Paradisus Varadero

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

Set on one of Cuba's beautiful beaches, the Paradisus Varadero is a great complex with a fantastic range of amenities. The main hotel has several restaurants to choose from, and the bars are open 24-hours a day, so there's no need to watch the clock for last orders! There are six scattered swimming pools to lounge by, and the young ones will 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 - try your hand at a variety of water sports including kayaking. For pure indulgence, the spa features two hydrothermal circuits and a superb relaxation terrace with janzu pool, swimming pool and two Jacuzzis. At night, enjoy a cocktail at one of the bars overlooking the ocean, before deciding whether to head for an Italian, an International gourmet restaurant, Mexican, Fusion or Japanese for your evening meal. Heading over to The Reserve, you will find a further two more restaurants Bana and Fuego — you'll be spoilt for choice! Evening entertainment is available to suit all ages, so make sure you have yourself some night-time fun, whether you're 5 or 105!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Creche
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On the white sands of Varadero, a 15-minute drive from Downtown Varadero. Located within the Varadero Ecological Reserve. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

794 rooms, all with air-conditioning, seating area, satellite TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini-bar (restocked daily), safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. The Paradisus Varadero is split into three separate areas within the resort; the main Paradisus Varadero is located along the beach with swimming pool and restaurants; the Royal Service area is towards a man-made rocky beach with separate swimming pool and restaurant; the Family Concierge is a spacious wing with facilities aimed specifically for families with own swimming pool and 4 restaurants. Guests staying in the Paradisus Junior Suites and Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms cannot access restaurants, bars and facilities that are exclusive to Family Concierge or Royal Suite guests. Paradisus Junior Suites are on split levels on the ground floor overlooking the gardens, with separate seating area, a majority have a shower only. Junior Suites have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds and a rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks, all activities and entertainment above unless otherwise specified. Guests are entitled to visit the à la carte restaurants on two occasions per week.

Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View have sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Reserve Junior Suites, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

The Reserve Junior Suite Garden Swim-up Rooms are located on the ground floor and offer direct direct access to the pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

The Reserve benefits-

  • Lavish Family Suites
  • Private pools with valet service
  • Private beach areas with valet service
  • Life Enriching Activities arranged just for your family (like sushi making!)
  • Elegant VIP Lounge with private check in/out designed with children in mind
  • Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks
  • Special children’s in-suite amenities including robes and slippers
  • Luxury amenities for adults
  • ‘Bathtime Fun’ Jacuzzi® preparation
  • Cookies and milk turn-down service
  • Customised mini-bar with drinks and snacks just for kids
  • “Welcome” Paradisus Kids Beach Kit
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Supervised Kids' Camp
  • Luggage packing and unpacking
  • Pillow menu for adults and children

Royal Service Suites (adult-only):

80 Junior Suites Royal Service located in 28 two-storey bungalows. All feature personalised mini-bar restocked daily with premium beverages, 24-hour room service, butler service and pillow menu.

Junior Suites Royal Service are stylish and spacious, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite Ocean View Royal Service are located towards the front of the Royal Service area and face the ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Royal Service room benefits-

  • Butler service (using the butler menu)
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Carrying bag for beach towels
  • Bath conditioning with incenses, salts and candles (once per stay)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily turn-down service
  • One YHI-SPA water journey included per guest per stay
  • Unlimited Green Fees at the Varadero Golf Course
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Custom premium bar, according to client preferences
  • Pillow menu
  • In-room spa service*
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte
  • Guaranteed reservations in à la carte restaurants
  • Tea time and snack
  • 20% discount for YHI-Spa massages
  • Exclusive swimming pool
  • Pool and beach concierge
  • Complimentary WiFi access in Royal Service lobby area
  • First pressing service free (two pieces of cloth per guest)
  • Exclusive Gourmet Restaurant
  • Late check-out until 2:00pm
  • Separate building or area/floor
  • Exclusive Lounge Reception
  • Complimentary in-room dining service (à la carte dinner service in-room)

Please note: children are not permitted to stay in the Royal Service Suites.

  • 2020 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.

11 restaurants: Ara (Cuban and International cuisine, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Turey (International cuisine, open for dinner), Vento (Mediterranean cuisine, dinner), Los Agaves (Mexican, dinner), Sakura (Japanese-style Teppanyaki, dinner), Gourmet (International cuisine, dinner), Bana (Oriental and Cuban, dinner), Ranchón-Grill Bohío (ranch grill, lunch and dinner). Gaby (exclusively for The Reserve and Royal Service guests; Cuban and International cuisine, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Olio (exclusively for The Reserve and Royal Service guests; trattoria-type Italian cuisine, à la carte dinner), Fuego (exclusively for The Reserve and Royal Service guests; French cuisine, dinner). Exclusively for Royal Service guests; Bella Mar Restaurant (International cuisine, open for buffet and à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note: reservations are required for any speciality or à la carte restaurant. 13 bars: Carabo beach bar, Hicacos and Hatuey beach bars, Kristal lobby bar (open 24-hours), Cairi (snack bar open 24-hours), Fun Pub Areito and Toa (pool bar). La Notte Royal Service lobby bar (open 24-hours) and Rincon Frances pool bar are exclusive to Royal Service guests. Lunas lobby bar (open 24-hours), Sky Bar, Avenue Bar, Sunrise Bar and Sunset Grill snack bar are exclusive to The Reserve guests.

Fun pub open 7:00pm-1:00am. Nightly live entertainment and mini-show for children.

5 swimming pools; 2 in the main section (open to everyone), 2 in the Family Concierge (for Family Concierge and Royal Service guests) and 1 in the Royal Service (exclusive to Royal Service guests). Spa with massages*. Fitness centre. Jacuzzi. Tennis. 18-hole golf course nearby*. 3 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, pool tables and volleyball. Water sports available including catamaran sailing (sailing instructor mandatory*), pedalo and kayaks. Free scuba-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.

24-hour room service including an upgraded menu for Royal Service guests. Hairdresser*.

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

3 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: ineffect at night.

Please note: child ages at this property up to and including 12 years. Children are not be permitted to stay in the Royal Service Suites.

Please note: guests staying in the Paradisus Junior Suites and Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms cannot access restaurants, bars and facilities that are exclusive to The Reserve or Royal Suite guests.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't waste your time and money in this place

Jan 17, 2020 Catiassf

The worse vacation ever. It's supposed to be one of the best resorts and family friendly. Starting with family, it's not. They gave us rooms on second floor after we requested main floor because of our baby strollers. The beautiful pictures you see online it's not the reality. No presentation at all. We had 3 days with cold water, giving shower's… Read more
The worse vacation ever. It's supposed to be one of the best resorts and family friendly. Starting with family, it's not. They gave us rooms on second floor after we requested main floor because of our baby strollers. The beautiful pictures you see online it's not the reality. No presentation at all. We had 3 days with cold water, giving shower's to our little babies in could water and didn't matter how much you complain. Water from shower went all over the bathroom we needed towels in the floor. Doesn't matter how many times you call reception they never answer. On our fourth day our fridge broke, when again to complain and ask to be fixed. We left for a tour and when we got back was not fixed. We had our baby medication in there, my other daughter's milk and yogurt that we brought there because of her allergies, and all that was garbage.... my daughter has to take medication every day and she didn't have medication until we got back. Honestly don't waist your money. Even complaining they don't care. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEST TIME OF MY LIFE

Jan 16, 2020 kathrinaignacio Toronto, Canada

I went here for my cousin's wedding and stayed from Jan 8-15 with my family/friends and we had the best experience. There were about 50 of us in total and handling a big group was definitely a challenge but the hotel did their very best to accommodate everybody. I found that an all-inclusive trip was better and worth the money because anytime and… Read more
I went here for my cousin's wedding and stayed from Jan 8-15 with my family/friends and we had the best experience. There were about 50 of us in total and handling a big group was definitely a challenge but the hotel did their very best to accommodate everybody. I found that an all-inclusive trip was better and worth the money because anytime and anywhere go- food and drinks are available. It was my first time in Cuba and everyone was so positive and kind. The hotel staff was excellent, thank you to Jose, Amiricar, Yuniel, and all the other staff that provided great customer service for our crazy loud group. To the very talented dance performers- didn't get all your names but thank you for teaching me how to salsa haha we enjoyed every moment of it! We learned a lot about the Cuban Culture and will definitely come back here. Thank you Paradisus Varadero! Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 marcosl318 Toronto, Canada

Hotel Paradisus Varadero, I’m very happy to be here on this hotel ,this hotel very clean and the staff very friendly, food was good ,I would like to thank you to manage Eduardo for all his attention,and very kindly hospitality Thank you very much,for sure I will be back in this hotel
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Jan 16, 2020 craigsG2102XO

We really enjoyed our stay at the Paradisus Varadero. We read about construction/renos happening before we left and we were a bit apprehensive, but everything was great. We have an 18 month old daughter and the Kids Zone made our trip. We were able to take out daughter there everyday and she had a blast. Maya was the main caregiver we worked with… Read more
We really enjoyed our stay at the Paradisus Varadero. We read about construction/renos happening before we left and we were a bit apprehensive, but everything was great. We have an 18 month old daughter and the Kids Zone made our trip. We were able to take out daughter there everyday and she had a blast. Maya was the main caregiver we worked with and she was fantastic! She took such great care of our daughter and she was so friendly and accommodating. She alone was worth the trip. The other staff were fantastic as well. The beach and pools are all really well maintained and there is lots of space on the resort to relax and spend your days. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A resort of great quality and amazing staff!

Jan 15, 2020 linaguennoun

We stayed at the royal service and had a great experience. The staff was always willing to help us and was very friendly. The restaurants "à la carte" were of good quality and most of all, the night shows of the resort were quite impressive with professional dancers, singers and acrobats. We lade some amazing memories and will surely choose this… Read more
We stayed at the royal service and had a great experience. The staff was always willing to help us and was very friendly. The restaurants "à la carte" were of good quality and most of all, the night shows of the resort were quite impressive with professional dancers, singers and acrobats. We lade some amazing memories and will surely choose this resort again when we come back to Varadero! We would entirely recommend! Lina and Radia Read less