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
  • ChinolaDR : New Jersey
Great Service. & more...

Everyone is Kind. Food could be better.Flies Everywhere, (it's the season apparently).Mosquitoes are very bad.(bring a repellant). Not a Smoker?, don't book this hotel. -Anyone smokes anywhere.. I dislike being a 2nd hand smoking. So night shows and Eating outside was terrible... Rooms are spacious,-(1204)nearest to the main pool on the regular rate. Diamond Club gets better rooms..*Beach Dinner for $100cuc - Not worth-it.. ***Toilet does not flush waste at all, this is on 80% of the rooms..*Make sure to ask for a wall plug adapter during check-in. Or they will take for ever to bring it.(they are on a 220v wall-plugs).. Stayed for 3 nights. No need for more.. Nothing to do there. After 3rd night we are in Habana. Much Better food any where. More things to do...

  • baphoucy : Dublin, Ireland
Lovely hotel amazing beach

Stayed here in June 2016 with a friend, after travelling around Cuba and staying in local cassas. It was a little piece of luxury! You have to remember that Cuba is not at the same standards as the rest of the world regarding wifi, food etc so with this in mind this hotel is fantastic. Rooms were fab the beach was just stunning and staff were lovely. Regarding the food it was great! Again other travellers complaining about it don't seem to realise that by Cuban standards it's awesome and most Cubans would only be delighted to have such choice and quality!! I was a little disappointed that the ala carte restaurants were booked out before we arrived but look there was plenty of food elsewhere. My friend did get some food poisoning from the beach restaurant but again these things happen I had some food poisoning when we visited Trinidad. The most important part was the staff were lovely, the beach glorious, the rooms spotless and running water/ fantastic showers what more could you want!

  • kevin836 : Leicester, United Kingdom
One of the best Holidays we have ever had!

Just returned from the hotel as part of a party of 4 and had a fantastic fortnight. The hotel is Cuban 5 star which is different to other 5 star ratings but refreshingly, and in true keeping with the Cuban culture, is more repair rather than the throw away society we are used to. The rooms are indeed not extremely modern but are large, well equipped, clean and typically Cuban. The hotel, pools and grounds are kept immaculate by the hard working staff and the beach is beautiful. But what really made this hotel was the service you get from the whole staffing team who cannot do enough to make your stay a special experience and always happy to chat about your holiday. The butler service was also a great help and we found ours to be extremely helpful with any advice, problems or meal bookings.We managed to eat in all the different themed restaurants and found the food to be varied and cooked well. The range of drinks was also wide and again the service in bars, restaurants and pools was first class with the glass being filled up very regularly (sometimes before it was anywhere near empty). We were so sad to leave and really felt that we had been treated like Royalty during our stay and would fully recommend this hotel and Cuba but please remember that it is a different Country to those you may have visited before and is like going back a few years ( but we loved that ).

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Diamond club is amazing At the royalton

Visited the Royalton August 2017. I stayed at the diamond club. The weather was amazing the beach was absolutely gorgeous ! Very clean and amazing cabanas for beach shade. I had a butler serving me at all times.. whatever I need I got within minutes! The director of the hotel was always around ready to help. I was very impressed with this hotel and the service it provided me. The food was great for Cuba, they even offered diamond club breakfast club! The diamond club restaurant was impressive. In general I suggest to everyone who wants to go to Cuba go to this hotel !! We will definitely come back , it does not compare to any other hotel in Cuba I have been to. Amazing place and amazing service ! A real relaxing vacation. The diamond club is worth every penny. Thank you to Paulina the general manager and Saskia, as well as Luis Barbosa! Amazing trip thanks to you 3 my trip was perfect .Thank you Miguel as well (food and beverages) , Pavel from the Italian restaurant and Roberto and George the butlers .. great service . Thank you to all staff. -Joe and Agnes Melul

  • gibbo24061956 : Eastbourne, United Kingdom

We recently had a two week holiday, last 2 weeks of June at this supposed 5 star Hotel.Generally the staff are very good, and found the Piano Bar to be a great place to spend the evening.The entertainment again I personally enjoyed on most evenings and felt they put everything into it to make it as enjoyable as possible. Rooms are a bit tired looking but we were ok with the comfort of ours overall.Surrounding gardens are very nice and the beach is lovely.Day trip to Havana is a Must, we chose the Havana premium, approx £200 per couple. A very long day but well worth it, final part is the cannon firing at 9 o clock, but ensure you have plenty of mossy spray or you will be eaten alive!Unfortunately the food was the greatest disapointment, To be frank the main restaurant is a disgrace, birds flying around and Flys swarming over the uncovered Salad bars, we did not touch any of it from day 1, no wonder people were Ill. A long flight and not the cheapest of holidays was to say the least dissapointng.Would we reccomend this hotel - NO. Would we return - Unlikely.

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.