Isla de la Juventud
South of Cuba, across the island from Havana, is the Isla de la Juventud. This island is the largest of the Cuban islands and the 7th largest island in the Caribbean. On our last day, and yes, we are up to our last day, we went to Juventad and spent several hours on the beach. A simple day and absolutely delicious!
After our breakfast we queued up for a ship’s tender to go ashore. The day was brilliant and warm. The water was a deep aquamarine and you could look down into it for many meters.
From the tender we could see a long white beach backed by a palm forest. A long pier had been contructed out from the shore and it was there that we tied up.
The closer we got the more inviting the beach became. The forest came right down to the sand and it offered an intense green contrast to the blue and white of the shore.
Susan on the dock as we go ashore.
We chose a spot in the palms and put our towels down..
Behind the beach is a small lagoon reached along a sandy trail in the woods.
Walking back out on the dock to catch the boat to the Armonia we had a wonderful view of the beach, the water and the palms.
I am not a beach person but this was a very enjoyable afternoon. I liked everything about it and would have spent more time there.