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Captivating Cuba an independent boutique specialist tour operator, with more than 25 years’ experience providing high-quality tailormade travel to Cuba and beyond.

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Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Cuba is the perfect magical place to celebrate a special occasion. Cruise in a vintage car, immerse yourself in the vibrant music and dance scene that is literally everywhere, and leave with amazing photos that can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world. Talk to our Cuba specialists for our unique ideas for your celebration and enjoy the magic of Cuba.

Weddings & Renewal of Vows

From intimate city roof-top ceremonies, and outstanding city cathedrals, to stunning countryside back drops, and barefoot beach ceremonies. We can handcraft a unique wedding designed by you, along with the help of our experts. With a host of individual authentic touches and our extensive experience, we will make your special day truly unforgettable.


Our experienced team are there for you every step of the way to handle the smallest detail, and we will work with you to create your amazing tailor-made wedding experience, where you will be fully supported by our UK and Cuban teams.


We take care of all professional services, including pre-wedding paperwork, photographer, stylish bridal hair and make-up, pre-wedding events for families and friends, pre-wedding celebrations, your reception and post wedding festivities.

Bucket List Ideas

Cuba is amongst the most popular global bucket list destinations to explore while you can. We can create your very own bespoke holiday that includes carefully planned experiences, adding to a lifetime of special travel memories. From learning salsa in the sultry heat of Havana, to that first ever Caribbean sunset, our dedicated team are on hand to create a unique holiday experience, fulfilling your lifetime ambitions.

Notable Occasions

If you have an important special occasion or anniversary approaching, what better way to celebrate than a meticulously planned special celebration event in Cuba. Whether it’s a special birthday, anniversary, retirement, or you are planning on proposing to that special someone, we can help you pull out all the stops and mark your important occasion with a truly memorable celebration during your Cuban journey.


Our specialists will help you make your ideas come to life. From that special birthday surprise tour in a red Cadillac through Havana listening to the Beatles, to getting the family together on a Trinidad roof top with a BBQ and singers to celebrate the start of a new chapter in life.


Your honeymoon should be the most memorable holiday of a lifetime, and an unforgettable journey to start married life together. Cuba is an amazing choice for a honeymoon with amazing experiences, a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and picturesque scenery. With the help of our passionate team of Cuba experts we can offer you an authentic honeymoon created just for you.


Enjoy Cuba’s unique Latin beat where you can discover UNESCO heritage colonial cities, explore a sophisticated cultural scene with jazz, salsa, ballet, galleries, markets, and impromptu celebrations. Visit amazing world heritage landscapes, enjoy a vibrant and varied nightlife and a way of life very different to home.


Discover the romantic old town of Havana in an old American car, explore the stunning tobacco fields of Vinales by bicycle, watch the sunset over the mountains on your idyllic roof deck in a colonial private house in Trinidad and wake up in your magical suite at an authentic Cuban ranch. We have our own unique special touches for honeymoons, and also add on a few surprises.

Exclusive Stag & Hen

If you feel uninspired by the usual destinations or wish to venture further and wow your party with a completely different experience, then why not travel to Havana, one of the world’s most exciting and memorable cities.


This capital city is an awe-inspiring destination for pre-wedding celebrations and boasts Caribbean weather, a varied and cosmopolitan nightlife, sophisticated cultural scene, the great outdoors, local beaches plus it’s safe and welcoming.


From jazz bars, cigar tasting or rolling, old American car tours, zip wires, salsa lessons with local dancers, beach massages with ice cold daiquiris, and cocktail classes with a talented local mixologist. Whatever your ideas, we can make it happen.

Already know what you want or need inspiration?

We’d be happy to answer all of your questions. Give us a call to start planning your tailormade holiday.
Call us on +44 (0) 1438 419 111 or click below to send us a message.

Our most popular accommodation

Hotels & boutique casas

A selection of the many hotels and boutique casas (often referred to as ‘casas’) that we can book. Casas are extremely popular, fully-licensed private bed and breakfast accommodation, with many offering a more boutique hotel-style stay.


Casa Loma del Angel, Old Havana

Our Rating: ★★★★★


Melia Buenavista, Cayo Santa Maria

Our Rating: ★★★★

Mystique Trinidad, Central Trinidad

Our Rating: ★★★★


Mystique Casa Perla by Royalton, Varadero

Our Rating: ★★★★ ½

Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski, Cayo Guillermo

Our Rating: ★★★★ ½

Hacienda La Casona, Trinidad

Our Rating: ★★★★

Pre-booked experiences

We can organise beforex you travel to Cuba, a wide range of fantastic experiences that can be completely tailored for you. Take advantage of our friendly and knowledgeable pre-booking service and save time making arrangements during your holiday.

Sunrise Horse Ride in
Silencio Valley

This is a wonderfully peaceful experience as you slowly ride through the beautiful Silencio Valley as the day emerges and the sun comes up over the tobacco and coffee plantations.

Old American Open Top
Car Tour of Havana

The ultimate Cuba experience! Travel in style through the streets of Havana, taking in the sights and sounds of this unique, historic city in an old open-top American car with a local driver.

Salsa Lesson in Old

A fun 2-hour salsa dancing lesson in the historic heart of Old Havana. We use the leading dance school in Cuba and their teachers and dancers are very friendly and professional, and used to teaching from beginners upwards.

Cocktail Making Class in

Try out your mixologist skills on your friends after returning from holiday, and where better to learn than in the heart of Trinidad!  Head down to our chosen authentic bar where you will learn to make local delicious cocktails.

Cuban Cuisine Cooking Lesson

Cuban Cuisine Cooking Lesson

Cuban cuisine is a melting pot of Spanish and Creole influences with a touch of local Cuban creativity and embarking on a fun filled and relaxed cooking lesson with a local restaurant chef.

Sunrise Trek to the
Los Aquaticos Community

For those who like early exercise and enjoy a sunrise, this guided exhilarating walk takes you to a most amazing viewpoint to watch and photograph the sunrise over the Mogotes and Vinales Valley.

Pre-booked private restaurants

Formerly known as ‘paladars’, Cuba’s privately owned restaurants, are highly recommended and undoubtedly offer the best food. These sought after eateries range from hip to elegant, offer varying cuisines, creative menus, have passionate owners, and are great for foodies. If you’re not in the know, eating out at mediocre restaurants in Cuba is easy to do. They get booked up well in advance, so we recommend our restaurant pre-booking service before travel. Talk to our team for reservations at our favourite recommendations.

Vista Gourmet, Trinidad

If you are looking for a restaurant with beautiful views, then this is your place, it’s all about the amazing views from the two al fresco terraces. Run by sommelier Bolo, the restaurant offers an extensive wine list, a rare find in Cuba along with a good choice of seafood, a range of meat dishes and some vegetarian and vegan options.

5 Sentidos, Havana

Well located in Old Havana, this contemporary and very popular restaurant is perched on the corner of Compostela and San Juan de Dios. There is an extensive menu, with lots of delicious choices including ceviche, meat, and fish dishes as well as vegetarian choices.

La Guarida Restautant terrace

La Guarida, Havana

Probably the most iconic Havana paladar, La Guarida first opened its doors in July 1996 and has since become a landmark of Havana attracting thousands of visitors to Havana including international film stars and royalty. Patrons of this impressive restaurant usually agree that Enrique and Odeisys have created a memorable and special dining experience.

Cafe Laurent

Cafe Laurent, Havana

Located close to the Nacional de Cuba in an elegant downtown penthouse with extensive views of the city, Café Laurent opened in 2011 offering fusion cuisine specialising in fish and seafood with their own unique twist.

Finca Agroecologica el Paraiso

Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso,

This very popular organic farm restaurant is a few minutes’ drive or an exhilarating walk up from Vinales village and overlooks the breath-taking landscapes of Vinales Valley, an amazing spot surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills. The farm is a haven for those who enjoy a real farm to table experience with unique dishes and tastes.

Sunset Restaurant, Vinales

A charming finca style, relaxed dining experience that captures the essence of Cuban cuisine. A pleasant stroll from the centre of Vinales Valley along a country track, the Sunset Restaurant overlooks a mogote where you can watch the sun go down in this tranquil spot. The restaurant offers a delightful blend of traditional Cuban cuisine plus local specialities.

I couldn't recommend this company more. They organised our wedding out in Cuba. Nikki was always so pleasant to deal with and was very responsive. She made the whole process so stress free for us. The suppliers they work with are all of very high standards. The team in Cuba made the whole process very smooth and even went out of their way to meet us with our certificate before we went home. They are also very reasonably priced and work within your budget. I would highly recommend their services.

By Lorraine Griffin

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