Cuba is located in the Caribbean and is made up of one large island and around 1500 smaller islands also. It's the perfect destination for couples, with many people travelling to Cuba to get married or spend their honeymoon. Families can also be found holidaying in Cuba, as well as small groups of friends looking for luxurious, relaxing getaways. Cuba is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, with white sands and turquoise waters. It's the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. The majority of hotels in Cuba are on an all-inclusive board basis, offering around 3-5-stars, giving you the chance to stay in luxury. This is with both hotels, villas and apartments. There are also a number of 17th century buildings in cities such as Havana and Trinidad, where you can find older style accommodation.
Holidays in Cuba allow you to take in the picturesque setting with the brilliant beaches and unspoilt buildings. Scuba diving and snorkelling are incredibly popular all over Cuba, with a wide range of marine life, reefs and ship wrecks to be seen. Diving is very safe as there are no strong currents in Cuba and mild tides. You can hire all of the relevant equipment and receive full instruction if you need it. There are plenty of historical buildings for you to explore including a tobacco factory. Here you can try rolling Cuban cigars. There are many scenic walking tours for you to enjoy where you will be shown the Museum of Revolution, Havana Cathedral and Art Galleries. There is a lot of architecture in some areas of Cuba and brilliant landscapes. Climbing and hiking up some of the mountains is a popular activity and the views that you get are brilliant. Sierra Maestra is where you will find the highest mountain in Cuba, Pico Turquino.
Cuba has some fantastic restaurants that are well known for the range of cuisines that they offer. You will find Italian, Caribbean and other European cuisines available. Many of the hotels have fantastic choices on their menus as do the restaurants. If you are looking to drink and dance the night away then head to Tropicana or Parisien Cabaret where you will find a lot on offer. Shopping varies throughout Cuba. You will find clothing, jewellery, perfumeries, and souvenirs available in many areas. It is important to tip at meals if you think it is sufficient. You can use travellers cheques and some credit cards in Cuba and all money can be exchanged in banks and at bureau de change.
Cuba has an annual average temperature of 25°C but this can go up to 30°C in peak months. Cuba is a brilliant destination to visit all year round. In the winter months, the temperature rarely drops below 18°C and you have around 10 hours of sunshine a day which increases to around 13 hours in the summer months. Rainfall is mostly in the summer and autumn months, however it can rain at any time throughout the year. Hurricane season is between August and October so it is important to be careful when booking for a holiday at that time of year. November to April is the dry season and this is when most weddings take place. Most hotels and restaurants are air-conditioned and there is a cooling breeze by the sea.