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Melia Peninsula Varadero

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A great resort in Varadero for families with children. There is a kid's club and baby club available for families with children. The staff really go out of their way to ensure that kids are well entertained here. There is also a nightly 'mini-disco' that kids can partake in, which adds a nice touch to the resort. Great pool area both for adults and kids. Good entertainment that are well-suited for families. There are OK buffet items to choose from. The a la cartes however, offer a lot more than the buffet restaurants (make sure to check out the Japanese Style restaurant)! Leave your electronic devices at home, as the Wi-Fi is a little spotty in many areas of the resort, which doesn't make for great value if you're looking to use the internet while on vacation.

This spectacular resort, set in Varadero's beautiful Punta Hicacos National Park, boasts charming and spacious plantation-style villas surrounded by lush vegetation. Unwind on one of the most exotic white-sand beaches and take full advantage of this superior hotel's many services and facilities. Children will be enchanted with the kids' corner, which includes an animated pool area and park as well as an entertainment centre. The Turkish steam bath and sauna will certainly provide adults with endless moments of relaxation. For a memorable vacation, come and experience the warm ambiance and superb service of the Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Location: On the beach, adjacent to the Paradisus Varadero, 5 minutes to downtown Varadero and 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • David T : Brest, France
melia peninsula varadero cuba

nice hotel located in a great park by the sea, several restaurants, 2 pools, food is decent and cocktail bar ok : pretty close to nothing o do in varadero , but just rent a car and enjoy your trip in havana or trinidad: cuba is great

  • williamsamuel4 :

Excellent. Would recommend this hotel to both adults and children. Activities for all peoples. The food is the best in Cuba. The site itself is beautiful even though there were rénovations going on. Excellent shows especially in the lobby on a daily basis.

  • Kunal S :
AC not working in the heat in Cuba was a nightmare!!!! Beds were terrible with bugs..IT IS A BIG SCAM

I will go to this place and keep these things in mind...-It is no where near a 5 star-The staff needs tips and they are damn greedy about money and you will only get some service if you tip them.-AC in our room was not working so we had to change rooms in the middle of our stay and AC in other room stopped working after a day.-Beds were terrible because i could feel the bed springs in my back. I had a baby who could not sleep because of the bugs in the room-Heat is unbearable both inside the rooms and outside as well as the restaurants-We went for sushi and the AC was not working and we got fried in the heat and above all it was a joke in the name of sushi-Nobody understands English there and even if they do, they say no english but they do understand tips they get and completely money minded.-We had a king size bed and we got 2 double beds so we had to join them and sleep-Hotel staff made a key for me for the room we changed while there were some guests who were living there, so no responsibility whatsoever-Theft is a common practice because anybody can open your room from staff-They are actual crooks because they found our suitcase locks in our room when we changed rooms and tried to sell us for 10 cdn dollars - our own locks, can you believe that...-Italian restaurant and sushi are a joke and if you can survive this food, you can survive anything...-Internet is a nightmare because you will never get it-I am painting a real picture of this resort and be prepared....PLZZZZZZZZZZ spend your money somewhere else...someplace that is actually a 5 star

  • Susann K : Fellbach, Germany
Time out

Had a great week at Melia Peninsula Varadero! It is just amazing what they are making possible despite the restrictions they have in Cuba die to the US Embargo. Most of the staff where friendly. Just realized too late that the snack bar is a good Alternative instead of going to the buffet all time. Recommend to take a beach towel from home as they just have a limited amount available. Wireless is available in the lobby (1h which you can spend over 30 days = 1,5 CUP)

  • Melisa A : London, Ontario
Very nice and clean resort. The pictures although do not resemble how pretty the resort is online compared to reality.

This is not a 5 star resort but a 4 star. The food was great with lots of options. Slow service at night for drinks in my experience due to the low number of waiters and servers. The lounge chairs on the beach were not great and need to be changed but the ones by the pool were great. Overall a great experience but the resort could definitely use some touch ups in different departments to become a 5 star hotel.

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte restaurants w/reservations
  • Snacks
  • Wine with meals
  • Unlimited Local and International drinks
  • Free admission to the Disco (drinks included)
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cat sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Pedal boats
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Pool table
  • Darts
  • Board games
  • Ping-pong
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nighty entertainment
  • Banana boats and Waterskiing subject to availability (up to 3 times/adult/week, reservations required)
  • 466 renovated rooms in one main 4-storey building with elevators
  • Restaurants including a la carte restaurants: Chinese, Italian and Grill (dress code & reservations required)
  • Snack bars
  • Bars including swim-up bar
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Selected watersports
  • Massages (fee)
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutiques
  • Mini-market
  • Car & motorcycle rental (fee)
  • Golf course nearby (fee)
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Disco

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptor required)
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace

Kids Deals - Available, please inquire for details.

For the Kids - Baby club for children up to 4 years & Kids' club for children 5 to 12 years. Kid's can also enjoy the Wading pools, Playground and Babysitting upon availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade and late check-out, (based on availability at check-in) flowers in room on arrival, welcome cocktail, romantic dinner for 2, one breakfast in room morning after arrival. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage certificate at time of check-in.

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 Peninsula Varadero
Parque Natural de Punta Hicacos Matanzas, 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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. 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. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.