Best Beaches in Cuba

There are literally miles and miles of white sandy beaches in Cuba, which makes it the ideal destination for an amazing beach holiday. You can find tranquil stretches where you can simply relax with the magic of a Cuban beach or you can choose to get super active with some watersports and scuba diving.

We’ve put together a list of the best beaches in Cuba to help you decide where you’ll park your towel on your fantastic holiday to Cuba.

Playa Flamenco, Cayo Coco


Over 13 miles of white sand and sparkling clear blue water makes Cayo Coco a magnet for those who love the beach life. There are lively stretches next to the resort hotels where you’ll find lots going on, but if you’re looking for a quiet spot to lay down your sunhat, Playa Flamenco is where it’s at.

There are nearly two miles of tranquility to explore along Playa Flamenco. You can even stroll along the the gorgeous Cuban shoreline and spot bright orange starfish just below the water. It’s also a good place to swim out and do a bit snorkelling to take a look at all the stunning tropical sealife that adorns Cuba’s beaches.

Playa Pilar, Cayo Guillermo


Part of the Jardines del Rey cluster of islands just off mainland Cuba, Cayo Guillermo is a peaceful idyllic haven with a distinctly castaway feel to it.

Playa Pilar offers powdery white sand with a backdrop of swaying palm trees. You can sit back and relax in the tranquility and enjoy the cooling breeze while you sip a mojito. As you look out to sea you’ll get fantastic views of some of the hundreds of islets in the region. It’s one of the best Cuban beaches to catch a romantic sunset.

Playa Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria


Cayo Santa Maria is a beautiful small island just off the mainland and Playa Santa Maria is its main beach.

You can find your perfect holiday retreat spot along almost this 10 kilometres of creamy white sand. If you want lively beach action there are areas where there’s beach volleyball, dancing and exercise classes. You can also take pedal boats and kayaks out to sea and maybe spot wild dolphins or a sea turtle. This is also the perfect scuba-diving spot, it as it’s close to Cuba’s spectacular coral reefs. If you love a bit of action on holiday ,this is certainly the best Cuba beach for you.

Playa Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca


Guardalavaca resort is home to several of Cuba’s best beaches, with rolling hills and fields of sugar cane just inland it’s an amazingly picturesque region.

Playa Guardalavaca is hugely popular with locals as well as tourists, which gives it a relaxed atmosphere and an authentic Cuban vibe. There’s a walkway lined with tamarind and palm trees that runs along the centre of the beach. You can stroll along and people watch as you look for your perfect beach spot. There are also several places where you can rent snorkelling gear so you can have a swim and discover the region’s amazing underwater world.

Playa Varadero, Varadero


Varadero resort is one of the most popular seaside destinations in Cuba. It has the longest beach on the island and a picture-perfect combination of palm-fringed sand and inviting blue sea.

Stretching along for over 24 kilometres around a peninsula, there’s plenty of space for everyone to chill out and do their own thing. There are sun loungers and palm-leaf parasols to doze under, watersports and even waterpark rides where the kids can spend a thrilling afternoon while you relax. if you’re looking for something for every member of the clan, then Playa Varadero is the best beach in Cuba for you.

Can’t wait to enjoy those stunning beaches, book your holiday to Cuba today!