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Top 10 Tropical Vacation Destinations
The temperature dips below freezing and swaying palm trees, the sea's salty perfume, and a frosty pina colada dance through your dreams, beckoning you to your oceanfront oasis. It's time to swap snow boots and rosy red cheeks for flip flops and a bronze tan. With sun-soaked stays in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Florida, and more, these Top 10 Tropical Vacation Destinations serve as your escape from the cold. Snorkel in the Caribbean Sea, parasail above the aquamarine Atlantic Ocean, and even ride the roller coaster rails at Disney World! If you prefer relaxation to recreation, snag a spot on the sandy beach and drift away. These diverse vacation spots highlight an ocean of amenities, ocean views, relaxing spas, and much more. It's time to book your stay; the ocean awaits!

WindWater Hotel & Resort

South Padre Island, Texas

+1 (866) 903 - 0444

Let the sun wash over the brim of your cap and toast your skin to bronze perfection at WindWater Hotel & Resort. It’s just two blocks from a white sandy beach on South Padre Island, Texas and minutes away from all the local attractions! Take a half mile jaunt down to the boat launch and set your beauty in the water, where the waves gently lick her hull. Feeling extra lazy? Just leave your room and dive into the outdoor swimming pool or sink into the relaxing hot tub! Let the island life truly sink in by exploring South Padre Island. Get airborne after a lesson from Air Padre Kite Boarding, the company that rents all types of surfing equipment. Feel the rush of water at your back and adrenaline in your body as you plummet down the slides at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Watch the dolphins frolic or discover their unique secrets at the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center. Your tropical escape starts here!


5701 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, TX 78597


Pets are allowed on the property! Don't forget Fido's doggles, it gets sunny here!

Related Onsite Offerings

Start off your island adventure right each morning with a delicious complimentary breakfast.


Orange Hill Beach Inn

Nassau Estate, Bahamas

+1 (866) 574 - 0933

Sun-kissed beaches and rolling waves welcome you to Orange Hill Beach Inn, your Bahama's paradise! The Atlantic Ocean beckons just outside your door, offering a bevy of aquatic activities. The inn offers scuba packages, which have you plunging down the watery depths to observe beautiful coral reefs, more than a dozen ship wrecks, and vibrant sea life. A powdery white beach is just footsteps away and provides a place to drift away from the world. Sip a tropical drink at the Honor Bar at Orange Hill or sample a smorgasbord of culinary creations at the Orange Hill Restaurant. Lounge in your choice of outstanding accommodations. Studio rooms, poolside rooms, apartments, and private cottages all host your unforgettable stay. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, soak in the ocean views, or just stay in and spend time with your loved ones. When you're not surfing the waves, surf the web thanks to the wireless internet access.Come dive into a vacation that is an ocean away from ordinary!


12523 West Bay St , Nassau, NP Bahamas


Located on the north side of the island, Orange Hill is just across the street from the white shores of a premier, oceanfront beach!

Related activities

The diving diversity in this area is well known, with walls that start around 35 feet and drop vertically to more than 5,000 feet. Experience the thrill of observing free-swimming Caribbean Reef Sharks!


Paradise Island Beach Club

Paradise Island, New Providence

View +1 (242) 363 - 2992

Take to the Bahamas’ iconic Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island and all of your tropical fantasies will come true. Paradise Island Beach Club is the place to start, offering lavish 980-square-foot luxury accommodations that sleep six. Each room features a sparkling vista of the ocean; a collage of blues, turquoises, and whites flood through the windows. Each of two bedrooms features their own private bath, and kids stay for free! But don’t just gaze at the island life, live it! On Paradise Island, it’s all about being as active or as dormant as you like. The island can be mesmerizing and serene, or exciting and bold! Bob in the crystal clear pool outside your doorstep, or body surf in the crashing ocean waves. Achieve sun-soaked skin on the private patio, or kick up pearly white sand on a moonlit run. A salty island breeze whistles through palms, golden light reaches every nook and cranny, and unabridged delight resonates with guests who stay here!


Paradise Island, Garden View & Ocean Ridge Drive, Nassau, Bahamas


Nassau has a population of 260,000 as of a 2008 census. About 80 percent of Bahamas residents call Nassau their home.

Related activities

For a bit of tropical culture, visit the straw market. It's a huge open-air marketplace in the center of town where Bahamian women started selling crafts after the native sponge business plummeted.


Paradise Cove Resort

Nazareth, St. Thomas

+1 (340) 626 - 0860

Gorgeous vistas, lovely cottages, and impeccable memories- these are just a few of the things you'll find at Paradise Cove Resort!

Beautiful views, clean, comfortable accommodations- Paradise Cove has it all. The friendly proprietors will help you navigate the island, and can recommend food and fun if you seek it. Although you'll be hard-pressed to leave your spacious living quarters, you'll want to spend as much time outside as possible, as the weather here is almost always ideal! Whether you're interested in swimming, hiking, birdwatching, eating, drinking, or even dancing, you'll find it in Nazareth!


2GA Ridge Rd, Nazareth, St Thomas 00802, USVI


The population of the US Virgin Islands was 104,737 as of 2013.

Fun facts

The islands were named by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 for Saint Ursula and her virgin followers.


Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

View +1 (407) 996 - 7300

Satisfy a restless imagination with incarnations of your favorite Disney characters in Orlando, Florida and bask in the comforts and amenities of Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. AAA-approved and a member of Disney’s Good Neighbor Hotel list, the Clarion Inn has met and exceeded mighty high expectations of quality and value. Sleep among the stars on an ultra-soft Simmons Beautyrest® Pillow Top Mattress. Enjoy free Disney Channel and premium movie channels before the spell of sleep captivates you. If you must, take advantage of the work desk before your imagination runs wild! Not only do guests have impeccable access to Disney’s imaginative offerings, the Inn displays its own vast array of fun and entertainment. Dip into two seasonally heated swimming pools year round. Send the kids to Ozzy’s Splash Zone, the hotel’s game room, while you sip specialty drinks and catch the game at Comfort Zone bar & Grille. Experience untold luxuries and tropical bliss you won’t want to miss at this vacation destination.


8442 Palm Parkway Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836


The Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant combines relaxation and flavor with an all-you-can-eat buffet of delicious tropical food at a great value. It's great for families, especially considering the kids eat free program applies!

Related Onsite Offerings

Your imagination doesn't have to be filled with talking mice and genies in bottles. Let your imagination take a different course with the romantic package at Clarion Inn. Breakfast for two is included, as well as a bottle of wine from Lake Ridge Winery.


Englewood Beach & Yacht Club

Englewood, Florida

From $105
+1 (888) 712 - 6148

Escape to Manasota Key, a slice of paradise and Floridian tropical getaway. Sun splashes over palm leaves and seeps into the ground. Waves alternatively crash down and gently kiss the shore in mesmerizing rhythm. Enjoy six island beaches teeming with snow-white sand and clear azure waters. Step into the sea at Mote Marine Aquarium, where exotic marine life of all kinds wonder about you as you wonder about them. See the world famous Selby Botanical Gardens and shop at St. Armand’s Circle, then come back to rest your head in an indoor paradise. A two-bedroom abode awaits your presence with a masterful queen bed presentation in the bedroom, and two twin beds in the guest room. Be submerged in a warm and peaceful ambiance and bask in pure relaxation. Enjoy being tucked away, yet conveniently close to tropical attractions. A car is encouraged to enjoy the full island experience. Manasota Key will treat you like royalty in surf shorts; are you ready for it?


1815 Gulf Boulevard, Englewood, FL 34223

Extra Stops

Stop at the Ringling Art Museum, 45 minutes away from your accommodations. Beautiful and famous artwork worth millions is on display for the public. You can't afford not to stop here.

Getting there

From I-75 take exit 191 River Road (formerly exit 34) west approximately 13 miles to Indiana Avenue/State Road 776. Turn left onto 776 for 1.5 miles to Beach Road. Turn right onto Beach road and go 1.5 miles to Englewood Public Beach. Turn left at traffic circle onto Gulf Blvd. Proceed 0.1 Mile to the resort.


Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach, Florida

+1 (888) 405 - 3011

Stay at an inn with a familiar face in a tropical place: Holiday Inn Resort at Panama City Beach. The Holiday Inn has proved its worth in the hospitality scene, and Panama City Beach will dazzle you with its soft sand and caressing waves. The combination makes for tropical vacation perfection. Take to the Sunset Lounge for a refreshing cocktail and the dazzling spectacle of the sun sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Restaurants abound at the Holiday Inn, offering a delicious spectrum of edibles from casual pizza to gourmet shrimp with a luxurious view of a cascading waterfall. Cruise up and down the gigantic lagoon pool while the kids make a splash at Aqualand, the new onsite waterpark! Aqualand opened up 3,400 square feet of aquatic playground featuring over 20 new water toys. Feel the magnitude of the 60-gallon Splash Down Bucket, ride the aqua bike, play with the Tippin’ Tucans, and rip down fun water slides. One more thing, watch out for pirate invasions during the summer months! Stay in luxury and play with frivolity at the Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach.


11127 Front Beach, Rd., Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

Fun facts

Panama City Beach opened the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport on May 23, 2010, which is the first international airport in the United States to be built from the ground up in over a decade.

Related Onsite Offerings

Be pampered at the Ocean Front Day Spa, where you are subjected to sublime views of sugary white sand and emerald green waters, relaxing you even further. Massages, body treatments, and luxury facials get down to the core of your stress and eliminate it with ease.


Villages at Mango Key

Kissimmee, Florida

View +1 (863) 424 - 4070

When you visit Florida, Disney World is simply a must. Stay at the Villages at Mango Key, just 10 minutes away from the magical theme park, and be secluded from the clamor and close to the action at the same time. A large outdoor pool reminiscent of the famous Mickey Mouse ensures that thoughts of the grand attraction never wander far from your imagination. Palm trees pop up between the beautiful town homes, which can accommodate up to seven people in comfort. After you’ve seen what Disney has to offer for the day, return home for a refreshing dip in the pool and a bite to eat in the fully equipped kitchen. Don’t specialize too much! Florida has a diverse range of activities to enjoy: jetskiing, bungie jumping, go karting, horse riding, and much more are available in the immediate area surrounding the town homes. Live in style and play like a champion at the Villages at Mango Key.


3201 Lindfields Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34747


All linens, towels, gas, and electric are included in the price. Each unit is equipped with complimentary wireless internet.

Fun facts

The Walt Disney World resort is about the size of San Francisco, and only about 35 percent of its more than 27,000 acres has been developed.


Club Cala de Palmas

Humacao, Humacao

View +1 (787) 285 - 5555

Do you want to call a Caribbean paradise home away from home? Do so at Club Cala de Palmas, located within the lush vegetation and animated water of the Palmas del Mar gated resorts community. Mediterranean villas offer tranquility and luxury to guests from all walks of life. Three miles of sandy beach attracts guests for afternoons of maritime fun in the sun! Riding stables, championship golf courses, and a picturesque boat launch keep variety in the range of tropical activities at your disposal! With the fine luxuries of Club Cala, staying in is as fun as going out. Three accommodation types are available, starting with the ambassador suite. A king-sized bed, pull-out sleeper, and fully equipped kitchen await you here. Don’t forget about the private balcony with a glorious view. The royal suite is for royalty, pampering guests with a king and a twin bed, and all the amenities of an ambassador unit. Lastly, the presidential suite makes guests feel like true leaders of their groups, boasting three bedrooms with king and twin beds in each. Come steep in Caribbean sun and feel the magical ambiance of Club Cala engulf you.


50 Club Cala Drive, Humacao, Puerto Rico 00791

Related activities

Visit the lovely Casa Roig Museum in downtown Humacao. It was built in 1920, yet ironically showcases contemporary art.

Fun facts

People on the islands usually greet with a kiss if you are close, but during a conversation it is considered respectful to stand very close to the one you talk to. Inhabitants of the islands are usually very respectful of tourists and speak to them in English.


Grand Regina Los Cabos

San José del Cabo,

View +1 (800) 513 - 6708

You may only plan on staying for a week, but you’ll likely be returning to this Mexican topical destination for a lifetime. Cabo, the resort town of Saint Lucas, has a colorful history of Spanish colonies, passing mariners, and fishing villages. The culture is vibrant and noticeable throughout day-to-day life here. The Grand Regina, and it is grand, is comprised of 32 private residencies privileged with incredible views of the Sea of Cortez. ‘Beauty’ holds new meaning to those who have been here. While extravagant vistas and contemporary, soothing décor come standard, the stately accommodations range from two to three bedrooms and can offer up to three luxurious bathrooms. Most rooms have a fully equipped kitchen so savoring deviled eggs, a steaming cup of hazelnut roast, and the magnificent scenery is not out of the question. Don’t wait any longer, start the best vacation of your life now.


Cattetera 2 Transpeninsular Kilometro, 23400 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Extra Stops

Want to get away from the water, but not too far? Take the Cactus ATV Migrino Beach Tour and rip around sweeping canyons, sandy dunes, rocky hills and mountains, and dry river beds in style.

Fun facts

Cabo was frequently attacked by pirates during the 16th-18th centuries. Don't forget to bring your scimitar and blunderbuss!


The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa

St. Maarten, St. Martin

View +1 (721) 543 - 6700

Epically manicured grounds and emerald green palm fronds decorate the exterior of this visually appealing resort. The stately outdoor infinity pool makes a grand impression and is a blast to use. The interior shows complexity through its simplicity; blocks of soft tropical color cascade down walls and over furniture for a contemporary, well-appointed aura. Just feet from heavenly beds are private balconies with exquisite ocean vistas. It’s amenities galore at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort. The hardest choice is what to do first. Try your hand at getting the best hand in the striking casino, featuring table games, card games, and numerous slots. Massage away the anticipation of winning the jackpot in the Heavenly Spa where signature treatments by professionals put guests into a blissful stupor. Don’t miss out on exquisite dining opportunities peppered throughout the magnificent resort property!


144 Oyster Pond RoadSt. Maarten,Sint Maarten


The population of Sint Maartin is 37,429 as of 2010.

Fun facts

As a part of the Netherlands Antilles and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, St. Maarten boasts 77 different nationalities.