So you want to take the whole family on vacation and you’ve decided Cuba is calling your name. We can’t blame you! It’s a fantastic family-friendly destination with tons of resort options – but how will you pick the right resort for your family? We’ve done the work for you and polled our Travel Experts to isolate the top 5 family-friendly resorts in Cuba.
Iberostar is a name associated with quality so you know you can trust this resort to be a great choice. First, we love that this resort is less than an hour from the airport which is especially nice with finicky younger kids. Family suites are available which allow smaller families to stay together in one room. Entertainment options are endless for both parents and the kiddies, including a mini-club, six pools (two designated for children), watersports, tennis, bowling, and more. We’re pretty sure the warm Caribbean water on Playa Varadero is enough to entice both you and the kids to choose this resort!
Melia Las Dunas offers two different environments catering to two types of travellers – 18+ and families. Parents of younger children will appreciate the baby club for children who aren’t yet old enough to enjoy the mini-club. Think of the time you can spend on the beach or in the spa while the young ones are preoccupied with their own special clubs! Speaking of the beach, both the young and young-at-heart will love the white sand beaches of Cayo Santa Maria.
Yes, two Melia resorts made our top five for their awesome facilities and great staff! Melia Jardines del Rey is a newly opened resort in Cayo Coco and is less than half hour drive from the closest airport. A mini-club is offered at this resort as well, but is only applicable if you’re able to drag your kids away from the designated dessert corner, Macao, open from 10am – 6pm daily. Fresh baked goods, pastries and an ice cream parlour will sure to captivate the little ones!
Memories Flamenco in Cayo Coco offers everything you’d want in an all-inclusive vacation. This one stands out for its teen club, which caters to children ages 13-17. The younger ones are not forgotten either with two other clubs, baby club (ages 0-3) and kids club (ages 4-12). Kids will love engaging with well-known characters Toopy and Binoo and the Berenstain Bears while parents relax by the pool or beach.
This resort situated in Holguin entices kids with the Blaudi Club, a club where kids ages 4-10 can make the most of their vacation with games, excursions, dances and other energy-burning activities. Supervision is also available for younger children or in the evening for parents who want a romantic night together. Just like parents will, we think kids will appreciate the swim-up bar that allows them to remain in the comfort of the pool while enjoying their own sweet treat!