Varadero is a popular hotspot for Canadians, and with good reason… beautiful beaches, friendly people, and a fascinating history combine to give us the perfect escape from winter’s chill. But where should you stay? What resort?
We polled a few of our in-house Travel Experts to find out what their favourite – and most recommended – resorts are in sunny Varadero, and from that we’ve put together a ‘top 5’ list just for you. Take a look!
Offering apartment-style accommodation options with their own kitchenettes, along with some rooms that can accommodate families of five, the Melia Marina Varadero is a marina and beach resort that is a popular choice among couples and families travelling with young children. Guests enjoy a choice of eight restaurants, a variety of bars, five pools (including one just for kids), a supervised kids’ club, and even a VIP option called The Level – private floors that offer amazing perks – should you wish to upgrade your vacation experience.
Located on a more secluded area of the famed Varadero Beach, the all-suite, adults-only Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa in Varadero is always a popular choice. If you are looking at a vacation here, our Travel Experts recommend upgrading to the Diamond Club, a premium service that includes, among other things, an unpacking and packing service and waiter service on the beach. Great for weddings and honeymoons, the resort features five restaurants, a wide variety of activities and entertainment, a spa and friendly staff.
Fun in the sun for all ages, the upscale Iberostar Varadero is an all-inclusive resort that caters to couples and families alike. Standing adjacent to the fine white sands of the beautiful Varadero Beach, this resort offers spacious rooms, fine dining at a selection of a la carte restaurants, an amazing water playground with a wide range of activities that cater to all ages, lovely spa, a kids’ club and more. In short, a great choice for your next sun-seeking escape!
Offering all-suite accommodations, three huge lagoon-style pools, a full-service Yhi Spa, and a wide range of gastronomic options, the Paradisus Princesa del Mar is another popular adults-only resort on Varadero Beach. Guests also have the option of upgrading their experience with the brand’s exclusive Royal Service. In fact, it’s the Royal Service option that comes highly recommended by our Travel Experts! Guests of this section enjoy free WiFi in their suites (a rarity in Cuba), exclusive beach and pool areas, unlimited green fees and spa discounts.
Sanctuary is the adults-only ‘resort within a resort’ at the Grand Memories Varadero. Perfect for couples or friends looking for an escape, and a great option for larger groups travelling together as it allows everyone to get exactly the vacation experience they’re craving while still being able to meet up, guests at Sanctuary enjoy a slightly more refined level of service while also having full access to the entire resort. Enjoy deluxe suite accommodation, complimentary butler services, a quick pool, two dedicated restaurants, and more.