Paradisus Princesa Del Mar

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

You’ll find yourself drifting away from reality at the adult-only Paradisus Princesa del Mar, whether you’re floating past palm trees and under bridges in the huge interlinking lagoons of the pool zone; lazing in one of Yhi Spa’s al fresco whirlpools; sinking your feet into the white sands of its beach; or simply lingering over long meals and Cuban cocktails at one of its 14 bars and restaurants (with another five venues, and other exclusive extras, for guests upgrading to the Royal Service section). This low-slung retreat’s rooms include swim-up suites with private gardens, but whichever room you pick, you’ll enjoy All Inclusive dining and activities.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair access
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On a beautiful stretch of Varadero Beach. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

630 rooms, made up of Junior Suites and Suites, all sleeping maximum 2 adults. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellie TV, CD player, stocked mini-bar with soft drinks, bottled water and beer (replenished daily), tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Paradisus Junior Suites have views of the gardens, and feature a bath with integrated shower.

All Inclusive of: all meals, 24-hour snacks and all local brand drinks (some premium brands included). All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated. Guests are entitled to visit four of the à la carte restaurants per week.

Please note: in Cuban all inclusive hotels, 'premium brands' can mean local premium brands rather than international ones, as Cuba has an embargo on US goods.


Suite Ocean View (available for stays until 3 Jan '20) are more spacious and have a Jacuzzi on the terrace. Also with upgraded amenities, a luxury welcome cocktail, turn-down service, guaranteed reservations in á la carte restaurants and late check-out (subject to availability).

Royal Service Suites

The Royal Service area is a separate space designed for you to fully enjoy the privileges of luxury. It includes an reception area, restaurants, lobby bar and beach area - all exclusive for Royal Service guests.

Junior Suite Royal Service Ocean View are located on the second floor, facing the ocean and beach.

Junior Suite Garden Swim Up Pool open out to the gardens with direct access to the Royal Service pool via a private path.

Suite Royal Service are more spacious and are located on the second floor with garden facing balconies to admire the views of the pool and gardens.

Royal Service Suites package:

  • Butler service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pool and beach concierge
  • Personalised check in/out
  • Welcome cocktail with cava and refreshing towels
  • Priority reservations for any hotel service
  • Guaranteed reservation in à la carte restaurants
  • Unpacking and packing of suitcases
  • First ironing service complimentary (2 items per person on arrival)
  • Daily turndown service and VIP amenities
  • Premium mini-bar service customised to guest preferences
  • In-room dining (complimentary à la carte dinner service in-room)
  • Preparation of the bath with salts and candles (once per stay)
  • Pillow menu
  • Hydrothermal circuit at the YHI Spa (once per stay)
  • 20% discount on massages at the YHI Spa
  • A green fee at the Varadero Golf Club (transfers not included)
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 2:00pm
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • WiFi
  • A la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dine around between the Paradisus hotels in Varadero (transfers not included)
  • Honeymoon offer: book a minimum 6-night stay and receive; private check-in with welcome cocktail (subject to arrival time), special room for honeymooners, floral gift in the room, bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates in the room, romantic turn-down on the first night, housekeeping service between 11:00am–3:00pm, honeymoon breakfast in room once during stay, one romantic dinner during stay, priority reservations at specialist restaurants, late check-out guaranteed until 3:00pm, special honeymoon gift and weekly cocktail for honeymooners.

    Marriage certificate to be shown on arrival, date must be within 6 months of intended stay.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply.

  • Honeymoon Offer: book a minimum 6 night stay between 4 Jan '20–3 Jan '21 and receive private check-in with welcome cocktail (subject to arrival time), special room for honeymooners, floral gift in the room, bottle of cava and chocolates in the room, romantic turn-down on the first night, housekeeping service after 11:00am and before 3:00pm, honeymoon breakfast in room once during stay, late check-out guaranteed until 3:00pm, one romantic dinner during the stay, priority reservations at specialist restaurants and a special honeymoon gift. 

    Marriage certificate to be shown on arrival, date must be within 6 months of intended stay.

  • Booking Bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 4 Jan–30 Apr '20.

    Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–31 Oct '20.

    Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 22 Dec '20–3 Jan '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking Bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 25% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–21 Dec '20, when booking a Junior Suite Royal Service, Suite Royal Service and Junior Suite Garden Swim-Up Royal Service. 

    Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–21 Dec '20, when booking a Paradisus Junior Suite.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Flash Sale: Book a 'Junior Suite – Guaranteed Suite Royal Offer' and receive a complimentary upgrade from a Junior Suite to a Suite Royal Service for travel dates to up 31 Oct '19. 

Gran Terraza (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Rock House (fast food and drinks), Firenze (Mediterranean, open for à la carte dinner), Marseille (French, open for à la carte dinner), Sakura (Japanese, open for à la carte dinner), Bamboo (Asian, open for à la carte dinner) and Port Royal (à la carte lunch and speciality dinners). Racket Club, Chiringuito beach bar, La Corona cigar bar, Capitan Morgan fun pub/disco bar, La Vigia piano bar, El Louvre bar and Yumuri Pool Bar. Hill Top Hideaway and Royal Service Miramar Restaurants (à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner), and Bahia De Guanimar beach bar, Monserrate aqua bar and Canimar are all exclusive to Royal Service guests only.

Evening live entertainment to include live shows and piano bar.

Swimming pool. European YHI Spa*. 3 floodlit tennis courts, beach and pool volleyball, basketball, aerobics, fitness centre, table tennis. Water sports including pedal boats, sailboats, catamarans, kayaks and snorkelling. Scuba diving - one complimentary dive per day for certified divers.

WiFi in public areas*. 24-hour room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: smart casual for dinner, long trousers for gentlemen.

Please note: adults over 18 years only.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cuba is not what is what

Sep 17, 2019 VlS1105 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I went to this hotel after 3 years. It is not the same hotel. Food is worse. Room servivice is mutch worse. People at the pool are trying, but as mutch they try, they can not correct all bad things. People who work on the beach giving you wind surfs and all other things are very rood, and they also represent this hotel. Lady who changes your money… Read more
I went to this hotel after 3 years. It is not the same hotel. Food is worse. Room servivice is mutch worse. People at the pool are trying, but as mutch they try, they can not correct all bad things. People who work on the beach giving you wind surfs and all other things are very rood, and they also represent this hotel. Lady who changes your money does not what she is doing (for her some dollars are old, so she will not change them). I am sorry for my friends at a pool bar, but this was my last vacation at Cuba. As mutch as I loved this hotel, sorry but I have to rate is like this. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our honeymoon experience!

Sep 14, 2019 Nunesmarques28

The resort itself its very beautiful, pleasant common spaces and with a nice pool (big and clean). It is very close to the beach and you have always things do to. The animation it’s very active, constantly pushing the costumer to be involved in the activities (dancing, football, aqua fitness). The staff from the animation team is very polite and… Read more
The resort itself its very beautiful, pleasant common spaces and with a nice pool (big and clean). It is very close to the beach and you have always things do to. The animation it’s very active, constantly pushing the costumer to be involved in the activities (dancing, football, aqua fitness). The staff from the animation team is very polite and kind! The only thing we could point out as an improvement point, is the rooms decoration (it’s a little bit antique). Also, the level of English speaking of the staff at the reception and other important spaces could be better. Sometimes you talk in English and they answer in Spanish. Although we totally recommend it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Staff ever!

Sep 13, 2019 kerewin39 Ottawa, Canada

As always, was treated like family at the Paradisus Princesa del Mar in Varadero one more time. Must mention the awesome staff at the Cigar Bar, namely Liuben, Pedro, Ivan, and Barbara. Then I can't forget the room service staff, Humberto and Eddy! Just been back to 🇨🇦 5 days and I already miss the PPDM! Back again for Christmas for another 2… Read more
As always, was treated like family at the Paradisus Princesa del Mar in Varadero one more time. Must mention the awesome staff at the Cigar Bar, namely Liuben, Pedro, Ivan, and Barbara. Then I can't forget the room service staff, Humberto and Eddy! Just been back to 🇨🇦 5 days and I already miss the PPDM! Back again for Christmas for another 2 glorious weeks! Read less
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Sep 12, 2019 cynthiadya Montreal, Canada

I stayed at Paradisus Princesa del Mar with my boyfriend and we had an amazing time! Everything was perfect: the hotel, the food, the pool, the beach and the animation! Rigo and Alexis (entertainers) made sure we had an amazing time. I most definitely recommend!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Cuban Holiday!

Sep 9, 2019 Burton2506

We have just returned to the UK after an amazing two weeks at Princesa del Mar, we’d like to thank everyone who made our stay so great! A special thanks to the entertainment team- notably Luis, Rigo & Alexis who were so happy, enthusiastic and fun every day for all the differnt classes and activities and their friendliness really made our trip! We… Read more
We have just returned to the UK after an amazing two weeks at Princesa del Mar, we’d like to thank everyone who made our stay so great! A special thanks to the entertainment team- notably Luis, Rigo & Alexis who were so happy, enthusiastic and fun every day for all the differnt classes and activities and their friendliness really made our trip! We will definitely be returning! Many thanks, Gavin, Justine, Gabi & Roxie Read less