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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
  • Canadians_1907 : Ottawa, Ontario
Great resort in half way point between varadero and Havana

Great resort if you are planning on going to Havana a couple of day trips. This is an adult only resort, which we love to stay at when we are not traveling with our kids. The Food would the area that I would say could improve a bit. The Beach is super and the pool as well. We stayed here in March 2013.

  • Morrie G :
Great Place...Close to Havana

I've been to numerous all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean. This place is the best. Food, service, rooms...all were great. I even saw a doctor while there...he was very friendly and the treatment and service were outstanding. In the main dining room, typically at an all-inclusive resort the food is cold and mediocre. Here, the staff was accommodating and the food was always tasty and hot. I really loved this place and hope to return.

  • Jeanne M : Ayr, Canada
Beautiful location

We just spent a week at the Memories Jibacoa resort in Cuba and experienced wonderful Cuban hospitality. The resort was well kept, our room was clean and the beach beautiful. We had our choice of buffet or a la carte restaurants with good food, although fresh fruit and vegetables were limited or unripe. The location was close enough to Havana for us to arrange a private tour by car. The natural reef near the resort's shore made snorkeling easy. As Diamond Club members we had our own concierge, a selection of higher end beverages, a la carte restaurants and a private beach area with beverage waiters. I would highly recommend the few extra dollars for diamond club. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind, then this might be the place for you.

  • gillp299 : UK
Nice holiday but improvements are needed

We chose this resort as it was adults only and described as quiet and relaxing, unfortunately, we did not find it as quiet as we’d hoped. The main problem was the very loud music played at the pool and beach- not sure who it was aimed at, as it varied from what you would hear in a kids club to rap. Also, there were noisy competitions advertised in the Christmas booklet such as foam parties, beer drinking and miss sexy bikini! We did manage to escape from these activities and have a nice holiday.Food: for Cuba, it was good. The buffet offered a decent selection and always had a roast meat joint. There are cooking stations which offer pasta, pizza, fish and meat. The meat station being very poor, due to the quality of the food and attitude of the cook. The best al a carte was La Taberna, good food and service. Martino’s was dreadful, extremely slow service i.e. had to ask to order drinks, even water, then waited 20 minutes for them to arrive, the white wine was warm and the food cold, when it was eventually served. We left before finishing the meal. Whilst there we witnessed several meals being sent back to the kitchen. As a priority, the management team need to take a close look at Martino’s as this is supposed to be their ‘fine dining’ restaurant. Unfortunately it is poorly managed with untrained staff which resulted in a very disappointing dining experience. There is also the Ranchon which is open for a la carte dinner, for some reason, when booking the restaurants we weren’t told about this, so didn’t have the opportunity to go there.Beach: nice, but not as nice as the Cayo’s or Varadero. It is very stony and not the ideal resort if you like long beach walks- you could only walk to the left of the resort due to the rocks (approx 20 minutes).Rooms: we had an ocean view room which was lovely. Apart from the fridge everything was in working order.Bars: the choice in the evening is between the lobby bar- small and busy or the piano bar which is basically a karaoke bar. This being a problem for us as we like a nice bar after dinner, preferably a beach bar, which Memories does have, but it doesn’t open as a bar in the evening, which is disappointing.Entertainment: There are shows every night which seemed popular. Can’t comment on them as we never bothered.Service: having been to Cuba several times, we were expecting the service to be very good. At Memories it is variable, some staff were clearly not happy in their work. The main problem appeared to be understaffing, especially in the lobby bar (long queues were common) and buffet restaurant (the cooking stations were not staffed at times, running out of plates, not offered more wine).Check-in: extremely inefficient. Just one person to check in around 20 people (we had bookings, so were expected).Cats and dogs: there are quite a few roaming around. Some people seemed to like them, but they were a nuisance at meal times.Although quite a negative review in parts, Memories has many good points. We had some lovely meals, the wine/ beer was good, the resort is nice with a lovely backdrop. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. It is convenient for Havana, about an hour away. Would we return? If they had an additional bar in the evenings, reduced the noise levels at the pool and beach, and the price was right, then possibly.

  • Syyfer :
Modest expectations required

Staff welcoming, good service, housekeeping great, beach and pool nice, entertainment mediocre, rooms comfortable.Food and drinks very mediocre and fruit is surprisingly scarce.The quality of the food and drinks are the main reason I would not recommend this resort and rate it as a three star.Eight of our group of ten had GI issues for a day or two, but unclear what the cause was as we were on a couple excursions which were fun.Havana is a must see and the Jeep day was fun!

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
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  • 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.
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    Varadero,Cuba

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

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