Hotel Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

Vacation spot: Holguin and Guardalavaca
Address: Playa Esmeralda, Ctra. a Guardalavaca, Holguín, Cuba
Phone: (+53) 24 43 0090-94
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children younger than 18 are not allowed in the hotel.
Managed by: Meliá Hotels International S.A.
Energy: 220V / 60Hz

In a wooded coastal area of Playa Esmeralda on the northern coast of Holguín province within the Bahía de Naranjo Natural Park stands this beautiful Ultra All-Inclusive Five-Star Eco-Resort.

Hotel Paradisus Rio de Oro is made up of small buildings spread around the hillside property. As a result, many of its 354 rooms offer stunning views of the marine landscape and the nearby coral reef.

The staff is very friendly and helpful, the service is good and the beaches are heavenly.

There are three picturesque small coves called "Las Caleticas" with direct access from the complex.

The resort, although dated, is very cleanly kept up. The pool has a waterfall and is well supplied with chaise lounges and beach umbrellas.

Paradisus Rio de Oro is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and comfortable beach facilities in Cuba with excellent services.

The beach is only few steps away from the pool.

The coral reef near the hotel gazebo makes snorkeling a very attractive practice, since fish are usually abundant.

Junior suites are airy and spotless, their furniture very comfortable and they are beautifuly decorated .

On the other hand, you can select your accommodation in the Royal Service rooms, which offer exclusive attentions and private services (see Hotel Highlights).

As an adults-only hotel, the Paradisus Rio de Oro is a very good option for couples looking for a romantic Cuban vacation or just for a beach hotel with good service in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This is a great choice in Holguín and one of the best in this beautiful and interesting area.

Recommended for weddings, honeymoons, and wellness/spa.

Hotel Highlights


24-hour room service

Private lounge-reception-concierge

Personal and exclusive attention throughout the stay.

Free Wi-Fi

Daily turndown service

Priority reservations for all hotel services

Late check-out guaranteed until 2pm. Early check-in subject to availability



2015 - Condé Nast Johansens: Awards for Excellence Winners Americas

The “Aguas de Oro” Yhi Spa at the Ultra All Inclusive resort won the 2015 Award for Excellence for Worldwide Luxury Spas, in the Condé Nast Johansens Readers' Award category. This centre, dedicated to wellness of the mind and body, offers a selection of natural treatments and therapies, in a setting full of tropical beauty and the magic of expert hands. Online votes, reviews from guests and the views of local experts were all taken into account by the prestigious firm when awarding Paradisus Río de Oro this annual acknowledgement of excellence within the luxury market.

2014 - TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence

Award for the hotel's hospitality and popularity on the world's largest travel website, granted for achieving the highest score from its clients on a regular basis.

Location Details


56 Km from Holguín city

72 Km from the international airport Frank País



Car Rental Desk

Guardalavaca Bus Tour, a double decker tourist bus with stops in the main

places of interest and hotels in Guardalavaca-Esmeralda-Pesquero.

You can hop on and off at any of the stops, just by buying an all day pass.


"La Ceiba" buffet restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner

Located on the ground floor of the main building


"Santa Maria" ranchón restaurant, open for lunch only

Located in the beach area


"El Bohío" cuban restaurant, open for dinner only


"El Patio" international restaurant, open for dinner only


"Mediterráneo" mediterranean restaurant, open for dinner only


"Tsuru" japanese restaurant, open for dinner only


"La Laguna" Poolside Snack Bar

Open: 24 h


"Los Helechos" international restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Exclusive for Royal Service guests

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

"Palma Real" Lobby Bar

Open: 24 h


"El Saltón" Aqua Bar

Open: 10:00 - 19:00


"Santa Maria" Beach Bar

Open: 10:00 - 19:00


"La Conga" Fun Pub

Open: 18:00 - 02:00


"Las Gardenias" Lobby Bar

Open: 24 h

Exclusive for Royal Service guests


"La Cascada" Pool Bar

Open: 10:00 - 19:00

Exclusive for Royal Service guests


"Caleticas" Beach Bar

Open: 10:00 - 19:00

Exclusive for Royal Service guests

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Volleyball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayak
  • Catamarans
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gym
  • Archery
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback riding
  • Darts
  • Shooting
  • Bicycles
  • Soccer
  • Water aerobics
  • Table tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Pedal boat
  • Sailing boats
  • Yoga / Meditation / Taichi
  • Tennis courts (night-lit)
  • Tennis lessons
  • Kite surf
  • Petanque
  • Pool
  • Diving
  • Billiard
Fun and Entertainment
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Night entertainment program
  • Dancing lessons
  • Giant chess
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Pool table
  • Sport competitions
  • Cuban parties
  • Spanish lessons
  • Books lending
  • Dominoes
  • Pool activities
  • Room games
  • Evening entertainment (live music and / or shows)
  • Live music at nights
  • Aquatic Ballet Night
  • Wine tasting
  • Painting classes and handicrafts
Facilities for persons with disabilities
  • Rooms for persons with disabilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheel chairs ( on request )
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Late check out (subject to availability)
  • Notary services
  • Welcome cocktail for the couple
  • Wedding cake and cava for the toast
  • Flowers in the room upon arrival
  • Romantic honeymoon dinner for couples
  • Honeymoon breakfast in the room the day after arrival
  • Gift for the bridal couple in the room upon arrival
  • Guaranteed private check in and late check out
  • Room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Legal service for weddings and renewal of vows
  • Gazebo
  • Bouquet for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom
  • Personalized check in
  • Live music during the wedding ceremony.
Room Services
  • Laundry
Health and Beauty
  • SPA
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • Beauty parlor
  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Steam bath
  • Hydrotherapy / Hydromassage
Business and Office
  • Meeting rooms equipped with modern audiovisual aids for events, conferences, banquets
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Internet access in the lobby (Wi-Fi)
  • Wi-Fi internet connection in common areas (free of charge)
  • Fire alarms
  • 24 hrs security staff
  • Security staff
  • Lifegard
Events and Incentives
  • Group coordinator
  • Special entertainments and incentive programs for groups
  • Welcome cocktail at check in
  • Reserved spaces sign-posted in restaurants
  • Meeting rooms equipped with modern audiovisual aids for events and banquets
  • Welcome sign
  • Discounts or gratuities in meeting rooms (as negotiated)
  • Groups and Event planner / Professional Convention organizers
  • Currency exchange
  • Parking
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • Car rental
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Medical services
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Hammocks
  • Craftwork/souvenir shop
  • Rooms for smokers and non-smokers
  • Concierge
  • Towel service
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Doctor and nurse available in the hotel from Monday to Saturday for first aid treatment
Room types
General room amenities
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