Last year, there were some fairly large parties of students that were organized through a student travel company out of Toronto. Several of the groups were at hotels in Varadero and Cayo Coco. There were HUGE problems with binge drinking and vandalism, which was a real shame. >:( While it was probably the minority of the students who were to blame, it spoiled the experience for several hotels, which will no longer accept student groups.
Several hotels have engaged additional security for this year’s student break period, and have notified some groups that last year’s raucous behaviour will not be tolerated this year.
If I were a parent (thankfully, I only deal with other people’s kids ;D), I would want my kid to go to Cuba. If I were a student that was looking for a great place for spring break, I’d choose Cuba also. But if I were a student looking to party-hearty for a week of excess, I would avoid Cuba like the plague.