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 Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, or Florida, USA. With non-stop service from Halifax throughout the winter season – and US customs pre-clearance – planning your vacation is a summer’s breeze.
Check out these special winter season non-stop flights.
Welcome to Grand Bahama, a tropical playground of thrilling attractions, gourmet dining, authentic markets, boutique shopping, and all the land and water activities this Caribbean gem has to offer. Natural landscapes and stunning coral reefs make Grand Bahama a great choice for adventure-seekers, and eco-tourists, while high-quality courses make this a golfer’s paradise. This island in the Bahamas offers affordable family vacations, romantic holidays, relaxing retreats and last minute group getaways for all ages.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly Friday from Feb. 12 to May 13, 2016.
Cayo Coco is an island of about 17 kms in length, connected to the mainland by a man-made roadway. The primary attraction of this small paradise is the spectacular beach and the breathtaking scenery. The whole island is an environmentally protected area, home to the largest colony of pink flamingos in the world. A coral reef more than 10 kms in length runs along one side of the island. Since the reef is only 10-30 meters below the surface, one can see an amazing variety of colourful fish with minimal effort. Special trails dedicated to hiking and cycling are also available for those looking for some land activities.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from Jan. 20 to May 11, 2016.
Pristine beaches and azure waters line the coastline of Guardalavaca; one of the province of Holguin’s many beaches. Located approximately 50 kilometres from the capital city of Holguin, Guardalavaca offers visitors a stunning beach setting along a 1,200 meter long bank of the Cuban seashore. Legend states that the area of Guardalavaca was a favourite place for pirates and buccaneers due to the isolation and low population. The resort area offers visitors a secluded tropical setting is an ideal place for those who want to get away from it all.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from Feb. 16 to May 10, 2016.
Cayo Santa Maria (Santa Clara)
For rest, relaxation and tranquility retreat to the idyllic and beautiful destination of Cayo Santa Maria. This small tropical island is located north of Cuba.
It is linked to the mainland by a 48-kilometer causeway. Its northern shore features a handful of resorts and hotels, and boasts 11 kilometers of glorious beach and sparkling coastline. Cayo Santa Maria reflects the rich culture and diverse history of Cuba. Activities and tours are available; however, Cayo Santa Maria truly beckons you to lounge in the sun, unwind as you beach comb, or scuba dive in turquoise waters amidst colourful tropical fish. This peaceful island provides the ultimate setting for relaxation and revitalization.
Flights from Halifax. 2x Weekly from Jan. 28 to May 12, 2016.
Varadero has to have one of the finest beaches in the entire Caribbean. No need to search for the perfect spot, since Varadero is located on some 20 kms of white powdery sand that makes up the Peninsula de Hicacos. The Parqui Nacional Cienaga de Zapata is a 300 square km area that has been dedicated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Those who are lucky may catch a manguari, which has the body of a fish and the head of a crocodile. Cubans love music, and you should try to find some local groups who perform live outside the confines of the hotel strip.
Flights from Halifax. 1-4x Weekly from Jan. 14 to May 14, 2016.
“Friendly City”, Montego Bay is the tourist capital of Jamaica. Known for its bustling and lively scene and its vibrant culture, Montego Bay and the hospitable locals warmly welcome visitors. Discover historical sites that tell stories of Spanish conquests, revolutions, and pirate treasures, and learn about the legendary past of this fascinating city. Bathe in the healing mineral springs and crystal clear waters of Montego Bay’s famous Doctor’s Cave Beach. Make sure to check out the “Hip Strip” where you will find an abundance of shops, unique boutiques, craft markets, restaurants, cafes, night clubs and more. The city is hopping all day and night, making sure the fun never stops in Montego Bay.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from Jan. 25 to May 9, 2016.
Resolve to discover the culture, sights, and sounds of Cancun, Mexico this year! Whether you wish to engage in water sports, visit ancient ruins, enjoy a romantic dinner cruise, splash around with the kids, or simply relax in paradise, Cancun vacations offer something for everyone. Soak up sun-kissed days and exciting nights with your best buds, family, or your main squeeze on your Cancun vacation.
Flights from Halifax. 1-2x Weekly from Jan. 24 to May 15, 2016.
The dream destination for tiny tots and even excited parents, central Florida is best known for its theme parks, mainly Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Wet n’ Wild. Central Florida is also home to many of the state’s most charming small towns, and natural conservation areas. Canadians often choose neighbouring Kissimmee as a base from which to explore the many area’s attractions. North up the coast is Jacksonville, a popular destination with charming neighbourhoods, perfectly restored historic buildings, a great gastronomic scene, and beautiful beaches.
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from Feb. 17 to April 28, 2016.
A longtime favourite of Canadian beach lovers, this area is a magnet for sunseekers who love this sunny welcome and warm, casual hospitality of the west coast. The beaches are amongst the best in the country! Attractions include the Salvador Dali Museum, Sunken Gardens, and of course tracking the progress of the Toronto Blue Jays at their spring training games in Dunedin Stadium!
Flights from Halifax. 1x Weekly from Feb. 17 to May 11, 2016.
Flights may not be available on all days. Schedule subject to change.