As the weather grows steadily colder in many parts of the world, travelers may be looking to escape to a warmer, sunnier destination. If that’s your goal, this list is perfect for you. Here are 8 gorgeous, relaxing tropical destinations to visit this winter!
Aruba is a beautiful island located in the Caribbean. You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to choosing where to stay while visiting, from all-inclusive resorts to longer-term villas for rent. Things to do include relaxing on the white sand beaches or exploring Arikok National Park. For those who enjoy trying new foods on their travels, head over to The Renaissance Market. Renaissance Market is an outdoor marketplace that offers a huge variety of dishes. This includes everything from local cuisine to Mexican, Italian, and more.
2. The Bahamas
The Bahamas are an archipelago that consists of over 700 islands. Islands such as Grand Bahama and Paradise Island are among the most popular to visit. Surrounded by glistening, stunningly clear waters and home to everything from great bars to serene beaches, choosing one of these islands as a vacation destination is sure to make for a memorable time.
This Caribbean island is known for its culinary experience, making this an excellent option for foodies. Enjoy some casual dining and seafood at Fish Pot or more formal dining at Cafe Luna. Of course, that’s not all it has to offer. You can also look forward to activities such as exploring a limestone cave or lounging on one of the beautiful beaches, such as Dover Beach.
With its turquoise waters and sparkling, pristine beaches, Cancun, Mexico is a great choice for a winter getaway. It’s also home to a good number of high-quality, all-inclusive resorts, making this a great choice for travelers looking for a convenient, easy-to-plan, and all-around relaxing trip.
Bali is an excellent choice for travelers looking for a wide variety of things to do. Whether you’re looking to explore local sites such as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary or relax at an all-inclusive resort, Bali has you covered. It also has ranked fairly safely as a destination for the past few years for those with safety concerns traveling abroad.
Tahiti offers visitors everything they could want out of a tropical vacation – sun, beautiful beaches surrounded by even more beautiful waters, and plenty to do. Explore the coast by snorkeling or renting a glass-bottom kayak.
7. Bora Bora
Located in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is surrounded by sparkling, turquoise waters. This tropical getaway offers visitors luxury and relaxation at its resorts, as well as a taste of adventure with great spots for activities such as scuba diving.
8. The Maldives
Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are known for their beautiful beaches and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Also notable is a trend of accommodations in the form of overwater bungalows, such as those offered by Meeru Island Resort & Spa – you’ve no doubt seen either them or something like them featured in countless Instagram pictures before.
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