Where to go in winter to the sea? Tourists used to choose a country for a winter beach vacation on the principle that it would be hot and inexpensive. In today’s post-coveted reality, the openness and safety of countries for vacationers are not unimportant issues.
Collected for you 🟢 all open winter destinations this season, where you can safely fly to the beach.
Where is it warm in winter abroad
Already since November in popular, Turkish and European resorts it becomes uncomfortable to swim. More information about the temperatures for comfortable bathing we wrote in a separate article 🦀.
But in countries closer to the equator, it is hot all year round. During the winter months in many places also comes the dry season, more comfortable for recreation. The main regions with popular winter beach resorts are the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, Africa.
Dominican Republic 🟢
In winter, the Dominican Republic has a high season and the weather is comfortable. There is almost no rain during this period. The weather is sunny and dry, the air temperature without unbearable heat of +26 – +28 C. The average temperature of water in December and January is +27 C, and in February drops by only one degree to become +26 C.
💬 In January and the first half of February there are windy days. Then it gets a little cooler, especially in the evenings. But it’s not year to year, just worth keeping in mind.
At the most popular resort of Punta Cana a lot of hotels for young people, there are nightclubs. At the same time and for recreation with children here is also good. Another nice resort place with beautiful lagoons and clear water is Baiaibe. Puerto Plateau is suitable for water extreme (but honestly, do not go here in winter). You can go on excursions around the island from any resort.
💛 If you are interested in this destination, we have detailed articles on the subject:
Mexico is just as comfortable in winter. Minimal precipitation and maximum sunny days without the debilitating heat. The average air temperature in winter at the popular resort of Cancun +28 C, sea temperature +25 – +27 C.
Mexico is not only a beach holiday. The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with the pyramid of Kukulcana (a member of the 7 New Wonders of the World) and the ancient city of Tulum are located near Cancun.
In addition to the pyramids you can swim with turtles on the beach in Acumel. Visit the cenote “Seven Mouths” – a cave hiding a lake with turquoise water. Get a closer look at the national cuisine.
Cuba is the Dominican Republic, so it has similar climatic conditions. The average daytime air temperature is + 27 C, sea temperature + 25 C. The sea at this time is calm, precipitation is minimal and bathing is a pleasure.
Keep in mind that the level of service in Cuban hotels is lower than in Dominican hotels. For more information about the difference in holidays in these countries you can read a separate article.
But in Cuba you can experience the revolutionary spirit of solar socialism. Learn to dance salsa, drive a vintage car, to become a connoisseur of cigars and rum.
In winter in Egypt comes the season of winds, but tourists continue to rest. It is always sunny here, the water temperature in December is +23 – +24 C, and by February it becomes +22 – +21 C.
Of all the months of December is the least windy with an average daytime temperature of + 22 to + 28 C. In January, it is about the same as in December, only more windy and the sun can sometimes be in a haze. It gets cooler in February, but it still doesn’t hinder beach vacation.
📌 In winter it is better to choose the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Due to the peculiarities of its location, it is not as windy as in Hurghada, and there are nice windless coves. Read more about the peculiarities of Egyptian resorts in a separate article.
Egypt is a favorite destination for diving enthusiasts, where you can see the sea life close to the shore. And of course Egypt is the ancient cultural monuments in the open air and museums.
Going to the UAE to rest in the winter, do not hope for a full beach holiday. During the day you can sunbathe and swim in the pool, the average air temperature is +25 C. But in the evening is cool (in the desert, quite noticeable temperature differences), so swimming in the sea may not always be comfortable.
But in the Arab Emirates, there is much to see in terms of sights, and the weather is favorable to this. Settle in this case, it is better to stay in Dubai or nearby, for example, in Sharjah.
Dubai is a modern oasis city with grand skyscrapers, luxury hotels, shopping malls, modern exhibition galleries. It is also worth visiting Abu Dhabi, home to the Great Mosque of Sheikh Zayed and Ferrari World Park.
If you fly to the Maldives in winter, you will get into the real summer. The air temperature is +30 C and the water temperature is + 28 C. Winter in the Maldives is considered the dry season, it is always clear and sunny. Only from mid-December to early January, there may be wind and waves in the ocean. During the rest of the winter days there is complete peace.
The Maldives is flown to for solitude, diving, spa treatments and Instagram snaps. Accommodation in hotels usually has an above average price tag. Here you can settle on a resort – a separate island – in a villa with its own pool and hammock over the water.
Winter in the Seychelles is the season of monsoons – winds that bring the heat from the African continent and rains. The average daytime air temperature during this period is + 30 C, water temperature + 28 C. The rainiest month is January. The rains are heavy and frequent, but not for long, and then the sun shines again.
We can say at once that the price tag on holiday in the Seychelles is one of the highest and not everyone can afford it. Fly here for the unique nature and national colors. In addition to swimming here, you can do diving, surfing, sailing and fishing.
Venezuela has a season of dry trade winds throughout the winter. The average air temperature on the resort island of Margarita during the winter months is + 28 C, water + 25 C. The conditions are comfortable enough for a beach holiday.
📌 Venezuela is a new destination for package tourism. Holidays in the country can be seen as an alternative to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. While the destination is considered “exotic” and not quite safe because of the crime outside the hotels.
If you are planning to fly to an all-inclusive hotel, it is useful to read about the peculiarities of all-inclusive in different countries. 🍉 We wrote a detailed article with a selection of the best hotels.
Write in the comments which country you think you should choose. Ask questions or share your experiences!