Get Adventurous This Winter In These Beautiful Destinations
The winter months don’t have to equal hours cooped up inside! These beautiful destinations are perfect for those with an adventurous spirit.
If kayaking tropical islands, touring ancient Mayan ruins, and diving the Great Barrier Reef sound like fun to you, add these locations to your winter holiday list! Which adventure will you pursue first?
Explore secluded beaches by kayak when you visit the Bay of Islands outside of Paihia, New Zealand. The enclave, composed of over 140 islands, is a subtropical paradise full of Maori artifacts, turquoise water, and big-game fish.
Begin your journey at the Sanctuary Palmsresort in Paihia, where you can relax in front of your personal fireplace after a day in the sea! The best part? Sanctuary Palms is only 5 kilometers from Haruru Falls, Paihia’s most impressive waterfall, swimming hole, and kayaking spot. You can even paddle right up to the base!
The thrill of a lifetime awaits in Orlando, Florida, where theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World are all located. Spend weeks on end discovering all that they have to offer, from classic rides like The Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the newly created Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal.
The Orlando Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa is the perfect accommodation for a week of family fun, considering the hotel is centrally located between all the parks!
Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya is the perfect destination to start your tour of ancient Mayan archaeological ruins. Explore the expertly-preserved Chichen Itza site, where a total of eighteen structures have been restored. The breath-taking Nohoch Mul pyramid, tucked into the lush jungle, is the tallest pyramid on the peninsula. You can even see other ruin sites peaking out from the trees if you summit its 120 steps!
After long days of touring Mexico’s ancient history, step foot inside the luxurious Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma. The all-inclusive resort has beachfront real estate, suites with jacuzzis, and a total of seven restaurants and eight bars to keep you entertained at night!
There’s no better time to dive the Great Barrier Reef than in the middle of winter! Cairns, Australia is the perfect base to explore the Pacific Ocean’s most colorful feature.
With beaches, botanical gardens, public pools, and a bustling downtown, you’ll have everything you need for an active winter holiday. The Australis Cairns Beach Resort is great for those who want a tropical, beachfront experience.