Is it just us, or does January got us like, oof.

The fun and cheery holidays have come and gone and have been replaced with days that are long, dark, and cold. We are lightyears away from feeling the sun's warm rays beat down upon us on the daily, and we are in desperate need of some Vitamin D.

The winter blues are a real thing people, and the only way to really beat them is to run away from them, literally. This is the perfect time to book a plane ticket, pack a suitcase and travel to a warm and sunny locale full of surf, sand and fancy, fruity cocktails.


The beach is calling, and we hear her loud and clear. The best part of a tropical getaway is shirking all responsibility for the week, hunkering down at some chill beach bar and forgetting our cares as we drown our toes in the sand and our stress in Mai Tais and Pina Coladas. If a beach bar is what you need to survive the remainder of the winter, then check out these five hotspots. They are total medicine.

The Shimmy Beach Club In Cape Town, South Africa

If you happen to be in Cape Town, South Africa, and in search of the perfect food and drink spot to spend an entire day while losing track of time, then The Shimmy Beach Club is where you need to go. Patrons dine and drink with the ocean in front of them, and the Table Mountains to their back. Once night falls, and the day drinking has come to a close, try and catch a second wind, because this place gets hopping at night. It is literally an endless party at The Shimmy. This bar is not for the newbies. You'll have to have a bit of a Ph.D. in Beach Bar Partying to hang here. It's definitely a treat for all of the senses.

La Plancha In Bali Is Everything

There is no actual part of Bali that will make you regret vacationing here. The whole county is just pure magic. If you do ever get the opportunity to experience all that Bali has to offer, make sure and stop into La Plancha and grab a beer and a view. Set on the white sand beaches, La Plancha is brightly colored, welcoming, and cozy. Giant beachy bean bags will be calling your name as you nestle in with your drink and watch the sun dance on the pristine ocean waters. This place is a must for those touring Bali.

Lola’s, Playa Avellana, Costa Rica

Lola's is where world travelers stop to take in the sights and smells of the little wonder spot known as Costa Rica. Here you really will be living Pura Vida. Costa Rica is full of off the beaten path beach bars that serve up food and drinks that you will never be able to get out of your head. Pull up a chair, or sway in a hammock as you sip on a fresh fruit cocktail. People here are about as chill as they come, so there is no need to get in, rush through your food, and drink and get on out. The Costa Ricans appreciate the slow and casual love of life.

Ocean, palm trees, local kindness and generosity, and a true appreciation for the environment make Costa Rica a special place to spend a winter vacation.

Chill Beach Bar And Grill In Curacao

This is everything that a beach bar should be. It's colorful, relaxed, full of your favorite foods and drinks, and packed with hammocks and relaxed seating arrangements. After settling in here, it's going to be hard to pull yourself away. When it comes to island living and easing your cares away, this is the place that you will want to do it in. No one is leaving here with a lick of stress, that's for sure.

Panormos Beach Bar – Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece is a dream getaway, and the Panormos Beach Bar will make travelers wonder why in the heck they don't call home, send for their dog, and just move home base over here. The atmosphere At Panormos is relaxed, so wear a shirt, or not, whatever. Plop down on a giant sand pillow, close your eyes and listen to the waves lap the shores or vibe out to the local band play soothing jazz tunes. When you awake, order up a burger and a cocktail and be grateful that you were lucky enough to ever find this place, because this is actually paradise people.