Ocean Vista Azul

The Ocean Vista Azul has its own private beach, six restaurants and two pools. The beach is a short stroll down a private path, while the town’s waterfront restaurants and salsa bars are a short drive away. At the hotel restaurant you’ll find everything from local cuisine and seafood to Italian, gourmet and steak. There’s even grilled snacks at the pool bar and a bar on the private beach. There are six bars to keep you occupied in the evenings, as well as theatrical and musical acts. During the day, choose from tennis and basketball to snorkelling and windsurfing. Children will love the activity-packed kids’ club, while adults pamper themselves in the spa and gym. The two huge pools are a focal point of the hotel and surrounded by loungers.

Overview of Varadero, Cuba

On the northern coast of Cuba covering the Hicacos Peninsula, Varadero is the island’s top beach resort. It brings together all the elements that holidays to Cuba are famous for including passionate salsa dancing, sublime scuba-diving and pristine beaches. The beach in Varadero stretches on for almost 20 kilometres, so you’ll always find a spot to relax. It’s the longest beach in Cuba, and most hotels – like the Ocean Vista Azul – have their own private strips. Out on the beach you’ll find the usual sunbeds, cafés and bars, as well as a host of water sports including snorkelling and diving. Cuba’s capital, Havana, is two hours away and well worth the journey. Guided tours are available too, just make sure you stop off at the Cigar Factory and the Tropicana Cabaret Club!

Things to do in Varadero, Cuba

When you’re not relaxing on the Ocean Vista Azul’s private beach, head out on a diving excursion. There are 32 different dive spots off the coast of Varadero, and the clear, warm waters make for the perfect conditions. Whether you’re a beginner who wants lessons or an experienced diver ready to explore the multiple shipwrecks, there’s a tour to suit. Other available water sports include kayaking, jet-skiing, wind-surfing and even pedalos. For a day away from the beach, head to the Hicacos Point Natural Park. Swim in Ambrosio’s Cave, as well as seeing tropical birds, reptiles and butterflies. In the evening, salsa-dancing and drinking cocktails is top of the agenda – after a delicious meal in one of the seafront restaurants. Holidays to Cuba combine gorgeous weather with delicious food and a laid-back atmosphere. Whether it’s searching out new scuba-diving spots or relaxing on the soft white sands, this beachfront town offers something for everyone.

Resort Summary

Stashed up on a skinny peninsula jutting out along Cuba’s northern coast, Varadero is the total package when it comes to holidays in this neck of the woods. Not only are its shores coated in a dusting of white sand, but they back onto a delightfully vibrant town, complete with beach restaurants, outdoor activities and more snorkelling opportunities than you can shake a flipper at.

Varadero is a place for wandering. There are hidden caves, coral reefs and acres of forest that beg for hikes. Wining and dining are no trouble here, as the town is packed to the gills with Cuban restaurants and dance clubs that always have live music on the bill. And when it’s time for a change of scenery, Cuba‘s capital city isn’t far off.