Memories Caribe Beach Resort
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Great all inclusive resort (which was a first for us) on the golden beaches of Caya Coca. We were provided with a recently rennovated room which was facing the small lake and an easy walk to the beach. The room was super clean, great airconditioning and very comfortable. An added bonus is the outside shower which is a pleasure when the temperatures are in the mid 30's!Great choice of buffet items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, We only stayed here for 3 days and never got bored of the selection. The pool area is great but if you are one of the Canadian all inclusive club (cue trying to drink as much as you can and eat as many snacks as you can), then its best avoided. Its an adults only resort but you still find the odd kid mixed in there when alcohol is involved! Thats the only downside to a great experience. However taking those comments in to account, nobody is offensive. In my next life I will get a tattoo and have a fag hanging from my mouth:-)The staff are extremely friendly and efficient. Our favourite hangout was the coffee bar which served delicious cups of the good stuff. All in all a great experience. Value for money!One recommendation is for a games area to be available i.e. table tennis and some board games which are available to all.Keep up the good work!
We stayed a Memories Caribe Beach resort from April 7th to April 15th and were Diamond Club guests.This was an inexpensive getaway for us. We have never been to Cuba before and wanted to give it a try because the price was good at this resort for an adults only, which we prefer. I had some really good interactions in private message with the resort prior to deciding where we were going to stay in Cayo Coco and that helped us decide on Memories Caribe Beach.The trip from the airport was quick – about 15 minutes and we were greeted warmly in the lobby by staff. We were offered a welcome drink and our check in was fast and pleasant. It was easy to exchange our money at the front desk and we were off to our room. There is also a bank on sight and it was very easy and quick to exchange money there as well.We stayed in building 11. I had messaged the resort through Facebook for a renovated room on an upper floor and that is exactly what we received. The room was very clean with no musty smell whatsoever. The a la carte reservations slips were ready for us in the room as were the beach towels and the stocked mini fridge.The open concept bathroom was not a big deal for us. We brought clothes hangers with us but the closet had plenty of them. There was also an iron and ironing board in the room as well as a safe. There are not many drawers but there are shelves in the closet.The only issue we had was a lack of warm water and bad water pressure during peak times but I found that showering before bed was perfect. I did mention it to the staff and they are sending maintenance to fix that.Our maid Yaneisy was amazing. Fabulous towel art and beautifully clean every day. We had a nice big king sized bed with no issues whatsoever with the linens. The air conditioning worked great as did the flat screen television. There were no bugs in our room or balcony. Next time I would request a view of the lagoon as it looked very prettyThe newly renovated lobby bar is very nice with good service. We enjoyed our meals at the Cuban restaurant and the Mediterranean. Both are currently located in the same building as the resort undergoes renovations and share staff which were very good. I apologize if I don’t get the names spelled correctly – Alys and Yuliet took very good care of us. We enjoyed breakfast at the buffet – there was bacon available and we enjoyed the omelets made for us by Irvari. So delicious. Dinner in the buffet was okay - there were no terribly long line ups for the stir fry or pasta stations. The food was okay compared to other places and it could have been warmer. This was our first time in Cuba so we were not sure what to expect but there was always something good to eat. We had great services in the buffet – I wish I had everyone’s names who served us but Yourleans and Yudelkis were really outstanding.We ate lunch either at the beach or the 24 hour snack bar. As others have stated the pizza made on the beach is fantastic. Make sure you get a chance to get into the coffee bar at the pool. Delicious latte’s and other coffee drinks. I didn’t get the servers name but she was lovely. Great services and beautiful coffee art.We never had a single day that we had trouble getting a lounger on the beach no matter what time we showed up. The guys looking after the lounge chairs were terrific. Loved them. People do play the towel game but it wasn’t a problem at the beach other than being annoyed that people are selfish.I cannot even begin to describe the beach. It was breathtaking. Gorgeous white sand and sandbars that you can walk and walk and walk on during low tide. We saw lots of starfish, interesting birds, pretty shells, lovely sunsets. It was truly, truly spectacular. We are "beach people" and this did not disappoint.It was quite windy while we were at Memories Caribe so there were no issues with sand fleas or bugs on the beach. I think I saw one mosquito on the day we left.The pool was clean – there are the odd loose tiles but nothing major. Service at the pool bar was courteous. We had lots and lots of fun at the foam parties! It wasn’t always easy to get a spot in the shade around the pool but I believe they are working on that with their renovation plans. The girl who looked after the towels was super friendly and we never had a problem exchanging for clean towels.Our server on the beach was Bailey (again not sure of the spelling). She was very attentive to all the guests and lots of fun. She made our experience really special as our primary reason for this vacation was to relax and unwind.The activity team was good – Hubs enjoyed a number of activities with them. We didn’t go to many shows but the ones we did were entertaining. We did watch them rehearsing and they try really, really hard. The white party was very nice. Make sure to bring something white to wear if you are going to attend. The girl playing the violin was very talented. Try to catch the saxaphone/singer at the lobby bar. Awesome time!We adored Roberto, the flamingo. Roberto was pretty remarkable. Loved the little hummingbirds as well. The landscaping was pretty and the gardeners were working very hard on transplanting and pruning.We did not find the pathways any darker than anywhere else we have stayed BUT it was a full moon during our stay and it was quite bright out. If you are dining on the beach deck you would want a flashlight as the walkway is dark.Once this resorts renovations are complete it is going to be a very nice adults only getaway. It is not high end but has a really nice authentic accommodating vibe. There is a gorgeous building down by the beach that is currently not being used because of damage. I look forward to the visit when it reopens some day as a restaurant.I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff. They are by far the nicest, most welcoming and genuine group of people we have met. Truly great and caring service. It was the staff that made this vacation a wonderful escape. We are looking forward to going back.
Just a quick overview for future travellers. Day 1- bus ride was quick 20 mins from the airport and seamless. Once getting to the resort the check in for me seemed unorganized and just chaotic. First we went up, some got the bracelet some didn't, we had to fill out passport cards and then return by the time you return there's tons of people and little staff and organization you get a different girl. We had five people with two rooms, I was trying to ensure we got our rooms next to each other we had asked before going, and I had sent emails which were never answered. We were hoping and requested a joined room- as I knew this resort had this option. We did not get rooms joined but very close and so, we felt satisfied with that. Day 2- getting to our sunwing meeting and booking a LA cartes caused us to miss the buffet breakfast. The buffet has the weirdest hours, I missed it a few times throughout the week. And overall, we didn't starve, but it was slim pickings at some points and then amazing at others. The snack bar said pizza however I went there a lot and different hours and NEVER saw pizza being made. The pool bar tender and waiter were amazing, and gave great service, the man making churros fresh at the pool became my fav human quickly. The beans cafe at the pool- doesn't have a sign!! Which made it difficult to find for a day and a half. Also weird hours- specializes in coffee but not open until 10 am- us north Americans start our day out with coffee- would be nice if the hours were changed. The grounds are beautiful,clean and gardners maintain it do well- they walk around opening coconuts for guests in the morning to drink from- ours was Jordon and omg was he awesome- he chatted every morning got us fresh coconuts and made us a grasshopper out of palm leaf. Didn't want a tip just seemed to genuinely enjoy and took pride in making the guests happy. We were told on the plane that we could ask our resort to make us a lunch to go for our excursion the next day due to severe dietary restrictions- this is not the case and the customer relations lady didn't care to help us at all with this. Haha. Day 3- all in one excursions- my family of five adults loved this whole day. It was amazing. Day 4- pool day, completed with foam party. I will say it was by this day I realized bar staff was not helpful with helping you find the perfect drink- I don't know what they know how to make or special fun drinks and so people just began asking each other what they were drinking to find a good blend. I've been to past resorts where they have signs telling you different tropical fruity drinks etc. Not here. And they are all made different. I landed on the miami vice- pina colada with strawberry frozen added and rum. Day 5- our flight left at 7:30 pm. To hold our room longer they wouldn't let us until the day before our trip ended, however we were able to at 10 pesos an hour!! Which whatever it helped us enjoy our last day. Overall- I liked this resort- beach was stunning!! With great beach staff and the best aquatic sports I've seen. Paddle boats. Scuba gear. Catamarans. And kayaks. People said the fleas were bad, we didn't have one problem with this and my wife and I went star watching at night and no issues. Horse back riding for $10 pesos right on our beach for an hour was amazing!!! Enough good food to eat well. No bar in the buffet, but great staff and wine offered. The entertainment team was the best I've ever seen at a resort- the night time shows were so great. I'm used to cheesy resort shows- these were actually so fun and so well planned out and you could see the work the staff puts into it. A LA cartes weren't great at all. All in all- well rounded relaxing great place to stay with no major complaints.
This was my first time to Cayo Coco my family and friends have been several times as I can now see why they love it here. The Ocean is breath taking it was my first time seeing the tide go out and back in, surprisingly the water was warm! The beach bar had great staff so nice and friendly, enjoyed many little snoozes with a breeze in the shade! The snack bar drinks and snacks were delish with wonderful staff. The Buffet was well organized and the staff amazing with good service and choices of food, bringing Mrs. Dash helped spice things up! The Lobby Bar served tasty drinks and cappuccinos with friendly staff! Didn't make it to Beans but I will next time heard it was excellent! The afternoon and evening shows were very entertaining with the water shows being my favorite, very talented staff of young people! I was in building 12 with my family in 11....I got up when I woke up, very quiet didn't use my ear plugs at all! Loved seeing Roberto the flamingo and chatting up a storm sharing a secret or two! I enjoyed seeing the many humming birds as I sat quietly relaxing having a snooze here and there. Enjoyed two A La Cartes... Cuban and Mediterranean with my family and friends which were tasty with good service! Very beautiful resort with friendly and helpful staff...thanks goes out to the workers that gave me a ride to and from the beach on occasion also thankful there were many benches to rest when needed! The only thing that bugged me was the bugs which thought I was the buffet even with bug stray, always seams to be a problem for me in Cuba! Enjoyed meeting many nice guests from all over with the three German gentlemen being an exception, thanks to Peter, Daniel and Robbie for adding to my memories of fun times! I miss this resort already and plan to return again hoping I can out smart the bugs next time. So a big thank-you to Memories for making my stay a memorable one!
My husband and I recently stayed at the Memories Caribe for a two week period. Overall, our vacation was really great, and we were were happy to have stayed at this resort. In retrospect, I wish that I had thought to book one week at the Memories Flamenco and one week at the Caribe just to change it up a bit. After a week some things were repetitious.Service at this resort is second to none. From the cleaning staff, to the servers, bartenders, coffee ladies, pr, spa , and buffet, we experienced happy, gracious workers who are so willing to please and go that extra mile. Most of these workers travel 2+ hours twice a day on the bus to get to their jobs six days a week. Yet they manage to serve with a smile. Our room in block 2300 was renovated and I did not see the non-renovated rooms. Water is frequently hit and miss for temperature with the supper hour often being the worst time to shower. The AC was either on or off, with no ability to change the temperature. The bathroom has one towel rack, and I would have appreciated some hooks for wet swimsuits, cosmetic case, etc.The safe worked well, and the ground floor patio door locked, but could have easily been pushed open from the outside. Our television did not have the sane channels as a ground level room in the same building----we have no explanation for that. I requested an extra blanket and pillow and it came within an hour of our request. Bed is comfy and the pillows are super ! We brought gum and candy for the maids, and of course they made us cute blanket and towel animals. Make sure that you dont leave anything on the bed unless you intend it to be a gift. We had bottled water in our room the first day, but had to request it a couple of times. Also, it would be nice to have a second roll of toilet paper!!My husband and I both enjoyed a massage at the spa, but it has some work still to be done there, although our masseuse was very good. After all, this resort is still undergoing renos, so some things still need work.The food at the resort was average, and we always found something to eat. There are always items which do not appeal to me, so I just don't take them. The roasted chicken and fish were quite good, but bacon usually was under-cooked. Omelettes and eggs were always cooked to order. Food tends to get repetitious as many things are simply not available. But oh, the bread! Always fresh and so tasty! We tried the Asian and Mediterranean restaurants as well, and they were a pleasant change from the buffet. Also, we enjoyed lobster one night for an additional chargewhich was very reasonable. The snack bar by the pool does a great little pizza and the fries are pretty good too, although the hamburgers were not as appealing. Pizza on the beach is very tasty as well. The beach at this resort is gorgeous and they are so helpful finding chairs for everyone. Tides were gentle except when the wind came up during our final days there. I did not see any advantage to the Diamond Club area on the beach as the rest of the beach was equally nice. Shade by the pool is a bit of a problem, and it would be nice to have shade rather than pergolas. Hopefully this will be addressed during the continued renovations. Dwayne at the pool is great, and he would bring us our morning beverages! I loved the coffe place by the pol bar, but we didn't dicover it until day 3. Signage on the outside of the buildings is missing , so it is a bit hard to identify where some things are. A work in progress. The entertainment staff are eager to get everyone involved , but they are not pushy and loud like some resorts. The music is not so loud that you want to leave either, and there are not games all day long! The resident flamingo loves to boogy by the pool bar. Overall, I think that the resort has considered some of the qualities that the public is looking for when they chose to make this an adult-only resort.This is a smaller resort, and is great for anyone who has mobility issues , as things are not too spread out. I would say it is geared to the 40+ crowd, and while there are after supper entertainment activities, there is not much of a nightlife at this resort. We really liked the aquatic ballet and Chicco, the sax player.
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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)
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- 1 king-size or 2 twin beds
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- CD player/radio
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- 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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