Winter may be firmly making its mark, but we know the #EmmaWallaceWoman is always longing for warmer climates and some Vitamin-Sea.
This week, we’re giving you the rundown of the most luxurious sun-drenched escapes that will make you forget about the cold snap approaching.
Read on for instant travel goals…
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Whether you want to soak up the sun on the heavenly beaches or take in some culture at the stunning Mayan ruins, the Riviera Maya is the perfect spot to escape the dreary rain and dive into the Caribbean coastline. For a luxe touch, book the Penthouse Suite at Hotel Esencia, grab a cocktail and enjoy the views from the private heated plunge pool.
Paynes Bay Beach, Barbados
With an average high of 29 degrees, Barbados brings the heat this winter. Head to the west coast to go snorkelling and surround yourself with some breath-taking fish and even turtles if you’re lucky! Check into Treasure Beach for a magical stay with an emphasis on food and art. Try the complimentary arts and crafts tour of the island that run every week to immerse yourself in this stunning destination.
Madeira Archipelago, Portugal
This collection of islands is having a true revival, boasting a subtropical climate, great hiking, delicious seafood and a pleasant 21-degree climate. Whilst the landscape will inspire you, check into Savoy Palace in Funchal and you’re bound to be wowed. The lobby is a grand space in every sense of the word. With a glass of sparkling wine in hand to greet you, you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty of the hotel’s incredible chandelier. Made from matte metal it falls 33 vertical feet and is made up of almost 4 miles of chain. If you’re in need of some respite from the heat, then taking in the Palace’s interior offers a welcomed distraction for those seeking a touch of luxury.
Cape Town, South Africa
From vineyards to incredible, dramatic landscapes and cuter than cute penguins – Cape Town is a gorgeous winter destination brimming with culture, cuisine and cool that will make you feel a million miles away from home. For those wanting to soak up the destination in luxurious style, head over to the Silo Hotel. You can take in Table Mountain, the bustling city and the ocean in one epic panoramic view from the cooling comfort of the hotel’s pool.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
With three of the world’s five bioluminescent bays, along with natural wonders such as rock pools, bat caves and the only tropical rainforest in the United States, Puerto Rico has endless sights to discover. With low rainfall and balmy temperatures, December to March is exactly the right time to visit. Check into the boutique Hotel El Convento in the charming capital of Old San Juan. With complimentary wine and cheese, we couldn’t think of a better way to unwind after a hard day exploring in the sunshine.
Now you know when to go, be quick to book that flight, grab those sunnies and get ready to leave the cold, grey skies behind.