Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
FuturemrsD

Where to get married in Cuba?

Recommended Posts

After months of headaches we finally decided on a wedding in Mexico. However due to  various issues cropping up, we had to re-think and have now decided on Cuba (October 2013)!

 

We have narrowed it down to Melia Cayo Santa Maria and the Sol Rio de Luna & Mares Resort (we have the problem of needing a single room & have kids with us - there is always something!).

 

I can't find much info about either of these. I wondered if anyone has had their wedding or  just stayed at these hotels? Is there a reason why I can't find any reviews or anything else about these hotels, or is it just me? ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen both the Melia and the Sol when I was staying at the Occidental Grand Ensenacho's (now Iberostar Ensenacho's).

 

Cayo Santa Maria is GORGEOUS, you will love it.   the Melia would be my pick over the Sol though, Sol is pretty basic.

 

There is a great facebook page for Melia Las Dunas Brides, you have to request to join but you'll find tons of info there, and the Melia Las Dunas.

 

Cuba is tricky, there isn't much info available because the American's can't go there, and they make up the bulk of this forum.   So I find it's alot of wait and see!!

 

Good Luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will check out that facebook page, thanks :-)

 

You sort of confirmed my suspicions that Sol is the more basic of the two. Do you know whether the Melia Las Dunas & Melia Cayo Santa are next to each other & are similar? (I am sure I read that somewhere?) 

 

I prefer the MLD (it has better reviews etc) but they did not have the dates I wanted, so it's a case of picking a different date or going to the Cayo Santa Maria instead. All these decisions - it's sooo hard!

 

Yeah I noticed the lack of posts about Cuba in general :-( it's a shame, it would be really helpful (& I am impatient haha). 

 

Thanks for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Melia Cayo Santa Maria is also one of our top picks. Really the only information I could find was off of the website and a few random wedding reviews on trip advisor...but keep in mind people seem to like to complain about silly things on there lol. Looks beautiful though! Our other choice is Melia Varadero which also has very little information to go on...ahhh so frusterating!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I hear ya! I'm going with paradises varadero and there isn't much on it either. I've decided I'll be paving the way!! I'll for sure post a review and planning thread when I get back! I think mld and Santa Maria are side by side, Shouldn't make much of a difference between the two. I can't remember one from the other exactly but I love the melia/paradisus chain of resorts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by dallace View Post

 

Melia Cayo Santa Maria is also one of our top picks. Really the only information I could find was off of the website and a few random wedding reviews on trip advisor...but keep in mind people seem to like to complain about silly things on there lol. Looks beautiful though! Our other choice is Melia Varadero which also has very little information to go on...ahhh so frusterating!!!

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with these troubles:-) Whichever resort we pick, it seems there is always a problem with: we need single rooms (never realised this was such an issue?), ppl coming 1 week and some for 2 weeks (can only get some hols for 2 weeks?), kids are coming (so no adult only resorts) and then there is the pressure of whether everybody will like it etc its very tricky. I think the Melia hotels have a good reputation and you generally know what you are getting with them, so they are probably a good choice (plus there website is pretty good for wedding info/prices).

 

We were originally looking at Mexico and the forums there are amazing. It would be so much easier if there was lots of reviews, pics etc to help make the decision easier.

 

Good luck, keep us updated! :-) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by DwBride2Be View Post

 

Yeah I hear ya! I'm going with paradises varadero and there isn't much on it either. I've decided I'll be paving the way!! I'll for sure post a review and planning thread when I get back!

I think mld and Santa Maria are side by side, Shouldn't make much of a difference between the two. I can't remember one from the other exactly but I love the melia/paradisus chain of resorts.

Its not too long till your big day. I am sure it will be amazing, it looks it in the brochure (but unfortunately out of our budget). I have relatives that stayed at Paradisis Varadero and they said it was fantastic (was a few years ago tho).

 

I agree all the hotels in that chain do look lovely and are of a good standard, so I am sure whichever is picked will be great.

 

Cant wait to see your review when you get back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am also glad to hear that I am not the only one that has been having troubles finding out information about Cuba weddings, I am thinking Veradero at the Barcelo or the Iberostar and can't really find anything on either, I don't want to just base it on the websites of course they are going to say that they are the best. I went to a wedding in Cuba about 3 years ago at the Salina and it wasnt that great so I am a little worried.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have heard good things about the Barcelo & Iberostar hotels, but without the proper reviews etc its hard to make a decision. I guess its just a case of taking the plunge & going with the one that suits your budget and needs the most. I have heard there are a few facebook groups out there for Cuba Brides (although don't ask me which hotels - I have been reading furiously and have forgotten where I saw what lol).

 

I wish there were more reviews out there, I am terrible at making decisions :-)

 

Have you found out prices of weddings/packages they offer at the two you mentioned? I have Iberostar in mind too, but just cant decide. I will post if I find out anything.

 

At least you can rule one place out (I have never heard of Salina)!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barcelo marina palace recently changed names, it's now Blau marina I believe. Also the site is la salina is now called memories varadero, hard to keep up!! Sirenis is definitely a budget hotel, If you weren't thrilled there, I'de suggest you stick with iberostar because Barcelo isn't much of a step up. I think to get wedding package info you have to email the wedding coordinators for iberostar. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
    • So we are currently looking for an all inclusive resort for the wedding. We have 60 guests and found all the Dreams resorts as options and all of them gave us a quote and discounted price since it’s off season etc. Resorts in Punta Canta gave us a reasonable price, Dominicus gave us a really good deal then La Romana Resort and Spa gave us their regular price and so hard to negotiate. Will someone tell us how special is this resort that they won’t give us a good discount when all my guests are staying in their resort for 5-8 days. We are bringing $$$ in their resort and not give us a discount?  What is so special with this resort?  Can somebody recommend a beautiful resort? 
    • Hello Everyone, Share your favorite wedding venues. And also give me a Solution. I choose Wedding Venues in mobile al the Anne-marie cottage.
  • Topics

×