Must Visit Destinations in January 2017
Start your Year off right by visiting new and exotic locations, after the crowds have gone and you can also find some great deals! And as always, by having an experienced travel team agent on your side, you can be sure to get the best deals, great customer service, and expert advice every step of the way. Read on to find your next vacation.
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Obviously the first week of January is peak season for most Latin American and Caribbean destinations, so book early to lock in the best deals. After that January will remain high season through that same region, but plenty of bargains are out there if you look around.
If you are mainly looking to relax in the sun, you can’t beat the Caribbean in January.
The new trend is towards all-inclusive hotels. Specifically, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are where you’ll find most of them, although many even cheaper ones are on the Mexican coast in Cancun and just to its south. For most people, an all-inclusive resort will end up saving a lot of money.
IT IS HOT AND HUMID and it rains a lot in Belize. It is the perfect Caribbean escape for those who like it rough and palm-fringed around the edges, with tropical highlands, Mayan ruins and the most astoundingly beautiful beaches, just a handful of hippies and beach bums to share them with. January and February are the best months, only pleasantly hot and not too wet.
AUSTRALIA’S GOLD COAST
START THE NEW YEAR with several bangs: Sydney throws possibly the best New Year’s Day parties in the world (how like Australians not to waste the day in bed with hangovers). Then head on up the Gold Coast to Byron Bay or the Whitsundays, or the Great Barrier Reef, or pretty much anywhere along the east coast. January is the best month to go, December’s crowds have gone, and the weather’s hot but not too hot. Food, drink, beaches, private islands… They do everything big and bold and in style.
THAILAND IS HEAVENLY IN JANUARY. Yes, it’s peak season, but the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year parties are over; Bangkok is pleasant, and the islands on the south-western, Andaman Coast are just lovely: Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Koh Lanta. Visit Over the east side, the islands of Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao are wetter – if you’re heading here, wait a couple of months until March; but still, those monsoon-like rains blow in, pour themselves out, then an hour later everyone’s back on the beach.
SO, SO MANY REASONS TO GO, but briefly: amazing food and wine, beaches, hotels. Sensational scenery, from the Garden Route and Western Cape to the Little Karoo. Completely thrilling wildlife encounters on safari, staying at the most incredible lodges; or along the coastline, in knock-out villas. January is one of the best months for all those things.
THE COAST OF MEXICO is filled with color, exoticism; warm and spicy and exuberant. Parties on the beach, yoga under the trees, a dip in dappled-light cenotes. Try out the haciendas and smart resorts on the Riviera Maya; for colonial Mérida. The weather on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts is wonderful in January: hot but not-too-hot, with barely any rain at all.
INDIA is spectacular in January. It’s pleasantly warm, the holiday crowds have vanished and you can dance through its palaces as if on your own private Bollywood set. January also provides the perfect weather for an Arabian Nights-style safari in Jaisalmer, where you can traverse the desert on the back of a camel and sleep under the stars.
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