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Warm Up This Winter at One of These Trending Beach Destinations

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff January 12, 2017

Warm Up This Winter at One of These Trending Beach Destinations

PHOTO: Need to escape this winter? Try Phuket, Thailand. (Photo courtesy Flickr.com/Jeff Gunn) 

If you are dreaming of warmer weather, Conde Nast Traveler has the cure for the winter blues—at least in terms of suggesting where to go. 

“As the Northern Hemisphere slips into the depths of winter, we at Traveler are dreaming of warmer climes—specifically, beaches,” says Katherine LaGrave. 

Kayak’s Travel Hacker guide, which was just released is used as an aid for those looking to find the best sun-and-sand destinations. 

First up, head to Maui where an increase in flight searches has upped its profile on Kayak. 

“Why we love it: Incredible resorts; beauty that has bewitched visitors since the time of Captain Cook,” writes LaGrave. 

In the Caribbean, you can find warm weather in Martinique. 

What does Conde Nast love? 

“Colorful coastlines, historic ruins, isolated coves,” writes LaGrave. 

Another win that’s farther afield — Phuket, Thailand. 

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“Miles of white-sand beaches meet some of Thailand's swankiest hotels,” says LaGrave about Phuket. 

Auckland, New Zealand, offers a more metropolitan experience. 

Why does Conde Nast love it? Well, it was named one of the best coastal cities in the world, for one, LaGrave points out. 

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