Villa Los Pinos

Apartment, hotel in Habana del Este

Los Pinos is a collection of little houses (two to four bedrooms) with kitchens and TVs that were holiday homes before the revolution. Big bonus: some of them come with their own private swimming pool. While nicely located, they're not what you'd call luxurious, and maintenance and upkeep can be issues.

There's a small supermarket nearby if you're playing chef, or an on-site restaurant if you're not. El Mégano beach is less than 100m away.