The Starfish Hotel lines up six restaurants and a shed-load of activities. Plus, it’s right next to a long, white beach.
The Starfish Cayo Santa Maria is wrapped in neatly-preened gardens. A long white beach is less than a minute’s walk away – a wooden boardwalk leads you straight to the sand.
Within a 10-minute stroll, there’s a centre called Pueblo La Estrella, which is modelled on a colonial village. Here, you’ve got restaurants and craft shops, as well as regular live music performances in the plaza.
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2 outdoor pools
Both complete with a terrace dotted with loungers. There's a whirlpool bath, too.
For ages 5-12 years.
Grill La Vigia Cuban à la carte restaurant
Included in your All Inclusive package, Grill La Vigia serves up a range of local dishes.
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suite with limited sea view and balcony or terrace
Suites with a balcony or terrace feature a double bedroom with king-size bed and an extra bed, separate lounge area, tea and coffee facilities, shower in the bath and a minibar. These suites also offer a limited sea view.
double room with limited sea view and balcony or terrace
Double rooms with a balcony or terrace feature a king-size bed, tea and coffee facilities, shower in the bath and a minibar. These rooms also offer a limited sea view.
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White sand and clear water
Upon arrival outside of the airport, you can purchase 2 beers for $5 but you can also wait for the bus ride as they also sell beer for the same price. 90 min to get to the hotel but you learn allot of history along the way. We stayed in building 26 which was close to the pool and the beach. Big rooms with additional day beds. Beds get made every day but sink, mirrors, etc not cleaned. No fresh bath towels, bed sheets or beach towels. You use the same one for the week. Only had hot water once. We had a quiet building. 24 hour lobby bar was too busy when the spring breakers arrived. The 24 hour restaurant was very good. Had the pizza and the smoked salmon sandwich.My sister loved the burgers. The beach grill was very good for lunch. The dinner buffet was the same every night. Very bland but lots of choices. The Japanese restaurant was good and fun, the french restaurant was very good except for the soup and bisque. The lobster was amazing. 3 out of the 7 evening shows were good. The disco was opened most of the time. You can use hair appliances as long as you don't plug them in the washroom. I only had bug bites upon my return. I noticed some people on our excursion had bug bites all over their legs. I have them on my back and legs. I've been using a mixture of essential oils including tea tree, lavender and peppermint for the itch. Great resort, the staff is very friendly, white sand, clear water, can walk for miles. Free catamaran rides, stretching classes, tai chi, dance lessons all at the pool and at the beach. We had a great time. We went on the land and sea excursion. Got to snorkel, go on a long boat ride, then visit a cave, then ride a jeep, a bit too long and a quick horse back ride. I heard the catamaran/snorkel tour was also good. Departure times and tour times are usually 30 minutes lateMore
Great trip too bad S Trip losers showed up
Another trip to Cayo Santa Maria. After a delayed flight we arrived. Upon arrival there was no water on the whole Cayo. 15 hotels without water. Cold water running the next morning but a little trickle of hot water. This I could deal with. 3 days of great weather and wonderful staff and then the horrible S Trip morons arrived. Drunken foul mouth so called kids. Must be because there is no parental guidance. 3 S Trip people for a group of about 50. Drunk and naked around the pool. Boys in the group saying how they would get girls drunk and have sex. Girls so drunk they could not walk.and had to be carried. I will make sure when I go back to this resort to make sure it is not at a time when these morons might be there.More
Still my favorite spot!
Just got back from the Melia Cayo Santa Maria....yes it had water problems...yes it had no water pressure...actually on water for maybe 12 hours the whole flippin island had no water...but we again had a great time and you know why because of the people of this beautiful resort...yes its getting a little tiried looking but you would too if you never closed always people coming and going.....the people were so great and happy to help you in any way...the beach breathe taking...the food I thought has improved from previous years...the buffet was great...always something to eat.....they have done some improvements to the lounge area...nightly local people playing...dancing. I guess its what you make it...its what kind of vacation you want....its a nice smaller resort...if you don't like the big 1000 room resort this is for you...if you want a perfect vacation with no problems...don't pick this island....this resort is not the only one that has issues...issues that got fixed....the water pressure issue I might say has to be dealt with or yes this island will suffer....but I came back with a feeling of calm...10 pounds heavyer...great tan and great memories....you decide...what you what in a vacation.More
Vacation August 2015 and August 2016
I have been in Melia Cayo Santa Maria August 2015, was nice clean, very good service, I give to you more then 5 stars. I stayed there with my husband, granddaughter an her mommy. This year March 2017 my daughter and 2 granddaughters go to same place. I will recommend to every body to go there. I hope me and my husband can go there this year again. Thank you Elka from Windsor Ontario More
Worst Vacation Ever
We Stayed at "MELIA CAYA SANTA MARIA" From Feb. 28 to Mar 10th (JUST RETURNED YESTERDAY)....as above reads we had the worst vacation ever, never had warm water in 10 days .....were forced to take cold showers every day, as well as not having any water for approx. 35 hours....unable to flush tolets in that time, what a smell!! Food was only mediocer....some al la cartes left much to be desired .The hotel management also did not deal with our issues, they were willing to compensate us for a pitance of our total expense of approx $200 , which we felt was't even close to enough for all the hardships we endured in our time there..The rooms need many repairs.More
Harry B, 155006
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