Cuba Holidays

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If you’re looking for a unique Caribbean experience, a holiday to Cuba offers one of the region’s most exciting prospects. Havana is famous for its cigars, for its music and its political leaders. Nevertheless, the pre-revolutionary Cuba of Vegas-style gambling is still present and correct, and quirkier relics remain (famously including the many 1950s American cars, kept running for generations by Cuban families). It’s a nation of fantastic contrasts, quite unlike any other in the Caribbean or the world.

But as hectic as this all makes a holiday to Cuba seem, it’s also as far as you can possibly get from the rat race. If you are lost without a nearby fast food chain and strangely unable to tolerate a city that isn’t festooned with billboards, Cuba may not be for you. But for many tourists, being launched into the cultural deep-end of the Cuban holiday will be the treat of a lifetime. Cuban cuisine unites the best of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine and offers a delicious prelude to a night of local music and nightlife.

Luxury Holidays to Cuba

Experience the bustling city streets warped by an American 50s aesthetic, or head out to the stunning beaches of this beautiful Caribbean island. Cuba truly encapsulates the city break and beach holiday in one tiny, tropical package.

Kenwood Travel have handpicked a collection of some of the most lavish beach resorts Cuba has to offer. Take your pick and soon enough you’ll be relaxing on beautiful beaches, sipping an ice-cold daiquiri and listening to some toe tapping rumba beats!

Then there’s Havana City, which offers comfort and refinement to the highest degree. Just imagine walking along the famous coastal stretch of the magnificent Malecon, take in the sights and see locals fishing whilst children splash around in the sea and the sun shines imperiously from a brilliant blue sky to enhance the gorgeous colours of this stunning city. You’ll hear an infectious salsa beat everywhere you go as the locals dance all day and night. On a holiday in Cuba, you can’t help but be happy!   

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Cuba

  • Endless white sandy beaches
  • Fantastic seafood
  • Super snorkelling & scuba diving
  • Great golfing in glorious conditions
  • Try a freshly made world famous Cuban cigar

Reasons to Holiday in Havana City

  • Walking along the magnificent 5 mile coastal stretch of the Malecon
  • Take a ride in one of the fantastic classic 1950s cars
  • Experience a revolution with a trip to the Plaza de la Revolución
  • Walk around the historical old town
  • A trip to the Havana Club rum distillery followed by the Cigar Museum!

Things to Do While on a Cuban Holiday

Firstly, lets look at Cuba’s beach holidays. The beaches are one of the main attractions of Cuba, with over 14 miles of glorious white sands and warm clear water it’s the perfect place for a spot of sunbathing. However, if you are after something a little more adventurous, fear not. With a host of water sports available on various parts of the beach you can choose from snorkelling and water-skiing, to pedalos and banana boats.

For those that like to scuba dive you are truly spoilt for choice with over 32 established dive sites to choose from, catering for beginners and advanced divers alike. You’ll experience the diversity of the Caribbean waters teeming with colourful exotic fish and beautiful tropical reefs. The best diving sites can be found on the smaller islands of Cayo Blanco

If you’re looking to get a great souvenir then experience the charm of the Varadero Market. This market is vast, selling everything you can imagine from trinkets and knick-knacks to leather goods and musical instruments. Enjoy the hustle and bustle and barter with the locals for a proper bargain!

Now onto Havana City and there really is an abundance of things to do and places to see here; it’s a city that’ll never bore you. A walk around the historical old town known as La Habana Vieja will enchant you, steeped in over 500 years of history you’ll encounter fortresses, cathedrals, museums of the revolution and the main touristic square of Plaza de Armas.

Beaches are not exclusive to Varadero. When in Havana, simply jump in one of the classic 1950s taxis aligning the streets and a 20-minute trip will take you to some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. The turquoise waters and white crystal sands of the Playas Del Este will leave you amazed.

The bars and nightlife in Cuba are second to none with so many to choose from with salsa beats, great cocktails and live music it really is hard to find a bad one. A trip to the famous La Floridita in the old town is a must and the perfect place to get your night started. A favourite haunt of Hemingway, and the very place where the first daiquiri was served, La Floridita offers an array of colourful cocktails. For a trusted classic cocktail simply choose the aptly named Papa Hemingway Daiquiri.
 
Everyone dances in Havana whether you are aged 5 or 95, so join in with the locals, put on your dancing shoes and let the beat take over your body as you dance the night away in one of the brilliant clubs or cabarets. You will find live bands playing the best in Cuban music at Casa de la Musica in Miramar or the brilliant open-air club of Tropicana.

Interesting Facts About Cuba

  • Area – 42,426 sq miles
  • Population – 11,241,000
  • Capital – Havana
  • Official Language – Spanish
  • Currency – Cuban Peso (CUP) and Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)
  • Time Zone – UTC-5 (UTC-4 in Summer)

Cuba Holidays 2014

Please avoid disappointment and book early for your 2014 holidays. With Kenwood Travel you’ll find bespoke luxury all inclusive holidays, weddings and honeymoons. We have over 35 years worth of experience and we’re here to help you find your perfect holiday

If you’re looking for a multi-centre Caribbean holiday with a difference, let Kenwood Travel take care of every little detail. You could start with a stay in one of Havana’s luxury hotels before moving on to one or more of the other Caribbean islands via a 5-star cruise or short-hop flight.

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Royal Hicacos Highly Recommended

Royal Hicacos

A luxury resort on arguably Cuba's most spectacular stretch of beach, Royal Hicacos is an adults-only resort designed that will whisk you and your partner away to blissful paradise.

Key features

  • Adults Only
  • All inclusive
  • Beachfront Location
  • Scuba Diving
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Paradisus Varadero Highly Recommended

Paradisus Varadero

Located on the spectacular Varadero Beach in Cuba the Paradisus Varadero provides guests with both wonderful service and enchanting sea views in an all inclusive luxury resort.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Fantastic Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • 2 Swimming Pools
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Parque Central Highly Recommended

Parque Central

With a rooftop pool and a massive rooftop terrace, this colonial-style hotel offers unsurpassed views of the incredibly beautiful city of Havana.

Key features

  • Great Location
  • Poolside Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Luxury Hotel
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Hotel Ambos Mundos

Hotel Ambos Mundos

This is where, in room 511, Ernest Hemingway wrote his famous novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. You, too can enjoy the hotel favoured by this extraordinary writer.

Key features

  • Great Location
  • City Views
  • 1 Restaurant
  • Rooftop Terrace
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Breezes Jibacoa

Breezes Jibacoa

Rural landscape, tropical atmosphere, and wonderfully azure waters surround this luxury resort. Great choice for both couples and singles.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Entertainment
  • Weddings
  • Watersports
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Breezes Varadero

Breezes Varadero

Enjoy Cuba's stunning natural beauty and life itself at this resort whose heart beats only in true Caribbean spirit.

Key features

  • Adults Only
  • All inclusive
  • Spa Facilities
  • Watersports
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Hotel Inglaterra

Hotel Inglaterra

The oldest hotel in Cuba, and one of its most classy ones. Be carried away by its nostalgic winds of beautiful times long gone - they may actually come back!

Key features

  • Games Room
  • City Views
  • Old Colonial Hotel
  • 1 Restaurant
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Hotel Nacional

Hotel Nacional

Original Art Deco hotel with fascinating views of Havana's Harbour, offering ambience that symbolises true Cuban identity.

Key features

  • Central Location
  • Entertainment
  • Old Colonial Hotel
  • 6 Bars
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Hotel Sevilla

Hotel Sevilla

Prime setting, years of experience and stunning interior design are some of Hotel Sevilla's stunning features. Experience history right here, right now.

Key features

  • Central Location
  • Gym
  • Entertainment
  • Rooftop Terrace
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Hotel Telegrafo

Hotel Telegrafo

Right in the heart of Habana Vieja, this charming hotel guarantees genuinely Cuban atmosphere and hospitality. Perfect for your Cuban adventure!

Key features

  • Great Location
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 1 Restaurant
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Melia Las Antillas

Melia Las Antillas

A beachfront resort in popular Varadero, Cuba, Melia Las Antillas is a fantastic all inclusive hotel with a vast array of amenities to choose from and excellent dining options.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Swim Up Bar
  • Beachfront Hotel
  • Weddings
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Melia Varadero

Melia Varadero

With its many fun games and programmes to keep your children busy, this hotel is perfect for family holidays.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Fantastic Beach
  • Gym
  • Entertainment
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Melia Peninsula Varadero

Melia Peninsula Varadero

For a truly active holiday in Cuba, engage in some of the many, many activities the Melia Peninsula Varadero resort has to offer: from watersports and tennis to boule and karaoke.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Family Friendly
  • Kids Pool
  • Fitness Centre
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Iberostar Varadero

Iberostar Varadero

Tranquility is what this hotel is known for in Varadero beach. Take advantage of this perfect Cuban escape destination.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Kids Club
  • Great Location
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Melia Cohiba

Melia Cohiba

A blissful 5-star hotel overlooking Havana's Malecon, Melia Cohiba is the luxury resort of choice when staying at the largest and most dynamic city in the Caribbean.

Key features

  • Central Location
  • Complimentary Transfers
  • Health Club
  • Night Club
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Melia Las Americas

Melia Las Americas

All-inclusive luxury hotel for adults only. Daily entertainment programmes and a vast range of activities are on offer.

Key features

  • Adults Only
  • All inclusive
  • Luxury Hotel
  • 6 Restaurants
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Paradisus Princesa del Mar

Paradisus Princesa del Mar

Set on a tiny peninsula and almost touching two different waters on either side, this hotel offers luxury accommodation, royal service, and true Cuban hospitality.

Key features

  • All inclusive
  • Fantastic Beach
  • Couples Only
  • 8 Restaurants
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