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Melia Las Dunas , Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba
Las Dunas Hotel
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About Hotel Melia Las Dunas
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The newish (2006) Las Dunas Hotel is the most upscale of the Meliá group's three Cayo Santa María properties. This visual stunner rivals deluxe all-inclusive resorts elsewhere in the Caribbean, at least in ambiance and decor. The setting, of course, excels. The pristine white sands here are stupendous, as are the turquoise waters, although there is very little shade.

The grandiose lobby, with its open plan and reflecting pools with fountains, sets the tone with a dramatic welcome. The architecture is part Caribbean, part Oriental – a colorful fusion is both literal and metaphorical sense, as Meliá's trademark blues and tropical pastels add a lively element.

This five-star resort is mega-sized, with 925 air-conditioned rooms, of which 19 are suites. All offer an endearing decor, highlighted by two-tone ceramic floors and harmonic use of either blue-and-white or rose-and-white subdued color schemes. Dainty wrought-iron and rich hardwood furniture harmonize with deep-cushioned rattan lounge chairs and sofas. You don't want for amenities, as satellite TVs, telephones, minibars, coffee-makers, in-room safes, and irons and ironing boards are standard. All very elegant!

The resort is built around a vast serpentine swimming pool with spacious sundecks, and the range of amenities here is hard to beat. Hotel Las Dunas has an extensive selection of bars, including the Lobby Bar, the Snack-bar and an Aqua Bar at each of its two swimming pools, the Beach Bar and the Beer Garden Bar. No less than seven full-service restaurants ensure that guests will find something they like. There are two buffet restaurants: one International and another Cuban in addition to the more specialized: Steak house, Mediterranean, Italian, and Beach Grill. There's even a Coppelia ice cream bar. You can work off the fat with activities from aerobics and basketball to aqua bikes and tennis. And the spa here is first-class. Furthermore there is a discotheque, an animation room, massages, Jacuzzis, an activity club, a sports area, a baby club with a play area and its own swimming pool, and a convention room.
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Activities program for kids
Air conditioning
Barber / men’s hair-stylist
Bicycle tour friendly area
Billiards / pool table
Cafe / snack bar
Car rental desk
Children’s swimming pool
Conference halls & rooms
Daily newspapers
Daytime activities programme
Disabled facilities
Ecological excursions programme
Evening entertainment - cabarets
Field sports
Games room
Gym & fitness centre
Health & Beauty salon
International cuisine
Internet on hotel's PCs
Ladies hair-styling
Laundry & Ironing Service
Lobby bar
Mastercard & Visa (not USA bank issued) accepted
Modern building
Money exchange
Motor scooter / moped rentals
Nightclub, disco or dance hall
Pool bar
Post office
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Safety - ambulance at hotel - on call 24hrs
Safety - doctor in hotel - on call 24hrs
Safety - front desk safe deposit box
Safety - hotel built of fire-proof materials
Safety - smoke detectors, fire alarms, strobes, extinguishers, sprinklers
Safety - staff trained in first aid & CPR
Safety - uniformed security personnel 24hrs
Scuba diving school
Shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts
Snacks and drinks 24 hours a day
Squash court
Swimming pool
Taxis desk
Telephone - national & international calls
Tennis court(s)
Tours & tourist information desk
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)
Voltage 220/240
Water sports (non-motorised)
Details of Standard Room  
Rooms are spacious, artistically designed and decorated with ornamental motifs that combine traditional elements of Cuban culture with the proverbial luxury and comfort.
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220 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Baby's cot (on request)
Bathroom (ensuite)
Disabled facilities
Double bed
Electronic key cards
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
Iron & ironing board
King size bed
Minibar / Fridge
Room service
Satellite TV
Terrace or balcony
Twin beds
Details of Standard Ocean View Room  
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Details of Superior Room  
Description and facilities details coming soon.
Guide to Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria lies at the western end of the Archipielago de Sabana-Camaguey, 25 km west of Cayo Guillermo, in the Bahia de Buenavista ecosystem, declared by UNESCO as a “Biosphere Reserve”; in a setting rich with endemic species protected by a beach of incomparable beauty, with more than ten kilometers of fine white sand and a sea of varying shades of blue.

The key (cayo) is united to the mainland by an impressive causeway called "El Pedraplen" constructed across the Bahia Buena Vista from the port of Caibarien at a cost of 100 million pesos. This engineering marvel built between 1989 and 1999, is over 48 km long and has 46 bridges, and is worthy of its Puente Alcantara Award. The bridges allow an exchange of tidal waters, an improvement over the earlier Cayo Coco causeway. Paving was completed in 1999, just as Las Brujas Airport was being built on Cayo Las Brujas, 45km northwest of Caibarien.

Travelers from Remedios, a colonial town with its parrish church and to Santa Clara, seat of the Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial, cross crystalline and tranquil waters and keys, and can observe hawks, pelicans and the amazing pink flamingo.
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