With the temperature starting to drop, a few cold months are on the horizon for many. This makes us think of the sun, beaches and spas in exotic places. Here are the top 5 destinations for the best winter holidays with luxury sun.
For exotic luxury, there are no beaches like the Philippines. Blessed with stunning natural beauty, golden sandy beaches, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, islands and mountains, the Philippines has something to offer those seeking culture, culinary experiences and adventure. From boutique hotels with gourmet dining and excellent spa facilities to five-star hotels offering world-class water sports and jungle excursions, the Philippines is a must for any winter sun getaway.
A shipwrecked paradise populated by picturesque sandy beaches, crystal clear waters teeming with colorful fish and coral reefs alongside lush cultivated hills, Bali is a stunning backdrop for any winter getaway. Explore the expansive mountain ranges and relax in one of its many world-class spas (Bali is a great place to connect with yourself). It also hosts some of the best yoga and meditation retreats in the world. Marvel at the natural scenery, such as the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Sekumpul Waterfalls or visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. For traditional Balinese cuisine, there is no better place than the main fishing village of Jimbaran, where beachside restaurants serve fine seafood by candlelight.
Bridging the gap between Central America and North America, Mexico is a stunning country with an appeal completely independent of its neighbors, both to the north and to the south. Hidden beaches, wild mountain areas, lush deserts and jungles, the natural environment of this country is something to behold. Mexico offers a unique opportunity to experience fascinating cities from the colonial era, the ancient Mayan civilizations or to simply relax by the Pacific or Atlantic oceans with sensational views.
An idyllic tropical paradise, the Maldives is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, where you can watch fish swimming in the warm and clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is made up of 1,192 coral islands and hosts several ecosystems, including 187 species of coral reef and thousands of colorful fish, sea turtles, whales and dolphins. It's like stepping into another world as you explore the famous dive sites, stay in gorgeous overwater bungalows, enjoy epic sunsets and dine on the traps of the day.
Attracting travelers from all corners of the world, the Kingdom of Thailand is one of the most delightful and welcoming countries in Southeast Asia. With beautiful beaches, a tropical climate and world-class spas, this is one of the best places to relax in the world. Thailand also has impressive temples, bustling urban centers and more nightlife than you can imagine. Expect a welcome as warm as the weather from the locals and memories that will last forever.
With the unpredictability of lockdown restrictions around the world, most properties are closely following government guidelines to provide a safe and restful experience for their guests. It is recommended to consult the websites of the hotels for information.