Iberostar Selection Varadero Cuba

We spent 2 weeks at the Iberostar Selection Varadero over New Year and we loved (almost) every minute. The food was great fresh baked pizzas, fresh cooked meat and fish on the grill along with the normal buffet selection you’d expect at an all inclusive. The staff were (generally) amazing and couldn’t do enough to help you.Our room was massive! The only thing it could have done with was a better outside light as I like to read after the kids have gone to bed but it was just too dark

Children Splash Pool

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Beach & Water-sports

The free water-sports (canoeing, peddle boats and the catamarans) on the beach were a great addition, they weren’t however advertised very well and we didn’t know about it until a week into our holiday, the beach is stunning and raked daily, loungers are free unlike many places we have stayed before and they take drink orders from your lounger and bring them to you!

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We only managed to watch one evening show as they didn’t start till 9.30pm and our little ones were long passed out by then, they enjoyed the nightly mini disco at 8pm. The one we did watch was really well put together and the cast were brilliant, much better than some entertainment we have experienced

The free coffee shop was super cute too and always had fresh sandwiches and cakes available between meal timesIberostar Selection Varadero coffee shopIberostar Selection Varadero coffee shopIf you are travelling without children (or can escape for a few hours!) The adult only pool is heated and has a selection of jets/jacuzzis/showers to use as well as much comfier loungers and bedsIberostar Selection Varadero adult only pool
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Some things to be aware of

Some pointers for visitors: take cash, lots of it, ATMs are non existent and we couldn’t get money out at all over our 2 weeks, nowhere accepts cards and they will only exchange cash for local currency, most places will accept £ or $ anyway. The mossies are RELENTLESS I never get bitten but I ended up having to see a doctor to get medication, so def take what you can with you in preparation. When you get your blue towels, guard them with your life so you aren’t accused of stealing them like we were.

The wifi is free but they top it up in 2 hour blocks so if you need more just let them know as we had them add 10hrs at a timeWe had 2 small issues firstly being accused of stealing a blue beach towel as we waited for our coach to go home(!) And secondly finding our children unsupervised in the children’s club house (after paying for 1:1 care for our 1&3 yr olds) which is located right next to a pool with no fencing between the 2 as the only staff member (there should have been 3 at a minimum for the number of children) was dealing with a toilet accident.We would definitely visit again 😊

Chrissy J xXx

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