Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Laura Cooper
Family vacations aren’t always the most stress-free: between making sure that everything required is packed, and flying with young children. Cuba offers a perfect family vacation hotspot: the prices are right, the beaches are beautiful, and the all-inclusive resorts are packed with kids clubs, and lots of activities.
We’ve compiled a list of the best Cuba resorts for family vacations: searching for all-inclusive quality, and amenities that cater to families. You won’t overspend on a Cuba vacation, and will receive a quality all-inclusive.
Here are our top Cuba resorts for kids:
Iberostar Laguna Azul:
This 4.5-star resort is a perfect mix of one of the best Cuba family resorts, and a higher end luxurious experience for your Cuba vacation. The resort offers over 800 guestrooms, 6 pools (2 specifically for children), a theatre, nightclub, 5 restaurants, several bars, and a unique sports and entertainment package to ensure that no family member is bored on vacation! Set along Varadero’s famous white sand beaches, the Iberostar Laguna Azul is 10 miles from Varadero’s city center, but on one of the best beach strips in the area. Iberostar knows that family comes first, and has a collection of family-centered resorts including child-minding services, and special kids activities and areas, including a fenced-in area and playground for little ones. The hotel also has a good wellness program, which includes a sauna, jacuzzi, massages, gym, and beauty salon to make your vacation even more relaxing.
Melia Peninsula Varadero:
The Melia Peninsula Varadero caters to families with a special family-focused part of the resort. This resort, located on an ecological reserve, offers 4.5-star service to guests: water and land sports and activities are put on daily by the entertainment staff, while a selection of dining options – including eats from around the world – should work for even the pickiest of eaters. The family-focused atmosphere in the family side of the resort makes a safe haven for your Cuba family vacation: 2 pools for children (3 pools total), and special kids and teenager focused activities daily. The Melia Peninsula Varadero is a quality choice: rooms have been recently renovated and are large, the beach is wide along this section of the peninsula, and is a well-mainted resort.
The family looking for a relaxing beach holiday on an unprecedented stretch of white sand beach should look no further than Cayo Santa Maria. Some of the best family vacations in Cuba will be had here: this 4.5-star resort rests on 10 kilometers of beautiful beach. With over 900 guest rooms, the resort tries to keep those travelling as a family vacation in Cuba separate from the adults-only travellers. Find two pools here: one more active and family-oriented with music and organized activities throughout the day (and a specified children’s section), the other adults-only and focused on tranquil relaxation. Five a la carte restaurants and a buffet await here with plenty of dining options, and organized activities and kids clubs for several age groups: baby, children, and teenagers. This “cheap and cheerful” resort is a perfect option for a Cuba family vacation and all-inclusive resort for its family-oriented activities, and affordable pricing.
Varadero is a perfect family vacation destination because of its calm, swimmable beaches, friendly atmosphere and value-minded and quality resorts. This 4-star all-inclusive Varadero resort is no different! The Hotel Bella Costa is a colourful and busy resort, offering the travelling family in Cuba plenty to do — kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, a day at the spa, and a kids club for the young ones, among other options. The beach is not as wide as other sections of Varadero, and though the resorts services and amenities are basic, the Hotel Bella Costa is a cost-efficient family vacation option.
Memories Flamenco Beach Resort:
The all-suite Memories Flamenco Beach Resorts features spacious rooms, great for families. There is the option to upgrade to Diamond Club for exclusive extras like early check-in and late check-out, exclusive beach area with waiter service, concierge service in the lobby, discounts on spa treatments and laundry, and more. The kids program has cartoons, a playground, games for children, and the Berenstain Bears characters to interact with, and you’ll also find age appropriate games for teens. Spend your days basking in the sun and cooling off in the pool, partaking in exciting land and water sports, or getting a spa treatment or outdoor massage. In the evenings, enjoy dinners at the a la carte restaurants, live entertainment, and dancing at the disco.
Looking for a family vacation in Cuba but somewhere specific?
Best family resorts in Varadero, Cuba:
Family resorts Holguin, Cuba:
Best family resorts in Cayo Coco:
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Families looking to enjoy a Cuba vacation during a peak time like March Break, Easter, or Christmas, should consider booking early in the year, as prices rise closer to the holiday, as more people decide to travel, and the Cuba 5-star family resorts and best resorts in Cuba quickly sell out.
Take advantage of special promotions like Sunwing’s Smile Resorts with kids stay, eat, and play for free at select resorts in Cuba. These resorts won’t charge a single parent supplement fee, have supervised kids club, separate children’s pools, and oftentimes exclusive deals or activities for teeangers – to make everyone happy on vacation. Air Transat also offers special perks for those travelling to Cuba family resorts with their packages, including onboard treats and surprises for the young travellers of the family.