I just returned from a weeks vacation at the Paradisus Varadero. It was my first time in an all inclusive resort and I have to say I returned feeling pampered and relaxed! I had no worries, no responsibilities and just had to ask to have anything given to me.
I had read the reviews on here before going, and noticed a lot of people upgraded to Royal Service and reviewed that area. I didn't, I stayed in the regular bungalows and personally can't even imagine what luxuries I could be missing out on. I don't feel as though my friend and I are very demanding people, so we did not ask for any special requests, but were offered many throughout our stay. The staff were very friendly and you quickly had favourites in each section you visited.
The beach was amazing. Nice and wide with plenty of room and lounge chairs for everybody. After walking down the beach past other resorts I truly appreciated the beach we had. The pool was warm and not busy at all for some swimming. The evening shows were good, lots of enthusiasm and energy from the performers and different every night. Even the kids shows were entertaining, with the kids participating in the show one evening.
Food was plentiful. As someone who is picky and doesn't eat meat, I was able to nicely fill my plate with something different every meal. The specialty resturants were delightful, live music while we ate and an atmosphere to match the food we were eating. We didn't get around to the snack bars, we found that the meals were filling enough to last until the next one.
We had one day of bad weather where we were under a tropical storm warning. The staff were wonderful, creating activities to keep people entertained and opening up more dinning space as the beach grill was shut down. What could have been a rotten day turned into a wonderful one!
Before going I was given a list of items to take by friends who had travelled to all inclusive resorts before. I have to say that I didn't need most as the resort had everything I could want. The only thing on their lists was the to-go mug to keep drinks cool when down at the beach. And the staff can't do much about the heat, thats why we are all there!
So all in all it was a great time, can't think of anything to make it better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located beachfront in Rincon Francés, part of the Varadero ecological reserve. Five-Star Ultra All Inclusive Eco-Resort with 510 rooms. This charming world is privileged with elegance, refinement and privacy, especially its Royal Service. Recommended for families, weddings, honeymoons, incentives and wellness/spa. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paradisus Varadero Resort And Spa
- Paradisus Varadero Hotel Varadero
- Varadero Paradisus
- Paradisus Varadero Cuba