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How to Choose an All-Inclusive Package in Cuba

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Looking to escape the winter doldrums or find an original summer getaway? For sun and relaxation, an all-inclusive package is unbeatable, and Cuba remains an underrated gem, especially for families or budget-conscious travellers.

Combining this hidden treasure with the all-inclusive experience is a wise choice, but choosing the perfect package from the many options can be as tricky as choosing the ripest mango. These tips will help you leave with peace of mind! All-inclusive stays in Cuba offer more than just great value in terms of prices – they provide access to stunning natural parks, rich culture and some of the world’s best beaches.

Transat is the ideal partner to help you with booking your sunshine holiday. With over 30 years of experience, we offer value-for-money packages with exclusive benefits at properties carefully selected by our team of specialists. We know what we are talking about!

Determine the purpose of your all-inclusive trip to Cuba

Cuba’s hotels offer a range of services and quality levels to suit all tastes and budgets! Some properties are known for their pristine beaches, while others are conveniently located near Cuba’s urban centres or offer a variety of excursions.

Before you start your search, ask yourself what motivates you to go all-inclusive.

Is it the need for rest, cocktails and sunshine, the desire to explore a new culture while enjoying the comforts of a hotel, or the opportunity to travel with your family without having to watch your children? Your initial objective will naturally rule out many all-inclusive options.

Make a list of your Cuba all inclusive resorts requirements

For any trip, whether all-inclusive or not, it is important to list your requirements. If you have a particular interest in gastronomy or a favourite activity, this should also be part of your initial selection criteria.

  • When do you want to go?
  • How many days?
  • What is your budget limit?
  • Are you drawn to a specific region?

Set a budget: how much can you spend to go to Cuba for a week?

Cuba remains one of the most affordable Caribbean destinations throughout the year. However, prices may vary during peak periods such as the holiday season or summer holidays. To plan your trip well, whether to Cuba or anywhere else, it is essential to check prices and confirm your budget in advance. This will avoid unpleasant surprises and allow you to fully enjoy your stay in this beautiful country.

Consider the details of your Cuba vacation

To refine your search, think about all the details that could enhance or ruin your experience. Need some inspiration? Here are a few examples:

  • Will you need a shuttle to Havana?
  • If you want to party with friends, is the area and property suitable?
  • Are the hotel’s beaches easily accessible and safe?

Gather information from different sources

Throughout your search, make sure you gather information from a variety of sources. You can start by flipping through brochures or visiting travel blogs. But often the best way to find that hidden gem is to talk to your friends and family! Do they prefer particular addresses or hotel chains? Where have they stayed and what do they recommend?

Don’t have time to research or don’t feel comfortable making a reservation? Trust a travel agent to make suggestions based on your preferences. That’s why it’s important to make a good list of your objectives and selection criteria so that your agency can make the best recommendations for your trip to Cuba!

What part of Cuba is best to stay in: Varadero, Holguin or the Cayos?

With your list of requirements in hand, start your search by exploring the different possible destinations: Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Varadero and of course Holguín!


All-inclusive hotels in Holguín offer a unique blend of relaxation and adventure against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Known for its lush landscapes and pristine beaches, Holguín is home to several renowned resorts that cater to a variety of tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly environment, a romantic getaway or a solo adventure for your trip to Cuba, the all-inclusive resorts in Holguín promise a transformative travel experience where every need is anticipated and met, ensuring you come back changed.

A few options to consider in Holguín:

  • Iberostar Selection Holguin: for its spacious suites that can comfortably accommodate large families of up to five adults/children and one infant.
  • Gran Muthu Almirante Beach: for the contemporary design of this new building on an exceptional beach with butler service.


For a day trip to Havana without necessarily staying there, or for a day visit to the Vinales region, Varadero is a good compromise with its long, idyllic white sand beaches. It is famous for its water sports, including windsurfing.

Varadero is also the perfect destination for night owls who want to stay close to the nightclubs.

A few options to consider in Varadero:

The Cayos

Not a city person? The Cayos will satisfy your need for a peaceful escape, away from the hustle and bustle, on a barrier of atolls in the north of the island. Whether it’s Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Guillermo or Cayo Santa Maria, the region is served by two different airports.

Cayo Coco is a sun and water paradise. Cayo Santa Maria is best known for its many nature excursions that allow you to discover Cuba like never before.

A few options to consider in Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Guillermo or Cayo Santa Maria:

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