Located just 90 miles from the southernmost point in the U.S. (Key West, by the way), Cuba is a vibrant collection of food, culture, and some pretty amazing beaches. And since some travel restrictions from the United States to Cuba are still in place, the best way to get there is via private jet.
Start packing and use our mini travel guide to make the most of your trip.
Where to Stay in Cuba
Havana is an obvious go-to destination, and finding superior accommodations here is simple. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is a stately palatial place that is among the most enviable lodging. If you’re looking for a central location, Hotel Saratoga offers a beautiful balance of luxury and proximity to the city’s best sights and restaurants.
Melia Cohiba and Melia Habana both offer one of the best values in hotels, striking the right chord of on-site cuisine, pools, spas, ocean views, and even a cigar shop.
Things to See and Do
Cuba’s rich history and culture ensure there’s never a dull moment. Whether you prefer to indulge in watersports or want to discover the heart and soul of Havana, you’ll want to add these to your must-do list:
Explore Old Havana
Not visiting Old Havana would be like skipping the Eiffel Tower on a visit to Paris or the White House on a trip to Washington, DC. This is the beating heart of the city’s culture and has been well preserved to show its history through architecture and its iconic cobblestone plazas.
Shop in the Plaza Vieja
Touted as Old Havana’s main square, the Plaza Vieja is home to brightly colored cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and a camera obscura. The locale dates back to 1559 and perfectly embodies the unique characteristics of Cuban culture.
Tour a Cigar Factory
It’s just not a trip to Cuba without paying homage to one of the country’s most iconic products: cigars. Cuba claims the distinction of being the first to make cigars, and they offer behind the scenes looks at what goes into the process.
Sunbathe in Varadero
The pristine white beaches of Varadero are a fan favorite for tourists. These beaches are the cleanest in the country and are perfect for doing absolutely nothing.
Best Time of Year to Visit Cuba
Cuba is a snowbird’s escape, with January and February being the best time of year to visit. Though temperatures are usually warm year round, winter is considered the country’s dry season and offers the best conditions for sunbathing and sightseeing. The country doesn’t receive much or any impact from hurricanes, but May through October tends to see high precipitation. If you’re craving excitement, consider planning your trip in August during the annual Carnival celebration, the biggest and most vibrant festival in the country.
Whether you’re planning to attend Carnival or simply want to escape the winter cold, Access Jet Group is here for you. We can help you arrange a private jet charter to Cuba or hundreds of other destinations around the world, many of which can be booked on short notice. Contact our team today for pricing and availability.