Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa

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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
  • A9BOE : London, United Kingdom
Excellent Staff but that smell spoiled our time there .

Beware this place smells of sewage and has quite a lot of repairs going on Had to report this as my wife and i didn’t like the smell of sewage that seem to permeate through the grounds and apartments throughout our stay but that aside we found the staff excellent and beach pool and surroundings clean and tidy apartments are a bit tired looking but clean , food was pretty good in the restaurantsbut no Lettuce or Tomato’s for salads ,loved the snack bar staff and food ,overall ok but don’t expect 5 star luxury .

  • nicagal : Vancouver, Canada
Absolutely Fabulous Again

Just got back from our second visit to the Royalton this year. Last trip was in April. Once again they did not disappoint. It was great to see familiar faces all over the resort. Leony in the Diamond Club bar took great care of us again. His team is fabulous. The new diamond club beach bar is a great new addition. Sorry to see the old diamond club beach area gone. The 6m waves the hurricane brought did some damage but thankfully the resort is still amazing. Alex our butler was there for anything we needed. Hermes in the buffet was always smiling and greeting us each time we arrived. We enjoyed every restaurant at the resort. The food is delicious. It was disappointing that the beach grill was damaged during the hurricane but have moved it so we can still enjoy it. All the staff are always very friendly, smiling and greet you whenever you pass by. You can tell they take pride in their jobs. The beach is stunning. We walked from one point of the beach to the other and in my opinion this is the best beach on the strip. Glad we chose to go back to the same resort again this time and it won't be our last time. Thank you to everyone at Royalton for making our trip amazing.

  • thepartyingtraveler : Chicago, Illinois
It isn't for everybody

My friend and I were both backpacking for a few months in Central America and planned on meeting up in Cuba. We agreed to treat ourselves for one night at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero. I'm giving it five stars because the staff was friendly and the food was good, but wow was it boring. Aside from hanging out at the beach or the pool, there isn't much to do. The place is pretty dead. Our ages combined to be 45 years old, which was still 20 years too young for the crowd that was staying here. Also think it might have been a bit too tacky to be considered luxury.

  • Claire C : Manchester, United Kingdom
Honeymoon heaven!

My wife Nicola chose Royalton as a surprise honeymoon destination for us and it was everything we could have hoped for and more! The hotel is just beautiful and the amenities are wonderful. The private beach was never too full to find the perfect spot, the same with the swimming pool.From the minute we arrived the staff for excellent, extremely welcoming and hospitable. The managers Eduardo and Saskia were so helpful and made sure we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Overall the staff were lovely, especially Angel our butler and Raul who looked our for us the whole time! I couldn't recommend staying here enough, a truly magical place to stay.

  • balooboy :
Four friends in cuba

Stayed at the Royalton oct31 to nov7...we had an excellent was fantastic and the service was the best...Hermes Barbra and Alasandra (hope its spelled right) are the best team always had a table for two or four ready for us what ever was needed...Ernesto in the lobby bar was the best waiter in the bar never let us go dry for long if ever coukd always find the most comfy seats for us when we walked in...Hulio (again spelling sorry) was awesome at the pool bar great singer...

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.