Melia Las Antillas
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
The Melia las Antillas is another part of the family of Melia resorts that are situated amongst the Varadero strip. Though the resort itself is still relatively new (it's only 13 years old), it is in need of an upgrade, as there are some areas that look run-down. The staff however, makes sure that the grounds are as clean and aesthetically pleasing as possible. The food choices here vary. The a la carte items are not that great. However, the buffet food items are pretty solid. They change food items regularly, so there are plenty to choose from. The staff at the resort are amazing. Not only do they ensure you're getting the most out of your stay. The entertainment team are amazing as well. They keep you entertained.
Location: Beachfront, 40 minutes from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, 10 minutes to Varadero.
Just got back from this wonderful all inclusive hotel. The food, the drinks, the scenery and entertainment were all to die for. The rooms and grounds are very clean. I went for 1 week with my family and the best part for me was the staff. Everyone was so warm, funny/fun and thoughtful. Carlos is The man. Any food and beverage questions, he is ready to help. He was always there making sure everyone was having a good time and enjoying themselves. The service of Yamira, Milli, Elio, Osualdo, Clemente, Beatrice, Jessica, Pedro, Claudia, just to name a few, was excellent. They made sure we had everything we needed. I will definitly be coming back to this hotel and would strongly recomend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and fun place in Cuba.
This is a great property! We did upgrade and definitely felt it was worth it - Elizabeth at the VIP lounge made everything so easy and enjoyable! The buffet food was good - no we didn't like every single thing but there was plenty of options!!! Can't go wrong with made to order omelettes for breakfast or fresh grilled fish or other meat for lunch! 90% of staff friendly and helpful! Loved the " jungle beach bar " all a la cart restaraunts good - our favourite was the Italian! Our room was lovely super comfortable bed and fantastic view only small complaint was water pressure for shower not fantastic but hey we were on vacation it didn't matter if we took 2-3 min longer to rinse off in shower. I have read complaints that there is no coffee maker in room - I can only say that that was so minor to us - the coffee and other coffer drinks were better than anything a coffee maker could do and it's open 24 hr! Tip: if you need shade at the pool or beach go early - there are lots of loungers but the shady spots do fill up quickly Great time would definitely go back!!!
Well we traveled to Varadero from May 11-18. Went there with my wife and her sister and boyfriend. Here is what we thought.CHECK-IN/AIRPORTOn arrival we had to go through customs which was not very organized. There is about 14 line ups to choose from and you are basically hoping you choose the fastest one. Took about 45 mins to get thru airport and customs. Once we got on the bus it was about a 30-40 min drive to the hotel, they also were stopping at different resorts to drop people off as well. Once arrived we were welcomed with a drink and check in was a breeze. ROOMSWe got the junior suite room that came with our package, of course you can upgrade but how much do you actually use your room when on holidays. Our room was very nice , it is dated like every comment does say but we were not disappointed. The only problem we had was the bathtub was pretty dirty so we wore our sandals in the shower everyday. The couple we went with had an issue with water leakage from the roof of there bathroom. When they went to the front desk to complain, they said that they couldn't do anything today and to come back tomorrow as the hotel was fully booked. They came back the next day and were given a new room.FOODThis was the one thing i was really worried about since everyone was telling me how the food sucks in Cuba but that was not the case at ALL. I found all the food i ate there to be great! They have a two omelette stations every morning at the buffet which i lived off in the mornings as i didn't care for anything else. These is Bacon which is very under cooked but you can bring that with you to the omelette station and they will cook it more for you. They have a BBQ during lunch and dinner which is fantastic. Mind you its no Alberta beef but its good. You can choose from pretty well any meat you desire. Just be careful to look at the meat as we did receive some under cooked chicken.ENTERTAINMENTI've been to a lot of all inclusive resorts and this by far had the worst entertainment. I enjoyed playing volleyball at the beach but didn't see much more fun activities going on, I didn't mind as i enjoy my days on the beach and relaxing in the sun. The night entertainment was awful i really hope they read this and maybe do something with it as there was one show in the whole week that was great to watch which was the "ballet show". Another day they had a "name that tune" and then a " beach party" where everyone just sat doing nothing.BEACH AND POOLThe beach is absolutely the most beautiful part of Cuba MUST SEE haven't seen anything like it. No rocks and white sand ahhhhhh. Only negative is if you want a hut good luck. Need to wake up early and put your towel on and reserve it same goes for the pool. It sucks cause you see all these empty huts for hours and hours through out the day. Wish the hotel could do something about that but i don't think they really can. The pool is also really nice water is perfect temp not to cold not to hot. Couple negatives about the pool is wish there was a swim up bar or even a staff member who came around asking for drink orders. And there is a shark pond near the pool which has a funky smell and if the wind is in the right direction you smell it at the pool area.STAFFI feel that this resort is short staffed as the snack bar (where you can go for lunch) is just too busy for the workers to keep up. They work hard to keep the tables clean but there way to many people going in and out. Same goes for the lobby during the day its okay but come night time you will need to wave the servers down as there's not enough. With that all being said the staff they do have are all very friendly. I have no issue getting my own drinks.SMOKINGSmoking is allowed everywhere on the resort as long as its outdoors no designated areas. I didn't mind it as it was never near me but it is annoying when you are eating or sitting in lobby and someone sparks up a smoke or cigar which really stink.EXCURSIONS We did the trip to Havana but did not book through the resort but were lucky to find a local that charged half the price to take all of us for the day, it was a much better experience from what i here after speaking to some people who booked through the travel agents. Also did snorkeling which was done from our beach. It was 20 CUC per person and they take you out 20 mins where you can go out for 1 hr of snorkeling. They were TONS of fish even tho none were really tropical. WI-FIWifi is 2 CUC an hour and can only be used in the lobby. You do not have to use the whole hour in one sitting but can be use through your whole trip. SPA/ MASSAGEThere is no spa at this resort and the massage room is very small and only has one bed. My wife and i wanted a couples massage but of course couldn't so we never went. I think the resort should get rid of the gym and make that into a spa. Who goes on vacation and works out? LOL. I think I've rambled on long enough. Even with the little complains we did have through our experience id do it all over again as it was a great week stay. If you have questions about anything i may not have covered please feel free to contact me as i wish i could have contacted someone when i was going to travel.
We loved the resort. Very attentive staff and super friendly. Food was great. The beach was beautiful. There is a great atmosphere at the pool. There was an amazing Cuban day while we were there. The Resort was well maintained and beautiful! The beds are comfortable and rooms are spacious. A+++
We love coming to Melia Las Antilles. It always feels like we are coming home. The people who work there extremely special to my husband and I. We have been coming to this hotel for about 14 years and don't intend to go anywhere else. So thank you to Alex at the bar Milli and Yanin, Marta at the Italian restaurant, and to Carlos. Also Candi see you all again next year
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 11am-3am)
- Pedal boat
- Banana boat rides
- Scuba diving for certified divers
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Day & night tennis
- Table tennis, pool tables
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Beach parties & theme nights weekly
- Wedding Package
- Manager's cocktail party
- 350 rooms in 7 free standing Villas of 3-storey and one main 5-storey building
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: Italian, International, Cuban (dress code & reservations required)
- 6 bars including Pool bar, Piano bar, Beach bar and Disco bar
- 2 pools
- 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- Shopping on-site (Fine jewelry shop, Souvenir gift shop, Tobacco shop)
- Cyber cafe (fee)
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Outdoor Wedding Location
All Suites include:
- Sunken living room
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Hairdryer 220V (converter provided)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Max occupancy 2 persons
Gardenview Junior Suite
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Balcony or Patio
Premium Junior Suite
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Mini-fridge (equipped with bottled water & juices, restocked weekly)
Concierge Junior Suite
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Continental breakfast
Honeymooners - Receive room upgrade, (if available at check-in) fruit plate, bottle of sparkling wine, private cocktail & dinner, photograph. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.
Free Weddings - please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Melia Las AntillasVaradero,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Autopista Sur, Carretera Las Morlas, Km 14, Varadero 42200 Cuba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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