Six Tropical Getaways to Escape the Cold

Fretting the cold temperatures in store this winter? Feel free to shed those layers at these warm weather getaways that are sure to please any kind of traveler.

THAILAND

Bangkok is a great place to start any trip to Thailand, with the capital city boasting incredible sights, shopping and entertainment options for those seeking to explore the country’s exciting urban side.

Winter is actually one of the best times to head to Thailand, with November through March among the drier months.

Conrad Bangkok is a welcome retreat in the middle of the bustle of Bangkok’s commercial district, offering a tranquil respite with its seventh-floor pool and accompanying City Terrace poolside restaurant, serving up healthy light meals and snacks.

Relax with a treatment at Seasons Spa or burn some extra calories with tennis or a workout at BodyWorx gym.

The hotel offers a number of tantalizing dining options, including Chinese restaurant Liu, Japanese restaurant KiSara and all-day dining at Café@2. The Diplomat Bar boasts sophisticated wines, spirits and specialty cocktails over live jazz music.

Conrad Bangkok pool

Lounge in the shade of the palm trees from Conrad Bangkok’s seventh-floor pool

Once you’ve had your fill of the city, a short one-hour flight will take you to the tropical island of Koh Samui, surrounded by azure seas and covered in lush rainforests.

Conrad Koh Samui is your perfect island escape, with the luxury pool villa resort boasting stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand from its collection of one- to three-bedroom villas, all with their own private pools.

You won’t go hungry with an array of culinary options, including authentic pizzas from Azure Bar & Grill to casual bites from Zest. For a more upscale affair, chef Nicolas Piatti’s Jahn consistently wins rave reviews and awards for its tasting menu of elevated Thai cuisine with unobstructed views of the sea.

The resort, surrounded by lush coconut plantations,  is spread across 25 acres on the southwest tip on a secluded hill on the island, guaranteeing you a prime spot to catch an Instagram-worthy sunset.

Pool breakfast at Conrad Koh Samui

Enjoy island views with breakfast from your ocean view pool villa at Conrad Koh Samui

Book your stay at Conrad Bangkok or Conrad Koh Samui to enjoy the best of Thailand.

MEXICO

Conrad San Luis Potosi pool

Enjoy a peaceful pool oasis in the heart of the city at Conrad San Luis Potosi

Those seeking a little bit more adventure inland will find plenty to do in San Luis Potosi in central Mexico, and Conrad San Luis Potosi offers a contemporary home base to explore the city.

As a cultural capital whose growing culinary scene is impressing foodies, San Luis Potosi is surrounded by a landscape that boasts beautiful rivers, the imposing Cave of the Swallows, and blue and green waterfalls, perfect for daytime hikes.

Make sure to spend your day exploring the area’s charming villages and mines, reflecting on its rich history of being a hub for sourcing silver and gold. Or head to the heart of the city’s historic center, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, where its colonial buildings are decorated with pink quarry stone.

Unwind after an adventurous day by sipping the region’s best spirits at the hotel’s Tequila Corner bar. Then soak in the city views with a relaxing swim from the warm rooftop pool.

Find your adventurous side when you book your stay at Conrad San Luis Potosi.

THE MALDIVES

Over-the-water infinity pool at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Relax from your over-the-water infinity pool at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

There’s no wonder why the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has a restaurant called Ufaa.

Ufaa means “happiness” in the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, and it’s hard not to feel giddy when you’re taking in Indian Ocean views from your private pool in an luxury villa or suite on one of the resort’s two islands.

For those looking to completely unplug and recharge, book a treatment in one of the resort’s over-water spa villas on Rangali Island, which offer blissful seclusion from the rest of the resort.

Or opt for the Spa Retreat on Rangalifinolhu Island, where each treatment room includes a private sauna, steam room and jet bath. Order from a customized menu at Mandhoo Spa Restaurant, with meals designed to energize and nourish the body with ingredients grown on the island. There are even dairy- and gluten-free and vegetarian options designed by best-selling author and nutritionist Jessica Sepel.

You can also dive deep into the resort’s shimmering lagoon with THE MURAKA, the first underwater residence to feature three bedrooms; living, dining and entertainment spaces; a private chef and butler service. And an amazing view of sea life, of course.

Unwind during your stay at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

FLORIDA

Beachfront at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Savor the beachfront breeze at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Looking for a place to escape with the entire family? Or how about a romantic couple’s retreat? Fort Lauderdale has your answer.

Less than an hour from the heart of downtown Brickell, where Conrad Miami towers above one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach offers a beachside retreat with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the hotel’s suites and four restaurants.

The all-suite resort has every kind of traveler in mind, boasting large rooms with their own gourmet kitchens, soaking tubs, and balconies or terraces to take in Fort Lauderdale’s North Beach.

Sip on a Mezcal Prickly Pear Punch from Atlas Bar before sampling locally sourced ingredients with shared plates on an oceanfront patio at the much-lauded Terra Mare. You can also turn to the impressive poolside menu of grilled items at Spinnaker,  which complements the resort’s nautical theme with stunning ocean views while lounging on plush outdoor seating from the hotel’s sixth floor rooftop setting.

For younger guests, Funky Fish runs Conrad Fort Lauderdale’s Go H20! kids club, delivering educational fun-filled days of ocean experiences for children 4-17.

Soak in the Florida sun when you book your stay at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach and Conrad Miami.

Discover even more tropical getaways with Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

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