As winter fully sets in across the U.S., there’s still hope to heat things up with a warm-weather getaway this winter. Below, we've outlined a number of balmy destinations where guests can ditch their snow gear and puffy coats and bask in the sunshine this winter!
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection | Los Cabos, Mexico (pictured)
Only a 30-minute drive from San Jose Del Cabo International Airport, Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection is Los Cabos’ most iconic luxury resort located within the private Punta Ballena community. Overlooking two private coves with stunning views of Los Cabos’ Lands End, the resort boasts 59 casita-style guest rooms and 35 expansive one to four-bedroom residential villas offering guests barefoot luxury infused with the spirit of Baja. The resort features six restaurants, including the signature oceanfront Cocina del Mar restaurant with intimate open-air terraces perched dramatically above the water’s edge; The Spa at Esperanza; four breathtaking pools, including an adults-only two-tiered infinity pool and a family pool; tennis courts; access to world-class golf courses and an Auberge Adventures menu of only-in-Cabo land and sea experiences.
La Quinta Resort & Club | La Quinta, CA
With some of SoCal’s best winter weather, La Quinta Resort & Club is the ideal desert oasis for sunny skies and lows in the 60s/70s.. Spanning 45 acres and boasting 41 climate-controlled/cooled pools on property, La Quinta Resort & Club is a desert oasis for road trip travelers, families seeking a nearby getaway, and extended stays. With a Veuve Clicquot champagne cart and poolside menus, elevated dining at Morgan’s in the desert, private accommodations, tennis and pickleball, golf, and spa facilities with cutting-edge relaxation treatments, La Quinta Resort & Club is an iconic winter hideaway.
Prince Waikiki |Honolulu, Hawai’i
Perfectly positioned at the heart of Honolulu’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, O’ahu’s tropical, contemporary oceanfront Prince Waikiki features a glistening infinity pool on the hotel’s fifth floor overlooking the idyllic harbor and capturing some of Waikiki’s most magical sunsets. The hotel’s 563 guest rooms and suites all have soothing ocean views while a signature infinity pool overlooking the ocean is one of Waikiki’s best hideaway spots for unwinding and feeling inspired. Guests can also indulge with oceanfront views and fresh island cuisine at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar or tee off at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club on the sunny Ewa Plain with views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains.
Mauna Kea Resort | Kohala Coast, Hawaii
With a setting along one of the most gorgeous beaches in all of Hawaii, Mauna Kea Resort today features the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and the private luxury vacation rentals Mauna Kea Residences. Guests staying at either property or luxury vacation rentals are invited to enjoy exclusive amenities and access across Mauna Kea Resort, including seven different culinary outlets, three pools, two award-winning golf courses and a variety of exclusive facilities and guest programming. This iconic property on the Island of Hawaii situated on what is arguably one of the island’s most breathtaking and swimmable beaches (Hapuna Beach). Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a mid-century, open floorplan masterpiece from Laurance S. Rockefeller that features cantilevered stairways and hallways donning a museum-worthy collection of Asian Pacific Art that was the first of its kind ever assembled for a hotel.
The Beverly Hilton | Beverly Hills, CA
Travelers this winter can check into the iconic Beverly Hilton for a dose of fun in the sun while also focusing on wellness at the hotel’s Upgrade Labs. Upgrade Labs, located on the Pool Level of The Beverly Hilton, is the first-ever biohacking human upgrade facility. Over 6,000 square feet, Upgrade Labs is a luxurious health and fitness retreat offering over 15 customized high-tech experiences for your brain and body. Designed as an escape from the outside world, the futuristic health haven which includes infrared saunas, cryotherapy and more immerses you in strength and recovery technologies designed to power you up, trim you down, rejuvenate your appearance, and amplify your brain power.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills | Beverly Hills, CA
Escape the cold in the height of luxury this winter at Peninsula Beverly Hills. This ultra-luxe hideaway in the heart of the city of angels offers fabulous French-Califonia dining at The Belvedere, city views by the pool at The Roof Garden and of course, the hotel’s signature tea service in their beautiful Living Room. The urban oasis features 17 private villas for a European-style getaway in the heart of Los Angeles and a world class spa with a new Biologique Recherche Seconde Peau 90 Minute Facial and body treatment that is the ultimate remedy for the winter blues.
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel | Maui, Hawaii
Perfect for families seeking a winter escape, look no further than Ka’anapali Beach Hotel (KBH) on the idyllic Hawaiian Island of Maui. Set along a three-mile stretch on the world-famous Ka’anapali Beach, KBH debuted a $75 million property-wide renovation in July 2021, featuring reimagined premium guest rooms and a brand-new oceanfront restaurant Huihui. Not only does the balmy and beautiful weather attract winter travelers, but December-May is also peak whale-watching season! Maui is known as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world, as humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the shallow, warm waters of the Auau Channel.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa | Palm Beach, Florida
As the destination continues to embrace season-less travel, Palm Beach provides an idyllic year round escape -- but most notably a happening destination in the winter. With warm temperatures and snowbirds flocking to the destination, Palm Beach is a place to ‘see and be seen.’ A Palm Beach icon, Eau Palm Beach will finalize a multi-million-dollar renovation to its social spaces including the front entry, lobby, pool landscape, kid’s club in addition to adding six new food and beverage outposts by the end of 2021. New dining includes an adults-only pool bar, elevated sushi bar, rooftop lounge for sunset views and the opening of the second outpost of the beloved Greenwich restaurant, Polpo Palm Beach. Led by acclaimed restaurateur Ron Rosa (founder of Campagnola and Ecco in NYC) and Eau’s Executive Chef Neall Bailey, Polpo Palm Beach will bring an authentic Italian and seafood-focused menu from the Tri-State area to South Florida.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Offering a warm tropical oasis with no passport required for domestic U.S. travelers, Puerto Rico is a top Caribbean destination providing luxurious shopping, historic museums, lively nighttime entertainment, and beautiful beaches. This winter, travelers can combine their Caribbean getaway with celebratory festivities in honor of the 500th anniversary of Old San Juan. In addition to time spent by the beach and pool, travelers can experience exclusive art exhibits, parades, speakers and forums, a concert with international performers, and more in honor of the destination’s anniversary. Stay in the chic Condado Beach district at the storied Condado Vanderbilt, established in 1919 and frequented by Hollywood royalty and captains of industry during the 20th century and beyond; La Concha Resort, San Juan’s go-to beach lifestyle and nightlife destination resort; and Condado Ocean Club, San Juan’s premier adults-only boutique hotel – each offering oceanfront accommodations walking distance from Old San Juan.
Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection | Anguilla
A legendary destination on the island of Anguilla, Malliouhana is known for its iconic location high over the exclusive Meads Bay and Turtle Cove, Art-Deco inspired design and sweeping 360-degree views of the pristine Caribbean. Boasting 63 stylish rooms and suites which blend the warmth and gracious hospitality of the Caribbean with glamourous spaces which create a sense of togetherness. A toes-in-the-sand restaurant and celebrated culinary destination, Leon’s at Meads Bay, joins Celeste and Bar Soleil overlooking white-sand beaches, along with the iconic two-tiered infinity swimming pool and the luxurious Spa at Malliouhana.
Etereo, Auberge Resorts Collection | Kanai, Mexico (*just opened on December 10)
Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection is located on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, within the luxury Kanai development just 30 miles from Cancun International Airport, and set amongst a protected mangrove forest along a pristine stretch of the Caribbean Sea. The resort’s 75 luxury accommodations are entirely oceanfront or oceanview and feature luxurious bathrooms with dual vanities and soaking tubs and expansive private terraces with floor to ceiling glass doors. Mayan-inspired signature restaurant Itzam offers innovative exploratory flavors and panoramic ocean views from its open-air seating, lounge terrace and private dining room, Pixán. For wellness seekers, Sana, An Auberge Spa, welcomes guests to a serene healing space inspired by ancient practices and set forward by modern wellness trends.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection | Los Cabos, Mexico
Only a 30-minute drive from San Jose Del Cabo International Airport, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is a contemporary resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Set on the most coveted swimming beach in Los Cabos, the resort offers a fresh style and an active, engaging environment to create the perfect escape for families, groups of friends and active couples. Boasting 60 hotel rooms – including five Ocean View Wellness rooms for the fitness-minded – and 32 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with panoramic ocean or mountain views, the resort is known for its warm and welcoming hospitality. Guests delight at the inventive Latin cuisine at the signature open-air restaurant COMAL, and relax at TnT, the toes-in-the-sand taco and tequila bar.