If you are looking for mild winter temperatures, you might want to consider Cuba, a sub-tropical paradise with more Canadians per square mile than anywhere else in the world, except Canada.
Landing in Santa Clara in central Cuba, it is amazing to see an airport smaller than a high school in a city of over 200,000 people. The kicker is that there are signs for only four airlines in the airport, all of them Canadian- SunWing, Air Canada, Air Transat and Westjet.
You need to pinch yourself and remember that you are in one of the few remaining communist countries of the world, which means that for Cubans, only domestic flights are permitted. The government doesn’t allow them to leave their country.
Our all-inclusive week in Cuba took us to the Royal Hideaway Ensenachos, a stunning, five star resort located on one of a cluster of 500 small islands, or keys off the coast of Villa Clara. The five year old, Occidental Royal Hideaway has a welcoming, Spanish style lobby with its polished marble floors and high column ceilings. The huge property surrounding the lobby features lush vegetation and gardens, and the guest villas have their own courtyard and concierge services.