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Hotel Los Cactus

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Hotel Los Cactus is a great resort that has all of the elements of a solid resort. The rooms are pleasant and have very little issues. They are also well-stocked and maintained daily by great attentive staff. The layout of the suites is perfect. Everything that you'd need is within reach and not terribly far to get to. There are plenty of food choices available with regards to buffet items. While some complain that there's very little variety, they did change up the items regularly. Good a la carte restaurants as well. Make sure to make reservations at the Italian Restaurant. Great pool area with a nice bar. A beautiful beach area with plenty of activities to do. Make sure to check out the catamaran tours!


Experience total privacy on this 26-acre paradise, perfect for those looking for an adults-only ambiance. The special services, sports facilities, excellent dining options and elegant accommodations will make your stay unforgettable. Signature Vacations exclusively offers the Junior Suite section of the hotel with concierge service for our Club guests.

Location: Beachfront, 35 minutes from Juan Guadalberto Gomez International Airport, 2 hours to Havana and 3 minutes to Varadero.

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  • Val√©ria H :
Perfect holiday for reasonable price!

We spent nearly 2 weeks on this place, which is totally wonderful. The service is perfect, the staff is friendly, polite and nice. Our room was kept clean all the time and the house keeper even left us a lovely letter on our bed to wish a nice holiday to us! The view is stunning from the rooms and the little hummingbird at the lobby is adorable. Generally the flora and fauna is amazing around the hotel. Recommend to anyone who looking for a few peaceful day on the beach.

  • trotty73 : London, United Kingdom
Just above average - 3.999999 since you ask

Nice resort. Had 4 nights here last week. Reception area very nice and cool. There is a bit of restoration work going on but it is not a problem. We had an upstairs room with a garden view and balcony: quite big with lots of space. Beds not too bad on the whole. Coffee machine didn't work and despite mentioning this twice, we didn't get a replacement. Room needed a bit of TLC. There had obviously been some damage from Irma's visit, but there was repair work going on and it is all getting back to normal. We were there when the new restaurant was opened: very nice with lots of room. My one big bugbear - the shower was in the bath. There was a handle to hang on to for getting in, but was no good at all for getting out! There was a supposedly non-slip surface in the bath, but it wasn't and needed a good scrub to get all the soap scum and shampoo off to make it non-slip again. There was a shout of 'little help please' coming from me so hubby had to come in to haul me out.. the older I get the more annoying this feature is...Food plentiful, but...Well, there were a lot of things on offer but I was a bit concerned with the way serving spoons seemed to have multiple uses in places (cross contamination maybe?). From what I picked up here and there, I wasn't the only Brit who noticed this..Waiting staff very good and friendly by the way. It was odd seeing local cats in there and also all the birds hopping about, but what the heck - it's Cuba!!Beach bar was nice and the food was fresh and hot: can recommend the pulled pork roll: lovely, but be quick!Pool was nice - not too much chlorine: local birds were drinking there. Beach was fantastic! Lots of sun, sky, blue warm sea and sand: I can see why people come here - amazing.Top tips: if going into Varadero, catch local hopper bus at roundabout. $5 each for all day right round all the hotels and ending up in town centre; around an hour I guess but a good way to see most of the island. Lots of craft markets, very cheap and most people seem to know a bit of English although Brits are lumped-in with Canadians, but never mind...You will get bitten, despite sprays: take a room plug in as that seems to work. You will be told not to drink local water: they are not kidding people! That also applies to local ice cream - let's just say that it was a long uncomfortable night and leaves you feeling like death warmed up for at least 2 days...Havana airport: there is very little there to eat while waiting for your flight: there are biscuits and chocolate in 'duty free' and the one place that offered 'fast food' just had 2 very sad looking rolls of something or other on offer. It cost $10 for 2 bottles of water and 2 small tubes of pizza pringles! If you can find anything else before you go there, get it!!All in all, not a bad resort: pool area good but the usual early morning towel placing was very much in evidence. Some hot tubs were not in use, but the ones that were didn't have hand rail to help you in, but not really a problem: only trouble is that a 'hot' tub was turned into a boiling (almost) 'hot' tub due to heat and no shade.

  • Anthony B :

After a fun filled few days in Havana we took the coach trip to Varadero and Los Cactus. My first all inclusive holiday so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect in terms of food, activities etc. Have to say all the boxes were ticked, beach is a must and certainly the most beautiful I've been to. I had read to take Bubba Mugs beforehand however did not, once you order a drink you will understand why these are a must (fortunately a generous couple when leaving gave theirs to our group!). Rooms are more than adequate and the resort is well set out. My only downside to the hotel is the food, whilst I found things to eat everyday I wasn't overly impressed. The buffet would be where I advise to head to, the on site Cuban and Italian were massive disappointments. Staff are friendly and the entertainment is a giggle. Pool is huge and you will no doubt spend a lot of time here where the weather is on point. All in all a winner.

  • Maria M :
Fantastic for a 4 star

This hotel I had no complaints . I only had adoration for the wonderful staff. I was there during hurricane Irma. We were evacuated from Kawama where i did not feel welcomed at the staff were miserable the rooms were bad i was not the least bit compelled to tip. Coming to Los Cactus was a huge upgrade and despite the circumstance the staff at Los Cactus were amazing . Very down to earth caring , they were so concerned about making us feel safe and comfortable . When we arrive around 9 pm there was minimum 500 of us in the lobby hot hungry tired scared. I thought for sure we would be there all night . Only 2 people working at the front desk and for bell boys . To my surprise they got everyone processed, fed and in their rooms I'd say in less than 2 hours. I was amazed. The rooms were BIG bright moden and beautiful . The 2 story stacked townhouse like building was solid . I felt safe. The Saturday when the hurricane officially hit us they surprised us once again . Staff risked their lives to deliver food and water out to each room . They deserve so much recognition . Im definitely going back to that resort. Everything happens for a reason .

  • Truck_MG : Woking, United Kingdom

Plus side was hotel was not over full so could use kayaks, peddleo's on the beach, get beds by pool. Beach was very good. Only over 14 aloud. I liked the Italian restaurant. Worst point was the place was filthy. Apart from cleaning the marble in reception for whole week. First room we we given was a complete state example mouldy curtains. To be fair they moved us to another room when we complained, and gave us free dinner in Restaurants. Gym was a health risk. Basic cleaning is missing look at the windows in the restaurant. On the welcome letter it says do not tip. But the statement is crossed out.

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
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  • 3 meals daily
  • Snacks 24 hours
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited drinks (International brands, domestic beer, wine with lunch)
  • 1 a la carte dinner/specialty restaurant per week (dress code & reservations may be required)
  • Whirlpools
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersking
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson (reservations required, lessons based on availability)
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 270 rooms in eleven 2 and 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian, Grill/BBQ, and Cuban (dress code & reservations may be required)
  • 6 bars including Beach bar and Pool bar
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Sun lounges & towels
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities
  • 4 lit tennis courts
  • Fine jewelry shop
  • Sauna
  • 3 Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Dive shop on-site
  • A range of watersports available¬†
  • Internet (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee/tea maker

Gardenview Junior Suite

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • 220V (converters needed)
  • Max occupancy 2 persons

Oceanview Junior Suites

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • 110/220V (converters needed)

Gardenview Suites

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Living room
  • Sofa bed
  • 110V (converters needed)
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Honeymooners - Receive upgrade to Suite or better view, (if available at check-in) bottle of wine and late checkout (if available). Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate 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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Breezes Varadero
Carretera de las Americas, Km 3.5, 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.