Cuba

Overview

NOTE: Cuba is currently in huge demand and unfortunately the majority of properties we use at Lightfoot Travel are now fully booked through May 2016 (marking the end of the dry, travelling season). If you would like to book during the low season (summer) or for November 2016 onwards, we highly recommend booking now. Please do get in touch to speak to a specialist and start planning your tailor-made holiday to Cuba.

Whether your mind goes to powdery Caribbean beaches, cigars or the old-world charm of Havana,there’s no doubt that Cuba is an evocative place. Historically complicated, culturally rich and surprising at every turn, Cuba is a country of an endless interest provided you jump in with both feet.

Colourful Havana is a city like no other – part Caribbean, part South American, with a Spanish colonial feel, but unmistakably Cuban. Antiquated Chevrolets roll down long avenues past grand mobster-funded1950s hotels. Revolutionary murals adorn tower blocks, contrasting against colonial palaces. But more than anything, it’s the atmosphere that makes Havana so unique.

Wander the cobbled streets and plazas of the Unesco-listed old quarter and you’ll soon come to realise that Havana is the most vibrant of all Caribbean cities, alive with art and music and drama. Its sultry nightlife is legendary, from mojitos and cigars, to pulsing afrobeat, jazz and salsa clubs.

To take in an altogether different Cuba on your luxury tour, head inland to the vast red valleys and rural beauty surrounding Vinales. Famous for Cuba’s premier export, cigars, here the tobacco fields are tilled and dried among breathtaking landscapes and ancient rock formations.

Cuba’s Caribbean coastline is an idyllic mirage of warm, clear waters and a pristine golden coastline. Off the north coast of the mainland are the Cayos, a group of tiny islands filled with thriving ecosystems, lush tropical terrain and renowned luxury resorts. The palm-lined beaches have powder-soft white sand dotted, while the Caribbean waters provide world-class diving and sailing.

The Cayos are a haven for wildlife, with a thick jungle set back from the beaches, criss-crossed with nature trails. Discover squadrons of pink flamingos hanging out at turquoise lagoons, and schools of flashy tropical fish swimming about the vibrant coral reefs.

The Lightfoot team loves Cuba and are well-traveled throughout the island. We’ll use our experience and knowledge to help design a perfect tailor-made luxury tour for you!

Cuba Regions

Trinidad

Trinidad is Cuba’s oldest city and also its most photogenic. Founded in the 14th century as a base to explore the new world of America, Trinidad grew rich through sugar trade before the ma…

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Vinales

The scenic heart of Cuban countryside is the rolling valleys of Vinales, a national park and UNESCO World Cultural landscape that dominates western Cuba. Laid-back locals tend to tobacco cro…

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Havana

Even if you haven’t seen Cuba’s capital before, it’ll seem almost familiar when you arrive. It’s one of those iconic cities where recognisable imagery greets around every corner.

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Cuba Beaches

Cuba Beaches are a cluster of classic Caribbean paradise islands cast adrift off mainland Cuba’s north coast. Untouched and doused in tropical sunshine, Cuba Beaches are where you’ll fin…

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Cuba Itineraries

Classic Cuba

Cuba, Cuba Beaches, Havana

Cuba has always held the imagination of intrepid travellers, and there is no better time than the present to visit. Situated in the beautiful Caribbean, the capital Havana has been declared…

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Cuba Properties

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Hotel Saratoga

Cuba, Havana

Hotel Saratoga is luxury boutique hotel is superbly located on the corner of Paseo del Prado and Dragones in Old Havana, in Cuba’s historic capital, 15 km from the international airport. …

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Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad

Cuba, Trinidad

This charming 19th century hotel is situated in the heart of bustling Trinidad, one of Cuba’s cultural and historical epicentres. Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad features magnificent coloni…

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Melia Buenavista

Cuba, Cuba Beaches

This charming luxury resort is set in lush tropical gardens on an unspoilt white sand beach overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Melia Buenavista is located in one of Cuba’s Biosphere …

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Melia Cayo Santa Maria

Cuba, Cuba Beaches

This charming luxury resort lies on a pristine white sand beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Melia Cayo Santa Maria is designed in the style of a traditional Caribbean village an…

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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

Cuba, Cuba Beaches

This charming luxury resort lies on an unspoilt beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, on the edge of the Bahia de Naranjo Natural Park. Designed in harmony with its natural surround…

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