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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.


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.


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 or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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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 (1658)
    • Very Good (703)
    • Average (287)
    • Poor (116)
    • Terrible (74)

Just came from there oct 18-25. Nice beach except on the royal side of the hotel it was very rocky. The hotel is preaty old it looks like they made a poor attempt of a renovation maybe 5 years ago. I...

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3 of 5 stars
Oct 27, 2014 - Tapdataz

Just came from there oct 18-25. Nice beach except on the royal side of the hotel it was very rocky. The hotel is preaty old it looks like they made a poor attempt of a renovation maybe 5 years ago. I... Read more saw cockroaches in every restaurant and killed 4 big ones the size of my thumb in my room. Cold showers almost every day. Leaky toilet that just ran all the time and didint flush properly. Most staff was really nice but the people at the front desk have no clue how to run a hotel. My maid wasn't the greatest no garbage bags in the bins , left my room door open twice. The food was kind of crappy it depends how picky you are with food. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Oct 26, 2014 - Hewy R - Amsterdam

Most likely this is one of the most difficult reviews we will ever be writing as, just like the rest of Cuba, this hotel is great one minute, but can be very frustrating the next minute. First of... Read more all, let us start by saying we have rated this hotel in perspective of the Cuban 'standard' (in case there even is such a thing) but also compared to another resort we visited in Cuba on Cayo Santa Maria. The great things about this resort is the incredible pool, which is the largest one we have seen in our life. The hotel has absolutely stunning tropical grounds with mature palm trees, foliage and a direct access to the beach which is, like all other common areas absolutely gorgeous. The animation team and especially Yuliet is really great. Yuliet's classes like Rum/History/Culture/Language are amazing and add that sometimes needed break to your day at the pool or the beach. The food at the buffet is really good, especially for Cuban standards > It's a overkill of western deliciousness. Again looking at the scarcity of certain foods in the real Cuba (not Varadero) you're really being treated like a king. Now for the 'improvement points'. The rooms are outdated and do need refurbishments, but again that's almost all over Varadero. Upon arrival we had an incident in the room (mouse and rat related) at night, which caused us to switch rooms. The next day, our complaint was handled very well by guest relations and we were given compensation in terms of spa treatments and our old room was immediately fumigated. With both of us having worked in hotels we know these things can happen and trust us, this could have happened in any of the hotels. The A la carte restaurants are a bit of a joke. The food is worse than the buffet restaurant and often cold. Next to that portions are often tiny leaving you hungry after dinner (even though we're not big eaters). We would advise the hotel to close 3 of the 5 restaurants and make two larger ones with a good menu. Focus on making that different and better quality than the buffet. Other than that, our stay was great. Relaxed, which we really needed. Despite the improvement points, I could definitely recommend this hotel. Please keep in mind this is Cuba and all hotels are just slightly less quality than the equivalent in other countries like Mexico. Some reviewers have not seen the real Cuba... Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 23, 2014 - Branko R - Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Before every holiday, always, i check the primary information and things which you want to see. Before i made the reservation i saw pictures from the hotel they looked very nice, but when i get... Read more there, the hotel was more than i expected. The apartment was very beautiful with own garden, gardener and butler who were very hospitable and cheerful. I have to commend the all staff, who are too much pleasant and helpful, because we were at many restourants ( Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Romantico, Bella Mar....) we had met many employees. The hotel has the most beautiful beach in Varadero with clear blue water ocean and white sand. Animations at the beach ( dancing, samba lessons, water jum,.. ) made us the day more interesting. Every night, after dinner, had very nice program for amusing hotel guests. From all my holliday i realised that i MUST come back again. Greetings to all staff because they helped my vacasion to be memorable. All the best. Read less

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

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