Day dreaming about your next sunny vacation? We don’t blame you. The winter is a perfect time to plan a warm getaway in a wonderful beach destination. While it can be hard to narrow down where to visit, we’ve got some excellent suggestions for where to travel this year. If you’re looking for the best luxury beach destination to visit in 2015, look no further!
Puerto Plata – Dominican Republic
Known for: Smaller crowds, watersports, nightlife
The Dominican Republic is one of the most geologically diverse and mysterious of all of the Caribbean countries. Puerto Plata showcases what the Dominican has to offer with breathtaking mountain scenery and some of the longest beach stretches in the Caribbean. Playa Grande is one of the most desirable beaches in Puerto Plata with beautiful turquoise waters and big shady palm trees. This is a great place to spend a quiet, sunny afternoon while on vacation.
Bali – Indonesia
Known for: White sands, culture, cuisine, surfing swells
While Bali doesn’t commonly come to mind as a beach destination, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of unique beaches it has to offer. The beaches in Bali are made up of white sands, rocky cliffs, and beautiful waters perfect for surfing. Seminyak is a popular tourist area in Bali offering ultra-luxurious villas and soft sandy beaches.
Maui – Hawaii
Known for: Snorkeling, cuisine, hiking
Maui is a gorgeous beach destination in Hawaii that has equal opportunity for land and water fun. The entire west coast of Maui covered in breathtaking beaches. Here virtually any watersport can be enjoyed, including surfing, water-skiing, snorkeling and kayaking. On land there’s incredible hiking trails, zip-lining, and some deliciously authentic Hawaiian restaurants to explore.
Providenciales – Turks & Caicos
Known for: Luxury accommodations, island hopping, recreation
Providenciales is the most popular tourist island of Turks & Caicos. It’s only been developed for a few decades, so most of what’s on island is modern and new. The beaches in Providenciales are pristine with clear waters and soft sand. Spending a day snorkelling and island hopping is a great way to take in the beauty of Turks and Caicos.
Playa Del Carmen – Mexico
Known for: Shopping, dining, nightlife, beach clubs
Playa Del Carmen separates itself from the nearby Cancun by being a more laid-back vacation option in Mexico. While it stills receives tons of tourists every year, guests can find an authentic Mexican experience while relaxing in the beautiful beach destination. In addition to spending days on the action packed beaches, getting out and exploring the charming towns in Playa Del Carmen is a wonderful family activity.