Cuba is an intriguing destination and a complete contrast to other Caribbean islands. It is an irresistible cocktail of colonial cities, wonderful beaches and scenery along with beautiful music, all stirred together with a dash of rum. Opinions are divided on the effect of Fidel Castro’s reign amid 40 years of US blockade and the collapse of the Soviet Union, however the country has begun a transformation since it opened its doors to global tourism in the 1990s. The country's heritage is in safe hands with the historic cities of Havana and Trinidad, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, undergoing painstaking restoration and preservation. Walking around them is like a trip back in time. Away from the cities, Cuba’s golden beaches and stunning scenery have been enticing visitors since Columbus visited in 1492.
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You’ll be transported to a time when Latin American cool provided the essential ingredient to every romantic flirtation.
Photos of Palacio de Marques de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
£1,049 per person
Hip List Member Extra Stay 3 nights and receive a complimentary dinner or lunch in Conde del Castillo Restaurant
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The frenetic salsa and sightseeing of fabulous Havana leaves many of us wanting a little Cuban beach life...
Photos of Paradisus Varadero Royal Service
£1,749 per person
Hip List Member Offer
All Inclusive of butler service , hydrothermal treatment, green fee, 30% spa discount, priority resevations, VIP minibar and guaranteed late check out
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Apart from the pool on the roof, which is a very sophisticated and welcome touch, they also must have one of the best located restaurants in the city with Old Havana stretching out below.
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£1,269 per person
Hip List Member Extra Room upgrade to Junior Suite, plus 1 complementary service in SPA (20 min Massage or 30 mins Spa Pool)
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