Melia Las Americas Golf & Beach Resort
Cuba, Matanza, Caribbean, Varadero

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The Resort
The Resort

The Resort

Melia Las Americas Golf & Beach Resort is located on the Varadero Peninsula, a tropical paradise jutting into the clear waters of the Caribbean on Cuba's northern coast, east of Havana. It is part of Las Americas complex, encompassing the Plaza America International Convention Centre, Plaza America Shopping Centre and Varadero Golf Club.

Poised between the beach and the golf course, Melia Las Americas is an upscale, all inclusive, adult only resort hotel. Overlooking the sea or the golf course, guestrooms are distributed between the five-story main building and several bungalows spread across lush gardens. There is a large choice of dining venues and leisure facilities at the resort, including a sandy beach with an array of waters sports. Melia Las Americas is also ideally located next to Plaza America International Convention & Shopping Centre, featuring a range of shops, bars, restaurants and an open air market place. 

Cuba's only 18-hole facility, the golf course spreads over 450 acres of sandy terrain and was built integrating the original nine hole course, laid out back in the 1930’ by industrial tycoon DuPont de Neumours. Stretching between coconuts, palm trees and water hazards, the course runs on an historic estate, former recreation grounds of the rich and famous owned by the DuPont family. Built in 1927 on the San Bernardino crags hill, the old Xanadu mansion was restored to its full splendour to host the clubhouse.

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Melia Las Americas
Melia Las Americas

Melia Las Americas

Poised between the beach and the championship golf course, Melia Las Americas is an upscale, all inclusive, adult only resort hotel. Guestrooms are distributed between the five-story main building and several bungalows, spread around the lush gardens amidst a maze of pools and ponds. The rooms are spacious and well equipped, with balconies overlooking the sea, the golf course or the bay. Dining options at the resort range from Italian and Japanese cuisine to a Paella-Kebab restaurant and a choice of snack and pool bars. Leisure facilities at the resort include a sandy beach with an array of waters sports, swimming pools, a health club and golf.

 

Acccommodation

5 Star "all inclusive - adult only” Golf & Beach Resort 

340 Rooms & Suites 

All rooms with AC, balcony/terrace, DDL phone, satellite TV, minibar, safe , sea or garden views

Hotel (250 Guestrooms): Double rooms, Suites (connecting rooms) and Duplex 

Bungalows (90 Guestrooms): Standard and Double room, Suites

24 Hour room service, Laundry/ Valet service, Concierge desk, Gift shop, Beauty Parlour & Hairdresser, Business Centre

 

Facilities

Dining

Il Limoncello (Italian) 

Sakura (Japanese) 

La Robleza (Paella and Kebabs) 

La Arcada (à la carte) 

La Terraza (buffet) 

Snackbar & Poolbar Los Bungalows 

Lobby Bar, Jazz Café, Poolbar Barbacoa and Beachbar Ron Coco

Facilities

Health Club (Fitness room, sauna and jacuzzi) 

Billiard room 

Floodlit tennis courts (Melia Varadero Hotel, nearby) 

4 Swimming pools 

Beach (Sandy beach with lifeguard, showers, sunshades and deckchairs) 

Watersports (Diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, rowing boats and canoes) 

Horseback ridding (nearby)

 

Plaza America

Melia Las Americas is also ideally located next to Plaza America International Convention & Shopping Centre, featuring a range of shops, bars, restaurants and an open air market place. 

Plaza America International Convention Centre: 7 Function rooms (60-270 pax) + Main room (650 pax) 

Plaza America Shopping Centre (Shops, restaurants and market place)

 

Varadero

Varadero is the common name for the entire length of the Hicacos Peninsula, extending 13 miles from the mainland and less than a mile wide at its widest point. A nearly continuous  white sandy beach lines the Caribbean coast, backed by mangroves and the calm waters of Cardenas Bay on the other side. A double decker open-top bus runs from the tip of the peninsula all the way down to the town of Varadero.

Hicacos Peninsula, 13 mi (21 km.) long, between the Caribbean Sea and Cardenas Bay 

Hicacos Point Natural Park and Varadero historic town 

Scheduled bus service down the peninsula to Varadero

Varadero Golf Course
Varadero Golf Course

Varadero Golf Course

• Championship Golf Course

Herbert Strong & Sim Cuthrie (1936) + Les Furber (1998) 18 holes - Par 72 - 6,855 yds

Venue of the European Challenge Tour Grand Final (1999 + 2000)

Cuba's only 18-hole facility, the golf course spreads over 450 acres of sandy terrain and was built integrating the original nine hole course, laid out back in the 1930’ by industrial tycoon DuPont de Neumours. Stretching between coconuts, palm trees and water hazards, the course runs on an historic estate, former recreation grounds of the rich and famous owned by the DuPont family. Built in 1927 on the San Bernardino crags hill, the old Xanadu mansion was restored to its full splendour to host the clubhouse.

Three golfing architectures combine on this layout to offer a variety of challenges. Classic design, with broad fairways lined by trees, and wide, scarcely protected greens. Modern, target golf design, with narrow fairways and heavily protected greens surrounded by sand traps and several saltwater lakes that connect directly with the sea. Links design, with holes running along the shoreline and introducing the ocean as another hazard in the game.

 

• Practice

Driving range (300 m.), Putting and Pitching Greens, Bunker Practice

• Golf Academy

Resident PGA Pros, private and group lessons

• Xanadu Clubhouse

Original mansion built 1930

Casa Blanca Panoramic Bar (Cocktails and live music)

Xanadu Restaurant (à la carte lunch and dinner) + Wine cellar

Luxury accommodation (6 rooms)

Meeting and banqueting facilities

Xanadu Beach Club

 


The Golf Area

The Golf Area

At present, there are no other golf course in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Christopher Columbus found and claimed the island of Cuba, for the Kingdom of Spain back in 1492, year of the discovery of America. Cuba remained territory of Spain until the Spanish–American War ended in 1898, and gained formal independence from the U.S. in 1902. Between 1953-1959 the Cuban Revolution remove the dictatorship of Batista, installing a communist government led by Fidel Castro.

Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean. Its people, culture, and customs draw from diverse sources, such as the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves and its proximity to the United States. La Habana is the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuband with 2.1 million inhabitants, the largest city in Cuba and the second largest in the Caribbean.

Cuba's climate is tropical, moderated by northeasterly trade winds that blow year-round. There is a dry season from November to April, and a rainy season from May to October. The average temperature is 21 °C (69.8 °F) in January and 27 °C (80.6 °F) in July. The warm temperatures of the Caribbean Sea and the fact that Cuba sits across the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico combine to make the country prone to frequent hurricanes. These are most common in September and October, at the end of the rainy season when the temperatures reached their climax.

Address & Contact

Melia Las Americas

Playa de Las Americas

Varadero (Matanzas)

Cuba

Tel: +5345 / 66 76 00

Fax: +5345 / 66 76 25

melia.las.americas@solmeliacuba.com

www.solmeliacuba.com

 

Varadero Golf Club

Xanadu Mansión

Dupont de Nemours

Varadero (Matanzas) 

Tel: +5345 / 66 84 82

Fax: +5345 / 66 84 81

info@varaderogolfclub.com 

www.varaderogolfclub.com

 

Location

Hicacos Peninsula, Varadero (Matanzas province) 

140 km. E of Havana 

Airport

Varadero Int'l Airport (VRA), 33 km. + Havana Int'l Airport (HAV), 140 km.

Season

All  year (Hotel & Golf)

Climate

Tropical, with hot, wet summers and warm, dry winters