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Cuba Holidays

The idyllic setting of Cuba is a wonderful way to spend your holiday. Whether it’s exploring the culture of Havana to dancing in Cayo Coco, you’ll love it.

Destination Highlights

  • Idyllic beaches

  • Warm and clear sea

  • Luxury lodgings

  • Vibrant music and dancing

What are the best beaches in Cuba?

Many of the beaches in Cuba are picture-perfect, with coconut palm trees lining the soft white sand, and turquoise waters. There are 430 beaches around the island, so you can enjoy the classic beach experience or explore some more unusual spots.

  • Playa Varadero - A favourite location for all-inclusive holidays to Cuba, and a perfect mix of beautiful surroundings and family fun.

  • Playa Los Pinos - Visit this secluded beach and you’ll be rewarded with stunning white sands. The beach is surrounded by woodlands, where wild horses roam freely.

  • María la Gorda - One of the best-kept snorkelling secrets, teeming with unusual fish that dart amongst the caves, coral, and even shipwrecks!

  • Playa Larga - The local bohemian crowd’s favourite, with plenty of cocktails and live music.

  • Cayo Coco Island - This island’s beaches offer everything from dolphin watching to kitesurf lessons, making it ideal for a day trip.

  • Playa Ancon - If you want to pack everything into your holiday to Cuba, head here. The beach is beautiful, and the nearby city of Trinidad is full of history and buzzing nightlife.

What are the top hotels in Cuba?

The many luxury hotels of Cuba include huge beachy palaces of family fun, cool downtown spots, and peaceful adult-only retreats. Here’s a selection of the best:

  • Sol Sirenas Coral - Close to Varadero beach, huge pools, plenty of activities to keep kids happy - check!

  • Melia las Americas - A five-star haven for travellers seeking the Varadero lifestyle in an adult-only environment.

  • Iberostar Selection Bella Vista Varadero - The best of both worlds! A luxury spa and pool for you, and a waterpark and club for the kids.

  • Nacional De Cuba - Possibly the most impressive building you’ll ever stay in, and all with five-star rooms and a view of the Havana Harbour.

  • Melia Cayo Coco - Another adult-only getaway. Located close to the beaches of serene Cayo Coco island.

  • Nh Capri Hotel - A central location close to the capital’s best nightlife makes this the ideal hotel to kick back and relax - by the rooftop pool!

Popular Cuba hotels

Weather in Cuba

























In Cuba, it's always summer...well, almost! From November to April, you've got yourself a balmy 23-27°C average, which we like to call the perfect "Mojito weather". You can stroll around the colourful streets of Havana without breaking into a sweat. How about that?

But if you're a sun worshipper, Cuba weather really struts its stuff from May to October. We're talking temperatures that easily climb up to 32°C, folks. Remember to pack your sunscreen – the sun in Cuba does not play around!

Be prepared though, the weather in Cuba likes to spice things up a little with some tropical rain showers between June and November.

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How long does it take to fly to Cuba?

It takes over 14 hours to fly to Cuba from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Cuba?

Cuba is 4 hours behind of the time in the UK in summer and 5 hours behind of the time in the UK in winter.

What currency do they use in Cuba?

The official currency of Cuba is the Cuban peso.

What language do they speak in Cuba?

The official language spoken in Cuba is Spanish.