Cuba is made up of over 200 bays and 300 natural beaches, making it the largest island in the West Indies. Although Cuba is considered to have a tropical climate, it has the advantage of a gentle breeze due to the trade winds, cooling temperatures. Cuba has two distinct seasons; the rainy season (May to October) and the dry season (November to April). You’ll soon come to realise why in 1492 Christopher Columbus claimed Cuba to be “the most beautiful island”. It boasts some of the richest flora worldwide with coconut palms, tropical fruit trees and the royal palm trees.