Melia Las Antillas

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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.


Overview
Melia Las Antillas is set on 20 exotic acres amid gardens that reach all the way down to the beautiful dunes of Varadero beach. Truly a spectacular adults only playground for singles and couples, this Junior Suites hotel features excellent amenities and facilities. All rooms are elegantly designed with comfortable sleeping areas and sunken living rooms. Dine in style and choose from a wide variety of cuisines, including a 'Schooners' seafood restaurant.

Location: Beachfront, 40 minutes from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, 10 minutes to Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Leafen : Toronto, Canada
Hotel Can be Upgraded

We wanted to get away, leave everything behind. This trip did exactly that.We went with intentions of just pool/beach side and no excursions.The exterior of the hotel is quite nice, the interior was below expectations.This resort would be an interior designer/ furniture re-finishers dream come true. Everything inside the hotel looks like it was original from when the resort went up.Resort grounds: Smaller in comparison to others. That being said the grounds were well maintained, lush foliage, flowers - very attractiveI was not impressed with the channel that was throughout the resort. Good intentions, but the water was very dirty. They have two nurse sharks among other fish swimming around. The whole thing needs more water. These poor fish had parts of their fins exposed to the weather. Release them and put them back in their natural habitat!Pool: One pool that was maybe half of the courtyard. Again much bigger in other resorts. Water was clean though and I enjoyed it. (No swim up bar) I didn't care though as people tend to leave their cups on the edge and fall in with little to no care.Food: Buffet was average, same as most other resorts. Variety was on/off. Stuck mostly to the areas where they actually cook for you as opposed to food sitting there. Brought Imodium with us. Don't misconstrue this as the food doesn't agree with me so I need it. Everyone is different. I have been to Cuba 4 times, so it's not ignorance. À la carte restaurants - Very good, no complaints...well I guess just one. HEY, ALL YOU MEN! Because you're at a resort don't think you can walk into those places wearing bathing suits and a tank top. Your Wife/Partner is not impressed, frankly, nobody is. If money is a problem and you can't afford a nice pair of pants and top, I heard Walmart has both for a much cheaper price. How often do you go for a nice dinner? Your Wife/Partner makes the effort so can you. By the way, I am a 44-year-old male. CLEAN UP YOUR ACT MEN!!Room: See opening comment. Furniture was old and dated. VERY low water pressure (Our room anyway)The bed was like sleeping on a brick. I spent the last 3 nights sleeping on a cushion that was a part of a bench in our room. We were also right next to the maintenance building/air conditioning building. That was pretty much our view. We never made a complaint in case of frustration and delays. Ideally we spend 4-6 hours in bed or in the room, so this wasn't a major concern, just a little disappointing.Staff: Were very friendly and courteous. No complaints. Two of the restaurant/Bar staff went out of their way to be polite and courteous. Raul (Bar/Restaurant) Myleidys (Pool Bar) Raul recognized I spent a little too much time in the pool and with the chlorine he gave me cucumbers for the blood red eyes. A nice gesture!!Entertainment: These individuals work very hard to entertain you so we appreciated that. No complaints.Beach/Water: It's Cuba - gorgeous water/color/temperatureEnjoy your vacation!

  • Matt S : Edmonton, Canada
Cuba, You're doing Much Better!

We were a group of 8 that spent a week at this resort, and we all had a Great time!The bar staff were good, the a la carte restaurants were good.The front desk conned me out of $20USD when exchanging to CUC, and when confronted about it, they completely denied it, and stated their funds balanced, and turned the whole thing on You as being the crook(be very mindful when exchanging currency at the front desk and currency exchange booth)Also, be aware of a 10% fee when exchanging from USD to CUC, not sure how Cuba can be on par with the USD, and charge a fee on top when exchanging?!Pros:> The food was Good!> The Beach was Amazing> Weather was nice and hot for most of the days> Pool was cleanCons:> Front Desk Staff were Con Artists> Beds require Sheets Changed more frequently> WiFi is extremely difficult to use> Two of our rooms flooded(start of rainy season)Overall, this resort is good, would return in the future...

  • pannu b :
Worst resort and unfriendly staff

I was here for 5 nights. AC didnt work for 3 nights upon numerous complaints and water leaking from room pooled my room. They would come everyday to fix it but no results. 4th night they moved me to another room just to sleep and then next morning they gave me a new room for last night. Wat a joke. Staff was rude and unwilling to work. Specially waiters and bbq chefs. A guy named juanez was rudest of all in snack bar. I asked him finally why he is never happy. He says u r on holiday .. i m not. LOL.Water bottles were not given if you finished one bottle they gave you everyday.Mojitos were finished by certain hour coz they ran out of mint. Roberto at mojito bar was the best though.Plates were dirty at buffet. I have pics of all the stuff. Tiles broken. Washroom looked like it was from 2 star hotel. This hotel was at best 3 star on its best day.They gave me 4 hours extra checkout time to shut me up. And i m supposed to forget 5 days of agony and worst vaccation ever.

  • RNI32 : Boston, Massachusetts
Beautiful beach, all inclusive resort

I stayed 2 nights, but wish I had stayed longer. Resort is on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Staff is friendly and helpful, room was clean & comfortable. As a solo traveler there was entertainment and plenty of dining options. I reserved one star because while there are plenty of food options, I found the best to be the buffets. I would have preferred better choices and higher quality at the sit down restaurants. I'm looking forward to returning to this property.

  • Richard V : La Baie, Canada
Great vacation

I was a bit worried about going to Cuba as I had heard so many negative things, especially about the food. At this hotel the food was very good. The rooms are spacious and the personnel is very friendly and helpful. The WIFI isn't the greatest, but I don't go South to surf on the Net. I took the concierge service on the 5th floor, with ocean view. Very nice. I certainly don't regret having gone with that option as check-in is a lot easier with the concierge service and their special treatment. The pool is very good, and the grounds are well kept. Our room was quiet and everything worked fine. Of course the beach is fabulous. The only negative experience was at the snack bar. Sometimes the service isn't very good, Something that should be corrected. Overall a fine hotel and I would certainly return to a Melia hotel in the future. I recommend this resort.

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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
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  • 3 meals daily
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 11am-3am)
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boat
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterskiing
  • Banana boat rides
  • Scuba diving for certified divers
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Day & night tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis, pool tables
  • Sauna
  • 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
  • Disco
  • 2 pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities (fee)
  • Shopping on-site (Fine jewelry shop, Souvenir gift shop, Tobacco shop)
  • Cyber cafe (fee)
  • Sauna
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Outdoor Wedding Location

All Suites include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Sunken living room
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (converter provided)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Mini-fridge (equipped with bottled water & juices, restocked weekly)

Concierge Junior Suite

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Balcony
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bathrobes

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.

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  • Melia Las Antillas
    Varadero,Cuba

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Melia Las Antillas
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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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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