Top sunshine destinations for Canadians this winter

Does the thought of having to endure an entire winter without getting away to a sunshine destination depress you? It does the same to us, as it feels like a poker downswing that refuses to end.

You can’t control how the cards fall, but you do have a choice when it comes to booking a holiday down south.

Airfares have never been cheaper, and with killer package deals, you can soak up the vitamin D for much less than you ever thought possible.

Escape Canada this winter by planning a holiday in the following spots…

1) Belize

Want a getaway that is quiet and relaxed, but offers opportunities for adventure? We would place our bets on spending a week or two in Belize, as it is a calmer alternative to more boisterous beach resorts further north on the Yucatan Peninsula.

From the sandy and spacious beaches of Placencia, to barrier reefs just couple of miles from Ambergris Caye, to the caves of Cayo in the interior, there are many things to see and do during a trip to this tiny English speaking country.

2) Turks and Caicos

After a close call during this year’s crazy hurricane season, tourism operators on the Turks and Caicos are clutching their lucky charms just a bit tighter these days.

Reward their good fortune by spending your sunshine holiday on one of their many fabulous resorts, most of which are located on Providenciales.

Grace Bay Beach was recently voted to be the 2nd best beach in the world by Tripadvisor users, the snorkeling just offshore is outstanding, and there’s a local fish fry that openly welcomes visitors to mingle with the locals.

On those qualities alone, a trip to T&C would be a lay up, but there’s more. On Providenciales, there is a gambling house known as the Casablanca Casino, which offers games such as Caribbean Stud poker and baccarat, so check it out if you are looking to add a bit of spice to your beach holiday.

A bit unfamiliar with the rules of some games? Fire up an online casino and play around with all the games they have on offer. Once you get a hang of how to play, head to the real life felt and impress fellow gamblers with your superior gaming strategies.

3) Mayan Riviera

Want a sunshine holiday that will make you feel like you just hit a jackpot spin not long after setting foot on the property? Book a stay at any one of many all-inclusives that dot the sandy shores of the Mayan Riviera.

From nightclubs where patrons collectively spend more on drinks than a high stakes gambler drops in a night spent playing craps, to quiet bungalow resorts surrounded by nothing but jungle, ocean, and endless beach in all directions, this is a part of the world that deserves to be discovered.