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These five island getaways make for easy winter escapes from major U.S. hubs.
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; $$$$), just 20 minutes from the airport, where thatched-roof cottages come with private plunge pools.
Providenciales, Turks, and CaicosWeekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: ~60 U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights: 7 Flight Time: 1 1/2 to 4 hours
Next month, Delta launches nonstops to Providenciales from JFK and Boston. The all-suite Regent Palms ($$$), on Grace Bay Beach, is our pick for families: kids under 12 stay for free.
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.
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