Discover pristine coastlines and intriguing cities on this exotic Caribbean isle

Enthralling, atmospheric and complex are just a few words you could use to describe Cuba. As a former Spanish colony, a pre-revolutionary playground for the rich and famous, and the last bastion of world communism, the Caribbean’s largest island has a distinctive character – leave your regular Caribbean expectations at the airport, switch off from the Western world and take it as it comes and you won’t be disappointed. Add to this the famous white sand beach resorts of Varadero, Guardalavaca and the Cayos and you have the makings of a unique and unforgettable holiday.

Travel to Cuba
With an unprecedented numbers of visitors now travelling to Cuba, hotels get booked up far in advance. We highly recommend that if you wish to travel to Cuba you book early to avoid disappointment. Prices are beginning to reflect the fact that demand for  accommodation on the island is starting to outstrip supply, and due to the nation's undeveloped infrastructure the standards of accommodation are not always up to the standard you might expect elsewhere in the Caribbean.

  • The city of Havana with its faded grandeur, vintage American cars and boutique and heritage hotels
  • All-inclusive resorts which range from adults-only hotels to family-friendly properties
  • Trinidad’s town’s charming cobbled streets, colonial architecture and laid-back lifestyle
  • The natural beauty of western Cuba’s Pinar del Rio region, which has be described as the ‘garden of Cuba’
  • The island’s first settlement and capital Baracoa, which could only reached by sea until the 1960s, is a hidden gem in eastern Cuba.

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -5 hours

Capital:

Havana

Currency:

• There are two currencies in Cuba - the Convertible peso (CUC) and Cuban pesos (CUP) and you will mainly use CUC during your time in Cuba
• US dollars and US traveller’s cheques aren’t as widely exchanged as they used to be
• Traveller’s cheques are mostly accepted, but not all hotels exchange them – go to an international bank instead
• There’s a minimum fee of 8% to exchange currency and 3% on credit card payments.

Flying time to destination:

10¼ hours to Havana.

More facts

When to visit Cuba

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

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Mar

Highly Recommended

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Apr

Highly Recommended

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May

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jun

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jul

Recommended

Good time to escape

Aug

Recommended

Good time to escape

Sep

Recommended

Good time to escape

Oct

Recommended

Good time to escape

Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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You cannot think of Cuba as another Caribbean holiday, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. It has the magic to transport you to Colonial times, The Fifties and then back to modern day.

Picture yourself in a ’57 Chevrolet, riding along the famous Malecon to Al Capone’s favourite hotel, The Nacional. Watch the sun go down over the bay from a privileged viewpoint in the hotel’s gardens while sipping one of Hemingway’s favourite cocktails, the world famous “Mojito”. Once Havana has been explored it’s time to chill out on any one the variety of fabulous beaches to be found all over Cuba. Guardalavaca, Cayo Coco or Varadero, all with their spectacular white coral sands and sparkling turquoise waters. Culture, history, nature or just relaxing, Cuba has something for all to delight in. A definite must to be included in any travel agenda.

Susan Maddock

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