Sol Palmeras

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

One of Varadero’s most family centric hangouts, Sol Palmeras keeps every member of your party happy. It’s got all the tropical scenery you’ve come to the Caribbean for – with a boast-worthy spot on one of Cuba’s most famous beaches. It’s got the lagoon pools, with their palm and palapas accessories, and a mini-pool in the family zone for young guests. It’s got poolside rooms near the action and bungalows near the beach for those after a more remote retreat. And its list of children’s attractions is as long as your sun-bronzed arm – from mini-discos to a bouncy castle, mini-golf, and computer games.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Games Room
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental

Where is it

On Varadero Beach. Downtown Varadero, with its shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife, is a 10-minute taxi ride away. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

408 rooms on 4 floors in the main building with 4 lifts and 200 additional Bungalows and Suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms in the main building with pool or garden views, 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child in an extra bed.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks (except premium brands and some selected drinks*) and all activities unless otherwise stated.

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.

Superior Rooms are located in the main building, with partial sea, pool or garden views, with 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suites are located on the 3rd and 4th floor, with pool or garden views, terrace, a separate living room with sofa bed, fridge, coffee maker and iron. They have either twin beds or 1 king-size bed with an extra double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Suites are larger, offer more privacy and are located on the corners of the building. They have a separate living room with a sofa bed and a terrace with panoramic views. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Bungalows are located in separate units scattered around the tropical gardens. They have a terrace, living room with a sofa-bed and a separate bedroom with twin beds. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Bungalow Suites are designed for adults-only, and have views of the gardens. They have a terrace, living room, outside shower, separate bedroom with dressing room, and 1 king-size bed. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Please note: Bungalows are spread throughout the gardens and may be a short distance from the main hotel area and swimming pool.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • 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 after 11:00am and before 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.

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

6 main restaurants: O Sole Mio Italian (à la carte dinner), La Panchita (breakfast, lunch and dinner, buffet with show cooking), La Fajita (à la carte lunch and dinner, Mexican), Steak House (à la carte, lunch and dinner), Oshin (à la carte dinner, Asian), El Marino (à la carte grill and seafood, lunch and dinner), Snack Bar. 24-hour lobby/cafeteria. 5 bars including pool bar (open until 12:00pm) and fun pub (open until 2:00am). 3 snack bars (10:00am-5:00pm and 11:30pm-6:30am). Lobby bar serving pastries (10:00am-12:00pm). Reservations required at à la carte restaurants. Guests are entitled to two visits per week to à la carte restaurants, however if there is availability, further reservations are permitted.

Daytime activities and live shows in the evening. Dancing lessons.

3 outdoor swimming pools (including children's pool), kids' club (5-13 years, 10:30am-5:00pm, and mini-disco), supervised games room for children only (3:00pm-7:00pm and 8:00pm-11:00pm), gym with 2 saunas, mini-golf, 2 tennis courts, bicycle hire, archery and shooting. Massage*. Non-motorised water sports including catamarans (supervised), kayaks and windsurfing. Scuba intro in the pool Mon-Sat.

Babysitting service available on request*. WiFi available in lobby*. Hairdresser*. Souvenir shop on site.

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: applies for dinner.

Please note: child ages at this property are 2-11 years. 

Please note: lobby and lobby bars are non-smoking. Air-conditioned restaurants are non-smoking and smoking is not allowed inside the rooms and Bungalows.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation location!Amazing service!

Dec 13, 2019 desmondb952

Friends on trip advisor, this trip was great! In this beautiful Caribbean resort. I would definitely like to come back again sometime soon! Great service, entertainment. The food is great,beachs are beautiful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic overall experience!

Dec 13, 2019 L4644GWlucd Austin, Texas

I am having a hard time readjusting to my everyday life after leaving this place. The all inclusive experience at Sol Palmeras was great! My family and I had many days and many night with non stop entertainment, food, drinks, and the opportunity to make friends. The beach was so relaxing and the water was breathtaking. The staff was very attentive… Read more
I am having a hard time readjusting to my everyday life after leaving this place. The all inclusive experience at Sol Palmeras was great! My family and I had many days and many night with non stop entertainment, food, drinks, and the opportunity to make friends. The beach was so relaxing and the water was breathtaking. The staff was very attentive and always had a smile when asked to do something. They work so hard! It was tough to say goodbye to these lovely people as they too became our friends by the end of the vacation. I enjoyed every second and would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone who is looking at a friendly vacation spot in Varadero, Cuba. Read less
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Dec 11, 2019 cesarq826

My first time in Cuba. I was a pleasure to come to this hotel as I never experienced the friendly atmosphere and the entertainment specially the group of animation's and amenities in the hotel. I love The salsa entertainment in the pool area and the entire staff was super friendly and make me feel like we all know eachother. Marcello the… Read more
My first time in Cuba. I was a pleasure to come to this hotel as I never experienced the friendly atmosphere and the entertainment specially the group of animation's and amenities in the hotel. I love The salsa entertainment in the pool area and the entire staff was super friendly and make me feel like we all know eachother. Marcello the entertainment at the pool was very welcoming to me and my partner. I will defenetly will coming here again. Hotel sold palmeras Is the Best. Cesar. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really amazing!!! Coming back for sure!!

Dec 11, 2019 I3670GJannaz

The hotel territory is spacious and absolutely gorgeous, the beach is great, too. The personnel are very friendly and helpful. But most of all, we loved the entertainment, they have fun going on all the time!! Lots of dancing, the guys will show basic salsa moves and make everyone jump off the beach chairs - special hi to Marcello, check him out… Read more
The hotel territory is spacious and absolutely gorgeous, the beach is great, too. The personnel are very friendly and helpful. But most of all, we loved the entertainment, they have fun going on all the time!! Lots of dancing, the guys will show basic salsa moves and make everyone jump off the beach chairs - special hi to Marcello, check him out girls!! ;)) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place! Would stay here again!

Dec 10, 2019 Nicole B Regina, Canada

Love love love this place. Staff was great, and friendly! The ice cream bar and juice bar were also amazing! The snack bar had great food and the best Pina Coladas on the resort! Our girls (aged 2 and 3) enjoyed dancing along to the entertainment every night! The beach is wonderful and plenty of it to go around. While the resort only has… Read more
Love love love this place. Staff was great, and friendly! The ice cream bar and juice bar were also amazing! The snack bar had great food and the best Pina Coladas on the resort! Our girls (aged 2 and 3) enjoyed dancing along to the entertainment every night! The beach is wonderful and plenty of it to go around. While the resort only has 600ish rooms it is a sprawling resort with lots of beach and plenty of green space. There is a train shuttle that goes to the mall, which is within walking distance (depending on where you stay on the resort, it may be closer to walk to it than the shuttle). If I was to really try to find cons to the resort it would be minimal... There is no 24hr snack bar, and as stated before it is rather large (so with 2 little kids, I would not want to stay on the far end of the resort). Otherwise, great place and would definitely go back if we return to Cuba again! Read less