With the reverberating beats of rum-fuelled dancing filling the back streets of Havana, the smell of the city’s autonomous cigars filling the air, the architecturally magnificent old-quarters of Havana are a must-stop on any luxury yacht charter to Cuba.
Upon its discovery in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, he proclaimed it “the most beautiful land one has ever seen.” Not much has changed. Cuba’s jumbled history has given this island nation a fascinating blend of cultures, creating a patchwork of architectural styles, cuisines and distinct regional areas. Her proud heritage is worn as a badge of honour, and resides on the streets in the classic American muscle cars that have added a near-mythical allure to this vibrant and effervescent island. It’s easy to see why Cuba is fast becoming a charter destination of choice; enjoy the untamed enthusiasm, and revel in the hedonistic lifestyle that only a charter to the largest of the Caribbean islands can offer.