The most unique island to be found in the Caribbean
, Cuba has certainly been spiralled into the global spotlight in recent years and there couldn’t be a more culturally fascinating or uncharted country to explore. As the world watches the ground-breaking steps being taken between the Cuban and U.S. governments as their infamous relationship slowly thaws, there is no doubt that Cuba is set for some serious and imminent change. We feel there is no more exciting a time to witness the country first hand, as the old-school island, completely lost in time, is entering a new age and the modern world is beginning to have an immense influence on the Cuban way of life. Venture deep into the heart of the island for truly enriching cultural exchanges, explore its unmanicured countryside, colourful colonial cities and most importantly, meet the charming characters of rural Cuba who just love to share their stories of local life on the island.
With The Private Travel Company
, we steer you away from the tourist trails to take you deep into the real and beautiful Cuba that is so worth the journey. Discovering a country with such personality and flair, so different from anywhere else in the world and completely charming in its originality and its people’s zest for life, makes travelling there such a special and rare experience, that we couldn’t encourage you more to embark on. The highlights of buzzing Havana, a rainbow of colour from the mass of vibrant classic cars, beautiful Trinidad with its sensational jazz
music joints and Cienfuegos with its outstanding, crumbling architecture are real must-see’s. However, it’s from hiking the outback of Vinales to learn about the renowned cigar culture, or visiting the old rebel strongholds hidden in the spectacular Sierra Maestra Mountains, where you’ll see the jaw-dropping wonders of Cuba, the magic at the heart of the country, that give an in-depth understanding of Cuba’s unique culture, fraught history and fascinating politics.
With long stretches of unspoilt beaches to compliment its rich culture, Cuba is the perfect place to relax on the white-gold sands and enjoy swimming in the warm shallows or try out deep sea fishing like the famous Ernest Hemingway. Varadero on the North coast is a must for a luxury beach experience
and there are some fantastic all-inclusive hotels here, where you won’t have to worry about lifting a finger. Accommodation in the cities of Cuba is still fairly basic, but the cities are enough to captivate you in themselves and there’s a real charm to the rusticity and authenticity. The focus should certainly be on experiential travel over a pampering hotel stay, but Cuba is catching up quickly, and there are some wonderful boutique hotels which make the perfect bases for sight-seeing. Basing yourself on board a luxury cruise ship is also a wonderful way to stay in gorgeous accommodation, whilst still experiencing the best of Cuba on exciting day trips inland. This is a blissful island to discover and Cuba is sure to astound in more ways than you could possibly imagine.