Ready for Warm Weather? Quick Winter Escapes Now

Ready for Warm Weather? Quick Winter Escapes Now
Four Seasons Resort Lanai | Lanai City, Hawaii

Luxuriously re-imagined following a multi-million dollar transformation, Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers guests a sophisticated, yet relaxed warm winter escape on their own 90,000-acre secluded Hawaiian island just nine miles from Maui. With no stop lights, fast food chain stores or malls, the secluded island of Lanai offers a glimpse of Hawaii as it used to be, making it an ideal location for relaxing and reconnecting. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific at the lagoon-style, free-form central pool, featuring a cascading waterfall and two spas, or take in views of Hulopoe Bay at the adults-only retreat, whose waterfalls and lava rock grottos echo Lanai's iconic cliffs and offer secluded bliss. For those looking for more of an adventure, the resort offers guests one-of-a-kind experiences across Lanai's diverse topography. During the day, guests can choose from hiking, horseback riding and adrenaline-filled UTV adventures in the green upcountry lands or go off-roading across red dirt roads, colored from volcanic rock. Play a few rounds and enjoy ocean views on every hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course, or snorkel in a marine sanctuary teeming with colorful fish. Guests can immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture through activities with kupuna (elders) or simply relax on a deserted beach accessible only by a 4x4 vehicle.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort | Maui, Hawaii
Warm up this winter on Maui's premier southwestern coastline along Mokapu Beach, the 15-acre beachfront Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort features 300 guestrooms and suites including 10 luxurious two- to four-bedroom residential villas, creating the perfect tropical escape. Offering multiple cascading beachfront infinity pools with private cabanas to relax in, Andaz Maui is also home to Awili Spa and Salon, a 14,000 square foot full-service spa with a private adults-only pool, apothecary, retail and fitness facility. With a keen emphasis on providing guests with a variety of fitness classes including stand up paddle board lessons, pilates classes, kayaking, and sunrise/sunset yoga, the property has something to offer everyone.


Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego, Calif.

Escape the harsh weather this winter and relax under the San Diego sunshine at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Sip signature cocktails and enjoy delectable bites at the resort's newest poolside oasis, Rein Bar. Mediate at the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, experience top-notch fitness classes, and learn from award-winning instructors on the tennis court then rejuvenate with an expansive array of spa treatments including facial, body, and elemental wellness therapies. Indulge in exquisite cuisine at Veladora and relish in The Pony Room's equestrian theme and incredible spirits and tequila cocktails with over 150 tequilas. Rancho Valencia is located 90 miles south of Los Angeles, 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego and a short drive from the warm and sunny beaches of Del Mar and La Jolla. With its prime location in sunny San Diego, Rancho Valencia is the perfect destination for the whole family to enjoy this winter.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage | Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Enveloped within the Santa Rosa Mountain range offering striking panoramic views of the greater Palm Springs, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers a true luxury desert experience for a getaway to a warm-weather oasis. Three hundred and sixty-five days of sunshine create the prime location for guests who are looking to take advantage of the property's warm desert surroundings this winter. The resort offers numerous right-out-your-door hiking and running trails fit for every level featuring mountain vista views, waterfalls, natural streams, rocky gorges and unusual rock formations. Before warming up around one of the resort's outdoor firepits in the evening - guests are invited to enjoy some of the best night sky viewing in the continental United States with guided stargazing sessions under Rancho Mirage's canopy of stars every Saturday night. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage also boasts multiple pools to keep cool in the warm weather, including an adult's infinity pool perched on the cliff in the picturesque open-air surroundings. Exclusive cabanas are available to shield leisure-seekers from the sun, and an al fresco Air Pool Bar menu is served to encourage time spent enjoying the cool waters.


Thompson Playa del Carmen | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Escape the cold and soak up the sun this winter at Thompson Playa del Carmen. The hotel offers guests a first-of-its-kind hotel experience in Playa del Carmen with its two locations – the centrally-located, lively 92-room 5th Avenue Building and the intimate, oceanfront 27-room Beach House, located just a few blocks away. The oceanfront Beach House opened in February 2016 and features 27 luxury guest rooms and suites, an exclusive pool, private cabanas and an oceanfront restaurant, among several amenities. The 92-room 5th Avenue Building first debuted in November 2015 and features a 30,000-square-foot rooftop playground complete with an infinity pool, panoramic ocean views, luxury cabanas and two restaurants including NYC's famed culinary concept CATCH. Guests can enjoy the several amenities the property offers including nightly Mezcal tastings, various nightlife activations, ceviche-making classes, complimentary bicycle rentals, sunrise yoga or day trips to nearby Tulum through its partnership with adventure company, Mexico Tropical.

Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas

The majestic Resort at Pedregal lies on Cabo San Lucas' most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. Resort at Pedregal is the perfect place to enjoy beach weather all winter long. The exclusive haven, accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel, is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo San Lucas, yet seemingly worlds apart. The Resort at Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury, sophistication and personalized service from a team of Personal Concierges who are available during guests' entire visits to assist guests with their requests. The property features six beach front suites, including a Presidential Suite, six Estrella Suites, eight Dos Mares Suites, and our Signature Spa Luna y Mar.

Vidanta Riviera Maya - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Escape the cold with a trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya - and don't miss a second at the beach with Vidanta Riviera Maya's new Beach Club! In December 2016, Vidanta Riviera Maya debuted The Beach Club, a brand new pool area exclusive to guests of Grand Luxxe and The Grand Bliss hotels. A completely renovated high-end outlet, this opening further embraces the beauty of Riviera Maya, allowing guests to connect more closely with the ocean. The expansive 53,800 sq. ft. space has a stepped landscape, created to maximize the pristine views of the turquoise Caribbean water. Cabanas sit along the edges of infinity pools, which are also illuminated with fire pits that appear to float in water. Within The Beach Club, Chiringuito will serve Spanish cuisine for guests both seated and poolside. The destination is full of new offerings for 2017, also having announced the opening of the Grand Luxxe Tower Four at Vidanta Riviera Maya. Located at Vidanta Riviera Maya's premier resort hotel offering, the Grand Luxxe category, Vidanta Riviera Maya's premier resort hotel offering, the Grand Luxxe category, the new tower offers a three new multi-bedroom units: a 5,790 sq. ft. Four Bedroom Residence, a 5,190 sq. ft. Three Bedroom Residence Loft, and a 4,080 sq. ft. Two Bedroom Residence Loft.

Marquis Los Cabos, located directly on the tip of Baja California Sur, sits beachfront where the desert mountains meet the Sea of Cortes. The all-suite, adults only AAA Four Diamond resort offers luxurious accommodations, stunning view and superb dining included in the all-inclusive price. Ideal for travel in the winter months, the temperature remains balmy with temperatures ranging from mid-70s to mid-80s. Guests can relax in the luxury of the infinity-edge Sunset and Sunrise pools, as well as an infinity-edge central pool which features a three story waterfall, perfect for soaking up sunshine and extra Vitamin D while escaping freezing temperatures in the wintery climates. Enjoy all that Mexico has to offer with a variety of recreational offerings, including whale watching and sunset cruises, scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports and deep sea fishing. Complete a day spent outdoors with sea and sand by booking indigenous signature treatments from the 13,000 sq. ft. on-property spa, or a comprehensive dining experience from any of the resort's six distinctive dining offerings.


The Mulia & Mulia Villas | Bali, Indonesia

Located beachfront on the pristine Nusa Dua beach, The Mulia & Mulia Villas offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean to create a relaxing haven with lavish amenities and incredible service. From expansive and elegant suites to distinct lounge and oceanfront pools, The Mulia's luxury accommodations truly exceed expectations for style, comfort and service. Boasting year-round sunny weather with temperatures ranging from a balmy 79 - 82 degree Fahrenheit, The Mulia is nothing short of paradise. Guests who are looking to escape colder weathers can relax in The Mulia's multiple beachfront infinity pools, enjoy a variety of indigenous treatments or the full-day lifestyle wellness program at the impressive MuliaSpa, and dine at a wide variety of restaurants at the resort, including the signature seaside Mediterranean and Pan Asian restaurant Soleil, a range of Japanese Cuisine at Edogin, or enjoy afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks at Sky Bar.


The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Escape the frigid winter temperatures and head south to The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale for a taste of everyone's favorite Florida sun and some poolside pampering. Book the Natural Oasis Cabana Package and lounge by the pool, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in a luxurious cabana. The cabana includes delicious fresh fruit, a flat screen TV, private “Cabana Captain” service to tend to your every need and more.

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach | Miami, FL

Flee the arctic temperatures and unbearable windchill and head to The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, which is not only located in the prime of South Beach, but is also introducing new spa concept, custom to The Ritz-Carlton brand - Timeless Capsule. This specialized pod, which takes the place of the waiting/relaxation area, offers expedited and customizable services for guests of all ages. Indulge in a spa getaway while simultaneously escaping the cold at this beautiful beachfront property.

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami - Miami, FL

For those who want to kickoff the new year with a bang while also escaping to warmer temperatures, book the ultimate wellness package at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami. Enjoy seven days of luxurious accommodations, daily cold press juice service and moments of Zen and wellness at Exhale Bal Harbour (located on property), including private training sessions, spa treatments, and signature yoga and barre classes. The full package includes the following:

• Overnight accommodations for 7 nights
• 3 cold pressed juices delivered daily
• 7 fitness classes
• 3 private training sessions
• One 90-minute Deep Tissue Massage
• One 90-minute Magic Facial
• One Luxe Spa Manicure & Pedicure
• Exhale Spa Gift Bag
• Valet Parking / Resort Fee

Starting Rate: $8,400 for the week

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples | Naples, FL

Set on the pristine beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is the perfect warm weather destination for those looking to relax and unwind. Home to one of the most expansive spas in Southwest Florida, the resort feels like a private oasis with its calming pools and its intuitive spa treatments such as the ‘Time is the Essence' focused on the guests individual needs with their own unique treatment plan. Take advantage of the activities The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has to offer such as a complimentary photo concierge who will capture every moment of the beachside escape to poolside glassblowing allowing guests to create their very own works of art to bring home. Additionally, all palates will be satisfied with the nine dining outlets on property for guests to choose from such as world-class sushi at DUSK, award winning steaks at The Grill, and watching the stunning sunset with casual seafood and a cocktail at Gumbo Limbo.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is a luxury landmark on Florida's central Gulf Coast conveniently located near the city center overlooking Sarasota Bay, just minutes away from premier art venues, nature sanctuaries, distinctive shopping, fishing and water sports. Relax on the white famous white sand beaches of Sarasota at the resort's exclusive Beach Club on Lido Key or enjoy a round of golf at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship course. Experience the destination of Sarasota without leaving the property by booking an indigenous spa treatment such as the Sarasota Touch of Honey, created with honey harvested from the resort's own hives to the Remineralizing Sea Escape, paying homage to the property's surroundings. The recently reimagined property is also home to Jack Dusty, Sarasota's only waterfront dining destination, which features an innovative coastal menu and creative cocktail program.


Port Ferdinand and Saint Peter's Bay, Barbados

There has never been a better time to visit Barbados – Caribbean season is upon us as temperatures drop, there are new direct flights making traveling easier than ever, and wellness programming makes New Year's resolutions easy to maintain while on vacation. Less than a year old, Port Ferdinand is a boater's paradise located on the historical northwest coast of Barbados Riviera with direct access to the picturesque Six Men's Beach. The luxury resort offers a world-class spa, fitness center, several restaurants, watersports, beach service and a major beach development will be announced in 2017! Additionally, the property boasts 32 three- and four-bedroom suites, pool and bar, 18-hole golf simulator and a kids club.Just a water taxi ride away, Saint Peter's Bay comfortably accommodates families in 57 three- and four-bedroom beachfront suites. The hotel has a lagoon-style pool and breezy gazebo restaurant, beach yoga and Pilates and convenient access to all that the enchanting island has to offer. From the moment guests arrive to the airport, the luxury experience begins. A hotel rep will whisk guests to the front of the immigration line and transport them to the hotel, ensuring a completely seamless experience from the moment they step off the plane. Butler service and pre-arrival grocery shopping services are available, allowing travelers to step into a fully stocked suite. Guests can swim with the turtles, take beach yoga and Pilates, and get exclusive access to Buttals Farm Polo Club where they can take lessons with the club's Polo Manager, who has spent the last decade guiding players and the club.

The Palms Turks and Caicos, the 72-suite luxury resort just steps away from the famed Grace Bay Beach is the ultimate warm winter escape from the city chill. With direct flights from Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and many more, travelers looking to trade their snow for sunshine can catch the next plane this winter. Guests can enjoy a number of complimentary water activities on water such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing. For guests looking to keep their feet on land, The Palms boasts a serpentine infinity pool with swim-up bar where you can be on island time, an award-winning 25,000 sq. ft. spa with a variety of Caribbean inspired treatments, and a selection of fine dining and casual restaurants.