Top 8 Places to Escape This Winter

By: Kim

 

If you are looking for a mini escape for yourself from the day to day bull$#!% or simply planning a getaway for you and a loved one to rekindle some love or even a family vacay, then you are at the right spot. I have gathered for you 8 of the most prestigious, wondrous and exotic beaches anyone dream of going to.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia: This Island has got it all; shiny chalk-colored beaches, towering mountains, and upscale resorts. Start your day with a hike through the mighty Piton Mountains, soak up some midday sun along Reduit Beach and watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Some of its vacationers are music lovers, letting loose at the springtime St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Others are honeymooners, unwinding on one of the island’s beaches or having some privacy at the isolated couple’s resorts. Doesn’t matter what your needs are, St. Lucia has something in store for you. Even for those who love heights and want to do some zip lining.

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands: Or BVI for short, are some of the most exclusive and least developed islands of the Caribbean, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. The resorts, villas, restaurants and other tourist attractions on this paradise heaven are known to emphasize luxury and attract travelers with deep pockets and a love for sailing and isolation from the rest of the world.

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands: One of the most scenic spots in the Caribbean and home to some of the world’s best beaches. The Cayman Islands offer premier diving sites, gorgeous barrier reefs, and great hotel deals; so you can enjoy the white beaches and clear waters while sticking to a budget. It’s become to be the place for the adventurous and more immobile travelers.

Curacao

Curacao: Curacao sits outside the hurricane belt, meaning you’ll find pleasant weather year-round. How awesome is that! The beaches, picture perfect bays, along with the island’s notable coral reefs and underwater playgrounds, makes Curacao a top spot for divers, snorkelers and other water sports enthusiasts. I don’t know about you guys, but enjoying the outdoors year-round has me sold on this one.



Barbados

Barbados: You can find a white sandy beach, a golf course or a duty-free shopping plaza just about anywhere in the Caribbean. And even though you may be thinking you will spend most of your time on the beaches; point is that here you won’t need or want to do that. This luxurious island has breathtaking architecture, a passionate sports culture and a party-loving attitude. Even after gaining independence from Great Britain back in 1966, the island still holds their British traditions like afternoon tea and horse races at Garrison Savannah. So if you are in for a little more experiencing than being a beach bum, Barbados is a perfect spot to go to.

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos: Turks & Caicos has the perfect cure for your hectic lifestyle; nearly abandoned, blinding-white sand fringed by shimmering water, colorful coral reefs, crispy fritters and a sleepy, warm-hearted atmosphere. Recently, the island has gathered more tourist activity which means now you can get more chain restaurants and more commercially experiences. But Turks & Caicos will always hold its reputation as an exclusive and secluded getaway. I guess you could also say it would be perfect for that romantic escape you’ve been wanting to take with your significant other.

Bahamas

Bahamas: The Bahamian islands attract millions of visitors to their white-washed shores, duty-free shops, fishing and scuba diving excursions each year. Everyone that comes here tends to indulge in the diversions of the mega resorts, and also in a range of activities away from the hotel zone. Nature enthusiasts can explore the offshore reefs and wildlife preserves. Though, the area consists of more than 700 islands and cays, the first stop for most visitors is New Providence Island’s Nassau; here you will experience a little more of the casinos and upscale resorts that are intertwined with American Civil War history. I must admit, Bahamas has been calling my name for a long time.

Jamaica

Jamaica: Jamaica has been a go-to destination for experiencing a lively Caribbean culture; since for many it is the heart of the Caribbean, the birthplace of reggae music, and the ‘Rastafari’ movement. Not to mention relatively affordable airfare and hotel rates. Just browse around and I promise you will find a great steal for this beautiful island. The all-inclusive resorts appeal to honeymooners and families while activities like hiking the Blue Mountains draw adventure seekers. Most that travel here don’t leave the comforts of their all-inclusive resort; those who do typically don’t go too far outside their existing area.

 

Now that you have reached the end, it’s time to go tell your boss you will be needing some vacation time!

 

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