Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort
About Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
The Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort is located in the heart of Cayo Santa Maria in Santa Clara
Located in the heart of Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba and surrounded by lush foliage, sandy beaches, and crystal waters, rests the all inclusive Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort. Designed in a Spanish colonial style, this beautiful vacation hideaway will dazzle you with its stunning tropical settings. An all suite resort, rooms feature rich wood furnishings and classic style, with balconies offering breathtaking views of the tranquil gardens, and shimmering Caribbean Sea. Dining options abound with several buffet, and à la carte restaurants featuring international cuisine. Mingle with new friends in the lobby bar, stay refreshed by the pool at the swim-up bar, or enjoy snacks and cold drinks at the beach bar. Take part in a variety of fun activities and sports for all ages, including a Kids Club and Baby Club. If you’d rather lounge around and relax, grab a cocktail by the crystal-clear pool, or bask under the golden sun on a pristine white-sand beach. Stay at the Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort for your next Cuba vacation, and experience the best of this Caribbean paradise.
Beachfront (at select resorts)Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals (for select travel dates) Ideal for families Supervised kids club Spacious rooms (some accommodating 3 children or more)Variety of room types and locations High customer approval rating For resort specific inclusions click here
Wi-Fi in lobby (payable at hotel)
Location 90 minutes from airport, located on Cayo Santa Maria Property Amenities of Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort 1386 Room(s)5 Pool(s)Medical services ($) (nearby)Kids pool Kids Club Teen Club Dining/Entertainment at Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort 11 Restaurant(s)9 Bar(s)Shops ($)Room amenities Other room categories available Meal plans All Inclusive • Meals and Snacks included • Unlimited domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • Premium drinks available for Diamond Club members • Swimming Pool for Adults • 1 Pool for Children • 1 Pool for Babies • Ping Pong • Gym • Board Games • 2 Lit Tennis Courts • Dart Board • Intro to Diving • Volleyball •Tennis • Petanque • Soccer • Basketball • Baby / Mini Club (Children 0 - 4 years / 5 to 12 years) Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm • Parking • Kayaks • Catamaran • Windsurfing • Pedal Boats Extra features Diamond Club Inclusions DIAMOND CLUB INCLUSIONS • Personalized Check-in/ Check-out • Distinctive Wrist Bracelet • Exclusive lunch at one a la carte restaurant (air conditioned) • Mini bar (restocked daily with water, beer and soft drinks) • Early Check-in (subject to availability) • Late Check-out (subject to availability) • One dinner show per week (theatre, beach or aquatic ballet performance) • VIP welcome cocktail • Private area at the beach with waiter service • Concierge Service at the Lobby • Premium Amenities in room • Beach Towels in Room • Special discount on Spa Treatments. • Special discount at Beauty Salon. • Special Discount on laundry services. Bonus features Honeymoon Bonus • Welcome cocktail • Private check in • Sparkling wine and fruits in room upon arrival • Nightly turn down service • Romantic dinner • Free late check out (subject to availability)
*Clients must present Wedding Certificate upon check in - valid for couples married 6 months prior to arrival. Please request at time of booking. Birthday Bonus • Celebrate your birthday with a bottle of sparkling wine and birthday cake
*Clients must present valid ID / passport upon check in. *Please request at time of booking Wedding Bonus In order to obtain a free wedding package clients must stay at least 6 nights and have 18 pax per group.orr> In order to obtain a free wedding package clients must stay at least 12 nights and have 9 pax per group
Inclusions: • Welcoming Cocktail • Private Check –in • Notary service, marriage license and legalization of documents • Up grading (subject to availability) • Personal Wedding Coordinator • Sparkling wine in room upon arrival • Decoration of selected location for the ceremony • Bride´s bouquet and boutonnière for the groom • Wedding Cake for the ceremony • Sparkling wine for the toast • Chambermaid service after 11:00 am and before 3:00pm on the wedding day • Taped music (including wedding march) • Semi private dinner in one of our a la cartes • ¨Just Married¨ hanging sign in door • Turn down service on the wedding evening • Continental breakfast in room on the morning after the wedding ( 7-10:00am) • Enjoy our Honeymoon Package • Late Check Out 15:00hr (subject to availability)
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO BE PRESENTED • If divorced, divorce certificate • If widowed, wedding certificate and death certification of the former spouse • If single, just valid passports In all cases tourist card (visa) number and valid passport copies
Note: All documents should be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Cuban Consulate in the country of origin. Also, documents must be faxed or e-mail to the Wedding Coordinator at least six (6) weeks prior arrival. Along with the previous documents it is highly important to fill out the Wedding Form and Witness Information to be send to the wedding coordinator via e-mail or fax. Confirmation deadlines: 6 weeks in advance.
Only valid under the following conditions: Groups of 18 Passengers (payment) minimum, staying 6 nights minimum. Groups of 9 Passengers (payment) minimum, staying 12 nights minimum. Otherwise the Wedding programs (with charge) will be applied. Child Policy 1st child (2-12 years) Stays, Plays & Eats Free when sharing a room with 2 adults (select travel dates) 2nd child (2-12 years) pays a special price when sharing a room with 2 adults
**Please note that 3 adults and 1 child will not be accepted in any room category.
Wonderful surprise! Great beach, nice hotel, superb staff, it's all here!
The strong points Beach, hotel layout, staff. The weak points Internet access, shows (probably because it's shoulder season), rain.
Lyse Freeborn Ottawa, ON from 2015-10-14 to 2015-10-21 (7 days)
“Amazing Beach, Unamazing Resort”
Four and a half stars is a misnomer for this resort. The food was edible, but not more than that. The rooms were livable, but not more than that. You were fortunate if you had 2 plugs that worked, let alone a working t.v. However, the beach is superb -- walk out long was in the softest sand there is. No rocks and very minimal seaweed. Wet time of year with lots of mosquitos, but that was due to our timing, not the resort. Service was acceptable. Resort is tired and slightly run down. Relax Pool was amazing and no one in it.
The strong points Beach and pools are amazing. The weak points Entertainment only started at 10:00 pm which was too late. Resort is tired and food is dull.
Lee Toronto, ON from 2015-10-14 to 2015-10-20 (6 days)
“The most beautiful beaches!”
It's a beautiful hotel, a little run down (torn seat cushions, toilets with no seat or broken bathroom door locks) far from the worst, but not the best for cleanliness. Not much change in food variety at the buffets. Serving staff not very attentive (more than once I cleared off my own dirty dishes & filled my water glass) Good entertainment both day fun & activities at the pool, as well as shows in the theatre in the evenings. Highly recommend for its beautiful, white sand & turquoise water beaches.
The strong points Beaches Are Amazing. Great selection of drinks. Landscape well kept. Some friendly staff. Good entertainment & pool amenities. The weak points Same food daily at buffet. 3 days of bad odour in dining room. Dirty & broken down bathrooms. Staff expecting tips & not providing great service. Staff warned a coworker I was traveling with Spanish speaking friend, to be careful what he said.
Barbara Brampton, ON from 2015-05-24 to 2015-05-29 (5 days)
“Memories Cayo Santa Maria”
This resort was a pleasant surprise!I booked it mainly because of the price. Our room was spacious and clean and we even had washcloths!!(not all rooms had them though in talking with other guests) Having been warned about the food in Cuba, I was not expecting much but there was always lots to choose from but often the same thing each day. Bring your large reuseable cup from home for drinks-you will be glad you did! Don't expect cold drinks either- orange juice and water served in restaurants were always room temperature. At times no ice available at the bars either. The beach is beautiful there and the highlight. Don't expect to see much culture there as this is on an island that is not inhabited by locals. If you go, you go for relaxation! Entertainment was okay, nothing special. Beach towels were in your room on arrival but if you wanted clean ones, you needed to be at the center at the right time or you were out of luck! It is a large resort so if you have mobility issues it could be a challenge for you. Alot of walking required! For those travelling with young children, they have a kids program. Overall, we had a great time and would consider going back on our next vacation when we want to do nothing but enjoy the weather and the beautiful beach ( or pool as they had several and were all very clean but I am a beach person)
The strong points Overall, a lovely resort. The beach is the highlight for sure! The staff were all very friendly and aim to please! The weak points Alot of walking to get to things;difficult for people with mobility issues;they do have golf carts that you can request a ride. One side of the resort is flater than the other-request Paraiso side
Lisa , from 2015-04-21 to 2015-04-28 (7 days)
“Not a 4 star”
We went without water for 3 days and it was intermittent on the other days, Shower pressure was hit and miss. Food - the food was very repetitious, hot food was often cold, cold food was warm, burgers and meat were often burnt on the outside and raw in the middle.Plates were often dirty and we had to sift through the stack to find clean ones. There were flies everywhere, on us and in our drinks and food. We typically don't complain and understand the differences in other countries, cultural and availability of services, food, etc. We have stayed at other Memories resorts and had no complaints. We felt that this resort was not set up well to deal with the approximately 3000 visitors it hosted.
The strong points The beach was amazing. Our room was nice with a wonderful ocean view (room 6175). The maids provided excellent service. The pool was well looked after. A la Ca rtes were very good for the most part. The weak points Major water issues, Food was repetitious, hot food was cold, cold food wasn't kept cold, meat was burnt on the outside, raw in the middle, drink service was very slow, flies everywhere!
Darren Cameron Elderbank, NS from 2015-04-09 to 2015-04-23 (14 days)
“Memories Paraiso April 6 - 13, 2015”
This was our fourth trip to Cuba. We got what we paid for. Likely a 3.5* - 4*due to the food / restaurants.
The strong points Staff were friendly. Weather and beach and pool were fine. No fish but great for a long walk or run. The catamaran excursion was great! Breakfast is fine but get in early to enjoy fresh food in a quiet environment. The weak points In reality, the resort is about 1 hour 45 minutes from the airport. Nice drive in the daylight but still a long trip. Big resort so lots of guests. Food is hit and miss..in my opinion a miss compared to the other resorts we have stayed at in the past.
D. Colyn , from 2015-04-06 to 2015-04-13 (7 days)
“Cayo santa maria”
As a group of six people we were all very happy overall. The beach was excellent except for a lack of good snorkelling. The mediterian restaurant was by far the best a la carte we tried. We would give it an overall rating of 4 out of 5.
The strong points The beach. The rooms were very clean. The little shopping area, village was only minutes by foot and very good. The weak points Not many public washrooms and the few there were, not very clean.
Wenda Sheffer , from 2015-04-02 to 2015-04-09 (7 days)
Typcial cuban food, decent à la carte restaurants, gorgeous beach.
The strong points Beautiful beach and three nice pools. The weak points Lots of people during high season, but managed well.
Ph Regina, SK from 2015-04-02 to 2015-04-09 (7 days)
too big lots of walking uphill. Room was good had a great view. Food was awful and cold most days but that is typical of Cuba. Micheal Jackson show was awesome. it was a five star but seeemed like a two.
The strong points clean The weak points food
Mary Anne Janzen Desert Blume, AB from 2015-03-24 to 2015-03-31 (7 days)
Lovely spot, I would go back!
The strong points Beautiful beach,great staff,food was the best I've had in Cuba! The weak points Huge resort,lots of walking if you're inone of the furthest buildings.There are a few shuttles though.long bus ride to resort.
Carolyn Wissmann Waverley, NS from 2015-03-26 to 2015-04-02 (7 days)