It seems that there are a fair number of exhaustive reviews so I'll try to keep this short. As for all the negative reviews, there will always be critics and those with a sense of entitlement. My advice: be humble. These people are working their hardest to provide us a pleasant, beautiful setting, and in my opinion they are doing a good job.
If you are a beach person, this is probably not the best resort for you. We went to Pilar Beach by bus and that beach shines as the ideal beach experience. Too bad that beach wasn't at Memories Flamenco to complete the package.
Take the trip to Ciego de Avila and Moron, not for the quantity of things to do (there are few) but to see more of Cuba. It's an eye-opener. Our tour guide was fantastic, engaging in conversations about some of the realities of life in Cuba. Further humbling.
If you are a shopper, you will experience sharp withdrawal. There is little opportunity to buy anything anywhere. Commodities and commerce are scarce. I love going into villages / towns and wandering about markets. This is not going to happen in the cayos. If you want markets and towns, don't go to this island.
Our biggest day-to-day difficulty (and this tells you how good we had it if this is a complaint!) was not the food. The food was fantastic (including the Steakhouse). The biggest challenge was finding a seat by the pool. Although the sign of 'Pool Rules' clearly states that you cannot reserve sun bathing chairs it was common practice for people to go out in the morning and put their stuff on a chair (clothespin a towel on, for example, or other markings) and reserve that chair as theirs for the whole day, whether they were on the beach, at lunch, napping in their room, or whatever (anywhere but in the pool!). As a result, you had numerous empty chairs at the pool, 'reserved', and hapless wanderers in person looking in vain for a place to sit. This is a problem that will need to be addressed, especially when the number of guests increases.
OVERALL, it's a new, clean, modern resort well worth the great price we paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the tranquil oasis of Cayo Coco and find refuge at the stunning Memories Flamenco Resort, exclusive to Sunwing. Resting on a glorious beach that kisses dazzling turquoise waters, this brand new 5-star all inclusive resort is the ideal getaway for families and couples. Stay in this all-suite hotel’s elegant, bright, and spacious rooms that open up to breathtaking views of the tropical gardens or the sea. Dining options are plenty at the many fabulous restaurants serving up a feast of delicious international cuisines. The snack bar will make sure your appetite is kept in check 24 hours a day, while the lively bars will quench your thirst and keep you refreshed day and night. Enjoy an array of fun land and water sports, group activities and live entertainment at this beautiful resort. Water enthusiasts will revel in Cayo Coco’s barrier reef, the second largest in the world, perfect for snorkelling and marine adventures. Shoppers can delight in some shopping at the charming handicraft market, while children can enjoy supervised activities in the Kids Club. The romantic and intimate atmosphere is perfect for romantic getaways, weddings, and honeymoons. Venture off the resort to discover a medley of fun activities and sites by exploring the beautiful lagoons and natural attractions of this picturesque island. ... more less
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