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icon hotelHotels in Cayo Las Brujas

You’ll find here information about hotels (present and future) that are specifically located on the island of Cayo Las Brujas, for information about hotels on the neighboring cays, please visit our Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Ensenachos. websites.

For almost two decades there was only one small hotel on the island of Cayo Las Brujas, the 3-star Villa Las Brujas , with 24 rooms, located at Punta Periquillo and overlooking the beautiful Playa La Salina. This hotel opened in 1999 and was renovated in 2006. Its restaurant has been completely rebuilt in 2012.

But since 2012, the Cuban government is carrying out an extensive tourism development of Cayo Las Brujas with the construction of 5 new all-inclusive resorts, for a total of more than 2,700. Here they are:

• Hotel Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria, 516 rooms, opened in January 2017
  (its temporary construction name was Farallon Bomba Este)

• Hotel Sercotel Cayo Santa Maria, 660 rooms, opened in March 2018
  (its temporary construction name is Farallon Bomba Oeste)

• Hotel Angsana Cayo Santa Maria, 252 rooms, opening in 2018
  (its temporary construction name is San Agustin)

• Hotel La Salina Suroeste (temporary construction name), 574 rooms, opening 2018-19
  The official name of this hotel is not yet known

• Hotel La Salina Noreste (temporary construction name), 680 rooms, opening 2018-19
  The official name of this hotel is not yet known

The Dhawa and the Angsana hotels are managed by the group Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts (headquartered in Singapore), it’s their first hotels in Cuba. The Sercotel Cayo Santa Maria will be managed by the Spanish group Sercotel Hotels (headquartered in Barcelona), one of the most important hotel chain in Spain.


Up-close satellite image of Cayo Las Brujas with the location of its hotels and servicesClick the thumbnail to view a satellite image of Cayo Las Brujas, with the position of its hotels and other services.

Every hotel on "Los Cayos de Villa Clara" (Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Las Brujas and Cayo Ensenachos) is owned by the Cuban government and under the management of Grupo Gaviota S.A.; however, joint ventures and administration contracts are awarded to several international hotel chains (such as Melia, Blue Diamond, Valentin, Warwick, H10, Iberostar, Banyan Tree and Sercotel), to help manage, promote and expand tourism in Cuba.

A commercial and entertainment center (known as plaza or pueblo) is currently under construction on Cayo las Brujas; its name: Plaza Las Salinas. Numerous services will be found there, such as: shops, restaurants, bars, bowling alley, discotheque, spa, etc., and also a few hotel rooms.


icon arrowClick this link to view a detailed chronology of tourism development in the "Cayos de Villa Clara", since the beginning of the construction of the causeway in 1989, including the opening date of each hotel and other tourist facilities on the 3 islands (Cayo santa Maria, Cayo Las Brujas and Cayo Ensenachos).


Chart of growing numbers of rooms in the Cayos de Villa Clara since 1999Click on this graph-thumbnail to see the increasing number of rooms in the resort islands of “Los Cayo de Villa Clara” (Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Las Brujas, and Cayo Ensenachos), since the opening of the first hotel in 1999.

It is expected that the sprawling development of the "Jardines del Rey" (King's Gardens) archipelago, which includes the following islands: Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Paredon Grande, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Sabinal, etc., should eventually include more than 32,000 rooms. The "Cayos de Villa Clara" project alone is expected to reach about 13,000 rooms; this number will probably be reached by late 2018 with the opening of the other hotels on Cayo Las Brujas.


icon PassportNote that since the spring 2014, Cuban Immigration systematically stamps all passports when entering and leaving the country. And also: Since May 1, 2015, the Cuban Departure Tax is no longer paid at destination. It should now be included in the price of your trip when buying a flight-only or vacation package to Cuba.

icon Convertible PesoIn October 2013, the Cuban government announced its intention to eliminate the dual currency system, unique in the world. The Cuban peso (CUP) would become the official currency and the convertible peso (CUC) would be phased out. No official timetable has been announced, although Raul Castro is firmly committed to implementing this economic project as soon as possible. More information to come.

Lily & Normand
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