Royalton Hicacos

Directly on a soft white beach, the Royalton Hicacos is an adults-only retreat that hosts five elegant restaurants where you can wine and dine in luxury.

The secluded nature of the hotel’s location makes it feel like you’re in the middle of a tropical retreat. Everything here feels distinctly Caribbean, too. The main pool is flanked by palm trees and many of the buildings have thatched roofs.

In the evening, you’ll have the choice of six bars for after-dinner drinks. There’s even a nightclub with a piano lounge attached to the dancefloor.

Overview of Varadero

The beaches in Cuba’s Varadero really do have to be seen to be believed, but that’s not the only pull for holidaymakers. As you may expect with a holiday to the Caribbean, there is a laidback beach vibe in Varadero, but there’s also plenty of culture to explore. Due to Cuba’s unique history, there’s a lesson to be learnt everywhere you go.

Head out from Royalton Hicacos ready to walk because Varadero’s designed for wandering and exploring – and the best way to do so is by foot. Plus, you’ll find traditional Cuban bars and restaurants lining the streets, so there are plenty of spots to grab a rum and get out of the heat.

Things to do in Varadero

Varadero is the largest resort in the Caribbean, so you’ll find plenty to see and explore. Most holidaymakers visit Varadero to make the most of the 20-kilometre-long beach and its impressive snorkelling, though.

Away from the beach, there’s an 18-hole golf course, the Saturno Cave and great shopping. Whether you want to explore hidden wonders or shop until you drop, there’s an option in Varadero.

In Varadero, traditional Cuban sounds provide the soundtrack to your holiday. So, grab the rum and break out your favourite dance moves. You’ll never want to leave the Royalton Hicacos.

Resort Summary

Stashed up on a skinny peninsula jutting out along Cuba’s northern coast, Varadero is the total package when it comes to holidays in this neck of the woods. Not only are its shores coated in a dusting of white sand, but they back onto a delightfully vibrant town, complete with beach restaurants, outdoor activities and more snorkelling opportunities than you can shake a flipper at.

Varadero is a place for wandering. There are hidden caves, coral reefs and acres of forest that beg for hikes. Wining and dining are no trouble here, as the town is packed to the gills with Cuban restaurants and dance clubs that always have live music on the bill. And when it’s time for a change of scenery, Cuba‘s capital city isn’t far off.