Paradise Calling: Memories Varadero Beach Resort

Paradise is calling! We were fortunate enough to spend a sunny weekend in Varadero, Cuba just last week. Beyond the perfect palm trees, warm white sand and sizzling hot sun, we also fell in love with the pristine property.

 

Memories Varadero Beach Resort boasts amazing amenities and lush gardens that evoke a serious sense of wanderlust. The staff are so inviting, and the food, well the food was fantastic. If you love authentic Cuban cuisine with a travellers twist, you’re in luck. We enjoyed scrumptious breakfasts complete with tropical island fruit, delightful fresh brews and treats that tickled our taste buds. With our Diamond Club perks, we were invited to dine at exclusive lunch spots including a little Italian spot that served homemade pasta and the like. Come dinner, we made reservations at various restaurants that included flavours from Japan and Mexico.

Beyond the endless food and inviting staff, we were delighted to find a section of the beach brimming with beautifully shaded loungers courtesy of our Diamond Club wristbands. Although, between our quiet naps under the Cuban sun, we moved over to the heart of the beach, just to enjoy the action. After rounds of beach volleyball, salsa dancing in the sand and several water activities later, we filled our time with our new found friends.

Of course, the excitement didn’t stop there. We explored every nook and cranny of the resort and stumbled across beautiful swimming pools, a giant chess board, a fantastic water slide and snack bars that served up just what we were craving. There was never a shortage of food or fun, and that we can promise you. If you were looking for a cocktail on the beach, they had it, and if you were looking for a simple plate of fries after the evening entertainment, you bet they had it.

And of course to top everything off, we found plenty of perks along the way. Our rooms were steps from the beach and boasted a tub and a stand alone shower, because of course, why not? There were outdoor showers near the pools, just in case you needed to cool off. We found delicious tubs of ice cream that cooled our tongues and excited our senses. There were a variety of exotic birds that would play host to our afternoon entertainment and of course poolside cocktails that were as colourful as they were delicious.

To conclude, Memories Varadero Beach Resort proved to be the ideal girls trip. Escaping the cold Canadian winter in the middle of February was a wonderful treat, and of course, Cuba is always a good idea.

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Former British Vogue intern now Digital Editor| Fashion Business BA (Hons) from Nottingham Trent University | Fashion Arts Diploma from Humber College | Fashion Certificate from Parsons School of Design!