My wife and I have been to Memories Jibacoa several times, and I still can’t believe the value for the dollar. The location, accommodation, food, amenities, and especially the staff are all outstanding! The food is plentiful and delicious if you pick items that you enjoy.
The a la carte restaurants are a nice change from the buffet, and the food and service are always great. You won’t find a better location for a resort which is surrounded by mountains, beaches, and oceans.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. Kudos to Erling, the Entertainment Manager, for arranging fantastic entertainment throughout the day. Cuban musicians are so talented and passionate. One guy there told about an amazing cozumel discover scuba tour we want to take. The quality of the evening shows is getting better and better.
I’m very annoyed when I read some negative comments about this resort for many reasons. The staff works six days a week for between $20 and $30 a month! Yet, they work so hard to make sure we have an excellent vacation and always with smiles on their face.
To those who complain about minor things like the use of plastic glasses in the lobby (if you are staying in the hall, you will get a drink) or that, people are putting fingers in the buffet food (never seen this in our many trips). I’m sure this was an oversight, and many staff members speak excellent English) and as a result, give this resort a 1/5.
Perhaps you should pay twice as much and go to another island. My guess is you will find minor things to complain about anywhere you go!
Amazing stay. Finally, as many people have written, the Cuban people are lovely regardless of how difficult life is for them in Cuba. Please tip them a dollar whenever you’re happy with the service. It means so much to them knowing that you are happy with their efforts and will really help them to attempt to make ends meet.