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.
It was my first time in Cuba and my dads second. We really enjoyed this resort, especially the staff. The Food: The food was honestly better then what I was expecting! I have heard so many horror stories about Cuba and the food and we found the food to be pretty good. The buffet is not the best but the meat, pasta, omelette and smoothie bars are great. There is great lunch in the small hut by the pool and the restaurants were really good, had some incredible pizza at the Italian restaurant!The staff: You will not find a more enthusiastic group then the individuals who plan the activities for the day. The "crazy game" by the pool around 4 everyday is too fun and you have a chance to win a bottle of rum which is great. We loved joining in everyday and the staff made a point to remember our names. Everyone at the bars, buffet, and the front desk as well as the computer room were kind, caring and were never rude. The beach: all I can say is wow it is a beautiful and clean beach! But get there early because umbrellas go fast. There is always someone there to help you find a spot which is excellentThe pool: Pool volleyball everyday and there was even a beautiful water show one night, one of our favourite nights!The performances: Always well done! There was one night where no one had any idea where it was so we missed it but other than that it was incredible performances and routines, even a dance competition that was hilarious!The grounds: The grounds need some work but it is clear that they are aware of this and keeping up, they were re painting some of the decks and cleaning up the ivy in the front lobby but other than that it was decent. The pond out front is very neat and has two sharks in it which I couldn't believe. It is a bit stinky right beside the pond so it is better to sit by the pool. All in all the resort is quite beautiful. The rooms: the rooms could use some love, the walls could use a scrubbing, the bathrooms were outdated and the toilet didn't flush great but they were cleaned everyday and the staff left beautiful swans on the bed. They could for sure use an update but if you aren't picky you will be fine. If you want fancier do the upgraded rooms. The drinks are great, the staff were incredible and this was a great first experience in Cuba. If you are expecting a 5 star Hilton Cuba is not for you. If you want a relaxing Vacation with great staff and a decent venue you have come to the right place!
The installation has 4 star but need upgrade has 18 years of built, the buffet was 2 star or less, has a GYM with equipment broken, the sauna and jacuzzi was out of order, the beach is the best experience, really I'm don't recommend to enjoy a good one vacations.
It was our first time to Cuba (visited April 2017) and we weren't sure what to expect. I spent a long time on TA trying to get a good balance of value for money but a decent resort. I didn't mind paying a bit extra for better food and a nicer hotel. Melia Las Antillas seemed a good fit. It is located only 30 minutes from the airport. We were dropped off first and picked up last which was handy! (We flew with Sunwing). Flight times were pretty terrible coming from Edmonton but not much the hotel could do about that! We didn't fly until 3:30am on our last day but we had full use of the resort and a room to get changed in. The room was very basic and a bit rough around the edges. I don't think it would take a lot to improve things dramatically (ie. a lick of paint here and there, a new lampshade, curtains put up properly). We were in a bungalow which was a perfect location. Nice big balcony and a minibar which was restocked daily. The maid was great. Food: Not a lot to write home about but we expected that. The hotel made a good effort at variety but the buffet was often very cold which was a real shame. Staff were generally good but a little slow to provide drinks - I wouldn't have minded self-service. Often I only got water at the end of my meal which was annoying. Breakfast had a large variety but was the same each day.The snack bar next to the pool provided fresher dishes and there was a BBQ next to the beach which I'd recommend. The lobby bar has a really nice selection of coffees and a mini-mojito only bar. It was a nice touch and I'd recommend going there before or after dinner. The A la Carte was reasonable but not particularly impressive. Hotel: Kept clean, good facilities (very nice swimming pool area and pool bar), room is a little run downStaff: Rather abrupt but generally helpful. Looked like they'd been worn-down by the tourists over the years. There were a few lovely members of staff with genuine smiles but many could barely look you in the eye. Was a shame really.Entertainment: The 'main' show was rather repetitive although I appreciated their efforts. The live music in the lobby bar was more entertaining and they had different genres each night. There weren't many activities going on during the day which was both a positive and a negative. Other comments: The beach is spectacular and there were lots of sunbeds and umbrellas if you were there early enough. Great drink selections and a decent location. Wifi is 2 pesos per hour in the hotel lobby only. You can exchange money at the hotel - it was slightly less favourable than at the bank but not too bad. Overall, we heard some real horror stories at the airport on our way home. We had a really good week at Melia Las Antillas and I would recommend it. It was a little more costly than other hotels in the area but I think you pay for what you get in Cuba (and it wasn't significantly more so good value really). A lot of our issues were more to do with the lower standards of accommodation that Cuba has at the moment. I think this will change with time.
We spent April 11-17 at this resort. Check in was quick loved the view from our room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The one thing we liked was it wasn't a huge resort Everything was very central. The room was clean we did miss our coffee's in the morning would be nice to have everything there especially when your up early before restraunts open. The restraunts were ok just need to switch up food stations once in awhile. it was repetative. But lots to choose from. The pool area was nice lots of chairs to go around. The pool bar does need more bartenters one just isn't enough. There was only one person there when we went to get a drink most of the time. We do feel the entertainment needs improving especially around the pool in the afternoon. We loved the walk to the beach with the little beach bar and bbq on the way very relaxing. All in all my daughter and I have no complaints. We have been going to Varadero for a long time this is my 4 or 5 resort and her second one. I would recommend it. We were there to relax and that we did. Had a wonderful time.
My husband and I spend 8 days at Melina Las Antilles, the building need some updates,the staff work hard and they all have time to say hello (hola) I have a few names from the restaurants Yadira,Gretter,Joanne,Odalis,Andi,Dinaibis,Luis Javier,Also it was our wedding anniversary and the 2 waitress who did a wonderful job to make our anniversary so special was Ana,Evelin also Eteri was full of energi teaching how to dance.
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.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
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.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.