How else can I make you all jealous? Letīs see... palm trees, perfect weather, fine white sand, thousands of fish swimming amongst diverse coral, and the best temperature water in the world. Yeah.
Did my first ever scuba dive here
. Having tried to do it in Aus and failed due to pesky asthma requiring doctorīs certificate, I was worried the same might happen, but itīs Cuba. They didnīt even ask if I could swim, let alone if i had asthma or asking me to sign an indemnity form! It was great fun and yet another thing Iīve never experienced anything like. Strange feeling, very slow and quiet, with pretty much your breathing controlling your depth. Get the feeling iīll be doing a scuba course when Iīve got the money back home, it was pretty awesome.
Other than that, we ate great fresh fish, snorkelled and sunbaked a whole lot, and revelled in the glorious Caribbean surrounds.
So after a rushed afternoon and night in Viņales, we jumped back in our hired Hyundai and powered on to the most remote hotel on the Cuban mainland, Maria la Gorda. Itīs basically a place where snorkellers and scuba divers reign supreme, where the beaches are deserted and the underwater life is spectacular. It was our first sighting of the beautiful Caribbean sea, with itīs mesmerisingly deep aqua blue colour. This is tropical paradise at itīs best. Hardly any people here except for a few scuba nuts, made it even better in our opinion - just what we needed after almost a week of hustle and bustle in Havana.