If you’re lucky enough to have time for a longer stay in Cuba, consider Meliá Marina, a five-star hotel and condo complex in Varadero.
Located at Marina Gaviota Punta Hicacos — the largest marina in Cuba — Meliá Marina has 423 hotel rooms available on an all-inclusive basis, as well as 348 apartments. All rooms are gorgeous, but the apartments give you much more space. They’re available in studio to three-bedroom size and have surprisingly well-equipped kitchens and living space. Furnishings are beautiful, many with a nautical theme.
All-inclusive guests have access to five restaurants, several cafes and bars, and the vast pool complex. Guests on the exclusive The Level floors have even more. There are several tourist shops along the marina where apartment guests can buy food to cook in their kitchen, and everyone can enjoy the bowling alley, sports bar, ice cream parlour, coffee house, restaurants, shops and bars spread out along the marina’s promenade.
Meliá Marina’s huge pool area will delight kids of all ages. Apartment guests have a separate pool area overlooking the marina.