Where is hot in January? Our guide to the top 10 destinations for winter sun will help you choose where to take your unforgettable January holiday. At loveholidays.com, our great-value all-inclusive holidays, late deals and low deposits make holidays affordable, so why not beat the winter blues this year and jet off to the sun!
January is the perfect month to visit the beautiful island of Barbados in the eastern Caribbean. Temperatures average 29°C, you can count on 9 hours of sunshine a day, almost no rainfall, and there’s just enough of a cool breeze to keep the air fresh. Ideal, then, for relaxing on the glorious white-sand beaches, taking a dip, and perhaps doing a bit of snorkelling and diving in the crystal-clear sea.
This fascinating archipelago off the coast of Africa makes for an idyllic holiday destination in January. Temperatures are a balmy 25°C and the sea is warm and inviting. Cape Verde’s beaches are stunningly beautiful, but the islands offer plenty of hiking and sightseeing if you like to combine your beach time with more active pursuits.
The Canary Islands make for a fantastic winter sun holiday. Temperatures average about 20°C, nudging up a degree or two if you choose a resort on the south of the islands. Playa Blanca, on the southern tip of Lanzarote, and Costa Adeje, in the south of Tenerife, are perennial favourites for some winter sun. You can expect an average of 7 hours of sunshine a day – more than enough to banish the winter blues! Fuerteventura is another blissful holiday destination, with long, lovely beaches and enchanting coves.
If you want plenty of nightlife and a wide choice of water sports, consider vibrant Cancún on the Riviera Maya for your January 2018 break. With temperatures at a tan-perfecting 30°C, a blissfully warm sea, low humidity and very little rainfall, January may well be the perfect month to visit! Relax on the white sand Caribbean beaches, go snorkelling, diving or sailing, and spend the evening sipping cocktails at one of the glamorous beach clubs.
Salsa rhythms, the crumbling beauty of Havana, tropical beaches…Cuba is an idyllic winter sun destination. January temperatures average around 22°C, although you can expect it to be much warmer during the day – about 27°C, for example, in the popular resort of Varadero. There are around 7 hours of sunshine a day, and very little rainfall – on average, it rains just 5 days during the whole month. You’ll definitely come home with a fabulous tan!
January may be the coolest month in Phuket, but temperatures still average a very appealing 30°C making it a fantastic time to visit. Humidity is low, there is little rainfall and the sea is warm and inviting. As well as the world-famous white-sand beaches, you can explore the beautiful coastline by boat, try your hand at a raft of water sports, or visit the enticing temples and street markets.
The perfect mix of beach escape and city break, Dubai offers glittering skyscrapers, giant malls, endless beaches and a stunning desert landscape to explore inland. In January, you can expect temperatures in the low- to mid-20s during the day – still warm enough to sunbathe, but not too hot to explore, and the evenings are refreshingly cool.
Goa’s breathtaking beaches, delicious local cuisine, beautiful towns and cities, verdant countryside and relaxed, laid-back vibe have long made it a top winter sun destination. In January, temperatures average 25°C, although daytime temperatures regularly reach 30°C, making it perfect for soaking up the sun or taking a dip in the ocean.
Tropical Mauritius enjoys warm weather all year round. January temperatures average a steamy 30°C, but this is also the island’s wettest month so you may encounter storms. However, these rarely last long, and you can still expect about 9 hours of gorgeous sunshine a day. Many visitors are drawn to Mauritius for the snorkelling and diving, and the waters are at their clearest during the December to March period.
January is a very pleasant time to visit the Maldives, a paradisiacal group of islands in the Indian Ocean. Temperatures, while at their lowest, are still a very inviting 27–29°C, there is very little rainfall, and plenty of daily sunshine. The myriad water sports on offer in the Maldives include snorkelling and diving, and you’ll find the sea in January is warm and inviting.