Melia Las Americas

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

Deliciously understated, this grown-up resort knows it’s got a coveted location on its side – not just because it’s a mere 10m from the white sands, but because it’s the only hotel with direct access to Varadero Golf Club. And these surroundings add to its feeling of space and serenity – and to the views captured from its sea view rooms and Habana Club beach bar. Exclusively for adults, the dozen dining and drinking spots at Meliá Las Américas range from an international buffet to a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant and Italian trattoria – with some dining experiences reserved for guests upgrading to The Level rooms.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the long, white sands of Varadero Beach, next to the Varadero Golf Club. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

250 rooms and suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, kettle, mini-bar (replenished daily), safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Classic Rooms face towards the back of the hotel and have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, all local and selected international brand drinks (including house wine with lunch and dinner), and all activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated. Guests are entitled to one visit to each of the à la carte restaurants per week (La Arcada, Il Limoncello, Sakura and La Robleza). 

Classic Ocean View Rooms aoffer lovely garden and sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suites are larger in size and have a separate living area, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Garden Suites The Level are modern and spacious, located in their own area with terrace and garden views. Each has a separate lounge area and mini-kitchen, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Garden Grand Suites The Level are as above but split across two floors with garden and pool views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Level Suites are located in an exclusive area of the resort, and include additional benefits:

  • Private, exclusive 24-hour reception lounge in the hotel lobby
  • Concierge lounge (7:00am–11:00pm)
  • Welcome drink of sparkling wine
  • Early check-in (subject to availability) and guaranteed late check-out until 2:00pm
  • Il Limoncello Restaurant exclusively for breakfast and lunch
  • Beach area with exclusive service (10:00am–6:00pm)
  • Tea time service in lounge
  • Coffee and snack service in lounge
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ironing of 2 garments per person and express laundry
  • Daily turndown service
  • Unlimited green fees (with a minimum of 7 nights of stay between Nov–Apr, or no minimum of nights of stay between May–Oct)
  • Guaranteed reservations at the à la carte restaurants
  • Priority for golf, diving and sports courts reservations
  • Unpacking and packing of suitcase
  • VIP amenities with bath salts
  • Beach bag for towels
  • Pillow menu, bathrobe and slippers

La Terraza (buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), La Arcada (international, open for dinner), Il Limoncello (Italian, open for breakfast and lunch exclusively for guests of 'The Level', and à la carte dinner for all guests), La Robleza (grill for lunch and Cuban cuisine for dinner), Sakura (Japanese, open for dinner) and La Valenciana (pool snack bar). Las Americas lobby bar, Barbacoa pool bar, Habana Club beach bar and La Cascada jazz bar (open 24-hours). Please note: guests are entitled to one visit to each of the à la carte restaurants per week (La Arcada, Il Limoncello, Sakura and La Robleza).

Nightly entertainment from dance troupes in the theatre. Beach party night. Cuban music night.

4 swimming pools. Water sports to include water bicycles, catamaran (supervised), sailing boats, windsurfing and water aerobics. Complimentary diving lesson in the pool. PADI dive centre nearby*. Land activities include aerobics, beach football, beach volleyball, badminton, ping pong, giant chess, billiards, darts, dominoes and tennis*. Gym, sauna, massages*. Golf*.

24-hour room service. Beauty salon*. Craft shop, mini-market, gift shop, boutique, art gallery and currency exchange. WFi access in lobby*.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this is an adults-only hotel for ages 18 and over only.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3994)
  • Very good (1989)
  • Average (619)
  • Poor (256)
  • Terrible (115)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our favorite resort is open again!

Oct 11, 2021 MirMac2015 Rosemere, Canada

Without knowing, my husband and I started our one week vacation at Melia Las Americas on the first day it re-opened, october 2nd 2021, after being closed because of Covid-19. For our 5th stay in this FABULOUS resort, the staff and management did not disappoint! Since there was not enough guests to open the buffet restaurant, they made a special… Read more
Without knowing, my husband and I started our one week vacation at Melia Las Americas on the first day it re-opened, october 2nd 2021, after being closed because of Covid-19. For our 5th stay in this FABULOUS resort, the staff and management did not disappoint! Since there was not enough guests to open the buffet restaurant, they made a special dinner for us every single night. The food was delicious, and the ambiance was fabulous with live music and special locations. For breakfast and lunch, La Robleza (beach bar & grill) was perfect and of course, La Cascada was also opened 24h for sandwiches, burgers and drinks. The new general manager, Manuel Molina Gomez, is a real gentleman and you can tell that he will continue making this resort the perfect Cuban vacation resort it has always been. Our friend and sales director, Reynaldo Leon, went out of his way to make sure we were happy with the room and golf. The amazing staff; Mariella, Yohanny, Freddy, Rossana, Pedro, Ariel, Alberto, Elsy and many more whom I forget the names, are so friendly and efficient. They made miracles with the few resources they have in Cuba right now in these difficult times. On top of it, we had amazing weather to enjoy the beautiful beach and warm turquoise sea. We also played five games of golf on the beautiful Varadero Golf. The course is in pristine condition and is just waiting for more players! Cubans take the Covid-19 measures very seriously and wear their mask all the time, everywhere, even outside. All the staff is fully vaccinated and the procedures for Canadians to take a test before returning to Canada are very simple. If you don’t already know, Cuba has changed currency in the past year or so. The CUC is no longer used and is replaced by the Cuban pesos. But there is no need to change your money for that peso. All the prices are in US $ but they don’t take US cash. They take Euros, CAN $ and in stores and golf club house, you MUST pay by credit card. For tips, the staff is happy with CAN $ or gifts. DO NOT HESITATE! Cuba is safe for tourists and our friends at Melia Las Americas are waiting for you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Home at last

Oct 10, 2021 Helen M London, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful resort excellent food great beach right beside the only 18 golf course in Cuba . The service was outstanding with higher protocols in place than Canada would not hesitate to recommend the melia las Americas which I think is the best hotel in Cuba and my home away from home there is a reason for the high return guests rate of this… Read more
Beautiful resort excellent food great beach right beside the only 18 golf course in Cuba . The service was outstanding with higher protocols in place than Canada would not hesitate to recommend the melia las Americas which I think is the best hotel in Cuba and my home away from home there is a reason for the high return guests rate of this superior hotel that can’t wait to come back . If you have any questions please pm me Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great News - Melia Las Americas will re-open February 1 for travelers from Ottawatravelers from Ottawa

Sep 24, 2020 Getaway266439

The best resort for accommodation, service, food and Golf (included) in Cuba or any of the many resorts I have stayed at in the Caribbean - I will be back in February as soon as flights begin again from Ottawa
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Resort

Jul 5, 2020 359hulk Utrecht, The Netherlands

Well maintained resort with a great atmosphere. The food was surprisingly good! Stayed at a neighboring resort the year before so I had somewhat of a comparison. Las Americas was wonderful! Just a suggestion to the F&B manager: the Mojitos were very disappointing, horrible taste. And the staff should be less grumpy. I would chose the same hotel… Read more
Well maintained resort with a great atmosphere. The food was surprisingly good! Stayed at a neighboring resort the year before so I had somewhat of a comparison. Las Americas was wonderful! Just a suggestion to the F&B manager: the Mojitos were very disappointing, horrible taste. And the staff should be less grumpy. I would chose the same hotel again on my next trip to Varadero! Hoping the drinks will be more tasty by then, and the staff a bit more smiley ;) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No refund after two months

May 22, 2020 Nomorefly

Since you do not react to any of our emails maybe this is the way to contact you. When we left the hotel on March 24, 2020 your credit card machine did not work and our refund of CUC 137, 50 was issued manually. This refund has not been processed and after two months we are still waiting for this money. This is the continuation of our bad… Read more
Since you do not react to any of our emails maybe this is the way to contact you. When we left the hotel on March 24, 2020 your credit card machine did not work and our refund of CUC 137, 50 was issued manually. This refund has not been processed and after two months we are still waiting for this money. This is the continuation of our bad experiences. Read less