Melia Peninsula Varadero

4* out of 5 stars

Recently acquired by international hotelier group Sol Melia, the all inclusive Melia Peninsula Varadero (formerly Tryp Peninsula Varadero) sits in an idyllic seafront location in Cuba's Punta Hicacos natural park.

Perfectly integrated into the stunning surrounding landscape, set amongst perfect landscaped gardens the resort has one of Cuba's finest and most famed beaches on its doorstep. The peninsula itself pokes out into the Gulf of Mexico's emerald waters, and is practically spitting distance from Florida's Key West.

The hotel boasts an incredible range of activities to get stuck into. Watersports include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing (including catamaran sailing), water polo and water-skiing, as well as snorkelling and diving classes for beginners. There's no let-up on dry land either as guests can partake in beach volleyball, archery, use the shooting range or play tennis, boule, ping-pong, pool and dancing classes, as well as karaoke and disco for the night owls.

There are three swimming pools in amongst the resort's beautiful greenery, and an exclusive fitness centre which offers sauna, aerobics, hydromassage and the delectable Turkish bath for ultimate relaxation. The Cubans certainly know how to make you feel welcome, too, with a vibrant buzz in each of the a la carte restaurants on-site.

Meliá Hotels have introduced the Stay Safe with Meliá programme to their portfolio, which aims to completely prioritise the health and safety of customers and employees in these changing times. This enhanced regime is dedicated to areas such as social distancing, increased hygiene measures, and deep cleaning, whilst still maintaining comfort and enjoyment for holidaymakers. Digitalisation of services such as check-in and concierge will create a more contactless experience for guests, whilst new cleaning equipment from Diversey and more frequent, deeper sanitisation mean that both rooms and public spaces will be safe for guests to enjoy. For more information on how this hotel plans to adhere to health and safety recommendations made by the World Health
Organisation and local health authorities, please enquire.