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 Back to Paradise again

Dec 3, 2019 HeatherMamaDos Oxford

We had to spend the first 5 nights of our holiday at a nearby “sister” hotel until the Paradisus re-opened on 15th November. The new management team had organised a cocktail dinner for guests that evening to celebrate the hotel’s birthday. The food looked delicious but I was unable to eat it due to a stomach disorder contracted at the previous… Read more
We had to spend the first 5 nights of our holiday at a nearby “sister” hotel until the Paradisus re-opened on 15th November. The new management team had organised a cocktail dinner for guests that evening to celebrate the hotel’s birthday. The food looked delicious but I was unable to eat it due to a stomach disorder contracted at the previous hotel. Managers introduced themselves then and throughout our stay the interacted with guests. At that time the only section of the hotel open was the Reserve. We were allocated a well-equipped suite – sheer luxury. Royal Service re-opened a few days later. Renovations to the original part of the hotel are due to be completed by 15th December with new swimming pools, lobby and snack bar. Photographs of the changes look impressive. Having stayed at this hotel 25 times it was good, over the period of our stay, to see familiar staff returning, some having been out of work since May. At the time of our departure only 2 a la carte restaurants were open – Bana, offering different menus each night and the Bella Mar. Melt-in -the mouth fillet steaks in both. Don’t miss lunch at the Reserve snack bar. Delicious pizzas etc cooked to order and served by very friendly staff. Many thanks to all the staff for making our stay special including the efficient doctor and nurse at the hotel who treated my illness. We wish the Management every success in making the Paradisus Varadero the number 1 hotel in the resort with the very best stretch of palm tree-lined beach. Wishing them and their first- class staff a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. See you in May 2020. A TIP FOR ALL TRAVELLING BACK VIA HAVANA AIRPORT. Cuban currency (CUC) is no longer accepted in the departures lounge. Ensure that you have used all your CUCs before reaching the airport. The queues to change money there are very long! There are rumours that Cuba will cease using CUCs in the future. Take single US dollar bills with you as these are widely accepted and are useful as tips. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Dec 2, 2019 VrKristof

Nice and clean rooms. The staff was very friendly. Great food! Everything you need for a great vacation! A hotel with the right values whom are important for the guests! Hope we can come back soon!thanks
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We got married here!

Nov 27, 2019 550amandan Edmonton, Canada

This resort would’ve been amazing to be at, if the renovations weren’t going on. They say Reno’s will be done dec 15... but they weren’t even close. Wait till Reno’s are done. They have one restaurant open only out of 6... they don’t tell you this till you go. Jose, Frank, Yudel and Dri were amazing. Highly recommend the staff. But wait till… Read more
This resort would’ve been amazing to be at, if the renovations weren’t going on. They say Reno’s will be done dec 15... but they weren’t even close. Wait till Reno’s are done. They have one restaurant open only out of 6... they don’t tell you this till you go. Jose, Frank, Yudel and Dri were amazing. Highly recommend the staff. But wait till Reno’s are done for sure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating WE WILL BE BACK SOON!

Nov 25, 2019 AlvinMC2019

I have nothing bad to say about our nine days at this Resort I have been out of country every year for 5 years now and this has been the ABSOLUTE BEST place we have been too. The wait staff was amazing (polite, professional, and genuine) in every interaction with them. We never had an empty glass or empty stomach, that is for sure! And the… Read more
I have nothing bad to say about our nine days at this Resort I have been out of country every year for 5 years now and this has been the ABSOLUTE BEST place we have been too. The wait staff was amazing (polite, professional, and genuine) in every interaction with them. We never had an empty glass or empty stomach, that is for sure! And the food was good! Special thanks to our house keeping staff (Auroa) and our Butler. WE WILL BE BACK SOON! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great spot in transition

Nov 25, 2019 Mark J Oshawa, Canada

The Paradisus Family Concierge package was a great value for money. Our concierge Osmany was excellent. Organized meals, golf, excursions. He is a real asset to the organization. The new GM is very hands on and working to make the place excellent. Food was surprisingly good. Presentation and quality were quite fine. Bartenders and waitstaff… Read more
The Paradisus Family Concierge package was a great value for money. Our concierge Osmany was excellent. Organized meals, golf, excursions. He is a real asset to the organization. The new GM is very hands on and working to make the place excellent. Food was surprisingly good. Presentation and quality were quite fine. Bartenders and waitstaff were very hardworking Great value for money Read less