Hotels 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. Here they are:
• Hotel Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria, 516 rooms, opened in January 2017
(its temporary construction name was Farallon Bomba Este)
• Hotel Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas, 660 rooms, opened in March 2018
(its temporary construction name was Farallon Bomba Oeste)
• Hotel Angsana Cayo Santa Maria, 252 rooms, opened in October 2018
(its temporary construction name was San Agustin)
• Hotel Grand Sirenis Cayo Santa Maria, 633 rooms, opened in December 2019
(its temporary construction name was La Salina Noreste)
• Hotel La Salina Suroeste (temporary construction name), 574 rooms, opening 2019-20
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 Playa Vista Mar is managed by the Cuban group Playa Hoteles.
Click 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, H10, Iberostar and Banyan Tree), 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.
Click 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).
Click here to see a Satellite Video Tour (YouTube) of the Cayos de Villa Clara
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.
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