Top 3 Family Friendly Resorts in Cuba

Cuba is an amazing place to take a family holiday. The all inclusive resorts are family friendly, the beaches are safe and clean, there is plenty to see and do and it has a year round climate. Many of the family friendly hotels offer excursions to swim with dolphins, explore the island, and make a family friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy.


Cuba’s top 3 Family Friendly Resorts.

As far as holidays to Cuba go, many of the hotels in Cuba offer great family services. For a start, nearly all of the hotels in the major resorts are on an All Inclusive basis.

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There are two main resorts in Cuba: Varadero and Guardalavaca. Varadero is on the Western side of the island, close to the capital city of Hanava. Guardalavaca is on the Eastern side of the island about an hour away from the regional centre of Holguin. Both resorts are great for families and they have plenty to see and do outside the main resorts.

Hotel Playa Pesquero – Guardalavaca.

This 4 star all inclusive resort is located on the beachfront close to Guardalavaca. The hotel has a mini train that is free for guests and travels around the resort. Great for families with small children who don’t want to walk miles to get to the pool! Speaking of pools, Playa Pesquero has a large main pool with an island in the middle. It is one of the biggest pools in Guardalavaca and it also has a swim up bar. There is a separate pool set aside for activities.

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For children there is a children’s splash pool. There are also baby club which caters for children from birth to 4 years and a kids club for children 5-12.

The hotel is close to the Bahia de Naranjo National Park. Here you can swim with Dolphins, hike through nature trails and forests, sunbathe on the beautiful beaches or learn to dive at the coral reef.

Hotel Playa Turquesa – Guardalavaca

Set in lush tropical gardens, this hotel has it all. Located on the Playa Yuraguanal beach, and a spectacular pool complex, this hotel is a great family affair. It has 5 swimming pools, 1 with a swim up bar and one with waterfalls and fountains.

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There is plenty to keep the kids occupied. They have their own pool in the kids club area, as well as dedicated activities. The hotel is 500 metres from Roca Azul Ecological Park. Here you can do horse riding, ride an ostrich, hike through the park and fish on the lake.

 Hotel Rio De Luna – Guardalavaca

The Rio De Luna hotel is located on the gorgeous Playa Esmeralda, one of the top ten best beaches in Cuba. The hotel has two swimming pools and a kids pool in the club area. There is a wide range of facilities to suite families, including snorkelling, mini-golf, pedalos and table tennis. The hotel is particularly suited to larger families as rooms are available next to each other which can accommodate families of up to five people. There are also single parent offers available.

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Holidays to Cuba: Where to Go, When To Go and What to do.

Cuba is the biggest Caribbean island and one of the biggest islands in the world. It’s year round climate, great culture and beaches make it a hot spot for British travellers. Cuba is so big in fact that you could visit twice and still not see the whole island.  Holidays to Cuba combine a cultural experience with the relaxation you would expect from a popular Caribbean destination.

Where to Go.

Cuba has two main resorts: Varadero and Guardalavaca.  Varadero is located on the Western side of the island, about an hours drive from the capital city of Havana. Varadero has plenty of All Inclusive resorts to choose from, many of which are located on its long stretch of beach. It is also within visiting distance of Havana, the capital city of Cuba.

Holidays to CubaVaradero, Cuba. Photo by Aaron Nakama

Guardalavaca is located on the Eastern side of the island. It tends to be quieter than Varadero, but the beaches are stunning. It is located about an hour from Holguin, the cultural capital of the Eastern side of the island. It too has its fair share of top All Inclusive resorts to choose from.

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Playa Guardalavaca. Photo by Space Ritual


When to Go.


Cuba is a great holiday destination all year round with daytime temperatures rarely dipping below 25 degrees and often in the mid 30’s. The high season is during the winter months, when rain rarely falls. Hurricane season runs through the summer months until the beginning of October. It is important to remember however that even if you visit during the ‘rainy season’ the duration of the rain tends to be short and heavy, rather than drawn out like it is in the UK.


What to see.


Cuba is a great place for either relaxing on the beautiful beaches, or by the pool, but it also has plenty of things to see and do. The Western side of Cuba has Havana, which is a days worth of visit in itself. There are numerous Crocodile farms dotted around the island, plenty of beaches, nature walks and much more. In the East, there is the ‘Dinosaur Park’, which is a great excursion for children.

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5 Star All Inclusive Holidays To Cuba

Cuba is a great place to take a holiday. The culture is like no other, and the atmosphere is electric, but Cuba also has great beaches to offer, and if you are after 5 star luxury then 5 star all inclusive holidays to Cuba take a lot of beating.

Here are the 5 star all inclusive holidays available in Cuba.

  1. Royalton Cayo Santa Maria – Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

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This hotel is located right on the white sandy beachfront and only a short walk from the main square. The hotel is built to suite it’s surroundings.

Some rooms come with added luxury with whirlpools inside and out. Read more about the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria.

2. Paradisus Princesa del Mar

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The Paradisus Princesa del Mar is sat on the beautiful beach. It has a long list of features that is sure to keep you entertained and well rested and the location is something that sets it apart from many other hotels in the area – it has a long stretch of soft sand on its door step. The Paradisus is exclusively for adults, so there is no excuse not to relax. Read more about the Paradisus Princesa del Mar.

3Royalton Hicacos, Veradero

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Relaxation is what this hotel is all about. Sites on the Hicacos Peninsula, between the gorgeous white sand Beach and the lush jungle, you get the best of everything.

This adult only hotel is the perfect getaway for sun, sea and relaxation. Read more about the Royalton Hicacos in Varadero.

4. Grand Memories Varadero

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This hotel has it all, on the beachfront, upgraded rooms with 24 hour room service, close to shops and an adult only section with a separate pool. Read more about Grand Memories Varadero.


Holidays To The Dominican Republic 2017

The Dominican Republic is a great place to take a holiday in 2017. There is plenty of choice when it comes to resorts, hotels and things to see and do. Of course, being the Caribbean, it is also a year round destination.

The Resorts

There are four main resorts in the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is on the East Coast and is famed for is relaxed atmosphere, beaches, top hotels and golf.  La Romana is on the South Coast and is suited for beach goers and those who want a relaxing holiday. It is also the closest resort to Santo Domingo, the nation’s capital city. Diving is also popular around La Romana. For more action head north to Puerto Plata. Here you can find top hotels, beaches, diving and snorkeling, and other activities outside the resorts. For pure relaxation and luxury head to the Samana Peninsula in the North East of the island. Here you will find luxury resorts and some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

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 Things to see and do.

The Dominican Republic is of course famed for its beaches but there are also other activities to do outside the main resorts. For thrill seekers there is White Water Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking, and Mountain Biking. Hiking is also available as well as Horse Riding. The Dominican Republic is also a great place to learn to dive and the North Coast around Puerto Plata has several dedicated dive centers where you can take lessons. Golf is a popular activity in Punta Cana; and Beaches and diving can also be done in La Romana.

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