Memories Caribe Beach Resort
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Spent March 15-22 at Memories. Was so good to get back and see familiar faces. Sunwing screwed up a few instructions so had a bit of a meltdown when I checked in due to stress and tiredness. But all was well in the morning.Had a renovated room (1903) and it was lovely. Comfortable bed that I am missing, lovely shower (and wish I'd nicked the shower head as I'm missing it - just kidding!) Didn't mind the open concept as I was by myself. Kudos for the renos.If I could have purred Thursday morning when I walked to the beach, I would have. Mother Nature didn't cooperate so we didn't have a great beach day until Sunday and then we made the most of it. Loved the wait service on the beach. The pizzas were as good as ever (although could have used onions a couple of more days as they made the lunch!) Churros again - bravissimo. Also the nicest beach for swimming and beachcombing in Cuba.The staff at Memories is second to none. Loved Eduardo at the piano bar - he became our buddy. Good to see Lily and Yanelis again. The chap who makes the fries is a rock star!We loved watching Roberto - he was bolder this year as he kept wandering around the pool mooching French Fries (which are the best) and participating in things. Am missing him.Didn't see the peacocks until just before we left. Kept thinking of asking about them but never did.The omelettes were wonderful for breakfast, I recommend the pasta bar and the stir fried chicken for dinner and the Spanish coffee any time. Also the bread was delicious and I had more than my fair share of churros.Got to see the aqua ballet twice and had fun watching the foam party from the patio. Also saw the Michael Jackson show which was terrific.As always, so sad to leave one of my favourite places on earth!
We love the smaller hotel feeling. We previously had gone to this hotel May 2016 and loved it so much we booked again, traveled back January 2017. Resort has been renovating and we love the new upgrades. The coffee bar was wonderful with great friendly service. This time we decided to upgrade to the diamond VIP. We felt it was well worth the money! The outside shower was amazing, we never used the inside shower once. The drinks in the piano bar was delicious, and the waitress' were a lot of fun! We really enjoyed sitting in the VIP section on the beach. Again the sand fleas were bad, but we still returned :)
We typically travel south three times a year, Cuba, Punta Cana and Mexico. We always picked amongst the 5 stars offering. In recent years we have found the Cuban and Mexican hospitality to be the best and unfortunately the Dominicans have grown to be quite cocky and un-pleasantly aggressive in their approach to customers. Add the feeling of being next to the airport with the ever increasing number of helicopters constantly flying over Bavaro and sister beaches and we may have gone to one of our formally favorite beach for the very last time; attitude and noise having won over! For the first time we went to Cayo Coco and boy did we find a Winner; at low tide this is a FANTASTIC beach with a multitude of sand bars and endless walking opportunities. Bavaro look out!The Memories Caribe is a great resort with great service, ok food and absolutely great beach.It is Cuba, so food is OK at best but you will not go hungry if you like fish, accept less than culinary excellence and bring a bottle of your favorite sauce!We lived in bungalow # 3201 and the living was easy, close to the beach and plenty of space. Unfortunately, idiots from Niagara Falls New York lives next to us for a few days and made the company less than favorable but after their departure human life form became normal again. Yelling and regularly reoccurring regurgitating became a faint bad memory. The bungalow offered a comfortable bed, plenty of space, a great patio, indoor or outdoor showers with very little hot water but still acceptable and most days all the promised amenities! Add the great service of the wine sommelier who offered good to great wine delivered to the restaurant for our meal or bring it to your room at 10 CUCs a bottle and this is exceptional service.RIU Palace Bavaro for over 6K with noise and attitude or Memories Caribe for just over 3K with great service and great quiet beach: no brainer; we are going back to Cuba
We stayed at Memories Caribe in Cayo Coco from Mar. 9-16, 2017 and I would recommend the resort for a relaxing vacation. Sunwing FlightWe upgraded to Elite Plus but it's not necessary aside from the extra leg room. The priority check in was nice but there was not a long line up. Our bags were one of the last to come off so the Elite Plus tag did nothing for the baggage handlers; expected it in Cayo Coco but not in Saskatoon; again upgraded for nothing. On the flight back people moved to the vacant Elite Plus seats after take off and I did not see flight attendants charge them so if you want to take a chance you might get the seats for free. There are no meals on Sunwing flights so pack a lunch especially if you are gluten free as the options are limited to hummus. Resort Check InThe staff were friendly and the check in process was very quick. Rooms The rooms were clean and everything worked. The bathrooms are open concept so don't be modest especially if you are in a new relationship with the person you are travelling with. Packing air freshener is a good idea. The outlets worked with my Canadian iphone and there is a hair dryer in the room; no need for a converter. The fridge was stocked with water daily and they will refill the bottle at any bar. I've traveled a lot and usually they stock beer in the fridge but not here; it's extra with the the Diamond Club. Wouldn't bother with DC; they share the same beach and everyone uses the DC bar on the beach which was suppose to be exclusive. You get the extra ala carte booking but not worth it. FoodThere was one buffet, one snack bar by the pool, pizza place at the beach and two ala carte restaurants (one alternated from Cuban to Mediterranean and the other was Asian).There is plenty of selection at the buffets and my gluten free companion found lots to choose from and never got sick. There were a couple of stations where they prepared your food; omelets/eggs and pancakes in the morning and meat/fish and pasta during the other meals. The cooks were engaging and friendly, tipping them helped. The wait staff in the buffet area were very friendly and attentive; they remembered the tippers, greeted you and went the extra mile for you. The ala carte was a nice break for a nice restaurant style meal but the food was just as good in the buffet. The Asian was okay and others agreed but again, it was Cubans cooking Asian food so don't expect flavours you get in Canada. The Cuban ala carte was so so but others we talked to enjoyed it so again, its personal preference. Oh and there is an ice cream/coffee shop tucked away by the pool with no sign; we didn't find it till the end of our stay and wished we would have found it sooner. The food is good for a resort; don't expect the same food, taste flavour that you get in Canada. PS I loved the pork cracklings and fresh shrimp hot off the grill Overall ResortThis is a smaller resort but when we visited it wasn't overly crowded; could always find a spot on the beach or at the pool; always room to sit at the buffet and lots of chairs for the nightly shows (sometimes we stayed at the snack bar and enjoyed a drink while we watched the show). It is an adult resort so I was surprised to see a family with small children but they didn't bother anyone. Beach and Pool We spent a lot of time on the beach; go to the right side by the volleyball nets there is more beach and its flatter. We spent the first day on the left side and the beach area is smaller and is on a bit of an incline. When the tide went out you could walk out quite far into the ocean and it would still be at your knees; great if you can't swim. The beach guys were very fast helping you find a chair; they also swept up the seaweed in the morning and kept the area clean. Tip them well cause they work hard; lot of beach to rake. BugsYes there are bugs so take bug spray, after bite, gold bond or reactin. On the resort is a lake and canal, not sure if it's fresh water or fed from the ocean but nonetheless it is standing water so a good breeding ground for insects. You are in a warmer climate with no winter so not sure why people are surprised to find bugs there. Internet and PesosThe internet sucks but hey you are on vacation so put the phone away. I used up my minutes trying to log in and load pages; it is slow but its cheap 1 hour for 1.5 pesosYou can exchange Canadian money; $100 CA gets you 65 pesos as of Mar. 2017. Bank or front desk was about the same. If you need smaller denominations you can get it from the front desk, bank, servers, bartenders or anyone you want to tip, no big deal. No need to take US cash and if you do they charge you a 10% premium. Overall it was a relaxing vacation with clean rooms, friendly staff, good food for a resort, sun and beach. PS don't feed the cats or flamingo or they become annoying. The flamingo would peck at guests when they stopped feeding it cause it wanted more. Don't worry there is plenty of fish for it to eat in the canal which is where the flamingo goes when it's not at the pool.
We just returned from Memories Caribe for our 3rd time and we weren't disappointed ...The resort is only 15 short minutes from the airport, and before you know it you are checked in and ready to hit the beach...We find the staff at this resort so wonderful, caring, accomodating and always welcome you with a smile and an "hola"....The beach is the best we have seen, water the nicest color blue you will ever see....The buffet might be a bit repetitive, however, all buffets are that way....You will never go hungry that's for sure...We ate at the Mediterranean and Asian a la carte - both were fantastic!!! We also ate at the Japanese which was a short bus ride away - the night was very fun, loads of laughs and great food....We can't say enough about the staff at this resort - lobby bar, buffet, diamond club, a la cartes, management etc etc....we even got a chance to say hello to Ernesto, who took time out of his busy day...We would like to thank a few people for always providing top notch service when we stay at Memories: Yaser, Yaleisa and the entire evening crew at the Lobby bar, Aliuska and Dailen in reservations, Yanexsy in the buffet, Yasmine or maid and most of all Yanellis from the Diamond Club who always provides lots of laughs, goes way above and beyond!! We can hardly wait to return very soon to see all our friends again...
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- 3 Meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails and house wine with dinner)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Hobie cats
- Pedal boat
- 328 rooms, including 48 Junior Suites located in 2 storey bungalows
- 2 Buffet & 3 a la carte restaurants
- Snack bar
- 3 Bars (includes aqua bar)
- Pool (including kids section)
- Games room
- Fitness facilities
- Tennis courts
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Shops (fee)
- Medical (fee)
- Laundry (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 twin beds
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- CD player/radio
- In-room safe
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
- Ground floor
- Garden view with an outdoor shower
- Max occ. 4, no more than 3 adults
For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4 to 12, Baby Club for ages 0-3, Playground, Games room, Indoor children's pool, Babysitting available for a fee (subject to availability).
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Memories Caribe Beach ResortCayo Coco,Cuba
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Carretera a Cayo Guillermo, km 9 Jardines del Rey, 67210 Cuba
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