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Best tropical holidays to beat the 2024 winter blues

Best tropical holidays to beat the 2024 winter blues
Rainy, cold, and all around not feeling yourself, the winter blues can strike at any time. But have no fear, your time in the sunshine has arrived with gorgeous sunny destinations waiting to transport you to a tropical escape. 
From balmy beach days on the golden sands of Mexico to the island paradise of Thailand’s Koh Samui, here are the best tropical holidays to beat the winter blues. 


Holidays in Mexico offer a world of adventure, romance, history, and relaxation. Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, offering days of fun in the sun, along with fantastic diving sites, unique to this part of the world. 
Riviera Maya is where you want to be for the ultimate tropical holiday. Stretched out over 20 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula, this Caribbean coastline offers something for everyone. From soft sands for little feet to get moving and exciting water sports to romantic hidden coves and world-class dive sites with the second largest coral reef in the world, Riviera Maya has it all for a tropical holiday in paradise. 
The warm waters invite you to dive in, relax in the calm or head down to the deep where you may meet some local sea life, including marvellous sea turtles, fiery fish, and rays. But if the water isn’t your cup of tea, a sunset boat cruise is the ultimate way to explore the waters with a tasty local cocktail in hand. 
Romance comes alive at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya. This luxury adults-only resort offers a laid-back feel, surrounded by lush green gardens on the shores of a stunning white sand beach. The warm and inviting welcome will have you feeling right at home, while the relaxing atmosphere is ideal for a romantic break away. The all-inclusive package is terrific, with a range of 7 restaurants with cuisine from across the globe, and 11 bars to keep the refreshing cocktails flowing throughout your Riviera Maya holiday. 
Image of a white sand beach with a boat on the water in Mexico

Koh Samui

Koh Samui offers the ultimate tropical holiday. Located in Thailand, Koh Samui is one of the most popular island getaways, inviting you to an exotic paradise with swaying palms, secluded coves, and soft white sand. But it’s not all about beach day fun. The natural surroundings are truly magnificent, with rainforests and coconut groves waiting to be explored. 
On the water, water sports are on the go all year round, with warm, balmy waters providing some of the best water sports holidays in the world. The Ang Thong National Marine Park takes you through an archipelago of islands where you can discover amazing hidden coves, uninhabited beaches, and exquisite diving spots. 
On land, the tours of the rainforests will take you to the enticing Na Muang Waterfalls that flow through the island, with ideal conditions for exploring the abundant nature. More inland, the 12-metre-tall Big Buddha Temple is a must-visit on your Koh Samui holiday. Arriving early in the morning, you might spot some locals lighting incense and offering local flowers and fruits at the base of the mammoth statue. 
If you’re looking for a more relaxing holiday in Thailand, the beach is the place to be, with long stretches of sugar-white sand inviting you for days of sunbathing bliss. Massages and local cocktails are also on the menu for the day, before making your way to one of the many markets for a look into Thailand's rich culture. 
Located between Chaweng and Lamai Beach, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is situated on the exclusive Laem Nan beach. This luxury resort offers everything you could hope for on your Koh Samui holiday. You’re in for fun days of snorkelling, bicycle rides through the lush surrounding nature, and relaxation on the private beach. Spa days at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort are exquisite, inviting you to sit back and rejuvenate your soul with a range of tranquil treatments. 
Image of green islands scattered in the sea in Koh Samui in Thailand

Dominican Republic

Holidays in the Dominican Republic offer the luxury tropical holiday of a lifetime. The soft white sands and turquoise clear waters of the Caribbean Sea will have you beating the winter blues from the moment you arrive. Sun-soaked beach days, hiking in rainforests, and exploring the natural splendour are all at your fingertips. 
Whether you’re looking for a family break away filled with beach and water sports fun or a romantic getaway with private beaches, waterfall expeditions, and massages, the Dominican Republic offers something for every holiday. 
Punta Cana is situated on the Dominican Republic’s Coconut Coast. The town offers the very best of the Caribbean, all rolled into one. Beautiful beaches, balmy waters, historic buildings, markets, and no shortage of fantastic restaurants with local and international favourites. 
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort offers an all-inclusive Dominican Republic holiday that you won’t soon forget. Situated on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, you’re invited to hop in and savour the best of the gorgeous ocean, right on your doorstep. Comfort and luxury await around every corner, with outstanding restaurants and bars to take your tastebuds on a journey with cuisines from across the globe. 
Image of a beach and palm trees in the evening with a sunset in Dominican Republic

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