The island of Cuba—with its vibrant rhythms, varied landscape, and rich heritage of literature and dance—wins over many travellers, who return again and again to the largest island in the Caribbean (usually to all-inclusive resorts). And though, the country has been a magnet for sun-seeking resort holidays for some time, it’s just now opening up to less-traditional travel—like sailing!
G Adventures Catamaran
I’ve always found it odd that the brochures call them “all-inclusive resorts,” when they exclude Cuba’s best parts! So, join me in hopping over the wall and get to know Cuba like you never have before—on a catamaran! Check out massive flocks of flamingos and parrots, snorkel the crystal-clear waters in search of colourful fish, relax on the beach, and dine on some of the best seafood you’ll ever have. That’s the level of ‘all-inclusive’ I’ve come to expect — and I don’t try to leave anything out!
Spotting the first island.
Sit back and soak up the sun, jump into the turquoise water and discover a wealth of fish and corals, relax at beautifully white and secluded beaches, enjoy spontaneous salsa lessons with locals and savour fresh seafood! Only a couple of islands in the Canarreos Archipelago are inhabited and this nature reserve has yet to be discovered by most tourists—so you’ll find yourself free to explore!
Our captain maneuvering the catamaran out of the marina.
Fresh coconut anyone?
Meeting locals at the beach.
Crystal clear water as far as the eye can see.
Punta Mal Tiempo, one of the most beautiful little beaches in the area, and definitely no bad weather.
Looking out for turtles and barracudas.
The G Adventures crew at work.
Solitary fishing boat.
Sail on a catamaran through the beautiful turquoise waters of the Canarreos Archipelago, stop to snorkel or share a drink with friendly locals, enjoy the slow pace of life in the islands. A Cuba trip provides an opportunity to explore this uniquely beautiful and captivating land and meet its friendly and open people. Check out our small group sailing trips to Cuba here.