Gran Caribe Sun Beach

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Our Opinion
Not beachfront but a decent budget hotel. Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.

If you are looking for a holiday of relaxation and simplicity, then look no further. The Gran Caribe Sun Beach is the best 2.5-star value in Varadero.  

Location: In the centre of the town of Varadero, a very short walk (about 80 metres) to the beach.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tasha G :
If you want to enjoy your vacation DO NOT go here

Having backpacked through Thailand and Cambodia I have stayed in some pretty rustic places; however, this tops them all. Dirty rooms, huge line ups for very mediocre food (which gave both myself and my boyfriend food poisoning), rude staff who aren't accomodating and the list goes on. I read the reviews before going but thought how bad could it be? Turns out VERY. It's a shame Sunwing supports and promotes this resort in their packages. Never again.

  • Glen G : Ardglass, United Kingdom
16 Years visiting Cuba and worst i have seen

This place is the biggest Dump in cuba . i actually went and slept on the beach due to the rooms being so filthy. there was cockroaches having a party on the floor in the room when we open the door, the toilet had poo allover it. the staff were scruffy and stank , the reception was rude the manageress even ruder , especially the little bald one who thinks he is tony Montana, the porters were sitting around smoking in the lobby scruffy as hell , the bar in lobby did not sell beer , there was people pissing in the pool openly as the toilet was to far away there was cat poo allover the grounds , i could go on and on

  • fiddlehead56 : cascapedia quebec
15th time at Sunbeach hotel.

Fifteen times at this hotel and still loving it.As always, the staff and management are great. The retro style rooms are very clean.Because of its location in town, it's the perfect place to stay to be close to lots of restaurants and sidewalk cafes and also the huge market with local crafts and pretty much anything you can think of. The beach is just across the street and is known to be the best in Varadero. It was our first time going there in November and the weather was perfect all week. Heading back to Sunbeach for 2 weeks in march...

  • m19660102 : Toronto, Canada
The worst place in Cuba

We were there in July 2017. We were the only Canadians(3) there. From the front desk to the rooms and restaurant were filthy dirty. Huge lineups to eat and fights. They prefer locals as I was told that they pay more than us. The room needed renovation badly. The maid would mop the floor in 5 minutes and no sweeping. We had to hear her sobbing stories , but she wore fancy outfits after cleaning the rooms!!! I would never go there again.

  • MariaTma : Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Not a nice experience

We came here for some coffee in the morning and decided to stay for breakfast and it was terrible. It's an all inclusive resort and you could tell by the quality of the food. Dirty plates and cutlery and tasteless food. Fruit, cheese and ham did not seem fresh. My sister went to the bathroom and asked the cleaning lady that was cleaning the bathrooms for some toilet paper as there was none the cleaning lady said that that was not included and we needed to speak to the manager to ask for this?????? I would never book a room here that is for sure!

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 plus snack
  • Pizzeria
  • Domestic drinks (except at lobby bar)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaks
  • Catamaran
  • Pool games
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 15% discount at Ranchon Bellamar Restaurant
  • 272 rooms
  • International buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Disco
  • Live entertainment
  • Pool
  • Children's pool
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Shops

Hotel Rooms include:

  • Two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Living area with couch
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deals - 1 child up to 12 years stays and eats free when sharing with 2 adults.

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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Hotel Gran Caribe Sunbeach
Calle 17 e/ 1ra y 3ra, 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.