Bespoke Cuban Holidays for the Discerning Traveller

Beaches of Cuba

Cuba is world-famous for its beaches and seaside resorts. Its coastline is blessed with countless talcum-white beaches with butter-soft sand and bowing coconut palms, gently lapped by the warm, crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Surrounding the island is one of the largest coral reefs in the world, perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Esencia can help you discover the best beaches in Cuba and the most enthralling water-based experiences the island has to offer by putting together a tailor-made Cuba beach holiday package.


One of our top beach choices is Playa Ancón, a precious ribbon of soft, white sand stretching nearly three miles and often described as the finest arc of sand on Cuba’s southern coastline. It’s guarded by the historic town of Trinidad, with its charming cobbled streets, sprawling colonial palaces and plazas and hot Latin American rhythms. Nearby is Casilda Bay, a hotspot for snorkelers and divers.


One of the best beach resorts in Cuba is Varadero, with its warm cerulean waters, swaying palms and more than 20 kilometres of shimmering white sand. Here you can find an abundance of watersports opportunities and dine at Al Capone’s house, a cute cottage that sits on Varadero’s longest strip of sand.


Those in search of respite can sail to the tip of Cayo Jutías to mingle with colonies of giant orange starfish, or soak up the Caribbean sun on its three-kilometre blanket of mangrove-dappled sand. Then there’s the many beautiful islets sprinkled along Cuba’s northern coastline, such as Cayo Coco. Known for its resort hotels and long beaches, Cayo Coco was a hideout for buccaneers in the early colonial period and is famous for the large flocks of pink flamingos that live in its shallow waters. You could also hop on a catamaran to the idyllic and sparsely populated Cayo Media Luna for a pleasantly secluded sunbathe, snorkel and seafood lunch.


And if you’re looking for something a little different from Cuba’s white sand beaches, the pretty village of Baracoa is home to unusually dark and velvety sands, guarded by mangroves and verdant jungle.


These are a mere fraction of the beach resorts in Cuba that await you. And whatever you’re into — sunbathing, watersports or snorkelling in coral-rich seas — Esencia Experiences will create the best beach holiday in Cuba you’ll ever have.

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