Fringed by white sands and turquoise waters, the island nation ticks all of the boxes when it comes to selecting a charter destination. However, it is only thanks to the recent revitalising of political relationships that is has become a viable choice.
Indeed, now that the end of the embargo appears to be on the horizon, business out on the water has been appropriately stimulated, with both cruise ships and superyachts offering visitors the chance to explore the historic islands in unrivalled style.
In this article we take a look at the largest and award-winning yachts available for charter in Cuba.
Available in Cuba for the first time next year, the 72m/236ft motor yacht AXIOMA is a modern masterpiece which will find herself nicely at home in close to cosmopolitan Havana.
With an interior designed by Alberto Pinto, the yacht has the rare ability of fusing cool style with a warm ambience.
Featuring a truly unique atrium and a pool with a swim-up bar, M/Y AXIOMA is ideal for socialising on the water, a fact which makes her an unsurprising favourite amongst A list celebrities looking to enjoy a paparazzi-free vacation.
Comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests across a range of 6 well-appointed staterooms, AXIOMA is sure to get people talking as she makes her debut on the Cuban scene next year.
With such a range of luxury yachts available for charter in Cuba, it’s clear that the destination is fast becoming a source of fascination in the Caribbean
2. ‘Christina O’
The largest yacht available for charter in Cuba, the 99m/325ft motor yacht Christina O is in many respects the quintessential superyacht.
A travelling ‘pleasure palace’ designed by Aristotle Onassis, M/Y Christina O has famously hosted the likes of Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and the Kennedys.
Keeping up with the times, she remains as cool now as she ever was, and is complete with all of the amenities and design features to ensure her guests enjoy a wholly memorable Cuban charter vacation.
Indeed, her dedicated ’Life Evolution Spa’ and iconic mosaic pool are two wholly modern spaces to enjoy whilst taking in the climate and coasts of the island nation.
Capable of accommodating an impressive total of 34 guests across a range of 17 cabins, luxury yacht Christina O is open for charter in Cuba during the winter season.
It’s not all motor yachts in Cuba, and the 56m/184ft sailing yacht ROSEHEARTY is now offering the chance for visitors to experience the island nation in sporty elegance.
A pedigree Perini Navi, S/Y ROSEHEARTY is a stylish ketch designed by Ron Holland, and boasts a tasteful interior from the pioneering French designer Christian Liaigre.
Ideal for both families and small parties, she is capable of accommodating up to 12 guests across 7 cabins, and offers a variety of shaded exterior areas perfect for enjoying a few Cuban sandwiches.
Available for charter in the Caribbean during the winter, there’s even better reason to consider spending Christmas and New Year in the island nation.
With options the year round, Cuba provides the charterer with the option to immerse themselves in culture or simply kick back amidst an island paradise
Winning the award for best refit at the World Superyacht Awards 2016, the 53m/174ft motor yacht MIRAGE presents the perfect opportunity to charter a Feadship yacht in the hottest new destination.
Whilst her bridge, master cabin, and sundeck all underwent a refit last year, she has been continually upgraded over the last ten years. Indeed, her stern has been extended to provide a sizeable swim platform and an opulent spiral staircase has been installed from the aft to bridge decks to allow for convenient navigation.
What’s more, her interior has remained entirely relevant, with her monochrome and grayscale color scheme opening up the space in both the private and social areas.
No doubt the crowning touch of M/Y MIRAGE is her generously stocked tender garage which is sure to keep charterers occupied for hours on Cuban waters.
With room for 12 sleeping guests, MIRAGE will also be available for Cuban luxury charters during the winter season.
5. ‘Mine Games’
Another yacht bearing the distinctive Benetti profile, the 62m/203ft motor yacht ‘Mine Games’ is perfectly suited for cruising the waters of Cuba in unrivalled elegance.
Clearly inspired by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s, the interior of Mine Games fuses blacks and golds to create a suitably distinguished aesthetic, with black lacquer furniture lined with Swarovski crystals providing the finishing touches of such refined sophistication.
Keen to keep her guests entertained, Mine Games features a spacious main salon which can easily host a number of guests dancing to the sound of the sleek grand piano in the corner.
Whilst she may well be the most glamorous yacht on the water, she also comes with plenty of gear to keep charterers satisfied out on the water and on the Cuban shores- think waverunners, snorkeling equipment, and even two segways.
Comfortably accommodating up to 12 guests, M/Y Mine Games is open for charter in Cuba during the current summer season.