If you’re missing the warmth of long, summer days, why not break up winter with a holiday to hotter climes?
The following destinations were recommended by Booking.com customers for their impossibly soft sand and consistently warm temperatures. So to escape the worst of the cold weather, try one of these top-rated winter beach getaways.
Experience the natural beauty of Selong Belanak
Selong Belanak, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
Selong Belanak beach is a paradigm of well-preserved natural beauty. Despite its popularity, it manages to still appear secretive. Expect a low-key vibe, with lapping waves the only background noise.
Las Peñitas is a popular spot with surfers
Las Peñitas, Leon Region, Nicaragua
Often referred to as Nicaragua’s best-kept secret, Las Peñitas offers 5 km of sand, cafés and bars, and is also a popular spot for surfing.
The curved shape of the beach at Evans Head makes it perfect for beginner surfers
Evans Head, New South Wales, Australia
Evans Head is a small beach town with a retro appeal. The curved shape of the town’s main beach protects it from the large southeast swells making it manageable for beginner surfers as well as those hoping to swim or fish.
Try one of the beachfront eateries in Bolans
Bolans, Antigua and Barbuda
Seemingly endless white sand fading into blindingly bright blue water makes Bolans a real bucket list beach destination. With any of the area’s glorious beaches easily accessible by public transport, nearly no planning is required for you to soak up the sun with a good book or grab a bite to eat at one of the beachfront eateries.
Diveāgar's beach remains completely undeveloped
Diveāgar, Maharashtra, India
Located about 170 km from Mumbai, Diveāgar is a peaceful and sparsely-populated beachside village. Sitting on the edge of the Arabian Sea, the beach is nearly 4 km long and remains completely undeveloped. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the coast and see if you can spot the sea turtles that occasionally lay their eggs on the beach.