Beach Destinations for Your Winter Escapes (part 2)

3. Grand Cayman

The reason for going there: It boasts year-round temperatures and is home to Seven Mile Beach – one famous beach from the Caribbean. During winter, it hosts many popular events of the island such as Cayman Cookout of Eric Ripert.

The place to stay: It has become famous for its trademark blend of down-to-earth hospitality and ethereal luxury, and the fabulous Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa captures both qualities smoothly within its big complex. 

4. Punta Gorda

The reason for going there: It sits quietly in the country’s southern portion with 85-degree weather as well as secluded shorelines. One fishing village by trade, people can venture out for fantastic fly fishing trips, explore the waterfalls from Rio Blanco National Park, wander through the Mayan ruins from Lubaantun, or lounge on the beach.

The place to stay: Set in the rainforest’s heart, the Copal Tree Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resort is luxurious and eco-friendly. About 60 percent of the food served here is organically produced from the farm, including vegetables, chocolate, fruit, eggs, chicken, and more. It also donates one portion of every stay to one local charity.

5. St. Martin and St. Maarten

The reason for going there: There are about 35 reasons at any specific time to visit this one, more when you count the 300 great restaurants which have turned it into the Caribbean’s culinary capital. The island is half French and half Dutch, where over 35 white sand beaches tend to transcend borders between these countries which call it home.

The place to stay: Consisting of more than 80 rooms and suites as well as eight separate four-bedroom villas, the popular Belmond’s La Samanna resort is famous for its luxury spa offerings and pristine beachfront location. Also, it is known for its celebrated restaurant L’Oursin. Enjoy there!