As winter is fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about a winter escapade. With the onset of cold chilling winter ahead, all we can think of is taking our sweet to a warm and sun-soaked vacation in some of the hottest destinations where we can bask in the glorious sunshine amidst immaculate nature, without wearing layers of clothes and snow boots.
Here’s our list of the best winter vacations for couples around the world where you can visit to escape from the harsh and dreary winter, and enjoy the warmth of the sun.
Cape Town, South Africa
The beautiful amalgamation of culture, cuisine, and exotic landscapes is what you can expect in Cape Town. This South African port city has multiple reasons to make it one of the most attractive destinations to beat the winter blues. The top attraction of the city includes the enchanting Table Mountain, which can be explored by taking the cable car or hiking its beautiful trails. You and your beloved can take a side trip to the South African wine country or if you are passionate about wildlife then extend your trip to include an adventurous wildlife safari.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is one of those dream destinations that travelers hope to explore at least once in a lifetime. This tiny yet charming island in the South Pacific has been synonymous with its romantic overwater bungalows. The island undoubtedly offers one of the most photographed landscapes, drawing travelers from around the world. You can also enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving in Bora Bora.
If an over the water bungalow is outside of your price range Bora Bora as backpackers is a real option.
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
With the year-round sunshine, Playa Del Carmen is perfect for those looking for a sunny destination. This is a coastal resort town in Mexico between Tulum and Cancun, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Although the town is known mainly for its gorgeous palm beaches and coral reefs when you are tired of gazing into each other’s eyes you can gaze at the incredible Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza, Tulum or Coba.
Surrounded by some spectacular beaches and harbors, Sydney offers a great respite to those looking for some warm vacation getaway. A leisure walk along mesmerizing coastal cliffs from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Bronte is one of the best experiences one can have in a lifetime and it is even better when you have someone to share it with. Taking in the view of the city’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House is definitely a captivating experience.
Morocco, North Africa
Morocco, the city is known to ‘’Dazzle the senses’’, is one of the best tourism taglines earned off late. It is the official northern gateway to Africa, enlightening visitors with its rich history, exotic culture, and captivating architecture. You can indulge in a diverse range of activities, including a thrilling desert tour to Erg Chigaga, a night stay in Sahara dune, or a visit to the Souks of the Fez Medina. For a romantic place to stay, look for a stay in a traditional Moroccan mansion – a riad. You both will enjoy exploring this lovely city where the mountains meet the deserts.
San Diego, California
San Diego, the oldest town in California attracts visitors with its enchanting natural beauty and a year-round pleasant climate. It is one of the most sought-after vacation destinations because of its quintessential laid back culture, beautiful beaches, surfing communities, and exquisite Mexican cuisine. Don’t miss the wildlife at the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Stay in a romantic Victorian Inn. Visit Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District to get a taste of the city’s artistic side.
Phuket, a mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, boasts some of the most popular beaches of Thailand. This gorgeous destination can be counted as one of the reliable getaways to escape winter with its moderate tropical climate. Phuket is known for some soul-stirring places like the Phi Phi islands and Phang Nga Bay that cannot be missed. The mesmerizing sunsets from Phromthep Cape will surely be a surreal experience that shouldn’t be missed at any cost. Or just make some memories walking together on the beach.
Known for its powdery beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive coral reef, Maldives is a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. It is comprised of 26 atolls spanning 1,190 different islands. The Maldives offers a wide array of activities including snorkeling, island hopping, water sports, and fishing. The Maldives is particularly popular among scuba divers because of the abundance of opulent marine life around this region. This is another destination that is popular with honeymooners and second honeymooners.
There are several reasons why sun-seekers flock to this Eastern Mediterranean Island-Cyprus. Located between Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, the island is easily accessible. Cyprus has much more to offer beyond sun and sand like the grand archaeological sites, beautiful churches and magnificent monuments amongst its diversified range of attractions. Enjoy one of it’s best sunset spots like Kourion Beach.
Costa Rica, Central America
Costa Rica is known for its appealing tropical beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean Coasts. With its impressive range of beaches such as Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, Santa Teresa, Puerto Viejo to name a few, beach seekers have ample to explore here. Apart from the beaches, Costa Rica also offers lush forests, wildlife reserves, and one of the most developed parks, the Manuel Antonio National Park. Designated as one of the most beautiful parks in the country by Forbes Magazine in 2011, this park is a must-see attraction in Costa Rica. If your idea of togetherness includes zip-lining, then this may be your spot.
As you know where to go this winter now, pack your swimsuits and sunglasses and get ready to visit one of these beach destinations to ward off your winter blues and build some warm memories together.