Crumbling colonial architecture, a unique culture and a breathtaking coastline combine to create a Caribbean island like no other

Enthralling, atmospheric and complex are just a few words 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. Here, you’ll need to leave your regular Caribbean expectations at the airport, switch off from the Western world and take it as it comes.

Enjoy the simple things in life as you wander around one of the island’s remarkable cities. Meet the locals, dance the salsa and embrace the rhythmic and intoxicating atmosphere. Follow in the footsteps of iconic revolutionaries and great novelists, head east to a land that time seemingly forgot, or simply retreat to your own stretch of soft white sand. This is a destination for travellers with an adventurous soul, a ‘ready for anything’ outlook and a desire to explore a country that’s so different from our own.

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Travel to Cuba
With an unprecedented number of people now choosing Cuba holidays, hotels get booked up far in advance. We highly recommend that if you want 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 and service are not always up to the standard you might expect elsewhere.

  • The charm, the soulful atmosphere and the unique culture and day to day life of the Cuban people
  • The city of Havana with its faded grandeur, vintage American cars, and boutique and heritage hotels
  • All-inclusive resorts which range from adults-only to family-friendly
  • Trinidad town’s charming cobbled streets, colonial architecture and laid-back vibe
  • Off-the-beaten-track destinations like Baracoa, the island’s first settlement and capital.

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.

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When to visit Cuba

Jan

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Feb

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Mar

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Apr

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May

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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

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Oct

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Nov

Highly Recommended

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Dec

Highly Recommended

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Travelling in Cuba

Although not a luxurious experience, a journey through Cuba is rewarding. And as long as you manage your expectations and arrive with an open mind and flexible approach, we are certain you will have the holiday of a lifetime.

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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