Memories Caribe Beach Resort
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My wife and I stayed at Memories Caribe from Feb.1st to Feb. 12. This was our second visit, the first being Dec. 2016. This time we were in room 2804 second floor not the location we originally booked. For us the room was to close to the pool. However the room itself was bright and clean, good water pressure, lots of hot water and the A/C was working just fine. If you like your room close to the pool this is a perfect spot and also not far from the beach. The food was not as good at our last stay, especially in the middle isle. But they have 4 food stations: pasta, sty fry fish and meat. You can always find something you like. Last time we were there, the a la carte restaurant was not to our liking. It still needs big improvements. We tried one and after the appetizer, we walked out. Buffet was much better. Morning coffee(water) at the buffet and the house wine(vinegar) needs to be changed. Surely the resort can get something better, it needs to be upgraded.During the day, the entertainment team was very good. We like the fact that a pre-entertainment show started around 8:15 pm just before the main one at 9:00 pm. You didn't have to wait hours.In general the service was very good. The Cuban people are very nice, but there are always a few, that should be working in an office and not in the hotel business. The outdoor people did a good job of keeping the grounds clean.I have two pet peeves:1-This is designated as a four star resort. We shouldn't have to wait three days before getting a clean beach towel. 2- Smokers, the beach is not your ashtray. Some are responsible and they put their cigarette butts in a can or plastic glass. But most of you stick your cigarette butts in the sand as if no one sees you. Lets keep the beach clean.Now for our piece of resistance....THE BEACH...this is why we went there a second time and this is why we will most likely go again. If your are beach people like my wife and I, then this is the place for you. Sand...sand and sand. No weeds and no rocks.When the tide is low you can walk on the sand dunes to the tip of the bay. Water is clear and lots to see. The waves are never to high.In conclusion, we enjoyed our stay. Last time we were there we gave the resort an overall rating of 5. This time we thought the resort had gone down a notch that is why we gave a rating of 4.
Just returned from a great two week vacation at Memories Caribe (Jan 29- Feb 9). Having been there last year, it was very comfortable returning to MC and seeing familiar staff as well as other returning guests that we had the privilege of meeting last year. In 15 visits to Cuba, this is only the second time that we returned to a resort that we had previously been to. It was worth it.A short comment on the grounds......amazing.....You can still see remnants of the devastation from Irma. However, the staff have worked extremely hard to bring the resort back to its original beauty and appeal. Memories Carine is a smaller Adults resort with 328 rooms which makes it easy to get around. All facilities are within walking distance. We were in Bldg 15 in one of the older rooms (still had the door on the bathroom). A/C worked, lots of hot water and comfy king bed. Thank you to the cleaning staff for the daily towel art and the cleanliness of our room.A sincere THANK YOU to management and staff who work extremely hard every day, putting in long hours to make your holiday enjoyable. Yannet, Yudelis, Yanexsy and Idael in the dining room, Jasmin, Michel, Yamaria and all the pool staff...THANK YOU.A visit to Lenny's restaurant, a fifteen minute cab ride is a must for lunch. A lobster platter, including lobster, fish, shrimp, rice, salad, etc. for 15 pesos? Well worth the trip.Sincere hello to Todd, Wayne and Colleen, Don and Thersa. It was great spending time with you.Positives- great staff and amenities- buffet and a la carte restaurants...you will never go hungry- Bean cafe beside pool- great specialty coffees and ice cream - fabulous beach- pool was great- lots of loungesNegatives- Bugs....especially at the beach- the way some tourists treat the staff. My wife had occasion to hear a "gentleman tourist" call one of the servers at the pasta bar a " dummy" because he didn't understand what the "gentleman" requested. This was totally uncalled for and shows a complete lack of respect. Yes, we pay a good dollar to be there,but that does not give us the right to insult the staff resort or country.Overall, another great vacation.. would recommend Memories Carine.
We had such a great week at Memories! This resort is not fancy, it's more rustic and charming. The grounds are still recovering from Irma, but only in certain places. We did our research and because our expectations were in line with what we paid for this holiday, we had a fabulous time! We were lucky with the weather, it was gorgeous! Don't worry about looking at the weather forecast, it always says rain...if it does rain, it lasts maybe 5 minutes...We were completely charmed by the staff at this resort...Laura and Daniel in the lobby bar....oh my gosh! They were so lovely and fun! We had such a laugh! We were so taken by the staff at this resort, that it makes me sad when I see horrible reviews....I can only imagine the ignorant tourists they have to put up with. Also great were Angel Luis at the beach bar, Irvine our beach pizza guy, and our omelette guy ( I can't recall his name). We were in a bungalow, room 3002, it was not a renovated room, but it was nice, and for the amount of time we spent in the room, it was fine.There was a frog that lived in the light by our door that managed to get in the room one evening, after much crashing and banging, we managed to get the (very small and not harmful) frog out of our room and locked ourselves out! We learned to just a quick check of the door before you open it....problem solved! The food, as everyone says, is not what you go to Cuba for, but truly the beach pizza and churros were so delicious...they quickly became a part of our day, in fact, it was how we were able to tell time without a watch...it's a quarter past pizza or a quarter to Churro!! The bread was yummy, as were the omelettes, the pasta station and the fried rice. We brought our own condiments, and for us, that really added to our enjoyment. We paid extra and had two lobster dinners and ordered some sparkling wine, it was sooooooo good! Well worth the money. The Italian a la carte was ok, but we thought the Asian was excellent! Beans cafe by the pool was a really nice treat, espresso on ice cream! Wow! The margaritas at the lobby bar were great, as were the mango daiquiris in the sports bar. When I do my research on trip advisor, I tend to focus on the photos, and ignore the really bad reviews. I also tend to believe reviews in which people have travelled to Cuba before, and those who have been to similar resorts. This was our fourth visit to Cuba, our Third to a Memories, we have not yet been to the same resort twice, as we like to try new places. Last year we were at the Melia Cayo Coco, it was a stunning resort with amazing food, but it also cost much more. I really feel we got great value for our travel dollar and would recommend this resort, I would suggest if you want a 5 start resort to keep looking.
memories caribe has a fantastic entertainment staff and staff in general, all very good. piano bar has the best coffee, sports bar has the greatest evening cocktails. We were picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. It was late at night due to flight issues on Air Canada Rouge. We booked with Air Canada Vacations. No room booked for us which was odd as we were picked up by bus and they had our names. okay they put us in a temporary accommodation until morning, which was okay. We saw our Air Canada Vacations person in the morning and he got us situated in an upgrade by lunch time and we could have the new room by 3 p.m. It was too bad that our vacation was colored by such terrible flight issues but the staff at the resort was great, the resort was great, but there are 2 days of our vacation ruined and gone. Next time, not through air canada....
Just arrived home after spending a week at Caribe. What an amazing week we had! Our original holiday plans changed due to the airline, so as a result we travelled to Cayo Coco for the first time. It will definitely not be the last...already planning to go back next year. Transfer from airport to hotel went very smoothly and quickly! Check-in was a little slow as there is only one person to assist, but we were greeting with song and dance and a cold drink, so it was all good. Travelled with 2 other couples and my request to have our rooms in the same building as granted. We had a renovated room, so yes, there is no door on the "throne room", but don't let that deter you. Rooms are a very good size, better than we've had in the past. Beautiful balcony, though the patio chairs are uncomfortable. Even though it's a small resort, it is quite spread out, so you can go for a nice walk. The beach is absolutely amazing!! And it's nice and quiet since there is only 1 other resort on this beach front. Be sure to go for a walk on the sandbar highway during low tide. Look for crabs, star fish and stingrays!! We were not Diamond club, so only had access to the one bar, but Angel was awesome and makes a killer Miami Vice. Also, be sure to try the pizza at the snack bar. Entertainment was excellent. The daytime animation staff work extremely hard, and are all very friendly and mingle well with the guests... Yamaria, Peter, Johnny, Jasmin...to name a few of them. Bocce ball and volleyball on the beach in the morning, stretching & zumba poolside; games and live music in the afternoon. Fabulous!! Our only complaint was that they disappeared for the last 3 days of our stay. Someone thought they had to divide their time between Caribe and Flamenco?? The evening entertainment was also excellent. The dancers are professionals - no doubt about it. Retro night was awesome. Also really liked how they used different areas of the resort for the nightly entertainment, not just in the theatre. The water ballet was also good...and the beach party too!! Oh, and don't say no to the freshly made churros.....so, so good!!Did the Asian and Cuban a la carte. The noodle appetizer at the Asian is delicious!! Make your reservations when you arrive in the wine bar, which is opposite the check-in desk in the lobby.Be sure to visit the Bean Café next to the pool. Danarys and Maidelin make amazing cappuccinos' and many other delicious concoctions. You can also get scooped ice cream there. Try an espresso with ice cream and amaretto....so, so good!!It was such a good holiday, made even better by the staff. I would highly recommend a holiday here. We are planning to return next year.
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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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