I've been to Cuba 4x and Melia Peninsula Varadero is one of the best. Beautiful facilities, amazing beach, tasty food and best entertainment. The room and the bath room is pretty nice compare to other resorts. The food is a little repetitive and not much vegetables but it's still very tasty, no complaints here. The dancing is awesome. Alex the entertainer is the friendliest and very accommodating. He made sure our stay is memorable and fun! All in all I will go back to Melia Peninsula Varadero ??
Beautiful resort, fantastic staff - can't wait to return!
Dec 04, 2022
My husband and I travelled to Melia Peninsula with a group of friends and had a fantastic trip at this resort. The staff were the friendliest and most welcoming team I've come across from all-inclusive destinations. The beach was amazing, the resort grounds were well maintained, the food was fresh and plentiful, and the entertainment was great. Of special note, Alex, who works on the entertainment team is great. He went above and beyond to make our trip fun and memorable. If you are travelling to this resort, make sure to stop by and say hi to Alex at the beach party, pool side activities, or teatro in the evening! Liz, was our server on most days for breakfast/lunch, and was also fantastic. The bartenders at this resort were also great, especially at the lobby bar. There were several others who we regularly saw working behind the buffet or serving tables who were truly wonderful, as well. We tried the Japanese and Cuban a la carte restaurants and had a great experience. I've travelled to Cuba in the past, and all things considered, this resort exceeded my expectations. We look forward to returning here in the future!
Tips for your stay:
- Canadian currency (bills only, as Cubans cannot exchanges coins and CAD is preferred over USD). Bring lots of $5 bills.
- Pack bug spray - they are small, but bite!
- Bring a reusable insulated cup for the beach.
- Pack chocolate/candies, toiletries (soaps, feminine products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc) and gently used clothing to leave beyond in your room or provide to other staff as gifts. These items are all hard to acquire in Cuba and are so greatly appreciated.
- We found it helpful to exchange small amounts of CAD for CUC for tipping and some small purchases (e.g., tickets for museums in Havana).
Beautiful grounds with excellent staff.
Dec 04, 2022
We stayed here with a group this past week. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Alex and Liz definitely put the experience over the top and went over and above! Overall the grounds and rooms were clean, and the beach was amazing. The food was pretty standard for Cuba. Definitely would recommend to others.
Dec 01, 2022
More than glad to be on this amazing resort, the staff is great and helpful. The pool are clean. The weather super nice. The children has a wonderful stay. The food in the Ranchon is top notch, you can hace a Wells prepares luch there and clóset to the beach. I liked It ??
Not too bad.
Nov 28, 2022
Resort is pretty good. Maids could be better and food could use some more variations. But Alex the entertainer is amazing! He has truly made our friend trip phenomenal! We would come back just to see him and some of the wait staff.