Beat the winter blues and chase the sunshine with a winter sun holiday that’s bound to make those colder months that bit more bearable.
There’s nothing better than soaking up the warm sunshine and leaving the cold weather behind you to sunbathe on powdery shores and take a dip in crystal-clear waters. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas escape or a New Year adventure, choose from our range of winter sun holidays for a luxury pick-me-up.
All you need to do is choose where in the world you’ll go this winter: will it be the sugary sands of Florida, reggae-infused Jamaica or tropical Mexico? Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of touring a far-flung destination such as Thailand?
For complete seclusion and a total detox, we recommend the stunning islands of the Maldives, or intoxicating Zanzibar where you’re guaranteed tropical climes and beautiful beaches.
If you’re looking for the perfect winter escape and to leave the cold, dark days behind you, look no further than the Maldives. A true tropical paradise, long, lazy days of sunshine, spa treatments and snorkelling await, all the while surrounded by stunning ocean views. This promises to be a winter sun holiday you won’t forget.
With year-round sunshine and plenty of family fun, Florida is the ideal winter sun spot for the whole family. From glamorous city breaks in Miami to a theme-park adventure in Orlando, what’s not to love? Leave winter misery behind and instead, indulge in world-class golf, amazing shopping and plenty of relaxing on the beach. What winter blues?
Bask in the gloriously high temperatures of Mauritius to take your mind off darker days: where white sandy shores meet sugar cane plains. Forget all about cold nights in: instead, swap the winter chills for Mauritian sunshine and relax on the tropical sands with a cocktail in hand. You’ll be the envy of those back at home.
Even in Thailand’s cooler months, you can expect soaring temperatures and clear blue skies in the Land of Smiles. Phuket in particular is ideal for topping up your tan over the festive period, or head to stunning Khao Lak, home to unspoilt natural beauty and hideaway bliss. Bangkok is also perfect for a winter getaway packed with excitement.
A popular choice with winter sun-seekers, Dubai’s desert climate is sure to beat those chilly, dark days back at home. Visit before Christmas for some extra-special festive shopping topped off with some water park thrills, or see in the New Year with a celebration like no other overlooking the famous Burj Khalifa. It doesn’t get much better.
Head to the serene beaches of Zanzibar for the ultimate escape and watch as the winter blues simply melt away. Twin your trip with an exhilarating safari adventure, or simply pack that book you’ve been meaning to read and recharge your batteries on the soft, white sands with the jungle landscape behind. What more could you want?
With its laidback attitude and glorious year-round weather, where better to spend the winter than in the Caribbean? From St Lucia to Jamaica, enjoy the golden-sand beaches, sip a cocktail (or two) and forget those dark, dreary mornings even exist with a winter sun holiday to make everyone back at home suitably jealous.
If it’s a festive party you’re looking for, we recommend Mexico; its coastline stays pleasantly warm throughout the winter and the party vibe lives on. Mexico is also ideal for those after a more cultural experience: swap Christmas mayhem for the Mayan ruins and feel a million miles away from reality. Who said the cooler months were miserable?