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Top 10 Family-Friendly Resorts in Cuba

Top 10 Family-Friendly Resorts in Cuba

Are you ready to experience a ton of family fun on your next holiday? Cuba has the entire family covered with amazing all-inclusive resorts, beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, friendly local people and so much more!

A Cuba family vacation is a great option for everyone in the family with plenty of family-friendly hotels and all-inclusive resorts to offer. There are dozens of can’t-miss options for parents hoping to enjoy the soft white sand and tranquil turquoise seas spilling onto Cuba’s shores with their children and grandparents.

Family vacations can often be difficult to organize, so don’t forget to call your TierOne Travel Consultant to help you book. They can help you navigate travel restrictions and travel insurance, find the perfect Cuba vacation packages for your family, book numerous activities, and will give you tips on the best things to do in Cuba. With a travel consultant on your side, you will have a completely hassle-free holiday.

Read on to learn about 10 of the best family resorts in Cuba and how this Caribbean island might be the perfect choice for your next family holiday!

Photo courtesy of Melia Marina Varadero

10. Meliá Marina Varadero

The Meliá Marina Varadero offers breathtaking views of the Marina Gaviota and Hicacos Peninsula and is situated in a verdant eco-reserve. Spend sunny days at a neighbouring white-sand beach, wander down a strip dotted with vibrant cafés and lovely shops, or repose by the lagoon-shaped pool of the resort while sipping a tropical cocktail. You can play beach volleyball or take advantage of the complementary non-motorized water sports while the kids have fun at the Kids Club. There are entertainment alternatives to fit tourists of all ages and interests. Watch the Fantasia Nocturna night swimming pool light show after a day of sunbathing fun—it is Varadero’s first of its kind! Upgrade to The Level for an improved experience and gain access to private areas including a restaurant and lounge, free rounds of golf, and more.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Accommodates families of 5 or more
  • Kids’ Club
  • Game room
  • Climbing wall
  • Children’s playground
  • Child Care (Extra charge)
  • Indoor and outdoor game areas
  • 2 kids pools

Things To Do

  • Conveniently situated close to the marina and beach, so enjoy both!
  • Yhi Spa offers rejuvenating services 
  • Enjoy the resort’s breathtaking pool light show
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Play Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Board games
  • Hobie Cat sailing
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Sailing (Extra charge)
  • Parasailing (Extra charge)
  • Scuba diving (Extra charge)
  • Snorkel lessons (Extra charge)
  • Tennis courts
Photo courtesy of Melia Varadero

9. Melia Varadero

The family-friendly Melia Varadero, located on the renowned Varadero Beach, offers traditional beach retreats for all types of vacationers. Mini-vacationers can spend their days having fun at the kid-friendly kids’ club (which has a games room), or making sandcastles along Varadero’s white-sand beaches. Visitors can take a catamaran trip provided by the resort through the pristine waters off the coast or relax by one of the dazzling freshwater pools, some of which include waterfalls. Golfers can bring their clubs and tackle the course at the nearby Varadero Golf Club, while those wishing to unwind can indulge in a soothing treatment at the spa. Travelers can relax in comfortable lodging after taking advantage of everything the resort has to offer, some of which have stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Visitors can upgrade to The Level for improved facilities and privileges and take advantage of extra services including complimentary 24-hour room service, concierge service, and more.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Lots of supervised activities are available for young travelers at the supervised kids club.
  • Several kid-friendly meal choices
  • Child Care (Extra charge)
  • Kids Club
  • Games room

Things To Do

  • Upgrade to an oceanview hotel room to take in the mesmerizing coastal views
  • Play a round or two of golf at the nearby Varadero Golf Club
  • Dance lessons
  • Language lessons
  • Badminton courts
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Ping pong
  • Soccer field
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycles
  • Board games
  • Chess
  • Catamaran
  • Fishing/Deep sea fishing (Extra charge) 
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkelling (Extra charge)
  • Tennis courts 
Photo courtesy of Hotel Tuxpan Varadero

8. Hotel Tuxpan

The Hotel Tuxpan Varadero is a 3.5-star all-inclusive, family-friendly resort with a beachfront location in Varadero. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a swim-up bar, and a beach bar. This hotel offers a white sand beach, sun loungers, and beach blankets, making it a fantastic area to soak up the sun. Make sure you eat at one of the three on-site restaurants, which provide a variety of cuisines. Enjoy the basketball and volleyball courts on-site. In addition to tropical gardens and a playground, there is WiFi available to visitors in the common spaces. Want to get into the ocean? Adventures like parasailing, snorkelling, and kayaking are very accessible close to the resort.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting services (surcharge)
  • Free kids’ club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar

Things To Do

  • Play a round of 18 hole golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 swim-up bar
Photo courtesy of Sol Palmeras Resort and Bungalows

7. Hotel Sol Palmeras

Sol Palmeras Resort and Bungalows in sunny Cuba is a blast for tourists looking for a family-friendly vacation. This resort, which is situated on a stunning section of Varadero’s white-sand beaches, provides services and activities suitable for visitors of all ages. Sunbathers can spend their days lounging by one of the resort pools, drinking a mojito from the poolside bar, or participating in a variety of activities given by the resort, such as dancing classes, mini-golf, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkelling. Golfers can start their round on the neighbouring greens of the Varadero Golf Course while admiring the Caribbean Sea’s azure seas. With mini-golf, movie nights, and a mini-disco, the kids club will be a hit with the younger visitors. A variety of bungalow accommodations, including those that sleep families of five or more, are available at the resort.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Separate children’s pool
  • Kid’s section in the main pool
  • Family-friendly features include a monitored kids’ club with a variety of activities

Things To Do

  • Sprawling pool with a lively and shaded poolside bar
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Ping pong
  • Volleyball
  • Mini-golf
  • Bicycles
  • Board games
  • Chess
  • Dance lessons
  • Language lessons
  • Canoeing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving (extra charge)
  • Tennis courts
Photo courtesy of Club Amigo Marea del Portillo

6. Club Amigo Marea Del Portillo

Club Amigo Marea del Portillo, located on the southern coast of Cuba and encircled by the magnificent Sierra Maestra Mountains, provides charming sun and beach vacations for people of all ages. Non-motorized water sports like kayaking, sailing and pedal boats can be enjoyed on the resort’s expansive stretch of beach. Take a seat and unwind by the beautiful pool while sipping a cocktail from the swim-up bar. Visitors of all ages can find plenty of entertainment, including a gaming area, dance lessons, and horseback riding. Before retiring to elegant lodging with practical conveniences, get a bite to eat at one of the on-site restaurants. Upgrade to a VIP room category for a more upscale trip and take advantage of exclusive features like a lobster feast and late check-out.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Child Care (Extra charge)
  • Game rooms
  • Kid’s Program

Things To Do

  • Great snorkelling and scuba diving spots
  • Take advantage of the beachfront resort and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sierra Maestra Mountains
  • 5 restaurants
  • 3 poolside bars
  • Dance lessons
  • Language lessons
  • Volleyball
  • Board games
  • Hiking/Biking trails
  • Horseback riding (Extra charge)
  • Catamaran (Extra charge)
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Sailing
  • Water volleyball
  • Scuba diving centre (Extra charge)
  • Tennis courts
Photo courtesy of Paradisus Varadero Resort

5. Paradisus Varadero Resort

About 30 miles from the Varadero airport, the Paradisus Varadero is located directly on one of the area’s best beaches. The Paradisus Varadero is the ideal location for traditional Cuban getaways. It is tucked away on a magnificent stretch of beach near Varadero’s Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. Go to the lovely white-sand beach, order a chilled drink from the beach bar, and relax under a palapa. At the on-site kids club, kiddie pools, and splash pad, mini-vacationers will have a ton of fun in the sun! 

After a day of sun-filled fun, relax in your roomy suite with well-appointed facilities. Some suites even have swim-out possibilities and provide magnificent ocean views. Upgrade to a room category with Royal Service for a better experience, more amenities, and access to the resort’s private areas.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Baby Club (ages 1 to 4)
  • Kids’ Club (ages 5 to 12)
  • Mini disco
  • Babysitting (extra charge)
  • 1 kids pool(s)
  • Playground

Things To Do

  • Upgrade to the adults-only Royal Service and The Reserve for better facilities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Savour classic Cuban flavours at the outdoor beach restaurant with live music 
  • Go golfing at the Varadero Golf Club
  • Relax on the gleaming white sand beach while enjoying the warm Cuban sun
  • Boardgames 
  • Bingo 
  • Spanish lessons 
  • Cooking lessons
  • Snorkelling
  • Dance lessons
  • Rum tastings
  • Yoga on the beach
  • Hobie Cat rides
  • 15 Pools
  • 12 Restaurants
  • 14 Bars
Photo courtesy of Sol Cayo Coco

4. Sol Cayo Coco

Welcome to a 4-star resort where a plethora of family-friendly activities await you. It offers cozy accommodations, wonderful cuisine with tropical influences, and two breathtaking beaches: Las Coloradas and Playa Larga. It is located in one of Cuba’s most magnificent natural settings. a great place for enjoying nature and participating in water sports, fishing, scuba diving, bird watching, and other outdoor activities.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Supervised kids’ clubs
  • Dedicated pool areas for kids
  • Childcare services (extra charge)
  • Mini Golf
  • Baby Club

Things To Do

  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Rent a bicycle 
  • Tennis courts
  • Beach activities
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Bird-watching
  • Nightly entertainment
Photo courtesy of Melia Las Dunas

3. Melia Las Dunas Hotel

The family-friendly, 4-star Melia Las Dunas resort, is situated on the picturesque coastline of Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba and provides fun in the sun for visitors of all ages. Go to the beach to relax or to have fun in the sun while participating in non-motorized water activities like windsurfing and catamaran rides. The on-site kids’ club and private pool are great for children, and the main street is a great place for the whole family to take in live music and cultural performances. Spend some money on a soothing massage or another spa service at the resort, and then work up a sweat playing tennis or at the on-site fitness centre.

You can select from a variety of culinary selections at the à la carte and buffet restaurants and sip on a delectable cocktail at one of the attractive bars before retiring to comfy lodging with practical conveniences after spending a full day in paradise.

All room categories are accessible on both sides of Melia Las Dunas, which has two sides that are mirror images of one another. One side is the “family section”, while the other is the “relax section for adults”.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Up to 2 kids (2-12 yrs) stay, play and eat free
  • Exclusive deals for teens (13-17 yrs)
  • No single-parent supplement fee
  • Smile Kids Club program
  • Shaded playground or play area
  • Kids pool (many with shaded areas)
  • Mini-disco
  • Babysitting (Extra charge)

Things To Do

  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Nature walks
  • Dance lessons
  • Pool tables
  • Windsurfing 
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling 
  • Kayaking
  • 3 Pools
  • 11 Restaurants
  • 7 Bars
Photo courtesy of Iberostar Ensenachos

2. Iberostar Ensenachos

Iberostar Ensenachos is a 5-star tropical haven that’s a great place for a family getaway!

Iberostar Selection Ensenachos, a private cay in stunning Cayo Santa Maria, offers picture-perfect family holidays in Cuba. Hang out on the lovely beachfront to relax on the white-sand beaches or have a dip in the beautiful blue oceans or one of the dazzling pools. Mini-vacationers can have a lot of sun-filled fun at the nearby kids club and splash park with a pirate theme. 

Enjoy a meal at one of the on-site restaurants serving everything from Asian specialties to Italian favourites. After an eventful day, relax in one of the roomy suites or rooms with a balcony or patio, some of which are only a few steps from the beach or a water park.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • Kids pool
  • Mini Club – Ages 4 – 12
  • Games room
  • A pirate-themed water park
  • Mini-disco
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (Extra charge)
  • Accommodates families of 5 or more

Things To Do

  • 4 Pools
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars
  • Multi-purpose Court – Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Spa
  • Spanish lessons 
  • Ping pong 
  • Dance lessons
  • Water Sports Centre (Extra charge)
  • Snorkelling (Extra charge)
Photo courtesy of Iberostar Selection Varadero Resort

1. Iberostar Selection Varadero Resort

The Iberostar Varadero is an all inclusive, 4-star resort and is one of the most exceptional family-friendly resorts in Cuba! Enjoy the sunshine at two beach bars, relaxing in sun loungers, and on the beautiful sandy beaches.

The all-inclusive Iberostar Selection Varadero offers convenient amenities in a scenic tropical environment and overlooks a lovely stretch of white sand beach in Varadero. While the kids are having a blast at the on-site splash pad and at the kids’ club, the adults can spend sunny days relaxing by one of the gorgeous pools and swim-up bars and the nights partying at the nightclub. Go to the beach to create sandcastles on the serene shoreline or engage in free water activities like windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking. Select from a wide range of à la carte restaurants featuring cuisines from the Mediterranean to Japanese, before returning to your cozy guest room in the evenings.

Family-Friendly Amenities

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting (Extra charge)
  • Children’s pool
  • Free children’s club
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar

Things To Do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children’s pool
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fitness center
  • Free water park access
  • Kayaking
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Volleyball

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