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Paradisus Rio de Oro

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Paradisus lives up to its name at this luxurious, bungalow-style hotel that looks like paradise, set between Playa Esmeralda and three picturesque small coves called 'Las Caleticas' - perfect for those who want to take advantage of the free wedding offer. You will not want to leave - while dining is pure pleasure at the Paradisus, widely known for its excellent food and drinks! There are no restrictions in the restaurants - enjoy lobster and shrimp at the sumptuous buffet - and toast with a glass of champagne at any one of the bars. A great spot for honeymooners and couples who want to pamper themselves with spacious accommodation, impeccable service and an atmosphere of serenity.
Location: On the beach, 5 min to Guardalavaca, 60 min from the airport.

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  • Paola M :
Perfect time to relax

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it was perfect! We've been to many other places in the Caribbean but this hotel has something very especial. It's not brand new but the service is excellent (we were offered a romantic diner by the beach to celebrate our anniversary without even asking for it!), the beach is amazing (great place for snorkelling), the food is good and the activities are just perfect if you're not looking to party a lot (yoga, aqua aerobics, musical evenings and even beach party one night but no loud music at the beach or beer pong / silly games etc..).I would highly recommend this hotel for couples looking to relax and get unplugged (literally as the internet is only available at the lobby). There were a lot of 60+ guests (I am 30 years old...) but it only helped to create an even more relax atmosphere.Thanks a lot to everyone, we had a great time!

  • Brian A :
Very beautiful resort and great staff made for a great holiday.

I have stayed at this hotel many times (> 15, due to business, going and coming from work location). The last time was in 2012. It is so much nicer after the renovations that they went through. Service was excellent, rooms (even the "cheap" one i stayed in) is very nice, extremely comfortable. The management was excellent. Staff was there for every little need. It may be a little more expensive then other resorts in this area, but you immediately find out why. The have an excellent spa that was extremely relaxing. I can't say enough good things about this resort. Other then my common law spouse has started planning a destination wedding here next year. I personally couldn't think of a better place to do it. 5 Stars all the way

  • natureloverKomoka : Komoka Canada
Paradise is Right!!

My husband and I stayed here from Feb. 1st to the 14th. We had the most wonderful relaxing time. Everything was perfect for us. We really needed some R&R. Our room was what we requested, on the 2nd floor corner room with the updated bathroom. King size bed. Building number 12. Loved the decor. Our maids did a very efficient job. We drink a lot of water and the water and coffee guys keep us well supplied. Tried all of the restaurants. Our favourite was the Mediterranean and the Japanese. I was able to book the restaurants on line and when we got to the hotel the gentlemen had them all reserved for us. It was my husbands birthday on the 7th and he placed us at the show table in the Japanese restaurant. Also they had a cake for him and a stem of Glads (flower). He liked it very much. Nice surprise. We can't remember all of the names of the waitress and waiters. They all where very personal and nice and friendly. Very excellent staff from the gardeners to the maids. One quality specialist I had dealt with was Dunieski he was great. He got me a drive for the day for a surprise for my husbands birthday day trip out. The car was an 58 Opal. The same year my husband was born ..COOL! The drive/ guide was very nice. We had a wonderful day. For the entertainment...we only seen the water ballet which was really good and just the beginning of the other entertainment. White night was neat to see.We where very tired by the end of the days. We also get up early in the morning to have coffee on the balcony. As for the food ,we where satisfied. Good food and I didn't get sick once from anything. Not even the water. HURRY!!The food could of been a little hotter though in the buffet. As for the birds...there where only a few flying around. No complaints here from us. We are used to Jungle Lodges that are open air with birds and snakes and other critters coming in. We love nature. You just have to be careful where you set and where they may of dropped their feces.The beach was fantastic and for the Snorkling it was great. We swam out to the wedding gazebo and then farther out to sea and saw wonderful coral and different species of fish. Loved it!!!As for going to the Paradisus again...we might if the price is right for one week. This trip was for my retirement and we hardly ever go to the same place twice.This resort is a 5 star for us. Way to go Paradisus!!!! Everything was perfect.

  • nicktosques : Montreal, Quebec
Second visit - It keeps getting better!

Although the property is not one of the newest - it is in my opinion so well maintained that it doesn't show its' age. The constant improvements and the tremendous service made our stay simply outstanding. The attention to the customers needs and follow-up allows the guests to truly be on vacation and without stress. People always criticise the food in Cuba - but we have eaten some of the best meals that far surpass some of restaurants in Montreal. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • AJAVaquero : Moose Jaw, Canada
Paradise in every respect

SERVICE was outstanding starting at check in. We were served sparkling wine and imediately given a ride to our room. The maid kept our room clean and beautiful. The breakfast buffet was full of great food and smiley server faces. The cooks generally greeted you wth a smile with Yadira giving the biggest welcome smile you may ever see. The beach and pool restaurants were great with a slight wait to get a table a few times ,which reinforces the fact they were great and very popular. The a la cartes were very romantic with great food and service. We went to all 4 a la cartes with no preferences. The entertainer managers, Danny and Livan were always around to provide help and a welcoming smile. Dixon, who seems to do almost everything around the resort, including bird calls, made us feel welcome and appreciated most every day.The ROOM was beautiful and kept very clean. Fridge was restocked every day. The only disapointment was we had requested a king bed but our room had two double beds. The hotel was very busy and did not have another option for us. You may want to email the hotel directly if a king bed is important to you. We were return guests but not sure our tour operator had passed that on to the hotel. The room had a recently upgrade bathroom. The room was in the 2400 block and close to everything.LOCATION and AMENITIES were great. The snorkeling is amazing and is only 50 meters or so off the main beach in relatively shallow water. The beach is beautiful and clean with nice sand and a few stones. Entertainment stage is well designed with pretty much unlimited seating. The pool is incredible with an ocean view from much of it. The bars were close and served more than enough good drinks.The BEST is the cuban servers who generously pass on their smiles to everyone. The beach and snorkeling are amazing. Dancing in the lobby area was fun for everyone. The food is great and accomodations fantastic. The LEAST appreciated feature was the two double beds instead of a King bed. The beach volley ball area was a thin layer of sand on cement surface which did limit your moves. It would be really nice to have beach volley ball on the beach.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 24 hr room service
  • Unlimited Domestic beer & select International brand drinks 24 hrs
  • House wine w/meals
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks & beer
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool once/person/week
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Sauna
  • Exercise room
  • Horseback riding nearby (reservations required)
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 294 rooms in several 16 one & two-storey villas
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Japanese, Mediterranean, Creole and International, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 5 bars including a Swim-up bar
  • Room service 24 hrs
  • 1 free-form pool
  • Jacuzzis
  • 3 tennis courts (3 night-lit)
  • Boutiqes
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Dive school
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
Junior Suites include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Living area
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (converter & adaptor required)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Superior Junior Suites
  • Same as the Junior Suites but more spacious
  • Located in single-storey villas
  • 'Al fresco' - private outdoor showers on a private terrace
Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (based on availability at time of check-in), private check-in, flowers in room upon arrival, fruit basket & bottle of cava wine, breakfast in bed morning after arrival, romantic dinner for 2, and chambermaid service 11am-3pm. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required at check-in.

Wedding Packages - Minimum number of guests required, please inquire for details.

Seniors' Bonus - Senior's Discount available for 55+. Save up to $145 per senior per week. Date restrictions apply.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa
Playa Esmeralda, Crta Guardalavaca, Holguin 007 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.