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Written by: Kate Ivchenko
Editor: Serean Bechara

Our team at WheelsUpNetwork had a chance to visit a variety of hotels in Varadero recently with Hola Sun so we we want to share our top picks with you! We’ve done all the research for you, so you don’t have too.

Here are our top 8 picks for a variety of budgets (no particular order!)…


1. Labranda Varadero

Labranda Varadero is an all-inclusive resort perfect for solo travellers, families, or groups looking for a fun-filled 7-night stay. It's nestled between white sand and palm trees with 443 rooms and access to two exclusive beaches.


Key factors:
• 8km from Varadero City Center • Private beach • Daily entertainment • 4 restaurants and 5 bars • Disco • Unlimited domestic alcohol beverages and non-alcoholic beverages • Non-motorized aquatic sports (kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, aerobics) • Gym and Sauna • Daily activity program for children and adults • Professional and friendly staff


Our exclusive guide on Varadero hotels for any budget


For a limited time, get 29% off with Sunwing Vacations at a price of only $775 per person! This includes flight, hotel stay, and transfers for 7 nights!

See their wedding packages here and to see a more detailed overview of accommodations at Labranda Varadero Resort click here.


2. Ocean Vista Azul

Ocean Vista Azul is a 5-star property, but unlike other 5-star resorts our team visited, this one is facing the ocean. It offers an incredible infinity pool with an ocean view on the ground level.

Perfect for families and adults, Ocean Vista Azul has accommodations and amenities for everyone! The family friendly part of the resort offers larger rooms, a pool and a Daisy Club (activities for the youngest members of the family run by  professional supervisors). In the adults-only section travellers can enjoy a Privilege section with exclusive rooms and services.




Key factors:
• 470 rooms • 2 swimming pools (1 infinity pool) • Jacuzzi • 6 restaurants and 8 bars • Despacio Beauty Centre • Fitness centre • Daisy Club and Teenclub • Blue Team • Sports area and water sports • Theatre • Boutique • Free Parking • 24h All Inclusive • Night shows daily


NOTE: Next season Ocean Vista Azul will add 470 new rooms!

Learn more about Ocean by H10 Hotels’ properties here and get your clients more perks with this loyalty program!


3. Paradisus Princesa Del Mar

Paradisus Princesa Del Mar is an all-inclusive, 5-star adults only eco-resort. It is located directly on the beach, at the end of Hicacos Peninsula. Absolutely stunning location for destination weddings, honeymoons and incentive travel. 


Key factors:
• 630 Rooms • Buffet restaurant • Large swimming pool • 5 À la carte restaurants: Italian, French, Japanese, Oriental, & Cuban • 6 bars • 7 Whirlpools (throughout the complex in various sections) • 2 plunge pools • 4 night-lit tennis courts • Billiards, Darts , Shuffleboard,  Table tennis • Aerobics,  Fitness centre , Full European Spa ($) • Night club




To enjoy maximum comfort, Princesa Del Mar offers it’s guests Royal Service Section for extra charge. This area has a separate section with private pools, bars and swim-out suites with butler service. 

When your clients arrive, Princesa Del Mar staff will treat them to a welcome cocktail and a wet towel. Other perks include late checkout based on availability, 1 hour at the YHI-SPA, a 30% discount at the spa for  massages, guaranteed à la carte dinners, and free Wi-Fi.


Enjoy the benefits of $1,000 worth of resort credits at Paradisus Cuba properties!


4. Be Live Experience Varadero

The Be Live Experience Varadero is an all Inclusive 4-star Hotel in Varadero which offers exclusive services to travellers looking for an unbeatable location, in front of a stunning beach of crystal clear waters and white fine sand.




Located 30 km away from the airport, this resort allows you to enjoy the best entertainment and rest. It has a privileged central location between the traditional and the modern Varadero, near the Golf Club and at the seafront of the best beach area. Come and discover it!


Key factors:
• 365 Rooms in 3 storey building • Single and two-storey villas (some have own private pool) • Elevators • Swimming pool and children’s pool • Beach towels • Lounge chairs • Buffet restaurant • À la carte restaurants: Cuban, Asian & French • Coffee and snack bars • 5 bars • Within walking distance from Varadero (the town) and entertainment




5. Club Los Delfines

Club Los Delfines is an inclusive 3-start property which is located in the heart of downtown Varadero. This hotel is divided into two sections: poolside and ocean side.




Key factors:
• 103 Rooms • Swimming pool • 4 storey buildings • Buffet restaurant • À la carte restaurant: International • Snack bar • Bars


TOP TIP:  We recommend that guests stay in poolside rooms as they are are located further away from the bar and entertainment area which means the area is more quiet. Also, they are more recently updated!


6. Melia Varadero

Located alongside the beach, Melia Varadero is an all-inclusive 4-star resort. Perfect for family vacations, golf retreats, meetings, events, and conferences. The resort is located beside the Commercial and Convention Center called Plaza America and very close to the Varadero Golf Club.


Key factors:
• 490 Rooms in 5 storey building, 7 room categories • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child • Swimming pool • Children’s pool • Whirl pool • Buffet restaurant • 5 À la carte restaurants for dinner: International, Japanese, Charcoal food, Seafood and Steakhouse • 1 À la carte restaurant for lunch: Cuban • Cafeteria • Bars • Fitness centre • Kids play room with video games and Babysitting service ($) • WiFi is available in the rooms 




The 5th floor is dedicated to The Level service guests. It includes an exclusive area with a private bar and cafe, personalized check in and check out, free Wi-Fi and more! When you clients arrive, Melia’s staff will welcome them with a special drink and a wet towel.




What is The Level?
The Level is an exclusive Melia concept that emphasizes superior comfort in terms of accommodation, love for design and detail, personalization and exclusivity. The Level offers the opportunity to add privileges to your clients stay at Melia property.


The Level exclusive amenities:

• Assistance and coordinations
• Reservations, transfers etc
• Daily turndown service
• Exclusive Lounge Reception
• Express laundry service at no extra charge
• Free Wi-Fi connection
• Personalized Check-in and Check-out
• Private VIP Bar Lounge
• VIP bath salts and amenities



7. Melia Internacional

Newly renovated and reopened beachfront Melia Internacional is now a shining star hotel in Varadero. This all-inclusive 5-star property serves both families and adults. The Level service is available for all ages. 

Melia Internacional has an Adults Only section at the resort with private check in and out, lounge area, bar, upgraded rooms and more!




Key factors:
• 946 Rooms in 9 storey building • 6 Swimming pools, jacuzzi • 2 Buffet restaurants • 7 À la carte restaurants: Gourmet ($), Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Tex Mex and Cuban • Snack bars • Ice cream shop • 15 Bars • 2 tennis courts for all guests • Wi-Fi is included for everyone and is available all over the resort


NOTE: This property has just been reopened and is now represented by Hola Sun Holidays!


8. Blau Varadero

Located directly on the beach, the 4-star Blau Varadero offers an unforgettable Cuban experience for adults only.

What sets Blau Varadero apart from other Varadero resorts are their beautiful plant-based decorations. Hanging from the celling to the floor of the resort you can see gorgeous plant leaves and flowers.


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Key factors:
• 395 Rooms • Swimming pools • Jacuzzi • Buffet restaurant • 2 À la carte restaurants • Lobby bar • Pool bar and piano bar • Mini club


Their all-inclusive package includes buffet meals, live music, a la carte restaurants, unlimited drinks, 24/hour snacks, activities such as windsurfing, catamaran, kayak, pedal boats and sailing, one free scuba diving lesson, nightly entertainment and dancing lessons!



Have you picked the perfect resort for your client’s Cuban getaway? Now it’s time to build on these all-inclusive stays with incredible excursions and activities! Check our exclusive guide here as well as what Hola Sun is offering for free in 2020.

Want to learn more about what you and your clients can do in the city of Varadero? Take a look at everything your clients need to know.


All of these properties are represented by Hola Sun Holidays,  for more information or to make a booking please contact Sabrena Dayle at sales@holasunholidays.ca

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