Dodge The Winter | 5 Warm Weather Getaways


The winter is showing its presence in the northern hemisphere. People are either embracing the cold, or flocking to warmer places. Some perpetually warm places like Mexico, Panama, British Virgin Islands, Barbados or the Seychelles are not always thought of when escaping the cold but are great for vacationing, and have wonderful temperatures to shake the winter blues.

First up, we will mention the Seychelles. This island country in East Africa is made up of 115 small islands. The Indian Ocean is the scene for Seychelles that only gets down to 79° F at its coldest. It is the host of opulent hotels and resorts that are surrounded with delicious eats, nightlife, festivals, events, and shopping among the more metropolitan things to do. The natural attractions here are the best as the beaches are unspoiled with sugar quality sand, colorful coral reefs, rainforest, boats for sailing and fishing, or diving excursions.

You may already know that Mexico is a warm getaway during the cold months, and that Cancun is a place of interest but so is Cozumel. This 2 island municipality is less touristy than areas like Cancun, and Tulum. It lies to the east of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and still carries a strong Mayan spirit today. Visitors say it is unforgettable as they enjoy the largely undeveloped landscape, gastronomic experiences, adventure, native arts, snorkeling and Mayan ruins. Many vibrant hotels there are all inclusive, and fit with dining, bars, amazing pools, and such beautiful locations that you will not want to leave the resort. Neither would you have to.


Many have returned from Panama with great things to say about their experience but few visit the peaceful, sunny Bocas del Toro. This locale of four islands has an easygoing vibe with brilliant blue waters, the most verdant vegetation, and colorful decor that dots the landscape. This is the place to set off on wondrous excursions to discover unique wildlife, plants, and have a good time with local people. You can also island hop in water taxis to try neighboring islands restaurants, bars, and lodgings. Before heading off though, be sure to check the weather conditions.

You hear a lot about the Virgin Islands with no distinction, but the British Virgin Islands are punctuated by the finest of beaches, the clearest of waters, and luxury resorts galore. Tortola, BVI is the largest of the islands that is something to see. Its landscape is rolling green mountains that peak just above the ocean, and white sand beaches like Cane Garden Bay and Smugglers Cove spark romance. The harbor there is idyllic as you gaze the sail boats at the yachting hub. Above it all is Mount Sage National Park in which guests come to overlook Tortola, or see neighboring islands.

Break out the rum and have some fun when you visit Barbados. This West Indies island has a colonial vibe with lovely beaches as well. The tropical atmosphere, the friendliness of the people there, afternoon tea, and the flora make it worth the visit. Stop at Carlisle Bay when you’re here. It is host to a lovely beach with a towering lighthouse above it. There is also a nice cave system here including Harrison’s Cave with streams and pools inside, and Animal Flower Cave with a moving floor of sea anemones. Andromeda Gardens is for the tropical botanical lover who loves exotic trees and flowers. Each of these places bring the warmth back to your chilly limbs and prevent you from putting all of your summer gear away. Grab some flip flops and a tropical looking shirt and be off!

Written by LeVar Thomas

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