Whether you’re traveling to Cuba for a family or honeymoon vacation, you won’t find a shortage of hotel resorts to choose from. If you’re wondering where to stay, we have compiled an unbiased list of five of the best all inclusive hotels in Cuba:
1. Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort, Guardalavaca
The Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort is probably one of the best all inclusive resorts you can stay in Cuba because of its location on the beautiful Esmeralda Beach. Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort is also next door to Bahia de Naranjo national park and has good connections from the town of Guardalavaca (10 minutes drive), and Holguin (45 minutes drive).
Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort is a 5-Star hotel so it includes things like gym, spa, disco, laundry service, sport courts, water rentals, a la carte restaurants, Jacuzzi and pools. Paradisus Rio de Oro is certainly one of the most popular all inclusive hotels in Cuba for adults and people getting married. You can expect to pay between $230 and $300 per night depending on season.
2. Iberostar Varadero, Matanzas
Iberostar Varadero is without a doubt, one of the top 5 resorts in Cuba for families. It’s located about 20 minutes drive from the heart of Varadero right on the way to Santa Marta Airport. Iberostar Varadero is one of the most popular all-inclusive five-star hotels in Cuba for families with young kids.
Iberostar boasts a kid’s club, play areas, a wading pool, and activities for both adults and kids such dancing and yoga lessons. Being a 5-Star hotel you can also expect things like gym, spa, water rentals, and a la carte restaurants.
A couple of other things Iberostar Varadero has going for are its close proximity to Varadero Beach, and Havana (around 90 minutes drive east of Havana).
3. Parque Central
Parque Central is easily one of the best hotels you can stay in the capital city of Cuba since it’s located right in the heart of Old Havana. Parque Central isn’t too far from restaurants, bars, and Havana’s main attractions such as El Capitolio, the National Museum of Fine Arts, and the Buena Vista Social Club, which is one of the best music venues in Havana to soak in the rhythm of Cuba.
Other nice points about Parque Central besides its great location include a roof-top swimming pool that offers lovely views of El Capitolio, and colonial style rooms. As far as prices, you can expect to pay between $100 and $150 per night.
4. Hotel Melia Buenavista, Cayo Santa Maria
If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation and luxurious stay in Cuba, the island of Santa Maria is one of the top places to go in Cuba for a peaceful vacation. You won’t anything but all-inclusive luxury hotels in Cayo Santa Maria such as Hotel Melia Buenavista, which is one of the three Melia hotels in the island (Hotel Melia Las Dunas and Hotel Melia Cayo Santa Maria).
The beaches at Hotel Melia Buenavista are white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and beautiful offshore reefs where you can enjoy plenty of diving trips. If you’re a romantic couple you will definitely enjoy a stay at Hotel Melia Buenavista since the clientele are typically married couples and honeymooners.
Another nice point worth mentioning about Hotel Melia Buenavista is that it offers a free shuttle service to the other Melia hotels, which are within walking distance from the main party hotspot village of ‘Pueblo La Estrella’.
5. Hotel Playa Pesquero, Holguin
Hotel Playa Pesquero is located along the same stretch of coast as Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort in Guardalavaca so, you can expect Pesquero Beach to be equally stunning. Hotel Playa Pesquero is relatively secluded, though you are never too far from the city of Holguin (40 minutes drive by car).
Hotel Playa Pesquero is also one of the top 5 resorts in Cuba for families traveling with kids and toddlers. Hotel Playa Pesquero offers a baby club, playing areas, fun activities for both kids and adults such as cocktail making lessons and live music shows. Hotel Playa Pesquero also boasts other typical 5-Star amenities such as sport courts, a la carte restaurants, Jacuzzis, and spa.