Cuba is the largest of all the islands in the Caribbean, and with a population of 2.2million people, Havana is also the largest city in the Caribbean. The city was created in 1515 by Spanish conquistador Diego Velazquez.
Havana’s architecture is incredibly diverse. The cities castles, that can date back to the 16th century, are juxtaposed against colonial buildings, and then modern high rises. Old Havana is where the cities most iconic neo-classical and baroque architecture can be found. This part of Havana is heritage listed by UNESCO. Best explored on foot, there are plenty of walking tours available for those wishing to explore the city.
The Belmond La Samanna is located on the half-french, half-dutch island of St Martin in the West Indies. The resort looks onto the Baie Longue beach, the largest beach on the island. The resort is known for its extensive wine collection, and even has its own wine label,
Hospices de Beaune La Samanna.
The resort has attracted many famous guests, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Walters, and Robert Redford.