Depending on where you live, you may have noticed that colder temps are creeping in and the sun is beginning to quietly dip out earlier than expected. For some, this means it’s time for hibernation mode - a state of survival where we attempt to soak up the occasional ray of sunlight through the window while cozying up to some winter-time sadness, dreaming of hot summer days and significantly less clothing.
If this sounds relatable, we’re excited to share our top four recommendations for seeking out winter sun and shaking off the sadness that comes with chilly temps. Whether you and your family are looking for a fun, memorable getaway, or you’re looking for a solo trip to somewhere unique, we have unique recommendations that will deliver all of the thrills with none of the chills.
Many people think a trip to Dubai is cost prohibitive, but it doesn’t have to be. And no matter your budget, spending a few days on the most luxurious coast in the Middle East. Explore incredible shopping districts, aquariums, resort amenities, and see the impressive sights of the United Arab Emirates.
US Virgin Islands
Boasting silky white sand beaches, great wildlife, and even greater beach vibes, the US Virgin Islands are a great place to escape the winter chill and soak up some sun. Whether you opt to visit solo, with a partner, or with the entire family, you’ll find plenty of new and adventurous activities among the islands, including the Underwater Snorkel Trail, the Pirate’s Treasure Museum, and so much more. Don’t forget your sunglasses and your favorite beachy trunks!
Not only does Barbados have star-power thanks to Rihanna, it also has outstanding summer temps and plenty of all-day sun. You can stay right on the coast and enjoy one-of-a-kind cuisine, unbeatable surfing conditions (don’t forget your waterproof shorts, mate), and warm sea water.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anybody who regrets their trip to the Canary Islands. Fuerteventura offers a warm, soothing atmosphere making for the perfect getaway. Known for its unbeatable sunsets, you can soak up enough Vitamin D to last all winter long during your visit.
No matter where you visit this winter, from pool party to cabana picnic to surf shores and beyond…don’t forget to pack the essentials. Our personal favorites? Some seriously great sunscreen and swim shorts that stand up to any activity you could stumble upon and keep your wallet or phone safe. We might be biased but…ours are pretty great.