Wouldn’t you know that Halloween is now firmly in the rearview mirror. And that can only mean one thing! Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away now… And what happens after the turkey comes out of the oven and the calendar switches over to the last month of the year? Well, that means that the holidays are finally upon us!
Sure, the holidays are all well and good! It’s great to have the opportunity to gather with friends and family and to celebrate. However, let’s face the facts. As fun as the holidays can be, they can also be mighty stressful – and not to mention a bit cold and dreary.
That’s why so many people start thinking of getting away from it all to a place that’s warm and sunny during the holiday season. And if you’re one of those kinds of people, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. On the list below, we’re going to review our picks for 20 warm places where you can go in order to escape the holidays this winter. From incredible islands to warm desert locales, they’re all here. So, take your pick, and save yourself from the winter doldrums!
1. Little Palm Island, Florida
Part of the Keys, this relaxed Florida destination features winter-time temps that over in the mid 70s.
2. Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Only a short plane ride away from the East Coast of the U.S., Hamilton Parish features great weather and some gorgeous pink-sand beaches.
3. Deep Water Cay, Bahamas
If you fancy a warm deep-water fishing excursion as your winter holiday getaway, then this Bahamas destination is a great choice.
4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Home to some of the very best resorts in the world, there’s always a good time to be had here during the winter months.
If you’re looking for a warm place to head this winter where the surfing is good, Nicaragua is a sneaky-good destination.
6. Hermitage Bay, Antigua
The rugged coastline along Hermitage Bay means that it’s eminently possible to find a beautiful stretch of sand and surf to call your own.
7. St. John, USVI
You won’t need to take out your passport in order to pay this wonderful island – which will have temps in the low 80s – a visit.
8. Christiansted, St. Croix
This beautiful historic town has a unique splendor that’s only eclipsed by the natural beauty of the landscape surrounding.
9. Willemstad, Curacao
Featuring exquisite Dutch architecture, you won’t get those low Dutch winter temps here.
10. Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
If you pay this destination a visit during the holidays, be sure to take part in some of the best snorkeling on the planet.
11. Viti Levu, Fiji
As you’re enjoying temperatures that can reach up into the high 80s, you’ll likely be blown away by the incredible beauty of the deep blue waters around you.
12. Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
You’ll find plenty of beautiful resorts along the coastline here, a place where the average temps during the holidays are in the mid 80s.
13. The Maldives
This chain of islands is famous for a reason, and you’ll definitely enjoy the warm weather when you’re staying in a gorgeous overwater bungalow.
If you’re looking for an uncommon Caribbean experience, the island of Saba is definitely there to accommodate.
15. San Diego, California
The beautiful city of San Diego has beautiful weather year round and is home to some great cultural attractions, such as the world-renowned San Diego Zoo.
16. Todos Santos, Mexico
Why put up with the party crowds of places like Cabo when you can enjoy a relaxing and warm vacation here?
17. Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
If you find yourself here during the holiday season, it’s entirely possible that you might be rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.
18. Paracas, Peru
The gorgeous cliffs of Paracas are only a few hours away from Lima. Here you’ll find beautiful beaches and an incredible diversity of wildlife.
19. Roatan, Honduras
Here’s the place you’ll want to hit up if your idea of a warm holiday getaway includes getting some great scuba-diving in.
20. Virgin Gorda, BVI
When you’re looking for a warm-weather getaway this winter that’s high on romance, don’t sleep on Virgin Gorda.