10 Best January Vacations


January vacations typically fall into two categories. They are either a celebration of the winter season, or a reprieve from its cold and snow. Five locales that fall into each category are included in the 10 best January vacations listed below. Your getaway will be perfect if you settle into one of the excellent vacation rentals available in these areas.

  1. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

    Recently awarded the top spot on Skiing magazine’s best North American resorts list, the Whistler Four Seasons Resort in British Columbia is Canada’s largest ski resort, with more than 200 trails.

  2. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

    Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods is one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in North America and a perfect destination for a January getaway. With skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and even ice climbing to choose from, you’ll find plenty to keep the entire family happy during winter break.

  3. Aspen, Colorado

    Aspen boasts four mountains with widely varied terrain, as well as world-class service and a booming nightlife. Aspen plays host to numerous events throughout the year and January is no exception, with the Wintersköl celebration of Aspen’s Nordic cultural roots held annually in January.

  4. Manchester, Vermont

    Manchester Village is the home of the Equinox, a four-season resort that features cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoe treks, sleigh rides and much more. The Equinox stretches more than 1,200 acres between Stratton and Bromley mountains.

  5. Taos, New Mexico

    The Taos Ski Valley offers the best of both worlds in terms of winter vacations. Not only does the ski valley afford world-class skiing to visitors, but the climate off-mountain is mild and comfortable, even in January.

  6. Belize

    From its Caribbean coastline, soft sandy beaches and expansive coral reefs to its abundant lagoons, lowland forests and Mayan Mountain peaks, Belize has no shortage of natural wonders. Temperatures range from 75 to 85 degrees in January, making Belize the perfect destination for escaping North America’s harsh winter conditions.

  7. Costa Rica

    Learn about pre-Columbian history, explore the country’s extensive national parks or simply relax on the shores of some of the best beaches in the world. Warm waters, brilliant sunshine and a welcoming atmosphere make Costa Rica a prime destination for a January getaway.

  8. New Zealand

    New Zealand has one of the most diverse landscapes of any island nation in the world. From snow-covered mountain peaks to rich, lush forests, the outdoor enthusiast can fill several vacations with all the exciting venues New Zealand has to explore.

  9. Tahiti

    If a languid escape from the bitter cold is what you have in mind for your January getaway, there is no better spot than Tahiti. With its brilliant blue waters, striking cliffs and gorgeous green forests, Tahiti truly is a Polynesian paradise.

  10. Hawaii

    The weather is near perfect in Hawaii year-round. Island hop or lounge away your entire January vacation on the beach and in the comforts of your beachside bungalow. No matter how you spend your island getaway, you’ll find the culture pleasant, sun warm and views breathtaking in Hawaii.

Belize Beach Rentals for a Warm January Vacation

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1 BR Grand Caribe, 4 Steps to the Beach 10 Steps to the Ocean

Brand new, 1st floor, Ocean Front condo located just north of San Pedro Town. 4 steps down off your 8' x 20' patio and your toes will be in sand. Walk 10 steps forward and your toes will be in the ocean. This condo is one of a kind within Gra...

Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too

This two level mahogany and sandstone villa is located directly on the Caribbean ocean. The villa has two master suites with double sinks with another top level bedroom and bathroom. There is a large second level deck that overlooks the ocean,...

Private beach, Ocean Front, Pier & 11ft from ground level infinity pool

Villa RagazzaBelize, (BelizeanGirl Villa) located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. (Pronounced Am-BUR-gris or Am-BUR-grease Key), Luxury and a great location is awaiting, mesmerize yourself with the beauty of the Caribbean water. Paradise ...

'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House

Welcome to Paradise....With all the amenities. This 2,200 s.F.Ocean Front Hacienda has just been completed in Dec.'06. Built with the family or up to 3 couples in mind. This home sits right on the beach, 6 miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Cay...