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
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Night Club

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
  • 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.

     

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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Jun 14, 2020 carolinenicho84 London, United Kingdom

Myself and partner chose to travel to Cuba for our winter holiday. Memories hotel is a very beautiful resort surrounded by stunning gardens and wildlife. I love the card and dogs who also lived there. The staff are very talented musicians and dancers and the opera show is outstanding. Our holiday rep Guillermo was informative, friendly and… Read more
Myself and partner chose to travel to Cuba for our winter holiday. Memories hotel is a very beautiful resort surrounded by stunning gardens and wildlife. I love the card and dogs who also lived there. The staff are very talented musicians and dancers and the opera show is outstanding. Our holiday rep Guillermo was informative, friendly and attentive. The resort is alittle run down but the staff make up for that. It is Cuba so please don't have high expectations of top top star luxury. They try so hard to make everyone comfortable and honestly, we were. The food was tasty and great variety. The excursions of sugar, cigar and rum factories were so fun and you get a great gift when leaving. I would definitely return to this resort. The spa was phenomenal. So good in fact that my partner fell asleep in the middle of a treatment:) Read less
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Jun 6, 2020 kimsM2569XG

First time to Cuba (Feb 2020). Lovely place. Liked the low rise accommodations all around. Beach, pool, entertainment, food, bar, reception, lunch beach-side, all close by. Bonus was Yoga outside by the beach each day - Thank you Corinne Cox.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So many people return for so many reasons! ....

May 31, 2020 CabezaDeP

If you’re looking for all-inclusive that’s only an hour from Havana (and isn’t in the more touristy resort of Varadero) then this may be the place for you! I’m a multiple return visitor who goes elsewhere too but keeps returning to this little gem. For me the hotels biggest asset is the friendliness of the staff and management throughout the… Read more
If you’re looking for all-inclusive that’s only an hour from Havana (and isn’t in the more touristy resort of Varadero) then this may be the place for you! I’m a multiple return visitor who goes elsewhere too but keeps returning to this little gem. For me the hotels biggest asset is the friendliness of the staff and management throughout the resort. The beach is stunning; there are free hobie-cats, pedalos & kayaks plus opportunities to snorkel over the beachside reef and go on a scuba diving trip from the beach too. There is daytime entertainment on the beach & by the pool with the weekly highlight being ‘Cuban Day’ every Friday with live music, dancing & freshly cooked food at the beach. The evening entertainment is a nightly hour-long show with different themes including aqua-ballet (weather permitting), a circus & many musical shows. I enjoyed them all! The 3 a-la-carte restaurants (Cuban, Italian & International) are all worth visiting and I never went without in the buffet. There are reliable and popular professional insured English-speaking classic car taxi drivers available for trips to Havana and elsewhere. Most repeat visitors recommend these ahead of your operator coach trips. There are several bars throughout the resort including a singalong piano bar & 2 bars at the beach. I’m just waiting for Cuba to reopen to tourists after the pandemic and I’ll be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They say the best things come in small packages.. and for this resort it is true!

May 1, 2020 Fiona J Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We were lucky to return to this resort in February for two weeks and were not disappointed. Everyone at this resort goes out of their way to ensure that their guests have the best time possible. So many smiles and great hospitality. The food is tasty and varied in all restaurants and at all meal times. There is always something to tempt and… Read more
We were lucky to return to this resort in February for two weeks and were not disappointed. Everyone at this resort goes out of their way to ensure that their guests have the best time possible. So many smiles and great hospitality. The food is tasty and varied in all restaurants and at all meal times. There is always something to tempt and the deserts are out of this world! The beach is beautiful and cleaned daily with plenty of sun loungers and shade for all. Hopefully it will be possible to travel again soon and we will be back without a doubt. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is why we love MJ so much

Apr 24, 2020 LuggagePacked Bedford, Canada

Thursday, March19, we left MJ after two wonderful weeks in our favourite place away from home. We have visited the resort many, many times over the past twenty years. We continue to return for several reasons, including the idyllic location, quaint atmosphere, and, of course, the amazing staff. Over the years, it has almost become cliche for… Read more
Thursday, March19, we left MJ after two wonderful weeks in our favourite place away from home. We have visited the resort many, many times over the past twenty years. We continue to return for several reasons, including the idyllic location, quaint atmosphere, and, of course, the amazing staff. Over the years, it has almost become cliche for reviewers to mention how fantastic the MJ staff are. That has never been more evident than it has these past two weeks. As things began to unravel back home due to the pandemic, life on the resort appeared almost normal. Of course, the staff were facing the same uncertainties we were, but they continued to make certain we were treated well. They maintained their sense of humour throughout. As we approached our last few days, we began to see evidence of change. The customary hugging and kissing was being replaced with elbow bumps and verbal greetings. Hand washing and wiping of surfaces was much more prevalent. Talk began to circulate that perhaps the resort may be closing as early as next week. In spite of this, our friends remained upbeat and professional. It was our last day that we saw the biggest and most profound changes. Staff were visibly upset. Some talked about concern for their families, particularly for elderly parents and relatives. Things were being trimmed back in preparation for either closing or largely diminished operations. Yet, in spite of this, everyone continued on without complaint. Management appeared to be sensitive to the fears and worries of all. It truly was difficult to see. We are always sad to say goodbye to Jibacoa. It is a special place. Leaving this time was especially hard. Although we have no doubt the outstanding team will pull through this together, it is an uncertain time for them. With that in mind, let’s all keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We are looking forward to visiting again in the near future. Adios hasta la proxima. (please excuse the translation if it is not correct.) • Read less