Cuba all inclusive holidays are probably the most popular tourist options for anyone wanted to get some tropical sun.
What is “All-Inclusive”?
Well, if you’re looking for a vacation package that takes care of everything for you, then all-inclusive is for you. All inclusive holidays are usually offered by resorts, and all the services and amenities are right on-site. You pay for your holiday up front, and it includes your room, meals at the resort restaurants, and activities are usually included as well. Basically, you pay once and never have to worry about anything while you are there.
Most all-inclusive resorts have swimming pools, spas, several restaurants and bars, and multiple sports facilities. Those near the beach usually offer scuba diving or boating activities for guests too.
Popular Cuba All Inclusive Resorts
Most of the major resorts in Cuba offer all-inclusive packages, so there should be no problem finding a vacation to suit your needs. They tend to be clustered in the popular beach areas around various parts of the coast, or on the smaller islands. Here are a few examples:
- Sandals Royal Hicacos – on Cuba’s north coast, in the Varadero beach area. They have 400 suites, 5 restaurants and are part of the famous Sandals chain of resorts.
- Melia Cayo Coco – The island of Cayo Coco has many resorts, including the Melia Cayo Coco. There are 250 rooms at this adults-only beach resort.
- Paradisus Rio de Oro – Another resort that only allows guests over 18, on Playa Esmeralda. It’s an extremely luxurious resort, with 300 rooms and seven restaurants.
- Iberostar Tainos – This 4-star resorts is also in Varadero, and offers many activities, restaurants and services. They have 272 rooms in small bungalow buildings.
- Hotel Brisas Sierra Mar & Los Galeones – Near Santiago de Cuba, towards the south-eastern end of Cuba, this resort near the Sierra Maestra mountains so you get 2 very different views. It’s family-friendly, and there are 234 rooms at this resort.
- Sol Club Cayo Largo – A southern coast resort on the small island of Cayo Largo. There is an airport nearby, and just under 300 guest suites and several restaurants.
Downsides of All-Inclusive
To some people, a Cuba all inclusive holiday may seem like heaven on Earth. But if you are the kind of tourist who wants to see the “real” Cuba and experience the culture of this island, this is not likely going to suit you. These beach resorts are either isolated, or surrounded by other resorts.
In some cases, local Cubans are actually prohibited from being on some of the resort islands. Smaller hotels in the cities or towns of Cuba will get you closer to the “action” of the country if you aren’t interested in just spending your time on the beaches.
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