Tired of rain and gloom outside of your window and being wrapped in the warmest blanket? Winter beach vacation is an answer to your cravings.
You don’t have to wait until the next summer to stock up on much-needed vitamin D. Across the world, many breath-taking destinations allow you to escape the winter blues to bask in the warm sun and listen to the soft sound of crashing waves. Not convinced yet? Traveling to different places is not only relaxing, but it will also help you to discover and learn something about different cultures and ways of living.
Searching for some inspirations on how to spend the winter down south or maybe somewhere along the equator? Find out the winter sun destinations that have stolen our hearts.
1. Los Cabos, Mexico
Close enough to the Californian coast, but miles away in culture and traditions. Los Cabos is best enjoyed as a winter beach vacation, as from December you can spot the Gray Whales. Hop in on a boat ride towards El Arco, a perfect Instagram spot where the Sea of Cortes joins the Pacific Ocean under the most picturesque arch-shaped rock formation. Mexico is a country with a vibrant culture that was influenced by ancient Aztec and Maya civilisations as well as European settlers. It is rich, colourful and involves plenty of delightful food!
2. Byron Bay, Australia
If you have a bit more time to spare to fly a bit further, the beach in Byron Bay is a must-see once in your life. During the wintertime in the Northern hemisphere, the culturally diverse Australia enjoys a balmy summer, which makes it a perfect choice for a beach travel winter. Surrounding the area is the Cape Byron State Conservation Area that invites the holiday-makers with miles of walking and light trekking routes. Stay for famous Australian BBQ, endearingly referred to as “barbie” and enjoy different types of traditional meat like lamb chops, beefsteak or a choice of sausages — all chased down with a cool beer.
3. Muscat, Oman
For those trips when you are craving something more exotic, the beaches in Oman are a dream-like destination. Situated on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has one of the most diverse cultures amongst the middle-eastern countries. Its rich history as a 12th-century sea trading post resulted in a mix of cultures, bringing markets full of enchanting fabrics, various spices, and exotic jewellery. Visit a 16th-century Portuguese fort or enjoy the area for its golden beaches, as well as magical deep-sea canyons. If you need a break from the beach, you can always go snorkelling and diving, spotting the giant sea turtles and spinner dolphins.
Whichever of those breath-taking and culturally rich destinations you decide to choose for your next winter beach vacation, remember to put the sunscreen on, especially when in the water. IONIQ One is the perfect device for that – apply sunscreen effortlessly, wherever you are. For more travel-related juicy tips, follow us on Instagram!