It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right. It’s time to start planning your winter vacation. You’ll need somewhere sunny, warm, and beachy to take away those inevitable winter blues. Here are three spots that are just quick flights away—plus a far-flung destination if you prefer to dream big.
Oistins: Check out a newly renovated resort with a new name, sunshine-colored buildings, turquoise-accented rooms, two beaches, three pools, and a beach shack that serves Bajan cutters and rum punches on the southern tip of Barbados.
St. George’s: Find a brand new design resort with relaxing suites, the longest pool in the Caribbean, a bar that serves rum and cigars, a chic Thai restaurant, and views of Grand Anse on Grenada.
Coco Plum Cay: Make your way to a private island covered with mangroves, thatched-roof huts, a communal picnic table, a Scuba Shack, yoga platforms, a natural saltwater pool, and cabanas and bungalows with breathtaking views in the Belize Barrier Reef.
Tsarabanjina: Fly to Madagascar, where kings’ tombs, a dense jungle, white-sand beaches, azure water, and a small beach resort lie on a little island off the northwestern coast.