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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Sep 6, 2020 perkrg Lillesand, Norway

After a 12 days around on beautiful Cuba, we arrived to Memories Jibacoa for three days, Just to relax after a lot of wonderful experiences!!! And Memories are a perfekt place to do that!! Nice appartments, good food and fantastic shows... At last, and most important was all the nice and helpfull people that worked there.... They were absolutely… Read more
After a 12 days around on beautiful Cuba, we arrived to Memories Jibacoa for three days, Just to relax after a lot of wonderful experiences!!! And Memories are a perfekt place to do that!! Nice appartments, good food and fantastic shows... At last, and most important was all the nice and helpfull people that worked there.... They were absolutely fabulous and they nede our holliday complete 😀👍 We are all looking forward to our next visit to Memories Jibacoa 🤩 Muchas gracias a todos en Memories Jibacoa 🌞 Saludos desde (Best regards) Per K Noruega Read less
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Aug 20, 2020 Vivienne P Toronto

I am writing this on behalf of my friend who had her first visit to this wonderful place. I am a 45 + visit veteran. As I hoped she fell in love with everything. The amazing and friendly staff. The unsurpassed location with its stunning scenery and views. Like myself, she is a beach lover. We enjoyed the beach as much as the weather permitted and… Read more
I am writing this on behalf of my friend who had her first visit to this wonderful place. I am a 45 + visit veteran. As I hoped she fell in love with everything. The amazing and friendly staff. The unsurpassed location with its stunning scenery and views. Like myself, she is a beach lover. We enjoyed the beach as much as the weather permitted and I got in my snorkeling. I was able to show her the beautiful coastline from the catamaran. She loved the food from the buffet to the a la cartes. Music is a huge love of hers and the variety of the bands that visit the resort was a high point for her. I will be back before her ( COVID permitting), but she, for sure, is looking forward to her second visit, hopefully in 2021. Read less
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Aug 19, 2020 Beersy48

Vacationing or work, Memories Jibacoa has been my "Home away from Home" for the past 15 years. Formerly "Breezes" now Memories, I worked in and around Havana during the week but escaped to Memories Jibacoa to be with my new Jibacoa family and wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, staff, food and of course the beach. Now retired, my wife and I… Read more
Vacationing or work, Memories Jibacoa has been my "Home away from Home" for the past 15 years. Formerly "Breezes" now Memories, I worked in and around Havana during the week but escaped to Memories Jibacoa to be with my new Jibacoa family and wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, staff, food and of course the beach. Now retired, my wife and I continue to travel to Jibacoa at least twice each year. No other vacation destination is considered. From your arrival to departure, you are taken care of in every regard. The resort itself is well maintained, beautiful gardens and landscape, friendly staff (who will become family). Lots to do and entertainment. Take a walk along the road, visit with nearby families, restaurants, go para sailing, horseback riding, whatever. Also easy access to many day tours and trips to Santa Cruz, Havana, Matanzas, etc. by private classic taxi. Memories Jibacoa is perfect for getting away just to relax and to have loads of "Cuban" fun. I highly recommend Memories Jibacoa for your get away. vacation. Read less
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Aug 17, 2020 421AnnaM Wrocław

It was my first stay in adults only hotel and I was charmed by how quiet it is without kids running everywhere. Although we only spent there 4 days we left relaxed like it was a month. We opted for a diamond vip package which gave us more drinks available within all inclusive policy and an access to two more restaurants. While the restaurants only… Read more
It was my first stay in adults only hotel and I was charmed by how quiet it is without kids running everywhere. Although we only spent there 4 days we left relaxed like it was a month. We opted for a diamond vip package which gave us more drinks available within all inclusive policy and an access to two more restaurants. While the restaurants only had a small selection of meals, we still preferred to you an open bar where there was a great amount of food to choose from. Technically that also gave us an access to the vip beach with a waiter, but it usually took ages to get a drink from the bar located 10m from the beach, so we would rather go and get it ourselves. Not sure what was the VIP beach about as it was very small, packed with seats and with nothing else to offer tbh. The Jibacoa beach was not impressive, pretty small and rocky, so if you are looking for a sandy beach, it might disappoint you. In general the hotel is really, really nice, mostly if you are into snorkelling, water spots or just spending a time at the hotel itself. Read less
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Aug 12, 2020 footballguy03 Halifax, Canada

Is, Memories Jibacoa for you? Do you want to drink all day and drink all night and party, party, party, if you do, maybe it's not the place for you to go? This small, quaint, rustic, off the beaten track resort, Is a great place to go to just relax. The beach is one of the nicest in the world, and as an added bonus you can snorkel right off the… Read more
Is, Memories Jibacoa for you? Do you want to drink all day and drink all night and party, party, party, if you do, maybe it's not the place for you to go? This small, quaint, rustic, off the beaten track resort, Is a great place to go to just relax. The beach is one of the nicest in the world, and as an added bonus you can snorkel right off the beach. The management and staff are some of the friendliest people I've ever met. They are all approachable. David the manager, Sara, Kiki, and the cooks, the bartenders, the Entertainment crew and even the grounds keeps will do whatever they can, to make your trip an enjoyable one. The Sunwing rep, Marina, will not only assist you in booking your tours but if you have a problem, she will try to help you with that too. Even if you're not a Sunwing customer. The Italian restaurant has the best red wine. The beach bar has the best fish and chips. The lobby has the best Cuban bands. If you like to sing, spend some time in the piano bar it's my home away from home. Do you like to dance? Take some dancing lessons. Do you want to learn to speak Spanish? Take some Spanish lessons. Are you into yoga? There are classes. Maybe paddle-boating is your thing, borrow one and go for a little Cruise. You need someone to chat with? Most of the guests are very friendly, and you can start a conversation with almost anyone. Oh no, you had a little accident and sprained your ankle. This is not good news but there is a doctor or nurse on-site 24/7 so you don’t have to be rushed anywhere unless it’s really bad and they will make these arrangements for you. I'm not a travel agent but if I was I would recommend this place. I hope to be back in late February and to renew some old acquaintances and make some new ones. Read less