There are two types of winter getaway travelers: those who seek out traditional winter scenes (mountains, ski slopes, cozying up by the fire), and those who are looking for, well…the complete opposite.
If you know you’ll be ready to trade the snow for the sand this winter, consider booking a trip to one of our 4 hottest winter destinations:
Turks and Caicos
Located due north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos is stunningly beautiful British Overseas Territory. This 40-island archipelago – popular with American tourists for its proximity, (a less than 2-hour flight from Miami), crystal blue waters, and the fact that English is the official language – boasts white sand beaches and calm cays that are perfect for relaxation and water sports alike.
We especially love the Amanyara resort, which is located on the northwest coast of the Providenciales island. This sprawling 5-star resort offers the ultimate in secluded luxury. It sits on an 18,000-acre nature preserve that overlooks the North West Point National Park, surrounding guests with tropical landscapes. Relaxation seekers will appreciate their focus on wellness, including the option to sign up for personalized “Wellness Immersions.” Sporty travelers can take advantage of kayaking, snorkeling, and even on-site professional tennis lessons.
Accommodations include “Pavillions” and the larger “Villas” – many with luxury touches like direct beach access, private gardens, and infinity pools. And for vacationers who appreciate getting to their destination quickly, Amanyara has the added bonus of being located on the same island as the Turks and Caicos’ main airport.
For those looking to travel further afoot, the Maldives are having a moment. Lockdown-weary travelers are seeking that once-in-a-lifetime experience on one of this Indian Ocean nation’s far-flung island resorts. And, contrary to popular belief, the Maldives aren’t just for romantic getaways – families, singles, and friend groups will all find lodging options that suit their travel goals.
Another attractive feature of a Maldives vacation is the option of tacking on a second vacation in one of the destinations that offer direct flights to the main airport on Malé. Dubai and Sri Lanka are popular options, and many travelers – whether for total relaxation, or an exotic work-from-home situation – appreciate the chance to get away for an extended period of time.
Playa del Carmen (soon to open Secrets Impression Moxche)
Heading back to the Western Hemisphere, Playa del Carmen offers an escape for the winter-weary that’s a bit closer to home. It’s also a great option for travelers who want to visit Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, while also avoiding the partying hordes of Cancún. Located south of Cancún and north of Tulum (a must-do for every Instagram-influencer), Playa del Carmen is the more refined coastal option.
We’re especially looking forward to the grand opening of the Secrets Impression Moxché resort, set to take place on December 14, 2021. It’s an all-inclusive property that lives by their motto, “Unlimited Luxury.” What that means for guests is unlimited access to everything they offer: fine dining, top-shelf spirits, daily and nightly activities, as well as full access to their sister property, Secrets Moxché, also set to open in December 2021.
One of the benefits of an all-inclusive getaway is that it removes all of the stress and calculations that come with a pay-as-you-go resort. Secrets Impression Moxché even includes all taxes and gratuities in their pricing. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the trip.
Possibly one of the most accessible warm-in-the-winter destinations for Americans are the Bahamas. This island chain is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, not far off the southeast coast of Florida. In fact, their official tourism website boasts about the short flights U.S. travelers will enjoy en route (1 hour from Miami, 3 from NYC, for example).
If you’re looking for exclusivity from start to finish, the The Ocean Club Four Seasons Bahamas delivers. Your winter escape starts with a seaplane transfer directly to the resort. Then, book one of their “Villa Residences,” to experience island living in your own private oceanfront home.
Their “Private Retreats” package offers a laundry list of luxury perks, including direct beach access, butler service, and preferred seating at resort restaurants. If you’re looking to get away for a bit longer, they even offer extended stay pricing. Perfect for escaping the entire winter!
Book Your Hot Winter Getaway Now
With pent-up demand for winter getaways at an all-time high, you definitely don’t want to wait until the last minute to book. And after the stresses of the past 18 months, you can leave the travel planning and prep to the dedicated team at Lugos Travel. We’ll take care of all the details, including added luxury touches – all you have to do is relax and enjoy. Email us to start booking your hot winter getaway today.