Beach Destinations for Your Winter Escapes (part 4)

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Aruba

The reason for going there: It does not just hang out in the 80s year-round. It is also the location of the country outside of the hurricane belt in the south, meaning this island remains mostly dry even in the Caribbean’s rainy winter season’s height. Explore the cool waters within the hidden natural pool of Aruba or venture out to Arikok National Park’s boulders.

The place to stay: Sited on Palm Beach’s alabaster sands, the Aruba Marriott Resort has more than 400 guestrooms and provides modern furnishings as well as amenities.

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Byron Bay

The reason for going there: Whale watching is worthy of your savoring during the cold months in this balmy coastal town. It is one surfer’s paradise during December and February (also, Australia’s summer) as the temperatures average about 80 degrees. It would be best if you visited Captain Cook Lookout while you are in the area yet plan to get the most out of the day.

The place to stay: There is not a boring moment at Elements of Byron. This resort has over 200 rooms. Up to eight luxury freestanding villas are available. There is also an endless range of onsite and offsite activities. Enjoy!

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Turks & Caicos Islands

The reason for going there: This country is home to more than 35 islands, only eight of which get inhabited. Turks & Caicos is split into two groups of islands, the Caicos Islands and the Turks Islands. Many visitors spend their time on the beaches surrounding Providenciales, yet the fantastic Columbus National Marine Park is the place divers go to discover over 40 dive sites.

The place to stay: Thanks to the resort-within-one-resort concept, the famous Grace Bay Club becomes an ideal choice for travelers, where The Estate, the super-luxury section, is one favorite for couples looking for pure tranquility.