Our founder, Henrietta Loyd, a luxury travel expert, shares a handful of the destinations she has loved over the years and why they’re so special.
I first visited Cuba with a friend who lives in Miami, some 11 years ago. It fast became one of my all-time favourite destinations and I have now been five times. Havana is a mix of Caribbean culture, music, mojitos, ballet, dance, contemporary art, and just has the most sensational overall vibe. Cuba has had a very tough time with sanctions imposed by the US. When I was there last year, this was evident in the many shortages I witnessed, however the resilience and the pride the citizens feel in their country is admirable. Trinidad, which is about a six-hour drive from Havana, is a charming colonial town with cobblestone streets and music on every corner – it’s a must visit. The food (which has a terrible reputation) has improved, and I am heartened that we seem to be sending many more clients there again, all of whom are returning as captivated as I am.