FlyHalifax.com wants you to think of this cold winter season as an excuse for a warm, sunny getaway to the sun.
Leave your worries behind in exchange for a relaxing week (or two!) in gorgeous Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, or Mexico. With non-stop service from Halifax throughout the winter season, planning your vacation is a summer’s breeze.
Check out these special winter season non-stop flights.
Cayo Coco is one of Cuba’s top holiday destinations, but tourism in much of this area is a fairly recent development. As such, visitors can expect stunning, unspoiled beaches near some of the island’s best resorts and hotels. Catamarans, jet skiing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, waterskiing—water sports abound in Cayo Coco. Don’t forget to reserve a tennis court if you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from Feb. 28 to May 8, 2016.
Holguin is known as the cradle of Cuban music. It is the perfect destination for lovers of dancing and partying. The weather is ideal and Cubans consider Holguin to have only two seasons: summer, when the mercury often rises above 30 degrees Celsius, and winter, when it oscillates between 24 and 25 degrees Celsius. Doesn’t that sound perfect for a resort holiday?
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from March 11 to May 6, 2016.
White sand. New, luxurious hotels and resorts with all the amenities. All. 90 minutes from the airport, that’s Santa Clara Cuba. When you’re done exploring the 13 kilometres of gorgeous beach, strap on a mask and check out the varied marine life underneath. Immerse yourself in Cuban culture with a visit to the town, where you can visit the mausoleum dedicated to Che, the legendary Argentine revolutionary. A statue in his likeness watches over the square and is worth seeing.
Flights from Halifax. 2x Weekly from March 12 to May 8, 2016.
Varadero has it all: an idyllic setting, some of Cuba’s most spectacular beaches and the comforting notion that your biggest decision of the day is choosing between a mojito and a piña colada. Whether you’re in the mood to simply lounge by the pool or explore the miles and miles of white sand beaches, Varadero hotels promise an unforgettable vacation where you’re sure to get your fill of fun in the sun.
Flights from Halifax. 1-2x Weekly from Feb. 27 to May 11, 2016.
Stay at a resort or hotel, pamper yourself with lavish spa treatments or indulge in gourmet food—all without breaking the bank. Puerto Plata is the Dominican Republic’s best-kept secret for savvy travellers who know how to do the Caribbean right. The 27 Falls of Damajagua are by far the coolest thing to do in Puerto Plata. Led by a guide, you hike and swim your way up through the waterfalls, which are beautiful and quite a workout. Getting down is where the real adrenalin rush kicks in. You jump—often from as high as eight metres—into the pristine pools below.
Flights from Halifax. 1-2x Weekly from Feb. 29 to May 12, 2016.
Punta Cana, or “white palm point”, is one of the most popular all-inclusive resort destinations in the Dominican Republic. There are resorts and hotels at all price points, each offering a unique mix of relaxation, activities and delicious local fare. Golfers, pack your clubs! Punta Cana has 12 professional courses! Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, this destination is also popular with divers. If you’d rather go dolphin or shark watching, sign up for a catamaran excursion.
Flights from Halifax. 2-3x Weekly from Feb. 26 to May 13, 2016.
On any trip to Montego Bay, you hear reggae, dancehall and the sound of the waves in sweet succession. The city’s luminescent lagoon is worth seeing. As for shopping, try the local artisan markets or the high-end duty-free boutiques. Golf enthusiasts adore the 18-hole course located at the historic Rose Hall Plantation. Don’t expect to see much of the inside of your hotel room in Montego Bay. The most cosmopolitan of Jamaica’s resort towns, and home to some of the country’s best beaches, it has something for everyone from partiers to sun worshippers.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from March 12 to May 7, 2016.
Ah, the playa, the breathtaking sunsets, the salsa, the poolside cervezas, the clubs, the comfort of all-inclusive hotels… Fly away to Cancun if you want to enjoy all of this, but also if you’re a water sports and adventure junkie. Cancun’s turquoise Caribbean Sea is what dreams are made of. Palm trees, fine white sand, predictable weather, large beaches generally equipped with volleyball courts and bars. Visit the Coba archaeological site and discover the great Nohoch Mul pyramid. You can then visit the incredible natural reserve. Feeling more adventurous? Fly over the jungle on a zip line.
Flights from Halifax. 1-2x Weekly from Feb. 28 to May 12, 2016.
Flights may not be available on all days. Schedule subject to change.