Image: Koh Samui, Thailand
With at least two more months of winter, it feels like the perfect time to book a tropical getaway! Not sure where to visit? Check out the below list of our favorite warm-weather destinations, featuring great beaches, excellent food options, relaxing atmospheres, and plenty of activities for fun in the sun!
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is one of the best warm-weather destinations for those seeking a beach haven. In Puerto Viejo, a town in the Limón Province, you can become immersed in the unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and BriBri cultures. You should also find time to visit some of its eco-rich locales, including the Sloth Sanctuary, Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, and Tortuguero National Park.
Many people know Oahu, but our favorite Hawaiian island to visit when we’re looking for a warm-weather escape is Maui. There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts and vacation home rental options. Drive along Hana Highway (Road to Hana), beach hop, and spend the day in Lahaina.
Koh Samui is an island on the eastern side of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand that everyone should have on their radar. Experience majestic waterfalls, Buddhist temples, and beautiful beaches. While Phuket is an equally great destination, Koh Samui is a perfect pick for escaping cold weather.
Just below the Equator at the southernmost tip of the Maldives is the heart-shaped atoll of Addu. It is known for its local cuisine, which is heavily influenced by Indian and Asian cultures. Some adventures include diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and more.
Miami is one of the most popular destinations in the U.S. for a warm-weather getaway. There is vibrant nightlife in South Beach, delicious Cuban coffee in Little Havana on Calle Ocho, wonderful hideaways in Coconut Grove, and shopping galore in Coral Gables. Not to mention the beaches, golf, tennis, and deep-sea fishing opportunities that await.
What’s your favorite warm-weather getaway? Share with us in the comments below!