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Location: Beachfront, 50 min from Varadero Airport, 60 min from Varadero.
Definitely not a party hotel, so if you're looking for a spring break kind of vibe, this won't cut it. I'd say this is better suited for families and couples. The beach is extremely average. They rake dirt and seaweed up in piles and then just leave them on the beach. The beach had a more lake like vibe to it. You're not getting that turquoise crystal clear water here. Food is the same as every other hotel in Cuba. That all being said, the pool area has one of the most beautiful views I've seen in Cuba. It really is a beautiful surrounding. Service was friendly and prompt from everyone I encountered. I paid under $500 for a 5 day all in here, and it was well worth that price point.. So, if the price is right.......
We recently travelled to Jibacoa for a 2 week vacation over the holidays. It was our first time at this resort but we have been travelling to Cuba for over 35 years. The resort is small (which we like), needs a few updates, but rooms and grounds are spotless. The rooms have everything you need and there was always lots of hot water for showers. We brought along a coffee machine but didn't need it after 2 days because the lobby bar was opened 24 hours. The pool area was great. You could sit in a comfortable chair and view the ocean while enjoying a cocktail. There was a restaurant at the pool for a quick lunch that we ate at often. It turned into the a la carte restaurant at night (quite good). The staff were all friendly and helpful. The buffet always had something to satisfy your hunger. If you find that you need a break from the buffet you can go to one of three restaurants within walking distance from the hotel for about $20 Canadian per person (includes lobster, salads, fruits, drinks). There were lots of jellyfish on the beach and in the water when we were there so we did not do a lot of swimming in the ocean. However, many people enjoyed snorkelling when we were there.If you are looking for a place that is smaller, quiet and clean you will not be disappointed. We will definitely return to this resort. Great value for your money!
We arrived Christmas Day for a one week stay. Travelled with my daughter and son-in-law. Transport to and from the Varadero airport was easy. Check in was fairly seamless. The resort is in a beautiful location. There is a mountain at the back and the ocean to the front. The grounds were impecable with lush greenery and good space between the bungalows. I was in one of the four corner bungalows and loved it, very private. My daughter and son-in-law were in one of the four across bungalows. Mine was better. Not that I care but....the TV had more channels than I have at home including a movie channel (yes, in English). Food was par for the course for Cuba. There was always something to eat. I had no stomach issues at all but my daughter and son-in-law were not so lucky. Only difference was that they ate some grilled fish that I didn't...just saying. Not a lot to do which suits me just fine. Did go in to Havana for a day tour. Got lazy after that and had no desire to leave. We also took the horse rides offered by a local farmer. Well worth it, recommend the mountain trip first and then the beach one if you want to go twice. Also, went to Mario's for supper one night, food was delicious. My room was clean and comfortable and I felt very safe. Staff for the most part go out of their way to please you and are very friendly. Yes, we did tip but not extravegentley, a smile and a please and thank you helps a lot. Lobby and pool bathrooms were clean, had toilet seats, toilet paper and hand soap at all times. New Years Eve was a blast, the party started at 4 pm. Lobster was on the menu for supper. Couple of last things, oh the bread and the butter......so good. Omelettes too, especially on the days that the happy cooker was on the grill! Coffee from the lobby bar was a definite must. I thought the entertainment was fine most nights for the size of the resort, especially the nights there were Cuban bands and New Years Eve. The beach and ocean was under a red flag for the whole time we were there because of the jellyfish. I understood that they were being blown in by the prevailing winds that week and heard that the week before there was no problem. You can't control nature so no fault of the resort. All in all would look forward to going back.
We enjoyed our stay here. It was our choice because of the snorkeling and the mountains. We did not stay in the bungalow and at first felt sorry about that, but after appreciated the fact that nobody walked in front of our windows, we were able to dry our water shoes and towels with peace of mind. The room was not very big and there was not much place for clothes, but it was very clean, had a working mini fridge, nice shower, plenty of hot water, clean towels. Housekeeping ladies were super nice approaching us if we needed fresh towels or toilet paper on days when we declined cleaning our room. Staff in general is very nice, bartenders are super nice and always made good drinks. I cannot say much about "activity people" because we did not interact much, the only time I wanted to have spanish lessons I was ignored by the tall, slim activity guy for half an hour when he just sat with friends and smoked.It didn't ruin my time but left with mixed feelings. The evening shows were so-so. The weakest point was food. For the first time we got sick with stomach issues, being many times to Cuba. As other reviews show food is undercooked, many times we came across deep fried food with undercooked fillings or kabobs with raw meat. Selection is more than poor in fruits and veggies. Saying that we never starved and it will never stopped us from coming back. Just make your own choices with information given. We found 5 pieces of glass in front of the reception building on the beach. The glass looked like from the broken window, just be careful, avoid area or wear shoes. Money exchange at the reception is questionable, no posted rate and is rounded down, not a big deal but gave me iffy feeling. There was one thing that is worth to be mentioned- the washrooms were clean and never happend to me that there was no toilet paper- for the first time in my travels to Cuba. It was one of my best trips, a nice place and staff.
I went back there for the 4 th time dec 19 to dec 26. The place is still there even after the uricane! People are still charming. Site is beautiful, rooms need a little make-up. The good thing is you are at 100$ of Habana. Also, you have 3 ou 4 restaurants near-by (the carebe where they serv excellent shrimp and the tower where fun gets very rapidly by the owner of the place). Matanza a close little town can be visited too specially his ols drugstore.Pools are ok. Chairs are better, food correct, drinks has you wish. Beach, you can go where the campsites are and you will be alone there with great sand and better swimming possibilities then in front the hotel. Not too expensive.
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- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 1 a la carte dinner/specialty restaurant per week (dress code & reservations may be required)
- Snacks daily
- Unlimited International brand drinks, domestic beer, wine/lunch
- Hobie Cats
- Pedal Boat
- Use of bicycles
- Exercise classes (Aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 110 rooms in bungalow style villas
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 1 International a la carte restaurant (dress code & reservations may be required)
- 2 bars including Lobby bar & Pool bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- Sun lounges & towels
- 2 lit tennis courts
- Sundries shop
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- A range of watersports available
- Internet (fee)
- 1 queen or 2 twin beds
- Sitting area
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Full bathroom
- 220V (converters needed)
- Balcony or Patio
- Max occupancy 3 persons
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Via Blanca km 60, Jibacoa Beach, Santa Cruz Norte, Jibacoa Cuba
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