The burning question this time of the year is "where's the very best location to spend Christmas on the coast?" Where's warm in February and March when we have not seen the sunshine for months? Exactly where are the very best winter season sun spots?
Below are two of my favorite winter-sun destinations -
The most ideal time to check out Mexico is November-March (Atlantic Coast); December-April (Pacific Coast).
Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, on the Atlantic Coastline, has an enchanting blend of historic and buzzy modern cultures. Bask its emerald ocean, uncover holy places, admire the sun or stay in a delightful hacienda on the Mayan Riviera.
Over on the less-done Pacific Coast, much more daring travellers and surfers are carving out a fashionable beach setting in the sleepy fishing town of Sayulita, on the edge of the jungle. The very best time to do either coast is throughout the northern hemisphere’s darkest months.
The most ideal time to check out Thailand: November to March
The isles of Thailand are really the stuff of shipwreck survivor imaginations. White colored sand, rustic-chic beach shelters, a hammock lightly waving in between two palm trees as an aqua blue ocean laps at the shore ... There are dozens of islands to select from, and every island offers a little something quite different, from the super-spas of Koh Samui to barefoot beach-bum in Koh Lipe, while Koh Lanta remains quietly chilled out with lovely places to stay on beaches that stretch for miles.
So, which will you choose?
Annalie Coetzer Travel Oholic and Lifestyle Blogger
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