Day | Night Singapore

Day | Night

Singapore was already the most buzz-worthy city in Asia, but then the film Crazy Rich Asians came along and kicked it up a notch, giving Singapore, a small but mighty city-state in Southeast Asia, a new level of world recognition.

CHECK-IN

Many will be drawn to the eye-popping Marina Bay Sands (marinabaysands.com), whose three towering tiers are an iconic landmark for Singapore. A stay there includes access to the amazing Sky Park with its two rooftop pools. On the other hand,
consider a quick escape from the city at the Capella Singapore (capellahotels. com) on nearby Sentosa Island. This luxury property has a quiet seafront location and upscale colonial vibe. EAT Yes, Singapore has all the premium dining options that could be expected and desired. But why not try the cuisine that is part of everyday life in Singapore and offers a delicious blend of cultural influences? Hawker centres (visitsingapore.com) are convenient collectives where individuals operate small cooking stalls and specialize in preparing specific dishes. Favourites such as laksa, chicken rice, curries and satay can be had at insanely low prices,
and enjoyed in an authentic, bustling setting. Don’t miss the stalls that have achieved a Michelin star rating, like world-famous Liao Fan Hong Kong  Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle.

GREENERY

Gardens by the Bay (gardensbythebay.com) is an award- winning horticultural destination that spans 101 hectares of reclaimed land on Marina Bay. Its massive Supertrees are vertical gardens that reach up to 16 storeys in height.

COLONIAL KICKS

Step back in time at the Fullerton Hotel (fullertonhotels.com) on the Singapore River. The old-world ritual of afternoon tea in the Courtyard, or Cantonese dim sum in Jade, can be followed by cocktails at the Lantern Rooftop Bar.

SHOP

Get your retail therapy at the newly opened Design Orchard (visitsingapore.com), which showcases over 60 local fashion
brands on the premium shopping mecca, Orchard Road.

Day | Night

When the hot, hot heat of the tropical sun fades into night, Singapore comes alive with the evening’s more moderate temperatures.

SAFARI

The Singapore Zoo Night Safari (wrs.com.sg) invites visitors to embark on an after-dark adventure under bluish lights on grounds that house over 2,500 creatures, including the Asian elephant, Malayan tapir, and Malayan tiger.

ON TRACK

Every globetrotter should  attend a Formula 1 race at some point, and the F1 event in Singapore is amongst the most glamorous (www.singaporegp.sg). The “Monaco of Asia” waits until the night time to start the race under super-bright track lighting. The race runs near the end of September.

SINGAPORE SLING

It is a visitor’s imperative to make a stop at the historic Raffles Hotel (raffles.com/singapore). It houses the Long Bar, which is where the Singapore Sling was first concocted. Be prepared to pay handsomely for a big glass of the sweet, potent drink.

LATE

The Singapore River is lit by the many clubs and bars that line the river banks at Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. The hot
tropical sun is gone, but the humid tropical night remains, welcoming outdoor dining, imbibing and revelry.

DEPARTURES

End your trip on a high note! Already known for its lush indoor gardens, Changi Airport (changiairport.com) has
this year opened the new Jewel attraction, composed of a giant, glass-topped atrium  that features a forest valley, canopy park,
canopy maze and the plunging Rain Vortex.

SIX REASONS TO VISIT CLUB MED’S NEW ECO-CHIC RESORT

Nouveau Michès

Emerging from a tropical palm grove along 2,000 feet of pristine white-sand beach in the Dominican Republic’s unspoiled northeast coast is Club Med’s first new resort in the Americas in 25 years, the Michès Playa Esmeralda. A hidden paradise of all-inclusive luxury, this eco-chic retreat features four boutique villages to entice every type of traveller. In case you need any more convincing, here are six reasons to make your next vacation a Club Med vacation.

CHOOSE YOUROWN ADVENTURE.

One resort, four boutique villages. Explorer Cove is an adventurous refuge that offers multi generational families a treasure trove of activities. The colourful heart of the resort, Caribbean Paradise, suits everyone’s vacation needs. Peace and wellness await in the adult-only Emerald Jungle. Archipelago is an oceanfront, adult-only sanctuary designed with luxury seeking romantics in mind.

ECO-CHIC.

A resort with a conscience means you can feel good about your vacation. At this Green Globe certified resort, say goodbye to single-use plastics and hello to solar panels and electric shuttle services.

VACAY WITH A VIEW.

Discover a variety of inspiring and breathtaking vistas at local excursions, like El Limon’s cascading waterfall, whale watching at Samana Bay, yoga on a treetop platform, or the peak of Montaña Redonda with its swing at the top of the world – totally instagrammable!

EXCLUSIVITY.

Unique to Club Med, their Exclusive Collection vacation package embodies the sophistication and comfort of all-inclusive luxury and includes pre-arrival contact, concierge service, small group transfers, in-room continental breakfast, turn-down service, premium liquor brands, and evening champagne service.

ICONIC ACTIVITIES.

There’s fun for the whole family at Michès Playa Esmeralda with some iconic Club Med sports and activities to experience, like family paddle boarding, trying out a Hobie Eclipse or electric jet surf, taking a run or leisure walk on the fit trail, and horseback riding on the beach. THE CARAMEL SECRET. Dining in The Family Restaurant, one of three gourmet dining options on site, becomes an adventure when the kids are invited to the hidden “Caramel Room” for a decadent dessert
experience filled with their favourite treats. If the adults are looking for a treat of their own, stop by one of the hotel’s four bars, three wine cellars, beach lounge, or coffee shop.

Story by ASHLEY ROCHEFORT

Barbados In Balance

Barbados can provide touching experiences for those who appreciate a good massage. Offering a host of spa experiences, such as facials, skin analysis, manicures, pedicures, and body therapies, as well as a number of choices for the health-conscious traveller that can lead to overall healthier lifestyles, Barbados deserves to be top of mind for those seeking wellness while on holiday.

The island counts among its tourist offerings some of the world’s premier spa resorts, which enable guests  to choose among the likes of rejuvenating in plunge pools rich in valuable nutrients, or soaking in a hot tub, while being pampered by trained staff. And, in addition, to spa choices familiar to North Americans are offerings native to the Caribbean.

Specific spa options include Soothing Touch Day Spa (soothingtouchspa.com) which offers an authentic Caribbean spa experience. Aesthetic treatments can include massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, body wraps and scrubs, and body waxing. For professional, modern, and sophisticated care, Fame the Grooming Club (famethe-grooming-lub.business.site) is a barber shop in Holetown supplying services and products designed to enhance physical appearance and stimulate mental relaxation. Found on the west coast of the island, Schotherapy International (schotherapyspa.com) offers lifestyle consultations, which include a smell test and detailed skin analysis used to effectively tailor treatments to suit your specific needs.

In between spa appointments, guests will enjoy dazzling evening sunsets from the island’s famed beaches lined with palm trees. The widespread popularity of yoga has reached Barbados’ shores as well, with vacationers looking to  keep up their practice of the ancient discipline, while enjoying a warm Caribbean sun and sea breezes. Many hotels now offer yoga classes, and visitors will find plenty of yoga centres to choose from as well. Unusual options for yoga enthusiasts include classes that that put the participants on paddleboards floating on the ocean. Indeed, the island can now proudly claim to be home to some of the best yoga resorts found anywhere in the Caribbean, with those retreats employing teachers who are both well trained and with valuable earned experience.

Last year saw the island host the L’Atitude 13° North Barbados Beach and Wellness Festival, which drew yoga and meditation instructors, speakers, chefs, and others to collectively provide a  transformational experience for those who attended what was described as a family-friendly blend of healthy Caribbean activities, cuisine, music, and conversation around well-being. Organizers noted with  pride that all the festivities and activities enjoyed a beautiful backdrop in a destination known for its relaxed ambience.

To learn about more of the spas, yoga, and wellness activities happening in Barbados, check out visitbarbados.org.

By Ian Stalker

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Finding Mana

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Le Meridien Bora Bora

Finding Mana

Polynesian culture runs deep in Tahiti

It’s not always easy to appreciate the many aspects of culture in an exotic destination when the relaxing white sand beaches and clear waters are calling your name. But culture runs deep in Tahiti, the name given collectively to the 118 islands that make up French Polynesia. While the French language remains as a legacy of colonialism, the Polynesian roots of the nation are still firmly established and celebrated through events, tours, and festivals that express a native love for the essence of Tahitian culture – called “mana”.

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Haumana

CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS
Throughout the year, there are 16 days devoted to traditional dancing and singing representations across Tahiti. The Tere ‘A’ Ati cultural and historic event takes place on Rurutu in the Austral Islands. Here, visitors take long walks with stops at ancestral sites and sacred natural formations on their way to the three villages of Moerai, Avera, and Auti. Tere Faati is a circular tour of the island of Tahiti on a traditional “Le Truck” bus. The tour unfolds to the sound of the ukulele with stops at scenic and culturally vital sites. Also, check out the Tere Na Uta tour, which introduces visitors to the magnificent nature of the islands. Riding four-wheel-drive vehicles, visitors escape the main roads and are guided to places of natural beauty and spiritual significance.

TATTOO CONNECTION
One of the most authentic expressions of culture in Tahiti is through body art. The word “tatau”
originated in the islands of Tahiti, before evolving to “tattoo.” Tattooing is a sacred experience, and the
tattoos of Tahiti are believed to carry supernatural powers to prevent the loss of mana. Traditional
Tahitian tattooists work in nearly all the main inhabited islands of French Polynesia, and their reputation attracts visitors from around the world.

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Le Meridien Bora Bora

DISCOVERIES AT SEA
Divers, snorkellers, and adventurers alike come from all over to swim in the warm waters that surround the islands of Tahiti and teem with life from tiny clown fish to awe-inspiring humpback whales, which arrive between July and November. The combination of canyons, caverns, and coral beds provides a multitude of hiding places for marine life, and are home to more than 1,000 species of fish. For those wanting more adventure at sea, small luxury cruising options are a great way to check out a number of The Islands of Tahiti.

GUESTHOUSE GETAWAY
Laid-back and off-the-beaten path, Tahitian guesthouses are a great way to immerse yourself into French Polynesian life. Smaller than a resort and often much more secluded, traditional guesthouses are typically family-operated and renowned for their rustic warmth and Tahitian hospitality. Of course, if you can’t quit the five-star lifestyle, Tahiti abounds with diverse accommodations like luxury resorts The Brando or  the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa or private villa rentals for customized travel. For more on booking tours, cultural experiences, and accommodations, visit tahititourisme.ca.

By Ted Davis

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Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Among the ways of exploring Turkey’s famed Cappadocia region is by hot-air balloon, which give visitors lofty and dramatic views of Cappadocia’s volcanic terrain, frequently described as moonscape- like. Those keen on the up-up-and-away routine can head skyward in a balloon at sunrise. Flights of an hour or more are available, and passengers may have breakfast on board, followed by a  hampagne toast after they’re back on terra firma. Cappadocia itself has been described as a “wonderland of unique geographic formations sprinkled with green vineyards and fruit orchards.” Its features include the Goreme Open Air Museum, with that volcanic valley home to elaborately painted churches literally hewn from
stone. Bordering valleys and villages are home to people who carved their dwellings from rock. Also of note, the famed Silk Road worked its way through the region long ago and visitors today can see stops built along the route to host wealthy traders. Visitors who prefer to stay closer to the ground can explore
the diverse region on marked hiking trails or by horseback. For details on how to get sky-high views of Turkey’s lunar-like Cappadocia landscape, visit www.turkeytourism.ca.

Story by IAN STALKER

ISLAND INDULGENCE IN BARBADOS

Island Indulgence In Barbados

Collectively known as UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences, Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand resorts offer a heady combination of laid-back luxury, personalized Bajan service, and unforgettable vacation experiences.

Located just five minutes from historic Speightstown, Saint Peter’s Bay sits on an enviably secluded stretch of palm-fringed beach, visible from each of its two-, three-, and five-bedroom villas. Each luxuriously appointed, family-style villa boasts traditional Barbadian architecture and finishes, generous floor plans that maximize open living spaces, breathtaking views, and privacy. Sweeping terraces with spa pools, fully equipped kitchens, and beautiful ensuite bedrooms are accented with marble tiles, white-washed cedar joinery and coral mouldings. Saint Peter’s Bay’s award-winning amenities, including a winding lagoon-style pool, oceanfront dining from The Gazebo Bar & Grill, and access to sister resort Port Ferdinand, make it perfect for discerning families.

Set around a majestic 120-berth marina, Port Ferdinand delivers a stunning selection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas. Each beautifully designed villa features marble and limestone finishes, coral stone walls, a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, expansive living spaces, and luxuriously outfitted grand master bedrooms and bathrooms. Port Ferdinand also boasts a world-class array of amenities and services, including a fine-dining harbourside experience at 13/59 Restaurant and Bar Lounge, The Quarterdeck Poolside Bar & Pizzeria, The Sandbox Tree Spa, a fully equipped fitness centre, indoor and outdoor kids’ clubs, as well as an adult recreation centre and golf simulator. Partnering with Nikki Beach, Port Ferdinand recently opened the luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand’s second Caribbean beach club location. On 1.4 acres of beachfront near the mouth of the marina, the club consists of a restaurant, pool, and oceanfront seating for up to 200 guests.

Whether your Barbados dream is a romantic escape, a wellness retreat, or a family vacation, UNNA’s Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand luxury resorts are sure to check all the boxes, combining privacy with exceptional service and stylish living with world-class amenities. For more information, visit stpetersbaybarbados.com and portferdinand.com.

TROPICAL FOODIE ADVENTURE

This is the Year of Culinary Experiences in Barbados. Here’s everything you need to know:

Barbados blends the flavours and influences of African, Caribbean, European, and Asian cooking to create the island’s unique Bajan cuisine
Barbados was the first and remains the only island in the Caribbean to be Zagat rated There are more than 100 restaurants around the island, including sophisticated 5-star dining experiences like The Cliff www.thecliffbarbados.com or Cin Cin www.cincinbythesea.com
Don’t miss the national dish Cou-Cou and Flying Fish. This savoury dish is made of cornmeal and okra and served with Flying Fish prepared in any style.
No shirt, no shoes, no problem at casual beachfront eateries like Bombas, Bo’s Plaice and JuJus offering up fresh and tasty authentic fare
For the best in Bajan cuisine, check out the 9th annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival October 18-21, 2018 visitbarbados.org/food-and-rum-festival

BEACH HOPPING

Straddling the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Barbados’ coastlines vary from gentle beaches to rugged cliffs. The West Coast, where many of the island’s hotels are located, is home to idyllic shores ideal for swimmers and sunbathers. Needham’s Point and Dover Beach, in the South, are best for snorkelling, while Bathsheba on the eastern edge is popular with surfers, featuring miles of untouched coastline.

CATAMARAN CRUISING

Relax on the deck of a luxurious catamaran while gliding over the sparkling, crystal-clear Caribbean waters. At lunchtime, anchor in one of many beautiful coves of Barbados, and enjoy a sumptuous meal prepared by one of the Caribbean’s top chefs.

Story by IAN STALKER

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Rooms With A View

Rooms With A View

Combining comfort with adventure, these unique accommodations offer spectacular views of Mother Nature at her finest and otherworldly experiences that are certain to leave a lasting impression.

Hotel On Skis
FINLAND


Deep in the Arctic tundra of Northern Finland, guests of Off The Map hunt for the Northern Lights from the comfort of a glass-roofed cabin on skis. If the sky is clear, visitors have a 70 % chance of seeing the aurora borealis. In the daytime, go snowshoeing or just enjoy the peace of the Arctic wilderness. Local snacks, hot drinks, and breakfast provided. Cabins include comfortable bed, toilet, table, heater, and stove. Four-day itineraries start at £1,599. www.offthemap.travel

Valley Views
PERU


Guests of Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley near Cuzco ascend a via ferrata about 400 metres above the valley floor to enter a guest room unlike any other. Three transparent “capsules” are secured to a cliff-side, offering vistas of the scenic valley below. Each suite is appointed with four beds, dining area, and bathroom. Rates start at US$415 per night and include guides, equipment, gourmet dinner, wine, and breakfast, all overlooking the Sacred Valley. www.naturavive.com

The Human Nest
CALIFORNIA

At the Treebones Resort in Big Sur, California, guests seeking an elevated camping experience can settle into a treetop, hand-woven, wooden nest for the night. Yes, it’s rustic – guests bring their own sleeping bag and pillows and there is no protection from the elements – but a stay at the Human Nest
earns points for its braggability factor. Rates start at US$175 per night. www.treebonesresort.com

Story by TED DAVIS

To The Nahanni And Beyond

Nahanni National Park, UNESCO’s First World Heritage Site, is one of Canada’s largest and most magnificent nature reserves. Accessible only by air, it borders on a portion of the Mackenzie Mountain Range. The South Nahanni River flows through the deep canyons, past steaming hot springs, across alpine tundra, and past Rabbitkettle, a 30-metre-high mound of fragile limestone layers of tufa.

The mystique surrounding the Gold Rush holds irresistible allure. Planes land on the shores, allowing visitors to step into the scenery, while river trippers portage around. Abundant wildlife – including Dall’s sheep – wander the plateaus and diverse terrain. Experience first-hand flight-seeing on a journey into some of Canada’s most breathtaking scenery of untamed rivers and jagged mountains. Simpson Air, the first air charter company in Fort Simpson, offers fly-in and fly-over day tours, charters for a “plan your own tour,” or canoe rental and fly-in fishing gear rental. Whatever your dream wilderness experience is – canoeing, kayaking, rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, wilderness lodging, Northern Lights viewing – Simpson Air can make it reality.

A must-do stopover is the Nahanni Mountain Lodge at Little Doctor Lake, nestled at the foot of the Mackenzie Mountains where they rise from the Interior Plains. The original lodge was home to pioneers Mary and Gus Kraus who passed it on to Ted Grant, chief pilot and owner of Simpson Air, to preserve and promote their passion for this majestic land. Cast off in a motorboat to explore, or grab a canoe and paddle to the river. Throw in a line and fish for dinner. Enjoy the sandy beach and shallow waters or hike up the back of the grand buttresses through “the gap.” This historic homestead is ideal for families, groups, or your own private getaway. A unique stay with lodging, tour choice, and airfare for up to 12 guests.

Fort Simpson, the oldest established trading post in the Mackenzie Valley, can be reached by air via Yellowknife. Local services include all the basic amenities to support your journey. Reserve online at http://simpsonair.ca or talk to us about your wilderness dreams at 1-866-995-2505 or info@simpsonair.ca.

Bermuda Luxe

A Five-Day Escape

Bermuda’s pristine waters, old-world glam, elegant hotels, and cultural pursuits are made for leisure and luxury. Leave ordinary behind on a five-day escape tailored to those in search of exclusive experiences. Just a three-hour flight from Toronto, Bermuda feels a world away.

DAY 1
Cultural Capital

Take in a healthy breakfast at Devil’s Isle Cafe before exploring Bermuda’s cultural centrepiece, Hamilton. Discover the historic Hamilton Princes hotel and its renowned modern art collection followed by lunch at internationally acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant, Marcus. Then, shop the afternoon away at Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery for delicate jewellery inspired by the island’s pink sand, find eclectic gifts and clothing personally curated by owner Nicole Golden at Urban Cottage, and visit Della Valle, where you’ll be fitted for custom-made leather sandals. For dinner, head to Barracuda Grill for fresh seafood, suckling pig, and their signature gingerbread toffee pudding. Cap off the evening with a craft cocktail at Yours Truly.

DAY 2
Gardens & Hideaways

Take an in-depth “Arts in the Garden” tour of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art expertly arranged by Bermuda Explorer. In the afternoon, tour the island by taxi. Bermuda’s knowledgeable drivers double as guides – a great way to gather insider info, leaving you feeling like a local. Treat yourself to dinner at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning steakhouse in a refurbished 1670 cottage, Waterlot Inn. Reservations required.

DAY 2
Gardens & Hideaways

Take an in-depth “Arts in the Garden” tour of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art expertly arranged by Bermuda Explorer. In the afternoon, tour the island by taxi. Bermuda’s knowledgeable drivers double as guides – a great way to gather insider info, leaving you feeling like a local. Treat yourself to dinner at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning steakhouse in a refurbished 1670 cottage, Waterlot Inn. Reservations required.

DAY 3
Spa Day
For an unconventional and unforgettable spa experience, opt for an underground treatment at Grotto Bay Beach Resort’s Natura Spa. Melt away stress on a crystal-clear subterranean lake in a stunning 500,000-year-old cave. For dinner, make your way to The Beach Club At Rosewood Bermuda. Just steps away from a private beach with dramatic ocean views, the casual setting boasts a sophisticated menu.

DAY 4
Local Flavours

Join a Bermudian family for a home-cooked breakfast through Bermuda Explorer. After making new friends, head over to The Bermuda Perfumery in the town of St. George where island-inspired scents are blended and hand-bottled. They also offer tours, afternoon tea, and perfume-making workshops. Break for lunch at Tempest Bistro before visiting Fort St. Catherine, a fascinating historic military site. Enjoy a seasonal seafood menu while watching the sunset at The Beach House Restaurant.

DAY 5
On The Water

A day-long boat charter is the highlight of any Bermuda vacation. Thinking Of Bermuda boats range from casual 30-foot to honeymoon-worthy 100-foot yachts. Snorkel coral reefs and shipwrecks, sip a Dark ‘n Stormy®, and dine under the stars. Miles Market makes it a breeze to stock up on local produce and an array of international cheese, chocolates, and wine.

Pack your Bermuda best, and catch a flight to luxury’s favourite destination. For more information, visit www.gotobermuda.com.

Cuba’s Coolest City – Havana by Day & Night

DAY

By day, the streets of Old Havana fill with tourists eagerly exploring Cuba’s thriving cultural capital.

CHECK-IN Any claims that Havana lacks true luxury hotels will quickly be put to rest by the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. This five-star property in Old Havana began life as a shopping arcade more than a century ago. The 246 rooms and suites feature high ceilings and French windows. For those who like to be pampered, head to the spa or rooftop pool with its sweeping views of the district. www.kempinski.com/havana

FOOD A celebrity hangout since opening its doors in the 1940s, start the day with breakfast in the gardens of the storied Hotel Nacional de Cuba overlooking the Caribbean Sea. www.hotelnacionaldecuba.com

EXPLORE In Old Havana, take a walk along its charming cobblestone streets. Bars, restaurants, outdoor cafés, cigar lounges, and historic attractions abound in this gloriously restored district. Stop at La Bodeguita del Medio for a mojito. labodeguitarestaurant.restaurantwebx.com

HISTORY Even if you’re not a history buff, you’ll find the Museum of the Revolution enthralling with its many exhibits telling of the guerrilla campaign that brought Fidel Castro to power and its recounting of Cold War tensions. www.cuba-museums-guide.com

STYLE Havana can be hot. Explore the city in the comfort of a chauffeured ‘60s American car, iconic of the city. These stylish vehicles are lovingly maintained and a fun way to get around. Cars for hire can be found outside prominent hotels and popular attractions. Ask your concierge.

NIGHT

Salsa, jazz, and incredible cuisine: night time is the right time in Havana.

FOOD For dinner, how about breaking bread in a restaurant Cuban authorities were confident was suitable for a world leader? San Cristobal hosted former U.S. president Barack Obama when he visited Havana. www.paladarsancristobal.com

PALADAR Or try authentic Cuban cuisine at one of Havana’s growing number of paladars – privately run restaurants licensed by the Cuban government to serve foreigners. La Guarida, whose celebrity guest list includes Robert De Niro, Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, and Rihanna, boasts it’s Havana’s “most elegant” paladar. www.laguarida.com

AFTER DINNER What would a visit to Havana be without taking in a show at the famed Tropicana? Presenting spectacular displays of Cuban music and dancing – it’s a must. www.cabaret-tropicana.com

LATE Cuban music and dance have built a worldwide following, and there are many places night owls can choose from. The Melià Cohiba’s Cafe Habana is always lively after sundown. Jazz Café and La Zorra y el Cuervo are renowned Cuban jazz hotspots. And the Buena Vista Social Club or Café Parisien at The Hotel Nacional de Cuba are other great choices in a city of great choices. Check out www.lahabana.com for a full list of late night hot spots.