5 (green) Winter Escapes
All around Germany, the first snow has arrived and the cold season begins. While many are excited about a possible white christmas, some others want to pack their bags and get away from the cold temperatures. For the all-year-round sun worshippers, I have picked five destinations, where you will have sun instead of snow, warm temperatures instead of ice and palm trees instead of pines. Pack your bags for these winter escapes!
Gloria Verde Resort, Turkey
For winter-deniers there are also destinations within Europe. Gloria Verde Resort in Turkey, for example. Here you cannot only indulge in all kinds of wellness form Hamam to cosmetic treatments, but also play on the golf course. Relax on the footbridge with a cup of Turkish tea or a cocktail with a view onto the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy the sun beams.
Keemala – Beyond Enchanting, Thailand
Among Germans, Thailand is a very popular destination, especially during the winter months. And this is for one easy fact: when trees here are bare and the temperatures go down, there you can lay on the beach and enjoy the warm waters. A great winter escape is Keemala, which has newly opened. Here, you will find yourself in a paradise surrounding in special designs, where you feel like in a magical wonderland.
Sol Beach House, Bali, Indonesia
A private, white sandy beach and tropical gardens – this is Sol Beach House Benoa. The resort is built around a natural lagoon and thereby has preserved nature and its inhabitants. All rooms are design in Bali style and you will feel the Bali tradition throughout the whole resort in culinary, architectural as well as socially aspects. In every way, you will definitely not need any gloves or boots – rather let your bare feet glide through the sand.
Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives
If you are not only looking for sun, but also for remoteness, then Reethi Beach Resort is for you. On the private, small island, Fonimagoodhoo, there are 120 villas that are all made out of local materials and built in Maldivian style. Enjoy a cocktail at one of the three beach bars or book a private dinner with your travel partner on a small, uninhabited island close by. You can also head into the deep waters: with the in-house diving school, you can dive during the day but also at night. Discover different riffs that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Macaw Lodge, Costa Rica
Instead of waking up to a snowstorm in the morning, why not wake up in the middle of a tropical rain forest. Take a stroll through the five ha large botanical garden and relax. In the botanical garden, you can discover 500 different plants, from medical to agricultural ones. Macaw Lodge also offers several yoga workshops for yogis! After a winter escape to this lodge, you will definitely arrive back home completely recharged!