Try rolling cigars at one of Cuba`s tobacco factories such as the Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás in Havana. Soak up some sun on Cuba`s beaches: from Playas del Este near Havana, where the locals play, to exclusive island resorts like Cayo Coco where the only Cubans around are waiters and chambermaids. Varadero is a lively resort that combines beach life with nightlife, for locals and foreigners.
Explore the deep. There are 30 dive sites at Varadero alone. One of the world`s biggest coral reefs is offshore at Cayo Coco, and there are more reefs around Isla de la Juventud, Stevenson`s inspiration for Treasure Island.
See the country`s best musicians and dancers at work in Santiago de Cuba. Visit the Museo Emilio Bacardí, which contains the rum magnate`s collection of antiques and fine art.