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6 resorts that will take your Cuban getaway to the next level

Cuba has been a long-time favourite vacation destination for Canadian travellers. From the world-famous beaches of Varadero and the vibrant coral reefs of Cayo Coco to the elegant squares and cobblestone streets of Havana, the island has something for everyone. We put together a list of six resorts across Cuba you’ll want to check out, with prime locations in some of the best spots.

People golfing on the pristine greens of Varadero Golf Club
Tee off with unlimited golf at Meliá Las Americas

You can practise your swing as much as you like at Meliá Las Americas in Varadero. Unlimited rounds of golf at Varadero Golf Club are included in your stay. Varadero Golf Club – the first golf club to be built on the island – is located right next to the resort with 18 holes, pristine greens and spectacular panoramic sea views. In addition to being a favourite for golf getaways, this adults only property is also perfect for romantic escapes with sweeping ocean views around the resort and a tranquil ambiance.

Family walking by three catamarans on the beach
Enjoy family-friendly fun at Meliá Las Dunas

The whole family will have a blast when you book your vacation at Meliá Las Dunas in gorgeous Cayo Santa Maria. There are plenty of activities that will keep everyone in the family busy, from catamaran rides across the sparkling coast to snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters and a daily entertainment program. Plus, you won’t have to worry about breaking the travel budget. With Sunwing, you’ll get to benefit from a number of perks and privileges including no single supplement fee for single parents, kids club and a children’s pool – plus up to two kids aged between two to 12 years can Stay, Play and Eat FREE!

Stilted bungalows perched over the water
Relax in overwater bungalows at Meliá Cayo Coco

You can stay in unique overwater bungalow accommodations – the only of their kind on the island – at the adults only Meliá Cayo Coco! The Grand Premium Lagoonview Hotel Rooms are located in bungalows that rest on wooden stilts above a natural seawater lagoon, where you can soak in picturesque lagoon views from your room’s balcony or terrace. Plus, the resort is nestled on a pristine stretch of Cayo Coco’s famous white sands where you can listen to the waves lap against the shore from a shaded palapa.

Woman walking by colourful buildings in Havana
Stay close to Havana’s hotspots at Meliá Cohiba

Explore the vibrant culture and rich history of Havana on your next Cuban vacation with a stay at Meliá Cohiba. Perfect for both adults and families, this resort is located near Havana’s must sees including the seaside Malecon boardwalk and the cobblestone streets of Old Havana. Soak in smooth Cuban rhythms at the resort’s Casa del Habano cigar lounge with weekly live jazz performances or head to a nearby paladrese – an in-home restaurant – for an authentic Cuban dining experience. After a day spent exploring Havana’s landmarks, you can kick back and relax by the sprawling pool.

Swim-out suite with loungers and Bali beds
Upgrade to a swim-out suite at Paradisus Princesa Del Mar

There’s nothing better than soaking up the warm Cuban sun by your very own swim-out suite. There are only two resorts in Cuba that offer swim-out suites and the adults only Paradisus Princesa Del Mar in Varadero is one of them. Your swim-out suite includes direct access to the pool and a lavish Bali bed where you can lounge around and sip on refreshing mojitos. The swim-out suites also include Royal Service with plenty of luxurious amenities to enhance your stay including butler service, beach and pool concierge service and more.

Breakfast set-up overlooking the ocean
Take in beach views with the family at Paradisus Varadero

Wake up to breathtaking beach views every morning from your bedroom window at Paradisus Varadero. This resort is a great choice for family vacations. Families will love the complimentary water sports like kayaking, windsurfing and beach volleyball. They can also enjoy the Amigos Club for kids and Family Concierge inclusions for certain room categories. Kids can splash around the pool while parents sip on their favourite drink from the pool concierge and as their personal butler unpacks your luggage in the room. What’s more, the resort’s oceanview junior suites feature balconies or terraces with spectacular views of the sparkling white-sand beach, so you can enjoy your morning coffee or after-dinner cocktails with a view.

Meliá Hotels International Cuba offer travellers a variety of awe-inspiring hotels, with prime locations on spectacular beaches within favourite destinations ranging from Varadero to Holguin and from Cayo Santa Maria to Cayo Coco. Many of their properties are also within easy reach of some of the island’s most important cultural and historical attractions such as the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Exclusivity, comfort, elegance, attentive service and unique products are characteristic to the exceptional quality of Meliá Cuba's contemporary city hotels and all inclusive beach resorts.

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