You'll have no trouble settling into Cuba's gorgeous white sand beaches
A jaunt from the UK to Cuba’s glitz and glam will put you in the air for around 10 hours – a good opportunity to rest before taking on this charming island.
If a luxury Cuba holiday isn’t on your radar, we’ll give you a second to shuffle your holiday bucket list around. This sizeable Caribbean island is worth a second glance – or even three or four, because you’ll never get enough of those white sand beaches. Cuba is the land of classic, pastel-coloured cars, jaw-dropping shores speckled with elegant hotels and exclusive bars where son music – the grandfather of salsa – trickles out onto city streets.
It’s a luxurious dream, and we don’t say that lightly. Take Varadero, Cuba’s most popular beach resort, for example. Your go-to spot for a literal splash of glamour, it’s stashed up on the northern coast and comes complete with pool-blue water and shining white sand beaches pockmarked with hidden caves and coral reef lying just beneath the waves. You’ll think you’ve hopped straight into a postcard.
Living the high life in Cuba
The real luxury scene in Cuba starts at none other than Varadero’s beautiful beaches. The resort is on a peninsula, so as you can imagine, there’s no shortage of shores here. And they’re not too shabby, either, lined with 4* and 5* hotels, restaurants and thatched umbrellas for maximum relaxation. Considering the gorgeous scenery, it’s no wonder rich and famous Cubans built their mega mansions here back in the day.
A favourite pastime for visitors to Cuba is shopping, seeing as perfume, alcohol and other luxury goods are duty free. You can stock up for your return, and in the meantime, enjoy Cuba’s signature drink. We’re talking about mojitos, of course, best enjoyed at one of Havana’s many bars and restaurants where live Cuban music is a must.
Other popular destinations in the Caribbean
If you’re sold on luxury holidays to the Caribbean but aren’t entirely sure in which direction to head, never fear. We’ve got you covered. Have a peek at our guides for Jamaica and St Lucia for more luxurious options in this half of the world. However, if you’re still set on a luxury holiday to Cuba, take a look at our travel guide for more information. In the meantime, here are our top luxury hotels for this sun-drenched Caribbean island.