Many of us living in colder climates reach the holiday season feeling pretty ready to be done with the winter months. Unfortunately, the days of T-shirts and shorts are still far, far away. However, the best way to get a bit of a respite from the bitter cold is to visit a place that has a warm winter. So where should you visit? Here are some amazing options where you can pretend it’s been summer all along.
Stay at the Montage Kapalua Bay in Lahaina to get the best of your Maui experience. This place has daily Hawaiian cultural activities to get you in the spirit, tide pool exploration expeditions, and lots of hikes with a guide. Enjoy treatments at the spa on site and if you’re into golf, you can see off at the Plantation Course that’s close by.
Marana is located just out of Tucson, about 20 miles away. You can stay at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Dove Mountain where you’ll get to enjoy daily group fitness classes, the ability to rent mountain bikes, enjoy the three swimming pools, all in the beautiful area surrounding the resort. There are morning hikes and treks and a program for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 for outdoor exploration.
Key West, Florida
If you want to head to Key West, you should try out Sunset Key Cottages, where you can rent cottages ranging in size from one bedroom to four. There are basketball and tennis courts available, fishing poles, a breakfast basket that’s delivered to you daily, and an ice cream truck that comes around every afternoon.
Palm Springs, California
If you’re looking for a West Coast getaway, make your way to Holiday House in Palm Springs, where you can enjoy the adult-only boutique hotel that includes a continental breakfast and Cowshed bath amenities. There is beautiful art dotting the whole place, with works from David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein to enjoy. You can quickly get to the Cactus to Clouds hiking trail as well as the Palm Springs Art Museum.
If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury break, look no further than Kimpton Kitalay Samui in Bophut, Thailand. Located right on Choeng Mon Beach, there’s an Olympic sized pool, Garden Pool Villas that includes yoga mats, bookshelves filled with books, double vanities, deep soaking tubs, both indoor and outdoor showers, and a private patio complete with plunge pools. There’s an incredible breakfast buffet and lots of programming for kids at the Junio kids’ club.