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Cuba Holidays

The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba boasts luxurious white beaches along the coast, but head inland and you'll find a landscape of rugged mountains and miles of untouched countryside dotted with tobacco fields. Cuba is a magical country steeped in history and culture, promising an unforgettable holiday.

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The Cuban adventure starts here

Located just south of Miami in the Antilles group of islands, there's no denying that Cuba will charm you from the offset. A maverick island that has defied all attempts to be pigeon-holed, you'll find a nation that, although economically isolated, is lifted above circumstances by music, dancing and laughter, living life in all its glory.

Cuba's iconic identity is showcased from the busy atmospheric streets of Havana to the dramatic countryside complete with working farms and traditional villages. Its multi–layered, diverse character is presented in everything from its colonial architecture to its cuisine and culture.

Where to stay in Cuba

Cayo Coco
Cayo CocoView on Map

Tropical beaches and phenomenal all-inclusive hotels help make Cayo Coco a lover's paradise.

This honeymoon hotspot is found among a group of islands known as the Cayos off the north coast of Cuba. The beaches hold a distinct Caribbean atmosphere with palm trees standing over the soft white sands that line the resort.

The area is surrounded by magnificent wildlife and tourists are invited to explore the environment. Scuba trips let you discover the beauty of the surrounding coral reef and tour operators take you into the forest of the Bagá Nature Park.

Cayo Guillermo
Cayo GuillermoView on Map

The setting of Hemmingway's Islands in the Stream, the serene beaches and stunning surroundings of Cayo Guillermo are the works of fiction brought to life.

A kitesurfing school and the Green Moray International Diving Centre let you make the most of the idyllic Caribbean Sea hugging the beaches.

Most of the evenings in this resort are comfortably calm but those in search for some excitement will want to check out the cave nightclub at La Cueva Del Jabali.

This resort is perfect for those in search of calm surroundings to forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life back in the UK.

Cayo Santa Maria
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This resort island is a popular family destination that lies off the north coast of Cuba. Many of the all-inclusive hotels offer Kids Clubs while the beach has calm shallow waves which is perfect for paddling.

Cayo Santa Maria is home to the largest dolphinarium in Latin America giving kids and big kids the chance to swim with the friendly creatures.

This resort is also livelier than its brothers along the Jardines del Rey region. There is an inland town built especially for tourists with a number of shops, restaurants and fun night spots.

GuardalavacaView on Map

A peaceful resort that is ideal for you and your loved ones to do nothing but lie back and let go of the stress of everyday life.

Located on the northern shoreline of mainland Cuba, watch the sunrise over the warm Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of a hammock on Playa de Guardalavaca.

For genuine Cuban experiences, jump on a bus to discover the non-tourism towns and villages found nearby before heading back to your comfortable resort.

The fantastic all-inclusive accommodation will take good care of you while you enjoy your holiday in a sedated state of relaxation.

HavanaView on Map

Cuba's most popular tourist destination. Millions flock to the capital city every year to enjoy the unique lifestyle that only Havana is home to.

Pastel buildings and classic American cars line the streets making you feel like you've wondered back into the 1950s. The country's history is proudly displayed around the city streets with monuments, museums and important buildings.

The city is bustling by day and livelier at night when the countless live music and dancing venues open there doors and tempt you inside with a Cuban rum cocktail. For something of a slower pace, paradise beaches are just outside the city too.


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Lose yourself in Havana

Today, Havana is an all–consuming metropolis of two million inhabitants and one of the most fascinating cities on the planet. Old Havana is a living, breathing piece of history and all the images you previously held of brightly coloured, paint peeled buildings with locals sitting in doorways smoking cigars become a reality.

Wander around the famous Necropolis Cristobal Colon – one of the largest cemeteries in the Americas – and gaze upon elaborate marble statues amid the graves of famous revolutionaries, scientists and authors. If that's not your thing, head to the beautifully constructed cathedral and enjoy a drink at Bodeguita Del Medio, one of Hemingway and Nat King Cole's old watering holes.

Best beaches

Cuba's number one beach resort, Varadero, is located on the north coast and just a two hour drive east of Havana. Here you'll find over 20 kilometres of pristine white sand beaches, 4* and 5* star resorts boasting world–class service and elegant cocktail bars overlooking the emerald sea.

Down in the south, Playa Ancon offers even more pristine coastline but has managed to keep a natural feel with palm trees and greenery creeping down to the sand. You'll find great snorkelling and diving sites off the shoreline here, which is ideally located just outside the colonial UNESCO city of Trinidad.

A taste of Trinidad

To experience the slower pace of Cuba, be sure to head to the quaint cobbled streets of Trinidad. This UNESCO treasure is like an outdoor museum with its perfectly preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Head to the Plaza Mayor to experience the gentle hospitality of the locals or enjoy an ice-cold mojito in one of the bars lining the square.

Spend days here lazing on the long stretches of white sand or bobbing along to the obligatory salsa music. The surrounding mountainous region also makes for great hiking and horse riding. One of the most popular destinations is the Salto del Caburni waterfalls, where after an hour's hiking over wooded terrain, you're free to enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural pools.

Salsa in Santiago

Home to the traditional rhythms that gave birth to salsa music, Santiago is the second biggest city in Cuba. Nestled in the southeast of the island, this city has a totally different feel to Havana with a distinct African–Caribbean influence and fast paced, narrow streets bustling with people and cars.

Jump on a bus to Castillo del Morro, located at the city's harbour, and explore this historic fort and castle complete with moats and working cannons. Once back in the centre, wander around important historical sites such as the Moncada Barracks and Revolution Plaza and dance your way into the night.

Explore breathtaking national parks

Cuba has its fair share of national parks which are dotted all over the island. Each offer their own individual canvas of forests, beaches, lagoons and caves to explore, with the added opportunity to visit working coffee and tobacco plantations.

Valle de Vinales National Park sits in the west of the island and is one of Cuba's most breathtaking settings. Having gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999 for its dramatically isolated steep-sided residual hills, the park can be explored by foot or on horseback.