If the beauty of a snow-bedecked landscape holds no appeal this year, alluring tropical destinations wait for all snow skippers. The many places to add to your bucket list to beat the winter blues spread across the globe promise something for everyone.
Budget, location, taste and preference are all factors considered; variety is the spice of life. Here is the list.
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The 700 islands that make the Bahamas keep it an exciting and fun-filled destination. From the pristine beaches and alluring cays, vibrant cities like Nassau blend with idyllic laid-back spots.
Swimming with pigs is not cheap, but you can still visit the Lucayan National Park or Exuma Cays to enjoy the scenery and wildlife on land and in marine parks.
Los Cabos, Mexico
The beauty of Cabo San Lucas in Los Cabos is the variety of all-inclusive resorts. The popular travel packages are an all-in-one offer combining airfare and hotel accommodation fees. It costs more to buy both separately.
The many accessible and scenic beaches host most activities, a worthwhile option for an exotic vacation that won’t break the bank.
Greece gives the world the home of vibrant parties on Zakynthos. Top beaches like Gerakas and Navagio are the ultimate destinations for travellers who seek sun, drink and lounge all day.
Visitors tour the Zakynthos National Marine Park for snorkelling and to connect with wildlife as they watch the rare event of sea turtles nesting.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Family-friendly holiday destinations like Punta Cana are a favourite for travellers seeking a blend of action and lounging. The numerous swim-up pools, picturesque beaches, Caribbean Sea activities for all ages and ample eateries make this a no-stress destination for group holidays.
There are select adults-only options. The rich Caribbean cuisine and festivals complete a memorable trip in Punta Cana.
Anna Maria Island, Florida
This beach and city’s location lies on the Gulf Coast. A beach vacationer can eat, shop and hit the beach all in a day.
Anna Maria Island captures the urban beach style, and you can ride a bike or walk around the island and swim at Manatee Beach Park. The vibe is perfect for a family vacation.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
With 74 islands and most national parks, visitors have plenty to keep them awed in this Australian destination. Rainforests, hiking the trails sculptured at Hill Inlet, and exploring the stunning and expansive Whitehaven Beach are just a few of the activities on offer. What’s more- there’s accommodation at an underwater reef suite!
This world-renowned Archipelago off the East African coast on the Indian Ocean welcomes vacationers to 115 islands. Although the country has an official website where tourists can book custom packages, other itinerary organisers offer attractive packages.
Rare marine wildlife, fascinating geological formations and hiking trails, rich culture, vibrant towns, and award-winning resorts on pristine beaches make Seychelles a top contender on a trip bucket list.
The home of pink beaches and the Crystal Caves invites winter skippers to make happy memories. The unique culture and history of this overseas British Territory add to its attraction as an international haunt for snorkelers who gather at Horseshoe Bay and Blue Hole Park.
Bermuda is a famous destination for the rich and famous and all who love sand, water, and happy pastimes.
In the Arabian Sea lies this island with hospitable residents waiting to host visitors on the beaches adorned with white sand.
Happy trippers can eat at an underwater restaurant and spend their starry nights in beach bubble tents or luxurious bungalows after several hours of searching for bioluminescent plankton.
Whether you seek a luxury destination or are stretching the dollars to fund one, there are many places in the tropics to visit and things to do. Consider these in your plans for your trip to skip winter.