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Melia Cayo Santa Maria

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Melia Cayo Santa Maria

Medium class resort offering a wide range of facilities on a whitesand beach.

The beachfront all-inclusive resort Melia Cayo Santa Maria is on the eponymous island in the Caribbean archipelago of Jardines del Rey. 

The emphasis here is on wellness and relaxation, ideal for couples although the resort welcomes families and groups of friends. There are bright, sunny rooms decorated in tropical colours, situated in one and two storey buildings. Suites have separate living room, Jacuzzi and ocean or garden views. All have en suite bathroom and balcony or terrace and can accommodate up to two adults and two children. The guest rooms have a good range of amenities including beach umbrellas, satellite TV and digital safe.

Resort facilities include tennis courts, gym with sauna, spa, water sports centre, and open-air swimming pool with poolside bar. The main restaurant is buffet style, and there is more informal poolside restaurant serving Creole style barbecues and pasta dishes. There are two other smarter restaurants specialising in Japanese and French cuisine. 

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Beautiful location and nice resort. Very empty when we were there, so staff half-hearted about activities - eg. sailing, salsa lessons etc. Buffet good enough but specialist restaurants exceptional poor for vegetarians. Italian one closed entire time we were there.

HP, King's lynn

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

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Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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