Quick Island Getaways

Quick Island Getaways

Quick Island Getaways
Kauai Visitors Bureau
Quick Island Getaways
Kauai Visitors Bureau
These five island getaways make for easy winter escapes from major U.S. hubs.

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Antigua

Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: 27
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights:
5
Flight Time:
3 to 5 hours
Ongoing airport upgrades have made flying to this West Indies isle more efficient. Stay at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa (all-inclusive; $$$$), just 20 minutes from the airport, where thatched-roof cottages come with private plunge pools.

Providenciales, Turks, and Caicos

Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: ~60
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights:
7
Flight Time:
1 1/2 to 4 hours
Next month, Delta launches nonstops to Providenciales from JFK and Boston. The all-suite Regent Palms ($$$), on Grace Bay Beach, is our pick for families: kids under 12 stay for free.

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Aruba

Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: 95
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights:
12
Flight Time:
2 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours
Set just off the coast of Venezuela, this island may seem far away, but it’s an easy jaunt—especially from the East. With two pools, a powdery beach, and a 24-hour casino, the 320-room Ritz-Carlton ($$$$) is the island’s new grande dame.

Sanibel Island, Fla.

Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: ~1,000
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights:
37
Flight Time:
1 to 3 1/2 hours
An increasing number of flights are heading to Fort Myers, 23 miles from this barrier island. Fresh off a redo, the 1895 Island Inn ($$) is full of Old Florida charm (shell-inlaid tables; screened porches).

Kauai

Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: 15
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights:
9
Flight Time:
5 1/2 to 7 hours
Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop from San Diego means even more West Coasters can fly to Kauai and check in to the St. Regis Princeville Resort ($$$) by the afternoon. Hike the rugged coast or snorkel off the resort’s quiet beach. 

Our Experts: For suggestions, we tapped several warm-weather specialists from our T+L A-List of top travel advisors: Julia P. Douglas, Jessica Griscavage, Margie Hand, and Kimberly Wilson Wetty.

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000

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