Planning a vacation in winter is not the most common thing to do - but that’s exactly why you should do it.
Destinations known for crowds upon crowds during the more popular travel months won’t be crawling with tourists, allowing for a more relaxed vacation (and shorter lines at popular tourist attractions).
And winter months don’t necessarily come with snow and subzero temperatures, if that’s not what you’re looking for. Here are the best places to visit for those looking for a tropical escape during the cooler months 🏝️ :
Phuket, Thailand 🇹🇭
Often at the top of winter travel destinations, you can’t go wrong spending a holiday in Thailand. With its warm temperatures year-round, you can get your summer like escape in the winter months in this tropical destination - with fewer tourists around. Temperatures in December / January average around 25-30 degrees.
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of nature, wildlife, culture, and adventure - Tanzania’s the place to go. From its iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro to its renowned National Parks and pristine beaches of Zanzibar, you can pack on adventure, scenery, and relaxation all in one place. Temperatures in December / January average around 25-35 degrees.
Cairo, Egypt 🇪🇬
With the allure of one of the richest ancient civilizations in our history, Egypt remains at the top of most travel bucket lists. But the number of tourists dwindles around the winter months, which makes it the perfect time to explore the pyramids, mummies, and culture of the land of Pharaohs - with less crowds around. Temperatures in December / January average around 14-25 degrees.
If you're on the hunt for a real hidden gem - Oman might just be the perfect winter escape for you. With desert dunes, beaches, waterfalls, and mountains - it’s got something for ever type of traveler. And for a glimpse of its rich heritage, make a stop in villages like Abryeen or Misfat that will allow you to experience the rich history and culture of the Sultanate like a true local. Temperatures in December / January average around 20-30 degrees.
PS: if you’re planning a road trip to Oman, make sure to insure your car with Beema first to get a free Oman cover with your policy!
Goa, India 🇮🇳
For those looking for a more festive escape, Goa is the place to go. Especially around the holiday months, where you’ll be surrounded by colorful parties, decorations, and celebrations all day and night in preparation for the new year. Temperatures in December / January average around 21-35 degrees.
Try to avoid booking your trip during the last few weeks of December. Prices usually spike around the Christmas season / New Year.
Make sure to get travel insurance for a seamless, worry-free trip (you deserve it). And don’t worry if you forgot to do it in advance, you can get Beema’s travel insurance easily online. Even while waiting at your gate.