Captain Shaun Snyders, of 56 metre The Wellesley, reveals how best to enjoy this most colourful of Caribbean destinations
With fabulous 1950s American cars, mind-blowing mojitos and the sense of stepping back in time, Cuba is a Caribbean destination with a difference. Despite now being more accessible to superyachts, Cuba is still undeveloped and requires an explorative mindset. This itinerary combines the charms of old-school Havana with the raw wilderness, exceptional diving and sugar-white beaches of Cuba’s idyllic southern coastline. The Wellesley is available for charter with Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts.
Meet The Wellesley at Marina Hemingway, just 20 minutes from downtown Havana, then walk the city’s streets, taking in the curious contradiction of its crumbling colonial architecture and vibrant culture. In the evening arrive at the legendary Tropicana in a classic American car and enjoy the Latin music, bright colours and plenty of Cuban rum.