Cuba is a beautiful, unique Caribbean island strewn with white sandy beaches and tobacco fields.  Famous for its Cuban cigar and communist rule, Cuba has retained its own personality with an infectious pulse of salsa and its history of Spanish colonialism.

The capital, Havana is an enchanting city, mostly locked in the 1950’s during the era of the revolution, it is symbolised by the huge selection of American classic cars.  Havana is also famous for its associations with Ernest Hemmingway and his old haunts can still be visited today.  Old Havana is one of 9 world heritage sites in Cuba and is a must see, you can visit revolution square where Fidel Castro rallied his supporters against the US backed government and history was made, there is a large statue of Che Guevera in Old Havana as testament to their victory.

Cuba has the world’s second largest coral reef and the Eastern Province enjoys a number of fabulous beaches rewarding divers with a spectacular and thriving marine life.  Sailing around Cuba provides a fantastic way to see beautiful coral, beaches and enjoy some local culture – there are islands off the south coast called the Canarreos Archipelago where you will find miles of white sandy beaches, mangrove forests and plenty of fabulous views as well as the odd cocktail and a little local music.

Cuba is changing rapidly, with tourism growing quickly so it is worth seeing it now before it loses its charm.  Cuba is still relatively unspoiled and there are many tours you can do where you stay with local families and in local villages giving a sense of the real Cuba and hearing some of its fascinating history first hand.  It is steeped in literary and musical history which locals are naturally proud of.

You can fly direct to Cuba from the UK with a flying time of approximately 10 hours and Cuba is -5 hours on GMT. UK passport holders will need a visa (tourist card) to enter the country.  Hurricane season in Cuba is between June and November and the temperature normally averages around 29 degrees throughout the year.

You can visit Cuba in many different ways, be it purely for a beach holiday, twin centre, fully or partly escorted tour .  Here at Milford Travel we can match you with your trip to Cuba or anywhere else in the world!  Please give us a call on 01590 644899, email or pop into the shop on Milford High Street, we would love to help with your trip.