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Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa

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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
  • Amy_make : Medicine Hat, Canada
Great trip

My husband and I arrived may 11. Greeted by a cool towel and glass of champagne, our check in was a breeze. They took our passports and collected out info, then we were off to the diamond club lounge for the tour of the resort! Rene, who was one of our butlers had such a great personality, he really knows how to relate to people of all personalities! Food? Well in my opinion, I was in a different country, so I had an open mind. Cuba isn't mc Donald's or Burger King.. real Cuban food is quite delicious! The resort is geared to accommodate hundreds of people a day so resort food wasn't as fancy tasting as the stuff you can find off the resort, but I still very much enjoyed the food on the resort. I always found something to eat, and so did my husband.The a la cart restaurants were excellent with service and quick to fix anything that may not be right. I happen to get a tuna steak appetizer, thinking it would be fully cooked, and it came raw. I just kind of pushed it off to the side and immediately the waiter came and asked me if there was something wrong. I just mentioned how I can't eat raw meat, and he took it back and had the chef grill it well done for me. Which I was very thankful for! Beautiful acoustic guitar, or saxophone music flooded the resort during the evening during dinner which made a real nice ambiance. The water ways were empty during our stay, which was unfortunate, however I understand things have to be maintained. The wear and tear on this place is no where near what some of the reviewers have made it out to be.. the hotel is in decent shape and is very clean. I found some of the staff to be not as friendly, but they still did their job and they did it well. I also found a few staff to go over and above.. two gals in the Italian restaurant remember what kind of coffee I would drink every morning, which really meant a lot to me, as there are a few hundred people in the resort at once.The housekeeping staff was always very thankful if you left tips for them, our morning gal always took the time to hand write a small note to wish us a great day! Accompanied by towel art, which I had a hard time taking apart! I kept the note she wrote to as a small momentum!Front desk staff was alway happy to help with any questions we had, wether it was for internet connection or how we ride the double decker bus! We met a few folks who have visited back to the resort a whole handful of times! It's not hard to see why they keep coming back. The beach was absolutely the best beach I have seen.. when the water was calm it was the beautiful blue colour that everyone craves! The sand was white an rock free.. it was clean and weed free. a wide variety of people were seen sun tanning and swimming. I'm not a super small girl by all means but I felt completely comfortable wearing a bikini! As far as the day time and evening activities, I never attended any thing.. so I don't really have an valid opinion on that.I'm not a bar person and I don't drink very much either, but there was plenty of other drinks to enjoy! I loved my vacation!

  • JuliaCOB :
Great Vacation!

If you're looking for a relaxing vacation with a beautiful beach thus charming resort is what you're looking for. We had the pleasure of visiting the Royalton May 10th. The food was very good. Everyone that works at the Royalton Hicacos were friendly and helpful. If you have the opportunity to go snorkeling I recommend you go to the beach club house. The team is fantastic and experienced. Our room was lovely with a high ceiling that only added to the charm. Block 24 was quiet and close to the smaller pool which was an oasis if you just want to relax, read a book and take in the beautiful gardens and colorful villas that surround the pool.We had a great time!

  • Yuli222016 : Brampton, Canada
Fantastic vocation!!!

It was a wonderful vocation in May. The weather was perfect the whole week. Beach is wide and clean, and you can walk a long distance both sides, it will take more than 1 hour. The food was great. A big variety of salads and fruits. Excellent service. Clean room. Intertaiment: foam party, NRG2GO fitness professionals: yoga, Zumba and Aqua gym classes were available all week long. I definitely recommend this hotel for friends.

  • Andrew K :
First time. Definitely will come back soon.

Well, that was our first time at the Royalton Hicacos Varadero. We normally fly to Cayo Coco, but this time decided to give it a shot. The service was fantastic. Staff is well trained and totally contributes to relaxing and non intrusive adult-only atmosphere. The choice of food was much better than any other Resorts we stayed in Cuba. Everything is clean and well kept.The beach is wide and you can walk hours and hours one way or the other. The water was turquoise and the type you would only find in Cuba.There's a small Café near the ice cream shop were there is the best cappuccino and if we were late, we can always get a snack. Andreas was extremely helpful and attentive. We were pleased to see a Canadian company NRG2GO Bringing professional guest instructors Cheryl and Yulia. Their yoga and aquafit classes were amazing and caused me to loose 5 extra pounds. :-)I definitely recommend this resort and will come back soon. Andrew. Brampton ON

  • 29CJ : ontario
Family Fun Trip

We were very impressed with the cleanliness and attention to detail. Food for Cuba was great! Lots of variety and good quality. All the staff were helpful and pleasant. I would recommend this resort. The only thing we did not like as a large group was that our a la carte dinners were difficult and time consuming to organize. Excursions were well worth the money and they were very organized too.

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.