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.
My husband and I travelled to Melia Las Antillas for the second year in a row. We had such a great time the year before that we were so excited to return.We arrived on Tuesday September 5th to beautiful weather. We connected with staff we met the year before that we consider friends and were having a great time. It wasn't until we arrived in Cuba that we heard about hurricane Irma. We had searched for hurricane warnings before we left and didn't hear anything. Not once did we hear from Sunwing about a possible hurricane hitting CubaUp until Friday afternoon we all thought it was going to miss Cuba. The winds started late Friday night. On Saturday morning we went down for breakfast and was met at the door by one of the managers Kandy. Kandy told us to go have breakfast and then go back to our room and get in the bathroom until the all clear. We pulled the cushions off of the couch and made a bed in the bathroom. We could hear the winds getting stronger outside and it was raining pretty heavy. At about 5:30 pm our patio door was blown out of its frame. My husband called the customer service and told them we needed to be evacuated from the room. Kandy and about 7 guys came rushing to the room about 2 minutes after our call. They held the door up and then braced it while Kandy helped us pack and moved us to a lower floor. We were in the new room for 10 minutes before we were evacuated again to the second floor in a hallway in chairs all night long. We could hear glass shattering and the wind was so strong coming down the hall. As we were evacuated with only our important papers the staff gave us towells to keep warm. We sat in the hallway from 6pm until 7:45am Sunday morning. The we were escorted to our room. Exhausted we fell asleep and woke up at 10:30 with food being delivered. We were told we could leave the room at 1pm and the buffet would be open.The damage to the resort was devastating. Palm trees were thrown around like match sticks. Patio doors blown off, roofs torn off, pathways completely blocked by trees and shrubs. It was the most terrifying experience I have ever experienced. Through it all the staff at Melia Las Antillas were there watching over us keeping us safe and fed. Some of the staff worked for 3 days straight leading up to the hurricane. Then worked some more during it. They were amazing and we will be forever grateful to each one of them.We had heard from other tourists from other resorts that the staff all left them to fend for themselves. The Melia Las Antillas staff werr with us every step of the way.Unfortunately Sunwing was non existant the entire time. We saw the sunwing rep once and he brushed us off and we never saw him again. It was not until Monday that we saw anyone from Sunwing. The sun was out and it was beautiful. It was then they told us we had to go home. We still had a week left of our holiday but we were not given a choice to stay. We have been home 3 days and still no communication from them. Are they going to either refund our week or give us a credit we don't know. We purchased excursions through them that were not taken. Are they going to refund them? We simply don't know. Thomas Cook and other other airlines are offering full refunds to all their passengers. What about Sunwing? We simply don't know.In short if you are looking for a resort in Cuba Melia Las Antillas is the place to be during a crisis.Thank you Melia Las Antillas staff! You will forever be our Cuban family.A special shout out to our friends Maylin (concierge lounge), Yadira in the buffett, Enrecka (sure this is spelt wrong) at the beach dragging loungers around, life guard Micheal Angelo, our favorite bartender at the pool bar Milady(spelt wrong), Entainment MC Mickey Mouse (aka Eteri) and last but not least Kandy and her staff that is very calm in a hurricane We love you all
We traveled first time in Cuba....and we choose this hotel after looking fews reviews about this.We arrive there rond 13:20 and after half hour we have allready key from our room.We found room very well clean,all facilities from found in very well conditions and remaing like this to the end of journey.We have no any complain about room or something else.Every day towels change,room cleaning,mini bar refill.About food and restaurant very very well....there can found 3 restaurant a la carte,El Conuco,Romantico,Don Peperone (for this restaurants must have a reservation,easy to make under reception lobby).Food from this restaurand was also tasteful.And daily restaurant also can found every kind of food...from vegetarian to....also BBQ.Here we found nice and friendly personal all time with smile on face ready to be helpfull.We like also to greet by Clemente and Osualdo this two of them was our guest during the vacantion.And lady from omelet cooking i dint know har name (lady with black color skin) made best omelet for out breakfast.We want also to greet by Leon waiter from lobby bar....we like to say thanks one more time for best service with our romantic dinner wich was served on the beach accompanied by live music.About swiming pool and beach was also great services.The entertainment was also nice (greetings for Mickey-Mouse)..there are a lot of things to write about the entire team at Melia Las Antillas for which they do a great job together.We would definitely go back to this resort.ps:we hope and pray for them not to suffer much damage after the hurricane
Just returned from 1 week at Melia Las Antillas. My wife & I stayed here last year so we were familiar with the hotel. Overall, this is an excellent spot - 15 km from downtown Varadero which is a $15 pesos cab ride. Gorgeous beach a few km long for a great walk. Clean rooms, decent food and selection. Great staff - Hola Raul at the snack bar, Enrique at the beach/pool, and Juan Carlos at the pasta bar. Entertainment also decent - other than the aquatic ballet show, the rest is always geared towards dancing - we miss the traditional musical groups playing live music at night. Definitely recommend this hotel.
We checked in around 11am on August 30th and the lady in reception was very warm and professional while dealing with a large number of clients. She also was working the next evening around 8pm on reception desk and we would like to thank her especially for making our stay so enjoyable. We loved the food offered in the buffet, the delicious cuban drinks and the swimming pool. Our room was large and extremely comfortable.The beach was amazing and extremely relaxing. It was the wind-down part of our holiday and we couldn't have been happier. Would definitely return if we came back to Cuba. Worth it for an all-inclusive stay,
Tempted by the "No kids" policy, I had booked a room for a few nights in this hotel.I won't go into details about matters like food being bit boring, cleanliness questionable, leaking roofs that cannot be fixed, insects wandering around etc etc, as they are typical for all the hotels on the island and I was already used to it.The daytime part of my stay was fabulous. The location of the hotel, the beach and the pool area are probably the best in Varadero. The animations (which I do not attend, but which I do not mind if finished early enough to get a good sleep) were (too) loud, but stopping by 10.15 pm at the latest. But it was not a dream come true.Unfortunately, my stay was spoilt by crazy drunk tourists, who did not keep their mouths shut through the nights. The hotel service did not do anything about it. It was a great surprise for me and a huge disappointment - I was counting on a good night rest in a hotel with the above-mentioned policy. It was also disappointing that the hotel does not provide a closed/roofed-space cafe / area for "parties" like those. EACH guest should have the right to choose - if I am the quiet one, I should have the opportunity to sleep tight.Anyway, not recommending - unless you like to get drunk and stay up and scream crazily into the night. Because this will be allowed in this hotel.Go to Iberostar Varadero instead.
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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