1. Playa Las Tumbas
What it is: A remote beach on the westernmost point of the island where you’ll rarely find anything other than palm trees, pure white sand, and crystal clear water. It sits at the very end of Peninsula de Guanahacabibes National Park, four to five hours from Havana. Nobody said having your own beach would be easy.
Why go: Granted, there are more convenient, better-equipped beaches in Cuba. And many are beautiful. But none give you the feeling of having a slice of paradise to yourself like Las Tumbas. The drive might be long, but it’s an excellent way to see parts of the island most people don’t. So taking an overnight here is as much about the journey as the destination.