June 19, 2024

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Best Beaches to Visit in the Winter

Best Beaches to Visit in the Winter

Clearwater Beach, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | St. Petersburg, FL

Kristina Moy

Considered America’s #1 beach, Clearwater Beach, with its sugary sand and warm waters all year long, makes it a popular winter escape. The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach resort, with views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, is a great spot for those looking for more than a day visit. The resort features Pallavi Spa and multiple onsite restaurants.  

Fun for kids: The resort is partnered with  Clearwater Marine Aquarium and also features six aquatic-themed guest rooms with bunk beds, including the iconic Winter the Dolphin and other marine life.

The closest airport is St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport which is just a 12-minute drive to Clearwater Beach.

Mokapu Beach, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort | Wailea, Hawaii

Mokapu Beach located at the Wailea Resort Complex is a sandy beach popular for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. An exotic spot for winter vacations that is far from home at right at home at the same time. With no passport needed for American citizens, you can have an exotic beach vacation while feeling right at home. 

The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is happily situated on 15 acres of Maui beachfront, featuring three cascading infinity pools, one lagoon pool, a full-service spa with a private adults-only pool, and two highly acclaimed restaurants. The three-bedroom Ilikai Villas are perfect for family stays. The closest airport is Kahului (OGG) Airport, approximately 25 minutes drive to the resort complex.

Fun for kids: Join an island advocate on a walking tour of the resort to learn about hidden gems and their relationship with Hawaiian culture.