Three Warm Weather Hot Spots to Escape the Winter Blues
As much of the country is growing tired of the cold, gloomy winter months, many are looking for warm weather and sunny destinations to escape the chill. From the turquoise waters of the Bahamas, the Mediterranean sunshine in Israel and sandy beaches of Mexico, here are three exciting places for travelers to visit this spring.
Grand Ise Resort & Spa — Savings for Families
Grand Isle Resort & Spa, located on Great Exuma, Bahamas, is now offering families a Stay More — Save More special where guests looking to escape the cold for the Spring Break season can receive 15% — 25% off when staying three to seven nights. The resort sits on a mile-long stretch of ivory beach and clear waters of Emerald Bay, offering families a stunning escape from the crowds of the main islands and Nassau. With a “home away from home” atmosphere, the resort’s one to four-bedroom villas offer luxurious accommodations and homey amenities with sweeping views of this tropical paradise.
The resort has a variety of unbeatable excursions that allows the whole family to create unforgettable memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Guests will enjoy swimming with Exuma’s famous pigs, birdwatching, daily fishing excursions or “stargazing” to see some of Hollywood’s famous Bahamian sites — including locations where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed or John Travolta’s dream home. In addition, Grand Isle Resort offers activities that can cater to each family member’s needs. Father and son can putt the day away on an 18-hole championship golf course while mother and daughter go shopping in one of the island’s colorful towns or enjoy a day at the SeaStar Spa. Daily programming is offered for children ages 5–12 led by seasoned Hummingbird Hut team members, allowing each day will be filled with island adventures such as pool treasure hunts, kayaking, paddle boarding, boogie boarding and more.
Israel — An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise
For a cultural escape during the frigid winter months, head to Israel and enjoy the multiple outdoor activities this fascinating country has to offer. With average temperatures as warm as 70 degrees during the spring season and a prime location along the Mediterranean Sea, Tel Aviv is always a comfortable temperature for city exploration and just lying by the beach. Jerusalem, located atop a mountain, enjoys fresher yet comfortable weather as well, ideal for long strolls and vigorous activities. The Dead Sea, on the other hand, is the perfect place for a relaxing day trip and an adventure everyone should check off their bucket list. Israel offers a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, cultural and culinary experiences and comfortable year-round temperatures, guaranteeing travelers an everlasting impression.
Check out Gordon Beach, one of Tel Aviv’s most popular and famous beaches that runs alongside the most modern promenade in the country. Travelers can enjoy an outdoor gym, volleyball courts, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and tons of beach side bars and restaurants that really turn up once the sun goes down. If you’re more of a land than sea type of person, head to Ein Avdat for a hike. Ein Avdat National Park is a nature reserve canyon located in the heart of the Negev Desert. With hiking trails, desert flora and a water fall, Ein Avdat National Park offers breathtaking imagery and hikes through the incredible desert scenery.
Las Brisas Acapulco — Luxury and Relaxation
For those dreaming of less wind and snow and more sand and sun, look no further than Las Brisas Acapulco in Mexico. The property is ideal for a relaxing and tropical getaway for travelers this winter season. Las Brisas Acapulco offers the perfect luxurious accommodations to escape cooler weather for a long weekend, providing rooms and suites complete with their very own private pool.
Hidden among 40 acres of lush hibiscus gardens above the famous Acapulco Bay, Las Brisas Acapulco has been the go-to location for the “who’s who” of the celebrity scene since the 1970s as it allows guests the opportunity to stay in a stand-alone and private casita complete with a private or shared pool overlooking the stunning views of Acapulco Bay. In addition, guests can take a trip through Acapulco’s bustling city in one of their signature pink and white Jeeps.