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20 Destinations to Warm You up This Winter

If the changing of seasons from fall to winter leaves your heart frozen with a yearning for past warmer days, than this list is for you. Escape the cold by traveling to any one of these destinations where our cooler months are paired with their higher temperatures. From South Africa to Bali, spend your days parading the beach or taking a dip in your private plunge pool. With these locations, you can live in summer year round. 

Note: Shirt and shoes optional. 

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Bask & Stow

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Bask & Stow provides luxury coastal living with a Mid Century Modern flair - and the Byron Bay location is bringing you all the heat you need this winter. Take advantage of the plunging pool and your private deck at this New South Wales intimate boutique hotel. 
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Dedon Island

Philippines
Soak in the warm weather of the Philippines at Dedon Island. This ocean-front property reflects the lush outdoors of the tropical island. What’s even better than escaping the cold is the fact that Dedon Island is an all-inclusive resort meaning you get as much of paradise as your heart desires. 
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Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti learn more

Soak in the safari landscape from your private plunge pool in Tanzania’s warm winter temperatures. End your day dining at Kulas, the main restaurant with up close and intimate wildlife views of the Serengeti. 
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Ponta dos Ganchos Resort learn more

Say goodbye to sweater weather and say hello to plunging pools overlooking the beaches of Brazil. Ponta dos Ganchos has the rainforest coastline your bathing suit has been yearning for. Check into one of their ocean front bungalows and soak up the private beach. Aside from the weather, expect fresh and locally sourced food with a menu that changes daily. 
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$900 avg. room rate
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The Resort at Pedregal learn more

Cuddle up into the cliffs of Cabo San Lucas at The Resort at Pedregal. The residential style villas, private plunge pools and rainforest showers will help you take advantage of the warm weather in style. Not to mention the activities – go whale watching, play golf or cruise the sea. Bathing suit weather approved.
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Hotel San Cristóbal

Todos Santos, Mexico
Shed your layers in Baja Mexico and check into Hotel San Cristóbal Baja. This intimate and boutique hotel brings you Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine, happy hour at the pool and beachside views. Hotel San Cristobal Baja is a traveling point for travelers, surfers and sailors galore and now your name can be added to the list.
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Leobo Private Reserve learn more

Leobo Private Reserve in South Africa doesn’t just guarantee weather in the high seventies – with a helicopter, infinity plunge pool and Michelin-starred chef on site, this private estate will have you enjoying the wildlife of South Africa with no glimpse of winter in sight. 
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The Silo Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa
The Silo Hotel in South Africa is perfect for the traveler looking for warmer weather and luxury lodging. Rooted in art, architecture and design, your t-shirt weather vacation will not compromise in style. Frequenting the rooftop pool is a forecasted must. Additional perk: Located in the center of Cape Town, the city is also at your fingertips.
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Byron Beach Abodes learn more

Escape the cold at Byron Beach Abodes in Australia for a coastline vacation. Located five minutes from the beach, these boutique lodgings are every bit stylish as they are luxurious. Take your pick of their cottage, modern house or chic hideaway. 
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Cape View Clifton learn more

Escape to Capetown’s Clifton beaches and enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and Twelve Apostles mountains. Cape View Clifton offers guest house chic lodging with a neutral color design to mimic the landscape of the sea. Forgo your sweaters and pack your bathing suits! It's time to take a dip in your private plunge pool or even the ocean.
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The Palmwood learn more

Settle into the lush and tropical landscape of Kauai’s North Shore at bed & breakfast, The Palmwood. This 5 acre estate allows you to recharge and relax in warm weather tranquility. Perched on top of a hill, you’ll be escaping much more than just the cold. Stay in this Japanese-inspired lodging and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and drop into the peaceful landscape of Hawaii. 
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Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Honolulu, Hawaii
Chase the low eighties temperature of Waikiki, Hawaii this winter. Stay at Hawaii-chic hotel Surfjack and explore the island with their beach cruise bicycles. Sit pool side at their Swim Club and discover the aloha spirit.
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Home Hotel Buenos Aires learn more

The warm weather of Buenos Aires is calling your name and Home Hotel is calling you home. A little bit modern, a little bit retro, this eclectic chic hotel is helping you explore Buenos Aires. Located in Palermo Hollywood in a gastronomy hub, you’ll be strolling through a cutting edge neighborhood.
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$284 avg. room rate
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Ka'ana Resort learn more

Soak up the sun in your own private pool at Ka'ana Resort in Belize. This 5-star resort is the perfect hideaway for some much-needed downtime. If you are feeling adventurous, Ka'ana can set up private tours at some of Central America's famous Mayan ruins, as well as cave tubing and zipline excursions.
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Playa Vik learn more

Retreat to the mid seventies temperatures of Uruguay at Playa Vik, a sleek and modern beachfront retreat. With a private beach and an emphasis on contemporary Uruguayan and international art, you get your pick of one of their six small houses that surround the main L-shaped pavilion. The modern design stands second to the fact that you’ll be beach front this winter.
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Flinders Beach Shack learn more

Get into full summer mode at Flinders Beach Shack and fall in love with the outdoors. Located in a serene seaside town in Australia, Flinders Beach Shack gives you the warmth and nature of the Mornington Peninsula. The shack only sleeps eight, which means this sun-filled trip is best kept intimate. 
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$615 avg. room rate
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Hotel Esencia learn more

Chase the sun at this former private home of an Italian Duchess on the Mexican Caribbean coastline. Hotel Esencia has all of the sun-kissed activities including snorkeling around the reef and finding peace on the beach. This resort is bringing the Playa del Carmen jungle with the Mayan Riviera ocean to your fingertips. 
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Babylonstoren learn more

If farm-to-table food served in an outdoor restaurant on a farm sounds like your cup of tea, then look no further. Babylonstoren’s garden and barn-style building is your next destination. Spend your days planting or picking any of their fruits and vegetables under the warm South African sun.
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Paperbark Camp learn more

For those looking to ditch winter and go glamping, Paperbark Camp in New South Wales, Australia is the lodging for you. Close to the white sand beaches of Jervis Bay, you get your pick of the gumtrees or the ocean to fulfill your nature itch. With kangaroos and birdlife bunking nearby, Paperbark Camp gives you the full wildlife experience.
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The Vines Resort learn more

The vineyards of Mendoza Valley in Argentina are enough to warm you up. The Vines Resort is a luxurious resort with private villas and views of the Andes. Enjoying the outdoors is the name of the game. Emerge from your private villa and enjoy horseback riding, yoga classes and even blending your own Malbec. 
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