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Villas Jibacoa

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Our Opinion
This hotel is a moderate property with limited facilities, 2 bars, 1 a la carte and 1 buffet restaurant. Be prepared for very basic food, great breakfasts, so so lunches and not so great dinners. However, what this hotel lacks in amenities in makes up for in ambiance and service. It is run by all local farmers and their families and it creates a warm, casual atmosphere. The beach is beside the Breezes so the snorkeling is out of this world. The rooms were spotless and extremely well kept. Go expecting basic, no frills accommodation, but a warm and welcoming environment.

Overview
A warm and welcoming hotel located on a splendid coral and sand beach, with exceptional snorkeling and tropical gardens.

Location: Beachfront, 50 min from Varadero Airport, 60 min from Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Kathy B : Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Side trips off resort

If you want a tasty authentic Cuban pork sandwich (pan con lechon) then I highly recommend going to Las Palmas cafeteria. It is located about 5 km from the Tropico near the turnoff from the main highway to Havana. Just a little stand on the side of the road. The sandwiches are 1 CUC and are delicious! They also have fresh pineapple juice. Give it a try.

  • mbudinski : Kitchener, Canada
VILLAS JIBACOA VERY QUITE AND SNORKELING PARADISE

I stayed in hotel for two weeks April 22 to May 6, 2017. Travel with family and friends. Arrived in late evening with heavy rain, but that was the end of bad weather actually. Sometimes wind was strong but not bad. I want to mention jelly fish. Appears one day, blue ones, and in couple days was OK. Lots of birds singing and chirping - sparrows, woodpeckers, grackles, doves, and others. Place is very big and very quiet with one building as hotel and rest of bungalows. I stayed in hotel room and was happy. Lots of trees, flowers well maintained. People were very friendly everywhere. Buffet restaurant was very clean, waiters very helpful. Food was actually very good with enough variety and very good quality. I want to mention just delicious chicken, beef tails and rabbits. Good soup was every day. Restaurant has a grill, but on it was only fish. Why not meet like chicken or pork and beef? In days when crowd, wasn’t enough food and that should be improve. Also you can have always cold beer and good wine for lunch and dinner. Drinks were pretty good except in lobby bar you have to pay beer 1 peso. That should be change. If you go there don’t mist good brandy and Spanish coffee. That bar is open until 10:30 pm. That could be problem for somebody. Beach is not bad but I have to mention a lot of grass in the water. That is not very pleasant when you swimming. There is no Wi-Fi, only one computer, very old. Sometimes is crowd around it but you can have a drink and wait. Entertainment is not bad in my opinion. Some local bands were playing and thy are very, very good. Dancers are not bad too. Attendants are very low, only elderly people. Usually around 30 attendances. There is no Disco for yang people, that’s way into this resort you can see only elderly people.Quick resume: Very nice and quiet place with friendly people, good food and snorkeling paradise. Also price is very wort it. Mike B. Kitchener, Ontario

  • vulvad : Toronto, Canada
Really 3 stars

Paid 1000 for 10 nights. First impression was not good, room was so smelly not possible to sleep, but ask to change no problem to do so. Went to breakfast and didn't find anything to eat. So wanted to change resort but not possible they told me. But second day I start to feel much better. Food was not bad at all, not large varieties but always something to eat. Beautiful beech, a lot of space no crowd. So my vacation was not bad at all.Thanks Villa

  • Darlene H :
two week vacation

love everything except the foodpools were greatbeach was greatbars were a lot of funnightime entertainment was greatenergy was greatstaff super friendlythe reef was fantastic with many many fish..great for snorkelling

  • Trillium : Kingston, Canada
My Favourite Resort in Cuba

As a repeat guest to Gran Caribe Villas Jibacoa since 2010, each visit is like reuniting with old friends. This time, the trip for me was for convalescing from a broken back and arm from a fall on the ice and snow in January (brutal winter in Canada this year). The warm sun and sea was very healing for my stiff back and frozen shoulder. The bones have healed but the muscles are still very tight. Exercising in the warm sea helped to extend my restricted range of motion. The masseurs in the little beach hut to the left of the pool bar were extremely beneficial and charge 10 CUCs per 30 minutes. They also offer different types of massage therapy with natural oils, reflexology and chiropractic. My masseur showed me a different exercise to achieve the range of motion to my arm that my physiotherapist at home marveled at. It is a technique using breath exhaling while stretching the arm up. Check-in was quick and when Ciro, at the desk, saw me wearing my back brace, he invited me to sit down in the lobby and he brought the paperwork to me. Arriving at noon time from the airport, the room was not ready for occupancy as check-out time for guests leaving is noon. No problem, bracelets are given to the guests to use the services of the resort and the luggage is watched in the lobby until the room is ready.As for the resort, the renovations this year gave the bungalows and rooms a fresh coat of paint. Yes, the furniture and decor is dated but cleanliness is priority and the maids do a top notch job. My room, #9, faced the ocean and is in direct line to the pool, disco, buffet, beach and lobby so the nightly traffic until the pool bar closes at 1AM can disturb your sleep if you retire before midnight. However, the location is conveniently central to all areas of the resort.I discovered a few new faces working in the buffet. The servers I have come to know greet you so warmly with hugs and smiles. The pastry chef created the nicest choices of flaky pastry, cakes, icecream and flans and for the first time, flavoured bread rolls were available; e.g. garlic, cinnamon, pepper, sesame...all freshly baked in-house. The cooks gave us a selection of main dish choices consisting of beef, stews, chicken, sweet pork including spare ribs, cow's liver, rabbit, and fresh grilled fish. Vegetables offered were sweet or mashed potatoes, boiled cabbage, cooked plantain, and okra. The salad bar always had shredded cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, sometimes lettuce, red beets, and mixed macaroni salads with vegetables or tuna. Oil and vinegar and mayonnaise are available for salad dressing. The side grill offered tasty hamburger sliders and pork with pineapple on skewers....very tasty. The pasta chef continues to serve delicious tomato or alfredo sauce on spaghetti which you can have it made "your way" with the addition of peppers, onion, cheese, tomato, etc. I was disappointed in the selection of fruit....no bananas until the last day of my 14 day stay, rarely got mangos (my favourite) but sweet pineapple, papaya (fruit de bomba), grapefruit and watermelon were abundant. The mixed fruit salad bowl was a favourite.The fruit juices are made from powder and not 100% pure juice but this year jugs of fruit infused water are available with cucumber, pineapple, and watermelon infused water. Purified water is served at the table. I think the coffee served in the morning is instant from a machine but to get an original filtered coffee, the pool and lobby bars are the place to go for american, expresso, cappacino or spanish coffee.The snack bar at the pool opens at 11:30 and serves pizza(very bready with tomato sauce and some cheese), ham and cheese sandwiches and sometimes hamburgers. The line-up for snacks can be very long and time consuming.I saw more seaweed on the beach this year as a result of some violent storms way out at sea bringing in lots of debris that was deposited on the shore. The seaweed was collected daily at sunrise. There was so much, it had to lay and dry before it could be raked....that's nature's doing but staff work continuously to beautify the grounds and beach. Some days the ocean was calm and crystal clear, and some days the wind stirred up the ocean sand. It was generally calm in the morning with wind picking up in the afternoon. All in all, my 14 days were lovely. I am a beach person and not fond of poos but the new liners in the two pools and the lighting are beautiful. What can I add to excellent services and friendliness of the bartenders, Rudy,Pedro and Louis. They are fixtures at V. Jibacoa. The security guards and gardiners all have a smile and "hola" as guests walk by them, many tourists stopping and admiring and appreciating their hard work as I do. If I have a pet peeve about the disrespectful and careless tossing of cigarette and cigar butts on the grounds and on the beach. REALLY, a lot of smokers are inconsiderate. A plastic cup with a little sand in it to deposit butts that can be discarded into a garbage can is the respectable and responsible way to keep the environment clean for everyone. Butts are left daily surrounding the beach loungers; its a disgusting sight to view every morning, leaving their garbage for the gardiners to have to rake up daily. Do these people treat their own homes and yards the same way? I think not! OK, rant is finished.The hairdryer in my bathroom was dying. I reported it to the front desk one afternoon and by the time I walked to my room, a maintenance man was there waiting to fix it. Wow, the service response time was really impressive. Snorkeling is a favourite activity at Jibacoa and Joel and the scuba team are excellent captains of the catarmaran if you want to sail the coastline for a few minutes. For 5 CUCs, you can enjoy an hour of snorkeling around the reefs further out. New this year, I saw fishing poles to borrow....a new addition to the sporting activities.The repeat guest dinner by invitation and the weekly BBQ for everyone on Wednesday at lunch on the grounds are highlights of the week. I felt very honoured by the warmth of Odet, the Public Relations Manager. V. Jibacoa values their repeat visitors and the charm of the resort and the staff brings us back year after year to this vacation paradise. Souvenirs are available for sale at the beach market and also at the house across from the first restaurant up the hill just outside the entry gate to the resort. Ashley and his wife offer clothing, leathergoods, paintings, jewelry and lovely gifts inexpensively. I can also highly recommend the first restaurant outside the gate for excellent lobster dishes. Reservations can be made at the front desk or by Roberto, the Air Transat rep. There are three off the resort grounds restaurants. Transportation is provided by the restaurant owners. Also, the Tower restaurant at Villa Loma is reportedly very good. Thank you to the Manager, Public Relations Director and staff for your warm hospitality that you abundantly give every time I stay at Villas Jibacoa.Marlene MacKenzieKingston, ON, Canada

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).

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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

  • 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
  • Catamarans
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • 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)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 queen or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Full bathroom
  • 220V (converters needed)
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Kids Deals - 1 child 2-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults.
 
Special Children's Room! - Take advantage of special rates on a separate children's room for kids and teens 2-12. (Available in conjunction with an adult double room).

Cameleon Club at your Service! - Only Nolitours passengers receive the special privileges of Cameleon Club. Special features include Separate check-in, Welcome letter and gift, 2 bottles of water, soft drinks and 2 snacks in room upon arrival, Bottle of rum in room upon arrival, Concierge service, Cameleon BBQ night, Cuban theme night, Distinct identification bracelet..

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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  • Villas Jibacoa
    Varadero,Cuba

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Villa Tropico (Cameleon Villa Jibacoa)
Via Blanca km 60, Jibacoa Beach, Santa Cruz Norte, Jibacoa 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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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