the buffet that night. Even buying the special dinner for a night, we got Salmon fillet when ordering Mahi Mahi. It was kind of a running joke to figure out what would be served instead. Cuba has a harder time with getting appropriate quality imports of food - so I get why things may not be available - just be honest with the menu and it would be a much better food experience. The wedding on the beach was wonderful and travelling with our 2 mth old was never an issue on this resort. More
We just returned from a beautiful week at this hotel. (Prior to us leaving we were checking weather reports that showed rain everyday we were to be there) when we got there all we got was beautiful sunshine and 29-35 degrees weather. It is currently at about 30% capacity so at times it seems there is no one else around. We were in building 7 top floor facing the kids club, it is attached to the activity pool which is the busier of the 2 pools located at this hotel but really right now not busy at all. There was a slight smell of sewage but I think it came from the plumbing in the bathroom as it was the only place we smelt it and it wasn't constant or enough to make us want to trade rooms or building for that matter. Personally this building was in a great local for us - pool, kids club, path leading down to the beach (beach bar and grill at top of steps to beach). The beach was clean loads of chairs no sand fleas at all. There was really very little rocks (I had read somewhere there were tons of rocks in the water) not here if you go past the hobby cats you are on Warwicks beach and further it does get rocky but if your a snorkeler this is where you'll see more fish. The food at the hotel is good not great but good.Slight varies day to day but always able to eat a good meal even our 6 yr old who is fussy. Mikes Cafe is awesome and a large drink menu. We also ate at the Italian Lemoncillo and all of us really enjoyed the meal. The maids only clean they do not leave the coffee so make sure when leaving a note in your fridge for water and beer to also ask the guys for coffee!! There is nightly entertainment first at 8:30 for the little kids then at 9:00 for the older crowd not bad although I got tired of hearing the same lady sing nightly. Monday night was the Michael Jackson show (AMAZING crew-check this out for sure) There is a small market close to the hotel and on Tuesday nights they do a kids carnival there so there is no kids show at the hotel, Thursday nights at the market is another carnival (we didn't see either didn't find out til too late). CANADIANS - The workers will also try and trade your pesos for Canadian coins they received as tips. They cannot use Loonies and Twoonies and cannot cash them in anywhere. We traded as much that we could even as we were leaving at the airport to help them out. The people there are amazing friendly, helpful and always smiling. Seriously before we left I was concerned by some of the recent reviews we had read but I really enjoyed my stay. I wouldn't consider the hotel 5* but more a 3.5 - 4.More
Great Cuban Holiday!
My boyfriend and I just came back from this resort and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Every single worker we encountered were extremely pleasant and friendly. The pool and beach areas were great! The food in the buffet was very good and every single al a carte restaurant we went to had very good food as well! This was our first time in Cuba and both of us are very pleased with our choice in the resort we made!More
Kathy K, 154954
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