A traditional Canadian Christmas has its charm — the cold winter nights for snuggling by a fire, the beautiful twinkling lights in the early darkness, and the crisp smell of that decorated evergreen tree – make it a favourite time of year for many Canadians. However, it’s not unheard of to try something new at this special time to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Here are five major reasons why you should spend Christmas on a beach:
1 – Get Away From the Cold Weather
We may be Canadian, but that doesn’t mean we have to love the bitter temperatures that come every winter. In fact, three months (minimum!) of shoveling and bundling up can wear on a person. A tropical Christmas means you can give yourself a break and work on your winter tan. And imagine how easy it is to pack! Ditch the scarves, mittens, and snowsuits; swimsuits, flip flops and a few light items will be all you need to enjoy your holiday.
2 – Leave the Holiday Stress Behind
For some, the Christmas season can be more stressful than fun. Making forced and uncomfortable conversation with people you barely know (or aren’t particularly fond of) may lace your holiday with dread. Rather than worrying about what gifts to buy your spouse or your children, purchase a few all-inclusive tickets for your loved ones to soak up some sun. If it’s your first Christmas on a beach, Cancun has some excellent resorts, and is the most inexpensive destination, which makes it great for first-timers. The best part of all? You don’t have to cook the expansive turkey dinner!
3 – Energize For the New Year
Picture this: you’re lying on the beach, soaking up the rays and listening to the waves lap the shore. You may be reading that book you’ve been meaning to get to and sipping a cocktail, or taking a much needed nap. This is the kind of ultimate relaxation that should happen for everyone at the end of the year. Take this Christmas to pamper yourself and recharge your batteries for the new year’s challenges.
4 – Change Brings Excitement
Predictability may bring comfort, but change brings excitement! What better way to look forward to the upcoming holidays than by doing something new. Breaking away from tradition means creating new experiences and memories. The challenge of a new environment to plan your Christmas around can be a lot of fun. The all-inclusive, Coconut Bay Resort and Spa in beautiful and exotic St. Lucia has enough activities for the whole family. The kids could spend Christmas Eve at the large waterpark and Boxing Day playing paintball.
5 – The Christmas Spirit is Everywhere
While the ambiance established with lights, presents and a Christmas tree helps infuse the Christmas spirit, these things aren’t necessary to do so. You bring the joy and excitement of the season with you, to whichever beach you decide to spend your holiday on. Experts say that happiness is more often attained through experiences, rather than things, so going on a relaxing and fun adventure with your loved ones may be your best Christmas yet.
Spending Christmas on a beach may become your new tradition. And don’t worry — Santa can find you anywhere!