This beachfront place pulls out all the stops when it comes to facilities – it’s got 4 pools, 4 restaurants and a hefty list of activities.
Thanks to a jungle surrounding, the Iberostar Varadero has a private, secluded feel. It’s parked next to the beach, too, so you’ve got powdery white sands on the doorstep.
Pools, bars and restaurants are scattered around the palm-dotted complex. Varadero’s not far if you fancy exploring – a taxi can zip you there in 20 minutes.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive. Buffet meals. 1 visit to each of the à la carte speciality restaurants per week. Snacks.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine with meals, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, selected international brands.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Known as the relaxation pool this one is part of the spa. A lovely tranquil oasis for adults only. With shades and sunbeds.
The spa has everything you could possibly want. Facilities include two saunas, two Jacuzzis™, massages, aromatherapy and reflexology. You'll also find the beauty and hair salon offering facials, manicures, pedicures and hair styling.
Japanese à la carte restaurant
Reservations are required for Manzoku. Gentlemen please wear long trousers.
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a very pleasant stay
Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location. The staff were very attentive and helped us with our luggage. The hotel was spotless throughout. My only slight criticism is the room could have been better air conditioned. Overall a very good stay.More
gareth m, Nelson, United Kingdom
Me and my partner have just got back from 2 weeks at this hotel! We couldn't fault it! The grounds were well kept, the food was nice although could do with some flavour/spice ( I'm yet to find an all inclusive resort that doesn't have bland food though) we didn't spend time around the pool because it was just too hot, we spent all the time at the beach which was just amazing, blue sea and white sand! Couldn't have asked for a better holiday! More
Great hotel and great staff
Due to past experiences with iberostars i had high expectations of this one. I must say I was not disappointed. The rooms were spotless an our maid was very good My only problem was the expectancy of tipping more so the beach. The hotel staff did not give that impression but the beach guys did. We did feel uncomfortable at times. The food was good no issues there at all. Our rep Jesus was brilliant (Thomas cook) and anyone flying with Thomas cook will meet this guy, he was very professional and made an effort not to ignore any single one of us.( pronounced hesus) If we were to visit Cuba again I would definitely stay here again. More
Nice Vacation - Hard to say goodby:(
I just returned from this Resort a week ago. September 2015. The Resort itself is very nice and the food was excellent. Cuba Food expectations were low however I have no complaints about the food at this resort. Lots and Lots of variety. The Beach was very clean and the ocean absolutely spectacular sandy without rocks, easy walk out and free kayaking and sailing. PS: I didn't know this but the fellas with their sailing and snorkeling booth, work not for the hotel but for a company that will have them rely on tips only. Book with Javier, great and safe snorkeling instructor. The Dining Hall has amazing staff. Thanks to Michelle and Yohanni and staff for their dedicated service and absolute sweet attitude to my family and myself. The rooms were nice and always attentively cleaned. There is a little bit of a mini ant infestation. Nothing too serious .. The entertainment was a little disappointing to us. It started around 10 which after much sun and activities, we found late. It also had a little bit of an entertainment agenda that wasn't really our interest. I was hoping for live Cuban music at night which was nowhere to be found. This Hotel had mostly European travelers from all over the world. The resort is a little quieter if that is something your looking for. We had beach aerobics and dance lessons every morning. That was fun:) Look out for Atencion your Resort Entertainment Dynamo who is a hoot and such a nice young Man. All in all....Good place, Fantastic People!More
Evie D, Lakefield, Canada
Our Perfect Wedding !!!! (September 11, 2015)
This review is mostly for Brides looking for information getting married at this resort. (sorry for the length) The Wedding: We arrived to the resort on Tuesday morning and met with Belkis the next day to go over the wedding details. My husband, my mother and I met with Belkis and went over all the details for the wedding. During our meeting we chose our cake which was a two tear white cake with roses (I brought my own cake topper which looked great with the cake). The day we got married was also my husbandâs parentâs 49th wedding anniversary so we decided to get a separate cake for them which was displayed on the same table next to our cake. We had a rather large wedding party so we brought with us our own boutonnieres for the groomsmen, groom, and fathers. For the 5 bridesmaids, maid of honour, mothers and bride (me) we also brought our own bouquets and corsage which we made out of silk artificial flowers that looked and felt amazing, I luckily have 3 very creative sisters that helped me put together everything. We bought the flowers at a wholesaler in Mississauga (highly recommend). The bouquet that was included with our wedding package was used as my throwing bouquet (white roses) and the groom boutonniere was changed to a corsage for the groomâs sister. We had a legal wedding in the beach gazebo; it was amazing, quick and perfect. It was followed by a champagne toast and photos with all of our 44 guests at the beach. Our wedding was at 4pm which made the wait time for our guests between the photos and reception minimal. We wanted our reception to be completely private and uninterrupted by having to move locations so we decided to have our wedding at the Hicacos Hall which was very spacious and air-conditioned (which all my guests appreciated (it was an incredibly hot week). For the private diner and reception at the Hicacos Hall it was an additional 30CUC per person. I brought many personal items that I wanted displayed in specific ways on the tables which were given to Belkis during our meeting. Belkis made it happened exactly as I imagined. I brought with me , guest signing book, personalized drink coasters, personalized napkins, blue and white diamonds, LED lights and a bonbonniere for each guest which were waiting for us on the tables when we arrived, it looked amazing. My husband wanted flower center pieces (white roses) for all the tables which were an added cost (20CUC each). We did our speeches in between meal courses and it was followed by our first dance and the father daughter dance. We also had a first dance for my husbandâs parents to share to the same song they danced to at their wedding (it was beautiful). After that, it was dancing all night. Our party lasted until 1am which was arranged with the bartender and DJ that night for an addition tip. Everything was perfect that day; absolutely everything went smoothly and according to plan. Everyone had a blast and we couldnât have been happier. Iâm sure there are details here that I forgot to mention but the point of it is, if you want something Belkis can make it happen. She truly is great at her job. She further arranged for us a rehearsal diner for the entire group the night before the wedding and a private pig roast (additional cost) at the beach for our group during lunch (everyone loved it). Additional Info -We brought with us our own photographer which covered the entire wedding day/night and the rehearsal diner. His prices were very reasonable and I am getting the digital copies of all the pictures taken. He was a lot of fun to be around and quickly became just another member of our group. -Makeup and hair were done by my sisters. -For all our guests I made personalized care packages that I gave to them at the airport. The care package consisted of a blue cloth tote/reusable bag with a caricature I had made of my husband and I at the beach. The caricature was also used to make personalized luggage tags for all the guests (one side the picture, other side their name and email). I filled the bags with small items that would be appreciated and not cause any problems through airport security. Items -BUBBA mugs -Travel size mouthwash, lotion, body wash and facial soap (found a place on line that sells these items in bulk to hotels but also sells to the public (reasonably priced) -For the guys I added travel size Dove deodorants and for the woman packages of makeup remover. -Dental floss, cotton swabs, Q-tips, sanitizing wipes, ear buds/head phones for the airplane, pens, lip gloss, keychain flash lights and other miscellanies items -Each person also received a personalized pamphlet with general details about Cuba and the resort. I also included useful words and phrases translated into Spanish and some random funny phrases also translated (helps that I speak Spanish), a personalized cross word puzzle and word search with items/names of the group -The bags were also filled with lots and lots of snacks which my guests really appreciated. It was really cool to see everyone carrying the bags through the airport and resort. Most used the bags throughout the week as a beach bag, myself included. My wedding week was incredible; I can honestly say that everything I had envisioned for that week came together exactly as I wanted. Everything from the wedding, the ceremony, the guests all wanting to hang out together, flowers, beach reception. I highly recommend this resort for your wedding and for just general vacations. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I hope your wedding day is as incredible as ours was !!!! I know when I was planning I was constantly looking for more information about everything so please if you have any questions feel free to contact me at email@example.comMore
Daniela B, Brampton, Canada
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