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Bask in its rays with a Mojito in hand, and explore the biggest island in the Caribbean.
From the exotic beaches of Varadero to the cigar factories and colonial buildings in Havana, a laid-back lifestyle and a fascinating history are all waiting to be a part of your Cuban island getaway.View all Cuba hotels
Want to explore Cuba beyond those world-class beaches? Here’s how.View full article
Influenced by many cultures - Cuban cuisine is extremely diverse! For lunch, try a meat or cheese empanada, a type of Cuban sandwich and very delicious! Mojitos by the poolside are another must, made with lime juice and pure cane rum. In fact, Cuba is known as 'Rum Island' so book a visit to the Bacardi® Rum Factory for a free tasting!
All-inclusive holiday packages are very popular in Cuba, and you’ll find some really great resorts on the island. An increasing number of resorts are now offering all-inclusive packages...with a twist. Because Cuba is mostly self-sufficient, you’ll enjoy authentic local food and drink in place of the rather unimaginative international brands we’re used to elsewhere.
Whilst exploring you’re sure to discover the wild musical beats that bleed almost continuously in the streets. So get your fill of mambo, rumba, bolero, or reggaeton beats in a wide variety of dance-halls and live music venues. Everything goes here, so mingle with the locals and soak up that infectious Cuban vibe!
The glorious beaches of Varadero and Jibacoa are picture-perfect locations for a sunny wedding, honeymoon or both. Cuba is the Caribbean island with a twist: enjoy the unique Afro-Latino culture and its famously addictive music and by the end of your stay, you should be salsa experts! Be sure to visit the capital, Havana – the faded grandeur of its colonial buildings is alluringly romantic.
One of the most impressive features of a Cuban holiday is the fantastic historic architecture you’ll find tucked away in neighbourhoods and villages all over the island.
From beautiful colonial buildings to the haunting, faded splendour of the capital city of Havana, holidays in Cuba offer the opportunity to see some of the best Spanish colonial architecture anywhere - much of it has remained untouched since it was built!
Take a stroll down Havana’s Calle Obispo and marvel at the old-fashioned shop windows and quaint cafes. Keep going until you reach Plaza de Armas, which features many fine old buildings. Be sure to visit Castillo de la Punta and Cuba’s oldest building, Castillo de la Real Fuerza.
See the expert's hand-rolling world-famous Havana cigars at one of the many cigar factories - you may even get to roll your own!
A fascinating country with a fascinating history, Cuba is bursting with character thanks to its uniquely self-sufficient nature, with friendly, laid back people offering a warm welcome. The faded grandeur of Havana's colonial buildings will charm as will the local penchant for big old 1950's American cars, inspiring nostalgia for a bygone age.
Your inner nature lover will be spoilt for choice in Cuba. The beautiful Vinales Valley, one of Cuba’s six world UNESCO Heritage sites, is home to vast tobacco fields and panoramic views. And with limestone outcrops known as ‘mogotes’ and a boat trip that takes you through the underground river La Cueva del Indio, this corner of paradise will inspire awe.Back to top