The 5 Best Destinations For a January Holiday

The beauty of the world is that it’s always summertime somewhere. It may be cold and frigid where you are now, but hop on a plane real quick and you will be bathing in the sun before you know it.

Here are 5 places that you should definitely consider visiting this “winter” once you get tired of wearing all those layers.

The Bahamas

It’s now the end of the rainy season and with temperatures around 75 degrees, you are bound to love every moment of this tropical winter.

Check out the Tiamo Resort. Located on the South Andros Island. This luxurious resort has been newly renovated, now featuring 10 cottages, a new spa, and a swimming pool with overflow.

The Dominican Republic

While it’s better to stay away from the north this time of the year, places like Punta Cana in the south are perfect. There are tons of activities available at the four-star Club Lookéa Viva Dominicus Beach including flying trapeze. The best part is, the water is at a perfect 77 degrees.

Cape Verde

While a great destination all year round, January-February is consider to be one of the best times to visit having the least amount of tourists. The four-star Oasis Atlantico Belorizonte Hotel on Sal Island has beautiful turquoise blue water along a 5-mile long beach.


This is the best time of year to visit Thailand with monsoon season being a ways off. With temperatures reaching into the 90s throughout the country, you are bound to get the tropical vacation you are looking for. Make sure to check out the Thai Garden Resort in the small fisherman village of Pattaya. There are tons of tourist attractions nearby and in this historic village.


There is no better time to explore Vietnam then during wintertime for us northern hemisphere dwellers. Stay in the south for warmer, dryer weather. Or visit the north for a bit of refreshing, cool air. Stay at the Fusion Maia Resort- a five-star boutique hotel offering 87 villas each featuring their own pool.

Paul Hudson | Elite.