Located right in the middle of Punta de Hicacos Natural Park, a skinny strip of land sticking out on the north coast of Cuba, Melia Peninsula Varadero is an all-inclusive family-friendly resort with a casual feel. The buildings reflect the colonial past; it’s all whitewashed colonnades and walkways through landscaped grounds leading to the pristine beach. This holiday will suit families with kids of all ages; it’s a big resort with plenty of choice, surrounded by endless possibilities of watersports, and trips to see local Cuban life in the nearby towns – Matanzas is a 40-minute drive away and, once known as the ‘Athens of Cuba’ is slowly coming back to life and well-worth a visit. 

With a kids’ club, lavish evening entertainment both in the restaurants and at the Club House, a roofed outdoor theatre, and plenty of sporting activities for kids and grown-ups, there’s lots to do. The 8 restaurants and bars offer up a wide variety of cuisine and drinks, and are all fairly relaxed. Watersports abound on the beach (pedal boats; catamarans; windsurfing) and don’t forget the three freshwater pools. 

The rooms are simply furnished but spacious with family rooms sleeping up to four and family junior suites sleeping up to 5 in two separate rooms.


Melia Peninsula Varadero is a 2-hour 30 minutes’ transfer from José Martí International Airport.

Melia Peninsula Varadero

What to expect

Beach nearby
Family rooms
Fitness Suite
Indoor play
Kids club
Kids pool
Outdoor pool


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Childrens' Club (4-10 years; daily programme of age appropriate activiites, including mini-disco;). 

Babysitting available on request.

Grounds of Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Grounds of Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Fantastic beachfront location.

Fantastic beachfront location.


591 rooms. Cots available on request. 

Standard rooms sleep up to 4 people with 2 double beds.

Family junior suites sleep up to 4 in 2 rooms, with double bed and separate room with bunk bed and single bed.

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Pool view.

Pool view.


Childcare (see above).

3 freshwater pools and kids' pool.

8 restaurants.


Daily activities for children and teens.

Scuba diving lessons for beginners.

Club House (roofed outdoor theatre; daily evening shows).


Watersports (pedal boats; catamarans; windsurfing).

Games room.

Beach volleyball. 

Standard room at Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Standard room at Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Beach at Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Beach at Melia Peninsula Varadero.