Cuba Hotels

Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

Hicacos Peninsula
Matanzas Province
Hotel Type

The Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort is located on the beachfront in Varadero at Barceló Arenas Blancas. Set on the Playa Azul beach, guests have more than 20 kilometres of beautiful white sand and warm, turquoise waters to enjoy during their beach holiday. Amongst its facilities are a popular swimming pool area as well as buffet style restaurants as well as la carte restaurants. This four-star hotel received the Playa Ambiental (Environmental Beach) Certification for its conservation and care of this area.

Spacious and full of natural light, the rooms present a Caribbean flair. Views of the sea or the hotel's gardens can be admired. The Superior Rooms are spacious with about 40 square meters offering balconies. This room type can accommodate a maximum of three guests (3 adults or 2 adults and one child sharing). The best sea views can be enjoyed from the Superior Sea View Rooms.

Room types:

  • Superior Room
  • Superior Sea View Room
  • Suite Sea View Room
  • Suite Bungalow.

Superior Room features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Coffeemaker
  • Telephone
  • Fully equipped bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Phone in the bathroom
  • Iron and ironing board.

Facilities and Services

Situated only 200 metres away from the city centre of Varadero, this exclusive holiday resort in Cuba is surrounded by lush gardens offering a wide variety of restaurants, bars, various swimming pools, daytime and evening entertainment for children and adults as well as an exciting range of sports and activities.

The gym is fully equipped offering weight training equipment, rowing and step machines, exercise machines and bikes, air-conditioning, exercise classes as well as a personal trainer.

Health and beauty facilities/services:

  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Variety of massages
  • Hairdresser
  • Fully equipped gym.

Children facilities/services:

  • Children's pool adjoins the main swimming pool
  • Miniclub for children from 4 to 12 years
  • Children’s playground
  • Games room
  • Babysitting.


Guests may choose to dine in one of the resort's many dining venues which include three buffet restaurants where the best international food is served. Other cuisines such as Italian and Spanish dishes are available in the hotel's a-la-carte restaurants. The best seafood can be enjoyed in the Sol y Arenas Restaurant. For guests who wish to try traditional Cuban cuisine are welcome to dine in the Caribe Restaurant.


  • 3 buffet restaurants (international food)
  • a-la-carte restaurants (Italian and Spanish cuisine)
  • Sol y Arenas Restaurant (sea food)
  • Caribe Restaurant (traditional Cuban cuisine).

Buffet Restaurants:

  • Solymar Buffet Restaurant
  • Arenas Blancas Buffet Restaurant
  • Ranchon Solymar
  • Ranchon Arenas Blancas.

A la carte Restaurants:

  • Varadero Restaurant
  • Venecia Restaurant
  • El Quijote Restaurant
  • Sol y Arena Restaurant
  • Pagoda Restaurant.

Swimming pools & Entertainment

The swimming pool area at the hotel is spectacular featuring three outdoor pools, a children's pool as well as two Jacuzzis. A bar is located at each pool where a selection of local and international beverages and snacks are available. Organised by the resort's professional entertainment staff at different areas of the hotel, guests enjoy exciting daytime entertainment in the games room, on the beach or at the pool areas. Night-time entertainment consists of shows and performances which are performed from sunset onwards.


  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Giant Chess
  • Dance classes.

Sports activities/facilities:

  • Three tennis courts
  • Water polo
  • Basketball
  • Shuffleboard and Pétanque court
  • Volleyball and water basketball
  • Aerobics and gym
  • Archery and table tennis
  • Shooting range (subject to charge)
  • Bicycles (subject to fee)
  • Snorkelling and diving initiation classes in the pool
  • Beach volleyball
  • Windsurfing and Catamaran sailing
  • Beach tennis and beach football
  • Kayaking and Jet skis.

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