Cuba is a destination that has the best of both worlds. Freed from colonial rule, the history that is behind this country is clearly seen through its architectural aesthetics and city scapes.
While the city is bustling and rich with Cuban spirit, this jovial demeanor can be felt throughout the country, extending right into some of its most beautiful bays. Though Varadero is an undoubtedly popular resort destination, there is a gem of an island that boasts similar breath-taking views and great options for a restful and relaxing getaway.
Located south of Varadero, Cayo Santa Maria is an ideal location for those looking for a quiet escape. The four-star Memories Paraiso Azul Beach resort is a perfect location for those who are on a budget, yet wish to experience Cuba in a unique and unconventional way. Here’s what Escapes.ca Travel Specialist, Andy had to say about the resort.
The resort suites are modest and rustic. However, it does not take away from the things that the resort offers. The Ocean View Suites provide absolutely spectacular views of the beach. The pristine, turquoise colored waters are incomparable to anything else. The view is enough to make the trip.
Aside from accommodations, the nightly entertainment was great, especially the Michael Jackson show. The Italian restaurant ‘Grazie’ offers great ambiance similar to that of a fine dining restaurant. The buffet during the weekends is unreal, with better cuts of meat, a variety of options, and live entertainment.
The resort is conveniently located near neighboring shops and storefronts, such as the Pueblo La Estrella. Everything is within reach, from souvenir shops to nightclubs. There are also a plethora of activities to do around the island. The resort offers scooter rentals for very little cost. It’s a great way to venture around the island.
Aside from the tourist-friendly elements this resort offers, it is the personable and welcoming Cuban hospitality that truly stands out from the whole experience. Their genuine and fun-loving demeanor truly embodies the Cuban spirit.
For more information about the Memories Paraiso Cayo Santa Maria, check out our Escapes.ca page here, or contact Andy at 1.888.685.6888 ext. 524 to book your trip today.