Winter is right around the corner. And while the first few snowflakes always feel like a novelty, subzero temperatures make us all yearn for an escape. Just a few days in a sunny, warm climate can give you the reset you need to take on whatever else winter throws your way.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune for an incredible vacation this winter. Destinations from the Caribbean to Polynesia have put together incredible deals, with five-star accommodations, cultural excursions and restorative spa treatments.
Here are ten of the best winter travel packages in the tropics.
A sensual escape to Cancun for couples
Hedonistic travelers, take note: Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa has a Fall Into Relaxation getaway package that gives you a sensual escape from the chilly winter weather. The package, which can be added to any reservation of three nights or more at the adults-only resort, includes a chilled bottle of rosé upon arrival, full-body hydrotherapy, an hour-long aromatherapy massage and a soak in a flower-petal filled tub with your partner. You’ll also enjoy a private four-course romantic dinner and a guaranteed, late checkout. The winter travel package is available through February 20, 2020.
An affordable winter break for families in Turks & Caicos
Travelers get great bang for their buck in Turks & Caicos this season at Ocean Club Resorts. The property in Grace Bay Beach (along with its sister resort in Providenciales) has a winter travel package that gives guests 50% off every other night’s stay, with a minimum four-night booking. The beachside accommodations include spacious suites outfitted with kitchens, washers and dryers and a relaxing porch area—the perfect setting for a family vacation in the Tropics. The winter travel package is available for stays from October 3, 2019 to February 8, 2020.
The chance to win big in St. Kitts
If your vacation dreams include a trip to the casino, check out this deal from St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Home to the “largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean,” the resort’s Stay Longer, Experience More! winter package gives guests 20% off for bookings of at least three nights—leaving more money in your pocket to roll the dice. When you need a break, practice your swing at the resort’s golf club, dine at one of the property’s nine gourmet restaurants or check out the nightlife at nearby Frigate Bay strip. The travel package is available through January 19, 2020, but you must book by October 31, 2019.
A luxurious stay in Fiji
Yasawa Island Resort & Spa has a winter travel package that will make you feel like royalty. With the “Beaches in Paradise” special, you’ll be welcomed with a Fijian lei, cold drink and refreshing towel after flying from Nadi International Airport to the stunning destination’s own private air strip (included in the package). Then you and a loved one will spend seven glorious nights in the resort’s exclusive Bure Suite, enjoying three all-inclusive meals and snacks. The resort’s selection of activities has something for everyone, whether you want to go on an excursion to a traditional village, visit the famous Blue Lagoon caves or have a picnic on a private island. The winter travel package is valid for travel December 1-19, 2019; January 6-19, 2020; and February 1-March 31, 2020.
Celebrate a new spa in Nicaragua
In celebration of the November opening of the Spa in El Bosque, Rancho Santana is offering winter wellness package that will pamper you from head to toe. The package includes transportation from Managua, four nights at the coastal community’s inn or residences, three group fitness classes and two luxurious spa treatments—now through the end of February, with some blackout dates during the holidays. Book the package on the website using code BOSQUESPA.
Experience holiday magic in Belize
The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize gives the holidays an extra spark with its Christmas Bells, Caribbean Hospitality and Mayan Culture travel package. The four-night experience includes round-trip ground transfer from the airport (with a stop at the Belize Zoo, if you wish), a stay in the resort’s luxury cottages, meals, unlimited horseback riding and swimming, and two luxurious spa treatments. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose two activities, such as a sunset canoe trip, naturalist-guided visit to a butterfly farm or an immersive trip on the Rainforest Medicine Trail. The travel package is available from December 15, 2019 to January 4, 2020.
Dive in unspoiled French Polynesia
Take an adventure to the stunning French Polynesian island Fakarava this winter with the Atoll Dive Discovery package. The value-packed deal includes round-trip international airfare from California, one night at Manava Suites Tahiti, six nights in a beautiful beach bungalow at Havaiki Lodge with breakfast and dinner and a ten-dive pass to share with one other person. The five-star treatment continues through the very end, with business class lounge passes at Faa’a International Airport ahead of your departure. Valid for travel from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, with some holiday exclusions.
Stay a little longer in Los Cabos
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, invites guests to extend their stay in Los Cabos this winter with its Suite Retreat travel package. Available now through December 19, the deal gives guests who book a three-night stay in its suites or villas a bonus night at no additional charge. The travel package includes premium round-trip airport transfers and breakfast for two every day.
Toast with Puerto Rico’s signature cocktail
This year is the 65th birthday of the iconic piña colada, and there’s no better place to celebrate than at one of the locations that lays claim to the birth of the cocktail: Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The hotel (which recently reopened after a $150 million renovation) is offering a celebratory Rapidíto travel package that includes a couple of piña coladas and a two-night stay at the beautiful property. The travel package runs through December 23, but you have to book by November 15 to take advantage of the offer.
Presidential package in the Riviera Maya
Experience paradise like a VIP with the Presidential Treatment travel package at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya. You’ll enjoy a stay in the wellness resort’s presidential suite, complete with your own butler, a private chef and personal infinity pool. The luxurious travel package in the Tropics also includes a champagne welcome dinner at the pier, a cooking lesson, in-suite wet bar, nightly petit fours and an 80-minute massage.