Boat on the water in Thailand

Fight the winter blues and jet set to a sunny location! Exotic destinations await, so update that passport, grab your Beach Umbrella, and get ready for the sun. Whether you’re looking for pure relaxation, seeking the best waves, or want to experience once-in-a-lifetime activities, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most stunning places to visit around the world.

1. The Mulia Resort – Bali, Indonesia

For instance located on Bali’s white-sand Nusa Dua Beach, this luxurious haven is nothing less than extraordinary. Looking for some good surf? The Bukit Peninsula, a popular surfing spot, is right around the corner.

2. Ladera Resort – St. Lucia, East Caribbean

With private pools and breathtaking views, this heavenly spot sits atop a volcanic cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Consider it the ultimate relaxation station.

3. Praia de Jericoacoara Beach – Jericoacoara, Brazil

Chill during the day and let loose at night at one of Brazil’s most sought-after beaches. So enjoy top-notch windsurfing waters or grab a book and park it under your beach umbrella. This town is also known for it’s nightlife, including bars, restaurants, and live music.

4. Cavo Tagoo – Mykonos, Greece

Not only does this spectacular spot feature infinity pools that overlook the Aegean Sea, but it is actually carved into a rock. Now, gather your beach accessories, sit back, and breathe in the ocean air.

5. Tamarindo Beach – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Because this was ranked in 2016 as the happiest country we decided to pick it. There’s a reason Costa Rica stamps their way of life as “Pura Vida”, meaning Pure Life. Get your dose of vitamin D with epic sun, sand, and surf at this tropical oasis.

6. Cable Beach – Broome, Western Australia

Nothing beats watching a romantic cotton-candy colored sunset from this spectacular Australian beach. The cherry on top? You can even ride a camel along this 13 mile stretch of pure white sand.

7. Maya Bay – Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

This national park has quickly become a must-see hot spot since it’s claim to fame in Leonardo DiCaprio’s film, “The Beach”. With white sand and crystal clear turquoise water, adventure enthusiasts will enjoy this incredible day excursion. However, it requires a long tail boat ride over from one of the Ko Phi Phi islands.

8. Maldives, South Asia

Synonymous with bliss, the Maldives offer remote bungalows, gorgeous views, and the ultimate getaway experience. The greatest perk? The temperature consistently stays between 80 and 85 degrees and the surfing is amazing.