9 Beach Destinations to Make This Winter Bearable

Airfarewatchdog Staff, January 22, 2015
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    Okay, your choice: exceptionally frigid wind or warm sand beneath your toes? What? You went with the beach? Somehow we're not surprised. Luckily for you, we thawed our fingers long enough to find nine beach getaways that will satisfy your yen for sun, plus save you some green along the way. 

    Cancun, MX
    South of the border, down Mexico way...is where you'll find chic resorts, beautiful beaches and irresistible restaurants overlooking the water. What's not to love?

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Mallorca Hotel & Suites - Stay 2/10-2/12 from $67 per night and save up to 50% compared to nearby, similar hotesls

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    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    America's perennial beach playground has something for every member of the family, not to mention prices that will make it particularly popular with the one who holds the pursestrings.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Royal Beach Palace & Spa - Stay 2/8-2/11 from only $175 per night and save up to 15%  compared to its 45-day average price

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    Honolulu, HI
    The best of the beach plus exciting city life merge in Honolulu, offering an island vacation with much more to do than tanning. Don't be surprised, too, if you see some attractive deals—the time is right to save a bundle.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: OHANA Waikiki East Hotel - stay 3/3-3/6 from $139 per night and save up to 18% compared to nearby, similar hotels

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    Ft Myers, FL
    This pretty corner of Florida is a dream destination in itself, but it also puts you just a hop, skip and jump away from Sanibel and Captiva. And did we mention the prices are nice? You're welcome. 

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Towers - Stay 2/8-2/10 from $145 per night and save up to 22% compared to nearby, similar hotels

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    Maui, HI
    Those who've been to Maui call it "paradise." Those who haven't ... are jealous. Put yourself in the first group and enjoy those soft sand beaches and captivating waves.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Royal Lahaina Resort - Stay 2/3-2/6 from $214 per night and save up to 51% compared to nearby, similar hotels

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    Playa del Carmen, MX
    Can't decide between the Caribbean Sea and Mexico? Why choose? Playa del Carmen offers both, not to mention hot resorts and a very cool vibe.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Hotel Sol Playa - Stay 3/5-3/7 from $77 per night and save up to 55% compared to nearby, similar hotels

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    Los Angeles, CA
    If you prefer your beaches to have a little more, shall we say, star quality, then head to the West Coast and its famed Venice and Laguna beaches. Be sure to bring your shades—the scene out there just sizzles.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza - Stay 2/20-2/22 from $144 per night and save up to 40% compared to nearby, similar hotels

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    West Palm Beach, FL
    This getaway offers a home away from home: city life with restaurants, golf, culture and more, plus beautiful beaches and breathtaking sun. Best yet? The rates are practically like being home, too.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Homewood Suites West Palm Beach - Stay 2/20-2/21 from $189 per night and save up to 40% compared to its 45-day average price

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    Dominican Republic

    If a beach getaway isn't right for you without a trip to a tropical isle, you've found your getaway. The people are friendly, the beaches are divine, and all of your friends will be supremely jealous.

    Our hotel pick for your best bet: Casa Valeria - Stay 2/7-2/9 from $65 per night and save up to 35% compared to nearby, similar hotels

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    What is your favorite beach destination to thaw out in the winter?

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