I'm doing some very early investigations into a possible trip next spring. My husband and I stayed at the Villas Jibacoa a couple of years ago and would like to go back to that area with our two teen-aged daughters. We were happy with CVJ, despite the poor quality food, and may go back there with the kids, as it seems to meet most of our needs. However, ideally, I would like something like this:
A CLEAN budget resort (which CVJ certainly is)
Close enough to Havana for several day trips (again, CVJ fits the bill)
Decent food onsite or close by (CVJ has terrible food, but good, inexpensive meals are available up the road for a small price)
Nice beach for walking (CVJ does NOT have a great beach - it's basically a snorkelling beach, but weedy and rocky and short)
Safe/fun for teens (CVJ doesn't have much happening, but I know the kids would be safe to roam around at will - but it would be nice to have more of a family atmosphere)
If anyone has some ideas for other places that would suit all of our needs, please suggest! Thanks!