Escape the Cold At These Hidden Island Getaways

You’ve probably been daydreaming about a beach getaway lately. This is the time of year when everyone wants palm trees, strong cocktails and a warm breeze. And when you factor in the recent record-breaking temperatures we’ve experienced in the northeast, it’s fair to assume that you, your co-workers and pretty much every single person you see on the street would rather be on the beach right now. Which is exactly why you should think twice…do you really want to share your beach vacation with half of your office?

Instead of booking that same ol’ beach vacation, consider something different this winter. Click through our slideshow above for five warm-weather, hidden island escapes that offer secluded beaches, uncrowded restaurants, gorgeous sunsets and plenty of warm breezes. Sayonara, polar vortex