Hotels: The Best Places to Stay in Cuba
See important booking information below regarding travel to Cuba.*
Discover hotels offered by Vacation Express from Havana to Cayo Coco for travelers eligible for this option.
If all you need is a place to stay, we’ve got you covered! You can book one of our 47 hotels in six destinations in Cuba. Choose from hotels in: Havana, Varadero, Cayo Coco, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin and Cayo Santa Maria. You can only book a hotel-only option if you’re eligible to travel to Cuba under one of the 12 U.S. government-approved categories, such as visiting family residing in Cuba when a qualifying relationship exists. As a reminder, travel to Cuba for tourism by U.S. citizens and all persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction is strictly prohibited at this time.
The hotels in our collection have been selected by Sunwing Travel Group, the largest travel provider to Cuba. Vacation Express offers rates that have been specially negotiated and exclusive room options you won’t get with other companies.
Keep in mind that Cuba is a developing country, and the hotels’ star-ratings may not line up with those in other countries. Generally speaking, the hotels in Cuba operate with limited internet, often change their menus based on food availability and might employ a more relaxed staff. The important thing to remember is the warmth of the Cuban people usually compensates for what the physical structures may lack.
Havana, the capital of Cuba, is the most well-known city on the island, and for good reason. Rich in art, history and beautiful colonial architecture, Havana is one of the most culturally diverse urban centers in the world. Cuba’s long history of vintage American cars, the world's finest cigars and music and dance is prevalent throughout its streets.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba, boasts beautiful plazas lined with colonial buildings and vibrant musical traditions. Its eclectic mix of cultures from Spanish conquistadors and pirates to French planters and Haitian settlers has given it a distinctive Caribbean spirit that is felt in its art and music.
Holguin, established in the 16th century, is known as the birthplace of Cuban music. It's home to a variety of landscapes from lush rolling hills and rugged mountains to stunning beaches along the Cuban seashore. It’s easy to see why Christopher Columbus said it was "the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen."
Cayo Santa Maria
Get in touch with nature and the Cuban locals charged with protecting this pristine paradise of untouched natural beauty, wide mangroves and colorful coral, which is part of the UNESCO-recognized Buenavista Biosphere Reserve.
If you want to just breathe and get away from it all, Cayo Coco is the island oasis you’ve been searching for, complete with silky white-sand beaches and breathtaking scenery.
Varadero is home to what some revere as "the world’s greatest beach", where breathtaking natural beauty and tropical breezes set the perfect scene for paradise. Local craft markets will give you a chance to learn about traditional local artists and you'll mix and mingle with locals while learning "El Danzon", the Cuban national dance.
Please note that star ratings for the hotels in Cuba are not comparable with hotels of the same star ratings in other Caribbean destinations. Quality of hotels, room furnishings, amenities, service levels, meal plans and menus are not compatible with those of other Caribbean destinations and special needs or requests are unlikely to be met. It is important to keep in mind that traveling to Cuba is about the experience.
*COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. LAW: U.S. law prohibits U.S. travelers from traveling to Cuba for tourism. U.S. travelers can only go to Cuba for one of 12 authorized reasons, including family visits and people-to-people educational activities. The 12 categories are listed in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations [CACR] at Section 515.560 (a)(1)-(12) and described in more detail in those identified sections of the CACR, HERE. It is the U.S. traveler’s sole responsibly to understand and comply with existing restrictions under U.S. law. Each U.S. traveler is required under U.S. law to retain records of their travel to Cuba for five years. The U.S. government could ask you to produce those records.
*CUBA TRAVEL CERTIFICATION: Each U.S. traveler must complete a written certification, available HERE, identifying the travel category that authorizes his or her travel to Cuba in order to allow Vacation Express to book that travel. Vacation Express must obtain this certification and retain it for five years, as required under Section 515.572(b) of the CACR. Should you have any questions about the requirements of U.S. law relating to your travel to Cuba, please consult a lawyer.