Luxury travel hotspot: Cuba
Seeing Cuba before the communist island nation is transformed by the imminent influx of tourists presents a special problem for luxury travellers: there are limited high-end hotels. Katie Milton tells you how to visit Cuba now in style.
By Katie Milton | Published #69, Autumn 2017
Relaxed travel and trade restrictions between Cuba and the United States over the past two years have resulted in fervent interest in the previously isolated Caribbean island. While the main beneficiaries of the agreement have been American travellers, the launch of regularly scheduled commercial flights between the two countries is a reward reaped by all international tourists looking to tick Cuba off their bucket list.
Weather to go
Cuba is relatively warm all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C in winter and 31°C in summer, meaning that visitors can enjoy lovely weather no matter when they choose to visit Cuba. If you're looking to avoid rain, try not to travel in June as it has the highest average rainfall of 80mm. If you enjoy swimming, plan a trip in August when the average sea temperate is a comfortable 30°C.