This adults-only resort gets loads of repeat visitors, and not just for its beachfront setting. It lines up restaurants, bars and a nightclub.
Thanks to its spot on a sandy beach and a bumper list of eateries and bars, you’ll never need to leave. But, if you do fancy exploring, the bars, restaurants and shops of the Plaza America shopping centre are a five-minute drive away.
The hotel is set in palm-covered gardens, so expect views of your landscaped surroundings from the balcony. Rooms come with a lot of space – be it the big bathtub or the handy separate living area.
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El Caribe restaurant
Serving traditional Caribbean cuisine. You'll need to reserve a table and gentlemen should wear a shirt and trousers.
This main pool has waterfalls, bridges and a swim-up bar.
Includes cabaret shows and live performances.
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junior suite with balcony or terrace
These junior suites come with a king-size bed. There’s a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. Plus there’s a ceiling fan and air-conditioning. Just so you know, these rooms are only available to over 18s.
club junior suite with balcony or terrace
These club junior suites come with a balcony or terrace for that bit of space outside. You’ll have a king-size bed. There’s access to the Diamond Club meaning you’ll have extras including personalised check-in and check-out, a premium drinks menu in the lobby bar, upgraded room service, luxury amenities in the room, minibar restocked daily, preferential reservations in the à la carte restaurants, a 20% discount on SPA treatments, access to an exclusive beach with dedicated bar and waiter service plus a Butler service menu on request. Just so you know, these rooms are only available to over 18s.
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Great getaway and bonus: daily yoga classes
Spent a week and the food was good but our room was a bit tired. Rust spots on the shower enclosing and lack of a dresser (a big box only where we stowed our luggage but clothes had to go anywhere we could find place) were the big misses but we were not in our room that much so it was OK. The big bonus in my opinion was daily morning yoga classes outside by an Ottawa teacher Diane. She was highly qualified and amazing: classes were of the standard I was used to back home from my local studio. I managed to get a workout in most mornings before I started my day of continued relaxation. Perfect really.More
Returning for our 7th visit to this amazing hotel and resort
We will be returning on the 1st May 2017 for our 7th visit to this amazing Hotel. We keep coming back because of the fantastic holidays we have had at this hotel. The hotel and grounds are always very well kept with staff constantly maintaining them and the beach is probably the best that we have been to in the Caribbean. We first started coming when it was a Sandals resort in 2009, we were worried when it changed hands, but we find that it has improved each year we return, in fact we love it so much that we have paid for our son and his new wife to honeymoon here for 2 weeks from the 5th June 2017. The staff are fantastic with many of them dating back to our visits when it was a Sandals hotel and many have become firm friends who we look forward to seeing each year. The staff are all friendly and do their best to make sure that you have the best possible experience. The restaurant's are all excellent, I class myself as a fussy eater and I have never had any problem finding an enjoyable meal choice. Our favorite is the Carib with the beach bar following a close second in the evening. The rooms are clean and spacious, and our favorite room is 2610 near to the chess board and overlooking the lovely gardens, and we have requested this room again and hope that the hotel can accommodate this request. The butlers are very helpful and are always checking with you to make sure that you are having an enjoyable time and to see if you require anything. We have never been pestered by any of the staff for tips, which is nice to see but we do tip the staff for their services. I cant recommend this hotel enough, but please remember that you are in Cuba and sometimes things can be in short supply or unavailable at that point in time. Cuba doesn't have the same infrastructure as we are used to at home so don't expect fast internet speeds. What it does have is beautiful countryside, friendly helpful people and fantastic beaches, sun and sea, and of course the 1950's cars. We have always found the Cuban people to be happy and helpful, and this is also the case in downtown Varadero. It is a very safe country to visit with little crime and very honest happy people, so don't worry about leaving the resort. The bus that stops at the Hotel is 5CU per person and for that you can stay on it all day jumping off and on at the various point of interest and shopping opportunities Keep up the good work Looking forward to seeing you all in May. Regards Steve & JaneMore
Superb first visit to Caribbean
Went here in June 2016 - first visit to the Caribbean. Fantastic hotel and experience in all regards - room, grounds, beach, service, food etc. Hotel is very nice and modern. Grounds are nice. Room was superb. Suite with a balcony, large bathroom and fridge filled daily with drinks. Walk to the beach in under 5 mins. Food was superb with several restaurants located within the hotel which you are booked into at your request by your butler. George was our butler and cannot fault him at all - friendly, helpful and always greeted you in the morning outside your building. Bar areas of the hotel were great and the drinks were good quality. Enjoyed the cigar bar. Would certainly return to a Royalton resort in the future.More
Great as always
This resorts check all our boxes. Relax. Good size easy to get around and never feels crowded. Clean. From the room common areas and washrooms great shape. The ladies work very hard to keep things looking great. Service. Butlers always looking to assist in making sure you have everything you need and want. Entertainment. Day and night the team looks to offer a variety of things. Opera magic great shows but main bar Saturday outstanding Food. I love seafood and they cook it to allow it's flavour to come through. My husband always found something to eat. They keep it simple and full of flavour. If your a steak only person you may find it different. Never lost weight or hungry. Diamond club. For us a must. The team managed by Alex cannot do enough. Looking forward to the new DC beach area. Great service at the beach no need to bring our own cups as full size glasses at DC beach. Staff. Wow. From the time you get off the bus they all make sure you enjoy your vacation. Main bar staff work very hard to take care of us and always with a smile. Illyna remembered us with a great smile and hug. Alex helped before the trip meet our room request and made sure we were happy through out our stay. Thanks for the anniversary treat. If you are looking for a great relaxing time at an adult only this resort is well worth it. Hope to see you next year. Thank youMore
Royalton Hicacos - one of the best resorts in Cuba
Spent a week at the Royalton Hicacos in Varadero - March 2017. This is an adults only resort. The resort itself and beach are really gorgeous. We really enjoyed our time there. The staff were helpful and extremely friendly with the Reception staff being the only exception. They were not quite as attentive and polite as I would expect at a good hotel. Get to the beach early and save your spot with beach towels as when the resort is busy the shade huts get taken quickly. Also get to know your butler (assigned to you when you get there) well and tip freely or else you may be told that there are no reservations left at the theme restaurants. Coffee and buffet breakfast was excellent. Drinks were good but very inconsistently prepared. Food was in general forgettable. You don't go to Cuba for the food. They must spray for insects as we had no problem with mosquitoes or sand fleas and never had to use repellant at all.More
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