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
  • CarryInEdmonton : Edmonton, Canada
Small resort, big heart!

Travelled Jan 8-15, 2018. First time staying here. Will definitely return to Villas Tropico. The physical set up and the staff at this resort made the stay amazing. Be realistic when booking a three star resort in Cuba. This is a smaller resort. I’ve stayed at large resorts, this was better. Access to all amenities was quick and easy. Two or three minutes to everywhere. We stayed in the bungalows, #31, which faces the mountain. This was perfect as the even-numbered bungalows face the sea, but have people constantly walking by. The room itself was large, two double beds, large bathroom with a huge shower stall. Large closet with hangers, a small dresser for clothing. Desk with chair. Bottle of rum, cigar, three cans cola, and three large bottles of water provided upon arrival. Would be nice to have the water replenished throughout the stay, but you can have the water refilled with purified water as needed. Air conditioner worked great, mini fridge provided. The rooms are needing repair and some of the furniture could be replaced, in rough shape. Our stay was still comfortable, even tho the beds were not, haha. The beach needs better maintenance. Whatever washes up is raked up into piles and just left there. It need to be cleaned up. A couple of days, the weather was not so nice, windy, and the waves were rough. Unfortunately a lot of random stuff, garbage, washes to shore, results still from the hurricane, and this needs to be cleaned up daily. The resort next door did a great job with this, so I know Villas could too. The food. Well, it’s Cuban buffet. They offer the absolute best they can. Since the hurricane, the island is still recovering, so there was very limited fruits and vegetables. Pineapple, watermelon, papaya, that’s about it for fruit, no bananas, oranges, etc. Salad, well they had the traditional Cuban cabbage salad available, but with little else to add in. Lunch and supper were the same every day at the buffet, but there is the snack bar at the pool where you can mix it up with American items; hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. Breakfast had the best selection and if you were patient enough,you can wait for a freshly made omelet. The bread selection was great tho, and let me tell you about the Cuban butter—amazing! We never went hungry, always found something satisfying to eat. Just agin, be realistic. The pool was refreshing. The pool bar staff were great. Just please stock diet cola! Not everyone can drink regular pop. We bought some from the store and the bartenders kept it in the back for us. The pool entertainment staff were wonderful. Attentive, walking around to ensure everyone was ok, enjoying their time. It would be nice to have a little bit more activity to participate in tho. The evening entertainment was so-so, but par for the course for the size of the resort. What else can I say? Pros and cons. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and look forward to returning!

  • roxdesjardins : Gatineau, QC
Worth a second look

My family and I travelled to Villas Jibacoa for 2 weeks at Christmas and New Years. We'd been eyeing this property for years and it did not disappoint.Yes its old, yes the rooms need updating, a fresh coat of paint and some new linens would make a world of a difference, but really that isn't what makes or breaks a vacation. What's important to us is location, cleanliness, food variety and above all else the service.We stayed in two bungalows, one for us and one for the kids. The ones with the curved roofs really are much more spacious than the row bungalows, and definitely more than the standard rooms. Yanet our maid was amazing, always leaving our rooms tidy and smelling clean. We had hot water the full two weeks and never missed out on anything.The beach is not what you would expect if you've been to the Cayos and even Varadero, you have to pick and choose where you swim because of the weeds and the coral. But if you like to snorkel, this is the place for you. You can do it right off the shore, or a short paddle boat ride away.The pool is again not like those in newer resorts, it is two rectangles and no swim up bar, but it was clean and the scenery is amazing.The a la carte restaurant was good, food was well prepared and the service depended on who was working that night. Indiana and Grizel were the best. Same thing for the snack bar.Pool bar had a variety of drinks and great service by Luis and Jose. Same thing for the lobby bar, and again especially with Pedro and Enrique.The buffet was actually quite good for a 3-star, but does become repetitive after two weeks, especially when they kept serving liver, night after night after night. They did an awesome job for Christmas and New Years, and we especially loved Sheila and Anabel's service. They did change the ventilation system while we were there, and oddly it made it worse. We always left the restaurant smelling like baked food and grease. And worst of all, the configuration of the food tables need to change. There is always a long line up, sort of like a cafeteria due to the way things are situated and could be easily remedied.We enjoyed the games and history lessons given by the animation crew, especially Yoander, Brian and Yordy. The hike in the mountain is really worth the effort and loved getting to see how local farmers live and sustain themselves.We went to Havana, it is a must if you are staying here, simply based on the proximity, our tour guide was amazing, just ask Yoander, he can fix that up for you. We also went to the Tower Restaurant and treated ourselves to an amazing lobster dinner at just 15 CUC per plate.Finally, the customer service representative at this resort really makes a difference in ensuring that guests are happy. Thank you Danny.And last but not least, Anne Marie our Air Transat rep was the best vacation rep we have ever had in all our many vacations. She is helpful and informative and is truly there to help her clients.All in all, we loved this resort and cant wait to go back!

  • SportyJo : Quebec City
A Place to Discover

We went there for one week during Christmas 2017. Although the bungalows could be a little updated, we had all of the necessities required: hot water, hair dryer, small fridge, and a safe. We loved having our own little bungalow, and the layout of the yard and bungalows is beautiful! The buffet food was typical and good enough for us. In fact, we ate more than we normally would! There were jellyfish on at least four days, so we didn’t snorkel as much as we had hoped. However, as avid cycling cyclists, we were thrilled to ride the beautiful country roads full of rolling hills and lovely villages. (Yes, we brought our road bikes.) The staff was friendly, the beach was beautiful, and the drinks were delicious. What more do you need? This is a small, quiet resort where you will quickly make many new friends. I recommend it for people not looking to party. We would definitely go back!

  • Timewetravel :
Beachfront bungalows, low frills

- very basic amenities, but this is reflected in the price- not a party place if your looking for night life. not a lot of variety of food, but may be due to lack of availability (we were told this was normal for them though) - staff was friendly and attentive, the more you tip (in advance of service) the better they will treat you- beach wasn't kept very clean, in comparison to Memories resort next door - some good restaurants up the road with lobster, shrimp etc. on menu at low prices, within a short walking distance

  • jlm292017 : Toronto, Canada
Depends what you're looking for.in a vacation.

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.......

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.

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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.

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