As the holiday season comes to an end and the cold temperatures become too much to bear, it’s the perfect time to escape the tundra. Trade in snow and frozen temperatures for sand and frozen daiquiris by jetting off to one of these warm, tropical destinations!
In the quaint town of Negril, you can dive into the azure waters, walk around Seven Mile Beach and watch the enchanting sunsets. Add some adventure into the mix and visit Mayfield Falls or go cliff jumping by Rick’s Café. Immerse yourself in the local culture by listening to live reggae while digging into some jerk chicken at 3 Dives Jerk Centre. Ditch your puffy winter coat for your swimsuit and the warmth of Jamaica!
Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is perfect for nature lovers and thrill-seekers. Waimea Canyon should be at the top of your adventure bucket list! The contrasting red cliffs against the vibrant green plants create the most breathtaking panorama that you don’t want to miss. To experience it, you can hike or take a car up to a viewpoint. For another unforgettable view, take a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of Napali Coast. If the beach is calling your name, learn how to surf at Kalapaki Beach or just relax at Hanalei Bay. Trade thick socks for flip-flops in this lush paradise!
Be a true tourist and capture a picture in front of the Southernmost Point Buoy or tour Ernest Hemingway’s home where he wrote many of his famous books. If that doesn’t sound enticing, go snorkeling, eat conch, hang out at Dante’s Pool then say goodbye to the sun as you watch it set from Mallory Square! There is plenty of heat to share and something for everyone in Key West.
Home to the first underwater sculpture park as well as numerous other dive sites, Grenada offers a unique experience for all snorkelers and divers. If you are not quite ready to dive in, there are plenty of impeccable beaches where you can soak in the sun or if you’d rather taste the flavors of this “Spice Island,” take a spice tour to savor the flavors. Go from catching snowflakes in the cold to exploring an underwater world in Grenada!
The pristine beaches are the heart of this beautiful island but this place has plenty of activities to offer. You can enjoy the stunning turquoise waters by kayak or jet ski. For the adrenaline junkies, try kiteboarding! From snorkeling in beautiful reefs to making friends with the iguanas in Little Water Cay, this dreamy destination looks as though it was taken straight out of a tropical movie.
As the biggest of the three islands, Grand Cayman has plenty to do and see. Try diving in Devil’s Grotto or swiming and playing with the awesome sea animals at Stingray City. When you’re ready to take a break from the sun and beach activities, the duty-free shopping is bound to make for a good trip, as well as touring the crystal caves. With warm weather year round, Grand Cayman is a great place to thaw out!