Looking for the cheapest warm-weather winter getaways this year? These are the best destinations for American travelers this winter.
Whether you’re in search of gorgeous beaches, unique local culture, or a mixture of both, these destinations deliver on multiple fronts.
For American travelers, many of these warm-weather winter getaways are just a short flight away from the U.S., and all offer affordable prices and options for every budget.
1. Cancun, Mexico
There’s a reason that Cancun has been breaking tourism records and remains the most popular beach destination in the world for American travelers.
Cancun is convenient and cheap to get to — nearly 40 cities in the U.S. have nonstop flights to Cancun. There are tons of hotels and resorts to choose from, with options for every budget.
It’s a relaxing paradise with great beaches, nearby activities like visiting ancient Mayan ruins, and tons of dining and entertainment options.
And when the new Maya Train opens in December, visitors to Cancun will be able to make day trips to tons of exciting nearby destinations around Mexico.
2. Montego Bay, Jamaica
Another cheap destination perfect for escaping the cold this winter? Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Jamaica is ideal for a winter getaway this year, especially for travelers on a budget. This laidback island is one of the most affordable destinations in the Caribbean.
In Montego Bay, you can find all-inclusive resorts on the beach for under $300 a night.
3. Cartagena, Colombia
Another sunny getaway that’s perfect for American travelers is Cartagena, Colombia. This city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast is a mixture of colorful colonial architecture and culture that’s also close to some great beaches.
While there are good beaches just outside the city, the best beaches are a boat ride away in the Rosario Islands, a popular day trip from Cartagena.
Although Cartagena is more touristy and expensive than other parts of Colombia, it’s still a great value for money.
4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has been surging in popularity with American travelers this year and it’s not hard to see why.
This Caribbean island paradise is beautiful, offering something for every traveler. Punta Cana is one of the best destinations for a winter getaway because it’s affordable and known for its abundance of all-inclusive resorts and hotels.
Like Jamaica, you can find some great deals on resorts in Punta Cana, and the Dominican Republic often has extremely cheap airfare from the United States.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a destination that is further away but makes for a truly incredible winter getaway. Although you may spend more money on a flight to get here from the U.S., you’ll certainly save money once you’re on the ground in Bali.
This stunning island in Indonesia is known for its rich culture and diverse natural beauty. Inland, you’ll find breathtaking scenery and terraced rice patties, while on the coast, you’ll find great beaches.
Food, accommodation, and activities in Bali are all very affordable, making this Southeast Asia destination perfect for a budget-friendly getaway.
6. Antigua, Guatemala
For travelers who want something different than your typical tropical beach vacation, add Antigua to your travel radar this winter.
Antigua is the colonial capital of Guatemala, and it’s perfect for a winter getaway. This beautiful historic city is filled with colorful buildings and cobblestone streets and is surrounded by dramatic volcanoes on all sides. It’s also affordable and easy to get to from the United States.
It’s a great destination with tons to do — you can visit museums and historic churches, shop for traditional Mayan handicrafts, and check out the trendy cafes, restaurants, and boutiques in the city. If you’re up for an adventure, hike the nearby Pacaya Volcano (easy) or Acatenango Volcano (more challenging.)
7. Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is the most popular destination in Thailand and it comes as no surprise as to why. This beach destination is absolutely stunning, and it’s paradise on a budget.
Similar to Bali, you may spend more money on flights from the U.S. to get to Phuket, but you can make up for it in savings once you reach your final destination.
Everything from hotels to food to activities is affordable here, and you can enjoy boat tours, delicious Thai food, and massages on the beach for very little money.
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