Havana’s Best Retreats


Though a handful of good hotels have recently opened in Havana, since the gentle flourishing of the private sector since 2008, there are really interesting private rentals which can parachute you more into the fabric of Cuban life, and nowadays can provide great taste and a certain level of luxury. Choose a chateau-style folly built by a Spanish count in the 1930s, a suburban dream home with a lush garden and pool, with art commissioned by a top curator; a meticulously transformed colonial house transformed into a next-generation guesthouse or a private boutique hotel with Carrara marble-encrusted walls. Stay in Havana’s Unesco-protected old quarter and bask in architectural beauty. Choose from a delightful pied-a-terre with exquisitely arched stained glass windows opening onto a colonial square or a colonial home, now meticulously renovated as a next-generation guesthouse. We know which have the best views over the best squares.

Cuba Private Travel is one of the most experienced luxury private travel companies on the Caribbean island of Cuba. Our owner and managing director is the respected local expert, Irish born Johnny Considine, who lives in Havana and has more than fifteen years experience arranging vacations in Cuba.
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The best things to do in Cuba and our travel tips

The Cuba Private Travel team has access to the very best in Cuban art, music, literature, dance, environment, history and architecture as well as Cuba’s most outstanding beaches and accommodation. By listening to you, the independent traveller, we are able to create tailor-made travel itineraries for your vacation that take you to the heart of Cuba’s culture, landscape and people. Cuba Private Travel’s bespoke itineraries are fully U.S. Treasury Department compliant and include access to personal guides, experts, interpreters and, of course, a 24-hour concierge.
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