A brief history
We are the true Cuba experts in the UK and we arrived in Cuba long before anyone else had ventured into what at the time was a troublesome little island with a tempestuous economic crisis and a problematic political situation.
At the time of our arrival to Cuba back in 1993, there was hardly any solid tourist infrastructure in place and the tourism industry had only started developing, albeit very slowly. We were one of the earliest international newcomers to recognise the island's unique potential and without giving it a second thought we grabbed a piece of the island's tourism market... and that's how our story in Cuba and our very special relationship with Cubans began.
Quite ironically, at the same time when the famous Cuban rafters (a.k.a. balseros) started leaving the island in large numbers on poorly made makeshift boats, we bravely entered the market and started sending UK travellers there (you could say we put our grain of sand in balancing out the leaving population).
A few decades on and we've shown the industry how right we were about our instincts in Cuba and how rewarding it proved to have stayed put in the island at a time when big international travel companies, hoteliers and airlines exited the Cuban market.
Ever since we've sent over half a million UK travellers to Cuba and we continue working hard to make their experience in Cuba as authentic and enriching as possible.
We still strongly believe in Cuba's potential as a fascinating destination with lots to offer, and we do so with the same passion we had when we first entered. And, now, when the island is undergoing yet another process of change and transformation, we continue working side by side with our Cuban team to bring you the best of Cuba as it gradually and slowly (but surely) moves with the times.
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We regularly update our blogs with the top things to do in Cuba, the must-see places and the most stunning attractions locations.
What's going on in cubaRecent news from cuba
Havana, Cuba is preparing to celebrate its 500th anniversary next year, and numerous events are scheduled. The Telegraph recently provided readers with ideas for travel to the island, including some of the capital city’s most famous attractions.
Melia's newest hotel gem in Cuba has opened its doors and started welcoming its first guests. The New Paradisus Los Cayos in Cayo Santa Maria is the Spanish hotel chain's latest luxury beach resort in the island and its first in this part of Cuba. Set in the heart of the Buenavista Biosphere Reserve, this eco-resort seamlessly blends elegance and sophistication with natural beauty, standing in perfect harmony with its lush surroundings.
Melia renews licences for its Cuba hotels up until 2024 and announces $400 million dollar investment
If there was ever any doubt that Melia Hotels International was in Cuba to stay, the Spanish hotel chain has just renewed its licence with the Cuban government to continue managing all of its current properties in the island for the next 23 years. At the same time, the company announced a whopping investment of $400 million US dollars to continue building more hotels in Cuba.