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Naviti Varadero

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Our Opinion
The Naviti Varadero Resort is a great resort for travelers looking for a spot with an amazing beach. The remaining elements of the resort has very little to be desired. The properties are outdated, but maintained regularly, which isn't a big issue. The rooms are adequate and are cleaned regularly. The staff is pleasant and attentive. They'll try their best in accommodating your needs. There are OK buffet items. The resort has a separate area for a kids pool and activity area. Good variety of nightly entertainment, especially the Michael Jackson show.
Overview
This resort offers exceptional comfort and service in a superb beachfront location. The Naviti Varadero Resort offers a superior all inclusive plan, ocean-view and bungalow-style rooms, specialty restaurants, including à la carte and buffet options, a kids club and private beach club, and nearby golf at Varadero Golf Club. And for those looking to tie the knot, romantic couples can take advantage of the resort's comprehensive wedding and honeymoon packages.

Location: On a superb stretch of private beach over 1 kilometre long. Approximately 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 1waterLily : Vancouver, Canada
Not Impressed

Ok, many things have already been said about this resort so it is only JUST opinions by those who visited. First, the not so good: yes the renovations are on-going and will always be on-going. This resort is SO big that once they get it almost complete they will need to start over again as thing will always be in need of repair. My room at the beachclub section was redone but there was a slow leak from the toilet that slipped into the bathroom floor and gave off urine smell. The new shower drained slowly and water still there in morning. My mattress older. They are painting, however when the workers spill paint on anything it just stays there, on the tiles, on the plants, on the walls; not a professional job. Plus you find them sleeping in areas in the afternoon in the resort grounds. Second, the main pool was so over chlorinated that it stung the eyes. Third, the young main at reception (Yesmany) was NOT helpful. I told him I had a bad back did my room have a new mattress, he tried to up-sell me a room in the main building. I already paid $1500.00 +$120 for insurance (single) garden view (no ocean) so didn't need to pay another $120.00 for a different room, NOT impressed. Lastly, the food, (I work in this profession) at the buffet lots of the same things for breakfast, lunch and dinner, general repeat, repeat, repeat. The pizza is terrible, the desserts were disappointing. The gal that did cook the fish & chicken at the grill did a great job. However, the fish was hit and miss at the other grill depending on who cooked it. The juice was not pure; wine cheap. The beef patties like cardboard. The salad bar section was unusual and often strange combos; hot vegetable where very bland like the yams and plantains and Brussels sprouts. Some good: the ice cream, breads & pastries, the grill chicken, the buffet chicken, and most pork dishes. Did the international special dinner the pork good but way too small portion. They were out of the onion soup (how can you be out of such a simple thing) and the tiramisu. My maid was fantastic gal who did a great job Yarisa (sp?) was her name. Yes, the staff at the Cohiba bar were good and made wonderful drinks (got lots of tips too). Juan F at the swim up bar was excellent, even keep his cool and smiled all the time when surrounded all day by drunk Canadians. The gardeners do a great job. The evening lobby entertainment was fanatic, better than the 9:30 shows. The BEACH and water are indeed the best part of this area. However, I do not feel this resort will ever make it to a 5* as the Blue resort down the street, I checked 2 years ago is a 5* or higher. Would I go back??? If the food changes, the front desk get better manners, and the price drops to what people in Montreal get for $700.00. Pick Beach club if you want quiet and if you like to walk off your meal. Don't pay more than $900/per person for a week or pick somewhere else.

  • Gurpreet G :
Perfect Combination of Deep Rest and Fun!

Fabulous sums up my trip! I was at the resort from Feb. 4 - 19, 2017 and experienced exactly what I was hoping for -- the first week, my goal was to deeply rest, resource, and to nourish my Being after a stressful 6 months, and I got just that. We'd booked the oceanview room (Room 6303 in Building 1) and the ocean's crystal blue waters were our constant companion along with the waves crashing into the shoreline -- sometimes gentle waves, other times, crashing into the shore.The food is the best I've had in Cuba -- they have a huge variety, there was flavour, and it was delicious. I highly recommend trying out their squash (omg, so good!) and their tomato soup! Their chicken is fabulous and the grilled fresh fish is amazing (and I usually don't eat fish!) :) Breakfast, get Reyland to make you an omelette!The beach -- A-freak'ing-mazing!!! Beach chairs are always available as is both sun and shade, if you have a preference.The second week there, I moved into room 6301 as my family was arriving -- it's a triple and has a fabulous view from two sides!! Having rested the previous week, I had the energy to head out into town for some entertainment and dancing at Calle 62. The staff, from the managers to the cleaning crew, all continued to be amazing.Feral kitties -- there are about 4 different feral cats on the property and the resort allows their presence (yay!). One, who we named Charlie, is a sweet little kitten faced white cat with grey spots -- he's super friendly and will cuddle with you. He likes his chicken over fish any day :) The others are more feral and scared of humans but enjoy some food all the same.The Cuban restaurant -- try the "sweet milk" dessert. I still dream of it!Wifi -- is hit or miss but who wants to be connected while on the beach anyways?! ;) You need to buy a wifi card from the front desk for 2 CUC which will give you an hour of internet time. Ensure that you disconnect your wifi (turn it off) before walking away or you'll lose the balance remaining on your 1 hour wifi card. The mojito bar has the best connection and there's usually no one there.Cohiba Bar -- Beatrix and Manuela rock it!! As do Milady, Reynaldo, and Yolanas! You can get your cafe con leche made here throughout the day too in addition to other libations. Great place to meet other resort guests!The first week, the resort was lightly populated and I loved the quiet atmosphere. The second week, there were more people but no biggie.Additional shoutouts: to Juan the room manager, Ziad the hotel manager, Alejandro the lifeguard at the ocean pool, Juan Carlos the beach chair helper, Omar the consulting chef from Lebanon, Dayani our room maid, Reynad the gardener, Elvis at the bar, Juan F. at the ocean pool bar, Arturo at the beach, and everyone who greeted us with warm smiles every single day! Some suggestions for the resort:1) For those who have crazy early morning departing flights (ours was at 3:30 a.m.), allow people to stay in their rooms until 7 p.m. as a courtesy. This one change will go a LONG way in guest appreciation.2) Hot water -- label on the shower wall that the hot water is to the right, where we would normally expect there to be cold water. It took me 3 days to figure this out.3) Air out the blankets -- it'll help freshen them up.4) Decks of playing cards -- have them available to purchase at the store in the resort! This resort is not a party resort. It's quieter. It's family friendly and also caters to an older crowd. We were a group whose age ranged from early 20s through mid 50's and we all found Naviti to be perfect. Some suggestions for guests:1) It's Cuba -- they do their very best with what they have. If you want glitz and opulence, look elsewhere.2) Private taxi with driver and and English speaking tour guide -- instead of taking the tour bus to Havana, we made arrangements through the excursions desk for a private car instead. Our tour guide, Misley, speaks fabulous English and is excellent as a tour guide as is Roberto, the driver! They will pick you up at the hotel at the designated time of your choice, ask to stop at the Yamuri Overlook for the BEST pina colada's ever, and the rest of the day unfolds at the pace you desire. We paid 130 CUCs for 2 people, and 150 CUCs for a second trip with 4 people, plus tip if you so desire -- left at 8:30 a.m. and returned at around 6 p.m. Our second trip, we left at around 9:30 a.m. and returned at 8:00 p.m. 3) Beach towel -- I was super happy to have brought my own! Easy to identify my beach chair :)4) Tips -- not necessary but you could help better someone's life. We would tip 1 CUC for each meal, tipped 20 CUC for the room made at the end of my 2 week stay -- but we also kept our eyes out for those who people may not notice as much such as the beach chair guy, the gardener, the omelette maker...5 CUCs can make a huge difference for them.5) Friendly, appreciative men -- it's Cuba and not Canada, men will inform you of their appreciation of you. No need to get frustrated or to feel unsafe. No one is going to make any unwanted moves on you. Be receptive in their appreciation (as in can you take in their appreciation of you), thank them, and all is well.6) Human to Human -- we brought some clothes, medications, chocolate, and shoes that we shared amongst some of the staff -- but again, look for those who may get overlooked. 7) Bring a deck of cards with you! 8) Bring a re-fillable, re-usable mug with you for your beverages! Eco-friendly and less trips to the bar! :) Friendly staff. Friendly guests -- we made some sweet friends! Amazing beach and food. Safe both at the resort and in Varadero.As for the negative comments, listen, you can always find negative if you want to -- at the end of the day, this is Cuba, not Vegas. Nor is it Mexico. I can't wait to go back!XOXO

  • angelikasidi : Cobourg, Canada
Beyond expectations Wow! Best ever in Cuba!

We were there Jan 7 -14th. I was worried first people had different reviews. I was scared to tell my husband about it. But let me tell you our experience. it will blow your mind. Check our pictures. Above average! We traveled with Air Transat in time good service. That day we were the only one to get off at Naviti. When we stepped into Naviti we were absolutely surprised. Clean simply beautiful no others looks like this. They offered a room which was stunning. The pictures will tell you a 1000 words. The resort so clean so beautiful it was unbelievable. The service was absolutely excellent. I would like to say thank you, especially Couple of people in the resort. The were absolutely wonderful, professional, outstanding, these 2 gave there hearts to everyone.Leomary and Yeisel the 2 ladies were taking care of the dancing, sportsevents on the beach. They always went beyond the hours, kindness, funniest people. There were truelly taking care of any of us. When time was coming they were coming and talk to us one by one, you could not say No to them, and after all have fun. It was not matter you were a kid, grandma or teenager. I hope Naviti going keep them for ever, they are a most valuable people in the resort.I would like to say Thank also to one of the bartender at the beach, his name tag sad Elvis. He is so honest looking after everyone's belongings. I left accidentally something on the bar, 2 young ladies try to take them, and he study up for it, and let me know. This is what I am talking about. He could not care less, but he did care. Thank You Elvis. Elegant bar, perfect people! Let me tell you about Naviti, They treat you like family, drink and take the kindness. I know nothing is perfect and we are travellers are not perfect ethers. Cubans they are people with the heart, working for there families. I wish we could have these people in the hospitality business in North America. So Thank You Naviti, thank you for your best resort in Varadero, we are going to come sooner than you think. You become our family!

  • ILewington :
Naviti is beautiful resort and amazing beach

We had so much fun at this place. This hotel is under construction stage, getting very close to completion.It's has modernized and has very nice features. The staff services makes it really special. Thanks to the Juan, manager for the rooms. He was making sure that guests are happy.These were the nice and modern rooms we have ever experienced in Cuba. The comfort of the rooms we found to be similar what we experienced at Mayan Riviera.Beach was beautiful and private. Pools were clean but Unheated, nice for hot days.Nice variety of bars, our favourite was COHIBA bar!! Special people working very hard there!! We are missing them!!Also,beach Bar with excellent service, his name was Ronaldo. The buffet restaurants was great with nice variety of foods. The alacarte were not the best... only one we like International. Others were with the very low customer service. The beach restaurant was good during the day. The entertainment is only adult oriented with very little punctuality and no professionalism.And no list of entertainment to be found. Very little was done for children. At the beach there were no activities. We did not find this a big deal but there is a huge difference in comparison to Hotels near by that have activities all day, and also offer completions with the rewards.Gym was old and needed to be updated. Other than above we would come back to this hotel to enjoy the beach and comfort of the rooms. Also, quality of the rooms were above our expectations.Thank you To all hard working staff at this resort Ivanna and Kevin.

  • fred8o : Canada
most interactive staff at any resort i have been at

hello I had to write this review as I have read many negative comments after I booked my trip. well lets see it started with the shuttle ride to the resort very informative from the speaker as he answered all questions and gave history about every place we paced along the way. entering the hotel lobby greeted with a welcome drink and welcome to naviti directed to the check-in desk even though I arrived at 12 my check-in was 4pm checked my bags with no worries and off I go to see the resort till my room was ready. I was impressed with the renovations very modern and clean with a huge chandelier hanging from the ceiling in front of the marble stairs can you say royalty. the grounds were clean pool crystal clear and main building has many walkways to the beach which mirrors the resort. everything was easy and well marked to find well lighted for night walking to the nightly shows as I found them entertaining. all employees were very helpful and interactive the best I have ever met at any resort food was enjoyable. as I will be returning again never have been to any resort twice but this one I will. hola Yolanda, Eduardo and liosmary thankyou for the positive experience

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).

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hour snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations (once per week/restaurant)
  • Unlimited House Wine with dinner, Domestic beer and drinks until 11pm
  • Lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas (pool/beach)
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing & Sunfish lessons (extra fee)
  • Scuba diving (extra fee)
  • Archery
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Exercise room (daytime)
  • Aerobics
  • Use of bicycles
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco, local drinks included
  • Beachfront resort with 503 rooms
  • 1 Buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian and Seafood, dress code and reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars including beach and pool bars
  • Cigar bar with live music
  • 1 large free-form pool
  • Tennis courts (lights extra)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Postal service, fax and internet (fee)
  • 'Pueblo Cubano' entertainment village with shops, restaurant and live entertainment (fee)
Standard Rooms include:
  • 1 queen or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar stocked with water, beer and soft drinks
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathrooms or bathrooms with shower only
  • Hairdryer 220V (adapter required)
  • Balcony or terrace (some rooms)
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Standard Oceanview Rooms also available
Kids Deal - One child 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing a room with 1 or 2 adults, pay for airfare only.

For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4-12 including Playground. One free hour of baby-sitting per week between 7pm-12am (reservations required). Charged baby-sitting subject to availability.
Honeymooners - Receive: Welcome cocktail, 1 bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket in the room upon arrival, One massage discount 20% in the Beauty Salon, Complimentary room upgrade to Ocean View (subject to availability), Turn down service daily. *Please request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required at check-in. Subject to change.
Wedding Packages - Please inquire.
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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  • Naviti Varadero
    Varadero,Cuba

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Naviti Varadero
Autopista Sur, km 11, Varadero 42200 Cuba

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