A luxury yacht charter in Cuba offers a warm climate, a relaxed yet vibrant Latin-American culture and stunning beauty. Despite being less than 100 miles from the coast of Florida, Cuba is a world away.
Your charter will take in the most beautiful parts of this stunning island allowing you to explore both inland and on the shores. From stunning beaches and scenery to the colourful buildings and 1950s cars on the streets, you will fall in love with this charter destination.
No yacht charter in Cuba would be complete without exploring the surrounding seas. Avoid the tourist trap dive spots thanks to your experienced crew and explore under the waves in solitude. Prime diving spots include Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) Marine Reserve which is heavily regulated and pristine, Cayo Largo is ideal for rays, sharks and barracuda, and Cayo Coco is perfect for exploring an entire, pristine reef system.
Cuba’s southern coast benefits from largely calmer seas and is the ideal place to drop anchor and head ashore for some rest and relaxation. Islas de Mangles, Cayos Alacranes and Caya Grande all offer fantastic seclusion in beautiful surroundings on your Cuba yacht charter. Cayo Estopa is a particular highlight for snorkelling.
Like all the Caribbean, a luxury yacht charter in Cuba is to experience some of the best seafood on offer anywhere in the world. Whether it’s in the restaurants of vintage-postcard Havana, Varadero or Trinidad, the beachfront shacks that appear all over the country or cooked up on your charter yacht by talented onboard chefs, there’s great seafood everywhere.
Explore Colonial Havana’s historic city centre by a guided walking tour and take in the main squares, old fortresses and buildings built by the Spanish between the 16th and 19th centuries. Visit Cuba’s vibrant art scene at the Cuba Pavilion of the Fine Arts Museum dedicated entirely to Cuban art. Art lovers should visit Manuel Mendive’s gallery, one of Cuba’s best known and critically acclaimed artists whose paintings and sculptures have been exhibited around the world. Later, take dinner at Tropicana and enjoy the famous Tropicana Night Show.
Maria La Gorda
Enjoy a day relaxing and basking in the sun on the pristine white beaches of Maria La Gorda. You’ll have the opportunity to divest some of the best dive spots in Cuba and for those seeking something more active, there are hiking, caving and cycling options to enjoy.
Island de la Juventud
Visit the Punta Frances Diving Centre on Isla de la Juventud. Home to one of the world’s most significant diving areas with 56 designated diving zones. For non-divers, the area has a stunning coral reef for snorkelling amongst shoals of colourful marine life and there is also a restaurant and rustic ‘Ranchon’ bar near the beach. Nearby is also a beautiful beach surrounded by lush vegetation to relax or take a hike in the National Park to see local wildlife.
For the ultimate Caribbean paradise, look no further than Cayo Largo. Flanked by brilliant coral reefs, experience incredible snorkelling and diving around here - most notably amongst the reefs of Punta Frances. Protected from the sea currents, the seabed is varied and unspoiled with an abundance of underwater caves, valleys and steep, gorgonian-encrusted walls that will enchant. On dry land, check out the island’s native flamingos, iguanas and tiny Bee Hummingbirds before spending an unforgettable moonlit evening watching turtles nest on the beach.
Trinidad is a historical city, one of the first seven towns founded in Cuba by the Spanish with great historical heritage and beautifully well-conserved colonial houses. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the colonial-style town with neoclassical and baroque architecture, Visit the Romantic Museum, the church ‘Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad’ and the Valley of the Sugar Mills - ‘Valle de Los Ingenios’.
Cienfuegos is one of the most elegant and historic cities in Cuba and brimming with gorgeous neoclassical architecture. The beautiful port city has a wonderful harbour prized by pirates and colonisers alike for hundreds of years and since the 18th century, Cienfuegos has been guarded by the impressive Jagua Castle. There is a remarkable Gallic influence in the city making it a unique tourist hotspot - it even boasts an Arc of Triumph similar to the one in Paris.