Cuba

From stunning beaches and turquoise waters to colonial cities seemingly frozen in time, Cuba has it all. Get to the Caribbean's largest island before it changes forever. Read more...

Words like exotic and charming are used to describe Cuba, the largest of the Caribbean islands. This is a nation renowned for cigars and rum, but delve further and you’ll discover it’s so much more. Pristine waters and sun-kissed beaches lie on the edges of resort towns. Cities boast enchanting sixteenth-century colonial architecture, a relaxed way of life, excellent music and the chance to cruise in classic American cars. A visit here will capture your imagination in the most dazzling of ways.

Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, from mansions and cathedrals in the Old Town of Havana, to the stunning Spanish colonial plazas and cobbled streets of Trinidad. Find your groove listening to Afro-Cuban beats and watch beautiful salsa dancers in the nightclubs.

Sink into Cuba’s laid-back atmosphere and its enticing history. Take time out to head to Viñales, outside of Havana, to witness the old-fashioned farming methods that help produce the country’s famed cigars. At the opposite end of the country, Santiago de Cuba is the country’s cultural heart – it was home to Don Bacardí’s first rum factory and was the city from where Fidel Castro launched his revolution.

Now is the time to visit this enchanting country – with the US lifting travel and trade embargoes it’s sure to change rapidly in the coming years.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the cobbled streets and admire the beautifully restored colonial buildings in Havana’s Old Town
  • Experience the dramatic mountain vistas of Viñales Valley, also renowned for producing high-quality tobacco
  • Explore the verdant forests and bubbling rivers near Baracoa, Cuba’s easternmost city
  • Stop in for a meal at the stunning Palacio del Valles, modelled on a Moroccan casbah, in Cienfuegos
  • Take some down time at a private resort at Varadero or Guardalavaca, with their sprawling white-sand beaches