Does winter’s deep chill have you burrowing under chunky blankets and warm comforters for the season? For skiers, snowboarders and other cold weather enthusiasts, winter’s frozen tundra is their ultimate playground. The snowfall and bone-chilling temperatures are a sign to head outdoors, not in. The rest of us have prepared for months of hibernation with a hot beverage firmly in hand.
Holualoa Inn, Holualoa, HI
If the winter freeze has you dreaming of thawing out on a sandy beach at sunset, consider plotting an escape to an island paradise. Holualoa, HI, is a small village located on the Big Island of Hawaii where you can watch a real artisan make a ukulele, or enjoy some of the best whale watching from January to March. After spotting tropical fish and manta rays during an afternoon snorkeling adventure, you can enjoy the tropical breezes while relaxing in one of the garden gazebos at the Holualoa Inn.
Leaving the comforts of your home is easy at the Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn. Located on Anna Maria Island, this Holmes Beach, FL bed and breakfast inn boasts four unique homes to call your own during your vacation. Your gracious hosts will provide a wonderful breakfast entree each morning and assist in planning a few activities including a kayaking adventure with dolphins or a horseback riding excursion.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, Holmes Beach, FL
You also could plan to stay on the mainland and include a day trip to an island as part of your warm weather adventure. During your winter getaway to Mazatlan’s Casa de Leyendas, a bed and breakfast in Mexico, you can sunbathe, go on a banana boat ride, or kick up sand on an ATV along the white beaches of nearby Stone Island. Upon your return to the inn, lounge in a hammock with a good book or enjoy a soothing massage in the comfort of your room before savoring a sumptuous dinner in town. End the day by soaking in a magnificent sunset on the ocean view terrazzo that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
This winter, don’t put your warm weather plans on ice. Leave the frigid temperatures behind for the sun and surf of a fantasy island adventure.