Cuba is a sovereign state in the Caribbean Sea, comprised of an archipelago of islands set at the confluence with the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, with a population of over 11 million people. The capital and largest city in Cuba is Havana, about 227 miles from Miami, Florida. Geographically, Cuba is considered part of North America, but culturally part of Latin America.
Cuba has tripled its market share of Caribbean tourism in the last decade as a result of significant investment in tourism infrastructure, and has attracted millions of additional visitors from throughout the world (though not Americans, legally) in the last 10 years. The rules have now relaxed, but despite this investment in tourism visitors should still be prepared for the experience. The number of quality hotels is quite limited, and the infrastructure is in disrepair. U.S. credit cards still aren't accepted in Cuba and you won't be overseas roaming on your U.S. cell phone. You will most likely be taking a vacation from the Internet as well. Apart from hotels and a few dozen Cuban government "hot spots," there is very little connectivity in Cuba. But many see this as the true charm of their visit to the island.
Cuba and Havana in particular are experiencing a boom in visitors from the US and elsewhere, who want to charter a private jet to Cuba and see it before the island becomes too "Americanized." And any visitor coming to Cuba will witness a long misunderstood island in the midst of an exciting and long-awaited transition.
Through full diplomatic relations have been reinstated between the United States and Cuba, there are still restrictions on travel to the island. No trip to Cuba can be made solely for the sake of tourism, and money spend there cannot be spent which flows directly into the coffers of the Cuban government.
But there is an ever growing list of allowable reasons to travel there.
In order to charter a private jet from the US to Cuba, you will have to fall under one of the following categories:
While relaxed regulations mean that jet charter travelers can decide for themselves if they qualify for one of the above categories, all travelers should still be prepared to provide proof if and when requested.
And while it's hard to cut the Cuban government out of the equation, there are ways to make sure your stay benefits Cuba's growing number of small entrepreneurs. The first is a stay at a "casa particular" or private home rather than a government-run hotel, a far more unique and authentic experience at a fraction of the price. Many drab government restaurants have also closed and given way to "paladars," privately-owned restaurants that despite Cuba's many shortages are increasingly sophisticated and creative.
It's also important that you remain aware of what you are and are not allowed to bring back into the US. Your experienced Priority One Jets representative can advise you of these rules and restrictions. When you take a private jet charter to Cuba via Priority One Jets you can skip the wait and the higher levels of headaches and hassles getting to and from the country, and travel to Havana and elsewhere whenever you wish in the highest levels of comfort and convenience.
Anywhere your travels may take you, domestic or international, Priority One Jets will provide the utmost flexibility and luxury with our on-demand air charter services. Call us today at 888-671-5387 to speak with one of our jet charter experts to provide you with a jet charter quote and to arrange your flight to Cuba or anywhere else on the globe you wish to go.