VARADERO, CUBA: IBEROSTAR LAGUNA AZUL
Heather & family
We stayed at the Laguna Azul and it was a beautiful resort, certainly one of the nicest we have stayed at in Varadero.
Best variety of food we have ever had in Cuba, even lots of fresh fruit. Bananas, watermelon, oranges, pineapple. They also had condiments, like HP sauce, tabasco, worstershire, ketchup, mustard, we have learned in the past to bring our own.Buffet dining room had about 20 large size high chairs – no boosters but our almost 3 year old son could sit in it comfortably.A la carte restaurants had 2 each.Kids area had a very nice well maintained playground but the plastic got extremely hot during the day. They had child size toilets in the mini club as well. Great when away from your room2 nice clean kids pools. (We didn’t actually use them)Aside from the beach, very stroller friendlyStaff were super friendly to our son as always. He loved the mini disco and he participated every night.
There were a ton of families so we were not able to get a crib the first night even after requesting it in advance. We ended up with a playpen which was fine for us but had I known I would have brought my own. They expected a 2 year old to sleep on a cot which was just not an option for my son. We often could not get a high chair in the buffet due to the number of families already there. The chairs were very low so it was difficult for my son to eat in a regular chair and we often left him in his stroller to eat.
For any families needing supplies in Varadero there is a supermarket in a mall called Plaza America. About 10 minute $5 cab ride from the resort. There you can buy diapers, wipes, Milupa formula and cereal, and homo milk in tetra packs(1ltr was $1.25). Prices were comparable to what you would pay back home. Also a great place to buy snacks as that is the one thing always lacking at all-inclusives.