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10 Best Varadero All Inclusive Resorts [2024 Guide]

Just two hours east of Havana, Varadero is one of the best destinations for a beach vacation in Cuba. That is especially the case for travelers looking for an all inclusive resort vacation; Varadero all inclusive resorts are the best on the island, with more resorts in Varadero to choose from than anywhere in Cuba.

As locals, we’ve been to Varadero too many times to count and have had the chance to stay in some of the area’s best hotels. Read on for the best resorts in Varadero for an all inclusive resort experience – these are the best family-friendly and adults-only options in town that we’ll always return to.

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Best All Inclusive Resorts in Varadero

The vast majority of the numerous resorts in Varadero are all inclusive. While you’ll find a few resorts in Varadero that aren’t all inclusive – our favorite boutique resort in town, Mystique Casa Perla by Royalton, isn’t all inclusive, for example – most are large resorts with everything included.

These are the top all inclusive resorts in Varadero we recommend:

Looking for other places to stay in Varadero that aren’t necessarily all inclusive resorts? Check out our ultimate best Varadero resort guide for even more resort options, though Varadero also has an impressive selection of private villa and beach house rentals, casa particular guest houses, and more.

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Courtesy of Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa

Varadero All Inclusive Resorts

1. Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa

Best Adults-Only Varadero All Inclusive Resort

One of the best resorts in Cuba, the adults-only Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa is our favorite choice among all inclusive resorts in Varadero, hands down. This 404-room all inclusive resort is set on an enviable stretch of Varadero beachfront and instantly stands out among the other countless resorts in Varadero to choose from – in more ways than one.

Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa is one of the more recently renovated spots in Varadero and has comfortable, cool Caribbean style in even the smallest details. Despite feeling like an intimate and manageable-sized resort – not overcrowded or packed – it has what feels like endless amenities, including a golf course, eight restaurants, a spa, and pools with beach bars to enjoy the property’s beachfront. You’ll love it – we always do.

Reviews and Bookings: Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa

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Courtesy of Iberostar Selection Varadero

2. Iberostar Selection Varadero

Best Family-Friendly Varadero All Inclusive Resort

Travelers with the family in tow will love Iberostar Selection Varadero, which is one of the very best resorts in Cuba for a family-friendly experience. A fun kids club with plenty of programming and special events and spaces for everyone from infants to teens ensures that it’s always a popular destination for all members of the family. Great culinary options will make even the pickiest eaters happy.

There’s plenty for the adults to love, too. Four outdoor pools, a gorgeous spa and wellness center, five restaurants, a golf course, and plenty of water sports options abound at Iberostar Selection Varadero – it certainly made our list of the best resorts in Cuba for a reason.

Reviews and Bookings: Iberostar Selection Varadero

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Courtesy of Melia International Varadero

3. Melia International Varadero

We have long loved Melia International Varaderoit’s updated, upgraded, and has long been one of the best all inclusive resorts in Varadero. Melia International Varadero is certainly the best Melia resort in Varadero, with a great kid’s club on site for the family, plus plenty to do for couples and adult travelers as well.

Upgrade to “The Level” for additional amenities, access to exclusive areas of the resort, and even more personalized service during a stay. Travelers will find everything they need within the bounds of the resort, but the resort’s location, just a few minutes walk from the downtown center of Varadero, makes for easy exploring and convenience.

Reviews and Bookings: Melia International Varadero

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Courtesy of Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

4. Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

Recently upgraded and nicer than ever, Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa has a wider and more palm-fringed beachfront than anywhere else in town, making it one of the best all inclusive options in town for travelers craving the best of the Varadero beach.

Guests traveling adults only to Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa can opt for the Royal Service or to stay in the Reserve, which includes access to additional spaces in the resort like private pools and a private beachfront area. However, even the resort’s standard spaces are excellent: this family-friendly all-inclusive resort has beautiful grounds, with expansive pools, plenty of beach bars and places to lounge, and a great YHI spa.

Reviews and Bookings: Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

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Courtesy of Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa

5. Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa

An adults-only all inclusive located towards the more reserved and quieter end of the Hicacos peninsula, Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa is a particularly relaxing resort getaway in Varadero. The resort’s excellent wellness center includes a spa and gym, and the beachfront is characteristically spectacular of Varadero. Upgrade to Royal Service for access to a private area of the resort, with its own restaurants, pool, and beachfront.

At Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa, some of the rooms and suites at the resort are a bit dated and could use some upgrades, but the gorgeous beachfront and pool areas are where you’ll be spending most of your time anyway. Take note when making you’re booking: there are two Paradisus properties in Varadero to choose from – both are great, but we think Varadero’s other option (Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa) is slightly better.

Reviews and Bookings: Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa

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Courtesy of Sol Varadero Beach

6. Sol Varadero Beach

An affordable resort in the heart of the Varadero resort area, Sol Varadero Beach is an adults-only all inclusive at the top of our list for budget-friendly resort options in Varadero. It offers 11 restaurants and bars, a great pool area, and the white sand beachfront so characteristic of Varadero, making it a very popular choice.

One of the highlights of Sol Varadero Beach is the comfortable rooms, which were recently refurbished and upgraded with some great new additions. The resort doesn’t have all the amenities of some of the larger properties in Varadero, but it’s a great choice at this price point.

Reviews and Bookings: Sol Varadero Beach

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Courtesy of Sol Palmeras

7. Sol Palmeras

Another budget-friendly spot in Varadero worth considering for a family-friendly stay, Sol Palmeras has separate spaces for both adults and kids, making it a popular option for both couples and families. Two outdoor swimming pools for adults and one for kids are spread across its grounds, with the beachfront just beyond.

Sol Palmeras has great restaurants and cuisine options across the property, including bites from a number of different beach bars across the property. The resort could use some stylistic upgrades, but it’s a clean, friendly, and welcoming option with all the amenities and activities visitors could ask for – we recommend it.

Reviews and Bookings: Sol Palmeras

Travel Insurance

Cuba requires that all travelers have proof of a comprehensive travel insurance policy in order to enter the country. Check out our guide to travel insurance for Cuba for more details. We recommend these brands for Cuba travel insurance:

  • Visitors Coverage: Coverage for Cuba travel available to citizens of all countries, though not currently available to residents of New York and Maryland in the United States.
  • Insubuy: Coverage for Cuba travel available to citizens of all countries and states of the United States.
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Courtesy of Melia Las Americas

8. Melia Las Americas

With gorgeous grounds and a beautiful beachfront, Melia Las Americas is one of the best all inclusive resorts in Varadero. While Melia International Varadero is certainly the nicest Melia property in Varadero, this is another excellent option, and slightly more affordable than its sister resort.

Melia Las Americas has about 340 rooms, making it one of the smaller amenity-rich resorts in Varadero. Of those, 90 are upgraded rooms in The Level, the Melia brand’s club area, which offers a private pool and beach area, additional dining options, and more personalized service, among other great amenities. Overall, it’s a great balance of great amenities and manageable size.

Reviews and Bookings: Melia Las Americas

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9. Blau Varadero

Nestled along the sands in the heart of Varadero’s resort area, Blau Varadero is a great, relatively affordable resort option. Surprisingly often overlooked, it is definitely worth considering as you plan your Varadero resort vacation.

In addition to Blau Varadero‘s great amenities like four restaurants, five bars, and an excellent spa, the dive site is a huge plus for adventurous visitors. A nearby reef makes it a great choice for those looking to enjoy the beachfront to the fullest. Some of the resort’s areas, including rooms, have been recently upgraded, making for a much more pleasant stay experience overall.

Reviews and Bookings: Blau Varadero

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Courtesy of Grand Memories Varadero

10. Grand Memories Varadero

One of the largest all inclusive resort complexes in Varadero, Grand Memories Varadero and the adjacent Memories Varadero resort have plenty of incredible amenities and spaces to love. Family-friendly areas and adults-only spaces make these mega resorts popular with all styles of travelers.

Consider upgrading to the Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero for amenities like butler service and access to exclusive areas of the resort – we think the upgrade is certainly worth it, especially at a resort of this size. While the Sanctuary upgrade is a cost, the resort overall tends to be a bit more budget-friendly than some of the other Varadero resorts, meaning it isn’t budget-busting.

Reviews and Bookings: Grand Memories Varadero

Carley Rojas Avila

Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Home to Havana and Explorers Away. She is a serial expat and traveler, having visited 40+ countries and counting. Carley has written for publications like Travel + Leisure, MSN, Associated Press, Weather Channel, Wealth of Geeks, and more. Find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.