The air is turning crisp and the mornings are a little hard to get out of bed. Winter is here and you can either hibernate at home, eating chocolate or watching TV, or you can embrace the crisp mornings and explore some of the cool winter destinations.
There are many destinations that compete for the best spots in travel lists every winter. Winter destinations do not mean roughing it out in the snow, you could also go to a sunny, relaxing location to soak up the sun. If you are finding it difficult to find the right winter holiday spot to go to with your family, then here are five great choices that could help you.
If you are a beach person, and can envision holidays sans snow and ice, Caribbean Islands might just be the place for a holiday getaway this winter. Winter holidays in Caribbean promise sun filled skies, pristine beaches and balmy crystal clear weather. The hardest decision you will make is choosing which one of the Caribbean Islands you want to visit. The beautiful beaches in Jamaica and Bahamas are some of the best in the world. Strategically located, Bahamas has a tropical maritime climate, make it neither too hot nor too cold.
Known for its pristine beaches and excellent summer time vibe, Barcelona is the perfect city for winter getaway or to spend summer holidays. The weather in January and February is not particularly cold. The best part is there are no tourist crowds, no cruise ships and no charter flights. While a stroll down La Rambla and a trip to the Gaudian haven of Parc Guell are reason enough to visit at any time of the year, the cool air of the winter months offer a perfect opportunity to explore Barcelona’s thriving restaurants and bars without the unwanted crowd.
Unexplored by many tourists, Samui is a palm-fringed paradise located in the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand. Samui has tropical climate throughout the year, with December to February the best time to visit the island. The southern shoreline of the island is surrounded by beautiful beaches, whereas northern coast retains more of a tropical charm. Samui’s beaches are characterized by fine white sands framed by thousands of coconut palms.
Goa is among the best winter destinations in the world. December to January is the best time to visit Goa as the temperature does not fall to an uncomfortable level. This small state is encircled by mountains, rivers and estuaries which effectively separate it from the rest of India. The beaches of Goa are warm, inviting and sensuous.
Overwhelming rich in local culture and history, Cyprus makes for a splendid Christmas getaway. Cyprus has terrific sandy beaches, beautiful mountain scenery and reliably hot beach holiday weather. This ancient Mediterranean island paradise is world-famous winter destination with many visitors spending their time relaxing on its shores.
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