With the increasing chill in the air, it's only natural to start contemplating an escape to a tropical paradise—someplace with clear water, white sand, palm trees, and a luxurious resort where the staff are ready to pamper you. To help you move from daydreaming to planning, here are some recommendations for upscale warm-weather resorts around the globe.
Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
Although Turtle Bay Resort is on Oahu, Hawaii's most popular island, the property sits on the tip of the island's more isolated North Shore, and feels world's away from bustling Honolulu and Waikiki. The 880-acre resort has both guest rooms and beachfront cottages as well eight different dining options, a fitness center and spa, two seaside golf courses, an on-site surf school, and miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Prices for stays in early January start at $269 per night.
(Photo: Turtle Bay Resort)