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Cuba Holidays


Holidays to Cuba combine the Caribbean staples of sun, sea and sand with the soul and rhythm of Latin America and a sense of pride and history like nowhere else on the planet.

Sun lovers are incredibly spoilt with mile upon mile of superb beaches, aquamarine waters and great value all inclusive beach resorts that cater to every whim.

Away from the beaches the atmospheric city of Havana is one of the region’s most finely preserved colonial capitals and Inland lies a beguiling mix of dramatic mountains and valleys, lush sugar plantations and sleepy colonial towns.

Naturally beach holidays are incredibly popular here and we’ve selected the very best for you to choose from.

If you’re looking to explore further afield we have a wonderful selection of Cuba tours from day tours of Havana to extended small group adventures

TOURING HOLIDAYS IN CUBA

Cycle Cuba: West
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
7 days / 6 nights

Feel the rum-filled breeze from the back of two wheels on this cycling adventure through Cuba’s west.
Cuba Colonial
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
15 days / 14 nights

The melody of horns floating through the air, classic cars parked in colonial squares, revolutionary statues—get over the resort wall and discover the real Cuba! Travel east to Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa and encounter the birthplace of Cuban rhythms and revolutionary fervour. Soak in Spanish heritage while exploring churches, forts and cobblestoned streets. Overnight in homestays for an immersive Cuban experience few travellers get to enjoy.
Essential Cuba
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
9 days / 8 nights

Experience the delights of Cuba on this captivating journey; from the iconic city of Havana, to the picturesque scenery of Viñales Valley and the traditional cobblestone town of Trinidad.
Cuba Libre
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
6 days / 5 nights

Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches, experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay, visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars.
Havana & Varadero
Multi Centre Holiday
11 days / 10 nights

Havana Highlights
City Break
4 days / 3 nights

CUBA HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

A pink classic car parked on a colourful and quaint city street in Havana.
Havana
An atmospheric city of faded grandeur characterised by grand civic buildings, crumbling pastel facades and streets filled with vintage American automobiles. With sensuous Cuban music spilling out of numerous bars and impromptu parties springing up on the streets, Havana is an intoxicating and romantic combination.
A wide, never-ending white sand beach next to calming, cool blue waters of Varadero on a cloudless, sunny day in Cuba.
Varadero
Cuba's premier beach resort, just over a 2 hour drive from Havana. A 12 mile long peninsula that is just ¾ mile wide at its widest, the stunning white sandy beaches and calm crystal clear waters are never more than a 10 minute walk away. The resort hotels offer a huge choice of entertainment and dining options, whilst the numerous dive centres and marinas are a testament to the island’s widest choice of watersports.
Magical fog looming at the base of the famous limestone hills (mogotes) of Vinales on a hazy day, Cuba.
The Viñales Valley
A stunning World Heritage listed valley of spectacular limestone towers surrounded by picturesque mountains. Peppered with caves and caverns the area is popular for hiking, mountain biking and bird-watching and is a popular day trip from Havana.
Historic Main Square in Trinidad with its Spanish-style architecture, cobbled streets and exotic palm trees looming over.
Trinidad
With its cobblestone streets and old Chevrolets cruising by, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a delight to walk through as you appreciate a bygone era. Learn of the many religions that are practised in Cuba and explore some of the Spanish-style churches
The beautiful Basilica del Cobre perched on a green hillside overlooking the village in which it sits upon, Santiago de Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba
The island’s previous capital, proud of its revolutionary past, is a vibrant and cultured city.
A man cycles by a ‘Cuba’ wall painting on a sunny day in Santa Clara, Cuba.
Santa Clara
Cuba’s most revolutionary city. Located in the centre of the country and home to Che Guevara’s mausoleum at the Plaza del Revolución.

HOW TO GET AROUND CUBA

The Caribbean's largest island is also undoubtedly one of its most fascinating and we have a number of ways to help you discover Cuba. If you are just looking for a taste during your beach holiday, our selection of local tours and experiences are ideal.

If you want to venture further afield we offer a number of small group tours that are a sociable and great value way to discover the highlights in the company of like-minded people

For a truly immersive experience a cycle tour gives you unique access to parts of the island that are off the beaten track.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN CUBA

We feature a wonderful range of hotels and resorts in Cuba from heritage hotels in the heart of Havana to fabulous value all-inclusive beach resorts. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay in Cuba so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski
5 star

Havana

Originally built in 1894, this stylish property is perfectly situated in the heart of Old Havana. Cool off in the rooftop infinity pool or indulge in a luxurious treatment at the boutique spa, a peaceful haven from the bustling city. Set on Parque Central and only a short walk from El Capitolio, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski offers the perfect base from which to explore this historic city. Three restaurants and three bars serve a range of culinary delights. El Surtidor Pool Terrace and Bar has a spectacular rooftop location with panoramic city views; the perfect spot in which to enjoy a cocktail or two after a day of sightseeing around the vibrant city. Constante Bar offers a light tapas menu in an intimate setting and features live music every night. All 246 spacious rooms boast high ceilings, are stylishly appointed and feature an elegant design with a contemporary splash of colour. Choose from tranquil courtyard or unrivalled Old Havana views.
Iberostar Parque Central
4 star

Havana

This popular property is located in the heart of the historic city, opposite Parque Central. It offers excellent facilities with many attractions within walking distance, it is the perfect base for exploring Havana. The hotel boasts three restaurants, a fitness centre, Jacuzzi and two impressive rooftop pools with panoramic views – just the spot for sipping a mojito after a day of sightseeing.
Hotel Saratoga
4 plus star

Havana

Centrally located in Old Havana, facing the Capitolio, this iconic property has been famous since the 1930s when the original hotel was the favoured haunt of artists and socialites. There is a fitness room, a small spa and a popular rooftop bar and pool offering a greatselection of cocktails with breathtaking views of the city. The hotel offers two popular restaurants and three bars. Anacaona serves up Cuban and international cuisine whilst Mirador Saratoga offers fantastic views across the city and is the perfect spot for a light lunch away from the bustling streets of Old Havana. The 96 rooms and suites are well appointed and elegantly styled with rich mahogany furnishings and feature either courtyard or city views.
Melia Internacional
4 plus star

Varadero

This expansive all inclusive resort features a contemporary design alongside excellent facilities while offering a plethora of entertainment and dining options perfect for couples and families alike. The resort also features The Level, an exclusive selection of rooms and adult only suites boasting additional benefits. Children aged 4-12 are kept well entertained at the free miniclub complete with kids’ pool and splash pool, while teenagers will love the selection of non-motorised watersports on offer. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of international cuisine and tasty treats across 12 restaurants and an ice cream parlour while 9 bars offer up refreshing sundowner cocktails. The Level guests can choose from an additional 10 bars and restaurants for exclusive dining experiences, some of which are adults only. Entertainment is also available throughout the resort in the day and during the evening. Each of the spacious rooms and suites feature a balcony or terrace and are furnished in a bright, sleek, modern style with high tech amenities.
Melia Marina Varadero
4 star

Varadero

Nestled alongside Varadero Marina, just 300m from the beach, this modern hotel offers an excellent range of facilities for both couples and families alike. Guests can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants on the waterfront promenade or take a stroll along the elevated walkway to the stunning, white sand beach. Children aged 4-12 will love the two children’s pools and daily activities at the kids’ club, Cubamigos. The resort boasts nine restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine from around the world. Enjoy the beachfront setting of El Pescador, dine on international dishes with a view of the marina at El Pilar and savour French fare at the vintage style Casa Burguete. Eight bars mean there is plenty of choice for an after dinner drink. The 423 spacious rooms are decorated in a fresh, modern style and feature a balcony or terrace with views of either the pool or surrounding seascape.
Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa
4 plus star

Varadero

This popular hotel is situated on a long stretch of Varadero’s white sand beach and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Curl up with a book in one of the shady gazebos dotted around the resort or soak up the sun around the huge freeform pool. Children aged 5-12 will love the Mini Club which has a splash pool and separate kids corner dining area. Younger guests aged 1-4 are looked after at the Baby Club and babysitting can be arranged for infants.The Teens Club, complete with games consoles, is also available. Aside from the main buffet restaurant and Beach Grill, the 7 à la carte options are reached by small footbridges over the attractive lily ponds and include a range of cuisine. There are 10 bars including one serving snacks which is open 24 hours. The resort hosts a full nightly entertainment programme with live music every day. The 794 spacious suites are decorated in neutral shades and all have either a terrace or balcony.

THINGS TO DO IN CUBA

The delights of Havana or within an easy day tour of the beautiful beaches of Varadero.

Havana is one of the region’s most finely preserved colonial capitals and a local tour is a carefree way to get under the skin of this most atmospheric citiy. Visit the the historic squares Plaza d'Armas and Plaza de la Catedral, see traditional cigar rolling techniques or enjoy a scenic drive in a classic car along the Malecón seafront.

Havana Salsa Dance Class
Approx 6 hours
  • Learn to salsa with a local Cuban tutor
  • Find your Cuban rhythm
  • Private dance class

  • Havana Private Tour & Classic Car Drive
    Approx 8 hours
  • Explore Old Havana on foot
  • Classic car tour of the city
  • Visit Revolution Square

  • Havana Tobacco & Rum Factory Tour
    Approx 3 hours
  • Visit the Havana Tobacco Factory
  • Enjoy a tipple in Ron Legendario Rum Factory
  • Introduction to the produce of Cuba

  • When is the best time to visit Cuba?

    Cuba Climate Guide
    Jamaica & Cuba

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    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Sam Gisler

    Music pours our of every window in Cuba, so make the time to take a tour into the heart of Havana and get to know some of the most friendly, open and interesting people you'll ever meet.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Sarah Moore

    Taking a ride in a classic car around Havana is an absolute must. Cruising around the city with the top down and some cuban rythms playing in the background just felt like good old fashioned fun.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Victoria Akers

    The beautiful colonial city of Trinidad is a hub of activity, with quirky bars, cobbled streets, a vibrant art scene and music streaming out from every doorway. View the stunning sunsets from the Bell Tower in the centre of town, then head to the steps of Casa de la Musica, as locals and tourists alike salsa dance to the live band each evening. No previous experience necessary!

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    Cuba Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

    GMT
    -5 hours

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    Flight Time to Cuba

    Approx
    9¾ hours

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    Currency

    Cuban Peso

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    Visa Required?

    yes

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