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What are the 4 best beach winter getaways?

Beach winter getaways

Published: 12 December 2014

Winter is a wonderful season to travel. Whilst snow may make for a pretty landscape and the cold weather may be an excuse for a delicious hot chocolate, soon enough the idea of a beach escape will seem very appealing! Enjoy sun, sea and sand with a winter getaway this year! Our team look at 4 great picks:


The beaches in Florida are known for two things, beauty and solidarity. If you are looking for that perfect peaceful experience for your winter getaway, travel to Pensacola Beach where you are a guaranteed a great time! Its endless, pristine white sands and blue waters make it perfect for adventure activities like snorkelling, surfing and fishing. Stroll along the beach and don’t miss the beautiful sunset.

St. Martin and St. Maarten

Get the experience of visiting two islands; St. Martin and St. Maarten are the perfect blend of Caribbean, French and Dutch cultures and they feature some of the finest, unspoiled and peaceful seascapes around. The beaches are unique and reflect a perfect and rich diversity of the island. Indulge in a plethora of activities ranging from surfing to diving or spend your days lazing around and topping up your tan! Long Bay beach is one of the most popular, so do visit!

Puerto Rico

With tropical terrain, endless sand and a rich history, Puerto Rico located in the northeast of the Caribbean makes for a great winter escape. A blend of Spanish and American influences it has often been referred to as the ‘Island of Enchantment.’ With year round sun, endless opportunities for deep-sea fishing, diving and surfing and miles of glittering, unspoiled white sands it is a popular destination for visitors all around the world. Indulge in crispy calamari and sumptuous fresh fish and spend the evenings sipping on colourful cocktails. Perfect for couples, friends and families!


Renowned for its sandy beaches and majestic waves, Hawaii speaks of warm adventure and is a perfect place to make a multitude of memories this winter. If you are seeking a surfing adventure on your winter getaway, this is the perfect place. Hawaii is also a great destination for families. Kids will love the Mokuleia Beach where they can collect shells and experience the local flora and fauna marine life. A great pick!

Whichever beach destination you are lucky enough to visit this winter, ensure you have your Flexicover travel insurance with you. If you are planning to participate in any sporting activities whilst abroad, ensure you have the most suitable cover to meet your needs.

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