My DH and I have been trying to pull the trigger on Cuba but just can't seem to do it. We have been pretty much everywhere in the Caribbean (always 5* resorts... some cruises). We were at our home in Florida last month and PBS has a 5 part series about 'Life In Cuba' and it was fascinating.
We have a couple days off next month and said 'ok let's do it' we'll go to Cuba (flying from Toronto). Now, I know you don't go to Cuba for luxury and a culinary experience. We have been spoiled like crazy- we've been to tons of Sandals Resorts w/ butler service, 5* resorts in Mexico in casitas w/ private pools & 24 hour room service (whatever you want sushi, surf and turf), we were just on an amazing cruise last month to the W. Caribbean.... but I know to keep our expectations down a notch.
We are workaholics so we plan to fly in... book 4 nights at RIU Varadero, Melia Marina or the Paradisus Varadero. We may just hire a driver to do some sight seeing... def will check out Havana (on our own- not a guided tour). We will spend time at the beach/pool but will def venture out as that is the whole point (if I wanted to a strict resort based vacation we would def not being going to Cuba).
Is it just really just that bad? The food? Are the 5* resorts even that bad?
It's def a little cheaper to go to Cuba but I don't want to throw $ out the window either... we have it narrowed down to Cuba or Secret's the Vine in Cancun (which for a few hundred more is a guaranteed good time).
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