The days just keep on getting shorter and shorter, and the temperatures just keep on getting lower and lower. Winter is great for the first few days, but after that? It’s the worst. And here’s the real stinker: It’s not going to be over for many more months to come.
That’s why so many dream of taking warm beach vacations during the months of December, January, February and March. It’s a perfect time to get away from the cold, away from scrapping off your car, away from the snow. Instead of shoveling your driveway, you could be chilling seaside, a Mai Tai in your hand and a good book in your lap.
But where should you take that beach vacation if you’re really serious about doing it. Well, we’ve got you covered. On this list, you’re going to discover the very best 25 resorts in the world for having a beach vacation. Each one of these resorts offers something different, but each one offers you the chance to enjoy warm weather, silky soft sand, and crystal clear waters.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t! So, why not come take a look at these 25 stunning beach resorts that you should visit this winter. We promise it will be worth it, and at the very least looking at these places will warm you up some. (It’s cold out there!)
1. Le Blanc Spa (Cancun, Mexico)
Widely considered one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world, the stunning Cancun beach is a big reason why.
2. Ladera (St. Lucia)
As you make your way down from your villa, which is situated 1000 feet above the beach, you’ll be able to take in the natural beauty that St. Lucia is known for.
3. Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Riviera Maya, Mexico)
This beautiful resort offers a collection of villas, from which guests can enjoy plenty of private beach areas and a PGA golf course.
4. Excellence Playa Mujeres (Quintana Roo, Mexico)
When you stay at this resort, you can enjoy exclusive access to the property’s two-mile-long beach as well as a golf course designed by Greg Norman.
5. Hotel Christopher (St. Barts)
When you get tired of the beach, which is a short walk away, you can enjoy the largest resort pool on St. Barts.
6. Curtain Bluff (Antigua)
Sticking out into Carlisle Bay, you’ll find that this resort with a beautiful stretch of beach is truly all-inclusive.
7. Jade Mountain (St. Lucia)
This beautiful resort doesn’t offer fancy things like “Wi-Fi”, which means you can really disconnect and get into the island swing.
8. Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa (Vietnam)
Located along the central coast of Vietnam, this resort sits on a massive piece of property that overlooks the Marble Mountains.
9. St. Regis Bora Bora Resort (French Polynesia)
Widely considered to be one of the top resorts in the world, you’d better believe that there are some untouched beaches to be enjoyed here.
10. Le Sereno (St. Barts)
The minimal design of this beautiful resort ensures that your focus is where it should be: on the beautiful stretch of Grand Cul de Sac beach this resort is situated along.
11. Four Seasons Resort (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Situated in the world’s first UNESCO World Geopark, you’ll be spending just as much time sunning on the beach as you are admiring the stunning flora and fauna.
12. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club (Nevis)
Here you can get the ultimate Caribbean vacation; experience what it’s like to be on a Caribbean plantation, while also enjoying the beautiful beaches and amenities.
13. Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa (Australia)
This completely tricked-out resort is located along the southern tip of Four Mile Beach and offers an enormous pool and rooms with swim-up access.
14. The Mulia (Bali, Indonesia)
As one of the newest beach resorts on this list, The Mulia has been quick to impress with its unrestrained luxury and idyllic setting.
15. The Nam Hai (Hoi An, Vietnam)
While the beach at this resort is plenty striking, you may spend more time admiring the stunning architecture of the resort’s buildings.
16. Palm Island Resort (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
This resort occupies its own private island with stretches of untouched beachfront. Do we really need to say more?
17. Southern Ocean Lodge (Kangaroo Island, Australia)
Situated on an island that’s mostly comprised of conserved land, there are few beach resorts in the world that offer more beautiful environments than this one.
18. Amankila (Bali, Indonesia)
This resort is comprised of beautiful hillside villas that overlook the sweeping beaches and waters below, while also providing a tremendous three-tiered pool.
19. qualia (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
The Great Barrier Reef is on many a bucket list, and this beautiful resort featuring overwater bungalows might be the best way to experience it.
20. Hermitage Bay (Antigua)
From every suite in this exclusive and expensive resort, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the crystal-clear water and white sand beaches.
21. Viceroy Riviera Maya (Mexico)
In this world-class resort that’s high on luxury, you can enjoy an intimate time or ship up to Playa Del Carmen for some action.
22. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
When you’re not marveling at the experience of staying in an overwater bungalow, you’ll be enjoying the Bora Bora beaches.
23. Guana Island (British Virgin Islands)
This ultra exclusive resort in the British Virgin Islands is one of only a handful of privately owned islands in the area. As you might imagine, the private beach is truly exceptional!
24. Esperanza (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
Cabo is known the world over for the quality of its beaches, and this resort provides one of the most luxurious ways to experience those beaches.
25. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Mexico)
This wonderful resort offers a Mediterranean experience in Mexico, which is why thousands of travelers flock to it each and every year.