As the days get shorter, do you find yourself in Newfoundland and dreaming of that sun and warm water seaside vacation? If so, you’re not alone. There’s nothing better than a hot winter escape to kindle your internal fire and get you revved up for the holidays.
SEASIDE, SUNSHINE, AND WARM WATER
This year, some of the destinations on your shortlist may seem further than ever before, and if you’re an avid traveller, those itchy feet are yearning for some adventure right now. With Christmas right around the corner, many of us are pondering Atlantic Bubble winter getawayoptions.
IT’S OK TO BE PICKY
You’re right to be discerning when it comes to travel, especially right now. Contactless services, private amenities, and super clean are top on everyone’s mind these days. Even if you love bumping elbows with others, this isn’t the year for big pool parties and hotel breakfast buffets. This is the time to be choosy, and some of the best choices are closer to home than you thought was possible.
CHOOSE CONTACTLESS CHECK-IN AND PRIVATE OUTDOOR ENTRANCE SUITES
Private guesthouses and boutique hotels like Whale House Guest House offer some of the best mini-vacations in the Atlantic Bubble. Contactless self-check-in and private entrance outdoor suites mean you can breathe easy. Suites have private hot tubs on seaside decks overlooking the ocean and marine ecological reserve. Suites are super clean, hot tubs are totally private, and the vibes are great. Best of all, Whale House is a short drive from downtown St. John’s, which means you spend less time travelling and more time enjoying. No jet lag, no public interactions, and no fuss. Just show up, enter a key code to access your private retreat, enjoy, and tell all your friends.
WINTER ADVENTURES ON THE EAST COAST TRAIL
Looking for a little bit of outdoor adventure and exploration? Whale House is located next to the East Coast Trail and Tinkers Point Coastal Path, a great place for hiking, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing. The trail is accessible directly from Whale House and is rated as easy. You can take in the first section and go as far as you like or you can plan a day trip and walk around Tinker’s Point itself, connecting the coastal communities of Mobile, Tors Cove, and Cribbies Meadow.
Enjoying the bubbling bliss of a coastal stargazing hot tub while snow falls softly is an amazing feeling that should be experienced by everyone. Away from the glare of St. John’s city lights, stars, and stripes of constellations light up the night sky, a stargazer paradise. Located next to Fork Restaurant, one of the best-reviewed restaurants in Newfoundland, and walking distance to a wine shop and corner store means excellent food and drink are never in short supply. With several local take-out and restaurant options within a 5-minute radius, eating, drinking, and being merry has never been easier. Experience the best, share it with that special someone, and treat yourself.
Whale House Guest House offers luxury boutique private suites with outdoor hot tubs overlooking humpback whale feeding grounds. Located next to the east coast trail in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, just 30 min from downtown St. John’s.