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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, 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, 30% discount on massages and a swimming pool on-site is reserved just for Royal Service guests.

At a glance

Favourites Benefits These hotels provide exceptionally good value, are in great locations and offer exclusive benefits to Virgin Holidays’ customers.
  • All-inclusive resort
  • Water sports
  • Fitness centre
  • Upgrade to luxury Royal Service

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 split levels on the ground floor, majority with shower only with garden views and 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds and a rollaway bed, 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.

Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa Royal Service Suites:

Master Junior Suites Royal Service and Master Junior Suite Ocean Royal Service View have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child. Suites feature upgraded amenities, 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, 1 green fee free per stay (transfer not included) 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 child.

Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa Royal Service Suites for 2016 onwards:

Master Junior Suites Royal Service and Master Junior Suite Ocean Royal Service View have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child. Suites feature butler service, bathrobe and slippers, beach towel bag, 24-hour room service, one YHI-SPA water journey, private check in and check out, custom premium bar, pillow menu, in-room spa services*, guaranteed reservations in à la carte restaurants, 30% discount on YHI-Spa massages, access to exclusive swimming pool with pool and beach concierge service, exclusive beach and pool bar and gourmet restaurant, exclusive lounge reception, in-room dining service, free WiFi, free dine around at Paradisus Varadero and Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spal, private airport transfers and late check out until 2.00pm.

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. 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. Electronic games room. Lounge with films and soft drinks. 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 including an upgraded menu for Royal Service guests. Hairdresser*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge

Dress code in effect at night.

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

All Inclusive

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.

Virgin Holidays favourite

Virgin Holidays favourite

“ From their great facilities and locations, to the value and benefits they offer, these hotels are our top tips for getting you back to your bombastic best.

Favourite Benefits for 2016 travel 

10% Discount: Off your 1st spa treatment

Dinner: Receive a special dinner during stay

Gift: Receive a special gift complimentary from the hotel.

Favourite Benefits for 2015 travel 

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 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1845)
    • Very Good (822)
    • Average (340)
    • Poor (139)
    • Terrible (78)

We stayed here for christmas with our 4 month old. What an amazing hotel. Clean, well kept and exceptional service espaecially from the entertainments team Datsy and yulietta and all the bar taem and...

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5 of 5 stars
May 18, 2015 - Sarah S

We stayed here for christmas with our 4 month old. What an amazing hotel. Clean, well kept and exceptional service espaecially from the entertainments team Datsy and yulietta and all the bar taem and... Read more pool guys at the royal service. Would stay here again at the drop of a hat. Loved every minute!! Sarah and Ralph Read less

4 of 5 stars
May 17, 2015 - Patrick R - Zurich, Switzerland

We are a Swiss family (2 kids with 5 and 1 year) and have spent 2 weeks in this beautiful resort in April 2015. The beach is top and the pool area is also great. Even the gests (like everywhere... Read more ) reserve the seats they use then hours later for short time, you can find always something in the shade. The buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner) is big and you can always find something you like. I missed often a local dish apart the usual fancy stuff. Very nice is the live music over lunchtime at the pool bar. The theme restaurants are very good and I recommend them. The room we had was big (big enough even for our family with all the toys we had with us). The employees are correct and for Cuban helpful (see below). I think it was the best choice for Varadero. But I missed a playground for the kids and something to play as well in the pool (a slide for example). This was very much better next door in Iberostar (fantastic kids-pool, fantastic playground, fantastic kids club). The minidisco was god and our kids liked it. General information: 1. It is cuba and that means it is socialistic country. An employee is not paid for his performance; he has his fix salary, whatever he is doing during this time. 2. The salary in cuba is very low and the people do not have much. An PhD professor in the university has an salary about 170 cuban peso. With this he can pay electricity and water. For the rest (food, electronics, etc) he needs the convertible peso. For one convertible peso he has to pay in this year about 25 cuban peso. That’s why there are more or less three social classes: the regular people, the people with contact with tourists (they hope always for tips), and the politicians. Because the tips of a cleaning woman or barkeeper the have a much higher salary then a physician, layer, professor, etc. Example: We were in a small “amusement park” in varadero. The employees of the carousel put the kids on it and in this time we were there I’ve seen twice, that they walked away and kept the kids alone (they went for toilet or to buy something or whatever). When the kids started to cry, then other guest hat to stop the carousel and put them down. The reaction of the people got me the impression that this seems to be normal. Example: The tour operator in the hotel has no map of cuba to explain better the tours she is offering. She says, that cuba does not produce one, that’s why. But she did not understand my idea to rent a map from the store and make a copy in the office just next door. For this you need motivation. In a socialistic country everything is regulated and kills every effort or motivation. And lot of other example in this two weeks PS to the stuff: The stuff should know where you have an AED Defibrillator instead the ambulance 20 minutes later had to bring it. Without one a reanimation is less successful (although in this case it would not help anyway) Read less

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