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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive eco-resort, located on the beachfront inside the Bahia de Naranjo Natural Park, overlooking a stunning coral reef. The adult only resort is set in colourful vegetation, surrounded by picturesque beaches in a beautiful ecological environment.
The resorts 354 rooms offer maximum comfort and exclusivity. The Royal Service section of the hotel includes master junior suites, master junior suites with ocean views and two Garden Villas. The rooms are located about a five to ten minute walk from the beach, each boasting either a private terrace or balcony with garden or ocean views. The spacious Garden Villas are each formed of two different buildings, including a bedroom and a basic bathroom in one building and a sitting/ dining room and a small kitchen in the other one. There is a medium sized pool in between the two buildings inviting to lay back and relax in private.
The standard part of the hotel includes 296 spacious rooms, each providing garden views and hammocks on the private terrace or balcony.
Eat your heart out with eight dining options available at the hotel. You will find the Royal Service Restaurant serving a fusion of delicious Mexican and Asian dishes. Other dining options include Cuban, Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine, an international buffet, a beachfront restaurant and a beachside snack bar. Rhythms of Cuban and Caribbean music will be played at the lively disco after sunset and entertainment such as karaoke, live music and dancers will accompany you.
The beautiful Spa offers a great selection of refreshing and relaxing treatments using exotic aromas and flavours of Cuba. In addition there is a sauna, relaxation rooms, sensation shower, Balinese baths, a saltwater swimming pool and a private beach. Sport enthusiasts get the chance to visit the gym, provided with state of the art equipment and under the supervision of a fitness coach. Only 15 minutes from the hotel there is a Diving centre available for hotel guests, offering diving lessons and programs. A Nautical Centre on the hotel's beach offers a variety of non-motorised water sports, renting catamarans; peddle boats, sailing boats and kayaks to explore the beauty of the National Park with its tropical vegetation from a different view. An outdoor pool serves as a perfect chill out zone, whilst the stunning Playa Esmeralda beach is great for pure relaxation.
For some culture between pool and beach lounging visit the Bani Indo- Cuban Museum, which is located in the city of Banes. It houses some important archaeological finds of the native population, as the city of Barnes is known as the archaeological city. In addition the Chorro de Maita is an interesting sight to visit while being in Barnes. Experience the customs, games and daily scenes enacted in unique performances of the cities inhabitants on the largest and most fascinating burial ground. Another town worth visiting is the seafaring town of Gibara, also known as the White Town, which served as the main maritime access on the northern coast a few years ago. For exotic animals and pristine beaches come to Cayo Saetia, a paradisiacal islet at the entrance to Bahia de Nipe, covered with natural forests, boasting nineteen species of exotic animals and twelve small, pristine beaches.
Why we love it
As an adult only resort it is especially recommended for honeymoons and for wellness and spa.
Will, Original Traveller