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.


Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View (available for stays until 3 Jan '20) are the same as Paradisus Junior Suites, but with a sea view.

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. 

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 Lovely visit to Varadero Beach

May 18, 2019 Linda M Pickering, Canada

2nd time to Cuba, 1st time in Varadero. Beach was exquisite! Would only recommend if booking Royal Service - Better restaurants and rooms, more choices for pools and the butler service is a nice perk! Initially booked into a Hilltop Suite with an ocean view (albeit from a distance) but A/C didn't work well. We were moved to an ocean view jr… Read more
2nd time to Cuba, 1st time in Varadero. Beach was exquisite! Would only recommend if booking Royal Service - Better restaurants and rooms, more choices for pools and the butler service is a nice perk! Initially booked into a Hilltop Suite with an ocean view (albeit from a distance) but A/C didn't work well. We were moved to an ocean view jr suite. All good! The service and food at Miramar and Hilltop restaurants was really good, but you need to have Royal Service to get access to them. Enjoyed the Cuban and Japanese restaurants as well. Buffet restaurants - only average. Many of your favourite items like bacon, onions, fresh mushrooms, watermelon and fresh orange juice were not available daily. Racket Club cafe - good spot for fried calamari and french fries. Words of advice, 1) difficult to find small bottles of water anywhere on the resort. Should be available at the lobby bar, but I ran all over the resort before our excursion and was unsuccessful. 2) If you like ketchup, bring your own. 3) If you get a room with insufficient A/C make them give you a different room! 4) Not a great deal of evening activity unless you make your own. 5) Bring mosquito spray. 6) Don't stress about finding an available beach or pool chair. Plenty available! Most likely won't return because the world is a huge place, but this resort offered us almost everything we needed. One thing - we were there when it was at 45% capacity. Not sure it would have worked out if they were full. Read less
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May 18, 2019 Nicolas N Strasbourg, France

We would like to say a big thank you to Alain Rodriguez and his staff, for your great animations, your good humor and your professionalism. I hope to see you again next year!   With love, Nicolas and Christelle, the new Cuban French
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May 17, 2019 1960nica

I enjoyed the show and the day and night Cuban show on thursdays. I enjoyed aqua fit in the ocean with Nayvi and Rigo. The staff is very kind. Nayvi was a a great singer left us with our mouths open. :)
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May 17, 2019 Karla251989

The cleanest and most beautiful beach! The staff were all very long and sweet. Love the Zumba away for classes in the ocean. Nayvi tiene una voz linda! We had a lovely time and the food was very fresh
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May 16, 2019 KellyandMario

The resort was wonderful and our week flew by. We stay in the Royal Service area which was close to everything including the pool, beach and the buffet. We had heard people complain about the food in Cuba, but honestly we loved everything including the a la carte restaurants. The spa was a no go for me ... the service was not good, not… Read more
The resort was wonderful and our week flew by. We stay in the Royal Service area which was close to everything including the pool, beach and the buffet. We had heard people complain about the food in Cuba, but honestly we loved everything including the a la carte restaurants. The spa was a no go for me ... the service was not good, not particularly friendly. Everything else was perfect, although the rooms could definitely use some updating. We have stayed in a Paradisus before in Punta Cana and the room in Cuba was nowhere near the same luxury we experienced there. That being said, the staff at Princesa Del Mar made our vacation perfect! A few names need honourable mention for sure! Marlene at the swim up bar was amazing and exuded warmth and genuine caring for all of the guests. Yordan was fantastic with a great sense of fun and terrific fitness classes. Felix and his drink of the day taught me to make the perfect Mojito and entertained all of the guests with warmth and knowledge. We saw Belgy every morning at the breakfast buffet and she was friendly, attentive and exuded warmth and caring. All of the staff made us feel like family and I only wish I could remember every name! Our butlers were Ernesto and William Who were superb. We travelled in May and I was glad we took our bug spray ... mosquitoes were hungry. We paid top dollar for this trip, so I would not go back to this resort for the price we paid, but if we managed a lower price I would return. Kelly and Mario Read less