Blau Marina Varadero

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Our Opinion

A very pleasant resort in Varadero. The Blau Marina Resort is a great resort that offer luxurious amenities. Tons of food choices. The buffet items are probably the freshest of the lot. There are also plenty of a la carte restaurants as well. OK drink choices. The bars very rarely keep top-shelf items, so the drinks taste rather watered down. Great rooms that are well-maintained and cleaned regularly. The service from the team can vary. However, the majority of staff members are pleasant and attentive. There are plenty of activities offered, so you'll never have a shortage of things to do. Amazing beach location with plenty of loungers. One of the better choices to stay in Varadero.

The Blau Marina is located on a beautiful two-kilometre-long stretch of white-sand beach and turquoise waters; nature lovers will enjoy strolling the beautiful gardens throughout the hotel's spacious grounds. Located across from Marina Gaviota, the most important Sea Point in Cuba and minutes from the Punta de Hicacos Ecology Park.

Location: Directly on the beach, 35 min from the Varadero airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Kim May C : Geneva, Switzerland
no animations, 10% of the hotel open only, A DISASTER

We booked trough a travel agency, after Irma, we wrote directly just to know if some part of the hotels were touched.They replied no, it was a complete lie, well the hotel was not touch by Irma but was under reconstruction completely.when we arrived they said they upgrade us to the privilage part. We had a baby, it was only for adults, no baby chair of bed.We arrived at 6 pm the lady from the publi relations was there she said she didn't understand us because we were in the luxury part of the hotel. She said exceptionnaly babies are welcome as privilege and you have lots of activities.We got to the restaurant, on the menu there was only 3 plates of the 20 because at 8 am they ran out of food the waitress said plus children were not allowed.The staff was completely incompetent smoking and drinking as clients at the bar.After the disaster of the restaurant, we tried the buffet, it hadn't been cleaned in a month I think, same buffet at dinner, breakfast and lunch without changing platesDO NOT GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Darryl L :
Solo short trip in November 2016

Overall, I am very satisfied with the hotel and my stay. I am not a picky traveler, nor do I fuss over the little things as I expect a clean bed, working AC, edible food, respectable staff and all around welcoming facilities. All of the previously noted I received.The not so great:* Check in was slow and delayed delayed delayed. By the time I was able to get to my awesome room in the first building to the right of the main lobby (absolutely awesome location except for being across from the club but that didnt bother me), I was so very very drunk from sitting around and doing nothing but drink beer after beer.* No single CuCs everytime I asked for change. Made tipping a little expensive but also more sparse than I would liked.* Food was okay. Most restaurants closed or not available to me, but I am also the type to be quite fine at the buffet. I never went hungry but the service was poor at best. Breakfast was the best and I wish I could remember the name of the fellow who cooked up the eggs/omelettes etc as he was amazingly friendly and outgoing.* Entertainment was good I guess but not my thing.The better or oh so great:* Sergio in the lobby bar. 'Nuff said. I never waited for a drink or coffee when he was around.* Room was clean and everything I needed.* Room bar was always stocked and ready for me.* THE most amazing beach I have seen in Varadero to date.*Sergio: Did i mention that?* The pools were great and I was more than happy sitting alone at the adult pool with work in hand and never without drink or water.All in all: Would I stay here again? The answer is yes and I hope my experience is equally quiet and comforting.Darryl

  • contrarian99 : Toronto, Ontario
Needs a lot of improvments

Good: Beach is very close and nice, Food was actually good. Pools were clean.Bad: Room was old and dirty; very dirty in common areas. Ugly:Mosquitoes were terrible. My young son got bit over 50 times!Smoke everywhere – not very nice for non-smokers and young children.

  • Yuderki C : Lakeland, Florida
Not a good place for vacation

The hotel is not working a 100% maibe a 40% first the beach is not good is some one like to go to a good hotel and resort with nice beach more nice than varadero go to Meliá las dunas cayo Santa Maria you never go to forget is a very at varader this was real bad a snack bar supost to be we some food for kids and adults was real bad .no plastic glasses for beer at pool by the time

  • Peg D : Mount Brydges, Canada
New name Barcelo Marina Palace

Absolutely love this property. We chose a building farther away so we could enjoy the walk. They accomodate our request for a ground floor room. Food was better than expected even though we watched ladies taking whole cheese chunks from the buffet.Take strong bug spray with deep. Even so, we were unable to stay long at the evening entertainment. The bugs were voracious. Maybe they will spray. Morning coffee at Hemmingway's was a tradition.

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
  • 2 a la carte dinners/week, reservations required 
  • 24 hr Domestic & select International drinks
  • Non-motorized watersports, limited hours:
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Aquabikes
  • Catamarans
  • Diving clinic (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
  • Use of bicycles
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Putting green
  • Board games
  • Fitness centre
  • Spanish lessons
  • Cuban cooking & Cuban cocktail lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 548 Junior Suites
  • Buffet restaurants
  • 5 a la carte restaurants (Spanish, Cuban, Italian, Seafood, International [exclusive to guests of the Cayo Libertad section only], dress code & reservations required
  • 1 BBQ/grill
  • Snack bar
  • Several bars including Pool bar
  • Disco
  • 3 pools
  • Putting green
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Spa with Shiatsu/Reiki massage services, sauna, Jacuzzi & relaxation area
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutiques
  • Central safety deposit box (fee)
  • Currency exchange
  • Post office
  • Photoshop
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 2 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • 220V electrical current, adaptor required

Oceanview Junior Suites include:

  • Same as above with ocean view
  • Wheelchair accessible suites also available, please inquire

Kids Deal - 2 Children Stay & Eat Free 12 years & under. Applicable to Junior Suite Cayo Libertad only.

For the Kids - Children ages 0-5 can enjoy the Baby Club and Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy the Kids' Club, children's pool, and playground. Babysitting subject to availability (fee).

Exclusive Prestige Club - All the all-inclusive features plus: Exclusive reception area and check-in/out, welcome letter, rooms located closest to the beach, bathrobes in room & bottle of rum upon arrival, in-room mini-bar restocked daily with water, soft drinks, beer & chocolate bars, 24 hr room service, in-room beach towel/umbrella service, nightly turn-down service, safety deposit box included, VIP amenities, 1 additional a la carte dinner per week at specialty restaurants, and Transat weekly beach party.

Upgrade Bonus - For a surcharge, upgrade to a Cayo Libertad Junior Suite located on a private island in an exclusive section of the hotel. Upgrade includes: express private check-in service, 24-hour Concierge service, unlimited a la carte dining for all meals, oceanview room with interactive tv, ice delivery service 24 hours, internal transfers 24 hours, private transfers from the airport, use of bathrobes, unlimited premium brand beverages, non-motorized watersports, turn down service, unlimited use of sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi, access to all facilities on Cayo Libertad Royal Island. Please inquire for prices.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a complimentary room upgrade to oceanview (subject to availability at check-in), express check-in, a bottle of rum or sparkling wine, romantic dinner for 2, late check out (subject to availability). Request at time of booking, Proof of marriage required at check-in.

Wedding Package - Package available. Inquire for details.

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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Blau Marina Varadero Resort
Autopista Sur final Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 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.