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From Green Palm Trees to Pink Flamingos: Booking.com Presents Five Tropical Styled Stays to Escape the Winter Blues

According to Pinterest trends for this year, 2024 is all about the tropical getaway. Associated with happiness, the tropical kitsch decor trend is an iconic style for those looking to ‘escape’ the cold winter weather and get into a vacation mode. With almost a quarter (21%)* of global travelers looking to relax on the beach or by the pool during their vacation in 2024, we share five stays around the world that embody this larger-than-life tropical style next to the water. From pink plastic flamingos, vibrant palm trees and tropical motifs, to colors that clash and plenty of kitsch, these stays will instantly transport travelers into tropical vacay mode. 

Tropical Hotel St Barth, Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy

Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tropical Hotel St Barth is just a short walk away from Saint-Jean beach in the capital of Saint Barthelemy, Gustavia, on the western coast of the island. Known for its stunning scenery, Saint Barthelemy, St Barth in short, is home to white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and beautiful natural landscapes. Combining elements of Art Deco, mid-century style and tropical aesthetics, this hotel offers an unique island experience thanks to the playful tropical motifs in bright bold colors, and the lush greenery. By mixing elements like palm trees, flamingos and birds, in the shades of turquoise, pink, bright yellow and green, this stay creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere to escape the daily routine.

Flamingo, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Boasting a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and surrounded by lots of greenery, Flamingo is a stunning hotel situated in Gili Trawangan, an island in the northwest coast of Lombok. Decorated with bright colors that create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, and each of the rooms furnished with furniture made of natural textures and materials like bamboo and bold pictures on the walls that evoke a sense of fun and playfulness. Highly endorsed by Booking.com travelers for snorkeling, beach and relaxation, Gili Trawangan has a variety of activities like snorkeling with turtles, horseback riding and Indonesian cooking classes

Salt of Palmar, Mauritius, a Member of Design Hotels, Belle Mare, Mauritius

Salt of Palmar, Mauritius is an adult-only boutique hotel, set on the white sandy beach of Palmar on the east coast of the island. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the property offers a range of activities to promote wellness and relaxation, including massage treatments, guided tours in the nearby forest and meditation sessions. The resort’s characteristic design with vibrant colors, modern aesthetics and palm trees creates a tropical, stylish experience. Highly endorsed by Booking.com travelers for sandy beaches, relaxation and friendly people, Belle Mare can be explored by speedboat or catamaran. Either way travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy the island’s blue turquoise crystal clear water and get to snorkel and discover the magical world of the reefs.

Tropicana Ibiza Suites - Adults Only, Ibiza, Spain

Featuring a palette of bold colors like pink, green and yellow throughout its indoor and outdoor spaces, Tropicana Ibiza Suites is a beautiful property in the resort town of Playa d’en Bossa. A brightly colored pronged-legged flamingo welcomes all guests in a retro style environment, reflecting the fun spirit of Ibiza. With Ibiza being highly endorsed by Booking.com travelers for nightlife and restaurants, staying at this property means that guests will be close to some of the world’s most famous clubs with famous DJs from all over the world performing. After a day socializing or relaxing under the Spanish sun by the pool, guests can rent a car to discover the island and enjoy one of the many exciting experiences Ibiza has to offer. From beach yoga at Sant Antoni de Portmany, on the North central coast of Ibiza to a private catamaran cruise trip in Formentera & Espalmador

Pelican Hotel, Miami Beach, United States

Set in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, Pelican Hotel has an electric and vintage decor with each room being inspired by a movie theme. The wallpapers of lush tropical vegetation and the bamboo furniture in the Deluxe queen Suite create an indoor jungle feel. Housed in a classic Art Deco building the property owes its vintage feeling to a famous  Italian fashion giant that designed it, making it ideal for travelers looking for something beyond the ordinary. Travelers looking for discover the surrounding area can rent a car and enjoy different experiences like a wildlife-spotting tour of Everglades National Park via airboat or a tour on the streets of the Wynwood Art District on a golf cart to get up close to creative graffiti.

*Travel Predictions 2024 research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total, 27,730 respondents across 33 countries and territories were polled (including 1008 from Argentina, 1012 from Australia, 505 from Austria, 1001 from Belgium, 1002 from Brazil, 1009 from Canada, 1009 from China, 1002 from Colombia, 508 from Croatia, 504 from Denmark, 1011 from France, 1011 from Germany, 1016 from Hong Kong, 1004 from India, 510 from Ireland, 504 from Israel, 1014 from Italy, 1004 from Japan, 1009 from Mexico, 1014 from The Netherlands, 1015 from New Zealand, 500 from Portugal, 502 from Singapore, 1010 from South Korea, 1009 from Spain, 502 from Sweden, 507 from Switzerland, 504 from Taiwan, 1003 from Thailand, 502 from the UAE, 1007 from the UK, 1005 from the US and 1007 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in July 2023.