Caribbean Honeymoon Cuba

9 Unique Reasons To Whisk Off To Cuba Honeymoon Resorts By An Expert (2024)

The second most important romantic happening of a lifetime, right behind that of an unforgettable wedding ceremony, is probably to create the perfect honeymoon. Or Luna de Miel, as they say in Spanish (I love that phrase). What about choosing incredible Cuba honeymoon resorts for your most important holiday?

As an avid Cuba traveler for five years, I consider myself an expert, and I will argue that Cuba is a truly unique destination for a honeymoon.

The island has so much to offer couples looking for adventure, relaxation, pampering, and, of course, romance.

If you know little of Cuba or don’t know why you should choose this enigmatic island for your honeymoon, keep on reading, and you will find out if it is for you.

Affiliate disclosure: I only recommend tours, services and purchases I know and love on this website.

Heavenly Honeymoon In Cuba!

A beautiful white sandy beach in Varadero Cuba where you can have a ceremony in this elegant white cabin with white curtains amidst the tall palm trees, with only sea and sand on the horizon.
Give your vows in this perfect spot in Varadero

If you’re looking for a romantic, adventurous, and one-of-a-kind honeymoon destination, Cuba should definitely be on your list for a perfect honeymoon. Still a bit “off the beaten track” as a destination, I will show you why Cuba is a strong contestant for an amazing Luna de Miel.

The mix of paradisiacal beaches, rich culture, beautiful architecture, history, delicious food, nature experiences, and vibrant nightlife makes it possible to design an incredible honeymoon for the two of you.

Here are 10 reasons why you should book a Cuba honeymoon resort for your special romantic getaway.

10 Reasons To Honeymoon In Cuba

1. There Are Perfect Honeymoon-Beaches in Cuba

The water almost touches the sun beds on the white sandy beach of Playa Pilar in Cayo Coco, Cuba, with palm trees, sky and sea around you.
Playa Pilar in Cayo Coco

If perfect beaches are important to you both (or at least one of you), you’ll be ecstatic to know that there are an infinite number of great beaches in Cuba to choose from in Cuba.

Varadero Beach on the Hicacos Peninsula, a tiny string of white sands and palms stretching off the main island of Cuba, was voted the second most beautiful beach in the world on TripAdvisor 2019.

The all-inclusive resorts of Varadero have stunning beaches connected to the hotel property, with on-the-beach service and close to amazing pools, spas, and restaurants.

Studio suite in Varadero

Cayo Santa Maria, one of the Cuban Keys off the northern shores of Cuba, is a whole little island dedicated to pampering all-inclusive resorts.

Cayo Coco (and the smaller Cayo Guillermo) is also along the northern shores, a little further to the east towards Camaquey.

The Cubna Keys are for anyone who wants only tropical beaches, pools, and snorkeling, as it is located far from most other things.

Cayo Santa Maria

Playa Giron, which is located in Bahia de Cochinos, is more commonly known as the Bay of Pigs. This beach is known for its dramatic history and dramatic cliffs, and it’s a great place to go diving and fishing.

Playa Ancon is another beautiful beach situated just 15 minutes outside the unique colonial city of Trinidad, the best-kept colonial city in Cuba.

You can stay at one of the beach resorts along the southern shores or in the historic center of Trinidad and take day trips from the charming cobblestoned streets.

Cayo Largo del Sur is perfect if you are looking for a quieter beach area; this is a small islet outside the south of Cuba’s main island. Particularly known for its secluded beaches, Cayo Largo del Sur is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Cuba (and each other).

Lastly, Playas del Este, a string of white sandy beaches right outside Havana, is also beautiful if you prefer to have the city close, and the beach within reach.

Playas del Este are just 25 minutes from the capital city center, so if you want a vibrant metropolis at night and Caribbean beaches during the day, making Havana your base might be your perfect option.

2. Delicious Dining On Honeymoon in Cuba

Cayo Santa Maria resort

Cuba is an ideal destination for honeymooners looking for a unique and romantic dining experience, despite the island’s dodgy reputation for the opposite.

Cuba offers a variety of experiences that are perfect for newlyweds, including a wide variety of dining options in Havana!

Great Dining In Havana

Starting with Havana, for a romantic dinner, you should head to La Guardia in Central Havana.

This paladar (private restaurant) is located in an old mansion. There is beautiful outdoor terrace seating and elegant indoor seating, and the food and service are simply exquisite.

Also in Central Havana is San Cristobal, with a striking interior, unique art pieces everywhere, eclectic and colorful style, and superb service and food. This is where President Obama had dinner when he visited Cuba during his tenure, so it is definitely up to par.

Rooftop dining at La Guarida in Central Havana
Rooftop dining at La Guarida in Central Havana

For something a little more casual, El Floridita is a good choice. The Floridita is famous for its frozen daiquiris, and if you grab a sea in the bar, you can find yourself next to a full-size bronze statue of Hemingway himself.

Or head to El Canonazo across the bay from Old Havana for a sunset rum tasting after visiting El Morro or La Cabana fortresses.

This bar offers a variety of rum tastings as well as cigars and live music. It’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your honeymoon.

A uniguqe and exquisite chambre separee in San Cristobal paladar in Hacana. With deep red  chairs, golden table cloth reaching the floor, hundreds of vintage photos on the walls, high ceilings and elegant tall double doors, this is an environment for an unforgettable night.
Chambra Separee in San Cristobal Paladar Havana

In Central Havana, the super ambiance at Paladar Mischifu is another amazing food venture, as well as the elegant Paladar San Cristobal, where President Obama came for dinner during his famous Cuba visit during his tenure!

Amazing Restaurants in Trinidad

Charming restaurant in Trinidad Cuba
Charming restaurant in Trinidad

Paladar La Botija in Trinidad has a great location in the historic city and a super charming ambiance. Interesting decorations, live music, and great service add to the experience with really tasty (and generous) portions.

Restaurante San Jose is another great choice with top ratings, with a large menu, large portions, super tasty food, live music, and great service.

Vista Gourmet in Trinidad also has wonderful reviews, highlighting delicious food, good service, and a fantastic atmosphere and live music. Be seated on a rooftop with stunning views of Trinidad.

Amazing Restaurants in Vinales Valley

Testing Cuban cigars in Vinales Valley
Testing Cuban cigars in Vinales Valley

3J Bar Tapas in Vinales gets really great reviews and has even been called the best restaurant and bar in Viñales.

Delicious food (try the yucca on the tapas menu), great service, and super tasty cocktails.

Finca Agroecologica el Paraiso in Vinales Valley gets standing ovations for its magnificent views (it is a bit of a drive outside the city) and mostly high reviews for its food as well.

This is a completely organic farm, featured in the LA Times at one point. The menu is based on local organic produce, and staff will encourage you to add vitamin R to your diet here (rum)!

Resort Dining in Cuba

Outside of Havana, many of the really high-end resorts in Varadero and the Cuban Keys offer high-standard a la carte dinner options that really offer great food experiences.

My overall favorite so far, and one that will be amazing for honeymooners, is the small but super elegant Melia Buenavista in Cayo Santa Maria (where you get your own butler!).

It is a small, intimate “boutique resort,” if there is such a thing. It has a beautiful pool area and several secluded paradisiacal beaches.

Make sure you go to Sunset Beach for sunset. There, a butler will serve champagne while you listen to a violin as the sun slowly dips into the ocean.

Then, head to one of the two restaurants for dinner. Yes, there are only two – but both are incredible.

The butler has been at work in my suite in Cayo Santa Maria, making a rose-strewn bubble bath, with a bottle of red wine, and a ham and cheese platter on the side.
Butler has been at work

3. Luscious Cuba Spa Experiences For Honeymooners

If you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate on your honeymoon and also have unique experiences you can not get anywhere else, Cuba is the perfect destination.

The island nation is home to a variety of spas that offer a range of treatments and services, mostly in divine resorts or day spas in the best hotels in Havana!

One of the most popular spas in Cuba is the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which is located in Havana. The hotel’s spa features a number of different treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps.

Rooftop terrace at the Manzana Kempinski hotel in Havana at night
Manzana Kempinski rooftop pool

Other amazing Havana hotels that offer spa services (and gyms, and more) are the Iberostar Grand Packard and Hotel Paseo de Prado, along the venerable Prado Avenue, steps from the Malecon boardwalk.

Also, along the Malecon just outside Vedado, you find the recently opened Hotel Grand Aston La Habana, with a stunning terrace, pool, spa, and bar with amazing ocean views.

Another popular option is the Spa Natura at the Iberostar Playa Alameda Resort in Varadero. This spa offers a wide range of treatments, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and reflexology!

In Varadero, these resorts have great spa options:

  • Royalton Princesa del Mar
  • Melia Paradisus
  • Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa
Iberostar Selection Varadero pool area

Varadero, Cayo Santa Maria, and Cayo Coco are destinations with the best spa resorts outside of Havana, including pampering amenities like gyms, etc.

They are all close to the Jardin del Rey archipelago on the northern shores.

4. Amazing Destinations On Your Honeymoon In Cuba!

Visit Havana

Havana is the remarkable capital of Cuba on the island’s northern shore and its largest city, with a population of over 2 million people.

The city is filled with colonial history, culture, architecture, museums, restaurants, and nightlife, making it a must-see for any traveler to Cuba!

There are a number of things to see and do in Havana, including visiting the Old City, taking a tour of the Cuban Revolution Museum, and taking a classic car tour across the city (it is an amazing way to see the whole of Havana).

Remember to bring sunscreen and a head scarf for the ride, and afterward, enjoy the views from one of the many rooftop bars in the city.

Plaza Vieja, the old square in Old Havana around sunset, the square is full of people exploring surrounded by beautiful light colonial beige stone buildings with thousands of elegant details and ornaments.
Plaza Vieja in Old Havana

Explore Viñales Valley

Viñales Valley is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-protected site located in western Cuba.

The valley is known for its lush vegetation, tobacco plantations (see how they make Cuban cigars and try one!), and rocky mountains called mogotes.

Even though it is a small city and valley, there are lots of things to do in Viñales, including hiking, horseback riding, and visiting the many caves and waterfalls.

You can get here by joining an organized tour, taking the Viazul bus by yourself ($9, about 3,5 hours), or getting a taxi privado to take you from doorstep to doorstep (your hotel can help you with that).

The green valley of Vinales west of Havana, with vast plains, trees, fields, and the famous mogote hills
Vinales Valley west of Havana

Take a scenic drive through Viñales National Park

Viñales National Park is also known for its picturesque scenery, and the national park features amazing experiences, including hiking, biking, and bird-watching.

You can also enjoy the views from one of the many lookout points along the way.

Jardines de la Reina

Jardines de la Reina is an archipelago and coral reef located off the southern coast of Cuba. The area is known for its pristine, healthy coral reefs, crystal clear waters, and abundant marine life. Come here to go snorkeling, diving, fishing, and kayaking.

You can do tours to the Jardin de la Reina from Cienfuegos and Trinidad, both amazing destinations in Cuba that also have a lot to offer on shore!

Stroll the old city streets of the colonial city of Trinidad

Trinidad is a colonial city located on the southern shores of central Cuba. The city is known for its incredibly well-preserved colonial architecture, vibrant colors, and lively atmosphere.

There are a number of things to see and do in Trinidad, including visiting the Plaza Mayor and walking the old city, taking a tour of the Museum of Colonial Architecture, or enjoying the views from the top of the old bell tower.

Plaza de la Musica in Trinidad at night, lots of people in the outdoor seating, and a band playing latin music
Casa de la Musica in Trinidad

Outside the city itself, you can also explore amazing natural parks with freshwater pools, go horseback riding or hiking, or spend a day at the amazing Ancon beach, 15 minutes from the city center.

5. Vibing Night Clubs (Some Open Until 6 AM)!

There are plenty of nightclubs to check out in Cuba, and some of them open just before midnight and stay open until 6 a.m.! Here are some of the most popular ones.

Havana.

La Fabrica del Arte Cubano in Havana: This “multi-purpose” club is located in an old factory and is known for its eclectic atmosphere.

There is live music ranging from jazz to rock, an outside seating area, and art exhibitions, and there is also a dance floor if you feel like getting your groove on.

Don’t arrive too late (after 11 pm), as there will be long lines, and the club might be full.

La Fabrica del Arte Cubano in Havana, a sculpture in the exhibition that looks like fluffy bronze, made without the shoulders and the head..
Fabrika del Arte Cubano

Casa de la Musica, which is an institution in Cuba (all cities have their casa de la musical) is a place to consider spending a night!

In Havana, you have a casa de la musical in Calle Galiano in Central Havana and in Miramar. Check what’s on for the night, concerts or live music, and decide if you want to visit!

Turquino Club: The Turquino Club is located in the Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, and it offers a more upscale nightlife experience.

The club opens late (like 11 pm) and often has cabarets on the stage menu. If you’re looking to dress up and enjoy a night of live music and dancing, this is the place!

Bar LM in Miramar, Havana, is a very Cuban club, although some tourists find their way here. This place is a Cuban glam club, where you can book VIP tables on the second floor, buy ofertas (a bottle of rum and a can of soda).

A food menu is available through the night, and there is a lot of reggeaton and twerking going on!

La Cueva in Trinidad is a nightclub located deep underground in a natural cave.

This place is truly unique, whether you are a nightclubber or not, just for the experience of walking down the hundreds of steps into the center of the earth and dancing beneath the stalactites into the morning.

Seated on a patio inside the La Cueva night club in Trinidad, inside a natural huge cave below ground
La Cueva in Trinidad

Calle 62 in Varadero is a nightclub that underwent a total makeover during the pandemic and received great feedback from many guests from 2021 onwards!

The pina colada is to die for, the music engaging, and a fun place to spend the evening!

Tropicana Show in Santiago de Cuba is a classic cabaret show. If you like big, colorful costumes and the grandiose vibe of the 20s, this might be the night for you!

Here you can spend the evening, buy a ticket with a meal and a bottle of rum (!), and end the night dancing on the stage or in the conga line!

Reviews for the Tropicana are varied, FYI, mainly the quality of the meal seems to differ. Yet, if you enjoy the cabaret ambiance, you might love this!

6. Lots Of Organized Tours Take Stress Away From Planning

As Cuba is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, there are a variety of different types of tours available.

Whether you’re interested in exploring the island’s history and culture on your honeymoon, going on adventures, or simply relaxing and enjoying each other on the beach, there’s a tour that’s perfect for you.

View of the Morro lighthouse on the other side of the Havana bay, taken from the venerable Prado Avenue on a bright sunny summer day
El Morro seen from the Prado Avenue

One of the most popular types of tours in Cuba is a city tour of Havana.

The short and simple version of a city tour is a historic walking tour of Old Havana, or taking a Classic Car Tour to get an impression of the wider Havana city and several of the city districts like the Vedado, Miramar, and Playa.

City tours will show you important landmarks such as the Plaza de la Revolución, el Bosque de la Havana (the Havana forest), and the Gran Teatro de La Habana.

Classic car tours are also available in other destinations, such as Varadero, Trinidad (to the beach), and Santiago de Cuba (to the Morro Castle).

If you prefer to have a base camp, either in Varadero, the Keys, or in buzzing Havana, you can opt to do day trips or multi-day trips from your Cuba accommodation base.

If you’re looking for a more active honeymoon, there is also a variety of adventure tours available in Cuba that the two of you might enjoy together!

These tours often involve activities such as hiking, biking, and zip-lining and provide visitors with a chance to see some of the island’s most beautiful scenery.

Adventure tours typically take place in Cuban national parks such as Topes de Collantes outside Trinidad and Viñales Valley west of Havana.

No matter what your interests are, there’s a tour in Cuba that’s perfect for you. You can check out the widgets below to see what is available.

7. Infinite Views From Havana Rooftop Terraces

One of the best things about Havana (in my opinion) is the abundance of rooftop terraces.

Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a sunset cocktail or simply want to take in the incredible views, there’s a terrace for everyone. Here are just a few of my favorites:

El Mirador at Hotel Nacional de Cuba: This iconic hotel is home to one of the most popular rooftop terraces in Havana.

From here, you can enjoy sweeping views of the city and the harbor. There’s also a pool in the garden if you’re looking to take a dip, but then you have to reserve a pasa dia, a day pass if you are not a guest!

Hotel Manzana Kempinski has an incredible rooftop terrace with a restaurant, a lounge area, and a pool, with unsurpassed city views high above the noise of the streets.

On the top floor here, there is also a day spa and a gym, if you want to make a pampering full day of it.

An airy lunch at the Manzana Kempinski rooftop terrace in Havana, tuna salad, a glass of white wine, lounge furniture, and a peak of the city in the background
Lunch at the Manzana terrace in Havana

La Terraza at FOCSA Building: Another great spot for sweeping city views, La Terraza is located on the top floor of the FOCSA Building.

This Art Deco landmark also has a bar and restaurant, making it the perfect place to relax with a drink after a long day of exploring Havana.

In the same building as the wonderful Paladar La Guarida in Central Havana, there is also a rooftop bar on the other side where you don’t need to reserve a table for the bar area.

Just grab a bicycle taxi to take you here and walk the steps all the way up, and you will be rewarded with airy views and tasty cocktails!

Night at the La Guarida rooftop bar in Havana, people seated with a drink in the sparingly lit terrace with incredible views of Havana outside the fence
La Guarida rooftop bar in Havana

For something a little more intimate, check out El Patio at the Hotel Inglaterra. This historic hotel offers stunning views of Parque Central and the surrounding area with the National Theater, the Capitolio, and Avenida Prado.

Lastly, Malecon 366 is a small hotel along the Havana boardwalk. It offers some of the best happy-hour ambiance in Havana, with stunning views, cocktails, a food menu, great ambiance, music, and even a jacuzzi.

So, whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a cocktail or simply want to take in the incredible views, there’s a Havana rooftop terrace for everyone.

8. Honeymoon In Cuba Gives Spectacular Nature Experiences

The Sierra Maestra Mountains outside Santiago de Cuba, a vast view of infinite green mountains and hills.
Sierra Maestra in eastern Cuba

Cuba is home to some of the most stunning natural parks in the world. From the lush green mountains of Sierra Maestra to the crystal-clear waters of Cayo Largo, there is something for any honeymooners to enjoy.

Here are just a few of the natural parks that you can find in Cuba:

Sierra Maestra National Park: This park is located in the eastern part of Cuba, close to Santiago de Cuba, and is known for its beautiful scenery. The park is home to a variety of plant and animal species, as well as the hidden command post of Fidel Castro in the 1950ies!

Cayo Largo: This national park is located on an island off the coast of Cuba. It is known for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. The park covers an area of ​​ about 3,000 hectares and is home to a variety of plant and animal species.

Cienaga de Zapata: This national park is located in the central part of Cuba. It is known for its wetlands and is home to a variety of plant and animal species. The park covers an area of ​​ about 4,000 hectares.

These are just a few of the natural parks that you can find in Cuba. So, if you are looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors, be sure to check out one of these!

9. Cuba Honeymoon Packages

UK-based company Best At Travel offers complete honeymoon packages to Cuba if you have enough to plan already and want to leave the honeymoon planning in the hands of professionals.

They have great reviews and will make sure your honeymoon in Cuba is as perfect as you dreamed about.

Amazing Cuba Honeymoon Resorts

Cubans love their colors but has still maintained an airy atmosphere

Adult-Only Paradisiacal Cuban Resorts

Adults-only resorts in Cuba are the perfect place to let loose and enjoy some adult-only fun in the sun.

With plenty of activities to keep you busy and plenty of opportunities to relax, these resorts offer the best of both worlds.

Great Havana Honeymoon Hotel Options

Grand Aston hotel pool area in Havana

Although there are no adult-only hotels in Havana, there are still several great options. Iberostar has 27 beautiful hotels and resorts across Cuba, of which three are in Havana.

Iberostar Grand Packard along the Paseo del Prado is modern and stunning, and the Iberostar Parque Central is situated in between Old and Central Havana and puts you right in the center of everything!

Lastly, the Havana Riviera by Iberostar is located along the Malecon (4 stars), a historic building with amazing views, great amenities, and more.

The exquisite Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel, located in Vedado, is a member of Small Luxury Hotels Of The World.

Here, you lack for absolutely nothing: continental breakfast every day, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace.

Treat yourself to a Swedish massage or other spa services. The onsite restaurant, Electico, serves dishes from Italian cuisine. There is in-room Wi-Fi, and there is even an art gallery and a coffee shop/cafe on site.

The Royalton in Havana previously Paseo del Prado

You can also choose a casa particular option in Havana if you like, there are a lot of amazing mansions that you can rent.

Some have staff, a bar, pools, a jacuzzi, and anything you could wish for on your honeymoon (or a wedding trip if that is what you are looking for).

Check out the Malecon Penthouse, or Ocean View in Havana for urban apartment options. There are also villas and mansions available on Airbnb, like Villa Havana or VIP Le Blanc!

Magic Adult-Only Cuba Honeymoon Resorts Outside Havana

The elegant foyer at the Iberostar adults only hotel in Trinidad. White marble-tiled floors, green plants, white archways, and happy and friendly staff.
The foyer at the Iberostar in Trinidad

The recommended hotel in Trinidad, Cuba, is the Iberostar Heritage Grand Trinidad, which is a nice adults-only option.

If you want to spend some time in the unique colonial city of Trinidad but still want the luxury and pampering you “need” on a honeymoon, you might like the Iberostar.

Varadero has a variety of wonderful all-inclusive resorts perfect for honeymooners.

Iberostar Playa Alameda is an adults-only hotel with direct beach access and an activity program that includes cocktail-making classes and chill-out evenings.

Melia Las Dunas in Cayo Santa Maria

Other adult-only options in Varadero are:

Resorts In The Cuban Keys

Melia Las Dunas in Cayo Santa Maria

In Cayo Santa Maria, my absolute favorite Cuban key, which is also adults-only, is the Melia Buenavista.

This small elegant resort has a quiet, super high-end ambiance, two a la carte restaurants, and three small secluded beaches, one of which is called Sunset Beach!

Here, you can go every evening to watch the sun go down, where a butler serves you champagne while you have elegant live music, setting the mood to absolute perfection!

The wooden walkway to the sunset beach in Cayo Santa Maria, with a waiter waiting with champagne at the end of the walkway, in front of the stunning beach and sunset
Champagne for sunset

How To Book Honeymoon In Cuban Resorts

Due to the ongoing sanctions against Cuba, a lot of booking pages do not offer booking options for a select variety of Cuban hotels and all-inclusive resorts.

Expedia has hotel and casa rental options in Cuba, as well as Hostelworld (which probably is not a great search engine for honeymooners).

You can also go directly to the home page of the hotel or resort and make the booking from there.

NOTE: If you are an American citizen, you are subject to adhere to the restricted list for travel to Cuba issued by US authorities, listing a number of hotels and establishments US citizens are not at liberty to use. This does not mean everywhere is illegal, but it’s important to do your research and plan according to the rules.

What Will The Flight Cost? Research Here!

11 More Must-Knows Things For Cuba Honeymoon

Horseback riding in Vinales on red dirt roads on a sunny day
Horseback riding in Trinidad Cuba

Since the early 1990s, Cuba has been opening up to tourism, and it has become one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, including for honeymooners.

There are a few things, though, to keep in mind when planning a honeymoon in Cuba.

  1. All visitors to Cuba need a tourist card to enter. This is not something you need to apply for; it is something you buy as a formality.

    The tourist card is valid for a stay of 90 days (and can even be extended when in Cuba). You can get a tourist card from the Cuban embassy in your country or from an online service provider like Easy Tourist Card sent straight to your house in days (Americans need the PINK version, others the GREEN one).
  2. Secondly, since Cuba is a Caribbean island, be aware of the wet season (also called hurricane season, which runs from June through November).
  3. While more and more people speak some English in Cuba, it’s super helpful to learn some Spanish before you go. As a rule of thumb, don’t count on meeting English-speaking people outside large resorts and downtown Havana, so it is smart to download an offline translation app like MapsMe before your journey.
  4. Cuba is (almost) a cash-only economy, so be sure to bring enough cash with you. This should be euros, dollars, or Canadian dollars.
  5. And finally, you need to know that Cuba is one of the safest destinations in the region. The reason for this is that there are severe punishments for Cubans convicted of crimes against tourists; we are talking about prison sentences for petty crimes. Still, have normal vigilance, mind your bags and pockets, and don’t flash expensive stuff, as you would be careful with anywhere.
  6. The best time to visit Cuba is between December and May. This is the dry season, when the temperatures are at their best, and there are fewer tourists.
  7. When you’re packing for your trip, make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and mosquito repellent. The sun is strong in Cuba, and mosquitoes can be a real nuisance. And bring all medications and supplements you normally or often use; pharmacies in Cuba have “nothing.”
  8. Cuba is home to some of the best rum in the world, in particular, the one from Santiago de Cuba. Be sure to try a few different brands while you’re there.
  9. Cigars are another Cuban specialty, and they make for a great souvenir. Just be sure to buy them from a reputable source – there are many fake cigars on the market.
  10. Cuban food is actually delicious, so don’t worry, and forget about the old rumors that Cuban food is bland and boring. You’ll find amazing seafood dishes, as well as traditional Cuban staples like rice and beans and ropa vieja.
  11. Water may actually be harder to find than rum sometimes. If you bring a water bottle with a filter, like Life Straw, you can drink water from anywhere (and you will need it; it is HOT in Cuba, even outside the high seasons).
Colorful carnival in Santiago de Cuba at night, with lots of lights, people, and dancers in the streets
Carnival in Santiago de Cuba

Getting Married IN Cuba?

If you’re planning on getting married in Cuba, there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, you’ll need to obtain a marriage license from the Cuban government. This can be done by visiting the office of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

You will be required to be in the country for at least three days prior to your wedding day.

You will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Birth certificates
  • A copy of your passport
  • If divorced, you will need your decree absolute certificate
  • If widowed, you will need a death certificate for your spouse and a marriage certificate
  • An affidavit of your single status if you have never been married before
  • All your documents must be translated into Spanish, certified by the notary, and then legalized by the Cuban consul.
The impressive white structure of El Cobra sanctuary outside Santiago de Cuba, situated elevated in the green hills
El Cobre sanctuary outside Santiago

Of course, you need to find the perfect venue for your ceremony.

There are a variety of beautiful locations throughout Cuba that would be perfect for a wedding, including several stunning resorts that offer ceremonies on the beach, so take your time and choose wisely!

At Love Cuba, they have specialized in helping couples plan their dream wedding in Cuba, so check them out if this sounds like your perfect “I do”-moment!

FAQs Cuba Travel

The elegant entrance to Paladar Mischifu in Central Havana, with warm lighting, art on the wihte walls, chesterfield furniture and impressive chandeliers.
Entrance to paladar Mischifu in Central Havana

Why are US citizens not allowed to travel to Cuba?

This is NOT correct. US citizens ARE ALLOWED to travel to Cuba.

Americans can choose a reason for Cuba travel among 12 pre-approved reasons for traveling to Cuba, determined by the US Government.

Can US citizens travel to Cuba as a tourist?

Technically, US citizens are NOT allowed to travel to Cuba as a tourist. Americans choose between 12 pre-approved reasons for Cuba travel, among which the most common one is “to help the Cuban people”.

American citizens still need to buy a tourist card, also called a tourist visa, to enter Cuba.

What are the 12 requirements to travel to Cuba?

You can read about the 12 pre-approved reasons to travel to Cuba for US citizens here.

The easiest and most common reason for Cuba travel is “to help the Cuban people”. There is no paperwork or application process connected to this; you just choose your reason and state that reason if anyone asks.

What happens if a US citizen travels to Cuba?

Nothing happens if a US citizen travels to Cuba apart from hopefully, the US citizen will have a fabulous holiday and encounter Cuban culture.

US citizens need to choose one of the pre-approved reasons to travel to Cuba and need to buy the PINK Cuban tourist card, also called a tourist visa.

Selected airlines sell this visa/tourist card, or you can buy one online.

What documents do I need to travel to Cuba?

You need the following documents to travel to Cuba:

Do Americans need to be vaccinated to enter Cuba?

No, specific vaccines are not required before entering Cuba. Your country’s health department probably has recommendations for what vaccines you should consider.

How Do I get a tourist card for Cuba?

You can buy a tourist card online from Easy Tourist Card, or from the Cuban embassy in your country.

You might also be able to buy a Cuban tourist card from your airline or at the airport prior to departure. It is possible to buy a Cuban tourist card at Miami International Airport at the check-in counter with American Airlines and Delta Airlines.

How Do I Get A Tourist Visa For Cuba?

A tourist visa is the same as a tourist card for Cuba. You can buy it from the following places:

  • Buy one online from Easy Tourist Card
  • Buy one from your airline if they offer this
  • Buy one at the airport of departure if they offer this
  • Buy one from the Cuban Embassy in your country

Is Travel To Cuba Allowed Right Now?

Yes, Cuba travel is allowed right now.

In addition, American citizens must choose one of the 12 pre-approved reasons for traveling to Cuba (Americans can not travel as “tourists”) and follow some simple guidelines for traveling in Cuba.

Wrap-Up Honeymoon In Cuba!

Cuba is a popular destination for honeymoons, and it’s easy to see why. The beautiful beaches, the stunning scenery, the wonderful weather, and the adventures all make for a perfect romantic getaway.

From exploring the vibrant streets of Havana to relaxing on the pristine beaches, Cuba has everything you need to make your honeymoon unforgettable!

And the food is incredible. Honeymooners can enjoy fresh seafood, delicious Cuban cuisine, and, of course, plenty of honey!

Cuba is a great choice for honeymooners who want to experience something new and different starting their life together. The island has so much to offer, from its rich history and culture to its natural beauty.

Related blog posts:

Easy Havana Tour Guide: 8 Best Havana Tours By A Local

Salsa Class Havana | Salsa Lessons In Old Havana Cuba?

Best Day Spa Havana Cuba By A Local: Holiday Pampering In Cuba

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *