Honeymoon in Cuba
The Caribbean’s largest and most intriguing island, a honeymoon in Cuba, is the perfect combination of beach, culture and history…
An ever-intriguing destination, a honeymoon in Cuba is perfect for beach lovers who don’t just want to spend time on the beach! This beautiful Caribbean island nation has so much to offer – stunning beaches, fascinating history and rich culture.
Because of the USA’s trade embargo, Cuba has yet to feel the effects of globalisation in the way most of the world has, which makes it a unique place to visit. Cuba’s long and storied history, dating back centuries from the early days of Spanish colonization to the rise of Fidel Castro, means there is much to explore for history buffs.
Because of the embargo, Cuba tourism industry faces challenges. The accommodation may not be as refined as you will elsewhere, although there are plenty of four-star accommodation options in the tourist areas. Food availability and variety can also be an issue, therefore it’s not an ideal destination for a foodie honeymoon. However, what it might lack in culinary and high-end ultra luxury, it makes up for in everything else!
Most couples will start their honeymoon in Cuba, in the vibrant capital, Havana. Spend a few days exploring this atmospheric city of legend. Stroll down the picturesque Malecón waterfront. Explore the winding streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Havana and enjoy the nostalgic charm. The baroque and neoclassical buildings are an architectural treasure trove. Take a ride in a classic American car and spend the night in a bar with a Daiquiri or Mojito or two. See where Hemingway lived. There’s no shortage of experiences in Havana.
Take a car or hire a driver to get exploring this big island is a must on honeymoon in Cuba. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Trinidad is a must with its cobblestone streets and kaleidoscope of crumbling Spanish colonial architecture. Take a salsa dance lesson or maybe learn some Spanish. Don’t miss the town of Cienfuegos and history buffs will love a visit to the Bay of Pigs.
Head to Pinar del Rio and to the Valley of Viñales to hike the Sierra de Los Organos mountains and visit the tobacco farms for the famed cigars. Support the local economy and enrich your honeymoon in Cuba with a homestay with a local family. Head to the east to the lesser visited parts of Cuba. Explore the Afro-Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba and follow in the revolutionary footsteps of Che Guevara & Fidel Castro with a hike in the Sierra Maestra National Park.
Cuba is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the whiter-than-white sandy idyllic Caribbean beaches you dream of. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and romantic spot to relax or a lively place to enjoy some water sports, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on this unique Caribbean island.
Varadero Beach is a major resort town with plenty of resorts to relax under the Caribbean sun and is the number one choice for couples planning a honeymoon in Cuba. Perfect if you’re looking for a relaxing all inclusive beach honeymoon. But if you want to see one of the most beautiful beaches in the world? Take a flight to Cayo Coco or Cayo Largo for Playa Paraiso. Neighbouring Cayo Santa Maria is also popular, with a smattering of big-brand resorts. Across the island, history is everywhere and Cubans are some of the most welcoming and hospitable people on earth.
There is so much to see and do in Cuba that you could easily spend your while honeymoon here. It’s the largest island in the Caribbean. If you are planning on a multi-destination honeymoon, you combine Cuba with Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, or the Bahamas.
While there are multiple daily flights between the USA and Cuba, the US government does not permit travel between the countries for non-residents.
Additionally, if you are travelling on a passport that allows entry to the USA under the ESTA scheme, unfortunately you will null your eligibility for this visa waiver scheme and will have to apply to your local US embassy for a visa for future travel to the USA which can be time consuming with no guarantee of approval.
Best time to visit Cuba
Cuba is a tropical destination that is warm year-round and experiences ‘rainy’ and ‘dry’ seasons. The rainy months are from June to October when you can expect occasional heavy downpours. Hurricanes can sometimes occur, particularly from August to October. The best time to honeymoon in Cuba is from late November to April.
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