W ith the Christmas holidays right around the corner, it’s prime time for family vacations. Finding a destination that can meet the diverse needs of families can be tricky, but delights and adventures for all ages await in Cuba. Its pristine beaches set along crystalline waters and white sands are the perfect location to catch up with loved ones and have some fun too. Cuba boasts an array of opportunities for fun, relaxation and entertainment, as well as a number well-appointed resorts available through Sunwing that are equipped with excellent facilities and amenities to meet the unique needs of children and parents travelling together. Here are a few ways that Cuba makes for great family vacations.

Happy kids and happy parents

The options for fun, relaxation and entertainment the whole family can enjoy in Cuba are seemingly endless. Eco-oriented families can explore the landscape via Jeep Safari excursion, or enjoy a peaceful horseback ride, or visit one of the highest waterfalls in Cuba’s La Mensura National Park. Animal lovers can get up close and personal with one of the ocean’s smartest and most captivating mammals, the dolphin. Parents looking to sneak in something educational during their trip can explore Cuba’s fascinating heritage and culture at numerous sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Havana. That being said, while there are plenty of activities to offer, of course parents deserve some time to themselves whether it’s simply relaxing on the beach or by the pool under a shady umbrella with a tropical beverage in hand at one of the resorts. After all, vacations are meant to be savoured. 

Beachside fun for all ages

Cuba’s stunning beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. These pristine stretches of sand are definitely a draw to this Caribbean destination and a place where travellers young and old will delight in spending the day. Avid beachgoers will feel right at home in Cuba’s prime beach area, Varadero, where they can hold hands while strolling its 21km of stunning sand. However couples looking for those romantic views and perfect Instagram snapshots will also find places such as Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Coco, and Cayo Largo to be fitting spots also: Cayo Santa Maria carries a very relaxed vibe, while Cayo Coco offers shallow and calm waters perfect snorkelling, and Cayo Largo is great for nature lovers as during the summer months travellers can watch hatching turtles make their journey to sea for the first time. At the Starfish Varadero, great beachside amenities for adults and older children are complimentary for guests, including non-motorized water sports such as water volleyball, kayaking, catamaran sailing, canoeing and snorkelling. 

 Splash away

Speaking of watersports, Cuba is particularly well-known for its great diving and snorkelling conditions, where adventurers can discover beautiful coral reefs and incredible marine life. Families of all shapes, ages, and sizes can enjoy the numerous water activities available. However those with little ones can still get in on the fun, as there are areas where kids can wade in shallow waters along the beaches, or splash around in a dedicated kids’ pool at family-friendly resorts such as Memories Holguin Beach Resort, set along the idyllic Yuraguanal Beach. The resort is also well-known for its two-story kids club which offers fun and engaging play for children aged 4 to 12 in a secure setting supervised by professional staff.  Activities include arts and craft sessions, kid-themed entertainment, and more.

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