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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  • Susan N : Burlington, Canada
Lovely resort in a beautiful setting.

My husband and myself just returned from a wonderful week’s stay at this beautiful resort in Cuba. This was our first visit to this resort but fourth visit to the Province of Holguín. We were especially pleased with the way diners dressed for dinner -no tees, ragged jeans or shorts. Nice classy atmosphere! A La Carte restaurants were worth booking especially the Mediterranean. Ambiance and service outstanding. Food in all restaurants was beautifully presented and tasty. The food at this resort was superior to other Cuban resorts previously visited. We upgraded our accommodation to a Bungalow using a coupon presented on arrival. We liked being on the perimeter of the resort looking over the forested areas, making it very private. This resort would appeal to adults who want a quieter atmosphere, upgraded lodging and services - all in a beautiful setting,

  • olly1983 : portsmouth
Amazing place!

Got back today from here and I must say it is amazing! I'm not too precious when it comes to Hotels but will say this place is by far the best beach destination I have visited. The food is amazing and catered continuously for my vegetarian girlfriend. Even in the restaurants where everything is meat or fish based. Just ask at the booking counter and they will cater for you :) The Japanese restaurant was fantastic. The pool is very clean and there were always sun beds. The beach is phenomenal. Lots to do including pedalos, catamaran, scuba diving, kayaks, pool tables, table tennis and tennis(all included in the price). The rooms are spacious and have irons in(a big thing for me ha). The staff work really hard. Very special mention for Luis at the pool bar, Noemi in the buffet restaurant and Dixan who was usually in the buffet restaurant in the evening and gardening during the day. He is the most hardworking person I have ever met and makes you realise how good our lives are. He was always heppy and went out of his way to make sure we were happy and looked after. Our maid Esdelvis was also amazing, friendly, kind, caring and attentive. They are a credit to the hotel :)Word definitely recommend this place. It was a mini paradise :)

  • grandmasg : Guelph, Canada
7th visit

My 86 year old mom and I were at this resort for the 7th time at the end of October. It was every bit as amazing as the other 6 visits. ALL of the Royal Service staff are fantastic - very attentive, nothing is too much trouble. Our butler, Hector made sure everything ran smoothly and anticipated our every need. Special thanks to the RS driver Leandro. He moved the golf cart back and forth many times to ensure my mom did not have to step up any higher than necessary - this was much appreciated. Cannot speak too highly about this resort and we will be back soon.

  • Cynthia B : North Bay, Canada
Missed Already.

We Miss Paradisus Rio Dr Oro already. So badly that I dreamt about it this past week- literally. It's a beautiful place and we would go back over and over again. 5 Stars and the most natural and environmentally friendly resort I have been to.

  • sultanofsin007 : Montreal, Canada
Nice setting.great pool.good food

5 star.great food.nice kids.spread out.lovely rooms.great to great beach Esmeralda.good security.played chess near the nain walkway.champagne lways near reception.stayed in the main could stay in villas.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.