It has come to that strange time of year when the sky is bright blue, the sun is shining… and it’s absolutely freezing! If you’re anything like me and love to escape to hot and sunny climes whenever the chance presents itself, then you’ll love this post on my favourite winter sun escapes…
There are so many global destinations that hit their prime in December. Mexico is among them when the scorching summer temperatures move aside and make way for more pleasant, warm days and nights. The Riviera Maya with its wonderful beaches and vast oceans boasts temperatures of around 24 degrees in December with eight hours of sunshine to take you through the day. It is on this very coast that I fell in love with the magical city of Tulum, which inspired the design for the Tulum Clutch.
For a bit of travel inspiration, click here to check out the madebywave travels post on my journey through Mexico earlier this year. I am so captivated by the beauty of this country that it inspired the Mexico City Beach Bag and the Aztec Red Clutch both of which will look the part on your travels.
As the birthplace of madebywave and a destination that is a permanent fixture on every globetrotter’s agenda, Indonesia is simply spectacular. While it is low season during December with the most famous Indonesian islands off the cards, it’s the ideal time for explor
ing further out and diving off the islands of Maluku and Papua.
As the original Spice Island, Maluku is a tropical idyll with an abundance of authentic local charm and golden beaches lined with palm trees. Stay in an overwater bungalow, admire the active volcano and dive deep among virgin coral reefs with only the fish for company.
Don’t forget to take your madebywave sarong with you – with a range inspired by the Indonesian islands, these make the perfect, stylish beach cover-up with splashes of bright colour.
Just a stone’s throw from beautiful St. Lucia that inspired this madebywave clutch lies the island of Jamaica. While I wouldn’t recommend St Lucia at this time of year as there is a high risk of rain, Jamaica is a stunning alternative. Sprawling rainforests, a buzzing cultural scene and a totally laidback atmosphere make this the perfect place to get away from it all. And the rumours really are true – everywhere you go, there is the sound of reggae beats and it is totally intoxicating.