It’s that time of year: We’re officially past the solstice—meaning some winter sun is most definitely in order. Here, find the best places to visit this winter for a much-needed hit of vitamin D.

Dominican Republic

Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the sole Relais & Châteaux property in the Dominican Republic, is an exclusive beachfront hotel on the white sands of Punta Cana, making it the ideal winter getaway. Go snorkeling in the wonders of the Caribbean Sea, embark on a zip-line eco-tour, or set sail on a catamaran into the sunset. The resort and beach club also boasts an equestrian center, tennis courts, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Punta Espada, an 18-hole par-72 golf course. 

Seeking a wellness retreat? Eden Roc’s “Lifestyle” program beckons with Natura Bissé spa treatments, fitness classes, and serene activities like meditation, hypnosis, and beekeeping. When night falls, have drinks at Riva Bar with live piano music, and then dinner at La Palapa, perched on the oceanfront point. Plus, amid all that opulence, this sanctuary remains family-friendly: Enjoy complimentary bikes, culinary and mocktail-making classes, and a cinema night, among an endless list of other amenities. 

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