WINTER IS COMING!!!! And if you just want to get away for it, why not book a Christmas holiday and give yourself a little bit of rest and relaxation? For those of us who live in the... shittier climates... sometimes a change of scenery during the dark season is just the ticket to ward off those winter blues.
If you are, in the words of Harry Nilsson,
Going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes
Then grab your favourite Christmas shirt and check out some of the best sun holidays money can buy. Your holiday doesn’t have to be expensive either. Here are some of the best warm and sunny places to be during Christmas.
You can book yourself a fantastic deal at a resort in the Caribbean. Often times the rates are lower to entice more people to come, especially during the holiday season. Not only will you be booking at a lower price, the trip itself will be financially reasonable since many resorts are usually all-inclusive.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Another beautiful tropical destination, Punta Cana has all you want in their majestic and luxurious all-inclusive resorts. Plus the beaches for these resorts are much more secluded and quieter since only resort members are allowed on sight. The best time to book your trip is in November when prices drop on average $100 per night.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Known to be a popular tourist attraction, this is a great place to spend your holidays. The resorts are considered authentic and also very safe, making it ideal for families to go. The weather is perfect during Christmas time and even chain hotels have reduced prices compared to peak times.
Montego Bay, Jamaica.
This island has weather similar to that of Mexico during the holiday season which makes it another ideal candidate for a holiday vacation. Montego Bay is not only beautiful, but it is also where the main airport is, which makes it a better option if you want to stay close. It’s best to look for resort package deal early since they do sell fast because of low prices.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
Another place known for its resort life. Located along both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, you are bound to enjoy beautiful sunny weather even in later December or early January. Tamarindo is a great tourist place filled with culture and history in the Guanacaste province. You also have volcanos and national parks you can visit as well to take in the entire beauty of the place.
Caye Caulker, Belize.
Not as tourist friendly but much quieter. This is a great place to go if you want to snorkeling or spend long hours on the beautiful sandy beaches. This place is a little pricier compared to some of the other locations listed. Many resorts start at about $200 a night.
Sometimes you just want to take a break for the holidays. Why not book a vacation with your family (or solo) and take a break from the norm and experience the festive season from a different cultural perspective? All your friends will be green with envy from the great tan you got laying on those beautiful beaches.
Whatever it is you decide, remember to do Baz Luhrmann proud and... pack your feckin' sunscreen!