We just returned from a fabulous week at Memories Jibacoa. I agree with all of the positive reviews so here is the 'new' info I can share:
-Try the pina colada bar across the road for dinner and drinks. The authentic food is outstanding, reasonably priced, and it is a cultural experience.
-If you are looking for an excellent tour of Havana, I would highly recommend Ana (in a classic red chevy) or Humberto (in a Peugot). They both provided us with tours into Havana and Varadero, at a cost of $70 for a 7 hour guided tour ($60 since we booked by telephone in advance of our trip). We tour each year with Ana and Humberto, so feel free to contact me if you would like their phone number. In the 8 years that I've been going to Jibacoa, the tour business has become very competitive and some drivers play games with 'additional costs' upon your return to the hotel. We were fortunate to meet Ana and Humberto years ago, and have become loyal customers each year and always learn something new with each tour.
-Small items are very much appreciated right now as there seems to be very little stock of supplies in the stores for the Cubans. We brought many Dollar Store items as well as Nutella (which is always a popular gift in Cuba)
-There was no longer a 25 CUC departure tax when we left the airport. This was quite a surprise as I was there in March and it was still being charged.
Happy travels, and feel free to message if you want any specific info about this resort or the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jibacoa - Cuba Memories Jibacoa - 16+ Hotel Memories Jibacoa is an all-inclusive paradise retreat nestled between lush mountains and the picturesque Arroyo Bermejo Beach. It's perfectly located 50 minutes from the capital city of Havana, and only an hour from the gorgeous beaches of Varadero. Situated among more than seven hectares of lush vegetation, guests will immediately be drawn to the breathtaking views. However, the quality of accommodations, dining, dive packages, variety of daily activities and great service are what make a stay here a vacation to remember. Facilities include three specialty restaurants, one international buffet, five bars, swimming pool, nightclub, basketball, volleyball courts, gym, games room, and watersports including snorkeling and kayaking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Superclubs Breezes Jibacoa Hotel Santa Cruz Del Norte
- Breezes Jibacoa Cuba
- Jibacoa Cuba
- Breezes Cuba