7 Winter Destinations That’ll Heat Up Your Holiday Season
It’s that time of the year again – the struggle to get out of bed has become too real, thanks to the drop in temperature. Winter may be inevitable, but the cold is definitely not unavoidable. Head over to one of these year-end holiday destinations that will help you stay toasty without having to bundle up by the fire.
Related Article: Best Cities for Holiday Spirit
The Bahamas, Caribbean
The only chill you’ll experience here is on your tongue from the shaved ice in your cocktail, as the Bahamas is warm and tropical all year round! Attend the vibrant street carnival, Junkanoo, try your hand at a Pro Golf Tournament, or attend the International Film Festival in Nassau – you’ll never run short of fun things to do at this warm winter destination!
Related Article: 6 Warm Destinations to Beat Winter Blues
The Greek Isles
There’s something for everyone in the Greek Isles! Whether you’re getting ready for a weekend of debauchery at Mykonos, turning up the romance at Santorini, laying back and relaxing at any one of the 60 beaches on Skiathos, or rock climbing over fields of citrus groves and wildflowers at Kalymnos, you’re sure to have yourself an amazing time – away from the frost of winter.
Related Article: Stunning Greek Islands to Visit
Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast is famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and theme parks (such as Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet n’ Wild). You can also choose to immerse yourself in nature and take a hike around Mt. Tambourine or catch some rare wildlife in Lamington National Park, which is the most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world. Chock-full of fun things to do, the Gold Coast is an ideal spot for those looking for a warm family getaway.
Related Article: Must-Do Activities on Australia’s East Coast
Nicknamed “the Garden Isle” because of the rainforest that covers much of its surface, Kauai is a beautiful island ideal for surfing and Humpback whale-watching – especially during the rainy seasons that span from Nov – Mar. Chill on Poipi, the half-moon shaped Hanalei Bay, or Ke’e, which are all beaches that offer snorkeling and scuba diving, or walk through the flora at the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
Related Article: 5 Awesome Adventures You Can Do in Hawaii
Although this little city comes in second only to Monaco as the world’s most densely populated country, it offers much as a winter travel destination as it is warm all year round. 50% of it is covered in greenery with over 50 major parks and 4 nature reserves making it a charming garden city that you’ll love. Singapore is full of diverse cuisines to dine on, a vibrant nightlife and great shopping spots that will keep you coming back for more.
Related Article: The World’s Best Rooftop Bars
One of the best islands to for scuba diving lies off the east coast of the Malaysian Borneo in Sabah. You can either fly in from Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu, but it’ll be worth the trip when you’re strolling along one of the island’s beautiful sandy beaches. While you are no longer allowed to stay on Sipadan island itself, due to the closure of all Resorts in order to protect the environment, you can stay on any one of the neighboring islands – Mabul, Kapalai or Semporna – and take a boat to the island.
Related Article: 11 Must-Do Cultural Festivals in Asia
Oman, Saudi Arabia
Finally, for those of you looking for a new experience in a place where the cold is the furthest thing from your mind (and body), the deserts of Oman is the place to be. Unleash your inner adventurer and set out to explore the great canyon of the Al Hajar Mountains, zip across the dunes of the Wahiba Sand, discover the treasures on display at the Muscat Grand Mosque, and take in the traditional architecture at the Royal Opera House. It’ll be a holiday destination you’ll never forget!
Related Article: 5 Travel Tips for the United Arab Emirates
All in all, don’t forget to travel, stay, and pack safe! We recommend carrying with you a bag that’s water resistant with the added benefit of anti-theft tech to ensure that your holiday experience goes smoothly and according to plan.
Try out the Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP45 Anti-Theft 45L Carry-On Travel Pack which guards your belongings from anyone trying to cut into your bag, and deters pickpockets with its puncture resistant zip and deluxe locking system. We’ve always got your back!