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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
  • Afrancess : Yarmouth, Canada
Fantastic Second Visit, can't wait for the third!

Our second time at this resort and are planning to return next year. It was so nice to see the familiar faces of the staff, they are so welcoming with hugs and kisses :)We even saw some return guests from last year's visit, which was really nice too.Lots of new features at the resort from last spring. Diamond club has been moved to far left side of beach, new palapas at the beach, new towels in the rooms, staff has been moved around. New construction almost completed for another bar at the beach and snack bar at the pool.The food was great, Cuban bbq on Friday at the beach was fun, daily bbq at the pool.We love the piano bar, great place to meet new friends. Both David and Jorge are amazing musicians. Looks like they are alternating working one week on and one week off now. I hope it doesn't retract from the piano bar as this is one of the hôtel's best features.I heard the rooms are going to be updated soon and air conditioning put into the buffet this summer. This will be great.They are still having some issues with air conditioning in some rooms, ours was not great it stopped briefly a few times but was up and running again in no time. We love this place; the snorkeling, the beach, the piano bar, the staff and the guests. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Chris S :
Fantastic holiday

We returned from Memories a few days ago having had a wonderful time. The resort is great and a really nice size, with good food and the best evening entertainment we've seen at this type of resort. The beach is great for snorkelling and the guys at the dive centre are great if you're feeling a little more adventurous. There's plenty of sun beds on the beach, although you have to get up fairly early to get one, and the pool could do with a few more shady areas, but if you're there to sunbathe you won't be disappointed. A day trip to Havana in an old car with a driver and guide is a must, and can be arranged by Kiki who's extremely helpful and usually found in the lobby directing things! We went twice and they arranged for us to go to the Bueno Vista Social Club show in the evening, which was amazing. Overall we had a great time, fell in love with Cuba, and can't wait to go back.

  • ElTigre2014 : Calgary, Canada
Now I understand why this place has the best rating on TripAdvisor!

I chose this hotel carefully before booking an anniversary trip with my wife. Upon arrival, I was a little disappointed by the age of the hotel and lack of updating. I was also worried about the "all-inclusive" and the quality of food since I'd been warned about Cuban food in general. It didn't take me long to realize why this little hotel has one of the best ratings on trip advisor! We got the "Diamond Club" package and do tip generously, which undoubtedly helps but this place is TRULY amazing. It's clean, the food is GOOD (I don't recommend the steak), the staff are warm and welcoming and the reef is so convenient (if you are a strong swimming or make friends with the aqua-sport staff who can ferry you to the reef drop-off and back). There's a show at the pool every night followed by a disco in the bar. The a piano bar too, for a friendly sing-song, if that tickles your fancy. Party on the beach was wonderful, if you have time from the snorkeling. The various bands playing more traditional Cuban music in the lobby at suppertime were my favourites. The little walk up the hill through the farms was interesting. The Hotel arranged our 19555 Bel Aire ride to Havana and our knowledgeable tour guide, followed by the show at the Parisienne. Excellent trip! I will do this again. If you go, don't forget to bring your gently used clothing and sports equipment for the staff and the locals - they really appreciate it. Make sure you take you insulated "big-mug" for your drinks on the beach so you're not served in the tiny plastic cups. You can leave the mug behind as a gift for your favourite staff member. Two negative points: Poor cell coverage and Wi-Fi; and this was the hardest bed that I have slept in! My wife loved but it was a little annoying to me - not annoying enough to detract from my opinion of this hotel. Thank you Memories for a great vacation.

  • Vegas69024 : Braintree, United Kingdom
Relaxing time

First time in Cuba and this resort .Staff very friendly everywhere and the accommodation was fine and our maid attended everyday and kept our room and facilities spotless. Amazing shapes were made from the bath towels with the favourite being 2 swans kissing. Weather was perfect apart from 2 rainy evenings and 'her indoors' really did some damage with the cocktail list. Major complaint only was with the Los Girasoles buffet where birds were flying in and out and enjoying the buffet and obviously leaving a deposit or two along the way.This could easily be stopped by the hotel installing mosquito netting along all the open windows. We met a number of people who had stomach upsets which could have been caused by eating the buffet food. However that apart a very relaxing holiday.

  • Marie K :
First visit. Loved it.

We travelled with two other couples March 21st until March 31st and will definitely be going back. Upon arrival the staff was very welcoming. The grounds were always kept clean and well maintained. We got to know Luis (one of the grounds keepers) who is a wonderful person. The poolside bartender (Yawney) was such a delight. She was always smiling and took care of our needs. The lobby bartender (Marcos) was always eager to wait on us. The Spanish coffees and the rum are great. The staff at the buffet always had two tables put together for us. The array of cheeses and desserts were hard to resist. The soups were amazing. The food and beverage manager (Miguel Lopez) is extremely hard working. It didn't matter where you were he was always close by checking on how things were going. The three a la carts are a must do. The chateaubriand was the best that I have ever had. Early in the morning until late evening Miguel was always there eager to please. The hard work that Miguel does clearly shows. The executive chef (Carlos Quijano) is fantastic at his job and you can see that he enjoys his job. The hot dogs, hamburgers,and paella was delicious at the poolside. The view from our room 2223 was wonderful. It was quiet and yet close to everything. Our maid (sorry I have forgotten her name) kept our room clean and stocked with water, coffee and tea. The animal shapes and hearts made out of the towels was awesome. Marcos Tapanes and Nelly Virella invited you to participate in all the activities. Marcos Tapanes always had a smile which was addicting. He works hard and it's easy to see that he enjoys entertaining people. Marcos always answered our questions (and we had many). Nelly Virella's bubbly personality makes her unique. She made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Nelly was always smiling and it was great to watch you enjoying your job. Memories of Jibacoa is lucky to have Marcos and Nelly on their team. Meeting the general manager was a pleasure. Ernesto Andrades you have some amazing ideas that you are going to implement in the near future. The pizza bar by the beach sounds like a fabulous idea.All the staff were extremely accomadating and the people mentioned above touched our hearts in many ways. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Paul and Marie

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

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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