17 Best Party Hotels In Varadero, Cuba - Updated 2022

party hotels in varadero

Varadero is known mostly for pubs, themed dinners, nightly shows, and exciting things to do. Sometimes the happy hour is automatically included in the pub crawl. And chances are, some of you readers are probably seeing the term “pub crawl” for the first time. Worry no more as this article will not only highlight the best features that these party hotels have but also give you useful info about the fun activities done in these hotels. From the beachfront properties to the pool bars, brace yourselves for dinners that demand a strictly formal attire, as well as pubs found right by the beach. Read further to see what’s in store for you in the best party hotels in Varadero, Cuba.

1. Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive

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Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive is more than just a majestic addition to the array of beachfront hotels in Varadero. It boasts stunning sea views, delicious cuisines, and several entertainment options. During the day, guests can enjoy beach games and scuba diving lessons. By sundown, a wonderful array of evening shows, theme shows, and contests are available to liven up the night.

This hotel also offers a boulevard with more than 20 restaurants and cafeterias, in addition to the on-site bars. Other amenities include freshwater swimming pools, spas, health and beauty stations, and garden areas. Its exclusive services, The Level and The Level Adults Only, take Cuban hospitality to a whole new level.

Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive

Address: Km 1 Avenida Las Americas, Varadero 42200, Cuba

Travelers Review: 4.4 (from 1,152 reviews)

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2. Paradisus Princesa del Mar

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This beautiful hotel is an all-inclusive, adults-only beachfront eco-resort and spa all in one. Guests can enjoy total relaxation and amazing amenities offered by this paradise, not to mention the wide range of daytime and nighttime activities. The hotel offers water adventures, sports, and culinary classes for guests. In the evenings, it features lots of shows, professional acts, and live music to entertain guests.

With spacious suites and rooms, this party hotel provides luxurious accommodation. Other facilities include the YHI Spa, swim-up pools, meeting rooms, and à la carte restaurants.

Paradisus Princesa del Mar

Address: Auropista Sur, Carr. Las Morlas, Km. 19 5, Varadero 42200, Cuba

Travelers Review: 4.3 (from 1,559 reviews)

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3. Hotel Iberostar Playa Alameda

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From the Caribbean-style furnishings to the all-inclusive offerings, Hotel Iberostar Playa Alameda provides a luxurious getaway right on the beachfront. It features direct beach access, cocktail-making classes, and evening parties. Nights with Cuban carnival themes are definitely something to watch out for. This hotel offers an adults-only program as well. With lots of live music and shows, staying in this hotel will be an experience for the books.

Other facilities in this Iberostar hotel also include a beauty salon, specialty restaurants, rooms with a balcony, and outdoor pools. Guests can also enjoy massage services, yoga, Tai Chi classes, and water sports such as diving, sailing, and kite-surfing.

Hotel Iberostar Playa Alameda

Address: Ctra. Las Morlas, km 19.5 Punta Hicacos, 42200, Cuba

Travelers Review: 4.2 (from 1,504 reviews)

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4. Occidental Arenas Blancas

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Occidental Arenas Blancas is a luxurious hotel nestled in Varadero Resort by Barceló. Featuring tropical gardens and amazing Caribbean hospitality, this hotel makes an ideal vacation spot for guests. Its all-inclusive package offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It also includes national and selective international drinks at the open bar, with no additional cost. Guests can enjoy access to the hot tubs and sauna of the hotel as well. At nighttime, there are plenty of activities and entertainment available.

When they’re not working out at the gym or hanging out at the bar, guests can enjoy a variety of water sports like diving, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing. The hotel’s location provides easy access to a fascinating marine sanctuary.

Occidental Arenas Blancas

Address: Carretera Las Americas Km. 3, Varadero, Cuba

Travelers Review: 3.7 (from 1,296 reviews)

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5. Valentín Varadero El Patriarca

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Don’t let the quaint and historic architecture of Valentin El Patriarca Varadero fool you. This oceanfront property is actually a 5-star resort that features deluxe rooms and modern amenities. Guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and a splash pool. Entertainment options are also plenty, with theater shows as well as clubs where guests could dance the night away.

This hotel offers guests plenty of activities to fill their days with fun. Its extensive sports program includes non-motorized water activities like sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling. A team of professionals in the wellness center also provides a range of treatments to help guests relax and disconnect. Complete with à-la-carte restaurants and bars, this hotel is an ideal spot for a memorable Caribbean getaway.

Valentín Varadero El Patriarca

Address: Varadero, Cuba

Travelers Review: 4.2 (from 1,701 reviews)

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6. Blau Varadero - Adults Only

Blau Varadero
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Another adults-only resort hotel on this side of Varadero, Blau Varadero is the hotel to recommend if you’d like your pub crawl to try more varieties of cocktails and light alcoholic fare. Starting your pub crawl by the pool bar will set you off to an interesting night. With this property built right on the beach, finding a beach bar complete with DJs complete the high quality of entertainment dished out in this hotel compound. If you prefer some bars with live bands that featured lounge singers, some bars are found in the hotel itself for your preference. It’s your choice on where to start the actual pub crawl itself.

Blau Varadero

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7. Iberostar Tainos

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Another one of Iberostar’s offerings in Varadero is Iberostar Taínos. It took its name from the indigenous people of Cuba, who were the ones to discover the beaches in town. Modeled after a Caribbean village, this hotel boasts a gym and a large swimming pool. The place is ideal for families, and those who are coming with their children will find the playground and kiddie pool to be to their liking. Rooms at this accommodation are equipped with free Wi-Fi and a TV.

Iberostar Tainos

Iberostar Tainos

8. Barceló Solymar

The pool, the resort, the palm trees
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Barcelo Hotel Group’s prime offering in Varadero is Barcelo Solymar. This hip resort is built right by the panoramic Playa Azul, bringing you closer to the powdery sand and pristine waters. Guests are welcome to lounge by the outdoor pool all day, or join in the fun and check out all the entertainment activities held on-site. Various restaurants offer delectable dishes from Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Asian cuisine. Done partying for the night? King-sized beds in their stylish suites await!

Barceló Solymar

Address: Varadero, Cuba

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9. Iberostar Selection Varadero (from USD 187)

Iberostar Selection is one of Varadero’s best hotels. It is known for its much-coveted themed dinners organized on site. Nightly entertainment is centered mostly on music. If you drop by every night, you will witness a variety of shows performed at the pool. Other travelers noted that watching the shows at the hotel theatre would be highly recommended if you don’t plan to dip in the pool afterward. If you still feel like watching some live bands by the pool at night, you can kill some time by getting pampered at the spa center. You will appreciate the options available for you apart from the spacious suites ready to accommodate your stay for the week.

10. Hotel Gran Caribe Sun Beach

This hotel has several bars within its own compound. It is as if you entered a vicinity in Varadero ripe for your first pub crawl. For the uninitiated, a pub crawl is a series of bar-hopping gigs done in a single night. As the hotel is known for organizing pub crawls, you will not get lost in the shuffle. There are more than three bars for you to drop by. In between the bar-hopping nights, you will gain access to the private beach exclusive to the guests of Hotel Gran Caribe Sun Beach.

11. Gran Caribe Puntarena Playa Caleta

This beachfront property has become the go-to place for the Varadero Summer Festival. Previous guests have booked the week here to experience live music and entertainment featuring the region’s major stars. Summer is peak season for the area, a guarantee that the tropical bar will be teeming with guests from all over the world. You will discover a vibrant scene at the hotel’s Bar Cafe Las Palmeras, thanks to its friendly resident bartenders. The bar scene’s pinnacle of evening entertainment is at the salsa club, a perfect place to dance the night away.

12. Melias las Antillas - Adults Only (from USD 139)

This is an adults-only resort meaning some sunbathers might be doing so in the nude. So book the week at this party resort in Varadero if you are honeymooners without any minors in tow. Live music is ready to accommodate your cravings for Latin music by the pool. This is close to the pool bar where pina coladas and other cocktails are served. Within the hotel building itself, the best cocktails are found at the eponymous Mojito Bar. To complete the pub crawl experience at the compound, drop by Romantico & Lobby Bar. This place guarantees excellent service to you with your choice of light, alcoholic mixed drinks.

13. Sol Palmeras (from USD 114)

One of the best hotels in Varadero for partying is Sol Palmeras. This hotel has a pub that might test your alcohol tolerance level. You probably came over to have a pub crawl experience. Maybe some mojitos is a given. But if you like your alcohol strong, then you will be led to that pub with the nightly entertainment that serves the strong kind of tequila. Entertainment includes a vibrant dance club on site. For lighter fare, the pool bar would be a convenient alternative. To complete your self-imposed pub crawl, dropping by the rooftop bar to enjoy the cool breeze is a great way to cap off the night before dozing off in your spacious suite.

14. Muthu Playa Varadero (from USD 89)

Live band by the lobby? Of course. Mutha Playa Varadero is one hotel guaranteed to bring in the tropical music. The hotel knows how providing live entertainment can make a lively atmosphere for guests to dance. So it’s not surprising to see a dance floor ready for you and your friends to take over. Partying by the shore is inevitable since the beach is right on site for you to dip your toes in. Live music by the lobby won’t be until around 8:45pm. Before that, you can hang around with your order of pina colada with the DJ in charge of the music as you like it.

15. Hotel Brisas del Caribe (from USD 65)

If it’s your first time experiencing a pub crawl in Cuba, this hotel is the best place to try it. With several bars within the hotel’s compound ready to accommodate your cravings for a pina colada and other cocktails, all that is left for you to do try each bar’s specialty at each visit. The pool bar opens the earliest, as early as 10am. Not surprising as it is the busiest bar in the compound. The bar by the lobby is open from 8:30pm until 11:30pm. Of course, there is a 24-hour bar ready to serve you a beer on tap to go with your bar chow of choice. Nightly entertainment offers a variety of shows to go with the themed dinner.

16. Royalton Hicacos Adults Only - All Inclusive (from USD 209)

Variety is the secret of Royalton Hicacos when it comes to keeping their nightly entertainment interesting. The itinerary would give you an idea about the performances staged. So you can choose to have dinner while watching some Cuban dancers on stage or another night where circus performers take center stage for your entertainment. Dinners demand a strictly formal dress code, though. Cocktails are served at the main bar in this all-inclusive resort for your convenience.

Royalton Hicacos Adults Only - All Inclusive

Address: Carretera Las Morlas KM 15 - Autopista Varadero

17. Be Live Adults Only Los Cactus (from USD 65)

A beachfront property, this hotel has suites with an ocean view constantly on limited availability. What made this hotel one of the most in-demand in Varadero is the hotel-organized events. They help you with your first pub crawl - highly recommended when it’s your first time in Cuba. And they accommodate you to the themed dinner nights (just check the fine print for any dress codes in place). That pub crawl will definitely give you an idea which bars to return to. You’d be surprised at how some of the bartenders would recognize you and remember the first cocktail that you ordered. Very helpful if that is the same cocktail you plan to order upon coming back.

From pina coladas and mojitos to authentic Cuban music, Varadero has it all

To sum up, a stay in these Varadero hotels mostly centers on partying. Live bands amplify the tropical experience and shift the overall mood to a Caribbean paradise. So when wining and dining in Varadero, Cuba, make it a point to keep all of these hotels in your bucket list. If a single hotel compound alone has three or four bars, then your pub crawl is good to go. There are also swim-up suites and hotels for singles available in the area. Have fun in the Caribbean.

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