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Paradisus Princesa Del Mar

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Our Opinion

Great resort to stay in Varadero. The staff are very pleasant and friendly. However, there have been issues reported regarding the check-in process (communication problems and long wait times). However, this does not necessarily take away from the experience. Great food choices for both the buffet and the a la carte restaurants. The bars are also really great as well. They are not stingy on how they pour their alcohol! Amazing pool service as well. The dreaded 'towel game' is avoided at this hotel, as most of the staff would go out of their way to ensure that you get a lounger. Amazing beach views.

Princesa del Mar is a luxurious 5-star resort where you can relax and be pampered. This elegant adults-only resort offers two secluded beaches, first rate spa facilities with a wide selection of fine dining & bars to choose from. Combining an atmosphere of elegance and harmony with beautiful natural surroundings and the unique hospitality of Cuba.

Location: Beachfront, 40 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • rustynail462 : Seven Sisters Falls
1st visit to Cuba and loved it

Loved our resort, Ala carte restaurants were all fabulous and the Buffet for breakfast, lunch and suppers were awesome.... all the staff were friendly and so helpful. The tours including Havana Tour was terrific and so informative, we now have a different perspective of the country and what they have been through...

  • tom m : hamilton
Simply the best Resort in Caribbean

This was another return trip to this amazing resort. I would first like to thank the Hotel Director Panche and management team Resident manager Pedro and Juan Carlos Guest experience manager for providing my wife and I another great time. This Resort only gets better every time we return. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. What makes this Hotel so good is the staff they are the very best and service the best. Every one treats you like family. Some people like to complain about the food in Cuba that only means they've never been to the Princesa Del Mar, the food here is great lots of selection and excellent quality. All the restaurants and the main buffet exceptional. The beach bar is great thanks to bar tender Nocho, Mila, Lily, Fernando and Vladimir the staff are great Reception Royal service, Eve y and the Butlers great. Just can't say enough about all the hotel staff. have to give special mention to Ridel(Radar) a fountain of knowledge.This hotel has a lot of return guests that come every year this means they are doing it right. If you truly want a great vacation you must try Princesa Del Mar. it can't be beat, my wife and I have been to many places in Cuba and the Caribbean and none match the Princesa....... Thank you Tom & Pauline Murray

  • Michelle's C : Vernon
Michelle and Leo's first excellent Cuban experience in Feb 2017

This was our first 14 day trip to Cuba and we loved everything except the mosquitos that were giving my wife a bad time from day 1. However the very friendly doctor in the hotel gave her 2 injections to control the itching and the pain and she did not let it spoil our holiday. For the rest our trip was 100% awesome with great weather, tasty food, great entertainment daily and above all meeting very friendly helpful Cubans of which many became our friends. To list a few: Chang in the gymnasium, our butler Yan and our chambermaid always ready to be of assistance. Ivis at reception, Reidel at the pool side towel exchange, the cooks at the poolside grill, the girls at the poolside bar being Belkis, Annamaria, LadyDi and Yaris. All the food servers to many to mention. We had a great time going on the Catamaran with great music, crew, dancing and unlimited drinks and interacted with the dolphins. Our friend Reidel also spoiled us by transporting us both ways to his home 1 hour away in Marti having us as his guest in his home for the day spoiling us with great food, rum and dance and it was nice to see how a real Cuban family lives. We definitely go back to visit our new friends again.

  • Kurt B : Toronto, Canada
Best Food and Entertainment on the Island. Period.

Having travelled to Varadero 4 times prior over the last 15 years, my apprehensions about 'Cuban food' were apparent as always. My previous experiences, even at 5 star hotels, were subpar to the many other islands I've been to for the 'all inclusive experience'.Any such uncertainties however, were squashed once I began to enjoy the incredible a la carte and buffet restaurants at The Paradissus Princessa Del Mar. Head Sous Chef Michael Fox (yes, that's his name)'s influence to the always fresh, always hot, plentiful and creative food options were incredible, and had my wife and I eager for our next meal. Micheal goes out of his way to personally speak to the patrons on the floor and ensure that they are enjoying themselves. I had never experienced this before, and it showed that his invested interest in getting feedback and ensuring that his diners are satisfied is what was behind the success of the food quality at both the buffets and the many a la carte restaurants. Even Melia food director Pedro engaged with us himself, and offered us a delightful hilltop a la carte dinner which we enjoyed immensely. The food service at The Princessa was simply excellent. excellent. Beyond the food, the hotel seems to have almost 'around the clock' entertainment going on to continually amuse the guests, and encouage either relaxation or excitement via countless dancing and musical acts, theatrical performers, DJs - you name it. We greatly enjoyed the undeniable Cuban culture peppered thought the music and dancing and it greatly heightened the experience for us. It's not cheaply put together either - it's a caliber that most would almost pay extra for, it was that good. I could go on about the many other highlights of this particular hotel, but you'll have to experience it for yourself. As far as Varadero goes, this is the best I've seen, bar none. As for food and entertainment, it's among the best I've seen on any such tropical destination.

  • Crawford G :
First visit to Cuba

Absolutely loved Cuba. The beach was beautiful. But the resort had some issues Went with a group of 12 friends. We were all supposed to be in the same building but we were spread over 4 buildings. Pool bar ran out of beer twice, lobby bar ran out of beer once. When you tap the last keg call for another. Lobby bar also ran out of vodka and Kaluaha. Did reservations online for the alacarte dining at home before leaving, but somehow they got screwed up. Ended up being double booked on the same night at the same time for 2 dining rooms. Not sure how they managed that as they use your booking and room numbers for the reservation. Some nights I am not sure why reservations were needed as there were empty tables. I still recommend trying all of them (we missed out on Bamboo). Late night food was hard to come by. Table Rock has great pizza but is not open 24 hours like the map said. You only have the Racquet club bar after 10pm. Got in late the first night. Nothing else had food. Ordered a burger, fries and sandwich, gave up waiting after almost an hour and a half. Had to break into my Pringles stash early. Website said there were water bikes for use at the beach - nope. Room was beautiful. Walk in shower with rain head, plenty of room for 2. Lots of storage. Fridge was kept stocked with water, pop and beer. A/C kept the room very comfortable. Unfortunately the bed was a brick. I was warned that the food in Cuba was not good. They were wrong. I found the food was very good in the dining rooms and the buffet. I am a fussy eater and was able to find lots to eat. The buffet though needs to be bigger. Had to wait inline to get in for breakfast and some line ups inside were also long. I feel the resort has probably grown since it first opened and this was not thought out. Yasamilia in the piano bar is awesome. She makes the best lime daiquiri. My wife wanted something chocolaty and she delivered. Betty at the pool bar is great and Javier in the lobby bar has a great singing voice. All of the staff that we interacted with were very friendly, you would always be welcomed with a smile and "hola"! Really enjoyed cuban day. The food at the Port Royal was great. Get some fresh pressed sugar cane juice and add it to some 7 year rum (I wish they had that everyday). The pool is refreshing, nice and big. But if you want a lounger or bed by the pool you gotta get up early as they all seem to be "spoken for" by 7:30 am. Nightly entertainment is OK. We thought the piano bar was the best but it doesn't happen every night. Whet it does it's only for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Captain Morgan's Discotheque is closed. They have moved it but it is right by the bathrooms and the smell is off putting. Wanted to get a convertible to go into Varadero, they called and got me a beautiful blue 54 Chevy. Was definitely one of my highlites as a car lover.

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
  • 24 hr snacks & drinks at Club House
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • 24 hr room service
  • Unlimited International & Domestic drinks
  • House wine w/lunch & dinner
  • Non-motorized watersports are subject to demand & weather conditions, time restrictions may apply, reservations required, all w/instruction & equipment:
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Pedal boats
  • Surfing
  • Water-skiing
  • Banana boat rides
  • Scuba lesson & 1 dive at sea/person/week for certified divers only
  • Bicycles
  • Day & night tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics
  • Indoor games room
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • 434 suites in 12 buildings
  • Restaurants including 6 a la carte restaurants: French, Asian, Italian, Japanese, Caribbean/Seafood/Steakhouse and International (dress code & reservations required)
  • 24 hr room service
  • Club house
  • 6 Bars including Swim-up bar
  • Nightclub
  • Pools including 1 heated for Hacienda's Club guests
  • Jacuzzis
  • Golf practice range (fee)
  • Putting green (fee)
  • Tennis courts (fee)
  • Watersports centre
  • Gym
  • Indoor games room
  • Boutiques
  • Internet access (fee)
  • European Spa/wellness centre
  • Hairdresser
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • 24 hr medical services (fee)

Junior Suite Garden View Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view (fee)
  • CD player
  • Internet (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Full bathroom
  • 220V & one 110V - for shavers only (adaptors required)
  • Balcony or terrace w/garden view
  • Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Junior Suite Ocean View available
  • Deluxe Ocean View w/whirlpool available
  • Grand Deluxe Ocean View w/jacuzzi available
  • Honeymoon Ocean View available upon request

Optional Free Weddings & Vow Renewals - Please inquire for further details.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability, upon check-in), a bottle of sparkling wine in the room, fruit basket in the room, private cocktail and dinner in an a la carte restaurant and one photograph. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

Upgrade Your Package - Upgrade to a Concierge Suite includes: private roundtrip airport transfer in destination, express check-in/out service, concierge service, 24-hour room service, nightly turn-down service, daily mini-bar refill, unlimited green fees, preferential restaurant reservations, dining at a private hill-top restaurant, private cocktail party, use of heated swimming pool. Please inquire for prices.

Seniors Bonus - Special rates available for guests that are aged 55 and over. Some restrictions apply.

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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Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa
Auropista Sur, Ctra. Las Morlas, KM 19 1/2, 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.