While the cold definitely hasn’t settled in yet, when winter rolls around in colder parts of the world, all I want to do is get out of dodge and head to the beach for some sun, surf, and sand. Nothing quite breaks-up the long haul of a cold and dark winter like some time relaxing on luxury holidays—stretching-out poolside or along the beach, with your favorite cocktail and book in hand. If you’re considering a beach getaway this coming winter and are wondering what destinations might be best for you, here are 4 that you’re bound to enjoy.
Mexico // Mexico is home to a number of top quality all-inclusive resorts on both its eastern and western coasts, and is one of the prime destinations for North Americans to head during the cold winter months. With its stunning beaches, warm waters and classy accommodations, it is easy to see why we flock there. Mexico is also home to some of the greatest historical sites anywhere in the world, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, and on top of this it is the home of fajitas and tequila!
Thailand // There are few places where you will find better winter weather than in Thailand, as these months fall after the rainy season and before the blistering hot months of the spring. Thailand is not only home to some of Asia’s best beach spots, including isolated coves and stunning stretches of sand backed by tropical foliage, it also has a kind and engaging atmosphere, tasty food, and a number of great cultural sites.
Cuba // If you want to plan a trip to the Caribbean then the winter months are the best, as the summer tends to be far too hot, and the autumn coincides with hurricane season. Cuba is one of the region’s most unique countries, with a mixture of luxury all-inclusive resorts and wonderful local sites – from the cafés and restaurants of Havana to the historical cobbled streets of the UNESCO Heritage city of Trinidad and the nearby Valle de los Ingenios.
Iceland // Okay, so this one might not be a sunny place to head, but if you’re looking for top winter destinations and have considered traveling to Iceland in the past, then this is the time to do it. It might be the coldest time to visit this island country in the North Atlantic, but it also gives you the best opportunity to experience the wonders of the Northern Lights, whose displays are extravagant in the dark winter months.
Wherever you decide to head for your holiday, be sure it’s somewhere you can relax and recharge to better take on life upon your return.