Cuba | Designer Travel



Beautiful, passionate and fascinating

Think about Cuba and you probably conjure up images of Che Guevara murals, music, cigars, mojitos, dancing and large old American cars like the Buick, painted in bright colours that have faded over time in the sun. It’s a veritable feast for the senses.

Cuba is a spectacular holiday destination with so much to offer – from mile upon mile of unspoilt beaches to elegant cities steeped in history. You will be enthralled by the very real warm welcome of the Cuban people.

The capital of Havana oozes historic charm with the character-filled streets of the UNESCO protected site of Old Havana teaming with impressive vintage cars such as the Cadillac. You will feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you stroll through the cobbled lanes. This area is known for its cabaret clubs which make for an enjoyable evening out that you’ll remember forever.

Beach lovers should choose Varadero or Cayo Levisa. These are both wonderful escapes for those seeking a slower pace than that found in Havana. Cayo Levisa is particularly suitable for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic, get-away-from-it-all retreat.

Cayo Coco is the fourth largest island and it’s easily reached by car via a causeway from the mainland. The beach spans over 6 miles and the coral reefs are just amazing. Cayo Coco is a magnificent natural reserve, making it an ideal choice for nature lovers who want to see marine birds, pink flamingos and more of the endemic flora and fauna of the area.

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Key Highlights
  • There are a good selection of hotels offering all-inclusive stays
  • Adult-only resorts are also available
  • Varadero has a 20km long coast and magnificent beaches
  • See the iconic mural of Che Guevara in Havana’s Revolution Square
  • Head to the waterfront Malecon esplanade which stretches 7 km along the seafront in Old Havana
  • Cayo Levisa is a perfect location for beach lovers
  • Diving and snorkelling are popular and there are many dive schools to choose from if you require tuition
  • Take a guided tour of the swamps in the Peninsula de Zapata National Park
  • If you’re staying by the coast, you must try the local fresh seafood – the lobster and shrimp are delicious
  • Getting around is usually by taxi. You can take a group taxi ride (Colectivo) to share costs
  • Hiring a car is a good idea if you want the freedom and flexibility to explore
  • Experience authentic Cuban charm when you stay at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
  • Seeking an all-inclusive, adult-only hotel? We highly recommend the Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -5hrs

Currency: Cuban Peso

Climate Information

The climate here is mild and sub-tropical and, thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer. The narrow configuration of the island means that visitors will enjoy the refreshing trade winds and sea breezes.

The average annual temperature is about 25°C with temperatures rising to as high as 32°C in July and August.

The rainy season runs from May to October with the dry season extending from November through until April.

Leisure & Activities

Punta Frances and Peninsula de Zapata
If you're a nature lover, you could plan in a visit to Punta Frances, a national marine park where you can dive and snorkel and experience stunning caves and protected coral. Visit the Caribbean’s largest swamp – Peninsula de Zapata, where you can explore and see everything from crocodiles to exotic birdlife.

A stay in the capital of Havana is a must. With its Spanish colonial architecture, it’s like taking a step back into history. Many of the attractions are concentrated in three areas: Habana Vieja (Old Havana), Centro Habana and Velado. Habana Vieja is home to the world famous “Malecon”. This busy sea front promenade is 7 km in length stretching from the Colonial centre to Velado. It's a striking site as it is lined with magnificent pastel coloured buildings mixed in with more modern structures

One of the most popular beach destinations on the island, Varadero is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula which is a 20 km stretch of the Atlantic coastline. There are numerous hotel chains in this area including all the top-end options. There’s also an abundance of entertainment choices such as art galleries, museums and night clubs….something for every taste!

Hotels in Cuba