We are going on our first trip to Cuba this June with 2 other families - staying at Blau Varadero. Our kids range from 4 to 10 years. We wanted to visit Havana and are trying to figure out best options.
My first thought was to take a tour and leave the kids in the Kids club. We have been to Mexican AIs and cruises but have never left our kids at the club for more than a couple of hours (they don't like being there on their own). They are with friends (6 kids in total) so we think they will be fine this time. Are we allowed to leave the resort with kids in the club? How long should we allow for a reasonable day trip - 7 hours? 9 hours? Has anyone ever done this? How is the Kids Clubs at the Blau?
Second option is to take them with us. I am thinking a 2 hour drive there and back, June heat and a "boring" historical tour of Havana would definitely be brutal for the kids. Any experiences or suggestions? On a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, we enjoyed just walking around the Malecon and Old Town on our own - it was compact, safe and allowed us to move at our own pace. Could we do something like this in Havana?
Third option is to skip Havana and go somewhere close by where we can get a flavor of Cuba similar to Havana. Again, it would be nice to taxi there and walk around at our own pace (like Puerto Vallarta). Any suggestions on places to visit? How to get there and best way to get around (on our own or with tour)?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and experiences!