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 meals, snacks and unlimited drinks. Guests are entitled to visit three of the à la carte restaurants per week. Diamond Club guests can enjoy unlimited visits to the à la carte restaurants. 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
  • Unlimited visits to the à la carte restaurant
  • 2020 Honeymooners: stay a minimum of 6 nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability), a bottle of Cava and pastries in the room on arrival, private check-in, welcome cocktail, breakfast in the room (once during stay), honeymoon dinner (once during stay), weekly cocktail for honeymooners and 10% discount off spa services. 

    A valid marriage certificate within the previous 6 months must be shown.

     

  • Early booking bonus: book by 31 Oct '19 and adults receive 5% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 May–31 Dec '20. 

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating My paradise holiday

Jul 21, 2019 diane2907 Reading, United Kingdom

Once again after my 12th consecutive visit I would like to share my experience ......this beautiful hotel surrounded by mountainous trees on three sides and the wonderful coral sea right on the sandy beach front is paradise.......the coral reef recovering now from the devastation of the hurricane a couple of years ago is magical.....not a prolific… Read more
Once again after my 12th consecutive visit I would like to share my experience ......this beautiful hotel surrounded by mountainous trees on three sides and the wonderful coral sea right on the sandy beach front is paradise.......the coral reef recovering now from the devastation of the hurricane a couple of years ago is magical.....not a prolific swimmer it is so easy to enjoy the fish just a few meters into the sea.....the beach, glorious sand, private and cleaned daily. Foe me though it is the hotel and it's wonderful staff who I cannot praise highly enough.....nothing is too much trouble for them, they ALL go above and beyond to make your stay the very best.....rooms are spacious (I prefer 1st floor for better view) clean and air conditioned.....meals in the buffet are varied and the international, Italian and Cuban restaurants offer a great option for something a little bit special... Cuba day is out of this world with guests, staff and hotel management all joining in......has to be experienced to believe..... 5 out of 5 every time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My favourite resort!

Jul 19, 2019 Yasmina R

I love Memories Jibacoa. I have been there for several times and I will keep going. There is a great snorkelling near a beach and AMAZING, friendly people working there. The food is also good. I would definitely recommend to go there is you like nice beach, breathtaking underwater world, kind people, cuban music, joy, sun and etc. Can't wait… Read more
I love Memories Jibacoa. I have been there for several times and I will keep going. There is a great snorkelling near a beach and AMAZING, friendly people working there. The food is also good. I would definitely recommend to go there is you like nice beach, breathtaking underwater world, kind people, cuban music, joy, sun and etc. Can't wait to go again. Thanks a lot! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Snorkeling

Jul 19, 2019 Misses_JJ Canada

The smokers on the beach are the only negative I have with this resort. Sitting in the diamond club area, most days I was surrounded by people smoking, many of them dropping their butts in the sand and leaving them there. The rooms are dated, but I think that adds to the charm. The staff are mostly friendly and helpful and seem to be great… Read more
The smokers on the beach are the only negative I have with this resort. Sitting in the diamond club area, most days I was surrounded by people smoking, many of them dropping their butts in the sand and leaving them there. The rooms are dated, but I think that adds to the charm. The staff are mostly friendly and helpful and seem to be great friends with many return guests. The reason I came here was for the snorkeling and it did not disappoint. Lots of coral and critters to be seen. I really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the resort and will hopefully return next year. Read less
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Jul 18, 2019 502petles Koper, Slovenia

We stayed here for 2 days after traveling around Cuba for 2 weeks and before we got back home. The hotel is very charming, not too huge, very relaxed atmosphere, beautiful beach with nice bar and snack bar. Food is good, staff is very polite, speak good English. Rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean. Wi fi works very good. A good choice.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Jibacoa has captured my heart!!

Jul 16, 2019 Vivienne P Toronto

This review is for May and July 2019. Despite many visits I look forward to returning and the feeling of contentment when I arrive. The staff are truly amazing, recognizing you after only one visit. To interact with them gives me so much pleasure. Luigi Mercato, the head chef, continues to oversee the production of delicious food, especially in… Read more
This review is for May and July 2019. Despite many visits I look forward to returning and the feeling of contentment when I arrive. The staff are truly amazing, recognizing you after only one visit. To interact with them gives me so much pleasure. Luigi Mercato, the head chef, continues to oversee the production of delicious food, especially in the a la carte restaurants. The resort itself, inside and out, is spotlessly clean. The beach and the ocean are wonderful, stones and rocks can be washed in with the tide at times so don't forget your water shoes. In all my years snorkelling I still see things I have never seen before. Kiki is everywhere seeing to clients needs. He will deal with any problems you might have immediately. It is rare to have such excellent service. David Villar, the manager of 9 months, is incredibly hands on. He is available from morning to night and you will see him participating with the wonderful music groups that play daily in the resort. I never tire of Jibacoa. See you soon. Read less