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  • Writer's pictureJulie Prusak

8 Favorite Warm Weather Destinations for Winter Travel

Are you ready to escape the winter weather and bask in the sun someplace exotic? These eight warm-weather destinations are perfect for sun lovers, water sports enthusiasts, and any traveler looking for a relaxing beach vacation.


Anguilla is the perfect island for beaches, golf, and great cuisine. This pristine island has 33 beaches and many beach bars and restaurants. From small food shacks to fancy restaurants, you can enjoy delicious meals with your feet in the sand, listening to the sound of the ocean. Aside from water activities and boat charters, Anguilla is a great golf destination with an 18-hole championship golf course set against breathtaking sea views.

Costa Rica

Very few places in the world offer such incredible biodiversity, beautiful scenery, and a variety of vacation adventures as Costa Rica. This small country in Central America offers tropical beaches, majestic volcanoes, sports fishing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, zip-lining, and the peaceful serenity of mountain resorts with hot springs and stunning views.

French Polynesia

Enjoy the sun-drenched sands and sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific. With over 25,000 picturesque islands full of colorful wildlife and natural beauty, it's no wonder that the South Pacific is the ultimate getaway for a relaxing holiday. Cruise effortlessly from island to island and discover the diverse cultures of each locale. Island hop by plane or ferry or just relax and enjoy your private overwater bungalow on Bora Bora.

The Maldives

Hundreds of small islands, each with a single resort, are scattered throughout this country. Start your vacation by arriving at your selected resort via seaplane or boat from the main airport. The water is warm and clear, and resorts offer spas, bars, restaurants, and water activities. Many are all-inclusive. Jump into the pristine ocean to snorkel right from your luxurious overwater bungalow. Relax, enjoy the ocean and your private plunge pool. The Maldives are perfect for relaxation and romance.

St. Barts

St. Barts is an exclusive island in the French West Indies where you can enjoy boutique hotels, uncrowded beaches, waterfront bistros serving exquisite French cuisine, and chic shops and art galleries. St. Barts has the perfect blend of European charm, natural beauty, and relaxed island vibe. It is a dream destination for sailors and romantics, with white sand beaches and charming coastal villages. Divers enjoy the clear waters and coral reefs off spectacular secluded coves.

St. John, USVI

This island is both spectacular and easily accessible from many US cities. The beaches are unspoiled and protected as a national park. This lush and mountainous island offers beautiful views. St. John is the perfect island for a villa rental or a stay at a 5-star resort. Rent a Jeep and go beach hopping, enjoy snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, golf, or horseback riding. Charter a sailboat and explore the nearby islands or take a sunset sail. St. John is a watersport lover’s dream destination.

St. Lucia

The uniqueness of St. Lucia is its lush and volcanic landscape. It offers a range of activities, unlike other Caribbean Islands. Some of the activities to enjoy in St. Lucia include driving into a volcano, hiking in a rainforest to a beautiful waterfall, horseback riding, ziplining, a chocolate sampling experience, and enjoying spectacular spa services. Lush rainforests, stunning landscapes, fun activities, and beautiful beaches make for an unforgettable Caribbean Island vacation.

Turks & Caicos

The Turks & Caicos islands have one of the world's largest coral reefs, providing spectacular snorkeling and diving opportunities. The waters of the Turks & Caicos are the most incredible hues of turquoise and aquamarine, equally beautiful from the white sand beaches or a sailboat. Many exclusive resorts and villas are available in Turks & Caicos, perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

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