Family making a Christmas tree sandcastle
Best Beaches For A Warm-Weather Christmas Vacation
This island has some of the world's most beautiful beaches and water so crystalline you can see marine life in detail while walking on the sand.
Anse La Passe beach on Silhouette Island is home to the luxe Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa that is primed for the holidays, complete with tasty meals and a Santa visit.
Anse Source D'Argent on La Digue features translucent waves, blush-ivory sand, and granite boulders. For a more secluded beach, visit Anse Intendance on the main island of Mahé.
Located on the Providenciales island in Turks and Caicos, this beach has a large barrier reef nearly a mile offshore, creating surf calm enough for kids to play in.
Grace Bay Beach
Many resorts and hotels on the beach, like The Palm Turks and Caicos, offer festive fun at Christmas time, including a special beachside dinner and impressive holiday displays.
December 26 plays host to the Maskanoo, a masquerade street festival with strong ties to African rituals. Expect colorful costumes, a parade, great music, and delicious food.
This Bahaman nation is packed with lovely beaches, such as the 2½-mile-long Cable Beach, beloved for its sugar-white sand and peacock-blue water.
The islands host resort giants like the swanky Baha Mar. At Christmas, they offer beachside flamingo parades, a holiday carnival, a carol concert, and holiday meals.
Atlantis serves Christmas Eve brunch and Christmas Day dinner at Poseidon's table. Junkanoo arrives on December 26, bringing a small-scale version of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval.
This beach in Negril, Jamaica, features white sand, turquoise water, and gorgeous palm trees. The beach is lined by resorts, bars, and locals offering adventures.
Seven Mile Beach
At Gran Market on Christmas Eve, shoppers will find gifts, holiday decorations, clothes, and more. Street dancing is expected, as is music that lasts well into Christmas Day.
Velaa Private Island in the Maldives is home to a gorgeous beach, and the resort hosts super fun and high-tech activities like flyboarding and electric foil surfboarding.
Fun holiday festivities include a Christmas Eve cocktail party, Gala dinner, the Gingerbread House Opening Ceremony on December 23, and Santa photo ops.