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Hotel Aguas Azules

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Our Opinion
A budget resort in Varadero, the Aguas Azules is only for the brave and budget minded. In Cuba we highly recommend spending a bit more and upgrade to a minimum 4 star resort. It is well worth the money as 3 star resorts in Cuba can be very basic with poor service.
This enormous resort features large landscaped gardens and spacious accommodation. Near the beach is a colourful mini-market with shops and activities; active vacationers will enjoy the watersports, tennis, and use of the gym. Hotel Aguas Azules is great family value for your money - kids up to 6 years stay and eat free all year long!

Location: Beachfront, 40 km from Varadero International, 10 min to Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • jennifer m :
Amazing people, Amazing Ocean, Amazing Vacation...Preciosas Vacaciones!!

Room: not bad at all clean, spacious, nothing fancy good enough I did not go to only sleep. Clean sheets and bathroom that was enough for us. Hotel: beautiful, yes it needs to properly upgrade it. It looks like the tourists that had been there had been ignorant and had destroyed some part of the hotel. Staff: Well my mother teach me to be respectful and kind and if you are not well that's what you get. I'm respectful and kind and that is exactly what I got. Beautiful people respectful and kind very attend full.Ocean: TO DIE FOR!!! THE BEST!!!Bar: WOW NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT!!Security: All over respectful and helpful. Restaurant/Food: Well the General Manager has experience in this category and you can tell by the tasteful food, first time I go to Cuba and had such a delicious meal all the time!! Overall great I will go there AGAIN FOR SURE!! Se les agradece todas las buenas vibras Chicos y chicas ustedes loS hicieron pasar unas vacaciones inolvidable llegamos como turista pero salimos como familia. Si esto llega a manos de su jefe espero que les den a todos ustedes unas felicitaciones por ser tan atentos y buena ondas de todo corazón… LAS CHILENAS SE LES QUIERE!!! Jennifer.

  • Kathy S : Elmira, Canada
Best dining and restaurants in Varadero

We spent a week at this great resort January 9 to 16 2017. This was my 4th visit to Cuba but first time at this resort and I was not expecting much due to the very low cost. My previous 3 trips at other resorts in Cienfuegos and Holguin ... food was often a disappointment !THe food and service here at Starfish was the best by far I've experienced of any resort. (More on food below)Accommodation Our room was in the main building and always nice and cool...perfect temperature for sleeping. Bathroom was spacious and brand new with white shiny tile which made everything feel pristine. Water pressure and temperature (tepid at best) was the only issue but it did the job and the immaculate cleanliness made up for it. The icing on the cake for me was the beautiful palm tree shaded very private balcony. Each night I spent a few minutes breathing in the magic of this resort under the stars and the moon on this quiet balcony feeling so thankful that I was there. Restaurants and foodAs good as the room was....the food was even better!! Best selection of meats, fruit, salads,cheese, desserts, preserves and baked goods every meal and everything was always flavourful and plentiful.. All the wait staff knew our names and I must give special mention to the Head of Food and Beverage -Baltazar. Baltazar was always happy and patient and as busy as I'm sure he was ... he managed to spend time speaking to or greeting each and every guest at some point throughout the day or night. It appeared he was there early in the morning until very late at night.....which is comforting to guests but ......does he ever get time off? We asked wait staff if they served sparkling wine as we were celebrating a special occasion. Although we learned it was not included in the bar...we were pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of bubbly along with two champagne flutes had been delivered to our room.....what a special touch we will never forget! The wait staff and management were always courteous and happy to joke with us. We always felt very special when we entered the dining room each night as they remembered us and seemed genuinely happy to see us again! Also special mention to Ricardo and his waiters...Sports Bar was fun and had great atmosphere which all the guests enjoyed....dancing til late some nights. We were blown away when we approached the Seafood restaurant for our a la carte reservation...not only was the white decor exquisite....but the human trio of statues at the door was a thrill! 5 Stars for creativity there!!I have many many friends who vacation in Cuba who love the country and warmth of Cuban people...but have often found the food to be unsatisfactory in some way.I will be sending them all to this amazing resort so they can experience the delicious food and professional staff who manage and serve. Now that we have discovered Starfish...there is no need to stay anywhere else....favourite resort! The warmth and friendliness of the management and staff here make you want to come back.

  • martin m : Aurora, Canada
This hotel is Broken, very dissapointed, no attention to hygiene

The interior of the hotel is very dirty with no attention to detail, All the hallway carpets were disgusting and I would not let my dog sleep on them. The urinals were out of order, very seldom was there bathroom tissue or towels to dry your hands. Some toilet seats were missing or broken in the lobby, bar, and restaurant areas, The hygiene was very poor. I observed a restaurant worker use the restroom, pee all over the seat not wash his hands after and return to work. They also use the same utensils to handle and serve cooked food after using it to handle raw chicken and pork. Tennis courts have fences knocked over and are unusable, Buffet serves food that is often cold and unrecognizable. It seems the staff do not put water in the steam table. The hot tub and kids pool was not operational in the quite pool area. Mould was in the room bathrooms and on some furniture. Broken ceramic tiles throughout the resort and rooms. Showers have no pressure and is luke warm at best. Beach however is very nice. A $25.00 surcharge is charged if you want to use the room safe. If you really lower your expectations you will most likely be satisfied for the price. However in this case you get what you pay for. Bring some ketchup, peanut butter. and or Jam and snack food. If you book a Havana tour, be leery of the restaurant the guide suggests, it is very expensive and not worth it, I have a feeling kickbacks are made to the guides. Try one of the roadside restaurants in old Havana instead. I hope this helps

  • Geo L : Vancouver, Canada
Thanks to Starfish Varadero

Please forward this message to Wendy Parra Llanes, Public Relations... we just came home from wonderful vacations in your hotel Starfish Varadero.Having said that after our experiences with other Cuban hotels like Breezes Jibacoa, Starfish Cayo Santa Maria, Club Amigo Guardalavaca and others, we are obliged to give you a highest marks. Thank you for your amazing effort to create your hotel for us as a home away from home.Your approach to us and other guests has been proverbially kind and we are ready to recommend your place to our friends. Please say Hello to Ivan, bartender at the beach (his perfect drinks for my wife he called Dona Maria), and entertainment staff, especially the volleyball guys. Once again we highly appreciate your good will and professional, vert friendly effort to help. Thanks again, George & Marie Vancouver, Canada

  • Sandra S :
Grandkids first Beach Visit

We were warned that this was a lower level resort but we wanted a great experience for our children and grandchildren and the grounds, magnificent beach, beautiful pools and amazing entertainment far exceeded our expectations. The grandkids can't wait to go back again next year.

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
  • A la carte dining
  • Unlimited drinks (Local and International brands)
  • Day & night tennis
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boat
  • Catamaran
  • Beach volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Exercise room & sauna
  • Board games
  • Pool table
  • Ping-pong
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Theme nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail

  • 411 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants, dress code & reservations required
  • 7 bars including Snack bar, Main bar, Grill bar
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 1 tennis court on-site (1 lit)
  • Cuban cigar & rum shop
  • Mini-grocery
  • Boutique
  • Salon (fee)
  • Massage (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Horseback riding nearby (fee)
  • Sauna
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • A range of watersports available

Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 double or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • French balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deals - Kids 2-12 stay and eat free when sharing existing room and beds with 1 or 2 adults; pay airfare only. Teens 13-14 pay special all-inclusive rate. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, and wading pool.

Honeymooners - Receive an upgrade to Sea view room, (subject to availability) and a bottle of sparkling wine. Also receive special a la carte dinner. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

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 Aguas Azules
Carretera las Morla Km 14, 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.