The idea of getting away during the holiday season is an enticing concept many of us consider each year. Changing up the usual traditions and whisking your loved ones away to a tropical travel destination is an exciting change of scenery for enjoying Yuletide cheer. Holiday beach destinations are especially tempting for those of us who are greeted by Jack Frost every winter. If you’re thinking of jetting away for a luxurious vacation this holiday season, here are the top 4 beach destinations you should consider:
Heading to a region like Montego Bay in Jamaica for the holidays won’t disappoint. This classic destination is filled with warm beaches, rich culture and luxurious accommodations fit for the whole family. The best part about heading to Jamaica is being a part of the incredible holiday celebrations. Christmas is the biggest family event of the year, and the whole country comes alive with festivals, parties, parades, and non-stop energy. Enjoy traditional holiday treats like the Sorrel drink, a Jamaican Christmas Cake, and a Christmas Day feast like you’ve never seen!
Where to stay: Popular places for visitors to stay in Jamaica include Montego Bay, Discovery Bay, and Ocho Rios. All of these regions are filled with gorgeous beaches and beachfront accommodations. Renting a luxury villa is a great idea for group travel during the holidays – we recommend Silent Waters and Villa Rosa for fully staffed options.
Those looking for peace, exclusivity, and upscale flair should head to St. Barts for the holidays. This destination is famous for attracting celebrities and millionaires for their own Caribbean getaways. High end boutiques, gourmet French restaurants, and pristine beaches are just a few things to look forward to in St. Barts. One of the many reasons St. Barts is such a popular destination during the winter months is that the sun is almost always shining. Peak season runs from roughly November through March (but April through June are also wonderful times to visit.)
Where to stay: The capital city of St. Barts is Gustavia. This is where you’ll find most of the shopping and dining action on the island. If you’re looking for something a little lower key, areas like Petit Cul-de-Sac, Anse Des Cayes, and Lorient. Browse these villas in St. Barts to find the perfect holiday rental for you.
The Dominican Republic has long remained a popular beach destination for travelers in North America and beyond. Those who’ve visited during the holiday season know that Christmas is by far the most celebrated holiday here, and the whole country unveils a packed schedule of vibrant jubilation. Christmas celebration runs from October to January and is filled with parties, fireworks, and delicious traditional feasts. Whether you want to join the party, or find a quiet beachfront villa, you’ll experience a holiday not soon forgotten.
Where to stay: Punta Cana is the most popular region in the Dominican for tourist accommodation. Where there are plenty of resorts here, there’s also a great selection of luxury villas that have a full staff, private pools, and other amenities to help make your trip as relaxing as possible. Other regions you should consider are Casa de Campo and Cabrera.
Costa Rica is an excellent beach destination if you’re considering Central America. This sunny paradise kicks off its Christmas season with a dose of Latin flavor on December 16th. It’s all about sticking to holiday traditions with 3 major parades, a late night Christmas Eve feast, and dozens of charming activities for the whole family. If you want to simply relax and enjoy your surroundings, Costa Rica is incredibly bio diverse and will enchant you with beaches, rainforests, and tropical gardens.
Where to stay: Puntarenas is a popular area for visitors as it showcases the natural beauty of Costa Rica with a number of beaches and inlets. Villas like Seaside Estate and Paraiso Villa can be rented out for the holiday season and will accompany the beautiful surroundings perfectly.
Are the island breezes calling your name? Browse villas in these amazing holiday beach destinations and book yours before travel dates fill up!