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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.�

This beachfront hotel, features all the same great inclusions as the other Sol Melia all-inclusive properties. With such a wide variety of bars and restaurants, you'll never have to leave the resort! Ask about the free honeymoon and wedding packages available.

Location: Beachfront, 10 min drive to downtown Varadero, 30 min from the airport.

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  • scandles : Edmonton, Canada

Travelled Sept. 26 - Oct. 5What can we say? 42nd time at the Sol Palmeras. Very relaxing holiday!Love the beach!All staff are such a delightful team. Warm welcome and cheerful!Fantastic service in the buffet, restaurants and the beverage service.Came to celebrate our Anniversary. Very pleased with the champagne, fruit and rose that was sent our way. Gracias Dayana for orchestrating this.What is new? The juice bar on the grounds close to the ice cream bar.Chef Brad from Canada is no longer there and a new one is coming.Jefe Felipe is moving to another Melia resort and we are sure going to miss him.Always some form of entertainment going on in the lobby. New entertainment by the pool in the evening was acrobat/jump rope. Really enjoyed Maykel the Magician.Love this place so much that we already have our return trip planned for March 2017.Hasta pronto!

  • Cindy S : Hope, Canada
Great holiday!

Had a great holiday this week at Sol Palmeras with our family of 5. Hotel: As everyone says, "it needs refurbishing", is true. We were not in the rooms much so it did not bother us. The air conditioning worked well. Rooms were kept clean. Tiles in bathroom were brown at edges, grout was worn. Always saw the staff cleaning, dusting, sweeping and keeping the general area and bathrooms clean. Beach: Wonderful beach - the highlight of the stay!! Always was able to find a lounger to lay on in the shade or sun at the beach. Beach bar was great service. Went out snorkeling on Hobie cat. Cost was $20 CUC per person for 1 1/4 hour. Saw 3 variety of fish in a small designated area for snorkeling. Our guide made the trip worth while. You have to sign up at 0900 if you want to go out on the Hobie cats as the slots fill us quickly in the day. Kayaking was fun and easily accessible on the beach. Great beach for swimming and walking. Towels: You are able to exchange your beach towels every day for clean ones. If you return them at the end of the week you will get your $15 CUC per person slip returned and not be charged. Food: As everyone says, it is mediocre compared to other places but great for Cuba. The buffet had a good variety for breakfast and lunch and we went to the special restaurants for dinners. Italian and Steakhouse were our favorites. You need to sign up in the mornings early 8 am for the restaurants if you want a spot and can only sign up for 2 days at a time. Mexican restaurant was open for breakfast and lunch but the food was the same as the buffet just quieter atmosphere. Great tip: bring your own insulated cups for drinks - you help save the environment of the plastic cups that are very small and your drinks stay cold for longer. Was told before we left that there was no ketchup, salt or peanut butter - wrong, all those were available. We were given 1.5 L of water per day per room and there was lots of bottle water available in the buffet and restaurants. I had read to bring toilet paper, but there was lots and no extra was needed. Body wash and shampoo were also available in the rooms. Electrical plug in was normal for North America 110 v. We exchanged money at the airport and it was minimally better rate than exchanging at hotel, so either are fine. Staff: Very friendly, helpful and great service. Most were able to speak fluent English. Our flight did not leave till after check out at noon and the staff were great and let us stay and eat while we waited for our bus. Entertainment: We loved the night foam party. Lots of fun!! Other entertainment was lacking in variety. More entertainment was needed at the pool during the day. The games they had were fun but more would have been nice for our older children. Excursions: Definitely go to Varadero. You catch the open double decker bus at the end of the driveway. Pay $5 CUC per person per day to get on and off all day. Best shopping is NOT the first stop. Wait till 15th street and lots of shops there. Walk back a bit to get a feel for the town - great experience then catch the bus back to hotel. Lots of stops to catch the bus. Definitely take a trip to Havana. Lots of culture, history and lovely people. Many ways to go, from hotel excursions, internet excursions etc. All in all a great holiday at Sol and Cuba and we would definitely recommend it!!

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Perfect resort for quiet time

Went here Sept 30- Oct 7. Was a very nice clean resort and staff very friendly. Day time entertainment could be better but all in all we had a great time. Ariadne who works in the kids club was amazing. She was very helpful and she can speak several languages. Her husband works the beach bar and just as friendly as her. Ariadne had made this trip extra special for us and we definitely will return to this resort. I cannot say enough how great Ariadne was . The a la cartes were amazing. Never had a hard time eating at all this trip. Been to Cuba 8 times before and will definitely go back again. Really do miss seeing a Michael Jackson show. I'm told you don't do this anymore and you should really consider doing it again as everyone enjoys it and at every age group. Thanks again for a wonderful time

  • Kirsteen M : Port Glasgow
Great time but only 1 snag.

This was our 11th visit to cuba,always staying at sol palmeras due to the fantastic staff,celestino,poppi,jiame,sandy,raul.Food was good as always,but the hotel lift was a disgrace,as im currently waiting to go in for a knee operation and i have to use a walking stick to get around.Both lifts never seemed to work we had to use the service lift otherwise i would have been stuck in my room the entire holiday,please get this issue we wish to return next year.thanks kirsteen morrison.

  • Davide D :
Good staying

I spent 10 days at Sol Palmeras. Overall the staying was good. Food is not the strength point of this resort, it is just ok. I only tried the main restaurant though and not the other restaurants (mexican, Italian, etc.). The beach and the sea are definitely worth of a visit. Warm and cristal clear water (but do not expect anything special if you plan snorkeling) and long sand beach. The resort shows its years (it has been opened since 1990) so does not boast a very modern furniture. My room (located in the main building, I.e. no bungalow) was equipped with the essential and some things would need to be refreshed/replaced (ex. the mattress, and bathroom finishing). Overall - if you don't have very high expectations - it is a good place where to spend some days enjoying the sun and the beautiful sea of Cuba and to be used as a base to explore part of Cuba. Last things: although the personnel at the main restaurant try to help and to be kind sometimes is a bit too fast at clearing the table when the people have not yet finished their breakfast/lunch/dinner.

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
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dinners w/reservations
  • 24 hr Domestic beer & International brand drinks
  • House wine w/meals
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-skiing
  • Banana boat rides
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 408 rooms in 200 bungalows & one 4-storey building
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 5 a la carte restaurants: Chinese, Italian, Cuban, Steakhouse, and Fondue, dress code & reservations required
  • 2 snack bars
  • 24 hr lobby bar
  • 7 bars including Beach bar
  • Fun Pub
  • Disco/mini-disco
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage facilities (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • A range of non-motorized watersports available
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away

Hotel Room includes:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptors required)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deals - First child 3-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room and existing beds with 2 adults. Second child pays kid's rate. Max 1 child in Hotel Room category, and max 2 in Bungalow category.

For the Kids - Kids 5-13 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' mini-club from 10:30am-5pm and the kid's pool. Babysitting is based on availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade and late check-out (based on availability at check-in) welcome cocktail, private check-in, flowers & fruit basket in room on arrival, bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, late housekeeping service, breakfast in room morning after arrival, and romantic dinner for 2. Valid up to 6 months after the wedding, minimum 6 night stay required. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

Wedding Packages - Minimum, number of guests required, 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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Sol Palmeras
Carretera de las Morlas, 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.