Top 10 Sunny Destinations For This Winter Holidays

Posted by on 06/12/2014

With Christmas just around the corner and the holidays not far off, now is the perfect time to plan a splendid winter vacation. Given the record-breaking crowds expected on commercial airlines this year, we're convinced that the last thing you want is to spend your days off going through security checks and trying to survive chaos of jam packed airports. If you want to avoid the nuisance altogether and truly enjoy your winter vacation, consider jet rentals.

In case skiing, snow or winter sports are not your cup of tea, then here are some of the top destinations where you can enjoy the warm and sunny beach this winter.

1. The Florida Keys

Did you always want to see a living coral reef, but your schedule doesn't allow you to travel to Australia? The good news is that you don't have to. Counting over 1,700 islands, Key Largo is the closest place to check out a coral reef off the mainland US coast. Besides this attraction, the Florida Keys are also famous for the wide array of water sport tournaments and activities.

2. Maui

Some people enjoy driving so much that they can't stay away from their cars for too long. In case you plan a vacation and want to include your hobby among your daily activities, then Maui is the ideal location for this purpose. Maui is famous for its incredible landscapes bypassing splendid waterfalls, rainforest canopies and lush vegetation.

3. Hawaii

An all time favourite location, Hawaii is the ultimate vacation destination all year long. Irrespective of when you travel, Hawaii promises to offer you all the experiences, accommodations and attractions you want. From walking through Hawaii's very own 'Grand Canyon' Waimea to visiting the US's first commercial vanilla farm, you simply can't get bored in this magnificent location.

4. St. Lucia

If your idea of a perfect vacation entails spending time admiring the outdoors, then you should count St. Lucia among your possible destinations for this winter holidays. By far the most popular attraction is the iconic Pitons, a stunning rock formation covered by beautiful greenery. In case you're looking for some action, then you can try snorkeling at the Anse Chastanet beach or zip-lining through the canopy at the treetop Adventure Park.

5. Los Cabos, Mexico

Los Cabos is the perfect destination for those who seek a place that has a little bit of everything. The perfect combination between sunny beaches and active nightlife, Los Cabos is famous for the gray whale season watching, an event that occurs from December through April. To get a taste of the nightlife, don't forget to check out the Cabo Wabo entertainment complex and try out some of the famous tequila shots at the Sammy Hagar.

6. Jamaica

Jamaica is the perfect place for people who just want to get away for a few days from the hustle and bustle of the city. Often dubbed as the Caribbean's most mellow island, Jamaica's landscape is eerie, while the atmosphere is chilled and completely relaxed. If you really want to unplug from your daily problems and blow off some steam, then Seven Mile Beach in Negril is the place to visit.

7. Cayman Islands

Those who enjoy fine dining and want to try out the ultimate gourmet experience this winter holiday should consider the Cayman Islands as a possible destination. Home to the world's most famous chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Eric Ripert and Michael Schwartz, the Cayman Islands are guaranteed to offer an experience you won't forget any time soon.

8. Cancun, Mexico

If you're the kind of person who prefers a place with bustling nightlife, then you simply can't go wrong with Cancun, Mexico. One of the most famous spring-break destinations, Cancun precedes its reputation. Without denying that you'll see plenty student attractions, the resort is also close to the Chichen Itza ruins, El Rey and an impressive amount of open air restaurants, all of which you will surely enjoy exploring during the day.

9. Dominican Republic

Featuring some of the most magnificent Blue Flag beaches of the entire Caribbean area, Dominican Republic's Punta Cana is the ideal location for anyone who enjoys the serenity and magic of the sea. Regardless of whether you choose to spend the day at Playa Punta Cana, Playa Juanillo or any other beach in the region, you're bound to see crystal clear waters full of beautiful and colourful marlin, Dorado and Wahoo.

10. Aruba

In case you're looking for a place from where you can keep in touch with the office, then Aruba might be the perfect destination for you. With over 20 incredible fine and powdery white sand beaches, all of which have free Wi-Fi, the island is the ultimate remote office. During the day you can relax and enjoy the sun at the famous Palm Beach, check out the wildlife or the caves at the Arikok National Park, while in the evening or early mornings you can tend to your work tasks.