This blog post was updated on February 6, 2023.
Already over winter and craving some heat? We feel you! If you’d prefer your own moderately clad skin to be roasting on the beach rather than a bunch of chestnuts on an open fire, have a look at these idyllic warm weather destinations. When you finally begin to thaw from that winter cold, you’ll thank us!
If you want to feel like you’re traveling somewhere exotic without the hassle of getting a passport, Puerto Rico has you covered. Because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, Americans can easily find cheap flights in January to this exotic locale. Flights to San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, are affordable over the winter months, especially if you’re flying directly from Florida. You’ll also find a bevy of value-driven hotel options lining the beaches of this island paradise. Make sure you don’t forget to check out the beautiful Spanish architecture, the sandy beaches, and the delicious food.
Dubai has all of the ingredients for an amazing big city vacation. As a global economic hub, this popular city is known for its luxurious vibe and modern amenities. The Burj Khalifa is distinguished as being the world’s tallest buildings while the premium malls add an air of opulence to what many refer to as the “City of Gold.” There’s no shortage of extravagance in Dubai, making it a good choice for travelers who want to feel pampered. You’ll also find a bevy of premium resorts ready to cater to your every whim. The warm desert climate makes Dubai one of the best warm weather destinations, especially when the freezing cold weather has you feeling down.
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Located on the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka is an ideal winter vacation destination for travelers looking for something exotic and unique. Sri Lanka is bursting with charm, including crystal blue ocean waters, colorful flora, loads of pristine wilderness, and more. Take a bike ride through the rolling tea plantations, visit the historic Golden Temple of Dambulla, or explore the island’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sri Lanka features a quiet landscape for those people who want a destination that delivers a peaceful travel experience.
Although Bali’s peak travel season is between the months of April and October, the winter is a great time to visit if you want to avoid crowds and save some money at the same time. However, you may encounter more rain during the winter months, but you’ll also have large parts of the island practically to yourself. Be sure to leave plenty of time to tour the stunning temples, soak in the beauty of the shores of Seminyak, and indulge in authentic Indonesian cuisine. You’ll have an amazing time in Bali this winter, as long as you’re prepared for some rain and humidity. Anything beats the cold, right?
Escape to the tranquility of the Caribbean with a trip to Aruba. This island is best known for its gorgeous white-sand beaches, ideal for soaking up the warm Caribbean sun. Arikok National Park covers almost 20% of the island. It’s a beautiful place to connect with Mother Nature and enjoy the unique landscape of this island. Aruba is known as being one of the safest islands in the Caribbean while also boasting some of the world’s cleanest drinking water.
A trip to the Canary Islands is a vacation that you’ll never forget. It’s also located off the coast of Northwestern Africa. While the temperature will likely not be warm enough to go swimming in the ocean during the winter months, visitors will still enjoy touring the black-sand beaches and enjoying the sweeping views afforded by this collection of islands. Fun activities that await you in the capital city of Tenerife include kitesurfing, windsurfing, and camel rides. Also, you’ll also find a variety of hiking trails for any skill level with the island’s four amazing national parks.
So, which of these warm weather destinations are calling your name this winter? Tell us in the comments!
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