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Jane AndersonLeading travel writer Jane Anderson


Our verdict:

Mojitos and fat Cohiba cigars at the ready! From the unique delights of Old Havana with its jazz clubs and historic hotels where the likes of Hemingway checked in, to the colonial town of Trinidad, a Unesco World Heritage Site, Cuba boasts fabulous beaches too.

Recommended tour operator: Best at Travel

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Best at Travel says

Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest island, is home to a rich and unique heritage as well as dreamy white sand beaches.

  • Adults-only hotels
  • Havana and beach combos
  • Unique experiences

So much more than a fly-and-flop destination, Cuba is all about diverse and authentic experiences – from vintage cars to beautiful landscapes such as Las Terrazas and the Vinales Valley – as well as the beaches of Varadero and the Cayos. Our expert team will tailor make your perfect trip and can pre-arrange activities such as a private walking tour of Old Havana, an old American car tour of Havana, salsa lessons and a mojito-making class.

Our top pick for honeymooners is the adults-only Royalton Hicacos. We rate it as the best quality all-inclusive hotel in Varadero and love the lagoon-style swimming pools and excellent spa.

Getaways don’t come much more romantic than the Paradisus hotels and each one offers an option to upgrade to the Royal Service which features exclusive amenities and concierge services.

The adults-only Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa, for example, costs from under £1,200 per person all-inclusive, and is on a prime stretch of beach close to Varadero.

Set in lush tropical gardens and adjacent to the beautiful Esmeralda Beach, the impressive Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa is also exclusively for adults, with scuba diving for certified divers and many other water sports included in the price.

For a dream escape, opt for Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, a sleek adults-only resort with the feel of a modern Caribbean beach house, located on a tiny offshore island. It’s the ideal place to chill out after a few days in Havana.

Round off your perfect Cuban honeymoon on the edge of Old Havana in a stylish hotel such as the iconic Hotel Saratoga or, topping them all, the truly luxurious Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski.

Incorporating all the Cuban essentials into 10 nights, bounce from energetic Havana to the colonial gem of Trinidad, and onwards to relax on the beautiful beaches of Varadero on this classic Cuba multi-centre honeymoon.

You can also opt for a fly-drive honeymoon, perfect if you like to be more independent.

Check out our Cuba and Mexico multi-country trip, which includes a private tour of Havana in a convertible American classic car, a trip to Tulum to see the incredible ancient Mayan architecture and a top notch beachfront retreat to finish off your perfect honeymoon.

Discover our full selection of honeymoons in Cuba.

See the best time to visit Cuba.

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