Royalton Cayo Santa Maria Top All-Inclusive Resort In World


Fashionable, luxurious and spectacularly romantic, the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria was recently named the world’s top all-inclusive resort by none other than Trip Adviser. As the 2014 Travelers’ Choice award winner, the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria not only solidified its top ranking in Cuba but now joins an exclusive list of all-inclusive resorts around the world.

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Like all Royalton resorts, this one is ideally situated on what many experienced travelers believe to be the most desirable beach in the world. Plush white sand lines the rich blue Caribbean waters but all guests feel the beach is their private domain. Every day is ripe with potential and the hotel amenities are perfectly designed to offer guests everything needed to enjoy day, night, inside and outside activities. In the Caribbean, it just does not get any better than Cayo Santa Maria.


Small enough to be intimate, but large enough to afford guests unparalleled customer service, fine dining and the most luxurious accommodations on the island,  Royalton Cayo Santa Maria is a dream come true for adult guests. From poolside service to 24-hour butler service, no request goes unattended. The signature commitment to guest service helps to set the Royalton experience apart.

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With just 122 elegant rooms, 118 of which are elegant junior suites, rooms are designed with privacy in mind. One look at the state-of-the-art bathrooms will make guests aware that they have arrived at the top of the line.  Outdoor Jacuzzis on the terrace and Whirlpool bathtubs inside emphasize the luxury accommodations. Satellite LCD-TVs, fully stocked mini-bars with premium brands only, attractive furniture, air-conditioning an ceiling paddle fans appoint each room. Many rooms have breathtaking views of the beach.

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At Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, no matter how delightful your room, the excitement is in the extras. With 2 special pools, 3 extraordinary restaurants and 4 magnificently placed and appointed bars, guests spend most of their days and nights outside their rooms. The beach bar is especially appealing and stays open until the last guest retreats.

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From the welcoming cocktail to the amazingly responsive room service with varied menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the goal of all staff members is to go above and beyond what guests expect in Cuban hotels. The Royalton Cayo Santa Maria has earned its 5-star rating and will not disappoint.

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Around the hotels, staff and guests refer to the hotel’s “All-in” Luxury.”  From the minute you arrive until after you have left, you will agree. A visit to this hotel stays with guests until they return. The facilities at the resort are as impressive as the service. An active spa where every wish is addressed, the fantastic fitness center, the restaurants, bars, pools and beach all yearn for your attention. Style, intimacy and romance permeate every pore of this magical hotel. The pristine beachfront location merely adds to the charm.

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44 rooms offer connecting suites for families and guests traveling in parties. You will want to stay on the beach, where organized events take place every day, but the perfectly manicured and colorful tropical gardens get a lot of play.

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From authentic Caribbean dishes at the Sunset restaurant to gourmet international fare  at the Café Royalton and those spectacular rum daiquiris and mojitos you have dreamt about, the staff at Royalton Cayo Santa Maria is determined that your culinary wishes are met and surpassed. Guests are also welcome to sample the fare at nearby Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort by reservations.

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The beach is alive with entertainment daily. The Daiquiri and Cuba Libre pool bars and the beachfront El Mojito bar seem alive from sunup to sunup. For the most romantic dinners in Cayo Santa Maria, try the Senses restaurant. Linger into the night for an after dinner drink and desserts designed to be tempting.

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