Varadero Beach
Varadero Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Thegodfuzzy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom124 contributions
    Varadero Beach bum.
    I have to mirror what everyone else has written. Spectacular beach...the water was beautiful and magic to swim in. It was a bath everyday for us, spent hours walking along it and taking in the whole area. It was a brilliant night time wander too, with the moonlight giving just the right amount for taking in the area and feeling like it was ours. Sand was wonderful to walk on, powdery and never boiling hot. Water temperature was fantastic in January and just the right feel too. This was a great place to stay and properly relax and a good place to take excursions from. Dae it!!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • LJW74
    Orpington, United Kingdom19 contributions
    Downtime at beach
    Stayed at Melia Las Americas for 5 nights are busy time exploring Havana. Lovely relaxed beach resort. Hotel room a bit dated but very clean and staff were very friendly.. Beach was very clean and amazing clear waters. Only downside was sunbeds having ‘reserved’ towels on them very early but people not actually using them until much later. I know you get this everywhere in Europe just wasn’t expecting it here! There were some water sports available at beach and husband went in the snorkelling trip. Said it was great, saw lots of fish. Took bus to Marina and old town one day. Wouldn’t bother with Marina.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Jane C
    Exeter, United Kingdom47 contributions
    Great for independent travellers too
    Great for independent travellers too We stayed a 5 min walk from the bus station, over looking the beautiful sea. Foreign and Cuban tourists staying in this area . Good restaurants near by. Happy I went, beach was very quiet here too.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2023
  • ianjonz
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida101 contributions
    Very Nice Area
    This is a beautiful area about 2 hours from Havana. There are places to stay here - we just went for the day. The water is beautiful. The drive from Havana is cool too; you pass through some very scenic countryside and towns. We brought o picnic but there seemed to be plenty of places to get food and drinks a quick walk from the beach.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Foodiegrlz
    69 contributions
    Stunning beaches with gentle waves
    So having done a few oven beach trips with my little one this was the first time he played in the ocean and likely due to the clear water and he could see his feet and the calm waves. The sand was soft and no seaweed or sharp shells or rocks in our resort area. Beaches alone are worth the trip!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Frank M
    Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
    Paradise beach
    Traveling with a companion to Varadero Beach was an unforgettable experience. The pristine shores and inviting waters provided the perfect backdrop for relaxation and shared moments. Walking hand in hand along the beach, enjoying the warm sun, and taking a dip in the sea together made for cherished memories. The beach's beauty was matched by the friendly locals and the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Varadero Beach proved to be an ideal destination for a memorable getaway for two.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • David A
    Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
    Another trip to Grand Memories Varadero
    A pretty good visit in October. Check in on arrival was the quickest it has ever been. A fair amount of work to improved the grounds has been done since our last visit at the end of summer. Buffet was typical, the a la carte retaurants were quite good. Service seemed to have gotten better. Quite a list of staff to recognize. Lily at the Gensing restaurant provided great service. The whole group at the pool bar - Disney, Rene, Alex and Julio were friendly and quick with refills. At the buffet, Melissa, Reinier, Rigoberto and Arelys were always keeping busy and we had what we needed. Duniel at the beach bar always greeted us with a smile and small talk. And the team in the lobby always worked well with each other helping each other and taking time to talk with the customers. Leidy, Mabel, Darlay, Yohamel, Louis, Niurkis, Beatriz and Michel were always attentive and had a warm greeting each time we saw them. Danai always had a great smile on her face and remembered us from a previous visit. And Coca whenever he saw us always asked how we are doing and if everything is alright. And then there's Dayan, the fellow who would exchange the beach towels if there were any. He always had a smile on his face and had plenty of time to talk with us. This was one of our better visits here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 November 2023
  • NickB
    13 contributions
    One of the Caribbean's best
    The beach is definitely the best thing about Varadero. Every aspect of it is excellent and it was a joy to walk several miles along it. Swimmers need to look out for jellyfish and observe the red flag warning when in force. But the sea is a beautiful shade of turquoise and having been lucky enough to experience several Caribbean beaches I can attest that this is one of the best.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
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elaUsa
usa18 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Talking about the beach by itself, the most beautiful beach in the world is Varadero, in the Matanzas province, in Cuba.
Written 23 February 2024
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NickB
13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
The beach is definitely the best thing about Varadero. Every aspect of it is excellent and it was a joy to walk several miles along it. Swimmers need to look out for jellyfish and observe the red flag warning when in force. But the sea is a beautiful shade of turquoise and having been lucky enough to experience several Caribbean beaches I can attest that this is one of the best.
Written 23 February 2024
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Carli H
New York City, NY3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
The best beach I have ever been to so beautiful ! I have been to other parts of the carribean and Hawaii and not one compares to this beach . Definitely worth the trip you will not regret it !
Written 10 February 2024
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Jeno0309
Canada17 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
The beach is over rated! Yes, the water is pretty blues, but the shore is sharp w broken shells and tiny rocks. Once you get past that, it’s sandy. This time of year, the beach is infested with Portuguese man O’ war. I was stung, so there’s that. The water was also chilly and quite high waves. It was yellow or red flags most days. When it was green flag, the waters were beautifully calm, but I still saw jelly sacs floating around, so I got out of there! I guess depending on where you stay, the beach may or may not be clean. The sargassum is very smelly. Also, many tourists are quite dirty, leaving their cigarette butts, plastic cups and other trash dumped around. I stayed at the Meliá Peninsula Veradero AI resort. It wasn’t a great experience. Maybe other resorts clean the beach front, but this one does not. I’ll be glad to get home tomorrow.
Written 3 February 2024
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newfiejoe1
Pictou, Canada4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Anywhere you go in Cuba it’s going to be worth it. HOWEVER ! Varadero has changed. We no longer go there because the vendors have adopted the unfortunate habit of hounding tourists, on the street and on the beaches. Just like Mexico or the Dominican. We stopped going there for that reason. That said. To us it’s the only down side to Cuba.
Written 18 January 2024
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haleyw127
Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions
Jan 2024
amazing,
we really enjoyed this vacation,
it really improved our thoughts of Cuba again ,we will be back
Written 16 January 2024
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Slav
London, UK3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
You won't regret.. You must see.. Colour of water, sand one of the best... Soft... Just beautiful place. Paradise on the earth.
Written 5 January 2024
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Mitch M
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I won't go back to Varadero, maybe not even Cuba. Rats!!! at what Transat vacations calls a 4 star hotel. Also, the guide for the bus trip back to the airport tried to extort money from me, saying that I didn't pay for transporting my extra bag on the bus. I had to stand in front of the bus so it wouldn't leave without us.
Written 8 December 2023
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Art J
Mississauga, Canada8 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Absolutely stunning,,beach goes on for ever it seems,,well groomed, crystal clear water and warm,,it's one of the best beaches my wife and I have visited
Written 4 December 2023
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Tanya B
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Veradaro beach is absolutely stunning and l was lucky enough to get the last full moon on the beach which was awesome to experience❤️❤️❤️
Written 1 December 2023
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