Is Cuba a good honeymoon destination?
  • Hello - thinking about destinations for our honeymoon. I have heard good reports about Cuba, and would be interested to hear if it is a suitable destination for honeymoon. What are the beaches like? Are there some really good quality boutique hotels? What is there to do, should we spend a couple of nights in Havana? I'd be interested to get suggested itineraries for two weeks or 10 days. Many thanks. J.
  • Very difficult to give an opinion when you don't say where you'll be flying from. Cuba is an easy/inexpensive destination from some countries, but not so from others.

    Cuba is does not have much of selection of boutique hotels, especially at beach destinations which are mostly all-inclusive resorts. Cuba's version of boutique hotels in Havana can be found here:

    Since you are asking for suggested itineraries does that mean you'll be travelling independently, or are you interested in the usual all-inclusive resort holiday with side trips?

  • Thanks for your advice and for that link Terry. We will be travelling to Cuba from London. Ideally we will travel independently as ideally we would prefer not to stay in a large all-inclusive. We are just in investigation stage right now but would like to book in the next six weeks for so. Honeymoon will start mid-May.
  • If you're an experienced traveller in developing countries and you've stayed in inexpensive hostels/hotels elsewhere and used local transport then Cuba will hold NO surprises. Travelling independently in Cuba is very easy.

    Cuba is no longer an exotic destination... there are loads of excellent guide books like Moon, Rough Guide, Lonely Planet, etc... there are several Internet forums/blogs (Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, etc.) that make it an easy place to research... the whole country is very safe and non-threatening... it has a very defined Gringo Trail with decent transport and accommodation options... tourist scams are simple and no big deal, almost to the point of being naively innocent (compared to most other developing countries)... if you're still nervous it's easy to have a local guide/resolver/travel agent give you a really nice comfort zone by setting you up with a semi-arranged itinerary so you're not completely on your own... etc.

    For a first time visitor a guide book is by FAR your most important (and cheapest/easiest) investment to start your research.

    Have fun.


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