Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Family-Friendly Resort Fun at Iberostar Tainos Varadero Cuba

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I have been travelling to Cuba for over 15 years. I have stayed in many places and visited many hotels. Varadero was the first region I visited in Cuba, and I’ve been back many times. In this post, I have all the details from the Iberostar Tainos resort in Varadero, Cuba.

Dream it.

Varadero is a long narrow Peninsula and one of the most popular resort areas in Cuba. It has over 20 km of Atlantic Ocean coastline all lined with beautiful white sand beaches. This peninsula is filled with all-inclusive resort properties with a variety of amenities.

Clear photon inside the water with Travelon waterproof phone pouch

Plan it.

Getting to Varadero Cuba

Most visitors to the region fly into the Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport which is located 30 – 40 minutes from the peninsula. Others can fly into Havana and take a bus or tour into Varadero.

Canadians mostly book 7-day all-inclusive packages to Varadero by choosing their hotel and vacation provider. The airport transfers and extras are included in these arrangements.

Room bungalow buildings at Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Live it.

About the Iberostar Tainos Varadero

The Iberostar Tainos Varadero is a great all-inclusive property for those looking for an intimate and family-friendly experience. It’s the size, and fewer amenities also means you can find it is a more affordable option.

Standard Double Room Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Iberostar Tainos, Varadero Room

I’ve been to many Iberostar properties now, and I love how clean and modern the rooms are. This hotel chain is committed to keeping its properties renovated and up-to-date.

Desk and armoire in room at Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

This room had two beds and space for a small desk and wardrobe. The rooms all include:

  • Satellite television
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Shower & tub

Large main pool area at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

There are 272 rooms in the resort, 136 of which are double rooms with two beds and 136 with king beds. The rooms are located in 2-4 floor buildings around the resort.

Read more: A great excursion from Varadero Things to do in Matanzas Cuba

Dining Room Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Iberostar Tainos, Varadero Dining Options

The buffet was stocked with just about everything you can expect from an Iberostar hotel. Plenty of options for picky kids and a combination of hot and cold dishes. The resort also has a couple of a la carte restaurants.

  • La Isabelica Restaurant (local & international buffet)
  • Sakura Restaurant (Japanese a la carte)
  • Parrilla Taina Restaurant (international a la carte)
  • El Criollo (Creole a la carte)
  • 5 bars (1 beach bar)

Buffet room Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

This is a smaller resort and more intimate since the food in Cuba is usually very similar from resort to resort, I didn’t mind the small selection of restaurants, but that is up to your travel style.

Beach Area Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Iberostar Tainos, Varadero Beach

You can’t complain about the beaches in Varadero; they are long white sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. The difference between hotels is some have wider beach areas than others. Here at Tainos beach umbrellas are lined up towards the back of the beach away from the water.

beach for miles Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

The Varadero Tainos had lots of activities happening at the beach but they focussed these on one side of the boardwalk entrance leaving a quieter side for those that just wanted to relax.

Main Pool area Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Iberostar Tainos, Varadero Pools

The Iberostar Tainos, despite its intimate nature, had both a main pool where all the activities took place and a quieter pool located off to one side of the resort. There were plenty of lounge chairs around both pools and plenty of umbrellas offering shade.

Quiet Pool Family friendly fun at Iberostar Tainos, VaraderoLocated amongst the bungalow buildings (2-floor buildings) the quiet pool was a nice size and located far enough away from the main pool to provide a nice relaxing area. There were fewer people here but plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas for shade.

Family Friendly Cuban Resort

The Iberostar Tainos also had a Children’s pool and play area as part of their kids’ club program. The children’s Star Camp is suitable for children 4-7 years of age. If you prefer to stay with your kids, there is a lot of entertainment available both on the beach and at the main pool.

Other Amenities at Iberostar Tainos

  • Fitness room, sauna, Turkish baths, Massages
  • Free activities: snooker, archery, rifle target practice, cycling, dance classes, football, basketball, beach volleyball, kayaking, darts, bowling, catamaran, mini-golf, water aerobics, tennis or table tennis
  • Internet cafe
  • Paid activities: diving and snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, polo
  • Nightly shows (performances or orchestra)

Large main pool area at Iberostar Tainos, Varadero

Read More Iberostar Hotel Reviews in Varadero

I visited the Iberostar Varadero on a media trip provided by Iberostar Resorts. 

2 thoughts on “Family-Friendly Resort Fun at Iberostar Tainos Varadero Cuba”

    1. Sharon Mendelaoui

      Hi Dawn, I’m unaware of an option at this time to stay at one Iberostar and visit another in the same region, however you may be able to pay a day rate at the resorts you want to visit.

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