For many people, winter has arrived with a flurry. The winter chill has already come to visit a few times this season. Spring can’t come soon enough, right? So it’s time to makes plans for a tropical beach getaway.
Snow and other wintry weather aren’t always welcome. At this time of year, many people opt to head toward balmy breezes in tropical locales. But you can do something about it. Therefore, take charge and book a tropical beach getaway vacation.
Below are eight great destinations to consider for a tropical beach getaway. Each one has all-inclusive resorts that are easy to book for winter escapes. Since you know your upfront rate, these all-inclusive resorts include your room, meals, drinks and many activities.
Luxury Beach Destinations:
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
On the Yucatan Peninsula about 34 miles south of Cancun International Airport, Playa has a laid-back ambience. The mood is reflected in its low-rise hotels. Relax on white-sand beaches, play championship golf courses and stroll Fifth Avenue. Stroll down pedestrian streets lined with shops and eateries. At Xcaret Park you can float along underground rivers. Plus, explore a re-created ancient Mayan village and visit habitats for manatees and jaguars.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Historic San Jose del Cabo and lively Cabo San Lucas bracket the 20-mile coastal area known as Los Cabos. It’s found at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Among the draws are challenging golf courses, superb sport fishing and horseback riding. In addition, desert landscapes that can be explored by all-terrain vehicle. Prime whale-watching season runs from December through March. Hene, you can snap a photo of iconic El Arco, a natural stone arch that stands where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.
Palm Beach, Aruba
On the northwestern coast of Aruba, 2-mile-long Palm Beach offers powdery sand and calm, clear waters. In addition to big-name hotel brands, it offers beach bars, restaurants and lively nightlife. Water-sports concessions can arrange parasailing, WaveRunner rentals, diving excursions and more. The Butterfly Farm cares for brightly colored winged creatures in a tropical garden. Be sure to go early in the morning and you may catch one emerging from its chrysalis.
Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and home to 18th-century fortresses. It includes the pink colonial buildings of Parliament Square. It’s connected to Paradise Island. The site of the sprawling Atlantis resort connects by a pair of 600-foot-long bridges. Both offer beautiful beaches and many leisure opportunities. For example, try catamaran sailing, fishing and diving at coral reefs and shipwreck sites. Seek souvenirs at Nassau’s famous Bay Street straw market. Lasty, explore the shopping stalls of the Bahamas Craft Centre on Paradise Island.
Willemstad is the capital of this Dutch Caribbean island. It’s well-preserved historic districts dating to the 17th century earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Colorful gable-roofed buildings make a great photo op, especially from the Queen Emma pontoon bridge. Sample local cuisine at the food stalls of the Old Market. Then head to the revitalized Pietermaai district for its music clubs.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport provides easy access to this resort destination on the northwestern coast. Floating down the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot-long bamboo raft has long been a favorite activity, while championship courses like Cinnamon Hill lure golfers. Chukka’s Montpelier Jungle Outpost, on the grounds of an 18th-century sugar plantation, offers hikes up to a waterfall and tubing on the Great River.
Gros Islet, St. Lucia
At the northern end of St. Lucia, is the fishing village of Gros Islet. Also nearby is Rodney Bay, which has emerged as one of the island’s prime vacation spots. Gros Islet hosts a famed Friday night street party, or “jump up.” Here, residents and visitors alike gather for music, dancing and food. Enjoy barbecue, seafood and local rum and beer. Rodney Bay is home to two shopping malls. There are international and local restaurants and Splash Island Water Park. In addition, try an inflatable aqua obstacle course with a trampoline, climbing wall, hurdles and other features.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
At the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is Punta Cana. This tropical area boasts a 30-mile, white-sand coastline. The area is inviting and perfect for vacationers to swim, snorkel, kayak and fish. Explore the countryside on an off-road adventure. Plus, learn to ride the waves at Macao Surf Camp or head to Scape Park. You can swim in underground caves or splash down in the water after ziplining through the trees. Last, at the Ojo Indigenos nature reserve, hiking trails wind through a rainforest to a dozen freshwater lagoons.
Are you ready for a tropical beach getaway vacation? The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your entire trip itinerary. Let our travel specialists help you every step of the way. It’s time you start living a life of luxury and enjoy a VIP experience.