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  • All-inclusive resort
  • Water sports
  • Fitness centre
  • Upgrade to luxury Royal Service

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Fitness Centre

Wheelchair Friendly

Swimming Pool

Tennis

All Inclusive

Beach Holiday

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Golf

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4.5

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Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

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Set on one of Cuba's most beautiful beaches, the Blue Beach of Varadero, this is a great complex with a fantastic range of amenities. There are several restaurants to choose from, serving a range of dishes, and the bars are open 24 hours a day, premium brands included, so there's no need to watch the clock for last orders! There are 3 swimming pools to lounge by, 1 reserved for sports and games and 1 huge freeform pool with a children's section and 1 for the exclusive use of Royal Service guests. The young ones will also love the activities on offer at the baby and mini-clubs, allowing you time to soak up the sun in perfect peace. When feeling active, the list of activities is almost endless! You can try your hand at a variety of water sports, including kayaking. For pure indulgence, the spa* features 2 hydrothermal circuits and a superb relaxation terrace with janzu pool, swimming pool and 2 Jacuzzis. Rooms are spacious and well equipped with all the mod cons necessary to make your stay a pleasurable one. At night, enjoy a cocktail at one of the bars overlooking the ocean, before deciding whether to head for the Italian, 2 international gourmet (1 for Royal Service guests), Mexican, Fusion or Japanese for your evening meal. Evening entertainment is available to suit all ages, so make sure you have yourself some night-time fun, whether you're 5 or 105! The Paradisus Varadero boasts 80 master junior suites with living room, spacious bathroom, hydro massage, walk-in closet, Balinese bed on the terrace/balcony and outdoor shower. These benefit from an outdoor Jacuzzi, a spacious terrace, fabulous ocean views and private access to the beach, form part of the hotel's super deluxe Royal Service. If you've treated yourself to this you'll be greeted with a welcome cocktail upon arrival. Its VIP treatment all the way from there-on-in with dedicated check-in, luxury amenities in your hotel room, a personalised mini bar with premium drinks, turn-down service and a pillow and sheets menu. What's more, there's a butler on-hand catering to your every whim! When it comes to dining, you're assured of guaranteed reservations at the hotel's à la carte restaurants. You'll also enjoy preferential treatment at the spa, where you're entitled to 1 hydrothermal circuit per person per stay and 30% discount on massages, whetting your appetite for indulgence! Green fees are included at the Varadero Golf Course and a swimming pool on-site is reserved just for Royal Service guests.

Where is it?

On the white sands of Varadero, a 15-min drive from downtown Varadero. Located within the Varadero Ecological Reserve. Transfer time from Havana airport: 3 hours.

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Getting around

All amenities are within easy walking distance. Varadero town centre is a 15 min drive away.

Room information

510 rooms, all with balcony, air-conditioning, seating area, satellite TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini-bar (restocked daily), safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Junior Suites are on the 1st and 2nd floors and have garden views and 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child. Wheelchair accessible Junior Suite standard with roll-in shower or bath tub with grab rails and king-size bed (must be requested at the time of booking, subject to availability.)

Room Upgrade

Junior Suites Ocean View - have fabulous sea views, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child. Deluxe Suites Ocean View - with upgraded amentiies, welcome cocktail, personalised check in, turn-down service, guaranteed reservations in à la carte restaurants and late check out depending on availabilty, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children.

Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa Royal Service Suites

Master Junior Suites Royal Service have upgraded amenties, welcome cocktail, personalised check-in, personalised mini-bar restocked daily with premium beverages, 24-hour room service, butler and turn-down service, in-room spa services*, CD/DVD/USB, swimming pool/beach towel bag, pillow and sheet menu, guaranteed late check out, priority booking in specialised restaurants, YHI-SPA and diving, 30% discount on massages and a free hydrothermal circuit per person per stay and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 children. Master Junior Suites Ocean View Royal Service - as above but with beautiful sea views.

Eats and drinks

6 restaurants: Ara (Cuban and international cuisine, open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Stella Di Mare (Italian, open for dinner), Turey (International gourmet cuisine, open for dinner), Los Agaves (Mexican, open for dinner), Sakura (Japanese-style Teppanyaki, open for dinner), Bana (Oriental and Cuban), Siboney (buffet, seafood; open for lunch) and Bella Mar Restaurant (exclusive to Royal Service guests). Reservations required for any speciality or à la carte restaurant. Dress code in effect at night. 9 bars: Carabo beach bar, Hicacos and Hatuey beach bars, Cusubí lobby bar (open 24-hours), Cairi (snack bar open 24-hours), Fun Pub Areito, Toa (pool bar), La Notte Royal Service lobby bar (open 24 hours and exclusive to Royal Service guests), Rincon Frances Royal Service pool bar (exclusive to Royal Service guests). Royal Service beach bar.

Fun and games

3 swimming pools (1 with children's section and another exclusive to Royal Service guests), tennis, fitness centre, massage*, Jacuzzi, 18-hole golf course nearby*, 3 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, pool tables and volleyball. Water sports available include catamaran sailing (sailing instructor mandatory), pedalos, and kayaks. Free diving (reservations required) introductory lessons available in the pool. Baby club (1-4 years), kids' club (5-12 years) and mini-disco in the evenings (5-12 years). Teenage club.

Entertainment

Fun pub open 7.00pm-2.00am. Nightly live entertainment and mini-show for children. (8.30pm)

Handy stuff

24-hour room service. Hairdresser*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge.

Child ages at this property up to and including 12 years. 

All Inclusive of

All meals, snacks and drinks, all activities and entertainment above unless otherwise specified.

Minimum stay

3 nights.

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible: fully accessible properties that offer wheelchair adapted rooms with either roll-in shower or bath tub with grab rails. Please note: These rooms are subject to availability and may only be available in specific room categories with varying bedding arrangements. Please request this at the time of booking. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Favourite Benefits for travel 01 May '14 onwards 

10% Discount offer: On Spa services

1 Complimentary: Hydrothermal circuit per person (min stay 7 nights)

Dining: Romantic dinner for 2 (on request, excludes lobster)

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Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1649)
    • Very Good (698)
    • Average (286)
    • Poor (117)
    • Terrible (73)

Fantastic staff, food, service and rooms...but the most important, a very nice, clear water ocean, and the beach is so soft too!! We have a great time here in Paradisus Varadero, we rented a boat to...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 20, 2014 - Ninosaturnino - San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

Fantastic staff, food, service and roomsbut the most important, a very nice, clear water ocean, and the beach is so soft too!! We have a great time here in Paradisus Varadero, we rented a boat to... Read more Fantastic staff, food, service and rooms...but the most important, a very nice, clear water ocean, and the beach is so soft too!! We have a great time here in Paradisus Varadero, we rented a boat to go snorkeling and it was one of the best experiences in my life... Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 20, 2014 - The_real_reesey - Hastings, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 10 nights on our honeymoon. On viewing our marriage certificate they upgraded us to a sea view room,which was stunning. The pool was lovely,and in early October nearly all our own... Read more ! The beach is absolutely stunning, with lots of beds and shaded spots to give you a break from the heat. All the bars are good and run by friendly staff,and if you give a pesos tip every now and again you'll notice your drinks getting even better! The buffet is good,with a large variety to choose from, but the only restraunt we liked was the romantica. Cuban fusion was terrible,though they tried, but I had 3 pieces of a toothpick buried in my chicken which I only found while I was chewing. The shop was very expensive,so make sure you bring mosquito repellent with you. If you want a relaxing,lazy,luxurious holiday, I can't see this being beaten anywhere in Cuba. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 20, 2014 - awesomericorico - Cambridge Ont

Although Paradisus wasn't our destination I'm glad to write a review based on a day visit to this beautiful resort all arranged by our good friend Magby Almanza who's a public relation personal, of... Read more course with the help of the manager whom I have to apologize for not remembering his name but I'm very grateful none the less. We were a group of 6 people and we visited this property I believe on Oct. 4th.We meet Magby at the front lobby which she pleasantly took us to a tour of the grounds, precisely through the "Royal Service area". The grounds are very spacious and immaculate maintained, the pools look amazingly big and inviting, the Spa is totally beautiful and of course the rooms are extra modem and just breath taken with an outside shower that is totally incredible. We were very impressed and captivated by all the luxury of this place, certainly a potential future destination. Then we proceeded to the fine restaurant on the Royal Service area which we had a wonderful lunch served by friendly staff of course the friendly people of Cuba. This property of course is situated on a beautiful stretch piece of beach, although the Royal Service area doesn't have access to a great sandy beach it shouldn't be a problem finding a spot to swim on this beautiful ocean and of course the pools are just perfect that you may just stay by the pool. Whatever the mood is I'm sure anyone will find a pleasant leisure time by the pool or on the beach. I'd like to thank once again to our host Magby for the opportunity of viewing this beautiful property and for her time with us even though it was extremely hot she seemed pleased to show us around...Thanks Magdy and from what we saw all I can say is that I definitely would recommend Paradisus Varadero to anyone who's planning a great holiday. Perhaps someday in the future I'll be a candidate with my fellow travelers. In the meantime we have the memory of seeing Paradisus Varadero and totally enchanted by the charm of all staff involved in our short visit. Muchas gracias!! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2014 - Ines C - Cambridge, Canada

My husband & I want to thank all the staff at Paradisus.This place has set the bar high,There Royal service is real fit for Royalty.The rooms are gorgeous,huge bathrooms, with his &hers basins,large... Read more Jacuzzi bath,&outside shower.Everything so gorgeously clean,great pools ,great beach,good food;we had a perfect holiday.special thanks to Magby & her manager & to all the staff that served us;we were spoild by all.Made our time there very special.we will definitely go .back Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2014 - Ginny M - Courtice, Ontario, Canada

This is our third adventure at the Paradisus Resort and Spa in Varadero, Cuba. We thought for sure it couldn't get any better. However we were yet again proven wrong. The resort is gorgeous, well... Read more maintained, quite elegant and luxurious. We have always selected the Royal Service and have never been disappointed with our choice. Our room was beautiful and very well maintained during our stay. We loved the ocean view and the close proximity to the pool. Our refrigerator was well stocked especially after we left a tip for the service. The food has always been excellent, but we did find the quality and selection in the buffet to have been reduced this year. The Mexican Restaurant and the dining room at the Royal Service area was very good. My diet does restrict me from several of the choices since I have no meat or dairy in it. However it didn't compromise my food intake during our previous visits. There was always plenty of variety for me especially at the buffet. This year however it was not the case. The staff at this resort are so amazing and wonderful. The know their jobs and perform them effortlessly and with grace and joy. We would like to acknowledge several who went out of their way to ensure our stay was the delightful experience it was. Eldys Lantigua Batista, Ruben, Lisette, Louis, Rolando and all the staff in the office area of the Royal Services you are wonderful and enhanced our visit to the maximum. Thank you so much for all that you did for us. Ray and the staff in the Royal Services bar you rock. Thank you for your sense of humour, your cheerful disposition and for the great conversations. Your bar is so well organized and efficient. Thank you. In the Royal Services Restaurant, a huge thank you to the great team of staff who work so well together to provide us with our meals. Yanet, Kate and all the great people who work with you. You are the best. We always enjoyed our meals and conversations with you. You know how to run a smooth operation. Thank you. At the pool in the Royal Services, what a team there. Everyone is always so cheerful and so well organized. They seem to know our needs and desires before we do. Jorje, Liadami, Marvin, Darwin and all the others behind the scenes, thank you for an amazing holiday. Iyavani (sorry if this is spelled wrong) thank you for the great care you give to grounds at the Royal Services. You make everything so beautiful. In the Mexican Restaurant Melena, Arrasay, Yassmine thank you for two wonderful evenings. In the main bar Thank you Leidy Laidy for such wonderful service and your delightful smile. All in al I highly recommend this great resort especially the Royal Services venue. Read less

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