Beach Vacations For Winter
During the winter months, finding a beach vacation
spot can be a little difficult. It doesn't have
to be, which is where this article will really come
in handy. Below, you'll find some resorts that
offer a unique twist to your winter beach vacation.
1. Molokai Ranch and Lodge
On a white sand shore on the tiny Hawaiian island of
Molokai, guests will stay in comfortable yet unique
tents. Each double unit canvas bungalow sits on
wooden platforms, offers queen size beds in one
unit, twin beds in the other, solar powered lights,
and a private bathroom with hot water showers.
The Molokai Ranch and Lodge offers over 54,000
acres, including seaside cliffs with very lush
valleys. The outdoor activities here include sea
kayaking, cultural hikes, mountain biking, and
horseback rides. For the kids, the lodge offers
nature walks, horse stables, tidal pools and
Hawaiian arts and crafts.
2. Grand Wailea Resort and Spa of Hawaii
Long ago, a big swimming pool was enough to make
guests happy. Now days, resorts compete in water
activities such as lagoons, waterfalls, water
slides, and even lazy rivers.
The Grand Wailea Resort offers several attractions,
such as the 4,580 square foot Hibiscus pool,
and the 25,700 square foot Canyon Activity pool
which is great for families.
3. Atlantis Resort of the Bahamas
In the amazing water fun department is the unique
Atlantis Resort and Spa on Paradise Island in
the Bahamas. Along with the beach, the Atlantis
has eleven swimming pools, Mayan Temple water
slides, and lazy river rides. The Atlantis
also boasts an amazing marine habitat, with
exhibit lagoons that house more than 50,000
4. Club Med Punta Cana
Over the last several years, the Dominion
Republic has been working very hard to establish
itself as a destination for families, with many
all inclusives being built. This location has
all the perks of a tropical resort plus stand
out features that include kids programs, and
other attractions that make Club Med Punta Cana
one of the most unique beach vacation spots in
the entire world.
5. Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands National Park is a very
unique vacation spot with white sandy beaches, and
lodging in comfortable tent cottages.
As with the Molokai Ranch, guest cottages are built
on platforms and designed to be both attractive
and comfortable. Each one has a sleeping area,
bed linen, towels, kitchen utensils, stove, ice
cooler, and even a private deck.
Water sports for the area include kayaking, wind
surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There is
also an outdoor restaurant and a food store for
those who want to cook from the privacy of their
Kona Village Resort
The amazing and relaxing Kona Village Resort is
located on the western coast of the Big Island of
Hawaii. Offering you breathtaking views and plenty
of things to do, the Kona Village Resort is a
beach vacation come true.
If you are planning to relax, unwind from the
pressures of life, and get closer to nature, Kona
Village Resort is the ideal place to go. This
vacation resort caters to couples seeking romance
as well as families looking to spend quality vacation
The Polynesian style cottages have no phones or
television sets. This way, guests can spend their
days trying out new activities, exploring the rich
Hawaiian marine life in the bay, or just spend time
relaxing time on the beach.
The resort offers 125 individual bungalows that
are spread out across 82 tropical acres. They are
all different in style, size, and view. The south
side of the resort offers palm trees and tropical
foliage, while the lagoon side features wildlife,
and the north side features a unique lava flow.
When it comes to dinner, you'll have a choice of
two oceanfront restaurants. The cuisine is light
with an emphasis on fresh island vegetables and
fish. On Friday, the resort hosts the infamous
and legendary Lu'au, which has been a Hawaiian
tradition for many years.
The Kona Village Resort is located on 82 acres
of tropical heaven with a large beach - private
for guests. You can explore the resort bay
that is teeming with wildlife, including the
Hawaiian grean sea turtles and blue tangs.
If you visit the resort between December and April,
you may even catch the North Pacific humpback
whales as they migrate from Alaska to Hawaii -
right off the beach. Almost every night at the
resort, you can see the manta rays swim into the
light in front of the Hale Moana restaurant.
There are several different activities to choose
from here as well, including snorkeling, kayaking,
and sailing. The Kona Village resort will even
organize daily volleyball games and glass bottom
boat tours. If you choose, you can even play
tennis, go fishing, or even scuba diving - in
the crystal clear Hawaii water.
The Kona Village Resort in Hawaii is another fine
example of everything Hawaii has to offer you on
your beach vacation. Hawaii is a beach vacation
paradise, with something for the entire family.
If you've been looking for the ideal vacation spot,
Kona Village is where you'll want to spend almost
all of your time.
Taveuni Palms Fiji
The Taveuni Palms in Fiji is an intimate retreat
offering two private guest houses, a secluded sandy
beach, and even a freshwater swimming pool. The
island has many spectacular things to offer, such
as scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and
many other vacation activities.
The Taveuni Island has always been known for its
unique and colorful sea life, tropical fish, and
amazing varieties of soft and hard coral. The
Rainbow Reef, Great White Wall, Purple Wall, and
Zoo dive sites are all within easy reach of the
The Great White Wall reef offers a tunnel with two
exits, one at 33 feet and another at 88 feet. When
you swim through it, you'll notice a white glow
that is given off by the soft corals that seem
to surround you.
You'll also find two dive centers that are minutes
from Taveuni Palms, which offer you dive equipment
and certified diving instructors. From beginners
to expert divers, you can have a lot of fun scuba
diving on your beach vacation.
Rooms and suites
The two seperate beachfront villas at Taveuni Palms
in Fiji come with their own staff to help make
your vacation a bit more relaxing. The staff
will make your dreams come true, as they offer
full room support.
Each seperate villa offers a pool, two bedrooms,
a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, and a
very unique indoor/outdoor bathroom. The outdoor
deck is equipped with chairs so that you can spend
time outside as well, taking in the surrounding
views of the ocean. The spectacular sunsets will
turn into tropical nights - with stunning starlit
Your personal maid at the villa will provide you
with daily cleaning service, laundry service,
fresh flowers, and evening turn down. The maids
here are very professional, making your stay at
the Taveuni Palms in Fiji one you'll remember
for years to come.
The resort will also provide you with your own
private chef, kitchen, and bar staff who will
provide your daily meals, which are included in
the cost of your stay. This way, you don't have
to eat out - your food will be prepared for you
at the resort.
Getting to Taveuni
To get to Taveuni Palms, fly to Nadi International
airport in Fiji. From there, catch a connecting
flight to Taveuni Island where the Taveuni Palms
staff will meet you at the airport, five minutes
from the hotel.
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Tropical Beach Vacation Ideas
Tropical beaches and tropical islands are located
within 23 1/2 degrees either north or south of the
equator. They enjoy warm weather year round with
plenty of sunshine and warmth. Depending on where
you are headed, there are many tropical destinations
around the world, including Hawaii, Fiji, the
Caribbean, and Bora Bora.
The Aloho State of Hawaii offers you several
different islands and beaches. Oahu Island is
the most popular, home to the infamous Waikiki Beach
and Honolulu, the state's capital. Maui offers
you several luxury resorts, 16 golf courses, and
a 10,023 foot volcano. Molokai and Lanai can both
be reached by ferry from Maui, or you can simply
fly there from Honolulu.
Hawaii's Big Island is the largest of all islands,
featuring Volcanoes National Park, with amazing
waterfalls and breathtaking beaches. Kauai is
known for it's tropical vegetation and has even
been used for setting of many Hollywood movies.
The Caribbean Islands are comprised of many different
large and smal islands, including the Bahamas,
Jamaica, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, and Anguila, just to name a few.
The Caribbean Islands offer splendid beaches,
crystal clear water, and warm weather. The
vacation activities include diving, swimming,
snorkeling, sailing, and even fishing.
The island of Fiji is comprised of many tropical
islands that are famous for their azure waters
and sandy beaches. There are several resorts for
you to choose from, including the Fiji Islands
Resort and the Yasawa Island Resort.
Bora Bora is one of the most amazing islands in
Tahiti, which is located south of the equator - in
the same time zone as Hawaii. The beaches here
are protected by coral reef. The tropical island
of Bora Bora is home to several resorts, and
Laguna Beach California
Perfectly situated midway between Los Angeles and
San Diego in southern Orange County, Laguna Beach
is a popular weekend vacation in Southern
California. Offering seven miles of coastline
with sandy beaches and palm trees, Laguna Beach
is the perfect beach vacation getaway.
There are 30 beaches and coves that visitors can
explore either on foot or by kayak. The activities
here include sailing, bird watching, beach volleyball,
surfing, and even scuba diving.
The Laguna Beach also enjoys warm weather year round
with an average high of 69 degrees in January and
77 degrees in July. Popular activities for the outdoors
here include romantic picnics, hiking, cycling,
tennis, golf, and even botanical garden tours.
Laguna Beach is also home to an active artist
community with almost 100 galleries that showcase art
pieces by local and international artists. There
are many festivals here in the summer, some of
which are known around the world.
For those who enjoy shopping, Laguna Beach offers
a wide selection of unique shops that sell hand
crafted jewelry, antiques, and other things that you
won't find anywhere else.
With the perfect weather year round, Laguna Beach
in California offers you the perfect location for
your beach vacation. Kids enjoy playing in the
sand at one of the several beaches, while parents
enjoy sun bathing and taking in the views that
Laguna Beach is very well known for.
If you've thought about taking a beach vacation in
the near future, Laguna Beach is perfect. There
are several hotels for you to choose from, many
of which offer discounts during the year, depending
on when you visit. There's something for everyone
here, even if your family is hard to please.
Cotton House Beach Vacation
The only hotel on the exotic island of Mustique, the
cotton house offers luxurious service, privacy, and
plenty of secluded beaches. You can spend your
days exploring the marine life, relaxing by the
pool, or getting pampered by the enticing spa.
The spa at the Cotton House offers an amazing array
of services, such as massages, facials, reflexology,
wraps, and fully body treatments. You can catch a
spa in one of the four treatment rooms, just steps
from the beach, or even in the privacy of your
Situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic
Ocean, the 1,400 acre Mustique Island offers a
tennis club, nine secluded and beautiful beaches,
which are perfect for scuba diving, windsurfing,
and even snorkeling.
Rooms and suites
The Cotton House offers just 19 luxurious guest
rooms, cottages, and suites, most offering private
patios and panoramic views of the ocean. The
amentities offered by the Cotton House include soft
French cotton linens, a pillow menu, air, flat
screen televisions, and maid service twice a day.
If you are planning a honeymoon twist to your beach
vacation, you can splurge on one of the cottages
with a private plunge pool, or even book the two
bedroom Cotton Hill Residence which offers a
private swimming pool and its own staff that are
dedicated to you.
From dining in your cottage, ordering a picnic
basket and going to an empty beach, or just having
a romantic candlelit dinner, Mustique leaves the
choices up to you. A traditional afternoon tea
is served each day in the Great Room, while there
are weekly cocktail parties held by the Cotton
House as well.
There are three ways that you can fly to Mustique.
You can go via Barbados, via Martinique, or via
Saint Vincent. From Barbados, you can take a
Grenadines Airways flight to Mustique for around
$400 per person - round trip flight.
Family Beach Vacation In Maui
Located on the southwest side of Maui, the Fairmont
Kea Lani Maui overlooks the amazing waters off of
Polo Beach. The beach here is the center of all
water activities such as snorkeling, sailing,
kayaking, and even windsurfing.
Visitors here can play on any of the Wailea Golf
Club's three championship golf courses or enjoy
a game of tennis at any of the 14 courts the tennis
center offers. Parents that are tired can get some
much deserved personal time with a massage at the
Spa Kea Lani.
The resort accommodations are either suites or
villas, so there is no need to squeeze your entire
family into a tiny room. There suites here are a
minumum of 840 square feet and offer a separate
living room and marble bathroom with a separate
tub for soaking.
The private two levels villas here are minutes
away from the beach and are between 1,800 - 2,200
square feet as well. The villas are ideal for
larger families as they offer a full service
kitchen and a private courtyard with a plunge pool
and barbeque for grilling out.
Keiki Lani is also the hotel's activity center
for kids as well. It's a state licensed facility
for children between the ages of 5 and 13, giving
parents a break from watching their kids. Here,
children can enjoy painting coconuts, building
sand castles, exploring the tide pools, learning
how to dance hula, and even making real flower
leis. The activity center can accommodate up to
19 children, so be sure to call ahead and reserve
a space for your children.
The rates for stay start at $325 per night for a
suite. One of the benefits of a family vacation
here is the special deals that are almost always
available. The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui has several
packages available for family vacations.
If you are planning to explore the island with
the kids, you'll save a lot of money by taking a
package that includes a free rental car. This way,
you can explore the island at your will without
having to worry about paying any extra money.
For a family vacation, Maui is truly a one of a
kind destination. There are many different things
to do here for everyone in your family, even if they
are indeed hard to please.
Once your family experiences Maui and everything
there is to offer, you'll never look at beach
vacations the same way again. Maui has that kind
of power - especially when it comes to warm weather
and pleasing people from all over the world.
North Myrtle Beach is an excellent beach vacation
that offers endless stretches of powdery white
sand and the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. These
are all but the beginning of what a truly great
vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is all
No matter if you are looking for a relaxing break
from your daily routine or a vacation filled with
activity, you'll find it all and then some in Myrtle
Beach. There is something for your entire family
here, including miniature golf, water parkers, fine
dining, shopping, and a lot more. Golf lovers will
find paradise in choosing from over 80 pro courses
in the Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach areas.
When the sun goes down in Myrtle Beach, the fun
doesn't stop. Several fine dining restaurants
will tempt you with their delicious food. After
you have dinner you can visit one of the many night
clubs in Myrtle Beach that offers a dazzling array
of entertainment that includes comedy, country
music, rock 'n' roll, and of course the shag music
that the beach is so very well known for.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life
you'll find endless stretches of sandy beaches
with the sounds and smells of the ocean. The salt
water marshes here are full of shrimp, crab, oysters
and even fish. No matter what you do, you can't
help but relax as the ocean breeze caress the
amazing landscape of North Myrtle Beach.
Located just eight miles north of the Myrtle Beach
area, North Myrtle Beach offers beaches that are
less crowded, the pace is much slower, and fewer
high rise hotels help to maintain a family oriented
atmosphere. Here, you can take early morning
strolls along the ocean and discover the endless
treasures that nature has left for you and your
family to enjoy.
The island of Maui is home to some of the most amazing
beaches. Some beaches offer swimming all year round,
while others are best for surfing or snorkeling
during certain times of the year. Depending on
where you choose to stay, there are always some
famous beaches nearby.
West Maui beaches
If you drive along the west coast of Maui from Lahaina
to Kapalua, you'll see many breathtaking beaches
along the coast. Kaanapali Beach will offer
you over three miles of white sand with a variety
of watersports, including surfing, sailboating,
and even catamaran rides. On the north end of
the beach is Black Rock, which is well known for
Visitors like the sandy beach at Napili Bay,
because there are no high rise buildings around,
and the bay is protected well from waves. The
Kapalua Resort in west Maui is home to Kapalua
Beach, Oneloa Bay Beach, and the D.T. Fleming
South Maui Beaches
The rule with Hawaii and Maui is that the further
south you travel, the less crowded the beaches
Kihei offers you a series of beaches along the
six mile coastline, some even offering lifeguards,
restrooms, and picnic areas. Polo Beach and
Wailea Beach offer both restrooms and equipment
rentals. Or, if you prefer a more secluded beach,
you should visit Maluaka Beach at the Maui
Prince Hotel - where you may even encounter some
green sea turtles.
A few miles past the Maui Prince Hotel is the
Big Beach of Makena, which is one of the best
beaches on Maui. As the name implies, the beach is
quite large, and best of all - empty. It offers
white sand, picnic facilities, and even restrooms.
East Maui Beaches
The beaches of East Maui are unlike others in
Hawaii. Surround by lush scenery, the beaches are
secluded, scenic, and very colorful.
Hamoa Beach is a must visit if you plan to visit
East Maui. As you approach the beach from the
main road, you'll walk past colorful plants and
palm trees surrounding Hamoa Beach. Just off Hana
Highway is Hana Bay Beach, which offers black
The Red Sand Beach is difficult to get to, you'll
need to find a narrow path along the coast. The
beach offers plenty of swimming and snorkeling,
and you should be the only one there - which is
great for those looking for privacy. Even though
it is hard to get to, Red Sand Beach is truly one
of a kind.
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