Warm Winter Vacation Ideas & Best Beach Getaways
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Anyone else crave warm winter sun and white sand beaches as we head deeper into the coldest time of year? There are so many gorgeous beach getaways and warm winter vacation locations available, but sometimes it’s hard to choose the best option.
From the Mexican Riviera to the gorgeous Caribbean Islands as well as the beautiful islands in the Philippines and even great warm locations in the U.S. like Florida, you can find your perfect winter vacation idea!
In this post, you’ll find some of my favorite warm-weather winter vacation ideas and beachy locations! If you are ready to trade snow for sun and a margarita this post is here to help! Here’s what you’ll find in this post:
The Caribbean offers some of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world and winter is the best time to visit most of the islands. If you are having trouble deciding which of the Caribbean Islands to visit, this is the perfect article for you. You'll find an overview of 27 of the most beautiful Caribbean islands in this article, including one of my favorites; Aruba!
The best time to visit Puerto Princesa is from January to April. It’s during these months in the Philippines that rainfall is at its lowest. The beaches are gorgeous, but you'll also want to check out the underground river located at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Florida weather in Winter is beautiful! In addition to relaxing on the beach, Jacksonville offers many water activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, and river cruises. Whether you are up for an independent adventure on a paddleboard or are looking to spend a relaxing day sailing down the river, Jacksonville has something for everyone. This is a great choice for a winter beach vacation in the USA.
Aruba is located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, the climate is dry and rarely has a rainy day. Because of this, it is one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean. I’m here to tell you that Aruba can be done on a budget or in high-end luxury. Keep reading to find my favorite hotels in Aruba, no matter what budget you have available.
Everyone loves the idea of a beautiful, island vacation. Sun, white-sand beaches, and the Caribbean sea – what could possibly be better? This island country has a tropical climate with constant, warm weather all year round. What's not to love? This article shares the top all-inclusive hotels in Aruba.
If you’re searching for a resort city with jungle vibes and sun-kissed beach days, Puerto Vallarta is calling your name. Fun is the best word to describe Puerto Vallarta. It’s the perfect mix of beach life, water sports, and the thumping bass of nightclubs. It was nominated for "Best City" in 2018 by Condé Nast. With tropical year-round weather and packed with adventure and nightlife, Puerto Vallarta is a destination you must visit at least once in your life.
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya ultra-luxury resort hugs the coast where the Caribbean Sea meets the Yucatan jungle. If you want to have the most indulgent spa experience, love an ultra-luxury experience, enjoy seriously delicious food and relish an all-inclusive resort; Grand Velas Riviera Maya should be your top choice for a winter vacation. This is one of the finest luxury resorts in Mexico!
Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is summer in Australia. Broome is a great option and is where you'll find the biggest stretch of beach in Western Australia.
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Alexa Meisler is the editorial director of 52 Perfect Days. Born in Paris, France she has since lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring California and Mexico.
Travel has always been a part of her life; traveling to such places as Morocco, Tangiers and Spain as a young child as well as taking many road trips to Mexico with her grandparents as a young girl. Since then, she has traveled abroad to locations such as Russia, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Prior to working at 52 Perfect Days she was a freelance travel writer; focusing on family and women’s adventure experiences.