Get stranded in paradise
Cayo Levisa is the real Robinson Crusoe deal – a dreamy little Caribbean island 30 minutes by boat from Cuba’s northern coast. With just smallish complex of rustic wooden cabañas scattered across a perfect white beach, it’s all about the simple bare necessities, so lie back and let the sunshine do the rest. It isn’t 5-star luxury, but the setting is something else.
Opt for untamed beauty
Baracoa is Cuba’s most remote region, cut off from the rest of the island until 1964, when the highway was completed. In Baracoa, mystery lingers in the air and the landscape is untouched by tourism. The beaches are wind-swept, wild and fit to burst with romance. Beautifully abandoned, you’ll feel as though you have the Caribbean to yourself: it’s the perfect place for an authentic Cuba beach holiday.
A little luxury on the northern coast
OK, so perhaps they won’t give you a picture of the ‘real Cuba’, but if you fancy taking it easy for a few days at the end of your trip then the all-inclusive resorts of Cayo Santa Maria, Playa Pesquero and Varadero are places where you won’t have to lift a finger. The hotels may lack a little character, but they have everything you need and are situated on some of the best beaches you’ll find anywhere. In Varadero, you’ll also have the option to stay in a casa particular for a slightly more typical taste of Cuba.
Experience real Cuban coastal life
If you find the thought of an all-inclusive resort a bit of a turn-off, then maybe settling down in one of Cuba’s coastal villages is the solution for you. In La Boca and Boca de Camarioca you won’t find the postcard-perfect white sands of Varadero, but what you will have is a friendly, genuine atmosphere and a real insight in Cuban life….and don’t worry, they also have little beaches so you can still relax and have a dip in the sea!