In an amazing balancing act, Cuba is at once poor and broken, and rich and thriving. From the beat of the music echoing through towns and villages to the hustle of Havana’s glorious, crumbling streets.
Cuba is among the most exciting islands in the caribbean. Whereas other islands have one or two major attractions: the beach, say, and perhaps one or two historic monuments.
Cuba has just about everything you could imagine.
There are dramatic mountainous landscapes, wild and unspoilt valleys, sweeping vistas of sugar cane, tobacco plantations glowing emerald green against the vermilion earth of the fields, seven exquisite cities dating from the mid-fifteenth century, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and above all, Cuba’s greatest asset: her people. They are welcoming, enthusiastic, polite and a lot of fun - and that’s putting it mildly.
Best time to visit
November to May to avoid the heat and hurricanes
• Walking along Havana’s Malecón on a warm night
• Pretending you can salsa in a nightclub
• Taking a photo of a ‘50s Cadillac on your first day
• Speaking Spanish to the locals – even if you can’t.
• Taking in a baseball game in Cuba’s Major League
• Smoking a cigar – just because!
• Drinking mojitos – just because!
Food and drink
Something home-cooked, especially an ajiaco stew, featuring potatoes, meat, plantains, corn, old beer and anything else lying around.
A minty sweet rum mojito as the sun goes down
TV soap operas are the biggest show in town.
Cubans drive how they want and where they want. It seems chaotic at first but it has a rhythm.
Special Deals to Cuba
Melia Jardines del Rey, Beachfront location
What's included in the all Inclusive package?
Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner; five à la carte restaurants (dinner only, reservations required); snacks served 24 hours; ice cream parlour open in the afternoons.
An unlimited amount of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks (including some international branded and cocktails) served 24 hours; minibar re-stocked daily with soft drinks and beer
◾Activities usually include aerobics, badminton, basketball, canoes, darts, football, pedaloes, French bowls, pool table, sailing, tennis, volleyball, and waterpolo◾
Frequent daytime activities and evening entertainment usually includes live music, theme nights, shows and pool and beach games◾
Gym and keep fit
Facilities and activities shown above are subject to change. Any facilities and activities that are not part of your All Inclusive package may incur an extra charge.
Right on Flamenco Beach on the east coast; 20km from Moron
◾Four outdoor swimming pools
◾Sun terrace with sunloungers and parasols
◾Five à la carte restaurants including Seafood, Mediterranean, Cuban, Oriental and International
◾Ice cream parlour
◾Main buffet restaurant
◾Two grill restaurants for lunch or snacks
◾Six bars inclusing lobby bar, two pool bars and beach bar
◾Gym and spa at Tourist village next to the hotel
◾Wi-Fi (selected areas)
◾Entertainment including live music, shows and theme nights
◾For children: Hotel-run kids' club (4-8yrs), Kids' pool, play area
◾Planned visits by our local reps at least twice per week
Classic rooms (up to three adults ot two adults and two children) are located in three-story bungalows and have king-size or twin beds, television, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, iron, ironing board, safety deposit box, hairdryer, and balcony with views of the gardens or pool.
Classic rooms with sea view, Grand suites with lounge area, armchairs and dining table for four. Family adjacent Rooms offering two rooms next door to each other (not interconnecting), exclusively for two adults and two or three children.
From £669 per person sharing