Cuba Beaches

By Terri Paajanen

Cuba beaches are famous around the world for their beauty, as well as for the great assortment of luxury resorts that overlook the ocean. Whether you plan on actually staying at a beach resort, or just visiting the beach during your trip, you should know where the best beaches are.

Cuba beaches

A breathtaking Cuba beach

Best Beaches

To be honest, pretty much any beach in Cuba would be worth visiting, so don’t worry about having to pick the right beach. I’m sure you would enjoy your visit to Cuba no matter where you go. The areas of Varadero and Cayo Coco are probably the best known, and they do have some of the finest resorts there. Some of the other better known Cuban beaches and resort spots include:

  • Playa Paraiso
  • Playa Sirena
  • Playa Esmeralda
  • Playa Largo
  • Playa Bibijagua
  • Playa Guardalavaca

The Spanish word for beach is “playa”, in case you were wondering about the names. These particular Cuba beaches are from around the island, near cities like Santiago de Cuba and Holguin.

Resorts in Cuba

Visiting a beach for the afternoon is one thing, but you might want to stay at one of the famous Cuba resorts during your trip. There are countless resorts to suit any budget or vacation taste all across Cuba. Some are adult-only, but many cater to families too. Do a little research, and read some resort reviews to find precisely what you want.

There are a number of well-known resort chains in Cuba, so you can always look for a name you recognize. Sandals has a resort in Varadero, the Royal Hicacos, and there are Iberostar, Paradisus, Breezes and Sol Melia resorts around the island as well.

All Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive holidays in Cuba are extremely popular and many of the high-end resorts offer these types of packages. You pay one fee up front, and everything is covered during your stay. All your meals at the restaurants, your room, and any sports or activities at the resort are all covered. It’s a great way to minimize any hassle during your vacation because everything is bundled together in one purchase.

All-inclusive resorts usually have several restaurants, sports facilities and beach access. Many have spas these days as well. The intention is that you spend your entire vacation at the resort, which may not suit anyone wanting to get out and explore Cuba.

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