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Location: Beachfront, 50 min from Varadero Airport, 60 min from Varadero.
Just returned from what will be a September to remember,The first 4 days were great, the food was good,the staff made your stay enjoyable, the grounds were gorgeous, if you like to snorkel will you just died and went to heaven. This is our 6th trip to this resort & we love coming back too Villas Jibacoa. Now day 5 we were told of the evacuation of Cuba by our air transat rep what time the bus would be here to pick us up. all & all i have to say is air transat had the safety of this travelers in mined & did not drop the ball on this one. the evacuation went will,a big thanks air transat & your rep at Villas Jibacoa for getting all of us home safely, As for returning next Sept you can put money on it.
... this place is rxactly what our perfect vacation is like. The staff wete generally nice. Some were really great. The layout is in my opinion exceptional... not crowded or over developed.The food is nice... but not great. Same with the rooms.. but nice privacy being apart the way they are. Gorgeous grounds. Adequate pool. Good entertainment for the money. It turned out to be snorkeling heaven for us. 2 hours at a time. Just gorgeous reefs and zillions of fish. I posted a video... Snorkin' JibacoaCheck it out. Pricing was excellent... n close enuf to do stuff in Havana or Varadero. And supper at The Tower was fabulous. I hope it survived... or comes back... and that everyone was okay.... including that beautiful coral reef.
Traveled in March of 2017.All Staff were courteous, friendly and professional.The ladies at the buffet were exceptional as well as the bartenders and folks at the pool bar. Rent a cabin, it's well worth it. Beach and snorkeling were great, pool was also very nice as well.Lots of Canadians with a few Europeans and several Cuban families that were great.The Canadians( my wife and I included) called ourselves the Jibacoa Hillbillies-you know who you are!! We enjoyed ourselves immensely and had a few late nights at the pool bar for very lively evenings! Yonder at the pool will look after your requests. Had a great day trip to Havana with Peter as our guide. They are both first-class guys! Peter is very knowledgeable and Havana is steeped in tradition, romance and incredible sights and hotels Take a hike through the hills, a trip to Havana or visit a local restaurant- Marios, the Tower and El Ciquaqe are all fantastic.If you go, don't fret over a few pesos, tip early and often. The good folks in Cuba will appreciate your generosity!. Hope to return soon!!
I had booked this trip as a girls week away to recharge and reset!!! It had been 11 years since first going to this resort and boy has it changed! The welcome at check-in was not very welcoming to say the least! The lady was extremely rude and unpleasant. We had booked 2 bungalow rooms with 4 beds total. We received 1 row, 1 bungalow and 2 beds. Luckily, we made it work for the week. The food was boring and geared to the locals staying on the resort. The lines were a mess, the locals had no concept of waiting their turn, just line jumping into the line wherever they felt. Luckily it was too hot to stay at the pool all day as it was cluttered with the Cubans and you'd be lucky to find a nice spot to lounge. The entertainment staff at the pool very rarely spoke in English, so unless you can understand Spanish, you have no idea what is going on. We went to go for a night swim in the pool after dinner, but was told it was not possible, to read the sign with the rules. The sign said nothing about the pool closing in the evening. The beach was amazingly quiet so that is where I spent most of my time. We were able to relax for the most part and just went with the flow. And we did meet a couple nice people to chat with, but will really have to think about booking this resort again.
I have just returned from two weeks at this resort and I wish Transat had told me that during the summer months this resort is for Cubans. Please don`t misunderstand me I like the Cuban people but for some reason when they take over a resort they really take over a resort.First of all the food on the resort is catered to them so we ate Cuban (not always sure what it was) food for the entire two weeks....that`s if there was anything left at the buffet because they don't take individual portions they take the entire plate to share with the rest of the table. They have no concept of lining up so unless you are good at elbow playing you'll be lucky if you get a piece of bread.The music, games, animation, shows, etc. is for Cubans. The best rooms on the resort are also put aside for them. We had asked for two bungalows but were told there were none left even though we had paid for them.I travelled with a friend who was there in January and he couldn't believe the difference. So I can only base my review on what I experienced.....and it was not pretty.I will end on a positive note though....the grounds are incredibly well kept and the staff although fed up of being treated like crap by their own people were super friendly and apologetic with us.Thank you Transat for a ruined very deserved two week vacation because you didn`t have the decency to advise your loyal customers.
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
- 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
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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