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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 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.

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 have 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 have upgraded amenities, 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, one YHI-SPA water journey included per guest per stay, unlimited green fees at the Varadero Golf Course per person per stay, pool & beach concierge, complimentary WiFi in public areas, Dine Around at Paradisus Princesa del Mar (transfers not included) and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child. Master Junior Suites Ocean View Royal Service are 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. 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 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 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1823)
    • Very Good (808)
    • Average (333)
    • Poor (135)
    • Terrible (78)

This was the final of the four resorts I tried in Varadero- and I thought I had cracked it at last on arrival, as it was calm and what you might expect from a top end resort ie they take the bags...

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3 of 5 stars
May 1, 2015 - alan252 - Oxford, United Kingdom

This was the final of the four resorts I tried in Varadero- and I thought I had cracked it at last on arrival, as it was calm and what you might expect from a top end resort ie they take the bags... Read more guide you to check in were you are given a cool drink while they fill out the paperwork then you sign and are taken to you room without some tacky plastic bracelet being applied to your wrist. The first lunch was nice but it just went down hill from then on the air con didn't work correctly as per Cuba ( although they did send a technician who managed to improve it a little) The food got worse every day the salad disappeared they had no spoons for some reason. By Saturday they were interested in a show of Bridal ware and really could not have cared less about ordinary holidaymakers. It was the only place I went in Cuba where the staff were not friendly- and if you buy a cigar in the shop be careful it was also the only place I was ripped off -twice( second time I complained and all was a 'Mistake' much apologizing and my money back, -which I would have believed if it had not happened the day before as well and I knew that the cigars have set price so assumed the man who sells them would as well, he denied that there was a card of prices and seemed surprised when I told him every other hotel shop had them !) On the whole I was Happy to leave this place but it was lovely the first day and it's beach is beautiful it is possible I was unlucky with the last two days as the stuff had other things on there minds and the resort seemed short of stuff Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 30, 2015 - emmasyron - Toronto, Canada

Amazing service, everyone was so friendly, the beach is very clean and there are many water activities. At night there are amazing performances and a fun dance club. The rooms are very clean. The... Read more buffet food is not the best I've had so I recommend booking one of the restaurants (of which there are many to choose from) for dinner every night, where the food is amazing! Definitely going back! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 29, 2015 - MinnieDingle - Toronto, Canada

We booked 8 days at the Paradisus and were happily upgraded to Royal Service. It was our first trip to Cuba and of course we had been given the usual warning by friends, "don't be surprised if its a... Read more little run down". This hotel is less than 20 years old (I believe) and being kept up quite nicely. The gardens are lovely and clearly the staff are working very hard to keep the resort looking great. We spent most of our time at the exclusive end in a cabana near the beach and pool. The staff were amazing. Very friendly, helpful, professional and hard working. We had an apartment near the pool with a little outdoor area and day bed. They gave us the option to have our breakfast delivered to the room. Our main butler, Dagmara was so great and helpful. I would hire her in a second if she came to Canada! We also had great service from Yadil the butler, Jorge and Ladaimi the pool bartenders (they brought our drinks to us in our Cabana!), Brenardo the Bar Notte bartender and waitresses Katy and Yaima. Our cleaning lady Aurora did a good job and came to find us at the pool when we left because my husband left his phone charger in the room. I can't remember all the names, but everyone on staff there was great, we didn't have a single thing to complain about. Our private dining room was lovely and the buffet at the main resort was nice too. There's something for everyone. They have everything from hamburgers to fresh fish, fresh fruit, pizza and more. I would have liked to see more plain salad but I think it might have been a seasonal thing. I made salads out of shredded beets, carrot, onion, peppers etc. The beach at the main resort is incredible, white sand and lots of seating and shade if you want it. No fighting for an umbrella as we have done at other places in the past. Very dignified. The beach at Royal Service wasn't as big but it was private and clean. Our pool was nice and clean too. We weren't really sure how much to tip so we left a Cuban Peso with every meal and tipped each bar a few pesos over the course of each day, left 3-5 at the evening restaurants, left a peso/day for the maid with 5 at the end of the week and tipped the butlers 15 and 10 each. We went to Havana for 2 days and one night. Its a 2 hour car ride which is rather expensive, 120 Cuban pesos there(in a 1953 Oldsmobile 98!) and 70 return(in a 1980 Lada!). Havana is amazing and totally different from Veradero, a must see! All in all we had a relaxing, yummy vacation. We will probably go back to this resort and I suggest paying extra for Royale Service, its totally worth it! We loved Cuba! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 28, 2015 - orrywhite - Birmingham, United Kingdom

We had a great time , all the bar staff are brilliant we had a real good laugh with them (especially when they had to carry me back to my room on our last night haha) , Buffet staff can seem a little... Read more less friendly, all the restaurants are good theres not really anything to complain about other than there being alot of flies which to be honest i dont really think can be helped. The beach is amazing we stopped in block 26 and was less than 15 steps to the beach which was great for us. We booked with Thomas Cook and Anna our rep at the hotel was amazing we booked all our trips through her and we had a wonderful time. The spa is great but does seem slightly over priced compared to England. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone thinking of visiting Varadero. Thanks for a great Holiday.... Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 27, 2015 - AndreannaE - Vancouver, Canada

I took my two adult daughters and two year old grandson for a week to the Paradisus. The hotel was great, the rooms were very clean, we were always provided with fresh towels and linens and any... Read more issues were dealt with promptly (the safe was locked and the shower rail fell). The location of the room was good -we were not in Royal Service-we were close to the beach, the gourmet restaurants, the main buffet restaurant and just a few.minutes away frpm the pool. The staff were in most part very friendly and professional for being in Cuba. Those who appeared unfriendly or reserved I believe were such because of their hesitation with English. Nearly all staff learned the name of my grandson and he was given an enthuisiatic welcome every time he entered the dining/buffet and they always tried to oblige his every whine. Yanni and her partner in baby club were absolutely fantastic. They had little to work with as far as toys and equipment but they were always cheerful and patient and we had no hesitation in leaving our child with them even taking advantage of babysitting (at a cost) one evening so we could enjoy the only gourmet restaurant Romantique that did not allow children. There was not any problem or wait making reservations for the restaurants except one morning when their system was down and then the wait was only 20 minutes. The food was really good for Cuba, I was pleasantly surprised - the buffet was great, so much choice and every day was different. One morning we could not find the rudimentary peanut butter amidst the ten types of preserves and chocolate spreads and the wait staff went out of their way to supply some to spread over our child's toast:-) The gourmet restaurants were also good Japanese was our favourite and the Mexican the least liked and I had a fantastic chateaubriand at the Romantique. They were somewhat lacking in ambience though - no background music in most and service rather stiff in the attempt to be professional. The hotel seemed quiet compared to those in the same vicinity and thus there was never any problem finding chairs on the beautiful beach or loungers besides the pool. The numbers however also resulted in mediocre evening entertainment and a lack of party atmosphere. Overall the Paradisis was a very well run hotel.in a beaitiful.location - not the American 5 star but a great 4 for Cuba. Read less

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