Winter Is Coming … Where Will You Be?

What is even more fabulous than a summer getaway? A winter one, of course! Nothing beats a Tripwix luxury winter escape.

Whether you book last minute or in advance, there something unique about a winter escape that makes it feel like a guilty pleasure. Maybe it’s a case of masked schadenfreude, but doesn’t a glass of your favourite tipple taste all the better when you are lying on a beach while everyone back home is struggling to scrape ice off their windshields and complaining of bitter winds and the threat of snow? Maybe it’s just me…

Here are our top picks for a luxury winter escape. Number 3 is one of our latest additions to the collection. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment at the end!

6. Palácio de Santo Estevão, Lisbon, Portugal

Winter Escape in Lisbon
Palácio de Santo Estevão for a winter escape in Lisbon, Portugal.

City breaks are a great option during the winter months. Spending time in museums and sight-seeing are often much more comfortable when temperatures are lower. Lisbon is a particularly tourist-friendly destination in winter, full of cultivated treats.

What better place to rest your weary feet after a day of cultural eye-candy or entertain with friends and family than Palácio de Santo Estevão in the heart of old Lisbon? Here, you can enjoy the city without even leaving the property. Each room is like its own wing of a Portuguese museum. Head out to the terrace and you will enjoy non-stop moving vistas of the River Tagus.

5. Al Q’sar Sotogrande, near Marbella, Spain

Winter escape in Sotogrande
Al Q’sar Sotogrande near Marbella, Spain. Photo by Wayne Chasan · All Rights Reserved · © www.chasan.com

Spain‘s Costa del Sol might not be as sunny as Mexico during winter, but it certainly beats temperatures further north. Year-round golf and a host of fabulous restaurants in nearby Puerto Banus and Marbella also make it an appealing winter escape.

You can spend the whole winter at Al Q’sar Sotogrande near Marbella among potted orange and lemon trees. Enjoy lovely vistas over a lush green nature reserve and the lulling sound of two local rivers converging below. On a clear day, you might even catch sight of the African continent on the horizon.

4. Corral del Rey, Seville, Spain

Winter escape in Seville
Plunge pool terrace overlooking the famous Giralda Tower at Corral del Rey, Seville, Spain

There’s no denying that Seville can get pretty hot and sticky in summer. Therefore, a winter escape to this fascinating cultural mecca comes highly recommended. Whether you choose to put your best foot forward and explore the city walking or enjoy an open top, horse-drawn carriage, you won’t be disappointed.

At the end of the day, you can soothe your soles and your soul together resting up at the impeccable Corral del Rey, ideally located at the very heart of this romantic city.  This property can be enjoyed as a hotel or rented as 3 independent houses. The Penthouse with its views of the city and plunge pool is an unrivaled choice.

3. Casa Tesoro, Punta Mita, Mexico 

Luxury sunset rentals in Banderas Bay
A winter treasure at Casa Tesoro in Punta Mita, Mexico

When it comes to winter sunshine, Mexico takes the prize. Both the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean shores are winners for guaranteed sunny getaways during the winter months. In fact, winter in Mexico enjoys more sunny days than the summer season and temperatures rest around 26ºC (80ºF) during the day.

The Casa Tesoro oceanfront estate easily claims the most secluded and coveted of all Punta Mita locations for a winter escape. Situated on an ocean-front ridge with steps down to a pretty private beach (otherwise only accessible by boat), this spectacular home offers privacy, a fabulous location and a broad array of guest facilities.

2. Summer Breeze, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

Winter escape in Turkey
Summer Breeze, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

Turkey‘s Bodrum Peninsula enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate: hot summers, warm springs and autumns and temperate winters. Snowbird-ing in Bodrum is a top-notch alternative to the usual locations populated with multitudes of expats.

Just imagine making Summer Breeze your home for a week, a month or a whole season! Having won several globally recognised architectural awards, you will be in for a design treat.  Surrounded by rolling fields and caressed by gentle sea breezes, this home epitomises tranquility. The omnipresent sea in the distance reminds you of the adventures that await you. All you have to do is ask!

And our No.1 Winter Escape is …  

1. Dimora Celeste, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Winter escape Amalfi Coast
Dimora Celeste, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Winter is the perfect time to hang out — quite literally — above the Mediterranean on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. A place for romance, honeymoons, laughter that lasts forever, fragrant dreams and memories that will never fade. This lush coastline is famed for its postage stamp-size parcels of land jostling with tiny orange groves and vegetable patches on a vertical cliff side.

Become part of this helter-skelter landscape with a stay at Dimora Celeste. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains cascading with colourful properties from its terraces, patios and gardens. Take refuge within its 400-year-old fortress walls, where comfort combines elegance and rustic Mediterranean chic.

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Contact our luxury travel specialists today for more recommendations on how to spend your winter this year or next. You just can’t beat a winter escape!

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Deborah Buley

Originally from the UK and an avid globetrotter, Deborah has lived in Mexico for nearly 10 years, having honed a successful writing career that specializes in sassy travel, upscale interior design, classy hotels and high-end real estate. Among other projects, she collaborated with a renowned Mexican architect to pen a glossy book about the interior design and architecture of a local villa as well as produced a variety of promotional materials for luxury hotels and elite residences in Mexico.