Laid Back Cuba

Posted on: 26 March 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Home to everything from swinging nightlife to chilled out beaches, Cuba is the ideal place to spend your holiday.

Whatever you may think of Fidel Castro and Cuba's own brand of Communism, one of the unintentional positives to come out of nearly fifty years of Communism is that the country, despite being the largest in the Caribbean, has suffered least from the negative effects of tourism. From captivating Havanna, to the excellent beaches and hiking areas of the island's interior, Cuba is an excellent holiday destination. The country offers more than just a beach holiday, it's rich in culture, history and nature, with beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, caves, forts and two UNESCO biosphere reserves.

Captivating Cuba, the UK's number one Cuba holiday specialist, has launched two packages for couples and families to enable you to experience the exciting, thrilling atmosphere of this country - aye carumba!

If you are visiting Cuba it is important to make sure you have pesos, the local currency, or a credit card issued by a non-US bank as US dollars are no longer legal tender. Tipping is expected from Cuban tourist workers so feel free to give a small tip to those you feel deserve it. Don't give money to beggars on the street - this practice is illegal in Cuba so by doing this you could be sending someone to prison.

Superclubs Breezes Jibacoa: The four-star all-inclusive Superclubs Breezes Jibacoa is the perfect hotel for couples who want to have a quiet relaxing break. Located close to Havana and Matanzas city, this property is the perfect place from which to see the sights of the country. If you dread the thought of children disturbing your peace, you'll love the fact that no-one under the age of 14 can stay at the hotel. With a private 300 metre-long beach and a calm sea, you can just chill out in tranquility.

A nine-night stay at this resort begin from just £965 per adult, based on two sharing.

Sevilla Hotel & Coralia Club Playa De Oro: Staying first in the heart of Havana, visitors will enjoy being close to the action in the three-star plus Sevilla Hotel, located next to the beautiful Paseo del Prado. This property is Spanish Arab in style, with a beautifully elaborate façade and a roof garden restaurant.

After a three-night stay at this hotel, families can then enjoy ten-nights at the all-inclusive four-star Coralia Club Playa de Oro beachfront resort. Children can visit the dolphins in the adjacent Dolphinarium or play on Varadero beach. For the parents, the tropical gardens surrounding the hotel are ideal for romantic strolls and the nearby 18-hole golf course is perfect for a relaxing day out. There are also a variety of activities for adults, ranging from Salsa lessons to Cuban culture courses.

A 13-night break at the three-star plus Sevilla Hotel and Coralia Club Playa de Oro begin from just £1099 per adult and £659 for the first child, all in.

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