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Our singles holiday to Cuba will bring the love for life to your heart as you are welcomed by the locals onto stunning beaches and mountain landscapes. Two World Heritage Sites in Trinidad and Havana are a perfect example of Cuba’s natural character and pure beauty.
The air is filled with a warm vibe that transcends the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Cuba is pleasantly calm and full of personality to discover, sharing the Caribbean Sea with Jamaica and the isles of the Bahamas.
Crisp blue skies offer a background to pastel coloured buildings, so rich in detail and history that our single travellers have made this one of our hottest destinations. Become awe-struck by the old architecture as you take a relaxing walk through streets that come alive with the African-American influenced melodies. Make use of your camera for what is going to be an unmissable experience pulling up beside bygone eras of cars and structures.
Lazy afternoons with mojitos and a taste of cigars is the routine for tourists, but you might also want to discover the popularity of a baseball game, scuba diving lessons, explore the mountains and relax in a lively night time atmosphere with exotic Cuban cuisine. Experience the first class hospitality of our solo holiday in Havana and Varadero! Our singles holiday to Cuba, in Havana and Varadero, is sure to captivate your senses and promises memorable experiences from the moment you land. It won’t take long before you decide to book a return trip!
Our Resort - Havana
Luring the creative visions of wordsmiths and artistic revolutionaries, Havana is a unique experience that promises a laid back glimpse of life in the Caribbean. Bright colours pop from cruising vehicles as the ambiance is set by soothing music of locals in the street.
Havana is a treasure the single traveller to find, waiting to open up stunning views of contrasting architectural styles and luscious palm tree circled beaches. In ‘Old Havana’ you will experience the cultural influences from all over Europe, Africa and America, where there is so much to see and do. Visit a museum or the inspirational monuments dotted around this listed World Heritage site, or escape to the Capitol Building for one of the most glorious interior decorated buildings you will ever come across.
The Palacio de la Artesanía tempts the market shoppers with vibrant colours whilst the cocktails are waiting to be enjoyed at the bars of Playas del Este beach.
Our Resort - Varadero
Varadero is the place to be for a relaxing beach atmosphere with shimmering blue water gently brushing up and down the sands. Located north of Cuba at the peninsula of Hicacos is Varadero’s twenty kilometers of white sandy coastline and incredible facilities. Cafe bars and local restaurants are not to be missed for a Caribbean scenery is at its best here, the atmosphere is energetic with water based activities such as snorkelling and diving happening through the day.
Cardenas City is close by and presents an opportunity to swim by the sides of dolphins or get absolute reinvigoration at the unspoilt beaches of the nature reserve.
A sun-setting ambiance is created by the sounds of the island music and fun at bars offering a refreshing mojito and accompanied salsa dancing. Cabaret in the hotel is a popular event to pick up the night time spirits before the day is over.
Varadero is the perfect spot for single travellers to meet others and enjoy their stay in Cuba!
With a fantastic location in the quiet and elegant district of Miramar, Starfish Montehabana perfectly combines the features of a city hotel and a modern apart-hotel with a modern feel, top facilities and excellent service. With a convenient location close to Havana's centre and commercial centre, Starfish Montehabana was designed to cater for single travellers, groups and those looking for long holidays in Havana.
The rooms at the Montehabana are decorated to offer warm and soothing atmosphere and have all amenities that will make you feel like home. They are equipped with air conditioning, balcony and telephone. Guests staying at the Starfish Montehabana also get to enjoy all the facilities and services offered at nearby Five Star sister hotel Occidental Miramar conveniently located next door.
Fully Fitted Gym
Complimentary shuttle service to Havana City Centre
Barcelo Arenas Blancas, Varadero ****
The Barcelo Arenas Blancas is situated right on Varadero Beach and just 200 meters from the centre. Enjoying a gorgeous location by the pristine white soft powdery sands of Varadero's famous beaches, this all-inclusive resort offers a fun Cuban holiday. Arenas Blancas is close to the centre of Varadero providing easy access to well-known restaurants, bars and night life.
The 365 air-conditioned rooms have telephone, safety box, satellite TV, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker, minibar, bathroom with bath and shower, balcony or terrace.
Cuban & Italian restaurants
Spa & Gym
The essence of Cuba exudes from natural spots and stunning architecture blending with the tranquil air and smiles from its people, but for the adventure and inspiration solo travellers wish to have, Havana delivers with so much to see and do.
Stroll along kilometres of seaside at El Malecon. A safe and superior chance to soak in the colours of Cuba as you pass delicate old structures and the neighbouring sea.
The Botanical Gardens are something to discover, with six hundred hectares of land to wander into and see the Cuban fauna at its best. Whether this is your first point of interest or you want a relaxing break from the city centre, the gardens here will soothe your mind and send you back full of freshness.
Fabrica De Tabaco Partagas
Cigars are the most iconic product of Cuba and a major part of the culture here. Whether you smoke the famous roll of fermented tobacco or not, a visit to the Fabrica De Tabaco Partagas will delve into the process of making renowned cigars. Factory workers hand make the cigars here every day, using the same old equipment and methods as when it was first opened back in 1845.
Cathedral of San Cristobal
The Cathedral of San Cristobal in Old Havana is an awe-striking piece of architecture and rich interior decoration which welcomes tourists to admire its character and detail. The church is of Baroque style and dates back to the sixteenth century. It is an experience in itself to attend the celebration of the Christian Eucharist on a Sunday morning.
Castillo De La Real Fuerza
Havana is home to the oldest sixteenth century fort of the whole southern hemisphere. The Castillo De La Real Fuerza’s stone battlement is very well preserved and, along with its drawbridge, provide a wonderful look into Cuba’s history. La Giraldilla is the significant weathervane emblem of Havana, located here at the fort.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Cuba has a rich legacy of artistic influences which is celebrated at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Masters of the fine arts are inducted into the recently refurbished museums history books, with beautiful pieces of art and sculptures to admire.
Varadero Resort Activities
Varadero is all about relaxing bliss and entertainment throughout the day, yet it is still possible to find the little cultural experience to intrigue and captivate your imagination.
The Municipal Museum in Varadero is an interesting little building, painted the colours of the Cuban flag with a few tidbits of the Caribbean towns history inside.
Overlooking the beach is what is now a small, eight room, hotel that was once a home built by Cuban architects for an American millionaire. The Xanadu Mansion is a hotspot for single travellers for its beautiful location and offers a lovely evening meal in 1920’s era decoration.
Cuevas de Bellamar
Enjoy a tour of the Cuevas de Bellamar on your visit to Varadero. This cave system has mesmerising formations of stalagmites and stalactites that will impress you on your singles holiday.
The title of highest bridge in Cuba goes to the Bacunayagua Bridge, spanning over a hundred and ten meters across the Yumuri Valley. Hire a car for the perfect singles travel through the valley and experience the spectacular sights from the bridge.
International Centre for Air Sports
For an altogether thrilling rush of adrenaline, the International Centre for Air Sports caters for your skydiving and parachute jumping wishes! A quick drive across town on Via Blanca, the Air Sport centre is open to provide the singles holiday experience of a lifetime.
Shopping and Dining
Shopping and Dinning is a pleasure for solos in Varadero, with a selection of retail retreats available at the Plaza America shopping complex. Specialty shops offer the Cuban traditional cigars and rum while you can stop for coffee and browse the jewels. Locals at the beach may offer a little hand-crafted souvenir to take back but you needn’t be disturbed by their sales technique as they are polite and unobtrusive.
Varadero food is quick and simple, providing a quick snack for you to spend more time indulging in the surrounding atmosphere. Market stalls and cafes offer great sandwiches and pizza slices while most resorts are all-inclusive of meals.
Note: All resort activities are optional extras unless included in your package. Your representative will give advice on the prices and these can be booked locally at the resort - subject to availability. Itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to changes.
12 Day Twin Centre - 3 nights Havana & 7 nights Varadero
Day One: Virgin Airlines flight from the UK to Havana, approximately 8 hours.Flight times – Depart London Gatwick at 11:30, Arrive in Havana at 16:15
Welcome to Havana! We will meet and greet at the international terminal before transferring our guests to the hotel in the comfort of air-conditioned transport.
Day 1 to 3 – Three nights bed and breakfast stay at the 4 star Starfish Montehabana.
Day 4 – Breakfast is served before our journey to Varadero by air-conditioned transport. We estimate a 2hour 30minute travel where the time will fly as you get to know your fellow single travellers!
Day 4 to 10 – All inclusive seven night stay at the 4* Barcelo Arenas Blancas. All inclusive: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Local & International (non premium brand) alcoholic and soft drinks.
Day 11 – We travel back on the road to Havana, passing beautiful scenery on the way, in our air-conditioned transport with memories to cherish. A 2hour 30minute journey is expected, permissive to local traffic. Depart Havana at 19:15 with a direct flight to London Gatwick by Virgin Airline, an approximate 8 hour flight.
Day 12 – Arrive in London Gatwick at 09:00am.
Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £200 Smart Price Discount
Flight timings ( Nov-April)
Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only
Cuban Departure Tax - Currently £15
Sea View Supplement £23 / night
Flight upgrade from £295 (Premium Economy) one way.
Price and itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes: Cuban Tourist card approximately £45 can be purchased at the time of booking
Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
Phone - 0844 414 4010
Email - Sales@solitairhols.com