Life at the formally known Barcelo Varadero, revolves around its pools. There are 3 to choose from, all of them huge. There are 2 bars, too, and a buffet restaurant where you can try Canarian dishes as well as international fare.
The apartments are airy and bright, with glass patio doors leading out into the gardens. A 10-minute walk gets you to Playa de la Arena’s black-sand beach.
The pool scene is hard to beat – 3 lagoon-like pools spread across palm-dotted sun terraces. One of them has its own snack bar, and there’s a shallow pool for kids, too.
FOOD & DRINK
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the buffet restaurant, which offers up international favourites like burgers and pasta, alongside traditional local dishes. There are regular themed nights, too, from Italian to Mexican.
The pool bar is the hotel’s lunchtime hangout. It serves a wide range of snacks, including burgers, hotdogs and pizzas. There’s always plenty of salad and fresh fruit, and you can help yourself to drinks.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Tennis and table tennis are among the activities here – the first is on the hotel’s private court, the second is on the terrace overlooking the pool. You can also sign up for water polo tournaments and dance lessons.
Evening entertainment kicks off with a mini-disco for the kids, followed by family-friendly acts, which can be anything from live bands and flamenco dancing to performing parrots.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The hotel has its own gym and aqua gym, with weights you can use in the water.
The 1-bedroom apartments come with plenty of space, twin beds in the bedroom, and a sofa-bed in the lounge. There are holiday comforts like air-conditioning, TV and a balcony or terrace. Sea-view apartments are also available.
• 100m to shops, restaurants, bars and bus stop • 500m to resort centre and nightclubs
No of Pools
No of Kids' Pools
No of Restaurants
No of Bars
Along with the standard All Inclusive package, you'll be treated to these benefits:
- Aqua gym
- Buffet dining
- Afternoon tea
- Pool bar
• Kids' pool • Hotel-run kids' club • Cots • Highchairs