The past few weeks have been difficult seeing all the destruction in some of the most beautiful islands in the world. So many families have lost their homes and all their belongings. And for so many of us it's been devastating to see images of our happy places completely destroyed.
St. John, USVI, is one of my favorite places in the world and it was really difficult to see videos of what the hurricanes did to this spectacular island. There are so many beautiful destinations that will not be ready for tourism for a very long time.
So, where to travel for some warmth and beautiful beaches when it's not possible to visit some of our favorite places?
If you're looking to plan a trip somewhere warm this winter and not too far from home, keep reading for some suggestions...
Below are recommendations of warm, sunny places to escape to this winter...
Caribbean - some spectacular islands were not impacted from the storms - St. Lucia and Grand Cayman are two great options. St.Lucia is often referred to as the Hawaii of the Caribbean due to its spectacular scenery and lush mountains. Here you can hike, zip line, enjoy the beautiful beaches and water activities. Grand Cayman has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. It also has many wonderful restaurants and fun activities... swim with dolphins and sting rays!
For a winter getaway to the Caribbean I suggest you start planning as soon as possible. Due to many travelers having to reschedule trips and the number of islands and hotels not in any condition to receive guests, hotel availability will be extremely limited for quite some time.
Costa Rica - There are very few places in the world that offer such an incredible diversity of scenery, climate and vacation pleasures. This small country in Central America offers beautiful tropical beaches, majestic volcanoes, the thrill of deep sea Scuba diving, sports fishing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, zip lining, or the peaceful serenity of mountain resorts. It's a great winter destination. Costa Rica's best climate is from Nov - April as the rest of the year is their rainy season.
Belize - This Central American country has so much to offer. Belize is home to coral reefs and tropical rainforests, alive with hundreds of bird species, colorful fish, exotic plants and animals. Visit the world’s only jaguar reserve, cruise up the Monkey River and observe tropical birds, iguanas, and howler monkeys, or go cave tubing in the jungle.
So there you have it, these are some great options for a winter getaway not too far from home. These destinations have activities for everyone... from lounging on a spectacular beach to adventure activities like hiking and rafting. I'm sure one of these will be a great match for your winter getaway!
Contact me today to begin planning your winter getaway, custom tailored to you!
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