Synonymous with Montecristos and mojitos, Castro and classic cars, the Caribbean’s largest and possibly most enigmatic island, just south of Miami, is enjoying it’s moment in the sun – and rightfully so.
"Classic 50s cars set against crumbling Spanish colonial facades... miles of gorgeous coastline and the most pristine coral reefs... lively street-side musicians and marvellous mojitos... This proud nation holds on tight to what makes it so special."
Of course no trip to Cuba would be complete without a visit to the intoxicating capital of Havana, brimming with character, artisanal hotspots, the best of the island’s nightlife, an ever-evolving café and culinary scene and numerous Hemingway haunts.
But when you’re done exploring the city, head to vibrant Varadero which, while lacking somewhat in Cuban culture, offers a cornucopia of natural pursuits at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, a festive night-time scene, one of the island’s two golf courses, and a host of year-round watersports.