It’s the middle of winter, my tan lines have faded and Jack Frost has a grip on the entire North East. That’s the only sign I need to start packing my bags for a luxury beach getaway. While I enjoy the novelty of snow and building snowmen with the kids, I much prefer burying my freshly painted toes in the sand.
January and February is the best time to escape the snow. Peak season, for most resorts, begins early March for Spring Break so you will find some great ticket prices. All you need is an extended weekend for your mini retreat. A getaway is a vacation version of a quickie. Don’t fuss about it or get stuck in the planning process of it, just book your ticket, pack your swim suits, and lets go!
Here is my list of Best Luxury Beach Getaways:
Curacao: Located in the southern Caribbean , Curacao has sunshine and blue skies all year round. The Santa Barbara Resort is perfect for couples. It’s a very quiet well maintained luxury oasis. There is lots of activities on site and the staff is pleasant and accommodating. Great paces to dine on site or take a drive to check out the downtown district. Curacao has a very rich history in culture just waiting to be explored. Flight time from Miami: 2 hours 50 minutes on American Airlines.
Costa Rica: The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is a great place to spend your time visiting this beautiful country. There are several new resorts in the area. We particularly enjoyed our time at the Andaz Resort in Papagayo Costa Rica. The food and coffee alone is worth your time but I promise you your satisfaction doesn’t end there. We loved everything about Costa Rica on our recent trip. Yoga instruction, private beaches, fresh squeezed juices, and the magnificent flora and fauna of Costa Rica. This is great getaway for family and couples. Flight Time from Atlanta: 3 hours on Delta Airlines.
Disney Cruise to the Bahamas: If you winter vacation includes the family, I highly recommend you book a cabin on the Disney Cruise Line. They have plenty of last minute deals before spring break in April. Don’t worry if you don’t get the ocean view room, any room on the Disney Cruise is a great selection. Not to mention your 4 day cruise to the Bahamas will be packed with adventure you’ll spend very little time inside. Read these tips for your Disney Cruise trip. Flight time from NYC: 2 hours 40 minutes on Delta, American, Jet Blue, United, and US Airways.
Miami, Florida: There is a special place in my heart for the City of Miami. Before settling down in Atlanta I spent many vacations in Miami on South Beach. Ocean drive is still one of the best places to hang out. Good music, dancing, shopping, and the hottest clubs are all there. Miami is perfect of lovers and friends. I took a trip with my friends and stayed at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel a short time ago. I also enjoyed Eden Roc Miami Beach with my husband last year. If you do take the family, I recommend properties north of Miami Beach closer to Ft Lauderdale. The beaches are amazing in both areas and there are plenty of beach resorts to fit your budgets. Flight time from DC: 2 hours 45 minutes on American Airlines
I hope you enjoyed my list of Best Luxury Beach Getaways! If you have any questions or suggestion on this list feel free to leave me a comment.