4 experiences to elevate your Cuban vacation

Cuba has been a long-time favourite choice for travellers looking to escape to a tropical paradise full of beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal-clear, warm waters. Since Cuba is home to 400 kilometres of white-sand beaches and 330 days of sunny skies a year, it’s easy to see why this destination is so popular for relaxing escapes; but there much more to Cuba than just sun and sand.

If you’re looking to elevate your next vacation to Cuba, read on for just a few of the places and activities you should add to your list.

 Classic American car outside of the H10 Habana Panorama hotel
Explore 500 years of history in Havana

Havana, Cuba’s capital, is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. You can discover the rich history, cobblestone streets and colourful culture of Cuba with the Havana City Tour from Sunwing Experiences. History buffs can step back in time and explore the charming colonial buildings, baroque churches and historic bars, including Hemingway’s favourite watering hole, El Floridita. Vacationers can also tour the majestic monuments and main attractions of New Havana, where they’ll see statues of national heroes like Jose Marti and sweeping city plazas like the famous Revolution Square.

Where to stay: Guests that want to get the most out of their Havana vacation can choose to stay at H10 Habana Panorama, located in the Miramar district of Havana. This hotel is close to many of the city’s major attractions and only a short drive away from the historic city centre. The property features spacious rooms, a spa, sports facilities and more.

Wooden pier along beautiful stretch of Varadero Beach
Soak up the sun on the world-famous Varadero Beach

Home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Varadero is a haven for sun-seekers looking for a pristine, white-sand beach and turquoise, clear water. Vacationers can kick back and relax on the soft sandy shores or dive into the water and explore the underwater world hidden beneath the waves. Travellers can experience the best of what Varadero has to offer with the Sun Cruise Catamaran tour from Sunwing Experiences. Lounge on the deck of a comfortable catamaran with a cold drink from the on board open bar as you make your way to a dolphinarium in the middle of the ocean, a secluded cay with a white-sand beach and a colourful coral reef – perfect for snorkelling!

Where to stay: Guests can stay right on the white sands of Varadero Beach at Ocean Varadero El Patriarca. This resort offers guests of all ages something fun and exciting to do. Mini-vacationers can build sandcastles on the beach or make some new friends at the on-site kids club. Teens can cool off with resort-offered water sports while parents and couples can unwind at the Despacio Spa or hit the links at the nearby Varadero Golf Club with sweeping views of the beach and sparkling waters.

Comfortable cabana along swim-up bar featuring different varieties of rum
Get a taste of classic Cuban traditions

Cuba isn’t only famous for its incredible beaches – Cuban cigars and rum are widely regarded as some of the best in the world! With the Sugar, Cigar and Rum tour, get a taste of Cuba as you explore its rich history. Learn about the sugar industry, one of the pillars of Cuba’s economy, before indulging in a pairing of some of Cuba’s best cigars and rums.

Where to stay: Set on the white-sand shores of Cayo Santa Maria, Ocean Casa del Mar is a beautiful beachfront property where guests can expect convenient amenities and services. For more perks guests can upgrade to a Privilege room category and take advantage of inclusions like complimentary room service, private beach area, access to the exclusive Privilege Lounge and more!

Sun loungers beneath palapas on beautiful, sandy beach
Discover a different side of Cuba

Although Cuba’s coastline is lined with stunning beaches, there is more to discover on this beautiful island’s interior! Travellers can navigate the island’s tropical landscapes on the Jeep Safari Yumuri tour and discover the natural beauty most people miss! Snorkel through a colourful coral reef at Coral Beach, take a boat ride down the Canimar River and wander through the streets of Mantanzas, lined with pastel-coloured houses, before going on an off-road adventure through the Yumuri Valley, surrounded by lush jungle vegetation.

Where to stay: Vacationers that want to soak up all of Cuba’s beauty can stay at Ocean Vista Azul, ideal for any getaway, from fun-filled family vacations to romantic escapes for two. This all-inclusive property is situated on a cliff overlooking the sparkling ocean and white sands of Varadero Beach. When guests aren’t exploring their destination, they can lounge by the stunning infinity pool and grab a bite to eat from one of the five on-site restaurants serving up delicious dishes for all tastes.

Located in some of the most picturesque destinations across the Caribbean, Ocean Hotels promises vacationers stylish accommodations, luxurious amenities and services and endless entertainment options to suit travellers of all tastes.

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