Sandals Royal Hicacos Resort and Spa, located on Veradero Beach, upholds Sandals's "Ultra-All-Inclusive concept." Named "Cuba's Leading Resort," five years in a row, by the World Travel Awards, Sandals Royal Hicacos leads the Cuban competition for vacationers in search of a couples-only getaway.
Amenities and Activities
Amenities include the use of three freshwater pools, four whirlpools, three tennis courts, squash courts and a game room. Active guests will appreciate the fitness center, complete with weights, exercise equipment, sauna and steam room. A variety of water sports, such as water skiing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and boating, all with personalized instructions, is provided. Night dives and dive certificate courses are available for an additional charge. For an added cost, vacationers can enjoy the services of a full European spa and beauty salon.
Six different restaurants serve from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. Choose the buffet at Hicacos for breakfast; switch to El Caribe's local delicacies for lunch. Don Pasquale offers "Cucina Italiana" and is a non-smoking restaurant. Las Morlas, also non-smoking, focuses on fresh seafood. Casual, western-style dining can be experienced at El Viejo y el Mar. The Grill is open during the day (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and serves snacks, salads and grilled entrees.
Guests can find at least one of the resort's six bars open from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. The bars range from the swim-up to a piano bar along with a night club for dancing. The general manager holds a welcome cocktail party once a week, and entertainment includes dance lessons, fashion shows, contests and a resident band.
Sandals Royal Hicacos offers 404 suites, including a presidential suite and two royal suites. All rooms include air conditioning, king-size beds, clock radios, a full bath, satellite TV and a patio or balcony. Premium suites include a fully-stocked bar. Concierge suites have a fully-stocked bar, airport pickup, a 15-percent discount on spa services, and preferential restaurant reservations. The royal suite includes spa services and room service for all meals. Two bedrooms, all spa services, room service, a Jacuzzi tub and more luxurious surroundings describe the presidential suite.
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