When the winter chill begins to bite your toes, you may want to plan a vacation to a destination that is both beautiful and warm. Here are some gorgeous choices for a sunny winter getaway vacation.
The Four Seasons Resort, Culebra, Costa Rica
This beautiful resort is located in the northwest region of Costa Rica near the Gulf of Papagayo. With over 155 rooms in various sizes, including luxury tree houses, this is a family-friendly destination. Enjoy both the ocean and the forest and vary your dining experiences from four on-site restaurants. Amenities include three pools, a plunge pool, a spa, free wifi, tennis courts, and classes for both adults and children. Nearby you’ll find an audubon sanctuary, volcanoes, and a golf course.
L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona, Arizona
Speaking of luxury—fly into Phoenix and then drive two hours to Sedona in the beautiful Red Rock country of central northern Arizona. Check into the L’Auberge de Sedona and prepare to be dazzled. This lovely resort boasting 62 luxury cottages and 21 guest rooms is nestled under a sycamore grove and right on the beautiful Oak Creek. Cottages offer private decks, digital access, The New York Times, deluxe bathrobes and slippers and an in-room safe. The two award-winning restaurants offer a wide variety of dining experiences and amenities include a salt and mineral-based pool, day hikes, a spa and even an artist in residence program.
The Importanne Resort, Dubrovnik, Croatia
This resort is actually a combination of six different hotels, all with excellent restaurants and pool options and all overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a variety of water activities: swimming, boating and rafting or enjoy the lovely pedestrian-only old town with its fantastic wine and dining tours. Visit nearby waterfalls or take day trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Take a ride on the cable car for fantastic views.
Bulgari Resort, Dubai
For a truly exotic experience visit the Bulgari Resort located on Juneira Bay, on an island shaped like a seahorse. The luxury resort offers 101 rooms plus 20 villas and is family-friendly, offering a child pool, playground, classes and activities for children plus child care services. The resort is right on the beach and also offers a pool and large spa area. Fine dining and elegant bars round out the amenities.
Moon Palace Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This five star resort is known for its excellent and attentive service. It is a family-friendly resort with special activities such as swimming with dolphins and access to a FlowRider on which people learn to surf. There is also a teen lounge. The restaurants and bars are top-rated and offer local cuisine in addition to a full menu. The rooms are lovely and all have a full or partial view of the beach. The spa offers a wide variety of services.
Enjoying a sunny, warm vacation in mid-winter will boost your spirits and help you get through those chilly, cold days until spring arrives.