Need a warm winter escape this winter? I do too! Our winters can feel endless so here are 15 best warm resorts to escape to this winter.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – Saint Lucia
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is Saint Lucia’s most popular Premium All-Inclusive and a wonderful choice for families with travelling with children from infants to teenagers. The resort is ideally located to the island’s world-famous Pitons and the Drive-In Volcano, and minutes from the airport. Coconut Bay boasts a 50,000 square-foot kids’ club up to age 12 and all included in the resort’s rates.
Kids can learn about Saint Lucia’s history from pirates to current customs, culture, ecology and native wildlife of Saint Lucia through arts and crafts, nature walks, and hands-on culinary activities, There is also a teen program too. The CocoLand Waterpark is the islands largest featuring big fun for everyone from tubing around the Lazy River to twisting through the Coconut Coaster waterslide.
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort – Florida
Located in Marco Island in southwest Florida, the JW Marriott MarcoIsland Beach Resort offers soft, sandy beaches and calm waters on the Gulf that are ideal for families with members of all ages. Many families choose the Lanai Suites, where rooms spill right out onto the beach. The resort offers a main pool and a Tiki Kids pool complete with waterslide and waterfall. The resort offers a day camp for kids 5-12, a complimentary yoga program for kids and teens. End a sun-kissed day by watching the resorts sunset celebration, a live Fire Dancer show which pays homage to the Balinese inspiration and design aesthetic of the resort.
Crane Resort – Barbados
With 252 rooms, The Crane Resort attracts families with its relaxed atmosphere, unparalleled on-site amenities and spacious, luxurious accommodation. Surrounded by natural beauty and tranquillity, families can spend quality time together lounging, swimming at award-winning Crane Beach or by the several pools overlooking the ocean. The main attraction is Calypso Kids Club where kids can learn about Bajan culture and create arts and crafts while adults enjoy Serenity Spa.
San Ignacio Resort Hotel – Belize
San Ignacio Resort Hotel is Belize’s premier local family-run establishment. Their on-site personalized tour company, Cayo Gial Tours, creates itineraries that showcase Belize’s natural beauty, culture, thrilling landscapes and history. Ideal for multigenerational travel, experiences include visiting a Maya Temple, birdwatching on a private reserve, taking a guided rainforest hike, touring Belize’s botanical gardens. The resort’s new River and Jungle View Suites boast large outdoor living spaces with lounge chairs and dining areas designed for guests to come together and enjoy scenic views of the Macal River, its surrounding rainforest valley and Belize’s natural jungle setting. Dubbed as “the only jungle in town”, guests can also get up-close and personal with iguanas as part of their Iguana Project.
Rosewood Bermuda is the island’s premier ultra-luxury resort with plentiful activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving, golfing on the 200-acre Tucker’s Point Golf Course, or a pro-led tennis lesson. Adults looking for a unique activity can indulge with a rum tasting masterclass at their renowned Conservatory Bar, led by Bar Manager John Lake. Children can make new friends at the Rosewood Explorers Club, offering a host of activities from tennis to science experiments to locally inspired arts and crafts.
Las Brisas Huatulco – Mexico
Las Brisas Huatulco is nestled into a coastal hillside is surrounded by 50 acres of lush tropical gardens along the coast of the western side of Tangolunda Bay. It boasts 484 rooms across 4 villages, and a variety of activities for all ages, making it the perfect destination for a family vacation. This village-style resort offers something for the whole family: a kids club with a separate pool, tennis courts, kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, mini golf, dance lessons and more. The resort offers 5 different restaurants with Arabian, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines.
Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale – Arizona
For a warm escape for a family vacation with older kids, the Boulders features 160 guest Casitas and 61 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, five restaurants and a lounge, two championship golf courses, eight tennis courts and a full-service Spa.
Adventurous families (likely not for little ones) will love rock climbing, desert fly fishing, horseback rides, desert hikes and Jeep excursions. Home to some of Arizona’s most dramatic landscape, The Boulders bicycle trails are ideal for active families to exercise together while taking in the breathtaking scenery. Exhilarating hot air balloon rides are offered at sunrise and sunset and include breakfast. Families can take a Desert Seaplane Adventure with extraordinary views of the golden canyons of Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Haystack Island and the lime cliff of the “Painted Desert.”
Jewel Runaway Bay – Jamaica
Jewel Runaway Bay is an all-inclusive resort surrounded by Jamaica’s lush foliage, scenic views and exotic adventures. Guests can enjoy innovative swim-up suites, an array of authentic dining venues, and world-class spas. The Jewel Lagoon Water Park is right on site. The resort includes seven casual and formal restaurants serving delicious cuisines. Families can venture outside the resort on a tour to explore the Green Grotto Caves, swim with dolphins or zip-line through canopies.
Westin Mission Hill Rancho Mirage – California
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is a AAA four-diamond resort nestled in the heart of the Greater Palm Springs. Spread out over 365-acres, the resort offers three pools, a 75-foot waterslide that kids (and adults) will love, two bubbling spas and pool-side ping-pong and pool tables.
The Westin Kids Club Discovery Room is available for children ages 3-12 and provides activities such as movies, music, arts & crafts, games and storytelling, pottery, sand art and t-shirt making. Parents can enjoy a cocktail on the patio overlooking the resort’s lush plant-life and fountains before heading to dinner at the signature Italian restaurant, Pinzimini. Guests can try their hand at one of the resort’s two championship golf courses or seven tennis courts and then unwind at the intimate spa after a full day of activities.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is situated on the scenic Seven Mile Beach and offers families endless activities. Families can enjoy water sports such as snorkelling, paddle boarding and swimming with stingrays, or relax by the beachfront pool. The multiple on-site restaurants allow for easy meals for families and the upscale rooms and suites are perfect for a relaxing night in.
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Eden Roc offers guests an exhilarating atmosphere, an international perspective and a fresh take on luxury centrally located in the heart of Mid-Beach. The hotel boasts 415 spacious, oceanfront guest rooms, three refreshing pools, 22,000 square feet of spa and fitness facilities, and 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel also offers a kids program that focuses on activities that allow children to learn more about beaches, marine life and local culture.
Turtle Beach Resort – Barbados
Like the turtles that come to nest on the 1,500-ft. stretch of warm, white sands, Turtle Beach is a vibrant all-inclusive in Barbados that exudes an energetic, playful vibe. Guests can catch a wave while boogie boarding or sailing (all watersports are complimentary), and learn how to surf in Aqua School with Captain Sam along the south coast. After enjoying some island delicacies like macaroni pie and flying fish at Sand Trap, the new beachfront eatery, guests can learn a few words of Bajan slang with dialect lessons, jump in for a game of beach cricket, or take a pastry class. For travellers seeking a little more excitement, they can party at the St. Lawrence Gap, the island’s hub for dining, shopping and nightlife.
Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo – Costa Rica
The Andaz Costa Rica embraces the Pura Vida philosophy and makes you feel welcome as soon as you enter through the resort gates. The sprawling property sits right on the 1,400-acre Peninsula Papagayo in its own private oasis. The rooms are designed with natural elements such as wood, bamboo, and stone, so you always feel you are one with nature. The resort offers (for a fee) Barista and Mixology classes, pottery painting, dancing lessons, yoga, and more. The resort also offers golf, tennis, and a kids’ program. Andaz can also assist you in making arrangements for day trips including ziplining, horseback riding, and hiking. The Andaz features three restaurants; Rio Bhongo which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; Chao Pescao that features tapas and live music, and Ostra which is the resort’s upscale restaurant.
Key West Parrot Key Hotel & Villas – Florida
Nestled along the Florida Bay, a short drive from historic Old Town Key West, Parrot Key Hotel & Villas is surrounded by lush landscaping and gardens. Like much of Key West and the rest of the Florida Keys, Parrot Key suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. Since then, the property has been completely redesigned with a brand new, refined, and completely refreshed look. Guests can go for a swim in one of the 4 outdoor pools, participate in watersports right onsite and, then enjoy a snack from the poolside The Grove Kitchen & Bar. Downtown Key West and famous Smathers Beach are a quick shuttle ride away.
Velas Resorts Riviera Nayarit – Mexico
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is uniquely situated where the jungle meets the sea and provides tourists with a picturesque landscape that is unique among Mexican resort destinations. Guests will find all of the usual beach activities such as jet-skiing, parasailing, surfing, boogie boarding and sunbathing. But there are other unique activities to experience including tropical jungle expeditions to learn about the flora and fauna indigenous to the area, as well as ziplining. Guests can also get a traditional taste of Mexican culture by touring nearby towns and learning the area’s history and traditions.