Cuba's sun-kissed beaches await for a weeklong escape from the winter blues that saves as much as $250 on similar packages from Ottawa.
This offer is part of a Sunwing promotion celebrating 10 years of vacations to Cuba with deals to most of the popular destinations on the island.
Sample pricing for a seven-night vacation in Varadero from Ottawa is $695 ($980 including tax). Stay at the Blau Marina Varadero Resort departing Jan. 5, 12, 19.
According to Frommer's, "Varadero is Cuba's most renowned and popular beach destination." Hotels are built along a 21 km.-long peninsula of almost uninterrupted white sand jutting into a crystalline sea.
Note: Travel is on Sunwing Airlines, which provides an upscale in-flight experience including a glass of Champagne, a choice of hot meals with wine, hot towel service, movies, headsets and backpacks for children filled with games and toys. Passengers are allowed one free checked bag of up to 20 kg.