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Our Opinion

The Royalton Hicacos is a great resort for those who are looking for plenty of activities to do in Varadero. The food here is a bit better than what you'd get at any other resort in Varadero. There are plenty of fresh options to choose from, which is sometimes rare to experience in Cuba. As previously mentioned, this is a resort that has an infinite amount of excursions and activities available for guests. From catamaran cruises to safaris, there's never a shortage of things to do.

The 5 star 'adults-only' Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa offers the perfect escape to the sun for couples. Located within tropical Varadero, Cuba, this hotel offers guests a 'natural' vacation experience because of its convenient access to Cuba's best powdery white sands, lush tropical gardens and sparkling sapphire-blue waters. With fresh water swimming pools, wedding packages, specialty restaurants, European spa treatments, as well as land and water sports, this hotel puts the 'all' in all inclusive.
Location: Set on Varadero beach, 15 minutes from downtown Varadero, 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • midlands11 : midlands
️lovely inclusive resort but buffet food provision seriously let it down

Just got back from Cuba loved the country and everything about it-stayed in Havana as well which was brilliant. Royal ton resort was lovely with beautiful beach mostly excellent and friendly service with good food in a la carte restaurants. The main issue for us and will stop us returning is the buffet restaurant the food and service are appalling and this is made worse by being td on arrival there is no availability in a la carte for days we were only there a week!! So you have to complain and then get results .the butler system is rubbish and ineffective. Who needs that hassle on holiday. I think the buffet can be summed up by this at the hotel in Havana we were greeted at breakfast by staff asking if we wNted a Buck's Fizz with breakfast but here we were offered hand sanitiser!!!!!!

  • Marc C :
What a dream.

My wife and i have just returned from our honeymoon at the Royalton hicacos in varadero Cuba.What a truly amazing amazing place. We flew with virgin (the only real negative about our trip).If you are looking for a beautiful resort, with wonderfully caring and attentive staff, great facilities and just a really warm holiday feeling then this is the place to be. The entertainment, the butlers, the activities, the excursions, and the room and it cleanliness will make us return next year. The a la carte restaurants were good-ish. We found the seafood and the tex mex to be our favorites. The italian was poor and the Caribbean was only okay however the buffet was very good with huge options, although we had the diamond upgrade we ate most nights in the buffet. We spent 17 nights at the hotel and loved every second of our trip. If you go then i suggest trying to get a flight directly to varadero. Havana airport baggage reclaim and the security checks literally took hours!!! Amazing members of staff who went above and beyond for us during our stay- la duan- a butler who was exceptional, could not do enough for you.Herni and reynaldo from the diamond section of the buffet restaurant, darleens- one of the cleaners and all of the entertainment staff. A truly amazing place and we cannot wait to re visit.

  • 10Sarah69 : Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel & staff!!!!

Just returned home today after two fabulous weeks at Royalton & we will definitely return. The service by all staff is outstanding & they all work so hard from the animation team, cleaners, waitresses, chefs, beach staff, butlers & bar staff - impossible to thank them all but to name a few we got to know who helped our stay be so wonderful: Alex, Illeyana, Arie, Yania, Tania, Tolon thank you & all your colleagues.The restaurants are great - we particularly loved the seafood, the party laid on for staff with a rock band, food & drink & obviously guests welcome to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the hotel shows Royalton care about their team & it was amazing to be a part of it & see them all having such a great time.Yes there are parts that need a revamp but this is under way, it's an amazing place & ex-Sandals and the Cuban people cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable.

  • Stijn H :
Great experience after roadtrip

The resort was amazing. Rooms were great, peaceful ambiance and enthousiast employees. During our stay, our butler arranged everything for us. Also a lot of activities can be done during the day. Especially the beginners diving course, which is included with the stay at the resort. Raciel learned us how to dive, and just a few minutes later we were 12 meters under the water!

  • Charlton4thecup : London, United Kingdom

Great hotel great staff fantastic weather ,what's not to like,go and have a great time.the buffet food was varied and plentiful the beach is the best I've ever seen.also varadero is like a car museum ,go and have a look.

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 restaurants w/reservations
  • Unlimited House Wine with dinner, Domestic beer, International drinks
  • Free admission to Disco, drinks included
  • Manager's weekly cocktail party
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterskiing
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool
  • 1 Scuba diving excursion/person/day (subject to availability, reservations required)
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Pool table and ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Exercise room
  • Sauna
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 404 spacious Colonial-style rooms in thirty-one 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Caribbean, Italian, Seafood, and Grill, semi-formal dress code for dinner & reservations required (restaurants entirely non-smoking)
  • Snack bar
  • 6 bars including Swim-up bar
  • Disco
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 4 Jacuzzis
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • 3 lit tennis courts on-site
  • Squash court
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Boutique
  • Car and moped rental
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Games room
  • A range of watersports available

Gardenview Suites include:

  • 1 king bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Full bathroom
  • His & Her bathrobes
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptors required)
  • Balcony or patio with garden view
  • Max occupancy 2 persons

Premium Suites

  • Same as above with mini-bar (fully stocked) and a 10% discount at spa

Concierge Suites

  • Same as above with:
  • In-room continental breakfast
  • Special cocktail party
  • Express check-in/out
  • Private transfer to/from airport
  • Preferred reservations at a la carte restaurants
  • 15% discount at spa

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade, (if available at check-in) a bottle of champagne, a fruit basket, 2 T-shirts, photograph, and a cocktail party and dinner for 2. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for details.

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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Royalton Hicacos Varadero Resort & Spa
Carretera Las Morlas KM 15 Punta Hicacos, 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.