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
  • Antonye1 : Black Rock, Australia
Active or relaxation

We stayed at Memories the 3rd week of July after a 8 day tour of Cuba. Close to Havana, an hour drive in a beautiful valley surrounded by green lush vegetation. Our room was clean and plenty big enough. Nice to unpack and air our clothes. We did the aqua aerobics every morning and then Zumba every after noon. This was a great way to keep our bodies active. We found the NRG2GO instructor to be delightful. Lots of instruction and made the classes relevant to the capability of the whole class. A lot of fun was had within these classes. Loved the reef of the beach which made for easy snorkelling, amazing coral and ever changing fish species. The beach shelters where a great place for that any time of day mojito or a cool beer.This will be a go back place!

  • connie_ttzn : Cambridge, Ontario
Great location, great resort!

This was a mother-daughter trip, and we enjoyed our stay very much. We were there for a week in early July. It was low season, so it was not very busy. It's an “adults only” resort, so there were no children. Memories Jibacoa is located half way between Varadero and Havanna. It took almost an hour to get there from the Varadero airport, but it was a pleasant drive seeing the countryside and driving through the town of Matanza. Our room was a good size, and kept very clean daily, but the beds were quite hard. All rooms seem to be located in a very convenient spot for easy access to the beach, pool, buffet, and lobby. We ate at all the various locations: the buffet, the restaurant by the beach, and also 3 of the a-la-carte restaurants (which you need to reserve in advance). The food was always good, and I appreciated their efforts to cover the bread and desserts from the birds and flies, which is always a challenge in the Caribbean. There was a full daily schedule of activities. The morning Aquafit in the large pool was fun and well-attended. They also offered Zumba classes in the gym, but I think it would have been better attended if it had been in a shady area by the beach somewhere. Not everyone comes on a vacation with workout clothes for the gym. It was also not well advertised compared to all the other activities. Beach volleyball was very popular. We heard from other guests that the snorkelling, diving, and coral reefs were amazing here. The beach was very clean and the water was crystal clear. We took advantage of the catamaran and paddle boat that were part of the free activities. Internet is available for purchase by the hour, but it would only work in the lobby and by the pool. Connection was sporadic, so be prepared to truly disconnect from the outside world and relax/enjoy! It was pleasing to have music and talented musicians playing in the early evenings before the nightly entertainment. Every evening there was a great show at 9:30pm. Lots of talent everywhere and lots of variety! Cubans love their music!!! Unfortunately, even though the weather was hot and beautiful while we were there, almost every night the clouds would suddenly appear over the mountain and we would get mild thunderstorms and rain. It was obviously rainy season. The entertainment stage is outdoors, and the audience has no cover, so each night when the rain started, the entertainment team did a great job of making a last minute switch to perform in the indoor nightclub. Once a week they have a beach party at noon. It was awesome with a live band, pulled pork sandwiches, etc., and Pina Coladas served in fresh pineapples. Sitting under the trees, enjoying good food and music, was a real treat! The staff was always friendly and happy, and were aiming to please their guests. This was a great resort in a great location! We had a wonderful quiet relaxing vacation.

  • flighi : Swansea, UK
Beautiful setting, relaxing and friendly hotel

Myself and two daughters visited this beautiful resort earlier in July. Our check in was quick and easy and our luggage was taken directly to our room. The hotel is well kept and the gardens are immaculate. The location is beautiful and all rooms seem conveniently located. We had a good size room with a pool view, the bathroom was large and spotlessly clean with endless hot water. The cleaning was too a high standard, you could not fault it.All the staff were helpful especially when my daughter fainted - the excellent care and assistance we received was fantastic and I would like to express a big thank you to them.The food definately got better as our holiday continued, I feel they had taken on board comments from guests which is reassuring.We arranged a trip to Havana in one of the vintage taxis outside the hotel. The taxis are located just outside to the right, We had a fabulous day out in a beautiful Chevrolet 55, it was a bargain at 60 CUC which included a driver plus a lovely guide who spoke fantastic English. Havanna is a fascinating city and highly recommended. The beach is beautiful and the catamaran, pedalo and kayaks are readily available as well as snorkels. We preferred the beach to the pool as there was always plenty of shade whereas there is limited shade at the pool and it was always very hot.The Aqua Ballet show in the evening was brilliant, and the entertainment team work very hard to please guests. The highlight of the holiday for me was the live band on the beach which was a brilliant lunch time treat. Pulled Pork rolls, fresh fish and Pina Colada served in pineapples - they got it just right!! All this under the trees on the beach - it was just a perfect setting to enjoy salsa.The hotel clearly listens to feedback and is keen to please guests - thank you.

  • Dick_V1953 : Lisbon, Portugal
Surprisingly friendly staff, excellent value for money rate!

Clean, well maintained, not over the top and we especially liked the sports entertainments like beach volleyball and aqua jogging! Catamaran sailing, snorkelling and diving is included in the fare.One of the restaurants needed early reservations, like one day before, but is was worth doing this.

  • Mary O : Weymouth, United Kingdom
Great access to activities and a beautiful location

We stayed here for 3 nights in July 2017 as part of a 2 week trip to Cuba (4 days in Havana, 6 days in Varadero, 4 days Jibacoa). Pros:- A great choice of activities - Morning group hike up a mountain, yoga classes, tennis courts, free access to the Catamaran/Pedalo/Kayak, free use of snorkeling equipment.- Really friendly and enthusiastic staff (especially the yoga instructor and water sports team) who clearly cared about the the resort and wanted to give the guests a great experience.- Coral reef metres away from the beach - beautiful fish and coral! We even saw a Barracuda!-Paragliding available - this was the HIGHLIGHT of our holiday! You will see guys landing at the end of the memories beach. Do approach them and enquire if you're interested. It costs 50 CUC for a 25 minute flight and the views of the jungle and coast are incredible!!!! Do it!!Cons:- Food was disappointing (even by Cuban standards).- Lack of air conditioning in communal spaces (reception, dining area).- Evening entertainment was a bit hit and miss - opera night was great but other shows were a bit cheesy.This hotel has great potential to be a fantastic outdoors and activities resort given its beautiful location and beach, but it is a bit let down with the quality of food and it's (sometimes) holiday camp vibe. Well worth visiting if you want to explore some of Cuba's natural delights in a safe environment.

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
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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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.

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