Winter Vacation Guide 2018

Where will you escape to this winter? After an unforgiving storm season that battered many Caribbean islands and hot spots, Isle Blue provides the best tips and advice on where to vacation this winter in the Caribbean and Mexico.  Here are our top spots to consider for Winter 2018


Antigua was largely spared as major hurricanes missed striking the island.  Antigua has been exceptionally popular this winter as a replacement island for St Martin and St Barts. Antigua features upscale and well priced villas along the western coast as well as brand new and modern offerings that is sure to tantalize. Antigua is best known for beautiful beaches and sailing.


Barbados is perpetually popular among the British and Canadian visitors. Located in the southern end of the Caribbean island chain, the island receives well over 300 days of sun and blue skies.  The hotspot in Barbados is the West Coast that feature beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, upscale beachfront properties and the tony country clubs of Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Sugar Hill.  Barbados features a full host of amenities from golf, sailing and exciting excursions.  The villas tend to include a cook along with the housekeeper offering guests a tremendous and carefree amenity.


Punta Mita is a hotspot for the wealthy and celebrities.  Punta Mita is a peninsula located northwest of Puerto Vallarta. Anchored by the Four Seasons and St Regis, Punta Mita offers the perfect upscale destination for those living on the West Coast.  The destination features the beauty and amenities of Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta with the crowds and noise.


Yes, St Barts is a fabulous choice for Winter 2018. After being severely impacted by hurricane Irma, St Barts was written off as a winter destination for this upcoming winter. But surprise, surprise, the island galvanized a tremendous comeback with a fllury of activity and dedicated effort.  Most of the shops, restaurants and stores have re-opened. The beaches have been cleaned and repaired and most villas have come back on line.  The only noticably differences will be less crowds and the lack of beachfront hotels (closed until November 2018 to undergo renovations).  St Barts is an ideal option as villa owners will be willing to negotiate this year and many travelers to the island will presume that the island will not be ready for them. However, St Barts in it's current condition is still considerably better than other winter vacation spots.


If you desire a more eco experience, then the Piton Mountains and rainforests of St Lucia will deliver a world of relaxation and adventure. Easy to get to from major US and European gateway cities, St Lucia offers a combination of beach getaways and mountain retreats. There is plenty to do with endless excursions and experiences from yachting to hiking to experiencing the culture of St Lucia.


The new winter hotspot is the once sleepy surfing town of Tulum, Mexico. Tulum is located on the southern edge of the Mayan Riviera, about one and a half hours from Cancun airport. Tulum features brilliant turquoise waters, pure white sand beaches and a relaxed welcoming vibe. Simple, picturesque and oh so tantalizing. Tulum offers plenty to do as well from exploring cenotes to the action parks of Xel Ha and the outstanding destination is a great fit for honeymooners and families alike. 


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