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Affordable Beach Vacations to Try This Winter

Unless you live in sunny south Florida or any other sunshine state, winter can get relatively cold. For those who are drawn to tropical weather and palm trees, this may be a difficult time of the year for you. The good thing is that even if it’s cold in your hometown, you can still escape to somewhere warmer to get some winter sun. As you likely know, there are tons of destinations that you can choose from when it comes to sunshine. Below you’re going to see perfect beach vacations to try this winter.

Key West

When planning to take a holiday during winter, you want to try somewhere that’s sunny all year around. Key West in Florida happens to be one of those destinations, so why not consider going there? This is an alternative to Miami which is pricier around the December period, but you can still have a great time nevertheless. Flying into Fort Lauderdale instead of Miami could save you a significant amount. When you get there, go to the Butterfly & Nature Conservatory if you want to enjoy nature. For a little history lesson, however, the Harry S. Truman Little White House is a great place for you to visit.


If you love the idea of lounging on an island, you should try going to Curacao this winter. This Dutch island is located off of the Venezuelan coast and has lush coral reefs as well as beautiful waters. In terms of what you can do in Curacao, it is a culturally rich destination filled with art galleries, designer stores, and pastel-colored buildings. There’s also the opportunity to go to see wild natural landscapes, jump off of a 40-ft clifftop or swim along the Westpunt’s Coastline. If you want to do activities that are history-related, visit the oldest synagogues in the Americas or see African artifacts at the Kura Hulanda Museum.


Another beautiful island that you may want to venture off to during winter is Fiji island. Located on the South Pacific, it is made up of 300 islands and has a lot to offer in terms of landscapes. Also, there are a plethora of activities that you can do, especially if you enjoy adventure. You could snorkel in Yasawas or dive near Taveuni if you want something high-adrenaline to get up to. Going to Fiji during the Christmas period may be relatively expensive, but you could look for deals and see if you could get any discounts that would make it work out cheaper. Also, you would save money if you flew in through Nadi.


Depending on where you’re flying in from, Greece can be relatively affordable to travel to during winter. As with most of these destinations, there are many things you can get up to in Greece. One of the most fascinating things about Greece is that they have ancient ruins everywhere. There are numerous different ruins to see depending on which part of Greece you would like to visit. Popular places to visit are Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and many tourists like to visit Athens as well. Seeing as a sunny destination isn’t complete without a beach, the Myrtos beach which is the most famous in Greece is an ideal spot to sip cocktails on. Another place worth visiting is the city of Kalamata which home to the stunning Navarino Lagoon Beach and the ancient city of Messenia.


When looking for sun during the winter, Cyprus should be included on your list. This small island which is located on the Mediterranean is another destination that is characterized by intriguing culture. Popular historical sites worth seeing there are the Tombs of Kings, ruins of temples, or ancient amphitheaters. If you happen to be a beach lover, you should enjoy Cyprus because of their beautiful coast which is perfect for snorkeling and relaxing.


One of the most popular sunny destinations is Jamaica. Whether you choose to go to Negril or Ocho Rios, you should enjoy the picturesque views. This is a perfect destination because of the turquoise waters and endless miles of white sands which is a great escape from winter. If you’re on a shoestring budget, fly into Montego Bay and eat locally. There are also free and enjoyable activities you can do like listening to reggae music, walking the shores, and taking in the sunset. If you visit as part of a Caribbean cruise, then you may find that you get value for money as well.

Beach vacations are something that most people look forward to. It could be that there’s something attractive about the thought of warm sands, crystal clear waters and stunning sunsets. Whatever the case, after reading this you have a few more sunny destinations to choose from.

One Comment

  • Tamra Phelps

    Any of these would be good by me, but I’ve always wanted to see Greece. The Greek Isles and the Aegean would be so nice.

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