Your summer holiday starts in Havana, the Caribbean's "most vivacious city", according to Lonely Planet. The Melia Habana hotel is in the Miramar district, overlooking the sea and Old Havana is just 20-minute drive away. It has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is ranked number two out of 75 hotels in Havana. You'll then spend a week at the Melia Marina Varadero, which is in an ecological reserve, just 300 metres from the beach. There are eight restaurants serving Latin American, Italian, French and Asian food, as well as a beach grill and a top-floor lounge with panoramic sea views. Facilities include five swimming pools, a spa, a gym, a diving and watersports centre, and tennis courts. The package also includes the following exclusive extras for couples -- a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit in the room on arrival in Havana, and a romantic dinner for two in Varadero.
H Melia Habana Hotel
Hotel in Havana resort
H Melia Marina Varadero Hotel
Hotel in Varadero resort
Airport in Varadero city
£1059 per person
Your holidays include:
- Representation Services
Cuba, Figures and Facts
Humid and hot, Cuba has a climate that fits the character of its sultry and warm people. Its tropical climate means ever-present sunshine and humid heat all throughout the year, with the months of December to March seeing the lowest humidity levels and the mildest temperatures. The dry season typically runs from November to April while the steamier, wet season from May to October sees the most rainfall. July and August are the hottest months while January and February are usually the coolest.
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GMT -5 hours
Cuban Pesos (CUP)
Local laws & customs
Due to local customs and etiquette rules some countries observe a strict dress code. This is especially true for most Muslim countries. Please show respect for local customs and dress accordingly so as not to offend locals or attract unwanted attention.
Some countries also have strict custom laws on what items you can import and export. Always check with the local tourist board before travelling.
Be aware that prior to visiting some countries you may need to get specific immunisation against some diseases. Consult your local GP and check with the FCO website to find out if you will need any vaccinations before travelling. Also, to ensure your health is covered while you’re away it might be worth investing in some health insurance. In some countries this is a strict requirement.
Some countries require specific permits or visas to allow entry. Please ensure your passport is up to date in advance and check the FCO website for more detailed information.
Best time to travel
December to April
10% in bars, restaurants and taxis
To call Cuba from the UK dial 00
To call the UK from Cuba dial 11944 followed by your phone number
Electricity in Cuba is 110 volts / 60Hz. Most common socket / plugs are type A
Some hotels have 220 volts and type C sockets