The best beach resorts in Cuba

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Cuba is a place for adventurers, backpackers, adrenaline junkies and beach bums, and although rough travelers will feel in their natural element while in Cuba, if what you crave is just some pure and simple luxury, Cuba can offer that as well. In fact, Cuba has been a great resort travel destination ever since Americans tourists were allowed to enter the country again. Beach resorts in Cuba are thriving to this day, because there are more than enough travelers who want to take advantage of luxurious facilities coupled with exquisite natural surroundings. If your dream holiday includes epicurean delights and lazing around as much as humanely possible, then check out one of the best beach resorts in Cuba.

Paradisus Rio de Oro, Guardalavaca

If you want to aim high, then there is no better destination than the all-inclusive luxury resort Paradisus Rio de Oro in the small beach town of Guardalavaca. Paradisus is extremely upscale and elegant, with no compromises made when it comes to luxury. The resort has a gorgeous beach and great amenities, and its only downside is that it’s an adults-only resort, so it does not accommodate any families. There’s an excellent on-site sauna as well!

Iberostar Varadero, Varadero

Varadero Beach

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If you want to go on an all-inclusive holiday in Cuba with your entire family, then Iberostar Varadero is one of the best choices you could make. This resort is quiet and very relaxed, with a beautiful private beach where you can lounge all day without being disturbed. The resort has all sorts of activities for children, as well as some of the best restaurants in Cuba and two great bars.

Melia Buenavista, Cayo Santa Maria

Although Melia Buenavista is not located in the main tourist areas of the country, this five-star resort is definitely on par with the best beach resorts in Cuba and the Caribbean. This is the kind of resort that it just perfect for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon – great service, not too many guests, and quite small but equipped with all the best facilities.

Hotel Playa Costa Verde, Guardalavaca

photo by Blue Serge

With special facilities for families and large groups of travelers, Hotel Playa Costa Verde is perfect for family vacations, reunions, or weddings. The resort has some great pools and a beach that is very nice although a little rocky. One of the highlights of the resort is the Japanese restaurant, while vegetarians can indulge in delicious veggie dishes at El Bohio.

Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, Guardalavaca

If you are hunting down budget holiday packages, you might want to check out Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, a beautiful and friendly resort in a remote location next to a stunning beach. This resort is a paradise for those who like water-sports: two swimming pools, swimming at the beach, snorkeling, surfing and sailing.

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