If you’re looking for expansive Caribbean beach and blue, blue waters, then Blau Marina may fit the bill. This large family-friendly hotel sits on the Varadero beachfront, surrounded by lush gardens and with stunning views you won’t forget in a hurry. It’s about 140km to Havana, reached via the Via Blanca highway.
The hotel has its own wellness area with a Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a spa centre offering a number of beauty treatments and massages, so just lie back and let the pampering begin.
Guests have a choice of 548 twins with a garden or sea view, or suites. All provide a private balcony, minibar, air-conditioning, coffee maker, satellite TV and a ceiling fan, while suites also have a separate living room, a king-size bed and an additional WC. Wifi is available for a charge in the lobby and meeting room. Accessible rooms are also available.
There’s plenty to do around the hotel, with facilities including a beach volleyball court, two tennis courts, three adult pools and one for children, a sports club offering ping-pong and billiards, a pétanque area, a playground, fitness and aerobic rooms and all sorts of watersports, including snorkelling, windsurfing, water cycles and catamarans. There are shows every night and all sorts of children’s entertainment. Saturday night is beach party night, and there’s also a weekly Cuba party.
The all-inclusive package provides a choice of six restaurants and six bars, and there’s a traditional Cuban dinner held once a week. Fish is the speciality at El Faro, there’s Tex-Mex at Bacunayagua, tapas at La Zarzuela, and a la carte Italian at El Arlequino, as well as two buffet restaurants. Bars include Teatro, the 24-hour Club Hemingway and two pool bars.
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