The epic snowfall in October gave us a taste of what's in store this winter, and you can bet your bottom dollar that we'll be trading in our snow boots for a pair of flipflops when the arctic cold gets to be too much to handle. Lucky for us, Starwood Caribbean Hotels & Resorts are making it easy-- with a swell "Retreat to the Heat" offer that hands out a free night, a resort credit (ranging from $75 to $250), and a room upgrade (based on availability). Take a peek at some of the participating hotels below and start dreaming about your winter getaway. (Psst. What a great Christmas gift!) The offer is available for booking now through December 15, 2011 for travel through January 31, 2012, and blackout dates do apply.
* Aruba: The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
* Grand Cayman:The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman
* St. Maarten: The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
* U.S. Virgin Islands: The Westin St. John Resort & Villas