Caribbean sun, sand and surf is now more affordable than ever
A 10-hour flight from the UK will transport you to the idyllic slice of paradise that is Cuba, where you can spend your days topping up your tan, swimming in clear waters and admiring the breathtaking tropical views.
To find the best priced holiday deals, travel to Cuba during the low season when the island quiets down between May to October.
The small island of Cayo Santa Maria is the perfect spot for exploring Cuba’s beguiling scenery and wildlife for little cost. Appealing activities here are lounging on palm-fringed beaches and snorkelling among one of the world’s largest barrier reefs.
Guardalavaca is renowned for its stretches of pristine shores and bustling markets. And just a little further north along the coastline you’ll find the peaceful beachside resort of Playa Pesquero, which is ideally nestled between a powdery white-sand beach and a lush green landscape.
Cheap days out in Cuba
Holidays in Cuba can cost next to nothing thanks to the wide range of outdoor activities and beautiful countryside on offer. As well as flawless stretches of beaches to lounge on, Cayo Santa Maria allows you to get up close and personal with lots of wildlife. Affordable days here can be spent spotting tropical birds at the Wildlife Refuge, interacting with dolphins at the Delfinario or swimming among colourful fish, turtles and barracudas in offshore coral reefs.
If you’re looking for a combination of outdoor pursuits and local culture, head to Guardalavaca. You can spend a morning enjoying breathtaking ocean views while hiking the two-hour Las Guanas Eco-Archaeological nature trail, before heading down to the town’s flea market in search of bargains. In the sleepy resort of Playa Pesquero, days are best spent sinking your toes into the fine sand and cooling off in the turquoise waters. And when you’re done relaxing, there are plenty of inexpensive excursions available from the resort like horseback riding through the surrounding countryside, which allows you to soak up the scenery without breaking the bank.