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
  • Girvy : Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for R & R

I spent 2 weeks at Memories Jibacoa over the New Year and really had a good rest. I don't think I have ever been to a more friendly hotel and I am still missing my morning kiss and being called his little flower by Kiki (I'm 5' 11!!!). When reading other posts am I disappointed by some of the comments ("wouldn't send my worst enemy here," - for instance) which doesn't take into account that this in Cuba and its unrealistic to compare this hotel to other Caribbean Islands and European locations where access to supplies are so much easier to source. As a lot of people have said the resort has done a marvelous job at getting the place up and running after the hurricane .the countryside around the hotel is lovely and its worth doing the trek from the hotel up the back to get a birds eye view of the resort. We also went for a ride with Daniel who sits with his horse and trap outside the hotel and takes you to a nearby lake- which is nice to see. The grounds are very well kept and the rooms a always clean. We found the 3 bookable restaurants made a lovely change from the buffet and the meal in the international restaurant on New Years Eve was superb. If you do fancy a change from the hotel food I can recommend the first restaurant you come to outside the hotel on the right hand side of the road.. The other thing you have to bear in mind is that this hotel is on the Atlantic coast so is prone to more winds and with those winds come the Portuguese men of war which means the red flags fly (but remember the hotel can do nothing about this) and the life guards are very good a warning you when not to swim. If you want a bit a piece and quite in a lovely location and can accept the fact that this is Cuba then this is the hotel for you

  • hipscar72 : Ottawa, Canada
Beautiful, Relaxing Holiday!

Spend a lovely week at Memories Jibacoa in early December. Keep coming back to this beautiful spot for the spectacular landscape, warm, welcoming staff, snorkelling and R&R. I was especially impressed with the great job staff did at getting the resort back in shape following the hurricane earlier this fall. The beach, gardens and grounds all looked amazing. Unbeatable service, relaxing, low-key atmosphere and lots of options for activites. Another great week. Looking forward to my next visit!

  • weloveannanetrebko : London, United Kingdom
Unexpectedly stunningly beautiful

I was not expecting to be so taken with this resort as I was. Lemme break it down as there are so many good things I wanna say:LOCATIONSet between tropical mountainous forest and coral beaches, it is perfect. Isolated resort so you didn't feel like one of thousands of tourists along a strip. Driving in felt like we took a wrong turn into the wilderness and suddenly you roll into the main reception. RESORTThe main dining area is simply beautiful. Very well designed with wooden beams and high ceilings and a cute Spanish tiled fountain. It felt tropical and slightly European, we spent much of the morning and evening just sitting here as it was so serene and had greats. There is also the indoor restaurant for the buffet if you find it too cold on the odd day. And there is also 'La Taverna' which is a bookings only restaurant if you get bored of resort food. The pool area is also just beautiful, so much so that I instagram'd heavily as it was amazing shots from every angle. There is also a gym, tennis/basketball court and spa on site which were an added bonus.DIVING and SNORKELLINGThis deserves its own section. Even though we weren't lucky enough to enjoy this about the resort, this is such a good selling point. Their private beach has coral immediately available for guests to see and they offer diving packages for the same price that my friend paid in Varadero. Except here you save the 2 hour coach journey as it is literally right there! FOODPretty good buffet food actually! Great value for money and mostly tasty. Again we're in Cuba so you do have to manage expectations but condiments such a ketchup, chilli sauce, a variety of flavoured olive oils kept me impressed. The ice cream in the evening (pineapple, papaya, chocolate hazelnut) were also delicious. ROOMSQuite dated in style and showing wear and tear but still in tact. Hot water was available for shower and baths. Room had a bit of a funny smell but perhaps we were unlucky. I would recommend you upgrade to Diamond club for a sea view but the other rooms have views of the mountains so can't complain. SERVICEThe staff were one of my favourite features. They spoke excellent English and were eager to help. When we overstayed for breakfast, they told me to 'relax and be happy' so I could just watch the sea with a cup of coffee. When they didn't know how to make an espresso martini, the bartender said she would give it a bash if I told her how to do it. I can see the staff clearly enjoy working here and their smiles made me smile. I also believe airport transfer was available if you organise in advance so yet again, another perk.SUMMARYYou must come here, I can't sing the praises enough. I was taken back by how much I had under sold it in my head, the pictures don't do it justice. Romantic, secluded, quiet, serene, beautiful, set in nature, one of my favourites resorts I've been to. And on top of that, amazing value for money!

  • ann D : Oakville, Canada
week with my grandson.

Was at memories from jan3 to jan.10. It was my 22 visit and my grandsons first visit. The weather was cold but we still had a great time. We enjoyed the 2 a la carte restaurants we went to, excellent service and food as usual, the buffet was good, lots of variety. Our room was kept spotlessly clean by our housekeeper. Enjoyed lunch on the beach and loved the new menu. special thanks to Roger for his great service, and the cooks who do a great job. My grandson loved the resort, we have been taking him to jibacoa since he was 7 years old, this year he turned 16 and he wanted to go to memories and he enjoyed meeting all the staff who made him feel like family. Thank you to all the staff at memories especially kiki who always asked if everything was going good. The staff are the reason we keep returning, they all do an amazing job, thank you and take care. We will see you again in april. for #23

  • mfuchs2017 : Calgary, Canada
Love it so much I returned a year later!

Hello Fellow Travelers!I loved Memories Jibacoa & Cuba so much that I returned one year later on the same week, Jan 6-12, 2018!This resort has everything I look for in a vacation, lots of options to keep me active during the day, such good food options, service and a place to unplug, relax and get away from my busy life! I enjoyed daily yoga, the gym, aqua fitness, long walks on the beach, beach volleyball and relaxing by the pool and swimming in the ocean. This year the red flags were up for the first few days as it was a bit stormy and the waves were huge and unsafe. A few days later the water was clear and calm, perfect for all those enjoying the live coral reef. My boyfriend and I took out a kayak one afternoon. The days were perfect! We would grab a delicious breakfast at the buffet, work out for most of the morning, relax by the pool for a bit before lunch and enjoy games pool or beach side for the rest of the day. Early evening we played cards and games and went for dinner at 8. Our room was always clean and amenities stocked. Every evening there were different and talented Cuban entertainment outdoors on the main stage until about 1030. We usually called it a night at that point but got good reviews for the piano bar from other people we met. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals! We eat pretty healthy and there was always a big selection of fruit, veg and protein to choose from at the buffet. We took advantage of our 3 a la carte dinner experiences and added an extra with a lobster dinner! All were outstanding. Cuban, Italian and International options. Each evening at the buffet was a different theme and there was always too much to choose from! Since last year they added a pool side snack bar serving kebobs, burgers and snadwiches all afternoon. We usually had breakfast at 9, lunch at 1, snack at 4 and dinner at 8. Please take me back!!! Oh, the service by Ingrid and Yoel at the buffet daily was a highlight. They were so kind and fun to be around! I was super excited about the icecream from enjoying so much last year and it certainly didn't disappoint! We ate icecream that was made in house...papaya, chocolate, nut, pineapple....the list goes on. 3 or more options each meal!!!I believe the wifi was available in the rooms this year and reliable, especially in the lobby. I chose to totally unplug while I was there and just enjoy life without driving and internet! That being said, the DJ Augustine set us up with a private old car to take us to Havana one afternoon. We visited mainly old Havana for a few hours with a knowledgable & educated guide and driver to share with us about life and history in Cuba. Certainly a city worth seeing and only an hour away from Memories Jibacoa. This resort is nestled in rural Cuba, an hour from Varadero and Havana. It is adults only, 250 rooms, relaxing and the service from front desk, to coffee bar, to buffet, housekeeping and entertainment team is excellent. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Memories!!! I will definitely be back!Feel free to reach out with any questions or tips ;) Happy traveling,Mandy

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Items not included:

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  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
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  • 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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