According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, traditionally 80 percent accurate in its seasonal weather forecasts, “this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation,” coining a new term describing the U.S. as the “Refriger-Nation.” With much of the U.S. already experiencing sub-zero temperatures, this prediction seems to be coming true!


Hilton Worldwide hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and Costa Rica are encouraging northerners to ditch their parkas for swimsuits and head south to warmer temperatures.


Two of the region’s stellar beachfront resorts in Puerto Rico or Barbados, where the average low is 74 degrees, offer a perfect escape from the cold.


Travelers can take in stunning views from all-oceanfront guest rooms at Hilton Barbados Resort.  Just minutes from Bridgetown and surrounded by two white-sand beaches, the resort features a sprawling pool complex, Kidz Paradise Club and the historic Charles Fort – part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.  Delta recently added direct flights twice weekly between Bridgetown and both JFK in New York, and Hartsfield Jackson International in Atlanta, making an escape to Barbados easier than ever.


Sun-seekers can catch some rays at Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, where no U.S. passport is required to travel. Set on a private peninsula with a secluded beach, Caribe Hilton is ideally situated between historic Old San Juan and the city’s contemporary Condado area.


More than 20 Hilton Worldwide hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and Costa Rica are offering great rates, some starting as low as US$99.


Happy to provide more information if you’re interested!


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