Eden Village Cayo Santa Maria CUBA, CAYOS DE VILLA CLARA, CAYO SANTA MARIA

Facility:

Eden Village Cayo Santa Maria owes its name to Cayo Santa Maria, a small island in “Buenavista” Bay, part of the Jardines del Rey Caribbean archipelago. Known for its beautiful white sandy beaches that stretch for over 13 km, its crystal clear water and the variety of flora and fauna, this area is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The paradise-like atmosphere of the surroundings is perfectly reflected in the resort, designed to spend holidays dedicated to wellness and relaxation. In fact, one of the services the resort offers is a well-equipped SPA, where you can relax and enjoy massages and beauty treatments; additionally it features 6 swimming pools, where you can swim and sunbathe while sipping refreshing cocktails at any of the 7 bars available. Our Italian-Cuban entertainment team is in charge of organising fun activities, games and live shows for both adults and children. Additionally, the “El Pueblo La Estrella”, near the hotel, has a great disco where you can dance till the early hours of the morning.

Location:

Cayo Santa Maria – Villa Clara. Approximately 116 km from Santa Clara airport.

Beach:

fine, white sand; equipped with free sun loungers, umbrellas and beach towels (“Towel Card” deposit required).

Accommodation Units:

769.

Rooms:

Standard Rooms with air conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone, safe, mini bar (refilled every day with water, soft drinks and local beer), iron and ironing board, hair dryer and en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub, balcony or terrace; Family Rooms comprising two adjoining Standard rooms, located in the building next to the Eden Village area. For an extra fee, Standard Rooms with sea view and more spacious Suits, which also include: 1 bottle of rum and a fruit basket in the room upon arrival; evening room tidy-up service; 1 extra booking at restaurants offering à la carte service. Additionally, Suites have en-suite bathroom with hydro-massage tub and lounge area. Adjoining rooms available on request.

Restaurants and bars:

1 main restaurant open for breakfast and dinner with international buffet service; 4 restaurants with à la carte service, open for dinner serving Italian, gourmet and Asian cuisine and fish specialities (booking required); 1 ranchòn on the beach, open for breakfast and lunch with buffet service and for dinner with à la carte service (booking required); not included in the price: Cuban fish restaurant with à la carte service. 7 bars, including a snack bar and a bar in the lobby open 24 h; 1 water bar, 1 beach bar and 1 bar by the swimming pool, open until 18.00 h. Additionally, 1 Cigar bar open between 18:00 h and 01:00 h and a beer garden, open between 10:00 h and 19:00 h. Formal attire is required for dinner. Lunch and dinner at the Eden Village restaurant can also be an occasion to spend some time with the entertainment team and other hotel guests, share experiences and stories in a fun and pleasant atmosphere.

Amenities:

theatre, car park and golf car for transfers within the resort. Not included in the price: internet point and Wi-Fi in the Reception area, room service, laundry service, bureau de change, 2 conference rooms that can accommodate up to 120 people, business centre, car hire, souvenir shop and hairdresser; on request babysitting service and medical assistance (external service). Weddings and vow renewal ceremonies (quotes on request).

Fun and relaxation:

6 swimming pools – 4 for adults and 2 for children – equipped with umbrellas, sun loungers and beach towels (“Towel Card” deposit required); 1 gym, 2 tennis courts, beach volley, beach tennis, basketball, five-a-side football, table tennis, darts, motorless water sports (hobie cat and kayak); not included in the price: SPA with sauna, steam bath, massages and beauty treatments. Nearby: “El Pueblo La Estrella” with a disco, piano bar, restaurants with à la carte service, SPA, shops and bank; PADI diving centre at Marina Gaviota a Las Brujas.

Entertainment and mini club:

entertainment programmes for adults, sports activities and tournaments with professional staff always discretely present. Tarta entertainment programme – for children between the age of 3 and 11 – includes two main meals and a snack, as well as games, creative workshops and music. Jek Club – for young guests between the age of 12 and 17 – includes dynamic and creative activities, beach tournaments and music. Evening shows for adults, teenagers and young children.

Credit cards:

Mastercard and Visa (not issued by American institutions).

All-inclusive:

Meals:

  • buffet breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant;
  • lunch at the “Ranchon” beach restaurant (see point 4 of the village map) with buffet and à la carte service, pizza cooked in a wood oven and pasta cooking show by our Italian chef;
  • 2 dinners at restaurant with à la carte service; booking required (minimum 5-night stays);
  • sweet and savoury snacks at the snack bar throughout the day;
  • ice creams at the swimming pool bar.

Drinks:

  • welcome cocktail;
  • still water from a dispenser, soft drinks, beer, wine and local and international alcoholic drinks included during meals and at the bars during opening hours;
  • renowned cocktail at the bars
  • aged rum tasting at the Cigar bar.

For further information about services and entertainment, please see the detailed descriptions. Not included in the price: drinks in bottles and cans and branded spirits. Start/End service: 24h.

The services
• Showers on the beach
• Turkish Bath
• Conference room
• Weddings
• Beach tennis
• Spa
• Volley
• Restaurant with à la carte service
• Basketball
• Tennis
• Beach volley
• Internet access
• Motorless water sports
• International entertainment
• Wellness centre
• Children swimming pool
• Outdoor pool
• Safe (in the room)
• Sun loungers and umbrellas
• Wi-Fi in common areas
• Beach towels
• Italian entertainment
• Bureau de change
• Outdoor parking
• Shopping
• Sauna
• Main restaurant with air conditioning
• Babysitter
• Windsurfing
• Restaurants on the beach
• Table service
• Car hire
• Safety deposit boxes
• Buffet
• On-site assistance
• Shops / Mini-supermarket on the premises
• Gym / Fitness area
• Hydro-massage
• Laundry service
• Internet point
• Five-a-side football pitch
• Sandy beach
• All-inclusive accommodation

Catamaran Sun Cruise

You will reach the Marina by bus to board a catamaran that will take you across the archipelago to the coral barrier reef where you will have the chance to do some snorkelling (optional, equipment included). Along the way, you will visit the dolphinarium, where you can spend some time with the dolphins and interact with them. After a lunch with fish specialities, you will return to the Marina by boat, with Caribbean music entertainment.

Jeep Safari

Transfer by private bus to Caibarién, where you will board a Jeep. Tour of the countryside and visit to a traditional farm to assist to some agricultural activities, such as milking, horseback riding, etc. Lunch at the farm is included in the tour. In the afternoon, you will stop by the river for a refreshing swim.

Back to Caibarién where you will board the bus that will get you back to the hotel by evening.

Avana by bus

Transfer by bus to the Cuban capital (approx. 350 km) and the Old Avana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a walk in the city centre with its 1800s architecture. You will visit Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Catedral.

The tour will continue with a visit to Metropolitan Avana, stopping in front of the National Capitol Building and in Plaza de la Revolucion.

Shopping at leisure.

Lunch and dinner and a soft drink at lunch and dinner included. After dinner, you will return to Cayo Santa Maria.

Two colonial cities:  Sancti Spiritus and Trinidad

Sancti Spiritus City Tour, the fourth city founded by Spanish Conquistadors.

Transfer to Trinidad a walk across its old city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that preserves the charm and splendour of its colonial past, with its traditional roads and sumptuous buildings.

Visit to the city museums and stop at the Canchanchara where you can taste the traditional Cuban cocktail (not included in the price).

Lunch at a typical restaurant followed by shopping at the artisan market.

Santa Clara and Remedios

Once in Caibarién, you will board a steam train to reach the city of Remedios. Tour of the main square and visit to the church. The tour continues to Santa Clara to visit its two main monuments: the Che Guevara Mausoleum and the monument with panoramic view of the Tren Blindado (armoured train). Lunch included.

Evening and dinner in Remedios

Transfer by private bus to Remedios, the famous city of Las Parrandas, the traditional carnival held at the end of December. Here you will walk through the city centre where you can watch traditional street performances in the square, enjoy refreshing Cuban cocktails (not included in the price) and listen to local music.