Colourful, vibrant and effortlessly cool, Cuba is a Caribbean island like no other. If you’re looking for a holiday that has it all, you’ll simply love spending time in this enchantingly beautiful country.
From lazy mornings on picture-perfect beaches to afternoons browsing Havana’s charming streets, there’s no place quite like Cuba. In the evenings, you’ll feast on traditional chicken, rice, and beans before dancing the night away at one of the island’s lively salsa clubs or sipping on rum cocktails at friendly local bars.
Cuba’s main attraction is the beach. As you step onto the palm-lined white sands, you’ll be transported to a true Caribbean paradise. Sit back by the water and relax with a good book as you soak up some sun. Paddle in the sparkling blue sea, snorkel with exotic marine life in a colourful underwater world or take a boat ride out to the coral reef to really make the most of the warm water with an unforgettable scuba diving trip.
The island’s appeal goes way beyond its gorgeous coastlines though. In the charming towns and cities, you’ll be transported to times gone by as pristine 1950s convertibles drive past. Queue with the locals for sweet treats at the iconic Coppelia ice cream parlours. Chaotic flea markets and enchanting museums all add to the magic of this unique tropical island as you walk along cobbled streets discovering cultural sights, traditional fiestas, and local hidden gems.
For the ultimate in relaxation, Cuba is dotted with great spas where you can enjoy massages and beauty treatments, leaving the stresses of everyday life far behind you. With a little help from the strong Cuban coffee, you’ll feel more and more rejuvenated with every passing day. So find a spot on the beach, grab yourself a cocktail and embrace the unique vibes of this beautiful Caribbean island.
Things to do:
In May, the Hemingway Fishing Tournament takes place. It’s named after author and Havana resident Ernest Hemingway, who enjoyed plenty of fishing trips aboard his boat.
No visit to the Caribbean would be complete without the sights and sounds of a carnival, and the Santiago de Cuba (July) and Havana (August) carnivals never disappoint. The streets explode with colour, music, food, and dance well into the sultry summer evenings.