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Memories Jibacoa

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Our Opinion

Without question one of our most popular hotels in Cuba. Memories Jibacoa is secluded, but offers more than enough to keep you entertained. There are many activities during the day and right in front of the resort is some of best snorkeling Varadero. It's also an hour closer to Havana than Varadero, making a day trip much easier. Also, check out the tour to Santa Cruz, it's well worth it and the people there are amazing. Memories Jibacoa (formerly Breezes) consistently gets good reviews, that in itself speaks volumes for this all inclusive resort.


Overview

Nestled on 19 acres overlooking Arroyo Bermejo beach and surrounded by beautiful mountains, the adults-only Memories Jibacoa resort is the perfect setting for a wedding, a honeymoon, or a secluded holiday away from the hustle and bustle. Memories Jibacoa resort is a tropical hideaway, situated mid-way between Varadero and Havana, offers superb food and 'round the clock activities, including a 24 hour games room with billiards and table games, and a 24 hour jacuzzi in the garden area for a midnight dip.

Location: Beachfront, 60 minutes from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, 75 minutes to Havana and 60 minutes to Varadero.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Brenda B :
Repeat guest

18th and 15th return guest Only 4 visits as memories. We were there in Oct /Nov too didn't take suggestions to heart Again in April Food handling still a problem we were not impressed head chief didn't want opinion. Migil head of food and beverage trying hard to please. Bacon not cooked had to be finished on the grill finally 4th morning got that fixed. Orange juice used to be fresh then they changed now back to fresh if they kept after we left. 2 guests removed by amblance 2nd day. 6 more sick coming out of both ends meat disappear from buffet (no the problem chief response ) however they gave guest rum champagne and free massage though for 3 nights only fish at the buffet. Next night chicken so undercooked running after you. Next day doctor and nurse doing room calls for 2 days In alacarte only one who spoke English now (I used to take a translation) was not needed now is for sure. New beds confortable. Old staff made our trip as repeated guest super however others not impressed as if I was there for the 1st time I wouldn't be going back. Old staff make this joint.Only few repeat guest 2 or 3 times used be well over 10 visits min we would see or run into.Could be great again if suggestions we're heard and listen to. B and pOntario

  • Trudy W : Elmsdale, Canada
Beautiful All Inclusive for Adults Only.

My husband and I spent a week at Memories Jibacoa from April 12 - 19th. Beautiful small all inclusive for adults only. The staff were excellent. Especially Yolanda from the Beach Bar, Dave from check in, the staff at the Piano Bar, (Aye yi yi, David and George), pretty much all of the bar staff and entertainment staff. We went for the Hike with Mike which is a must as long as you can handle the straight up climb. We also went for a meal at the local restaurant that you will see if you do the hike. We shared a serving, thank heavens, as you get more than one person could eat.We took a Classic Car into Havana, which we shared with another couple. Our driver was Miguel and tour guide was Julio. The best duo ever to show us around Havana. We went to a rum factory, Christopher Columbus Cemetary, Revolution Square, Chocolate producer, had lunch at a local restaurant, and then walked around Old Havana to get some local history. Excellent tour for sure!!The current was stronger than usual with high winds, therefore the snorkelling was not very good. Can't do anything about mother nature though.Suggestions to management = More shade around the pool. All of the shade chairs had towels on them at 7am. No people, but towels. Some people can't sit in the direct sun for more than 15 minutes at a time without getting burnt to a crisp. Maybe take more notice to who actually uses the shade and who just saves it for their convenience.We paid extra for diamond club, however that part of the beach was constantly being used by people who were not diamond club. So either there were no chairs available at all, or the preferred chairs were taken by the non diamond club. If a bracelet is supposed to mean something, maybe enforce it more. There are plenty of signs showing what area of the beach is sectioned off, so some people are only taking advantage of the friendly staff.Lastly, we advised the front management about our air conditioning not working properly on our first few hours in our room. We repeated this every day following, however nothing seemed to get resolved. Trying to dress for dinner was a challenge when you are sweating to death. (I have MS so it was a bit bothersome at times.)We were to leave on Wednesday, and a knock came to our door at midnight Tuesday night. It was a worker that was going to fix our air conditioning. ???? My husband said he was a little late as we had been reporting it for a week. We advised the front staff about this peculiar happening and they offered to make our room available for an extra 2 hours as we had a late check out. We did not want to disrupt the next customers arriving, so we declined the offer. I believe that better communication would probably help in these situations. All in all, we would go back to this resort again. Maybe not right away, but at some point.

  • daploss : Tillsonburg, Ontario
Great Staff, Perfect Location!

This was our third visit to Memories and once again, we were very pleased with our holiday. The weather was hot for the first 7 days and conditions were good for snorkelling. The resort ticks all boxes: small, quiet, adult only and close to Havana. The staff work so hard in all areas of the hotel, I wish we could name everyone! At the buffet we tried to sit where Janet was serving. She is so thoughtful. Roger at the Ranchon was so busy but cheerful! Eduardo, Lester and the rest of the Lobby Bar staff were wonderful too. The Entertainment Staff Pedro, Lisa and Mike made the walks and hikes very interesting. Yuaney kept our room spotless and left lovely arrangements made from the towels.Kiki helped us find a taxi and guide for a tour of Havana which we really enjoyed. Pete was an excellent guide. Whatever you need, ask Kiki, he will help you!The evening shows are very good and afternoon activities at the pool and beach were well attended and varied. One can be busy or just relax and do nothing.Check in time is now 4pm so be prepared to wait for your room. This isn't really a problem as the lobby is very safe to leave your luggage. Change into your beach clothes and head to the pool or ocean and roll with it.We saw people stepping on the plastic grating around the pool and hot tubs and some went through. There are signs warning not to, but not everyone bothers to read or use their common sense. We look forward to coming back next year!

  • MRyder : Halifax, Canada
Best Adult only Hide-away, with stunning natural featuers

We stayed at Memories Jibacoa from April 1st to April 8th. When we arrived we were ushered right away to our room, and they provided assistance with our luggage. Upon check in we were told about their towel policy for the beach towels. They track all of their towels with a card system, please respect that they say you need to drop your towels at the towel exchange and get cards for check out. If you don't do this they will send you down to the beach to get the check out cards for the towels. Which is fine it is their policy and they are strict on it, so just be aware.The food:There are several complaints about the food. But even as a celiac I had no problem eating the food. The buffet was as such a buffet. They have a manned grill at the back and all of the food I ate was freshly cooked and very tasty. They had several themed nights at the restaurant, and no real change to the buffet but it was still good food. I loved that they had entertainment at the buffet during dinner that was fun. The International Restaurant was good. I heard that if you ordered the beef it was amazing! So go an order the BeefThe Italian restaurant was a our fave. So much food. So good. The Cuban, El Ranchon was also very good. We visited the Cuban and the Italian twice.There are also chips for purchase in the small shop for snacks after the restaurants close. The also have an all night grill that you can get food at. The entertainment, we saw most of the shows we missed the Opera night because we were have 8 courses at the Italian Restaurant. The shows are very professional the dancers are amazing. Our fave was the beach show, it was super cool and nice that we also got to dance with the dancers. During the day they had a few activities, beach ball, games. However the Aqua Zumba at 10:30 was great! High energy and loads of fun. The Zumba at 3pm was also top notch in the nicely air conditioned gym. A highlight was the Zumba classes. Another highlight was the Cuban day. Great food great music. And the entertainment staff were super, festive and outgoing and great dancers. Jorge at the Piano bar is pretty spectacular. He can learn anything. Others mentioned he only knows 20 songs, not true he knows many more, but he doesn't have the lyrics or the chords for those songs so no one can sing along. If you are going to Cuba, you should print off some lyrics, and chords pages for him. And also those plastic cover sheets they are super expensive in Cuba but cost nothing here. You would make his whole year if you showed up with music and plastic cover sheets. AccommodationsThe resort is older, but extremely well kept. We had no issues with the room, and the turn down service was fast and also done before lunch. Keep count of your towels, and mention to the front desk if the towel number changes. Beach & pool well kept, the snorkel guide was amazing!The staff make this resort. Noesky the beach bar man is amazing, very friendly and hard working. Oryalis in the piano bar, is a hard working woman and funny as all heck, ai yay yi. Jorge is amazing, and a great piano player. The is a gentleman at the lobby bar I cannot recall his name but he was also awesome, and convinced me to try his mojitos which were far and away the best I have ever had. The gals at the Beach Bar are fun and hard workers. Tip well here the staff deserve it.I would go back 100%!

  • roxannelebeau : Winnipeg, Canada
Great Week at Memories Jibacoa

My friend and I visited Memories Jibacoa from April 1 to 8 2017 and had a really great week. The staff were very friendly, there were a lot of activities and fun things to do throughout the day time hours, of note, the aqua zumba and zumba classes were a lot of fun! Taught by a guest instructor there high energy, latin dance inspired classes were a great fit for a week in Cuba! The beach was beautiful. Although the dive boat was out of commission the dive shop staff were great and I got to go out on a couple shore dives while I was there. All over the resort the staff were friendly, helpful and always happy to chat and help me practice my spanish. It was a great week overall.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Wine with lunch
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson and excursions
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Daytime Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Use of fitness centre
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wedding Package
  • 250 rooms in eighteen 2-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, International, Cuban (dress code & reservations may be required)
  • 5 bars: Lobby bar, Piano bar, Pool bar, Beach bar, Pub
  • 1 Swimming pool
  • Golf 1 hour away
  • Meeting facilities
  • 2 tennis courts on-site (not lit)
  • Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop, Tobacco shop)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site
  • Dive shop on-site
  • A range of watersports available
  • Internet (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 110/220V Converter boxes in room
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Gardenview Room

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds

Oceanview Room

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at time of check-in) bottle of wine, late check-out (if available), and specialty restaurant reservations. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate is required.
Free Weddings - Please inquire for details.
Singles - Single travelers willing to share their room with a roommate of the same sex pay no single supplement. Time restrictions apply, please inquire for further details.
Golf Package - Receive 3 green fees at the 18-hole Varadero Golf Course for CND$140 per person, per week. Additional green fees CND$60 per person, per round. Subject to tee off time availability. Taxes, transportation to golf course and mandatory carts (7am-1pm) are extra.
Bonus offers may only be available from select tour operators and are subject to change.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Memories Jibacoa
    Varadero,Cuba

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Memories Jibacoa
Arroyo Bermejo Beach, km 60, Jibacoa 32900 Cuba

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