Bustling Latin lifestyle combines with a beautiful series of coastal towns
After a comfortable 10 hours of sitting back with a film and a glass of wine you’ll land in Cuba.
Once you’ve dropped your bags off in your room at the hotel of your choosing, you’ll be minutes away from sandy toes and the relaxing crash of waves against Cuba’s many kilometres of unspoilt coastline.
Cuba is rich in seaside resorts, each one perfect for that last minute break. For a lazy doze on the beach, look no further than Cayo Coco, a stunning island just off the mainland, so unspoilt and rife with natural beauty you’ll feel like an explorer on an uncharted paradise – albeit one with all the amenities you could desire.
Just off the north-western coast of Cayo Coco is the tiny island of Cayo Guillermo. A handful of hotels are dotted across the island which makes up part of the coral reef of the northern coast of the country.
Travel further up the coast towards Havana and you’ll find Cayo Santa Maria, another one of the many smaller islands which combine to create the Jardines del Rey archipelago, or Gardens of the King. Cayo Santa Maria has a road bridge connecting it to the mainland, so if you fancy some island living with the ease of a short drive to the mainland, Cayo Santa Maria may just be for you.
The best time of year to book last minute holidays to Cuba
The year-round average temperature in Cuba is a sizzling 30°C to 35°C, meaning whenever you get that short notice opportunity to get away you can book knowing you’ll be going back home with a tan. Last minute deals to Cuba can be secured anywhere from eight weeks in advance, but make sure you check what’s included in the price of your holiday, you might need to apply for a visa too.
Other Popular Holidays in the Caribbean
If you’re looking for a last minute escape but aren’t sure where in the Caribbean, you could also try reggae and rum-soaked Jamaica, the vibrant and often luxurious Dominican Republic or leafy and peaceful Aruba.
However, Cuba might have grabbed your attention, if so, read our travel guide for more information on booking a holiday on this sunny island. And read on for details of some of Cuba’s brilliant last minute hotels.