Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero

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Overview

Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero is an all inclusive, adults-only paradise that provides a unique selection of services and amenities to guests. With deluxe suites, complimentary butler service, and around-the-clock room service, Sanctuary is a unique and stylish accommodation option for those searching for a more exclusive tropical getaway.

Location: Beachfront, 10 min from downtown, 40 min from Varadero International Airport.


Highlights
  • Adults-only
  • Access to all restaurants and amenities at Grand Memories Varadero
  • Exclusive restaurant and lounge
  • Butler service and 24 hour room service
  • Located close to the beach

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Erin L :
First time in Cuba

We chose the Sanctuary for our honeymoon because of all the great reviews from other trip advisor and other forum users. We really enjoyed our stay this past week. It sounded like we were there just in time for the sun to come out!We were upgraded upon our arrival to a Deluxe Suite with a pool view. Even though our flight arrived late, in the middle of the night, the staff were attentive and friendly and we were given a quick tour of the main areas of Sanctuary and of the amenities in our room. Like other users have mentioned, the room decor was a little dated but we found it was clean and well kept. The first afternoon there, my husband came across the maids in our room and they were even taking the time to mop the whole suite! We always had lots of water bottles provided in our fridge as well as other pops and some beer. On the afternoon that it rained we enjoyed sitting on our patio and making our own cold drinks from the liquor dispenser. Our room had an iron, ironing board, housecoats and a hair dryer, which we very much appreciated! Housekeeping was attentive throughout the week and was helpful whenever we needed something. One afternoon it rained and we had a lot of woodchips from the garden wash onto our patio. As soon as the rain stopped they were in mopping up the patio and hallways.We enjoyed the art that was left for us in the room each day. I'll add a photo of of the surprise on the last day. Overall, the food at the resort was great. My husband doesn't eat fish so his selection was often limited at lunch and dinners but that is part of visiting an island. Our favourite meals took place in the Sanctuary restaurant. We also ate at the Italian and the Gourmet. I really enjoyed breakfast at Sanctuary, each day there was a large selection of cold cuts, cheeses, pastries as well as a variety of selections on the a la carte style menu. We liked the scrambled eggs, omelettes and french toast. I recommend that guests staying at Sanctuary should definitely book into the Ave del Paradiso(Sanctuary) for the Gala and Cuba nights. We ate at both the snack bar and in the restaurant for lunches and we enjoyed both. We walked up and down the beach in both directions as far as we could and we found that the Grand Memories beach was one of the cleanest and had the most amenities. The Sanctuary guests have a segregated area of the beach with reserved cabanas and bartenders will often come around to take drink orders. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful white sand beach and playing in the clear waters.We also spent time at the Sanctuary pool. The pool was busier and had music playing at a desirable volume most of the afternoon. The animacion team was absolutely fantastic and kept guests involved in the activities throughout the week. We also enjoyed watching the Water Ballet and the Band that played on Cuba day. We were thankful for the relaxed and fun atmosphere at the Sanctuary pool.We could see that work was being done in many areas of the resort to improve the appearance and construction of the buildings with paint and updated building materials. Overall, we were very happy with our first stay in Cuba. If we chose to visit Varadero again in the future we would consider the Sanctuary! Thank you to all of the staff for a great holiday :)

  • Justin C :
Very friendly and attentive staff!

This was our second trip the Sanctuary and it was just as enjoyable if not more so this time around. The rooms are clean and comfortable and we enjoyed almost every meal ( I say almost because on one occasion we simply didn't find something we liked at that particular a la carte, not their fault... we're just a little bit picky over somethings). But the real story here is the staff! The receptionist Madian was a pleasure to talk and very helpful, we always walked away with a smile. We enjoyed chatting with her whenever we got the chance. Also we were lucky enough to be graced with the same butler ( José) as we had on our previous two years before. We took an immediate liking to him on our first visit and were simply elated to have his services again. He is the very best! He really makes you feel as a friend and is never shy with a compliment. He is very attentive and prompt with his services. He is simply a delight to chat with and we look forward to seeing the both of them in particular in the future!The poolside entertainment was very engaging and the staff never failed to make is laugh. They would often stop to inquire if everything was fine or if we needed anything ( even if they seemed to be busy going somewhere). We simply cannot wait until our next visit!

  • Lena A :
Wonderful!

Me and my bf have been there twice now and we plan on another trip there. The resort is beautiful and clean and the staff go above and beyond for the guest. Madian on the desk is quite a lovely lady who will help with any requests and her English is great both spoken and understood and she remembered us from our trip 2015! José have been our butler both times there and he is the best, always there for a quick chat and to make sure we have everything we need. All of the staff are great!! The food and entertainment is great! Back again in 2019!

  • :
Have just finished my third visit to the sanctuary

This visit exceeded all expectations. I came to the sanctuary for the third time but this time I came on my own. I was treated like a family member by the staff. Madian at reception made sure that I had everything that I needed Gretchel and Militza made sure that my reservations were made at the sanctuary restaurant and that I was never with out my favourite coffee or my mojitos . Because I was by myself the entertainment staff and the staff by the pool and at the beach Dayana roxanna , Melina and alex all made sure that I was I included in the activities and was never without a drink . I also enjoyed nightly entertainment at the lounge bar and my favourite as always is romantic nights ariel and Osvaldo always play my favourite music and it’s a nice way to sit and Finish your day. Going away by yourself can sometimes be a lonely experience. But not at the sanctuary I have never been at a resort where the staff cannot do enough for you . I look forward to my fourth visit in March and cannot wait to see madian , roxanna Militza, Gretchel Dayana, Melina and alex and all the other staff for what I know will be another wonderful vacation

  • Fbelisle : Montreal, Canada
another great trip

I must say it was a great trip as usual, the Sanctuary staff is just amazing from the gardener to the towel person to reception to entertainment team to bartenders to the cleaning lady, its all perfect. a great room, a wonderful room on the 3rd floor and because of Irma had a great view of the ocean room 34306. it was my 4th trip and not my last. Need to thanks the entertainment, Alex, Dayana and Deylin, got to love them. How about the the lounge staff, wonderful, the singers and groups were fantastic. Roxanna who works the pool bar and lunch she is wonderful, her partners (sorry dont remember your name me bad). overall my trip was excellent, weather was great, ocean beach the service on the beach wow, the chair boys always willing to help. though for my I go out around 5:30 to reserve my chair because I cannot sit in the sun all day its just too hot and I ws there for the construction holidays in Montreal July 20th to Aug. 5th, 2017 and it went by way too fast. the food at the sanctuary buffet lunch and dinner, no need to go elsewhere, thank you to Lucia who was there for me on my last day and got me to stay longer since my flight was around 8:30pm so I got it until 5:30pm and the day was great. weather wise it ws perfect

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
  • 3 Meals daily plus 24 hr room service
  • All drinks, 24 hr (domestic beer, selected international brands, house wine with meals)
  • Unlimited a la carte dining (subject to availability)
  • Daily activities
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Evening entertainment
  • Butler service
  • Sports activities and non-motorized water sports
  • Beach towels in room
  • Mini bar in room with 4 beers, 6 sodas, and 2 bottles of water
  • Liquor dispenser with 4 bottles (dark rum, white rum, vodka and whiskey)
  • Exclusive restaurants
  • Sanctuary pool bar with snacks and drinks (09:00-18:00)
  • Pool with sunbeds, daily activities and appetizers
  • Club house with towel changing services, games, sports and whirlpool
  • Full access to all facilities or services at Grand Memories Varadero

Diamond Club Inclusions

  • Dedicated room locations for Diamond Club only
  • Preferential reservations at a la carte restaurants
  • Exclusive beach area with dedicated bar and waiter service
  • Selected premium drinks menu available in Lounge (Lobby bar)
  • Distinctive wrist bracelet
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Beach towels in room
  • Complimentary early check in and late check out (subject to availability)
  • Premium amenities in room
  • 30% discount on Spa treatments
  • 30% discount on Beauty Parlor
  • 30% discount on Laundry
  • Butler Service
  • Exclusive lunch at one a la carte restaurant
  • One Dinner Show per week
  • In-room liquor dispenser
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • Exclusive bar, open 24h with live music each night
  • Wi-Fi available (additional charge, in selected areas)
  • Adults-only pool
  • Beach access with exclusive area for Sanctuary guests, daily activities, waiter and drink service
  • Sports activities and non-motorized water sports
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Spa (fee)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour desk (fee)
  • Parking

Sanctuary Deluxe Junior Suite

  • Maximum Occupancy 3 adults
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Vanity mirror
  • CD player
  • Sofa
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Integrated sitting area
  • In-room safe

Sanctuary Deluxe Suite

  • Maximum Occupancy 3 adults
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • 1 King bed
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Vanity mirror
  • CD player
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Separate sitting area
  • Amenities kit
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • In-room safe

Diamond Club Sanctuary Deluxe Junior Suite

  • Maximum Occupancy 3 adults
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Vanity mirror
  • CD player
  • Sofa
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Integrated sitting area
  • In-room safe
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the additional Diamond Club inclusions

Diamond Club Sanctuary Deluxe Suite

  • Maximum Occupancy 3 adults
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • 1 King bed
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Vanity mirror
  • CD player
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Separate sitting area
  • Amenities kit
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the additional Diamond Club inclusions

Restaurants

Ave del Paraiso

  • A la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Ging Seng

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Asian
  • Dress code; Reservations required

Ranchon Playa los Lirios

  • Snack Bar

Bars

  • Flor del Tabaco lounge 
  • Pool Bar

Wedding & Honeymoon Packages - Please inquire for more details.???????

Single Supplement - During the summer months, Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts Cuba waives the single supplement for guests who wish to vacation on their own. Singles can travel and save all summer long while avoiding paying the single supplement. Valid for stays from May 01 - October 31. *Subject to change without notice.

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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  • Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero
    Varadero,Cuba

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Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero
Km 18 1/2 Autopista Sur, 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.

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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.

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