During the cold winter months, most people would love to escape the harsh conditions and go to a warm sunny beach. But some beach getaways are too expensive, and some beach getaways are just not nice enough during the winter months to be considered a getaway.

But if you’re itching to get away from the cold, you’re in luck, because there are some great beach getaways that are very affordable during the winter.

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a great place to travel to during the winter months if you want to have an affordable beach experience. There is always a lot to do in the Keys, so you can enjoy everything from lounging on the beach to snorkeling to simply taking in all the shopping and restaurants. Plus, since most people would rather visit the Keys during the summer months when the beaches are extra warm, plenty of hotels have great deals if you travel there during the winter.

The Bahamas

Some people think that traveling to the Bahamas will cost too much money, but it is actually a very affordable trip when you travel during the winter months. Along with the beautiful water, the Bahamas have plenty of different beaches for you to enjoy, and you can take in all the sights by lounging on the beach or having a good time in the towns. And if you like to surf, Surfer’s Beach has some great waves.

Bahamas Beach

Puerto Rico

If you travel to Puerto Rico during the winter, you’ll be able to take in 80 degree weather at a steal. Most hotels have rooms available on the beachfront for less than $100 per night. And if you get tired of laying around the beach, there is plenty of shopping, entertainment and golfing for you to enjoy on your trip too.


Jamaica is another tropical getaway that you’ll love to experience during the winter months. Temperatures average between the upper 80s and low 90s during the summer months, and you can easily enjoy this weather while sitting on the beach or taking in some of the other great adventures, such as hiking. Plus, visiting Jamaica during the summer will cost you less than $150 per night, which is a steal compared to what you’d pay if you went during the summer.

Dominican Republic

One beach getaway that most people tend to overlook is traveling to the Dominican Republic. The temperatures will sit nicely in the 80s, and you can take in the beach, shopping, entertainment, golfing and plenty of water sports. Plus, because most people don’t think about traveling there during the winter months, you can easily find a great place to stay for around $85 a night.

Los Cabos, Mexico

Mexico can also be a very affordable vacation during the winter, especially if you travel to Los Cabos. For just over $100 per night, you will get great weather, beautiful beaches, and you may even see the whales traveling through the water. Plus, there is plenty of golfing and nightlife activity for you to enjoy.

Laura Smith writes about beaches and other tropical destinations. She currently lives in Los Cabos.