SuperClubs Breezes Jibacoa
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz del Norte
... time so you get hit up for more CUCs. The trip to the other side of the harbour to Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana was interesting as we got to see the Area Expositiva Crisis de Octubre - the missiles that nearly caused WWIII during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. They look rather innocuous now. I did find it somewhat ironic where they have been placed. The Military School looks onto them! We also go to get up close to Estatuo de Cristo (Statue of Christ). Not quite of ...
... general sense of decay made an impression on Dylan as he commented that Cuba seemed to be a poor country. Whether this is due to Castro's take on Socialism or the result of the embargoes placed on Cuba after the revolution is another conundrum. It has been hard to read if we are being treated as a source of CUC tips or if people are being genuinely friendly/helpful. The Cubans have a word for the people who will hustle tourists - jineteros. And there are an ...
... the garage of a house, near a public park. Owner, Ebert, was very helpful and gave us bike rentals for about $26 and a guide.
We traveled over parts of Havana previously unknown to me, including the Havana Forest, where we witnessed a voodoo ritual being conducted in a river that flowed through the forest. We continued biking for a couple of ...
Cuba is everything i hoped it would be, Havana; a hub of people, old meets new, streets full of americano cars from the 50s dotted with an occasional sleek little hyundaiesque buzz boxes. The locals lining for food stamps in the extravagance of the spanish colonial architecture. A proud and vocal culture, painted art deco buildings, revolutionary graffiti and Che Guevara murals. Jose marti statues in wide parks filled with locals escaping the heat ...
... with people, there are musicians everywhere and I have a spring in my step! I finally buy some gifts for people at the nearby market and we roam the lovely cobble stone streets and Plazas of the centro area. We stumble across Garciella and Elva, 88 and 79 years of age respectively. They are dressed in their Sunday best, smoking cigars and are generally obnoxious [for their age anyway]. We can get a photo with ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews SuperClubs Breezes Jibacoa Santa Cruz del Norte
I can't say enough good about this resort. the rooms and surroundings, food, entertainment were superb. It might be a bit boring for people who want a more varied night life but the staff do an amazing job of providing a variety of colourful and energetic shows that are very enjoyable. Try a Spanish coffee in the Piano bar!!
My new wife and I went to Cuba for two weeks in June '02, four days at the Nacional in Havana and 10 Days at Breezes Jibacoa. We felt it was the best holiday we've ever had. I can only re-iterate what others have said about Jibacoa: The Staff are friendly, approachable and professional; The facilities are top notch, scuba diving (not included in price), snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, swimming pool, restuarants (excellent italian, we tried to go as aften as we could, and probably more often than we should've), games room etc.; Accomodation is good too. If anything is not right for you they do their level best to ensure it's sorted (we had a problem with our room's air conditions so they moved us immediately - excellent) I'm sure my wife and I will be returning before long. The staff are not suposed to accept tips so be discreet about it.
Day trips are a must - you must go to havana, what a place. Thank god we went before it's over commercialised (is that inevitable??? hope not)...no McDonalds, Burger King or Starbucks or antything like them - Thank God for that.
What a great time
What a holiday. Myself and four friends visited this resort and had a great time. The staff are excellent, the food is excellent and the grounds are perfect. The only caution is once you are at the resort, there isn't anywhere else to go. At the resort though, there is more than enough to do. The activity staff keep you going as does the rum. Do take the day trips and the hike up into the hills provided by the staff at the resort is an excellent opportunity to see the local wildlife and see how the locals live. Bring second hand clothes, shoes and things, the maids and staff love that and will give you better treatment.
A Dream !
Fantastic food - the CHEF's are world class and the food is incredible. Endless drinks and evening pool parties a 'must attend' - they try to hard to keep everyone entertained. Great beach for lounging - watch out for baracudas 100 yards out ! Fantastic accomodations - they also have some 'exclusive' rooms that are a notch above their best advertised rooms - which is a secret only those who have been there know about - you need to book well in advance to get those 'special' rooms. Tours to Havana a MUST ! Jeep rental to cruise around well priced. Be sure to SECURE valuables in room safes - there have been break ins of rooms from neighboring 'locals only holiday area'. Bring mens aftershave and ladies perfume as courtesy gifts for staff ( slip them a twenty in the package ) - the employees there earn $35 a MONTH and get a bonus of $5 for an exceptional job - so help em out they really work hard to please the guest.
Jibacoa is our fav. Will continue to go back each year. Just all round excellent....good, staff....food, beach, rooms, ....just everything. The best we have been to in Cuba.
Loved Breezes Jibacoa
My wife and I were there the week of Nov.4/02. Jibacoa is excellent for couples and mature adults wishing to experience a comfortable and relaxing vacation. There is also ample opportunity to sightsee and peek at Cuban culture. A trip into Havana is a must. On and off the resort the people are friendly, and one can get by with little or no Spanish. We had a great time and would consider returning for a longer stay.
Absolutely gorgeous resort, surrounded by lush green hills. Beach area superb. Food excellent, accommodations very comfortable and clean, staff very friendly and hospitable. No complaints here!
What a beautiful place
We visited Breezes Jibacoa on October 14 for a week. I had the most amazing time of my life. I've been to many places like Mexico, DR, Jamaica, Venezuela and so far Cuba and Mexico are the only ones worth going back to.
The hotel was beautiful, rooms were really clean, the staff was great, very friendly and very hard workers, the disco was a lot of fun.
The drinks were excellent and the food was incredible, specially at the italian restaurant. I am planning to go bacl in January because one of my friends that I met at the resort is getting married at the resort, so any opportunity that I get to g back to that hotel I will take it. The hotel is definetely a relaxing place, and the cappucinos at the lobby bar are perfect to complement that relaxing day after a lot of night partying.
A great place to go if you want nothing to do; and if you want to see the same people day in and day out.
The hotel and the grounds were beautiful and the rooms were very nice.
There was absolutely nothing nearby the hotel. Havana was an hour and a half one way and Varadero was an hour and a half the other way.
I would not recommended this resort to young people who want to go out and have a good time. In the disco you'll only find this hotel's guests and staff.
The staff however was very young and friendly. If you want a tour, ask the staff... they'll get it cheaper than the hotel would.
The food was great! It was all fresh.
The beach was not a white sand one, so the water was dark but the snorkelling was excellent. Also take advantage of the sailing.
Wow,Was it great.
This trip was not only one of my best. The weather was great and the staff wonderful. A nice change from being overrun by comercial crap and americanism. This should be seen and enjoyed before the states get there hands on it. We went for a wedding and you couldn't have asked for anything in a finer fashion. Right on the shore with a large pool and all inclusive. The entertainment staff did an excelant job about 24 hours a day. Would I go back??? Well if I could have found an Interc I would not have left. Food,weather,quality rooms,clean beaches,good cigars and fine international food all to be had onsight. What a wonderful stay in every way.