Memories Jibacoa

Jibacoa, Cuba

The hotel

It may be a far cry from Havana’s buzz, but Memories Jibacoa is only 1.5 hours from the capital – letting you experience both sides of Cuba. Emerging from between tropical palms and greenery, before coming to a rest on the white sands of Arroyo Bermejo Beach, its low-rise architecture adds to the relaxed hideaway feel, with garden or sea views from every room. This adult-only escape’s anything but unassuming though, with water sports, a dive centre, an unashamedly oversized pool, and round-the-clock dining and drinking options. You can even upgrade to the Diamond Club for preferred à la carte reservations and an exclusive beach area.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Honeymoon
  • Night Club
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats

Where is it

On Arroyo Bermejo Beach on Cuba's north coast, surrounded by mountains and ocean. 50 km to Havana and 60 km to Varadero. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

240 rooms in 18 two-storey blocks with no lifts. Standard Garden View Rooms have balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone, coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge with bottled water on arrival, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard Garden View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 or 3 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and unlimited drinks. Guests are entitled to visit three of the à la carte restaurants per week. All activities above unless otherwise stated.

Standard Pool View Rooms have the same facilities as the Standard Garden View Rooms but overlook the pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Standard Ocean View Rooms have the same facilities as the Standard Garden View Rooms but have fabulous sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Suites have ocean views and are located on the upper floors, with private balcony and separate living room, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Diamond Club Benefits are available at an additional supplement and include:

  • Personalised check-in
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Exclusive beach area with waiter service
  • Premium amenities
  • 20% discount on spa treatments
  • 20% discount on laundry service
  • Breakfast and à la carte lunch at exclusive restaurant
  • Mini-bar restocked daily with water, beer and soft drinks
  • Honeymoon Offer: Honeymooners receive a room upgrade (subject to availability), a bottle of Cava upon arrival, one romantic breakfast in your room, one romantic dinner and 10% discount on SPA services. A wedding certificate no older than 6 months is required at check in. For travel dates 3 Jan ‘21–2 Jan ’22.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '21 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 1 May '21–2 Jan '22.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

3 restaurants and 1 grill: Selections (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Bella Cucina (Italian, à la carte, open for dinner), La Gourmet (open for dinner) and El Ranchon (à la carte grill, open for lunch and dinner). 5 bars including pool bar, beach bar and nightclub. Please note: à la carte dining is limited to one visit per restaurant per stay.

Daytime entertainment includes themed parties, dance classes, Spanish language lessons, yoga, hiking and games room. Evening entertainment includes Cuban night, gala nights during the week, piano bar and shows every night.

Large swimming pool with 2 separate Jacuzzis. Spa*. Gym. Water sports include windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba-diving*, water polo and volleyball. Tennis, basketball and table tennis.

Laundry service*. Onsite shop*. WiFi access*. Doctor*.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: minimum age in resort is 16 years.

Please note: Diamond Club benefits are available at an additonal supplement per person per night, it is optional but must be booked for the entire stay and for all guests in the room.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic holiday

Jan 31, 2021 paulkC767KN

Stayed at Memories from 4th Jan to 15th Jan and it was an awesome experience. The staff could not have been anymore helpful. Everyone always smiling and willing to help. From the reception, entertainments team, bar staff and even the gardeners Big thanks to Royd the guitarist for some unforgettable nights in the Piano Bar
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Jan 28, 2021 LaTuerca

The only thing keeping this place together is the amazing staff who works there. Entertainment crew was more than amazing. Everyone keep smiling eventhough they know that clients in general are not happy because the scarcity of food or others things that not in their hands. People who complains about the beach, listen.....the staff cannot control… Read more
The only thing keeping this place together is the amazing staff who works there. Entertainment crew was more than amazing. Everyone keep smiling eventhough they know that clients in general are not happy because the scarcity of food or others things that not in their hands. People who complains about the beach, listen.....the staff cannot control the weather. Shout out to Erling in the entertainment crew who does an amazing job, Nelson who takes an extra mile to help others. Also Jose, who was doing some kind of stage or practice with the entertainment crew, who was super fun to be around and always helping everyone. Keep it real guys. The team in the beach was great, Manolo always with a big smile in the katamaran, Nivaldo explains all the info, Agustin and Lemay were there always willing to helps. Good hotel, incredible great staff. 3P Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Place

Jan 23, 2021 heidicS2572NA

Beautiful place, surrounded by sea and mountains. We just came back from a short stay at the hotel, and we are delighted with the service that we had. Everything clean, and the food delicious, like no other. Since we arrived the staff was amazing, it felt like home. We absolutely recommend this place if you want to escape from the madness we are… Read more
Beautiful place, surrounded by sea and mountains. We just came back from a short stay at the hotel, and we are delighted with the service that we had. Everything clean, and the food delicious, like no other. Since we arrived the staff was amazing, it felt like home. We absolutely recommend this place if you want to escape from the madness we are going through now. Thanks a lot to the PR and to Joe for always thinking about the little things. The little things make everything better Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another great stay!

Jan 22, 2021 LVigeant Montreal, Canada

We were impressed with the Covid-19 safety precautions in place on the resort. Testing upon arrival at Varadero airport went smoothly and not invasive at all. The Staff always great. Food was plentiful and the beach as welcoming as ever. Met nice guests as well over Christmas and New year's Eve.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Okay if you like small plastic cups

Jan 20, 2021 DebbyO26 Wakefield, United Kingdom

Starting with the good points other than being so lucky to get away- easy to get between hotel, beach a pool. Sandy beach with easy access into sea which was warm and clear with plenty of colourful fish visible just from standing waist high. Most of staff were lovely and they did a great job with entertainment. Shows on a night we’re only about 45… Read more
Starting with the good points other than being so lucky to get away- easy to get between hotel, beach a pool. Sandy beach with easy access into sea which was warm and clear with plenty of colourful fish visible just from standing waist high. Most of staff were lovely and they did a great job with entertainment. Shows on a night we’re only about 45 mins but very good. You could book up to 3 A la carte restaurants each week of stay. Definitely had better but steak in Italian was really good. The bad - main buffet, food was rarely hot and it was like a school canteen. No frills. Ropes because of Covid meant hard to see starters or desserts. Other hotels have Perspex screens so you can get closer. Beds round pool not 2 metres apart but loads of room on beach. Sun beds left on beach wherever people put the, so general look wasn’t good. Main gripe was lack of glasses. This was in main reception bar. Even if hardly anyone in you might get a beer of a pina colada in either a champagne glass or a small plastic cup. Read less