Playa Varadero
Playa Varadero
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Frank M
    Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise beach
    Traveling with a companion to Varadero Beach was an unforgettable experience. The pristine shores and inviting waters provided the perfect backdrop for relaxation and shared moments. Walking hand in hand along the beach, enjoying the warm sun, and taking a dip in the sea together made for cherished memories. The beach's beauty was matched by the friendly locals and the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Varadero Beach proved to be an ideal destination for a memorable getaway for two.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 24, 2023
  • David A
    Ottawa, Canada32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another trip to Grand Memories Varadero
    A pretty good visit in October. Check in on arrival was the quickest it has ever been. A fair amount of work to improved the grounds has been done since our last visit at the end of summer. Buffet was typical, the a la carte retaurants were quite good. Service seemed to have gotten better. Quite a list of staff to recognize. Lily at the Gensing restaurant provided great service. The whole group at the pool bar - Disney, Rene, Alex and Julio were friendly and quick with refills. At the buffet, Melissa, Reinier, Rigoberto and Arelys were always keeping busy and we had what we needed. Duniel at the beach bar always greeted us with a smile and small talk. And the team in the lobby always worked well with each other helping each other and taking time to talk with the customers. Leidy, Mabel, Darlay, Yohamel, Louis, Niurkis, Beatriz and Michel were always attentive and had a warm greeting each time we saw them. Danai always had a great smile on her face and remembered us from a previous visit. And Coca whenever he saw us always asked how we are doing and if everything is alright. And then there's Dayan, the fellow who would exchange the beach towels if there were any. He always had a smile on his face and had plenty of time to talk with us. This was one of our better visits here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 18, 2023
  • NickB
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Caribbean's best
    The beach is definitely the best thing about Varadero. Every aspect of it is excellent and it was a joy to walk several miles along it. Swimmers need to look out for jellyfish and observe the red flag warning when in force. But the sea is a beautiful shade of turquoise and having been lucky enough to experience several Caribbean beaches I can attest that this is one of the best.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 23, 2024
  • TomWine
    St. Augustine, Florida120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach area
    Absolutely beautiful beach with several good restaurants and bars nearby. Nice swimming area for families and children with water slide. Offers snorkeling, which was fun. Pleasant place to spend the day.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Rentalcarcuba
    United States3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Varadero Beach: A Spectacular Underwater Adventure
    One of the best experiences in Varadero Beach was snorkeling in its vibrant waters. The marine life is simply stunning, with colorful fish and coral reefs that seem to come alive before your eyes. Swimming alongside these majestic creatures was a surreal experience I'll never forget. Renting a car in Cuba further deepened my connection to the island's beauty.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 4, 2024
  • Horsleyfamily1
    Hornchurch, United Kingdom200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breath taking.
    Miles and miles and mile of perfect beach, white sand and sea so blue. Very clean and you do get a few people selling things, but they do not leave the seas edge, so they wont bother you on your sun bed. Seas is very shallow for a long way, so very safe. Shame there were not many fish compared to other Caribbean islands.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 24, 2024
  • joey
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Veradero trip - April 2024 - curb expectations alittle, still great!
    The beach is still the best! Be warned that supplies are short even at the resorts. TP is dispensed in small batches, rum may run out before end of day, mix is limited, and they ran out of beer one day as well. Buffet seemed more limited as well. The people are still great, and a la carte's were excellent at our resort. Still the best value for an excellent place to go. I have to say I am disappointed with how many long time travellers aren't going back because standards aren't as perfect as before. These people are having a HARD time... they have served you for this long, (many say they are friends), don't desert them and their country now that they need us. And please be kind, they are doing all they can with what they have.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 26, 2024
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Emilie G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The water 💦 at the Varadero is the clearest that I have ever seen. You can stand in the water up to your shoulders and see your feet clearly.
Written July 7, 2024
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Robin W
Manama, Bahrain13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
A very pleasant beach but without proper facilities as would be found in adjacent island resorts.
The hotels are not very good at public relations and the food and drink is in short supply wherever one goes. Staff are often tense and running scared of their controllers.
There is no excuse as most hotels are JV's with European or Canadian hotel groups and they could do a lot better by flying food in from Mexico and Europe or Canada.
Don't waste your money on Varadero or Cuba as a whole.
It is a disaster area now.
Written June 13, 2024
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Hasan D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful beaches where you get scam by almost everyone. Dishonest people with low moral values. Beware the people will try to take any dollar they can from you. Its disgusting
Written June 10, 2024
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joey
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The beach is still the best! Be warned that supplies are short even at the resorts. TP is dispensed in small batches, rum may run out before end of day, mix is limited, and they ran out of beer one day as well. Buffet seemed more limited as well. The people are still great, and a la carte's were excellent at our resort. Still the best value for an excellent place to go. I have to say I am disappointed with how many long time travellers aren't going back because standards aren't as perfect as before. These people are having a HARD time... they have served you for this long, (many say they are friends), don't desert them and their country now that they need us. And please be kind, they are doing all they can with what they have.
Written April 26, 2024
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Horsleyfamily1
Hornchurch, UK200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Miles and miles and mile of perfect beach, white sand and sea so blue. Very clean and you do get a few people selling things, but they do not leave the seas edge, so they wont bother you on your sun bed. Seas is very shallow for a long way, so very safe. Shame there were not many fish compared to other Caribbean islands.
Written April 24, 2024
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Rentalcarcuba
United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
One of the best experiences in Varadero Beach was snorkeling in its vibrant waters. The marine life is simply stunning, with colorful fish and coral reefs that seem to come alive before your eyes. Swimming alongside these majestic creatures was a surreal experience I'll never forget. Renting a car in Cuba further deepened my connection to the island's beauty.
Written April 5, 2024
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Franco P
Montreal, Canada11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Beautiful white sand beach the water is mostly calm there’s plenty of beach chairs and finally no seaweed along the beach
Written March 31, 2024
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TPBW93
Iver Heath, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Breath-taking. Golden sand and crystal clear water. Friendly staff on the beach with cheap seating and drinks. Paradise.
Written March 26, 2024
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Shawnee H
Ontario, Canada27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This visit was much different than our last visit to this resort. We understand that Cuba is under hardship and experiencing shortages, but the trip prices should reflect the services that are being offered. The resort is so nicely kept, the beds are comfortable, the beach is so beautiful, and the pool was pristine. Bar staff were INCREDIBLE and did their best to find a drink you would like. There was no shortage of draft beer, no canned beer, no sodas. There was a lack of nighttime entertainment, but the staff kept things fun during the day. We will return to Cuba, but we are going to explore other resorts. We were disappointed that we weren't recognized as repeat guests. :(
Written March 24, 2024
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Allison V
Santa Marta, Cuba21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Varadero looked like an amazing dream beach each day, always with different shades of blue that enchant, it doesn't seem real that a beach so big and magical exists.
Written March 14, 2024
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